Friday, May 7, 2021 - Darlington Raceway
Laps: 147 - Stages: 45/90/147
TV: FS1 - Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR
Sheldon Creed holds off Ben Rhodes for Darlington win: After a 17-truck wreck effectively ended Kyle Busch Motorsports’ stranglehold on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Sheldon Creed outdueled Ben Rhodes on the final two restarts to win Friday night’s LiftKits4Less.com 200 at Darlington Raceway(Read More)(5-7-2021)
#2-Sheldon Creed somehow left his truck in one piece and won the caution filled LiftKits4Less.com 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Darlington Raceway on Friday night. The win is his first win of the season, first at Darlington, and sixth of his career. Creed also pocketed an addition $50,000 with the win, as Darlington was the first of three races under the Triple Truck Challenge Presented by Womply.
#99-Ben Rhodes was leading for the restart with two laps remaining but got loose as Creed drove away. #1-Hailie Deegan spun on the last lap and brought out the yellow flag, ending the race under caution.
#42-Carson Hocevar scored a career-best finish of third.
#88-Matt Crafton, #98-Grant Enfinger, #13-Johnny Sauter, #56-Timmy Hill, #4-John Hunter Nemechek, #22-Austin Wayne Self, and #3-Jordan Anderson were the remainder of the top-10.
There were 20 lead changes among 12 drivers and 12 cautions for 66 yellow flag laps spanning the 147-lap race.
The average speed of the race was: 81.041mph.
Pole sitter #4-John Hunter Nemechek led 65 laps and won stage 2 but was one of 17 trucks involved in an accident following a restart on lap 118. Stage 1 winner #38-Todd Gilliland was also involved. He finished 15th.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.
Race Fast Facts – Darlington
Sheldon Creed won the 2nd Annual Liftkits4less.com 200, his sixth victory in 61 Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2021.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in two races at Darlington Raceway.
Ben Rhodes (second) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Darlington Raceway. It is his seventh top-10 finish in 2021.
Carson Hocevar # (third) posted his first top-10 finish in his first race at Darlington Raceway.
Carson Hocevar (third) was the highest finishing rookie.
Sheldon Creed won the first race of the Triple Truck Challenge presented by Womply.
Truck Series Playoff Standings after Darlington:
1) #4-John Hunter Nemechek, 368 (2 wins)
2) #99-Ben Rhodes, 322 (2 wins)
3) #2-Sheldon Creed, 286, (1 win)
4) #16-Austin Hill, 275, -93
5) #88-Matt Crafton, 247, -121
6) #38-Todd Gilliland, 236, -132
7) #52-Stewart Friesen, 233, -135
8) #21-Zane Smith, 230, -138
9) #13-Johnny Sauter, 200, -168
10) #42-Carson Hocevar, 195, -173
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.
#4-John Hunter Nemechek will start from the Cometic Gasket pole for the LiftKits4Less.com 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Darlington Raceway on Saturday. #16-Austin Hill will start second, with #21-Zane Smith, #99-Ben Rhodes, #38-Todd Gilliland, #13-Johnny Sauter, #52-Stewart Friesen, #18-Chandler Smith, #88-Matt Crafton and #1-Hailie Deegan following in the the top-10.
See the complete LiftKits4Less.com 200 Starting Lineup.(5-5-2021)
Entry List for the LiftKits4Less.com 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Darlington Raceway is posted, teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
With no practice or qualifying on the schedule, the field expands to 40 trucks.
Three drivers will miss race; #14-Trey Hutchens, #49-Ray Ciccarelli, #96-Todd Peck were excluded by points due to the 40-team cutoff.
Notes: Ryan Reed is in the #24 vacated by Raphael Lessard. Erik Darnell returns to Truck action in the #45 for Niece, the former Brett Moffitt entry. The #44 for Niece is TBA.
See the full entry list on the Entry List
Weekend On-Track Schedule
Thursday, May 6
5:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)
5:30 PM 7:30 PM DRIVER MOTORHOME PARKING (SCREENING IN PROGRESS)
Friday, May 7
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
11:00 AM 6:30 PM OPERATIONS ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
11:30 AM 1:30 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
1:30 PM 6:30 PM NCWTS TEAM ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
1:30 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
2:00 PM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
7:10 PM NCWTS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
7:15 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (DRIVERS STANDING BY TRUCKS)
7:30 PM NCWTS RACE (STAGES 45/90/147 LAPS = 200.1 MILES)
10:30 PM Approx NCWTS HAULERS EXIT