Anderson fell back sixth, now behind Deegan, Morris, Creed, Brooks, and Ryan Beat, but with Brooks dropping back on the next lap, Beat and Anderson moved up to fourth and fifth. On lap sixteen, two laps later, beat slowed at turn two, allowing Anderson and Fouch to move into fourth and fifth.
Fouch moved ahead of Anderson on the same lap, while up front, Deegan was really starting to pull clear of the field, his truck still nearly as unblemished as it had been at the start of the race.
Behind him, Morris and Creed were now locked in a very close race for second, while another close battle was on between Fouch, Anderson, and Jimmy Stephensen for fourth. Fouch started to spin coming out of turn three, and appeared to be helped around by Anderson, who moved up to fourth just as Stephensen came to a stop just before turn four.
This moved Aaron Daugherty up to fifth, as another full course caution came out to allow crews to clear Stephensens truck from the track. Meanwhile, Anderson was now obviously running on a left rear flat, which sent him to the hot pits for a replacement.
On the restart, Creed was suddenly slow coming out of turn one, and as he did his best to hold a straight and unwavering course down to turn two while trying to allow the field to go by without incident, his chances of getting off the track without incident looked bleak.
section of the field in the heaviest traffic all managed to by cleanly, but as the tail of the field came up behind, Mike Johnson tagged Creed first, before Campbell drilled him just at the entrance to turn two; somehow they both managed to hit him despite a long straightaway worth of time to move over.