The Chevrolet Silverado 250 at CTMP Delivers Last Lap Action Yet Again

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ only Canadian stop has become one of the series’ many reliable agents of chaos. Held at a largely unchanged Grand Prix track designed in the early ‘60s (now known as Canadian Tire Motorsport Park), the race has delivered last-lap insanity for the past two years, and has delivered it again this year.

On the final corner of the final lap of Sunday’s race, Toyota’s Noah Cragson sent his truck up the inside on Toyota’s Todd Gilliland on the track’s final corner (turn 10), sending them both looping. Neither could make it to the finish line before Chevy’s Justin Haley (and several more) sneaked past them and on to victory.

Once the tire smoke cleared, Cragson ended up in 9th place while Gilliland finished 11th.

The passing maneuver was a fateful one for Cragson, who had finished first in the race’s first two heats, and one that caused many to bring up John Hunter Nemechek’s similar, though less disastrous, collision at the event in 2016.

Regardless of the (extremely entertaining) last lap shenanigans, the race was an otherwise entertaining one, too, with three-wide action like this move from Nemechek.

CTMP may be an unusual venue for a NASCAR series, but it’s also a very good one.

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