After dominating the first three quarters of the ARCA Menards Series Shore Lunch 200 at Madison International Speedway, Chandler Smith (No. 20 Craftsman/828 Logistics Toyota) had to utilize pit strategy and some hard racing to earn his second straight series victory.
Smith won the last time he raced in the ARCA Menards Series at Toledo Speedway in May.
Smith, who started from the General Tire Pole after setting a track record in qualifying, stretched out nearly a half-lap lead as the field raced the first 112 laps caution-free. Then, Corey Heim lost control in turn three and made contact with the wall, bringing out the first caution. From there on, Smith would face pressure from, and eventually lose the lead to Ty Gibbs.
Gibbs would hold the lead until a red flag for rain with 38 laps remaining. Just before the red was displayed, Smith came to the pits for two tires, and when the field went back under caution after the weather cell passed through, the rest of the lead lap cars came to pit road, handing the lead back to Smith.