Deac McCaskill admittedly coughed one up two months ago at Southern National Motorsports Park, letting the inaugural CARS Tour Late Model Stock victory slip between his fingers when Todd Gilliland beat him on the final restart.
The North Carolina veteran redeemed himself on Saturday night, winning the CARS Late Model Stock return trip to Southern National, leading wire-to-wire and dominating the Don’t Tread on Me 250.
Tyler Ankrum provided a steady charge from second behind McCaskill, especially in lapped traffic but just couldn’t get to the back bumper of the famed blue and orange No. 08. Aiding McCaskill in his efforts to win his first career CARS trophy was the length of the final green flag run — a whopping 105 laps.
Ankrum seemingly had a car equal to McCaskill in traffic but not much better and he never had the opportunity to restart next to him to force the issue. Todd Gilliland, Jamey Caudill and Mike Darne completed the top-5.
The only caution dropped on lap 20 and it was for a Chris Davis solo spin in Turn 2. He was tagged from behind by Darne.
This story is a stub and will be updated throughout the evening once post-race interviews are conducted.