Date: November 16, 2018
Event: NCWTS 200 (Race 23 of 23)
Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS)
Location: Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway (1.5-mile oval)
Format: Three Segments; 30 laps/30 laps/74 laps
Start/Finish: 14th / 11th (running, completed 134 of 134 laps)
Race Winner: Brett Moffitt of Hattori Racing (Toyota)
2018 Champion: Brett Moffitt of Hattori Racing (Toyota)
Harrison Burton made his second intermediate-track start of his career Friday night at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway. Although it wasn’t the finish he wanted, Burton ran every lap and learned a lot which he can use next season when he returns to Kyle Busch Motorsports to compete for the 2019 championship.
Stage One Recap:
- Burton started 14th in his DEX Imaging Tundra.
- In the first 30-lap stage, Burton worked his way up to 11th.
- He pitted for four tires and fuel on lap 32.
Stage Two Recap:
- Burton restarted the second stage in ninth place.
- He told the team his DEX Imaging Tundra was tight center and free off the corners.
- He was 14th on lap 60 when the second stage ended and pitted for four tires and an air pressure adjustment.
Stage Three Recap:
- Burton was 10th to start the final 74-lap stage of the race.
- Without any cautions in the final stage, the field began to cycle through green-flag pit stops around lap 100.
- Burton pitted on lap 101 for his final four tires and fuel and was 12th once everyone had come to pit road.
- He worked his way up to 11th where he finished the race.
Harrison Burton, driver of the No. 51 DEX Imaging Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports:
Talk about your race tonight:
“It was not quite what we wanted. We struggled a little bit with overall speed. We were a little tight in the center, a little free up off – we were kind of all over the place with that, going tight and loose. I was trying to find the balance and tell the guys what to do. I’m just bummed out. I came here with high expectations and didn’t quite meet them. I definitely learned a lot – it’s an awesome race track. It’s probably one of my favorite tracks I run now. It’s so much fun with all the different grooves. Running all the way up by the wall, or all the way down by the bottom. It’s a fun place. I’m really thankful to have the opportunity to come here and race this DEX Imaging Tundra to learn and get ready for next year.”
NCWTS 200 Recap:
- Brett Moffitt won the race and the championship followed by Grant Enfinger, KBM’s Noah Gragson, Stewart Friesen and Sheldon Creed rounded out the top-five finishers.
- The race featured two cautions for a total of 12 laps. There were 10 lead changes among seven drivers. KBM’s Gragson led 34.
How Burton’s KBM Teammates Fared:
- Todd Gilliland, driver of the No. 4 Toyota, finished 13th
- Noah Gragson, driver of the No. 18 Toyota, finished 3rd
NCWTS Owner Championship Standings:
The No. 51 team finished the season seventh in the Truck Series Owner’s Championship Standings.