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Camping World Truck Series Las Vegas 2017 NASCAR Race Info

Las Vegas 350

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #18 of 23 for the 2017 season
Race: Saturday, September 30, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV
Title Sponsor: Las Vegas
Race Time: 8:00pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 8:19pm/et


TELEVISION COVERAGE

Television Race Coverage: FOX Sports 1 – 8:00pm/et

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RADIO COVERAGE

Motor Racing Network (motorracingnetwork.com) and SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR Channel 90 (siriusxm.com)


ONLINE STREAMING

FOX Sports GO. All NASCAR programming on FOX and FOX Sports 1 is streamed live through the FOX Sports GO app that provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content. Requires a participating TV provider. MRN Live Streaming SiriusXM Internet Radio is available via any internet connected device, with a subscription.


EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track and subject to change

Friday, September 29
4:00 PM 6:30 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Saturday, September 30
6:00 AM 5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
6:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
7:30 AM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
8:30 AM 9:25 AM NCWTS 1ST PRACTICE
10:00 AM 10:55 AM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE

12:00 PM 3:00 PM NCWTS Minors Permitted in the Garage Area*
1:00 PM 1:45 PM NCWTS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
2:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
3:10 PM (6:10 PM) NCWTS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
4:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
5:00 PM (8:00 PM) NCWTS RACE (146 LAPS, 219 MILES)

NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE


RACE INFORMATION

Ben Rhodes claims first Truck win in thrilling race at Las Vegas: Ben Rhodes took the lead on the final restart and held off Christopher Bell to capture his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career win in Saturday night’s Las Vegas 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.[More](9-27-2017)

Rhodes wins Las Vegas: #27-Ben Rhodes held off a charge from #4-Christopher Bell at the finish to claim his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday night. The win locked him in to the next round of the playoffs.
#29-Chase Briscoe, #19-Austin Cindric, #33-Kaz Grala, #13-Cody Coughlin, #88-Matt Crafton, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #98-Grant Enfinger, and #21-Johnny Sauter closed out the top-10.
There were six caution flags for 32 laps and 11 lead changes among seven leaders.
See results on the Las Vegas race results page(9-30-2017)

Stage Information: 
Stage 1 – 35 laps, winner, #19-Chase Briscoe
Stage 2 – 70 laps, winner, #27-Ben Rhodes
Stage 3 – 146 laps, winner, #27-Ben Rhodes

Las Vegas Truck Series Race Fast Facts:
Ben Rhodes (P) won the 21st Annual Las Vegas 350, his first victory in 45 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his first victory and 11th top-10 finish in 2017.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in two races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Christopher Bell (P) (second) posted his second top-10 finish in three races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is his 16th top-10 finish in 2017.
Chase Briscoe (P) (third) posted his first top-10 finish in his first start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Chase Briscoe (P) (third) was the highest finishing rookie.
Christopher Bell (P) leads the point standings by 47 points over Ben Rhodes (P).
(NASCAR Statistics)(9-30-2017)

Camping World Truck standings following Las Vegas:
1) #4-Christopher Bell, 5 wins, 2152
2) #27-Ben Rhodes, 1 win, 2105, -47
3) #88- Matt Crafton, 1 win, 2101, -51
4) #21-Johnny Sauter, 2 wins, 2098, -54
5) #29-Chase Briscoe, points, 2084, -68
6) #19-Austin Cindric, 1 win, 2082, -70
Two drivers will be eliminated following Talladega:
7) #33-Kaz Grala, 1 win, 2074, -78
8) #8-John Hunter Nemechek, 2 wins, 2068, -84
See complete standings on Driver points standings page and the owner’s standings are posted on the Owner points standings page.(9-30-2017)

Free Pass – Who got a lap back on each caution at New Hampshire: (and their finish)
Caution 1: none
Caution 2: #44-Self, 20th
Caution 3: #1-Anderson, 15th
Caution 4: #49-Chavous, 14th
Caution 5: #50-Reaume, 16th
Caution 6: #88-Crafton, 7th
(9-30-2017)


QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

Pitstall selections

Truex on Truck pole at Las Vegas: #16-Ryan Truex won the pole for Saturday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a speed at 177.194mph. #21-Johnny Sauter will start alongside in row one. #29-Chase Briscoe, #4-Christopher Bell, #88-Matt Crafton, #27-Ben Rhodes, #19-Austin Cindric, #24-Justin Haley,#51-Myatt Snider, and #98-Grant Enfinger close out the top-10.
Remaining Round of 8 Playoff drivers #33-Kaz Grala will start 14th and #8-John Hunter Nemechek qualified 15th.
Failed to qualify: none
The starting lineup is posted on the Las Vegas starting lineup page(9-30-2017)

