Pivotal moments in the 2016 Camping World Truck Series season
The sun sets on Kansas Speedway as the Camping World Truck Series field makes laps in the Toyota Tundra 250 in May.
Check out these pivotal moments in the series in the recently concluded season:
Starting it off right
Johnny Sauter, who would go on to capture his first Truck Series title, takes the checkered flag in the season-opening race at Daytona in February.
John Hunter rules
John Hunter Nemechek celebrates winning the Georgia 200 in the second race at Atlanta.
William Byron celebrates the first win of his season and his career.
Sparks fly as multiple trucks get caught up in a wreck at Kansas.
William Byron takes the checkered flag at Kentucky in July. It was one of a series-high seven races the 18-year-old won in his rookie season.
Spencer Gallagher goes for a spin in his No. 23 truck. He also spun -- twice -- at Gateway Motorsport Park in St. Louis in June, getting into it twice with fellow driver John Wes Townley. The two then brawled on the track afterward.
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Two in a row
Two-time series champion Matt Crafton takes the checkers at Charlotte in May. It was his second win in a row, coming on the heels of a victory one week earlier at Dover.
Dad wins Eldora
Kyle Larson (right) gets a congratulatory tug on his cap from his son Owen after winning at Eldora in July.
The Big One
Several trucks get caught up in a big wreck at Talladega.
Bell rings up win
Christopher Bell celebrates with his team after winning at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis in June.
Wreckin' at the checkers
Nemechek wrecks Cole Custer in a dramatic finish at Canadian Motorsport Park in September. Custer famously tackled Nemechek afterward as John Hunter was attempting to grab the checkered flag from the flagstand.
This was the first year for the Truck Series to have a Chase for the championship playoffs, with the field comprised of (from L-R) Timothy Peters, Matt Crafton, Johnny Sauter, William Byron, Ben Kennedy, Daniel Hemric, John Hunter Nemechek and Christopher Bell.
Chase win No. 1
Sauter, the evenutal champion, wins at Martsinville in the Chase to secure his spot in the Championship 4 race at Homestead.
Chase win No. 2
Sauter takes the checkered flag again one week later at Texas, making it two in a row and establishing himself as the Chase favorite.
Sauter hoists the trophy as he celebrates with his family and others in Victory Lane. Danielle Trotta of FOX Sports and NASCAR president Mike Helton (right) look on.
The man behind the driver
Sauter crew chief Joe Shear Jr. poses with the championship trophy and the driver after clinching the title at Homestead.