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2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Watkins Glen International Race Page

Saturday, August 7, 2021 - Watkins Glen International
12:30pm/et
Laps: 72 - Stages: 20/45/72
TV: FS1 -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race News

Race Rundown

Austin Hill wins rain-shortened race in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Return to Watkins Glen: Race leader Austin Hill was declared the winner of Saturday’s United Rentals 176 at the famed Watkins Glen International road course after lightning in the immediate area forced the field to stop on pit road 11 laps from the scheduled race finish. Hill had taken a 1.023-second lead over John Hunter Nemechek before the trucks headed to pit road where they waited under red flag conditions for nearly an hour before the race was officially called.(Read More)(8-7-2021)

Paint Schemes

#16-Austin Hill won the United Rentals 176 at The Glen NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Watkins Glen International on Saturday after lightning forced the event to be cut short on lap 61 of the originally scheduled 72 lap race.
The win is his second win of the season, first at Watkins Glen, and his eighth career win. Hill started from the pole and also won stage 2.
Regular season champion #4-John Hunter Nemechek finished second. #2-Sheldon Creed was third, followed by #38-Todd Gilliland, who won stage 1, #75-Parker Kligerman, #21-Zane Smith, #26-Tyler Ankrum, #66-Paul Menard, #32-Sam Mayer, and #42-Carson Hocevar.
There were seven lead changes among six drivers and five cautions for 10 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 87.298 mph.
The Watkins Glen race put an end to the regular season and locked in the Playoff drivers moving on to the Round of 10, which begins at the next series event at the World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.
#18-Chandler Smith was disqualified following post race inspection for failing heights. It did not alter his eligibility into the Playoff field.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Point Standings, Reseeded Driver Point Standings, Owner Point Standings, Reseeded Owner Point Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report

Race Fast Facts – Watkins Glen
Austin Hill won the United Rentals 176 at The Glen, his eighth victory in 113 Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his second victory and 12th top-10 finish in 2021.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in two races at Watkins Glen International.
John Hunter Nemechek (second) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Watkins Glen International. It is his 12th top-10 finish in 2021.
Sheldon Creed (third) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Watkins Glen International.
Carson Hocevar (10th) was the highest finishing rookie.
John Hunter Nemechek ends the regular season leading the point standings by 89 points over Austin Hill.
John Hunter Nemechek is top seed in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs followed by Austin Hill, Ben Rhodes, Todd Gilliland, Sheldon Creed, Zane Smith, Matt Crafton, Carson Hocevar, Stewart Friesen and Chandler Smith.
(NASCAR)(8-7-2021)

Truck Series Playoff Standings after Watkins Glen:
Round of 10 begins at Gateway
1) #4-John Hunter Nemechek 2049
2) #16-Austin Hill, 2021
3) #99-Ben Rhodes, 2019
4) #38-Todd Gilliland, 2015
5) #2-Sheldon Creed, 2011
6) #21-Zane Smith, 2009
7) #88-Matt Crafton, 2004
8) #42-Carson Hocevar, 2002
9) #52-Stewart Friesen, 2001
10) #18-Chandler Smith, 2001
See the  Driver Point StandingsReseeded Driver Point Standings, Owner Point StandingsReseeded Owner Point Standings

Crew Rosters

Pit Stall selections

#16-Austin Hill will start from the Cometic Gasket pole for the United Rentals 176 at The Glen NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Watkins Glen International.
#38-Todd Gilliland will start second, followed by #18-Chandler Smith, #88-Matt Crafton, #99-Ben Rhodes, #4-John Hunter Nemechek, #19-Derek Kraus, #21-Zane Smith, #42-Carson Hocevar and #26-Tyler Ankrum.
See the complete United Rentals 176 at The Glen Starting Lineup.(8-4-2021)

The Entry List for the United Rentals 176 at The Glen NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Watkins Glen International is posted, 40 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Since there will be no practice or qualifying on the schedule, the field expands from 36 to 40.
One driver, #72-Samuel Lecomte will miss race, as the team is excluded based on points/the number of entries.
Some notes: #02-Grala, #32-Mayer, #41-Rodgers, #45-TBA, #51-Heim, #66-Menard.
See the full entry list on the United Rentals 176 Entry List page

Goodyear Tire Notes


Weekend On-Track Schedule

Thursday, August 5
7:30 AM 7:30 PM EVENT OPERATIONS SET UP
10:00 AM 5:30 PM DRIVER/OWNER MOTORHOME PARKING
1:00 PM 7:00 PM BROADCASTING SET UP
5:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Friday, August 6
7:30 AM 5:00 PM AMS CREDENTIALING OPEN
1:00 PM 3:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOADING)
3:00 PM 8:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN

Saturday, August 7
8:00 AM 4:00 PM NASCAR COMPETITION CREDENTIALING OPEN
8:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
** MINORS RESTRICTED (ENFORCED 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ON-TRACK SESSIONS) **
9:30 AM NCWTS ** ) VIP GARAGE ACCESS PERMITTED
11:00 AM NCWTS GRID ACCESS OPEN TO PROPERLY CREDENTIALED GUESTS
12:10 PM NCWTS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
12:15 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (DRIVERS STANDING BY TRUCKS)
12:30 PM NCWTS RACE (STAGES 20/45/72 LAPS = 176.4 MILES)
7:00 PM Approx NCWTS HAULERS EXIT

Past Watkins Glen Races

N/A – Last Truck race was 2000

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