Moffit declared truck race winner after Chastain DQ

Brett Moffitt was declared the winner of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Iowa after Ross Chastain was disqualified.

Moffitt originally was scored as the second place truck but after Chastain was disqualified for his truck not meeting ride height the Iowa native found himself not only the winner of the race but of a $50,000 bonus from series sponsor Gander Outdoors.

Chastain’s Truck was too low on the front end. His Niece Motorsports team is appealing the penalty which also could cost Chastain a spot in the GOTS playoffs.

“Basically we have a procedure and rules in place, trucks are restricted on their ride heights, the front and the rear of the vehicles,” said NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Managing Director Brad Moran, who spoke to media to explain the decision.

“Unfortunately the 44 (truck) was low on the front — extremely low. We have a process of what happens at that point. They do get an opportunity to roll around. They put fuel in the vehicle. They put air the tires.”

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