Points leader Brad Rogers found himself in an unusual spot after he won the Pro Cup 200 presented by Carolina Pizza Hut. Victory Lane was already occupied by another car and the #16 Lamb & Robinson Ford had to wait to celebrate.
Twenty five laps earlier, on fresher tires, Rogers had tracked down race leader Caleb Holman's #75 Food Country USA Dodge and was anxious to take the lead. Maybe a little too anxious depending on your point of view, as the nose of Rogers car got into Holman's rear bumper in turn three, sending the 75 car for a spin and Rogers into the lead.
A few hours and laps earlier when rain began to fall, Rogers' team had ducked onto pit road for tires counting on the rain stopping. "I thought we were done [when the red flag came out and it looked like it might rain for a while]. It rained there for two hours, you know. If the rain hadn't been a factor, I knew we were on rain strategy, but if the rain would've never ended, we'd have been screwed. We were on a totally different strategy, but that's another part of racing. Making the right calls is huge. Hell, the 75 put tires on at lap 40. I mean, we run him down like he was standing still. So I think it was - overall, hell yeah, it was perfect overall – the right call. It was loose and we put the tires on it and the rain came, and the rain actually helped our car. It tightened the race track up, so that's what it needed."
While Holman was not able to make up ground after the spin to return the favor before the race was over, Rogers did not have to look very far to find him, as Holman expressed his anger over the spin and the lack of a penalty by race officials by claiming the space in Victory Lane before Rogers could finish his twin post-race burnouts with brother Clay Rogers, who finished second.
A little controversy - it's short track racing man. I had the nose on him. I felt like I got under him and he kept coming. It was getting down to crunch time. I mean, I've seen him do it a lot of times. So if he wants to start a little war, we'll start one.