Post-race Notes: Shore Lunch 200

Post-race Notes: Shore Lunch 200

Third-place finisher Chandler Smith (No. 20 Smith General Contractors/Craftsman Toyota) locked up the Valvoline Lap Leader Award although he didn't lead a lap in Saturday's Shore Lunch 200. Smith, who has only started eight of the 19 races contested in 2018, has led 763 laps this season, 296 more than second-place Sheldon Creed. Going into Saturday's race, there were only 300 laps left this season.

Sheldon Creed (No. 28 United Rentals Toyota) locked up the season-long General Tire Pole Award when Chandler Smith did not win the pole for the Shore Lunch 200. Both drivers entered the race with four poles each. Smith, who is just sixteen years of age, is not eligible to race in the season finale at Kansas Speedway. Even if Creed does not earn the General Tire Pole at Kansas and they end the season tied at four poles each, Creed would win based on the tie breaker, which is events attempted and competed.

Thad Moffitt (No. 46 Performance Plus Motor Oil Chevrolet) led an ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event for the first time in his career on Saturday night. Moffitt stayed out under the third caution of the night when everyone else on the lead lap pitted, leading five laps and bringing the field back to green. Unfortunately, Moffitt's strategy did not pay off as the next caution didn't wave until lap 153, and he was forced to pit for tires under green. Moffitt finished 15th.

Sam Mayer (No. 40 Menards Toyota) and Harrison Burton (No. 12 Morton Buildings Toyota) did double duty on Saturday, racing in the rain-delayed NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Dover International Speedway before flying to Indianapolis for the Shore Lunch 200. Mayer finished fourth at Dover and seventh at Lucas Oil Raceway, while Burton finished fifth at Dover and 21st at Lucas Oil Raceway after being involved in an accident on lap 60.

Tom Hessert III (No. 22 Nurti-Chomps Ford) finished ninth, the final car on the lead lap, in just his second start of the 2018 season. Hessert started 16th and stayed in and around the top ten for most of the race. Hessert drove in substitution for 2016 series champion Chase Briscoe, who was originally slated to drive the car for Chad Bryant Racing, but was racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series event at Dover on Saturday.

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