“Like any other restrictor plate race it is pretty crazy and you just never know what to expect,” Satuer said. “We qualified 24th, which has become pretty common for us at these race tracks. It is a crazy race. I studied the video from last year race where we finished second. I watched it pretty hard and kind of had a plan of what we needed to do all day long and it actually worked better this time because teammate Matt Crafton was there the whole time. At one point we were 15th or 16th with 30 to go. I pushed him to the lead and we were sitting there looking pretty good. We had track position all day and at the end we got jockeyed around. With three to go, there is no one else you want on your bumper than your teammate Matt Crafton. He pushed, pushed and pushed—it worked in our favor. I hate that all those guys got torn up and I hope everybody is alright. I haven’t heard anything.”
Talladega lived up to its reputation of being the most exciting race and the big wrecks. The Big One occurred on the last lap on the front stretch. Jeb Burton was pushed into Kyle Busch’s No. 51 Toyota which caused a 12-truck wreck. Miguel Paluido’s truck slid on its roof after getting hit. Busch took several hits before hitting a wall on pit road. He finished in 10th. He trails the Owner Points Champions by 27 points to Rhonda Thorson.
“I just hate it man, that was one of our best superspeedway trucks,” Busch said. “It is all done for. It is unfortunate. The Toyota Tundra was awesome, I don’t know what happened. Someone came from underneath me and hit me, threw me left and the wreck was on. When you see the checkered flag and you see things going in front you-you keep your foot on it. I drove all the way to the start finish. I guess I knocked the wall down on pit road, so that wasn’t very fun. When you are racing for points and everything else you try to get what you can.”
Matt Crafton was involved in the wreck but he still managed to finish ninth and managed to leave Talladega with a 57-point lead over Ty Dillion.
“We had a very slow truck by ourselves, but when they lock together it was game on,” Crafton said. “I don’t know why the No. 19 came up and got us in the left rear panel. I don’t know of somebody hooked and turned him. I thought that we were going to have something… I was going to go for the win, that is what they pay me for.”
An accident on the back stretch on lap 89 collected Ron Hornaday Jr., Ryan Blaney and Scott Stenzel.
Defending champion James Buescher was collected in a wreck on lap 81, which gave him a 26th place finish. He moved down to third place in the points standing and he trails Crafton by 58 points.
In all there were seven cautions and five of them were caused by wrecks. The race also featured 29 lead changes which is a record for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Talladega.
The 13 different drivers to lead a lap tied the previous most leaders.
David Starr finished second in the fred’s 250. This was his second top 10 finish at Talladega.
Ross Chastain finished third for his first top 10 finish at Talladega. Parker Kligerman finished fourth, Dakoda Armstrong finished fifth. Timmy Hill, John Wes Townley, Max Greshman, Matt Crafton and Kyle Busch rounded out the top 10.