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Results of Truck race at Pocono

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Brandon Jones passed Sheldon Creed on the final lap to win Sunday’s Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway.

Austin Hill finished second and was followed by Creed, Todd Gilliland and Ben Rhodes.

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In the points standings, Austin Hill leads. He has a 51-point advantage on Ben Rhodes, who is second.

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Brandon Jones wins wreck-filled Truck race at Pocono

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Brandon Jones passed Sheldon Creed in the Tunnel Turn on the final lap to win Sunday’s Gander RV & Outdoors Truck race at Pocono Raceway.

Creed took the lead on the next-to-last lap off a restart, going between Jones and Austin Hill. Jones and Creed battled side by side on the final lap through Turn 1 and entering the Tunnel Turn before Jones pulled ahead and went on to score his first series win in his 46th career start.

Hill finished second and was followed by Creed, Todd Gilliland and Ben Rhodes.

MORE: Race results, driver points report

The 60-lap race was slowed by a track record-tying nine cautions.

Christian Eckes, seeking his first series win, was among the victims in the race. He crashed while leading with 12 laps to go when a tire went down. He finished 33rd.

The race saw three cautions and two red flags in the first 13 laps. Reigning series champion Matt Crafton was collected in a crash on the first corner of the first lap. He finished last. Crafton entered the race one point out of what would be the final playoff spot.

STAGE 1 WINNER: Sheldon Creed

STAGE 2 WINNER: Sheldon Creed

WHO HAD A GOOD RACE: Austin Hill, who finished second, scored his seventh consecutive top-10 result but remains winless this season. … Sheldon Creed, who finished a season-best third, won both stages and scored his first top-10 finish in the past three races. … Todd Gilliland placed fourth for his best result of the year. … Ben Rhodes finished fifth for his best run of the season.

WHO HAD A BAD RACE: Matt Crafton finished last after he was collected in Codie Rohrbaugh‘s crash on the first corner of the first lap. Rohrbaugh finished 39th. … Raphael Lessard hit the grass in Turn 3 and shot up into the wall and in Austin Wayne Self‘s path on the sixth lap. Lessard finished 37th. Self finished 38th. … Ty Majeski, running third, blocked Grant Enfinger and wrecked on the 12th lap. Majeski placed 36th.

NOTABLE: Kyle Busch Motorsports scored its 78th career Truck win. Thirteen drivers have accounted for those victories.

NEXT: The series races at 6 p.m. ET July 11 at Kentucky Speedway on FS1.

Results, standings after Miami Truck race

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After having being penalized for a pre-race inspection infraction, Kyle Busch roared back through the pack and eventually into victory lane with his Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series win Saturday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

MORE: Kyle Busch overcomes penalties to win Miami Truck race

Busch held off Tyler Ankrum, Ross Chastain, Chase Elliott and Johnny Sauter to earn the 58th Truck Series win of his NASCAR career.

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Austin Hill remains No. 1 in the standings, Christian Eckes climbs from sixth to second [44 points behind Hill], followed by Grant Enfinger and Ben Rhodes [both -48] and Todd Gilliland [-61] climbed five places to fifth place.

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Starting lineup for Saturday’s Truck race in Miami

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Austin Hill starts on the pole for Saturday night’s Truck race at Miami, but he will have Kyle Busch next to him on the front row.

Grant Enfinger starts third and is followed by rookie Christian Eckes and Ben Rhodes. Chase Elliott will start 16th in the 39-truck field.

Saturday morning, it was announced team owner Ray Ciccarelli will drive the No. 49 truck.

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NASCAR Truck Series at Miami

Race Time: 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday

Track: Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Florida (1.5-mile speedway)

Length: 134 laps, 201 miles

Stages: Stage 1 ends on Lap 30. Stage 2 ends on Lap 60.

TV coverage: FS1

Radio: Motor Racing Network (also SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Streaming: Fox Sports app (subscription required); and SiriusXM for audio (subscription required)

Next Cup race: Sunday at Miami (267 laps, 400.5 miles), 3:30 p.m. ET on Fox

Next Xfinity race: Saturday at Miami (167 laps, 250.5 miles), 3:30 p.m. ET on FS1

Results, standings after Atlanta Truck race

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Grant Enfinger was fourth when the final restart began, but rallied to take the green-white-checker win Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Enfinger passed eventual runner-up Austin Hill on the final lap to take the checkered flag. It was a heartbreaking loss for Hill, who appeared headed to a win, leading by 4.5 seconds left, when Chase Elliott spun with three laps to go in regulation time.

MORE: Grant Enfinger wins Atlanta Truck race with last lap pass of Austin Hill

It was Enfinger’s fourth career Truck Series win and his second this season. He began the year with a win at Daytona. He is also the only Truck Series regular to win a race this season. The other two races were won by Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott.

Johnny Sauter, whose No. 13 truck was originally scored 17th, was disqualified after failing post-race inspection due to what NASCAR termed “a race tire violation” in a statement.

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Even though he finished second, Hill remains atop the Truck Series point standings with a 21-point lead over Zane Smith. Brett Moffitt and Enfinger are tied for third, 31 points behind Hill, while Ben Rhodes (-35) is fifth.

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