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Maine driver finishes eighth in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race

Fort Kent native Austin Theriault, returning to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the first time since 2016, finished eighth in the World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway late Friday night.

The 24-year-old Theriault, driving the No. 30 Toyota Tundra for the new On Point Motorsports team, started 21st in the 32-truck field but ran consistently in the top 15 before supplying On Point Motorsports with its first ever top-10 finish.

It was just the second race for the Denver, North Carolina-based team. Scott Lagasse Jr. was the driver on Aug. 16 when the team made its debut at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. He finished 31st after qualifying 22nd.

The race required three overtime restarts due to a rash of cautions and only 20 of the 32 trucks finished the race, which was won by Grant Enfinger.

The Bangor-based Cross Insurance Company was the primary sponsor for Theriault, whose top-10 finish was his fifth in 12 career Camping World Truck Series starts.

To read the rest of “Maine driver finishes eighth in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Larry Mahoney, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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