NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
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Kristen Daisy Cleland with Mike Skeen
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Written by: K.D. Cleland

With a fierce battle for the lead between Chase Elliot (Dawsonville, GA) in the No. 94 Aaron's Dream Machine/Hendrickcars.com Chevrolet Silverado and Ty Dillon (Welcome, N.C.) in the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado. Dillon, low on fuel and hungry for the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado 250 win, got into a battle on the last corner of the final lap and spun out, leaving him back in 17th spot. Dillon led the most amount of laps during the race with 25, and Elliot managed to lead 22 of the 64 lap race.

However, other battles brewed in the chase for third - between Max Papis (Mooresville, N.C.) in the No. 14 NTS Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado and road-racer Mike Skeen (Charlotte, N.C.) in the No. 6 Hawk Performance/Sharp-Gallaher Racing Chevrolet Silverado - who after qualifying well was sitting on fourth on the beginning of the final lap. This clash saw Papis drop to sixth and Skeen to thirteenth, after Skeen made an attempt to pass on the inside of the corner.

Skeen comments "The race weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park was a good experience. The No. 6 Sharp-Gallaher Racing truck was fast as soon as we unloaded and we were in the Top 3 in every session up to the race. The race itself was very competitive, with tight racing and lots of action. In hindsight, our early pit stop made things difficult as we had to save fuel and ended up on old tires at the end of the race, which made us vulnerable at the finish."

"Max Papis was fast and got past me near the end, but I was able to stay close enough to set up a pass in the final corner," Skeen explains. "Unfortunately, the contact between the two of us hurt the results for each of us, but I'm very proud of the performance of our team and look forward to doing more races in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in the future."

The next race will be the Fan Appreciation 200 presented by New Holland next weekend, September 8th, at Iowa Speedway (Newton, IA).