Blaney wins Pocono truck race
Long Pond, PA (Sports Network) - Ryan Blaney claimed his second career win in the Camping World Truck Series after passing German Quiroga on a restart with two laps remaining in Saturday's race at Pocono Raceway.
Blaney, who is the 19-year-old son of Sprint Cup Series veteran Dave Blaney, grabbed the lead from Todd Bodine following a restart on lap 47. Bodine fell back in the field before he bumped into James Buescher and then spun out, forcing the first two-lap overtime finish attempt. The scheduled 50-lap, 125- mile race at Pocono was extended to 55 laps.
Quiroga, the pole sitter, passed Blaney for the top spot after the restart on lap 50. Ty Dillon, Johnny Sauter and Dominick Casola were involved in an accident on the back straightaway, which led to the second overtime finish attempt. During the final restart, Blaney quickly pulled ahead of Quiroga and took the lead for good.
Blaney crossed the finish line 0.3 seconds ahead of Miguel Paludo, who had passed Quiroga for second. Blaney's first victory in the series came in September 2012 at Iowa, in just his third start.
Quiroga finished third, while Joey Coulter, who won this race one year ago, took the fourth spot. Ross Chastain completed the top-five.
Matt Crafton's eighth-place run allowed him to take a 52-point lead over Jeb Burton, who finished 12th.
08/03 15:51:17 ET