Chaffin wins Craftsman MBNA America 200
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"We all but gave up three or four times, but Chad never gave up and we pulled this thing off," said crew chief Kip McCord.
The early portion of the event was dominated by pole winner
Skinner had pitted on lap 135 and Edwards ran out of gas on his way to pit lane on lap 150. As Edwards' pit crew tried to restart his Ford, Kevin Love struck the inside pit wall. The caution left just five trucks (Chaffin, Crawford, Hank Parker,
Chaffin was able to hold off Crawford on the final restarts to score his first win.
"I got right up to his bumper, but Chad has always raced me clean," said Crawford. "Congratulations for him winning his first Craftsman Truck Series race, I know what that means to a young man."
Dave Blaney, in his first career truck start, finished sixth, with Houston,
The next race in the Craftsman championship, the O'Reilly 400K from the Texas Motor Speedway, is scheduled for Saturday, June 11th.