Bowmanville, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Blaney nipped German Quiroga at the finish line to win Sunday's Chevrolet Silverado 250 Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Following the second and final restart with eight laps to go in this 64-lap race, Blaney and Quiroga staged a thrilling battle for the lead. Blaney ran in front, while Quiroga had made several attempts to overtake him.
On the last lap at this 2.459-mile road course, Quiroga passed Blaney for the lead in turn 9, but Blaney quickly reclaimed the position in the 10th and final turn.
Blaney beat Quiroga to the line by only 0.049 seconds to score his first win of the season and the third of his Truck Series career.
Blaney, the 20-year-old son of NASCAR veteran Dave Blaney, drives the No. 29 Ford for Brad Keselowski Racing. It's the second straight win for BKR. Brad Keselowski drove his No. 19 Ford to victory in the Aug. 21 race at Bristol. Ryan Blaney won the Nationwide Series race at Bristol on the following day, driving the No. 22 car for Team Penske.
Quiroga, the driver of the No. 77 Toyota for Red Horse Racing, has yet to win a truck race in 42 career starts.
Erik Jones finished third, followed by rookie Gray Gaulding and Canadian Andrew Ranger.
Matt Crafton's sixth-place finish coupled with an eighth-place run for Johnny Sauter allowed Crafton to trim Sauter's points lead from eight to seven.