The NASCAR Camping World Truck series started the weekend of NASCAR racing off with a great deal of fireworks Friday night. The race was the first time the series had used a “caution clock” an element meant to time pit stops. Under a new rule specific to the Truck series a 20-minute clock counts down during the race with a caution coming out when time expires if one doesn’t occur naturally.
Friday night the clock actually seemed to cause a caution. On lap 42 there was less than 20 seconds left on the clock when several teams attempted decided to pit. The strategy would have put their trucks in front of those who it was hoped would soon be pitting under caution. However as the trucks slowed to enter the pits, two trucks got together sending Cody Coughlin and Spencer Gallagher spinning. Coughlin shot to the inside retaining wall. Gallagher spun his truck and collided with the truck of Christopher Bell who was also pitting.
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