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2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Charlotte Motor Speedway Race Page

Friday, May 28, 2021 - Charlotte Motor Speedway
8:30pm/et
Laps: 134 - Stages: 30/60/134

TV: FS1 -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

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John Hunter Nemechek holds off Carson Hocevar for Charlotte victory: With his third victory of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, John Hunter Nemechek reaffirmed Kyle Busch Motorsports’ mastery of 1.5-mile intermediate tracks on Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.(Read More)(5-28-2021)

#4-John Hunter Nemechek won the NC Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday night. The win is his first at Charlotte, third of the season, and ninth of his career. He also scored an additional $50,000 with the win, courtesy the Triple Truck Challenge.
#42-Carson Hocevar scored a career-best second place finish.
#99-Ben Rhodes, #52-Stewart Friesen, pole-sitter #38-Todd Gilliland, and #18-Chandler Smith finished in positions three through six.
#66-Ty Majeski, in his first of two scheduled races with ThorSport Racing, finished seventh.
#19-Derek Kraus, #16-Austin Hill, and #21-Zane Smith closed out the top-10.
#2-Sheldon Creed won stage 1. He was later involved in an accident and failed to finish the race. #21-Zane Smith won stage 2.
#14-Trey Hutchens and #13-Johnny Sauter were involved in a jaw-dropping wreck on lap 115. Hutchens slowed on 115 after cutting a tire and #13-Sauter slammed into his slowed machine, obliterating both race trucks. Both drivers were unscathed. #4-Nemechek’s windshield and roof suffered damage from debris, but he was able to hold on following the final restart just 10 laps from the finish.
There were 12 lead changes among nine drivers and five cautions for 31 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 114.331mph.
See race details at: Race ResultsDriver PointsOwner PointsCumulative ReportPenalty Report

Race Fast Facts – Charlotte Motor Speedway
John Hunter Nemechek won the 18th Annual North Carolina Education Lottery 200, his ninth victory in 112 Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his third victory and eighth top-10 finish in 2021.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in five races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Carson Hocevar # (second) posted his first top-10 finish in his series debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his fourth top-10 finish in 2021.
Ben Rhodes (third) posted his fifth top-10 finish in six races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Carson Hocevar (second) was the highest finishing rookie.
This is Kyle Busch Motorsport’s seventh NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway and 86th all-time in the series
(NASCAR)(5-28-2021)

Truck Series Playoff Standings after Charlotte:
1) #4-John Hunter Nemechek (3 wins)
2) #99-Ben Rhodes (2 wins)
3) #2-Sheldon Creed (1 win)
4) #38-Todd Gilliland (1 win)
5) #16-Austin Hill, 347, -98
6) #21-Zane Smith, 302, -143
7) #88-Matt Crafton, 300, -145
8) #52-Stewart Friesen, 293, -152
9) #42-Carson Hocevar, 264, -181
10) #13-Johnny Sauter, 221, -224
See the Driver Point Standings and Owner Point Standings

#38-Todd Gilliland will start from the Cometic Gasket pole for the NC Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway due to weather. NASCAR made the call to cancel qualifying for Friday night’s race after rain moved through the area. 40 trucks initially entered the event, but two withdrew, leaving the remaining 38 trucks to make the field.
#2-Sheldon Creed will start second, followed by #16-Austin Hill, #4-John Hunter Nemechek, #99-Ben Rhodes, #21-Zane Smith, #26-Tyler Ankrum, #9-Grant Enfinger, #42-Carson Hocevar, #88-Matt Crafton in the top-10.
See the complete NC Education Lottery 200 Starting Lineup page.(5-28-2021)

Qualifying Order

Practice for the NC Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#16-Hill 177.684
#4-Nemechek 177.585
#42-Hocevar 177.579
#2-Creed 177.532
#15-Gray 177.241
Slowest: #33-Ogata 160.547
Most laps run: #18-Smith, 22
No drivers ran 10 consecutive laps.
Notes: #25-Timothy Peters, #4-John Hunter Nemechek,#33-Okinori Ogata, #51-Drew Dollar, #30-Danny Bohn, #3-Keith McGee, #34-CJ McLaughlin had troubles in practice. Peters cut a tire and hit the wall early. His team pulled out the backup. #51-Dollar also went to a backup after heavy contact with the wall. #33-Ogata’s team does not have a backup. They are attempting to repair the truck in time for qualifying.
See complete results on the Practice speeds page(5-28-2021)

Pitstall Selections

There will be one practice session and a qualifying session for the NC Education Lottery 200.
36 drivers will make the field.
Qualifying will be based on one timed lap. The top 20 qualifying owners from the previous race that are present at the current race will be the final 20 positions in the qualifying order based on the random draw. The balance of the field will draw for the first qualifying positions.

Crew Rosters

The Entry List for the NC Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is posted. There are 40 teams/drivers [for 36 spots].
Since 40 trucks are entered, four drivers will miss race.
Some entries include: #51-Drew Dollar, #66-Ty Majeski.
See the full entry list on the Entry List page

Goodyear Tire Notes


Weekend On-Track Schedule

Thursday, May 27

2:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)
5:30 PM 7:30 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Friday, May 28
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
8:30 AM 7:30 PM NCWTS TEAM ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
8:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
9:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
10:30 AM NCWTS RANDOM DRAWING (QUALIFYING LINEUP) (VIRTUAL)
10:30 AM 11:00 AM AMS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
11:00 AM 11:30 AM AMS CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)
11:35 AM 12:25 PM NCWTS PRACTICE
5:35 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING (IMPOUND) (SINGLE VEHICLE / ONE LAP ALL POSITIONS)
8:05 PM NCWTS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
8:10 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (DRIVERS STANDING BY TRUCKS)
8:30 PM NCWTS RACE (STAGES 30/60/134 LAPS = 201 MILES)
11:30 PM Approx NCWTS HAULERS EXIT

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