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NASCAR Truck Series Playoff clinch scenarios at Richmond Raceway


Eight drivers have already clinched a spot in the 10-driver NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series postseason field: Austin Hill, Zane Smith, Sheldon Creed, Matt Crafton, Grant Enfinger, Christian Eckes, Brett Moffitt and Ben Rhodes.

Can Clinch Via Points

If there is a new winner, the following drivers could clinch by being ahead of the 4th winless driver in the standings.

  • Tyler Ankrum: Would clinch with 52 points
  • Todd Gilliland: Could only clinch with help
  • Derek Kraus: Could only clinch with help

If there is a repeat winner, the following drivers could clinch by being ahead of the 5th winless driver in the standings. They would also clinch if there was a new winner among Brett Moffitt, Christian Eckes, Tyler Ankrum or Todd Gilliland and being ahead of the 4th winless in the standings.

  • Tyler Ankrum: Would clinch with 42 points
  • Todd Gilliland: Could only clinch with 46 points
  • Derek Kraus: Could only clinch with help

Can clinch via win

The following drivers would clinch on their win alone:

  • Tyler Ankrum
  • Todd Gilliland
  • Derek Kraus
  • Raphael Lessard
  • Tanner Gray
  • Stewart Friesen
  • Johnny Sauter
  • Ty Majeski
  • Austin Wayne Self
  • Tate Fogleman

The following drivers could clinch with a win and clinching a top 20 position:

  • Jordan Anderson: Would clinch with 47 points
  • Spencer Boyd: Would clinch with 48 points

Additionally, Austin Hill could clinch the Regular Season Championship on his own with 23 points.

NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Playoff Outlook following Darlington:

Rank Driver Points Race Wins Stage Wins Playoff Pts Pts From Cutoff
1 Sheldon Creed 512 3 5 20 In On Wins
2 Zane Smith # 544 2 4 14
3 Grant Enfinger 455 2 1 11
4 Austin Hill 600 1 2 7
5 Ben Rhodes 537 1 0 5
6 Matt Crafton 480 1 0 5
7 Brett Moffitt 562 0 5 5 129
8 Christian Eckes # 505 0 0 0 72
9 Tyler Ankrum 447 0 0 0 14
10 Todd Gilliland 443 0 2 2 10
11 Derek Kraus # 433 0 0 0 -10
12 Raphael Lessard # 377 0 0 0 -66
13 Tanner Gray # 350 0 0 0 -93
14 Stewart Friesen 343 0 0 0 -100
15 Johnny Sauter 318 0 1 1 -125

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