Friday, September 24, 2021 - Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Laps: 134 - Stages: 40/80/134
TV: FS1 - Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR
Christian Eckes Leads Historic 1-2-3-4 Finish for ThorSport Racing: For the second consecutive week the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series crowned a first-time winner. Christian Eckes, a 20-year old New York native, took the lead on a final restart with four laps remaining to claim his first trophy and lead a historic 1-2-3-4 finish for the ThorSport Racing team.(Read More)(9-24-2021)
#98-Christian Eckes won the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday night. Eckes took the lead with a three-wide pass following a restart with four laps to go. The caution flag waved again on the last lap for a wreck, ending the race under yellow, allowing Eckes to nab his first career victory.
#99-Ben Rhodes, #88-Matt Crafton, #13-Johnny Sauter followed, giving ThorSport Racing the top four finishing positions.
#38-Todd Gilliland, #52-Stewart Friesen, #9-Grant Enfinger, #22-Austin Wayne Self, #40-Ryan Truex, and #16-Austin Hill were the rest of the top-10.
#38-Gilliland won Stage 2 and led the most laps of the night, pacing 66 of the 134.
Many Playoff drivers had troubles throughout the night. Pole-sitter and Stage 1 winner, #4-John Hunter Nemechek had power issues. #21-Zane Smith suffered a flat tire while battling Nemechek for position, but also had issues with a battery. #2-Sheldon Creed and #18-Chandler Smith were involved in a frightening crash. Both were okay. On lap 127 #42-Carson Hocevar spun while attempting to drop to pit road for a flat tire. He was then penalized by NASCAR for intentionally bringing out the yellow and was held a lap on pit road.
There were 14 lead changes among 11 drivers and 10 cautions for 39 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 105.358 mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.
Race Fast Facts – Las Vegas
Christian Eckes won the 25th Annual Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 Presented by Westgate Resorts,
his first victory in 45 Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2021.
This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in six races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Ben Rhodes (P) (second) posted his seventh top-10 finish in 11 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It
is his 14th top-10 finish in 2021.
Matt Crafton (P) (third) posted his 16th top-10 finish in 26 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Chase Purdy (13th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Ben Rhodes (P) leads the point standings by 6 points over John Hunter Nemechek (P).
Truck Series Playoff Standings after Las Vegas:
1) #99-Ben Rhodes, 3070
2) #4-John Hunter Nemechek, 3064, -6
3) #52-Stewart Friesen, 3045, -25
4) #88-Matt Crafton, 3041, -29
Outside of the Championship 4
5) #2-Sheldon Creed, 3036, -34
6) #42-Carson Hocevar, 3025, -45
7) #21-Zane Smith, 3022, -48
8) #18-Chandler Smith, 3017, -53
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.
#4-John Hunter Nemechek will start from the Cometic Gasket pole for the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday.
#18-Chandler Smith will start second, followed by ##52-Stewart Friesen, #21-Zane Smith, #42-Carson Hocevar, #88-Matt Crafton, #99-Ben Rhodes, #38-Todd Gilliland, #2-Sheldon Creed, and #16-Austin Hill.
See the complete lineup on the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 Starting Lineup page
The Entry List for the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is posted. 37 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
#3-Disavino, #25-Moffitt, #32-Holmes, #33-Lupton, #34-McLaughlin, #45-Hacker, #51-Dollar.
See the full entry list on the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 Entry List page
Weekend On-Track Schedule
Thursday, September 23
5:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)
Friday, September 24
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
9:00 AM 11:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
11:00 AM 5:00 PM NCWTS TEAM ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
11:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
11:30 AM 12:00 PM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
5:40 PM NCWTS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
5:45 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (DRIVERS STANDING BY TRUCKS)
6:00 PM (9:00 PM) NCWTS RACE (STAGES 30/60/134 LAPS = 201 MILES)
8:30 PM Approx NCWTS HAULERS EXIT