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2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Knoxville Raceway Race Page

Friday, July 9, 2021 - Knoxville Raceway
8:00pm/et
Laps: 150 - Stages: 40/90/150
TV: FS1 -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race News

Race Rundown

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Austin Hill wins drama-filled inaugural NASCAR Truck race at Knoxville: At the end of a remarkable race on an equally remarkable race track, Austin Hill took home the trophy in Friday night’s Corn Belt 150 at Knoxville Raceway. After a fourth attempt at overtime in the inaugural NASCAR Truck Series event at the iconic .5-mile dirt track, Hill scored his first victory of the season in a race that featured 14 cautions and a 17-car pileup in Turn 1 that could rival the biggest “Big One” at Talladega.(Read More)(7-9-2021)

#16-Austin Hill won the inaugural Corn Belt 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Knoxville Raceway on Friday night, holding the lead over #18-Chandler Smith following the fourth and final overtime restart. The win is his first of the season and the seventh win of his career.
#98-Grant Enfinger and #38-Todd Gilliland were third and fourth.
Pole winner #19-Derek Kraus won the opening stages, had a few run-ins throughout the race, and finished fifth.
#88-Matt Crafton, #99-Ben Rhodes, #51-Brian Brown, #12-Tate Fogleman, and #30-Danny Bohn closed out the top-10.
#88-Crafton and #21-Zane Smith, who finished 14th, each clinched a spot in the playoffs with their finishes.
#4-John Hunter Nemechek finished 11th and clinched the regular season championship.
The debut race for the trucks on the famed Iowa dirt track saw a total of 14 caution flags spanning 80 yellow flag laps. The big incident of the night fell on lap 155 when 17 trucks were involved in a pileup, forcing a nearly 15-minute red flag period for track cleanup. Defending series champion, #2-Sheldon Creed, and sprint car staple #17-Donny Schatz, making his series debut, were among those involved.
There were 20 lead changes among seven drivers. Due to the aforementioned 14 cautions for 80 yellow flag laps, the average speed of the race was slowed to 36.802 mph.
See race details at: Race ResultsDriver Point StandingsOwner Point StandingsCumulative ReportPenalty Report

Race Fast Facts – Knoxville
Austin Hill won the Inaugural Corn Belt 150 Presented by Premier Chevy Dealers at Knoxville Raceway, his seventh victory in 111 Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his first victory and 11th top-10 finish in 2021.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in one race at Knoxville Raceway.
Chandler Smith # (second) posted his first top-10 finish in one race at Knoxville Raceway. It is his fifth top-10 finish in 2021.
Grant Enfinger (third) posted his eighth top-10 finish this season.
Chandler Smith (second) was the highest finishing rookie.
(NASCAR)(7-9-2021)

Truck Series Playoff Standings after Knoxville:
1) #4-John Hunter Nemechek 605, (5 wins)
2) #99-Ben Rhodes, 520, (2 wins)
3) #16-Austin Hill, 510, (1 win)
4) #38-Todd Gilliland, 458, (1 win)
5) #2-Sheldon Creed, 413, (1 win)
6) #21-Zane Smith, 451, (in on points)
7) #88-Matt Crafton, 430, (in on points)
8) #42-Carson Hocevar, 372, +61
9) #52-Stewart Friesen, 364, +53
10) Chandler Smith, 351, +40
Currently outside the playoffs:
11) #19-Derek Kraus, 311, -40
12) #26-Tyler Ankrum, 307, -44
13) #13-Johnny Sauter, 300, -51
See the Drivers Point Standings and Owners Point Standings.

Trucks to the rear: #4-Nemechek(backup), #02-Windom(driver change)

#19-Derek Kraus will start from the Cometic Gasket pole for the Corn Belt 150 presented by Premier Chevy Dealers NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Knoxville Raceway. Kraus earned the pole based on points earned for his heat finishing position and passing points. It is the second pole of his career.
#26-Tyler Ankrum, #38-Todd Gilliland, #1-Hailie Deegan, #42-Carson Hocevar, #13-Sauter, #3-Parker Price-Miller, #20-Kyle Strickler, #88-Matt Crafton, #18-Chandler Smith.
#25-Josh Berry, #20-Strickler, #26-Ankrum, and #42-Hocevar each won a qualifying race.
#02-Windom will drop to the rear for a driver change in place of Michael Annett. #4-John Hunter Nemechek will also drop to the rear for using a backup truck following a wreck in practice on Thursday.

