TALLADEGA, Ala. — Canadian Raphael Lessard won the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Trucks Series' Chevy Silverado 250 at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday afternoon.
Lessard found himself in contention for a victory following a caution flag with six laps to go.
The teenager then restarted the race from third position with two laps remaining.
The Quebecer fought for the lead as he entered the final lap of the race after being pushed forward.
Not long after, a crash involving Stewart Friesen, Tyler Ankrum, Austin Hill and Christian Eckes led to another flag being thrown.
With Lessard in the lead as the crash ensued, the 19-year old St-Joseph-De-Beauce, Que. native was named the winner.
Trevory Bayne finished second, while Chandler Smith finished third.
Lessard is in his first full season in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Trucks series, and is a member of the Kyle Busch Motorsports team.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published October 3rd, 2020.
The Canadian Press
Note to readers: Lessard started the final lap in second place and not in first, also in his first full season in Gander RV & Outdoors Trucks series, not his second. Lessard was also pushed by another driver, not by Bayne