Friday, March 5, 2021 - Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Laps: 134 - Stages: 40/80/134
TV: FS1 - Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR
John Hunter Nemechek holds off Kyle Busch to win Truck race at Las Vegas: John Hunter Nemechek earned his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in four years, holding off his boss Kyle Busch by 0.695-seconds for the victory in Friday night’s Bucked Up 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It was a 1-2 finish for Kyle Busch Motorsports. Nemechek, 23, of Mooresville, N.C., led a race best 94 laps in the No. 4 Toyota – the pair combined to lead a dominating 110 of the 134 total laps with each taking a Stage victory.(Read More)(3-5-2021)
Truck Series Playoff Standings after Las Vegas:
1) #99-Ben Rhodes, 136, (2 wins)
2) #4-John Hunter Nemechek, 150, (1 win)
3) #2-Sheldon Creed, 115, -35
4) #88-Matt Crafton, 110, -40
5) #18-Chandler Smith, 90, -60
6) #52-Stewart Friesen, 80, -70
7) #38-Todd Gilliland, 69, -81
8) #13-Johnny Sauter, 69, -81
9) #42-Carson Hocevar, 68, -82
10) #22-Austin Wayne Self, 68, -82
See the Driver Points Standings and Owner Points Standings
#4-John Hunter Nemechek won the Bucked Up 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday night, holding off his Kyle Busch Motorsports team owner #51-Kyle Busch, following a restart six laps from the finish. #16-Austin Hill made his 100th career start at Las Vegas and finished third. #52-Stewart Friesen, #88-Matt Crafton, #21-Zane Smith, #9-Grant Enfinger, #75-Parker Kligerman, and #98-Christian Eckes claimed spots four through nine.
#99-Ben Rhodes won the first two races of the 2021 Truck Series season, started from the pole position on Friday night, and closed out the top-10.
KBM dominated the race, with #4-Nemechek winning stage 1 and #51-Busch claiming stage 2. Nemechek led 94 of the 134 laps.
There were nine lead changes among five drivers and nine cautions for 48 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 96.134mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.
Race Fast Facts – Las Vegas
John Hunter Nemechek won the 4th Annual Bucked Up 200, his seventh victory in 105 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in 2021.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in seven races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Kyle Busch(i) (second) posted his fifth top-10 finish in five races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2021.
Austin Hill (third) posted his fifth top-10 finish in seven races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Chandler Smith (19th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Tonight’s win was the fifth consecutive and the 12th overall win for Toyota at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Trucks to the rear: #02-Wright(unapproved adjustments)
Monday evening Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis stepped up with a sponsorship challenge to teams previously missing sponsorship for this week’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. — See Camping World CEO offers sponsorship to Truck teams at Las Vegas for Paint Schemes
The following are expected to race Las Vegas on Friday with a Camping World wrapped race truck:
#99-Ben Rhodes will start from the Cometic Gasket pole for the Bucked Up 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday. #2-Sheldon Creed will start second, followed by #4-John Hunter Nemechek, #88-Matt Crafton, #98-Christian Eckes, #38-Todd Gilliland, #18-Chandler Smith, #19-Derek Kraus, #52-Stewart Friesen and #42-Carson Hocevar. See the complete Bucked Up 200 Starting Lineup.(3-5-2021)
Entry List for the Bucked Up 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is posted, 40 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
With no practice or qualifying this week, the field is expanded.
Since 40 trucks are entered, no drivers will miss race.
Grant Enfinger is listed in the #9, Bret Holmes debuts in the #32, Conor Daly is in the #44, and Kyle Busch is in the #51.
See the full entry list on the Entry List page.
Weekend On-Track Schedule
Thursday, March 4
5:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)
5:30 PM 7:30 PM DRIVER MOTORHOME PARKING (SCREENING IN PROGRESS)
Friday, March 5
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
9:30 AM 5:00 PM OPERATIONS ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
10:00 AM 12:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
12:00 PM 5:00 PM NCWTS TEAM ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
12:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
12:30 PM 1:00 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