Lights out at Phoenix ... Truck race delayed

Major power outage in Phoenix' West Valley delays start of Lucas Oil 150.

AVONDALE, Ariz. -- The Camping World Truck Series race was on hold following a major power outage in the West Valley region of Phoenix.

The two Arizona Public Service sub-stations that feed the power line into Phoenix International Raceway went down just prior to the scheduled 8:30pm (EST)

"Our plan is to race tonight," said NASCAR spokesman David Higdon. "We're going to give our fans what they deserve - which is try to run."

Drivers were called to their trucks just before 10pm. The race commenced with a bit of a stumble as multiple trucks collided deep in the back, before even taking the green flag.

The last power outage at a NASCAR truck event was at Gateway Motorsports Park on July 15, 2010.

UPDATE: The track went dark once again with just 24 laps remaining, causing a red flag. Officials decided to call the race, making Erik Jones the winner.

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