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#18-Chandler Smith needed to win to advance to the next round of the playoffs and he did. Following a restart just five laps from the finish, Smith muscled the lead away from the dominant #2-Sheldon Creed to win the UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway and advance to the Round of 8. It is his first career Truck Series win.
#2-Creed, who started from the pole, won both of the opening stages, and led 189 of the 200 laps, was leading at the time of the restart. However, he was outnumbered by Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Smith and #4-John Hunter Nemechek. Smith took the position from Creed in the low lane with Nemechek in his tire tracks. As the two dusted it up, Creed drifted high and fell back in the pack with a flat tire. He limped home to a 19thplace finish.
#98-Grant Enfinger muscled by Nemechek at the finish for second, with Nemechek crossing the line in third. He was followed by #52-Stewart Friesen, #13-Johnny Sauter, #42-Carson Hocevar, #88-Matt Crafton, #21-Zane Smith, #99-Ben Rhodes, and #38-Todd Gilliland.
Despite finishing 10th, Gilliland failed to advance to the next round of the playoffs. He missed the cut by just two points. #16-Austin Hill also failed to move on. He was involved in a wreck that set up the final restart and failed to finish the race.
There were 3 lead changes among 3 drivers and 11 cautions for 85 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was 59.479mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points, Driver Points Reseed, Owner Points, Owner Points Reseed, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report

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Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts
Las Vegas  Motor Speedway
9:00 pm/et Friday, September 24, 2021
Green flag: 9:13pm/et
TV: FS1
Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR
(Stages: 30/60/134 laps = 201 miles)
No practice or qualifying.
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Truck Series Playoff Standings after Bristol

Truck Series Playoff Standings after Bristol:
1) #2-Sheldon Creed, 2166, 2 wins in Round of 10
2) #18-Chandler Smith, 2098, 1 win in Round of 10
3) #4-John Hunter Nemechek, 2165, in on points
4) #88-Matt Crafton, 2133, in on points
5) #52-Stewart Friesen, 2133, in on points
6) #42-Carson Hocevar, 2103, +3
7) #99-Ben Rhodes,2102, +2
8) #21-Zane Smith, 2102, +2
Missed the Round of 8
9) #38-Todd Gilliland, 2100, -2
10) #16-Austin Hill, 2094, -8
See the Driver Point Standings and the  Owner Point Standings

Reset Truck Series Playoff Standings after Bristol:
1) #4-John Hunter Nemechek, 3050
2) #2-Sheldon Creed, 3026, -24
3) #99-Ben Rhodes,3019, -31
4) #21-Zane Smith, 3009, -41
5) #18-Chandler Smith, 3006, -44
6) #88-Matt Crafton, 3004, -46
7) #42-Carson Hocevar, 3002, -48
8) #52-Stewart Friesen, 3001, -49
See Driver Points Reseed and Owner Points Reseed


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