NASHVILLE, TENN. (October 27, 2015) – Twenty-year-old Mason Mingus drove, drafted and dodged his way to a career-best third-place finish in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. His No. 15 “Call 811 Before You Dig” Chevrolet pushed its way to the front, where he narrowly escaped a multi-car crash on the final restart of the race, forcing the event to end under caution.
Mingus started the race in 19th in his pink-accented Silverado, designed to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Mingus drove a smart but aggressive race, working with Billy Boat Motorsports teammate Chad Boat for much of the event. A late, 10-car pile-up forced a green-white-checkered attempt for the finish. But a wreck on the green-flag restart ended the day under caution, giving Mingus his first top-five finish in 42 Truck Series starts.
“We had a great truck for this race,” Mingus said. “I’m really proud of this Billy Boat Motorsports team. Brandon McSwain made some smart calls from the pit box and my spotter, Tyler Green, did a great job from the spotters’ stand. We dodged disaster once or twice but came through out in front. It was a big day for our team, and we’re going to carry this momentum to Martinsville, where I know we can have a good run also.”
Mingus and the Camping World Truck Series return to Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on Oct. 31 for the second time this season. The race will air on FOX Sports 1 at 1:30 p.m. ET.