Truck Series’ Chandler Smith wins 54th Snowball Derby

A late bump-and-run allowed NASCAR Outdoor camping World Truck Series motorist Chandler Smith to win Sunday’s 54th Yearly Snowball Derby at 5 Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida.

Smith, just recently validated for a 2nd Truck Series season with Kyle Busch Motorsports, took the lead by moving Derek Thorn up the track on a reboot with 13 laps to enter the 300-lap occasion.

Hours after taking the checkered flag, Smith was validated as winner soon prior to 8:30 p.m. ET Sunday night after his Donnie Wilson Motorsports entry cleared post-race technical examination.

Pole caretaker Thorn had actually been in command of the Derby till Smith’s bump-and-run. After ending up runner-up at the Derby for the 2nd successive year, Thorn revealed his annoyance by obstructing Smith from commemorating down the front stretch according to the Pensacola News Journal.

Cole Butcher, NASCAR Cup Series routine Ryan Preece, and Sammy Smith finished the leading 5 finishers.

Other NASCAR nationwide series notables in the field consisted of:

Abundant Bickle, a five-time Derby winner (occasion record) and veteran of 218 NASCAR nationwide series begins, liquidated his competitive racing profession Sunday. A pleased ending was not to be, nevertheless. Bickle was swept up in a multi-car crash on an early reboot and ended up 31st.

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