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Jones takes Truck Race north of the border

Rookie Erik Jones took Toyota back to Victory Lane on Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, beating two-time defending series champion Matt Crafton to the checkered flag by one-point-six seconds to notch his second win of the season. The manufacturer had seen its five-race winning streak snapped by Ryan Blaney’s Ford twelve days ago at Bristol. But Tundra drivers swept the top three spots on Sunday: Jones first, Crafton second and Ben Kennedy third. Rookie Daniel Hemric and pole sitter Alex Tagliani completed the top five. Tagliani was challenging Jones for the win in the closing laps before losing third gear and falling from contention … Tyler Reddick went into the weekend holding a six-point lead over Crafton in the championship chase but tangled with Gray Gaulding late in the race and finished nineteenth, which moves Jones into first place in the standings. He has a slim three-point edge over Crafton with Reddick now third, fifteen points off the pace … Sunday’s race featured fourteen lead changes among six drivers … there were five cautions for thirteen laps … The Camping World Truck Series will now enter a lengthy late-summer break in its schedule with the next action coming Friday night, September 18th, at Chicagoland Speedway.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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