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McCumbee eighth in rain-shortened race

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

Chad McCumbee finished eighth Monday in the rain-delayed and rain-shortened O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway.

This was McCumbee’s third top-10 finish in five starts this season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He is eighth in points and has won $81,674.

“I think we got a better truck than eighth place,” McCumbee said before officials ended the race. “You always want to race to finish these things.

“We took a gamble. We got two tires (during a pit stop) to make sure we were going to have some track position. It seems like it hurt the truck just a little bit, but we got the track position, and that means a lot here.”

Rain first forced NASCAR to suspend the race in Kansas City, Kan., with 52 completed laps on Saturday. After a four-hour delay for more rain on Monday, the race resumed with 10 laps run under caution.

The race had run four laps under green following the lap 119 restart before it began raining, forcing a caution. The trucks ran 14 laps under caution before the race was red-flagged. With the rain continuing to fall, NASCAR decided to end it after 132 laps, 35 short of the scheduled distance on the 1.5-mile track.