Trackin’ Trucks: Tate Fogleman Wins at Talladega

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Tate Fogleman earned his first Camping World Truck Series victory on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 during the Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Talladega SuperSpeedway. 

Fogleman put the nose of his No. 12 to the back of John Hunter Nemechek, effectively spinning the Kyle Busch Motorsports driver. 

Fogleman was also involved in the wreck and was sent to the infield care center prior to going to Victory Lane to celebrate with his team. 

“It means a lot just to prove that you can win,” Fogleman said. “That says a lot for people. We’ve had good runs, but a lot of the runs are 15th to 20th. And just to prove that you can still get the job done in any type of equipment, I think that says a lot.”

Tyler Hill finished second, and Todd Gilliland third, while Nemechek and Ryan Truex rounded out the top five. 

Cory Roper finished sixth, Spencer Boyd seventh, while Danny Bohn, Chase Purdy, and Keith McGee finished out the top-10 drivers. 

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The Chevrolet Silverado 250 was forced to go into overtime after Gilliland spun the No. 23 of Purdy. 

There were two “Big One” crashes at Talladega that took out multiple Playoff drivers. The first occurred on Lap 59 when Hattori Racing’s Austin Hill was bumped from behind, which sent his No. 16 truck into Zane Smith. Hill finished in the 32nd position, while Z. Smith finished 33rd. 

An ineffective block by Grant Enfinger, who was in the lead at the time, caused the second multi-truck crash. Enfinger made heavy contact with Stewart Friesen and Carson Hocevar. They finished in the 21st, 22nd, and 25th positions, respectively. 

A Look Ahead at the Playoffs 

The Camping World Truck Series has the next three weekends off before returning at Martinsville Speedway, which is the final race of the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Playoffs. 

Friesen is the first driver below the cutoff, five points behind Creed. Chandler Smith is sixth in the standings, 34 points behind Creed. 

Hocevar and Zane Smith rank seventh and eighth, 37 points and 40 points from the cutoff line, respectively. 

Don’t miss the CWTS at Martinsville on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 at 1 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1. 


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