Bowman Gray racing

Tommy Neal celebrates as his spotter Ryan Nelson climbs on the top of the car to give him a high-five after Neal won the first 20-lap Sportsman Division race last week.

Tommy Neal led the first 20-lap Sportsman Division race last week from start to finish, but it didn't come easy. The race came down to a green-white checkered finish. Neal held off Derek Stoltz, the 2017 Sportsman Division champion, and won the race. It was also Neal's 43rd career win, tying him with Gene Pack for third place in wins in the Sportsman Division.

Justin Taylor leads the points race with 232 points, five ahead of Southern, who is in second place. Neal is in third with 218 points.

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