Qualifying Format for Knoxville

Qualifying Race Draw

Pit Stall selections

Practice for the Corn Belt 150 presented by Premier Chevy Dealers NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Knoxville Raceway is over, after 80 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#18-Smith, 81.070
#88-Crafton, 80.884
#19-Kraus, 80.652
#17-Schatz, 80.264
#1-Deegan, 80.253
Slowest: #39-Cobb 72.575
Most laps run: #45-Noland, 93
Fastest 10 consecutive laps (of 33 drivers): #4-Nemechek, 78.185
Notes: #4-Nemechek, #2-Creed, #38-Gilliland, #33-Rouse, #44-Alexander were among those to suffer damage to their trucks after single-truck incidents. #49-Gordon did not turn a lap.
See complete results on the Practice speeds page

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

Entry List for the Corn Belt 150 presented by Premier Chevy Dealers NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Knoxville Raceway is posted, 40 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some notes: #02-Michael Annett, #3-Parker Price-Miller, #4-Chase Briscoe, #17-Donny Schatz, #33-Devon Rouse, #37-Brett Moffitt, #41-Cody Erickson, #44-Morgan Alexander, #45-Jett Noland, #51-Brian Brown, #62-Jessica Friesen.
See the full entry list on the Entry List page.


Weekend On-Track Schedule

Wednesday, July 7
7:30 AM 7:30 PM TRACK PREPARATION (KNOXVILLE RACEWAY)
7:30 AM 7:30 PM EVENT OPERATIONS SET UP
2:00 PM 8:00 PM BROADCASTING SET UP
4:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Thursday, July 8
7:30 AM 5:30 PM TRACK PREPARATION (KNOXVILLE RACEWAY)
1:30 PM 3:30 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOADING)
3:00 PM 8:30 PM NASCAR COMPETITION CREDENTIALING OPEN
3:30 PM 9:30 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
4:00 PM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (OUTSIDE OF AMBULANCE BUILDING)
4:00 PM 4:30 PM DRIVER TRACK WALK
4:30 PM 8:30 PM VIP GUEST CREDENTIALING OPEN
** MINORS RESTRICTED (ENFORCED 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ON-TRACK SESSIONS) **
4:30 PM 9:30 PM NCWTS ** ) VIP GARAGE ACCESS PERMITTED
5:00 PM NCWTS RANDOM DRAWING (QUALIFYING RACE ASSIGNMENT) (VIRTUAL)
6:05 PM 7:25 PM NCWTS PRACTICE

Friday, July 9
7:30 AM 5:30 PM TRACK PREPARATION (KNOXVILLE RACEWAY)
12:30 PM 8:00 PM NASCAR COMPETITION CREDENTIALING OPEN
1:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
2:00 PM 8:00 PM VIP GUEST CREDENTIALING OPEN
** MINORS RESTRICTED (ENFORCED 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ON-TRACK SESSIONS) **
2:00 PM NCWTS ** ) VIP GARAGE ACCESS PERMITTED
4:00 PM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (OUTSIDE OF AMBULANCE BUILDING)
6:00 PM (7:00 PM) NCWTS 1ST QUALIFYING RACE (15 LAPS)
6:15 PM (7:15 PM) NCWTS 2ND QUALIFYING RACE (15 LAPS)
6:30 PM (7:30 PM) NCWTS 3RD QUALIFYING RACE (15 LAPS)
6:45 PM (7:45 PM) NCWTS 4TH QUALIFYING RACE (15 LAPS)
7:00 PM 7:30 PM TRACK PREPARATION (KNOXVILLE RACEWAY)
7:00 PM GRID ACCESS OPEN TO PROPERLY CREDENTIALED GUESTS
7:35 PM NCWTS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
7:40 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (DRIVERS STANDING BY TRUCKS)
8:00 PM (9:00 PM) NCWTS RACE (STAGES 40/90/150 LAPS = 75 MILES)
11:30 PM Approx NCWTS HAULERS EXIT

Past Knoxville Races

N/A – New Truck race in 2021

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