The NASCAR Mud Summer Classic at Eldora as it happened

Eldora Speedway July 22, 2015 in Rossburg, Ohio.
 Eldora Speedway July 22, 2015 in Rossburg, Ohio.
Eldora Speedway July 22, 2015 in Rossburg, Ohio.

Christopher Bell was the class of the field Wednesday night. Bell led a race high 106 of the 150 laps to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 1-800-CarCash Mud Summer Classic at Eldora Speedway. The 18-year-old scored his first career victory in just his third career start. It was a wild night of dirt track racing on the half mile clay oval in Ohio. Here’s how it all went down:

Bobby Pierce a dirt racing regular making his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start, led the field from the pole after running the fastest lap in qualifying earlier in the day and winning his heat race. Five heat races and a last chance qualifier had set the rest of the field.

John Hunter Nemechek in second stay right on the outside of Peirce and the lead was swapped back and forth for the first 4 laps until Pierce was able to break free.  Johnny Sauter worked his way into second by lap 5 as Austin Dillon slid into third.  Dillon was able to shoot by for the lead after starting 10th on lap 7 just as caution one came out when Korbin Forrister spun on the frontstretch; he hit nothing and was able to continue.  MORE>>>

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