Tate Fogleman Survives Talladega To Win Tenting World Truck Sequence Race

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The only lap that matters in racing is the last, and that’s exactly what Tate Fogleman did to win the Chevrolet Silverado 250 at the Talladega Superspeedway. When Fogleman crossed the finish line in a race that destroyed many playoff drivers, he fought with John Hunter Nemechek and eventually spun him for victory.

TATE FOGLEMAN DOES JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK TO WIN IN TALLADEGA! Wow. # NASCARonFS1 | @tate_fogleman pic.twitter.com/b3mDzPDXki

– FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) October 2, 2021

Tyler Hill survived to finish second, Todd Gilliland, who led most of the race, finished third, and Nemechek, who finished in checkered place after spinning, was fourth. Ryan Truex finished in the top five.

Stage one was mostly quiet for Talladega. Ben Rhodes’ number 99 led most of the stage and ThorSport teammate Matt Crafton pushed him until six laps remained and the field ran double in a row. Tough attacks from Nemechek from outside were brave efforts but were not enough as the field was once again running in a row. The sidelines made another attack with Stewart Friesen in the lead, but championship leader Rhodes took the first stage victory.

The first warning flag for an incident occurred shortly after the start of the second stage. Bryan Dauzat pulled out of Turn 2, left the finish line and turned around. Seven laps remained in the stage as the race turned green, with Nemechek and Crafton leading the inside and outside lines. Crafton let Nemechek push him to the bottom line until he went from first to 10th when Nemechek’s No. 4 pushed him in the tri-oval and sent him forward. Crafton was obviously unhappy with the move.

“Ope, just keep pushing.” – @ JHNemechek to @Matt_Crafton probably. # NASCARPlayoffs | @TALLADEGA pic.twitter.com/QfgOz652xJ

– NASCAR Camping World Trucks (@NASCAR_Trucks) October 2, 2021

With two remaining, Nemechek was split in the middle and dropped back with Johnny Sauter and Sheldon Creed to battle for the stage win that went to reigning serial champion Creed.

In the final stage, the Big One started with 37 laps remaining. Gilliland hooked Austin Hill on the inside line after a kick from behind. Hill turned up the track and picked up at least 10 trucks in the incident. Some racing and title favorites were involved in the wreck, including Rhodes, Sauter and Zane Smith.

Collapse of the huge @ NASCAR_Trucks crash on Saturday in Talladega: https://t.co/ZgZXeFUE5a pic.twitter.com/hp61CyjDKr

– FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) October 2, 2021

This was the second straight week of the round of 8 Smith was involved in an accident making his playoff promotion a must-see scenario for Martinsville. The race went back to green with 32 laps remaining, and the field stayed for more than 10 laps in a row before Enfinger threw a block on Creed in High Lane and triggered a smaller wreck that gathered several trucks.

There are problems again as more #NASCARPlayoffs drivers are collected in this warning at @TALLADEGA. pic.twitter.com/TRh57vfcdG

– NASCAR Camping World Trucks (@NASCAR_Trucks) October 2, 2021

After the restart, the field remained single-lane until the last few laps, then they fought twice for the top spot again. Chase Purdy took the lead before contact from behind with Gilliland twisted him through the grass, triggering a warning and extension.

Shortly after the field won White’s joy, Brett Holmes gave a strong push on the outside lane and opened the door for Nemechek and Fogleman to fight for the inside lane. Chaos then ensued when Fogleman Nemechek spun at the finish. The Young’s Motorsports driver failed at the start / finish line as he celebrated his first career win and gave his interview from the Infield Care Center after his mandatory post-race drive.

Celebrate your first career win in the NASCAR #CampingWorldTruck Series from the Infield Care Center. We are unique, but still unforgettable!

Hear the reaction from Rennwinner @tate_fogleman. pic.twitter.com/aTmmXiWNNk

– NASCAR Camping World Trucks (@NASCAR_Trucks) October 2, 2021

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