Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - Charlotte Motor Speedway
Laps: 134- Stages: 30/60/134
TV: FS1 - Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR
Weekend On-Track Schedule
Times are Eastern.
Monday, May 25
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
4:30 PM 5:00 PM NGROTS ROOKIE MEETING (TELECONFERENCE)
5:00 PM NGROTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
Tuesday, May 26
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10:30 AM 12:30 PM NGROTS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
12:30 PM 7:30 PM NGROTS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
6:00 PM 7:30 PM NGROTS ENGINE PRIME & FINAL ADJUSTMENTS (PIT ROAD)
7:50 PM NGROTS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
8:00 PM NGROTS RACE (STAGES 30/60/134 LAPS = 201 MILES )
Chase Elliott earns $100K for virus relief with Gander Trucks win over Kyle Busch: On his first try, the bounty hunter got his prey. In the closing laps of Tuesday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott held off a determined charge from Kyle Busch in the closing laps to earn the victory and a $100,000 bounty offered to any full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver who could beat Busch. Not bad for a guy who hadn’t competed in a NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race since 2017.(Read More)(5-27-2020)
#24-Chase Elliott won the NC Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday night. It was the first time the trucks have hit the track since the season was brought to a halt in March due to COVID-19. The win is Elliott’s first of 2020 and third of his career.
#51-Kyle Busch finished second, followed by #21-Zane Smith, #23-Brett Moffitt, #2-Sheldon Creed, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #13-Johnny Sauter, #45-Ty Majeski, #16-Austin Hill, and pole-sitter, #99-Ben Rhodes.
With the win, Elliott secured $100,000 in his name toward COVID-19 relief. Initially, Kevin Harvick offered up $50,000 outright to any Cup Series regular to beat Busch in the Truck Series, but that was before the pandemic. In the series return at Charlotte, Harvick altered the offering, along with another $50,000 being matched by series sponsor Gander RV & Outdoors CEO Marcus Lemonis.
There were 19 lead changes among 10 drivers and 7 cautions for 37 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was 111.978mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Point Standings, Owners Point Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report
Race Fast Facts – Charlotte
Chase Elliott(i) won the 18th Annual North Carolina Education Lottery 200, his third victory in 13 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2020.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in two races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Kyle Busch(i) (second) posted his 13th top-10 finish in 15 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his second top-10 finish in 2020.
Zane Smith # (third) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Zane Smith (third) was the highest finishing rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(5-26-2020)
Truck Series Playoff Standings after Charlotte:
1) #98-Grant Enfinger (1 win), 81
2) #16-Austin Hill, 120
3) #13-Johnny Sauter, 103, -17
4) #21-Zane Smith, 103, -17
5) #99-Ben Rhodes, 99, -21
6) #23-Brett Moffitt, 98, -22
7) #2-Sheldon Creed, 90, -30
8) #18-Christian Eckes, 78, -42
9) #26-Tyler Ankrum, 76, -44
10) #9-Codie Rohrbaugh, 72, -48
See the Drivers Point Standings and Owners Point Standings
Pit Stalls (Order based on Las Vegas qualifying.)
#99-Ben Rhodes will start Tuesday’s NC Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway from the pole.
##26-Tyler Ankrum will start second, followed by #15-Tyler Gray, #88-Matt Crafton, #16-Austin Hill, #18-Christian Eckes, #45-Ty Majeski, #13-Johnny Sauter, #98-Grant Enfinger, and #52-Stewart Friesen in the top-10.
The lineup was based on a draw off of points.
See the Charlotte Starting Lineup.
- Positions 1 -10: The first 10 NGROTS Teams based on the Adverse Conditions Line Up Eligibility will be assigned starting positions 1st – 10th using a random draw.
- Positions 11 – 21: The next 11 NGROTS Teams based on the Adverse Conditions Line Up eligibility will be assigned starting positions 11- 21 using a random draw.
- positions 22 – 32: The next 11 NGROTS Teams based on the Adverse Conditions Line Up eligibility will be assigned starting positions 22nd – 32nd using a random draw.
- Any vehicles that are eligible for the Event in position 33rd – 40th will be assigned starting positions based on their order of eligibility.
Entry List for the NC Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is posted, 40 teams/drivers are listed.
Since 47 trucks entered, but with the field expanding to 40 due to the qualifying session being canceled, the teams of Tim Viens, Erik Jones, Norm Benning, Trey Hutchens, Bryant Barnhill, Dawson Cram and Parker Kligerman were excluded based on points.
See the full entry list on the Entry List page(pdf).