Justin Haley, No. 24 Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevrolet
– Tonight’s win at Texas Motor Speedway is Haley’s first win at the 1.5-mile speedway, and his third win of the 2018 NCWTS season.
– After tonight’s race, Haley has an average finish of 3.8 after four starts at Texas, which includes one win, three top-fives and a finish of no worse than sixth.
– With his win, Haley’s streak of consecutive top-10 finishes is extended to 12 races, dating back to his first win of the season at Gateway Motorsports Park. Haley now has three wins, nine top-five, and 17 top-10 finishes in the 2018 NCWTS season.
– Haley’s win at Texas, during the Round of Six, clinched his chances of making the NASCAR Playoffs Final Four and running for the 2018 NCWTS championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
“I’m speechless. This is an opportunity of a lifetime to be able to run for a championship with GMS Racing. My 24 Fraternal Order of Eagles guys are unbelievable and we stick with each other no matter what. They gave me a hot rod tonight and I’m so thankful to be a part of the team. We’ve got the momentum and this team is peaking at the right time. The dark horse is coming.”
Johnny Sauter, No. 21 ISM Connect Chevrolet
– Sauter earned his seventh career NCWTS pole award and the first since 2016.
“We had a really fast truck in practice yesterday and in qualifying, but that didn’t carry over into the race. We were way too loose and had issues with our tires, and then getting caught up in someone else’s mess didn’t make it any easier. Joe (Shear, crew chief) and the guys tried a lot of things to help tighten it up but we just couldn’t get the handling quite right. But with that being said, to come out of it with an 11th-place finish after the day we had is good. We’ll go on to Phoenix and try to build up some good momentum before Miami.”
Tyler Dippel, No. 25 Turning Point USA / America First Action Super PAC Chevrolet
OWNER PTS: 13th
“I learned a lot tonight, especially the longer we ran. It’s crazy what the air will do to these trucks. I can’t thank Jerry (Baxter, crew chief) and the 25 boys enough for bringing these fast trucks to the track. We’re going to keep getting better and close out the season strong.”
Sheldon Creed, No. 2 A.M.Ortega/United Rentals Chevrolet
OWNER PTS: 15th
– In his first NCWTS start at Texas Motor Speedway, Creed led his first laps in the Truck Series after racing teammate and eventual race winner, Justin Haley to lead two laps in Stage One.
“I had a lot of fun in tonight’s race. It was awesome to be able to run up front and lead a few laps early on. After pit stops though, we got stuck back in traffic and things just didn’t go our way. I learned a lot though about how much air really effects these trucks and the difference dirty and clean air makes for handling. I can’t thank the guys on the No. 2 team enough for bringing us a fast truck and working hard all night to keep me on track and able to finish the race out. We’ll move on to next week at Phoenix.”