Reddick robs Jones of victory in Truck race at Dover

Tyler Reddick earned his second-career NASCAR Trucks victory Friday.

Tyler Reddick claimed his second-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in his 23rd-career start Friday, claiming victory in the Lucas Oil 200 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. Daniel Suarez finished second, Erik Jones was third, Daniel Hemrick fourth and Matt Crafton rounded out the top-five.

"Man, Tyler just did a great job today," crew chief Doug Randolph said. "Tough race track. He was patient all day."

Reddick took the lead for the final time when he got by Jones with seven laps to go. He maintained the position while Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Suarez and Jones battled for runner-up honors.

"I'm proud of everyone at Kyle Busch Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing," Suarez said after the best result of his career. "They build very fast race cars."

For Jones, it was the third-consecutive race of seeing a win slip away after running out of fuel while leading at Kansas Speedway and then dominating before getting passed by Kasey Kahne on the final lap a week ago at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

"We'll win one soon," Jones said. "We keep getting better every week."

Blaney led the early laps of the race, but lost it by pitting while several front runners stayed out during a caution on lap 33.

The first half of the race was filled with accidents. The yellow flag waved a total of eight times throughout the 200-lap event, with six of those cautions coming in the first 100 laps.

"Definitely, when we get a string of cautions, intensity just ratchets up," Reddick said. "We just had to bide our time until everything got single file."

Sixth through 10th place finishers included Ben Kennedy, Blaney, Brandon Jones, Johnny Sauter and Tyler Young.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Event Dover
Track Dover International Speedway
Drivers Tyler Reddick
Teams Brad Keselowski Racing
Article type Race report