It’s safe to say that Natalie Decker hasn’t had a very good night.

Racing on the high banks of Bristol usually results in banging some fenders and people getting spun out but Decker wasn’t expecting to get spun by a tow truck.

That was what happened to the Gander Outdoor Truck Series rookie as the tow truck eventually resulted in her being done for the day.

The action started on Lap 137 of the 200 lap race where Decker spun out for the first time and just lightly hit the wall. Decker was able to continue but was caught up in another spin on Lap 182. To cap it off this night, Decker was being pushed by a tow truck and for one reason or another, spun a third time.

Not sure exactly what happened here but it looked like the truck suddenly stopped or was stuck in gear and the tow truck wasn’t aware. Nevertheless, this continues Decker’s season full of learning pains. The #54 truck has been involved in 18 incidents in 17 Truck races with Decker being behind the wheel in all but three of those instances. The 22-year-old has had a rough season and this won’t help.

Defending series champ Brett Moffitt won the first playoff race of the season and locked himself into the next round of the NGOTS Playoffs.

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