NC Education Lottery 200
Charlotte Motor Speedway
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #6 of 23 for the 2018 season
Race:Friday May 18, 2018 in Concord, NC
Title Sponsor: NC Education Lottery
Race Time: 8:30pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 8:49pm/et
Television Race Coverage: FoxSports1 – 8:30pm/et
TV Listings, Links and Info: Jayski’s TV Listings Page
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Times are local to the Track and subject to change
Thursday, May 17
12:00 PM 2:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
1:30 PM 4:00 PM NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
2:00 PM 5:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
Friday, May 18
7:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
8:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
8:15 AM 8:30 AM NCWTS ROOKIE TRACK RIDE
9:05 AM 9:55 AM NCWTS 1ST PRACTICE
10:35 AM 11:25 AM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
3:00 PM 3:45 PM NCWTS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
4:40 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
5:45 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
6:35 PM MENCS QUALIFYING (THREE LAPS, WITH PIT STOP – IMPOUND)
8:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
8:30 PM NCWTS RACE (134 LAPS, 201 MILES)
NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Johnny Sauter pulls away to win at Charlotte for first time: As drivers battled for position behind him, Johnny Sauter pulled away his No. 21 GMS Racing Chevrolet during the final 10-lap run to win Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.[More](5-18-2018)
Sauter wins Charlotte: #21-Johnny Sauter led a race-high 71 of the 134 laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday night to win the NC Education Lottery Camping World Truck Series race. It was Sauter’s first win at Charlotte in the Truck Series, his third of the season, and 20th win of his career.
#51-Kyle Busch overcame two pitroad penalties to finish second. #46-Brandon Jones, #16-Brett Moffitt, #41-Ben Rhodes, #52-Stewart Friesen, #75-Parker Kligerman, #18-Noah Gragson, #8-John Hunter Nemechak and #4-Todd Gilliland were the remainder of the top-10.
There were seven caution flags for 36 laps and 11 lead changes among five leaders.
See results on the Charlotte race results page(5-18-2018)
Charlotte Truck Series Race Fast Facts:
Johnny Sauter won the 16th Annual North Carolina Education Lottery 200, his 20th victory in 228
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his third victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in ten races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Kyle Busch(i) (second) posted his 11th top-10 finish in 12 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his
third top-10 finish in 2018.
Brandon Jones(i) (third) posted his first top-10 finish in four races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Todd Gilliland (10th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Johnny Sauter leads the point standings by 59 points over Noah Gragson.
Sauter becomes the sixth different driver in series history to post three or more wins (Daytona, Dover
and Charlotte) in the first seven races of the season; joining Kyle Busch (four wins: 2014, 2011), Matt
Crafton (three wins: 2015), Mike Skinner (three wins: 2007, 1996, 1995), Ron Hornaday Jr. (three wins:
1995) and Ted Musgrave (three wins: 2001)
(NASCAR Statistics) (5-18-2018)
Stage 1 – 40, winner, #16-Brett Moffitt
Stage 2 – 80, winner, #8-John Hunter Nemechek
Stage 3 – 134, race winner, #21-Johnny Sauter
Camping World Truck standings following Charlotte:
1) #21-Johnny Sauter, 329 [3 wins]
2) #18-Noah Gragson, 270, -59 [1 win]
3) #16-Brett Moffitt, 264, -65, [1 win]
4) #41-Ben Rhodes, 250, -79
5) #98-Grant Enfinger, 239, -90
6) #88-Matt Crafton, 237, -92
7) #52-Stewart Friesen, 209 -120
8) #24-Justin Haley, 208, -121
9) #25-Dalton Sagreant, 193, -136
10) #13-Myatt Snider, 189, -140
See complete standings on Driver points standings page and the owner’s standings are posted on the Owner points standings page. (5-18-2018)
Free Pass – Who got a lap back on each caution at Charlotte: (and their finish)
Caution 1: #33-Reaume, 24th
Caution 2: #13-Snider, 15th
Caution 3: #33-Reaume, 24th
Caution 4: #15-Lyons, 23rd
Caution 5: none
Caution 6: #15-Lyons, 23rd
Caution 7: #33-Reaume, 24th
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Sauter on Truck pole at Charlotte: #21-Johnny Sauter will start from the pole for Friday’s Camping World Truck Series NC Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway after rain forced NASCAR to set the field via the rulebook.
#18-Noah Gragson, #4-Todd Gilliland, #51-Kyle Busch, #98-Grant Enfinger, #16-Brett Moffitt, #41-Ben Rhodes, #88-Matt Crafton, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, and #52-Stewart Friesen.
Did not qualify: #7-Korbin Forrister, #92-Timothy Peters and #17-Bo LeMastus.
The starting lineup is posted on the Charlotte starting lineup page(5-11-2018)
Sargeant fastest in final Charlotte Truck practice: #25-Dalton Sargeant was fastest during the final Truck Series practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a speed of 178.950mph. #41-Ben Rhodes, #24-Justin Haley, #18-Noah Gragson, #13-Myatt Snider, #2-Cody Coughlin, #88-Matt Crafton, #4-Todd Gilliland, #51-Kyle Busch, and #21-Johnny Sauter followed in the top-10. Practice 2 speeds (pdf)(5-18-2018)
#22-Austin Wayne Self hit the wall in the opening minutes of practice. The team pulled out the back-up truck. See complete results on the Practice 1 speeds (pdf)(5-18-2018)
Truck Series entry list:There are 36 trucks entered for Friday’s NC Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. See the complete list on the Charlotte entry list page (pdf). (5-14-2018)
Goodyear Fast Facts — Charlotte: Teams in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will run completely different tire set-ups at Charlotte this week . . . for the Trucks, this is the same right-side tire code they ran at Charlotte last year, with a new left-side tire code.[More](5-15-2018)