(MRN) Austin Hill won Saturday’s Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway to bookend the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series regular season with victories.
Hill held off a hard charging Sheldon Creed in overtime to the checkered flag to set the playoff field.
“It’s huge,” Hill said. “We have had a struggle these last few races. We just keep having issues and just can’t finish these races. These guys just worked their tails off, day and night, just trying to put these trucks together. This is actually a brand-new truck. First time it had seen the race track was yesterday.”
Grant Enfinger, who finished seventh, won the regular season championship.
After the reseed in points, Brett Moffitt leads Enfinger by three points. Stewart Friesen (-8), Hill (-10), Ross Chastain (-10), Matt Crafton (-11), Johnny Sauter (-13) and Tyler Ankrum (-17) round out the playoff field.
“I am ready for it,” Hill said about the playoffs starting next week at Bristol Motor Speedway. “Especially what we did today. We are still one of the top teams. We are really fast. We just had to get this monkey off our back.”
Creed’s finished tied his career best, which he set last week at Eldora Speedway.
Tyler Dippel finished third for his career best in 21 starts.
Moffitt and Austin Wayne Self rounded out the top five.
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Top 10 finishers Saturday
|2||18||2||Sheldon Creed #||Chevrolet||105||37||Running||9|
|3||17||02||Tyler Dippel #||Chevrolet||105||34||Running||0|
|5||23||22||Austin Wayne Self||Chevrolet||105||37||Running||0|
2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Standings
After Race 16: Michigan
|Rank||Driver||Starts||Points||-Leader||-Next||Race Wins||Stage Wins||Playoff Points|
|8||Tyler Ankrum #||13||2005||-17||4||1||0||5|