Brett Moffitt wins at Chicagoland for 2nd straight season

Brett Moffitt wins at Chicagoland for 2nd straight season

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Brett Moffitt won the NASCAR Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway for the second year Friday night, building a big lead for his second victory of the season.

And this time the defending series champion got to celebrate with a burnout in the No. 24 GMS Chevrolet.

Two weeks ago in Iowa, Moffitt was declared the winner when first-place finisher Ross Chastain was disqualified after his truck was found to be too low in a postrace inspection.

Moffitt has nine career victories in the series — eight since the beginning of last season.

Brandon Jones was second, 3.950 seconds back on the 1 1/2-mile oval.

Stewart Friesen was third for his seventh top-five finish of the season. Harrison Burton was fourth, and pole-setter Austin Hill completed the top five.

Jones got past Grant Enfinger on the final lap of Stage 1, and Enfinger held off Jones to take the second stage. Ben Rhodes, who entered the night fourth in the series standings, had engine issues on the first lap and did not finish for the third time this season.

Updated : 2021-03-08 10:42 GMT+08:00