For the first time in six years the Camping World Truck Series headed back to Darlington Raceway for a Saturday night fight under the lights.
Just prior to the start of the race Timothy Peters earned the pole and was looking to finally break back into victory lane.
The night started rough for Kenny Schrader who had a battery issue before he even took the green. They would have to start at the rear of the field but two early cautions allowed them to pit and get out sequence ad try and take advantage of the early cautions.
The race took on a long green flag run early and it was Ron Hornaday who moved from seventh to second but Peters once again looked in control early.
Caution waved for debris and the trucks hit pit road for adjustments and tires. Hornaday took the lead off of pit road.
Short time later Jason White saw his lap over on lap 58 with an engine failure. The caution waved and the leaders did not pit as they cleaned up the track.
On the restart Hornaday was able to hold of Peters who made contact with Todd Bodine. Bodine began to lose multiple positions after losing momentum. Peters went from second to sixth after dominating the first 50 laps.
Caution waved on lap 75 for TJ Bell when he cut a tire and hit the wall hard.
Different pit strategies mixed up the field with two and four tire stops and some fuel only.
On lap 84 Ricky Carmichael went for a wild ride that did not bring out a caution. As that happened Bodine took second from Hornaday, but then Hornaday took it right back.
Caution waved on lap 91 when Donny Lia cut a tire and hit the wall hard. Some of the leaders hit pit road as they were in there windows.
Dillon was in the lead but Bodine was hunting for the lead when Mario Gosselin on lap 97 hit the inside wall hard. He collected Carmichael in the wreck who also hit the wall nearly head on.
ON the caution only a couple drivers hit pit road including leader Dillon and Matt Crafton. Both were done for the night on pit road while everyone else would still have to pit.
With 42 laps to go Justin Lofton and Brian Ickler were racing when Lofton got loose and took out Skinner who was trying to dodge Lofton’s truck.
David Starr was also involved but suffered minimal damage.
Bodine looked like he was in control until caution waved for Ickler who after bouncing off the wall twice cut a tire and saw his promising finish go for nothing.
Bodine was in control even though they had not pitted since lap 79. The front runners were confident they could make it to the finish.
Bodine had enough fuel and made it two in a row in CWTS. Peters would come home second after starting on the pole.
The rest of the top 10 were Peters, Hornaday, Johnny Sauter, Dillon, Crafton, Buescher Stacy Compton, Aric Almriola and Schrader.
Next week the series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway, Wednesday night at 7:30 ET on SPEED.