Date: June 2, 2017
Event: Bar Harbor 200 (Race 6 of 23)
Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Location: Dover International Speedway (One-mile)
Format: Three Stages; 45 laps/45 laps/110 laps
Start/Finish: 10th/13th (running, completed 198 of 200 laps)
Winner: Johnny Sauter of GMS Racing (Chevrolet)
In only his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race of the 2017 season, Harrison Burton finished 13thin Friday’s Bar Harbor 200 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. The Monster Mile proved to be a test, but Burton made moves to keep himself in a favorable position throughout the 200-lap race.
First Stage Recap:
- When the green flag dropped, Burton started his No. 51 DEX Imaging Toyota Tundra from the 10th position
- Burton made a trip down pit road for four fresh tires when the second caution flag flew, but a penalty on pit road resulted in him restarting the race from the back of the pack in the 20th position
- Burton was scored 17th when the stage ended
Second Stage Recap:
- Burton started the second stage 10th but quickly raced his way to seventh
- The 16-year-old continued to learn the track and make changes to his Toyota Tundra and ended the stage in the seventh position
Third Stage Recap:
- After staying out on the track when the Second Stage ended, the No. 51 Tundra started the last stage of the 200-lap race from the third position
- Burton and the No. 51 race team made a green-flag pit stop on Lap 156, but after an untimely caution the rookie finished the race 13th and two laps down
HARRISON BURTON, driver of the No. 51 DEX Imaging Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports:
How was your race?
“It was a lot of fun.. It was great to get back in the No. 51 Tundra. Just bummed out because we had a really good truck and I had to come in and pit under green flag and then then caution came out and bit us in the butt, but really, really proud of my guys. We worked really hard all weekend and they dealt with me learning a lot and not really being the best out there in the beginning and then slowly getting better, so really, really proud of them and really proud of our effort even though the finish doesn’t show what we deserve. I know that we came out here and gave it our all and that’s all you can hope for.”
Bar Harbor 200 Recap:
- Johnny Sauter collected his first NCWTS win of 2017 and the 14th of his career. Kaz Grala finished 0.270 seconds behind his GMS Racing teammate in the runner-up position. Grant Enfinger finished third, while Ben Rhodes and Austin Cindric rounded out the top-five finishers.
- The race featured eight cautions for a total of 43 laps. There were five lead changes among five drivers. Bell failed to lead a lap for the first time this season.
How Burtons’s KBM Teammates Fared:
- Noah Gragson, driver of the No. 18 Toyota, finished ninth
- Christopher Bell, driver of the No. 4 Toyota, finished 25th
- Todd Gilliland, driver of the No. 46 Toyota, finished 20th
NCWTS Owner Championship Standings:
The No. 51 Toyota Racing team remains third in the Truck Series Owner Championship Standings.
Myatt Snider will pilot the No. 51 Louisiana Hot Sauce Toyota Tundra for the second time this season when the Truck Series races on Friday, June 9 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Live coverage of the winstargamingonline.com 400 begins with the NCWTS Setup Show at 7:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.