NCWTS: Youth Has Served Notice but Experience Wins Out
After more than a month off the track, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series was back on the track with the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway. After the great racing from Daytona anticipation was high that this race would live up expectations. And boy did it.
With the youngest front row in history comprised of Jeb Burton and Darrell Wallace JR the stage was set for the young ‘uns to show the vets what they’re made of. Other youngsters in the field today included Erik Jones, Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott.
Burton lead a race high 154 laps but not without some controversy as he spun Ron Hornaday to take the lead on lap 104 after losing it to Hornaday just a lap earlier from Kevin Harvick.
As the caution flag came out for the 11th time, Burton was leading Johnny Sauter. As they restarted with 17 laps left, Sauter took the lead with his teammate Matt Crafton taking over the second spot.
And so it ends with Johnny Sauter winning his second race in a row followed by Matt Crafton then Jeb Burton.
With all the rookies in the field, I’m sure there was some trepidation among the veterans about how the race would go but the rookies put on a good show and put everyone on notice that they are a force to be reckoned with hopefully for long time to come.
That being said, in the end the veterans showed the young guys that they are still on top.