Las Vegas Qualifying Fast Facts:
Ryan Truex won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 21st Annual Las Vegas 350 with a lap of 30.475 seconds, 177.194 mph.
This is his second pole in 37 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his second pole and 10th top-10 start in 2017.
This is his first pole in his first start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Johnny Sauter (P) (second) posted his 16th top-10 start of 2017 and his fourth in nine races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Chase Briscoe (P) (third) posted his first top-10 start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is his 12th in 18 races this season.
Chase Briscoe (P) (third) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Statistics)(9-30-2017)

Qualifying results

Qualifying order

Qualifying will consist of two multi-truck rounds. Qualifying rules

Grala paces final Las Vegas Truck practice: #33-Kaz Grala was fastest during final practice for Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a speed of 179.045mph. #18-Noah Gragson was second fastest, followed by #4-Christopher Bell, #21-Johnny Sauter, #16-Ryan Truex, #51-Myatt Snider, #88-Matt Crafton, #19-Austin Cindric, #27-Ben Rhodes and #24-Justin Haley in the top-10. 28 trucks practiced during the session. See complete results on the Practice 2 speeds (pdf)(9-30-2017)

Sauter fastest in opening Las Vegas Truck practice: #21-Johnny Sauter was fastest during the opening practice for Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a speed of 179.468mph.#16-Ryan Truex was second, followed by #88-Matt Crafton, #18-Noah Gragson, #52-Stewart Friesen, #29-Chase Briscoe, #19-Austin Cindric, #4-Christopher Bell, #24-Justin Haley, #33-Kaz Grala. 20 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Practice 1 speeds (pdf)(9-30-2017)

Truck Series entry list: There are 27 trucks entered for Saturday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
UPDATE: Timothy Peters will reportedly be in the #02 in place of Tyler Young and Travis Pastrana was previously announced for the #45 in place of Bell.(9-25-2017)
See the complete list on the Las Vegas entry list page (pdf).


GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series — Race No. 18 – Las Vegas 350
Las Vegas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) – Las Vegas, Nev.
Fast Facts for September 29-30, 2017

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Set limits: 6 sets for the event

Tire Codes: Left-side — D-4670; Right-side — D-4726

Tire Circumference: Left-side — 87.56 in. (2,224 mm); Right-side — 88.66 in. (2,252 mm)

Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front — 24 psi; Left Rear — 22 psi; Right Front — 58 psi; Right Rear — 54 psi

Notes: This is the first time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams have run either of these two tire codes at Las Vegas, though they did run this exact combination at Michigan in August . . . they also ran this left-side code at both Kansas and Texas earlier in the season . . . compared to what was run at Las Vegas last year, this left-side code (D-4670) features a compound change for more grip, while this right-side code (D-4726) puts the Trucks on a multi-zone tread tire, with the inboard (2″) compound being the same as last year’s single tread and the outboard (10″) compound being more tractive for additional grip . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run liners in all four tire positions at Las Vegas . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

Bell Rings In First Playoffs Win At New Hampshire
2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs top seed Christopher Bell made his presence felt at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and set the tone for the Playoffs by winning the UNOH 175 Saturday in dominating fashion.

Bell captured Stages 1 and 2 in the race, as well as the checkered flag, to collect seven more playoff points and catapult his No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports team into the Round of 6. Bell was excited for his first Playoffs win this season and knows how important it was for his chances at a championship.

“This win was big for us. To be able to win the first Playoffs race allows us to be aggressive going forward to Vegas and Talladega, and try to win those races as opposed to last year. This is a credit to Rudy and the rest of the No. 4 team.”

You can listen to the rest of the post-race audio here.

With the win at New Hampshire, it gives Bell five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series wins in 2017. He’s led 666 laps with 11 top fives and 15 top 10s in 17 races this season.

Rear Gear Failure Sidelines Nemechek – Falls To Eighth In Playoffs Standings
NEMCO Motorsports and 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs driver John Hunter Nemechek couldn’t overcome mechanical issues in his first Playoffs race this season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

After starting 14th at New Hampshire, Nemechek headed to the garage by Lap 46 and learned he had a broken rear gear. It took his team 36 laps to fix the issue. He returned the race in 23rd and was able to salvage a 20th-place finish.

Nemechek fell to eighth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs standings and will look to get back on track at Las Vegas and Talladega.

