Giannini Takes Texas Tussle

Published On: November 2nd, 2016

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(FORT WORTH, TX) Three races remained for the Camping World Truck Series as the tailgaters headed to Texas Motor Speedway, with a championship on the line drivers headed to one of the fastest tracks on the schedule.  35 drivers headed to Texas to qualify for the Longhorn 175K, three drivers failed to qualify: John Kennedy, Justin Levine and Brad Cross.

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Robby Baskins fired the first shot in his #46 Chevy as he won the pole for the 73 lap race, he was joined by Sam Maxwell on the front row.  Baskins jumped to an early lead before handing it off to Ty Hester.

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The race was slowed by none cautions, which kept the field behind the pace car for nearly half of the race.  The number of caution laps kept the lead changes down to three, Baskins, Hester and eventually Tom Giannini led the field, each for one time.  Baskins led a race high 47 laps.

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Giannini took the lead with 10 laps to go and never looked back as he scored his third win of the 2016 season.  Texas native Danny Rodgers was second, Sam Maxwell third, Jared Mogard was fourth with Brett Ladehoff rounding out the top five.

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Next up for the Camping World Truck Series, the penultimate round at Phoenix International Raceway Tuesday, November 8th.  Robby Baskins holds a 25 point lead over Jim Foose in the championship standings.

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