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Gilliland scores 1st victory in trucks with Martinsville win



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MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Todd Gilliland won his first career Truck Series race by holding off championship-contender Ross Chastain in overtime at Martinsville Speedway.

Gilliland passed Chastain for the lead in regulation on Saturday and had a decent cushion until an accident between Natalie Decker and Jordan Anderson brought out the caution with six laps remaining. He bested Chastain on the restart in overtime and sealed the victory when Chastain and Harrison Burton tangled on the final lap.

Gilliland's win came in a Toyota owned by Kyle Busch Motorsports and prevented a title contender from locking in a spot in the championship-deciding finale. The final field of four still has all four slots remaining with just one race to go to set the championship field because non-playoff drivers have won both events in this round of the playoffs.

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