Playoffs Finishers At New Hampshire
Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Christopher Bell captured the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs Round of 8’s opening race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Below is how the rest of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs field fared in the race:

6th – Matt Crafton
7th – Ben Rhodes
8th – Austin Cindric
9th – Johnny Sauter
10th – Kaz Grala
11th – Chase Briscoe
20th – John Hunter Nemechek

2017 NASCAR Playoffs Outlook Update: Post-New Hampshire
Following the opening NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, below is an updated Playoffs leaderboard:

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs By Round
The 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs kicked off the Round of 8 at New Hampshire Motorsports last weekend.

The Round of 8 continues with Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend with the Las Vegas 350, Saturday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Below is a look at the remaining NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs rounds and which tracks line up per round.

ROUND OF 8
Las Vegas 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
(Saturday, September 30 at 8 p.m. on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Fred’s Pharmacy 250 at Talladega Super Speedway
(Saturday, October 14 at 1 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

ROUND OF 6
Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway
(Saturday, October 28 at 1 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

JAG Metals 350 at Texas Motor Speedway
(Friday, November 3 at 8 p.m. on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway
(Friday, November 10 at 8:30 p.m. on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

CHAMPIONSHIP 4
Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway
(Friday, November 17 at 8 p.m. on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Trucking To The City Of Lights
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads next to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for its second Playoffs race of the Round of 8 – the Las Vegas 350, Saturday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Tyler Reddick is the defending race winner while Christopher Bell (sixth), Johnny Sauter (seventh) and Matt Crafton (eighth) all finished inside the top 10.

Bet The Over For A Different Winner At Vegas
In 20 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, there have been 18 different race winners.

There has never been a back-to-back race winner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway since the series began running there in 1996.

Jack Sprague, who won at Las Vegas in 1996 and 1998, and Mike Skinner, who won there in 2006 and 2008, are the only two drivers to have won at Las Vegas Motor Speedway more than once.

Tyler Reddick (2016), John West Townley (2015), Erik Jones (2014), Timothy Peters (2013) and Nelson Piquet Jr. (2012) are your last five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series winners at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway Quick Facts
As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Las Vegas 350 (Saturday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) below are some series quick facts at the second race of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs:

Races: 20
Pole Winners: 15
Youngest Pole Winner: Austin Dillon (09/25/2010 – 20 years, 4 months, 29 days)
Oldest Pole Winner: Ron Hornaday Jr. (10/15/2011 – 53 years, 3 months, 25 days)
Race Winners: 18
Youngest Winner: Erik Jones (09/27/2014 – 18 years, 3 months, 28 days)
Oldest Winner: Ron Hornaday Jr. (10/15/2011 – 53 years, 3 months, 25 days)
Races Won from Pole (or 1st Starting Position): 7
Last Race Won from Pole (or 1st Starting Position): Ron Hornaday Jr. (10/15/2011)
Race Record: Tyler Reddick – 143.163 mph
Qualifying Record: Mike Skinner – 178.065 mph (09/23/2006)

First Timers At Las Vegas 
There are six Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders making their track debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Saturday’s Las Vegas 350 (8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). They include: Chase Briscoe, Wendell Chavous, Austin Cindric, Noah Gragson Kaz Grala and Justin Haley.

Cody Coughlin, Stewart Friesen and Grant Enfinger are the three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Sunoco Rookie contenders who have made previous career starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

In 20 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Johnny Sauter (09/26/2009), David Starr (10/13/2002) and John Wes Townley (10/03/2015) are the only three drivers to win their first series race at Las Vegas.

David Starr (10/13/2002) is the only driver to win his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series pole at Las Vegas.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Etc.
Todd Gilliland Scores Best Career Finish At New Hampshire: NASCAR Next driver Todd Gilliland scored his best career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series finish when he placed third in the UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Gilliland has raced in four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races and has finishes of 20th (Dover), 21st (Gateway), 11th (Canadian Tire) and third (New Hampshire).

Enfinger Edging Briscoe In Sunoco Rookie Battle: Throughout the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders Chase Briscoe and Grant Enfinger have been battling for the Sunoco Rookie points lead. Following New Hampshire, Enfinger lengthened his lead over Briscoe by nine points. He leads 205-196 with six races remaining this season.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Owner Standings Update:Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 4 Toyota Tundra and No. 51 Toyota Tundra occupy spots No. 1 and No. 2 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner standings after 17 races this season. GMS Racing’s No. 21 Chevrolet Silverado (-40), ThorSport Racing’s No. 88 Toyota Tundra (-41), and Brad Keselowski Racing’s No. 19 Ford F-150 (-58) round out the top five.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Manufacturer Standings Update: Through 17 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races this season, Toyota leads Chevrolet by 25 points in the manufacturer standings, 633-608. Ford sits in third place at 536 points.