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2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Martinsville Race Page

Thursday, April 7, 2022 - Martinsville Speedway
8:00pm/et
Laps: 200- Stages: 50/100/200
TV: FS1 -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Race Rundown

#7-William Byron won the Blue Emu 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race under the lights at Martinsville Speedway on Thursday night. The win is Byron’s first in the Truck Series since 2016, first at Martinsville, and the eighth of his career. Martinsville marked the first win for Spire Motorsports. The team expanded its program to the Truck Series for the 2022 season.
#13-Johnny Sauter, who is making part-time starts between multiple teams in 2022, made his first appearance of the season in ThorSport Racing’s #13 Toyota. The four-time Martinsville winner finished second to Byron.
#51-Kyle Busch and #4-John Hunter Nemechek were third and fourth. #99-Ben Rhodes won Stage 2 and finished fifth.
#18-Chandler Smith, #88-Matt Crafton, and #23-Grant Enfinger claimed spots six through eighth.
#38-Zane Smith sits atop the point standings with two race wins and started from the pole after rain knocked out the lone practice and qualifying session. He won Stage 1 and finished ninth.
#16-Tyler Ankrum closed out the top-10.
There were lead 9 changes among 6 drivers and 11 cautions for 71 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 58.662.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Cumulative Race report, Penalty Report

Race Fast Facts – Martinsville
William Byron(i) won the 24th Annual Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 200, his eighth victory in 26 Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2022.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in three races at Martinsville Speedway.
Johnny Sauter (second) posted his 15th top-10 finish in 27 races at Martinsville Speedway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2022.
Kyle Busch(i) (third) posted his eighth top-10 finish in 11 races at Martinsville Speedway.
Lawless Alan (20th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Ben Rhodes leads the point standings by 4 points over Chandler Smith.
(NASCAR)(4-7-2022)

Truck Series Driver Point Standings after Martinsville:
1) #38-Zane Smith, 2 wins
2) #18-Chandler Smith, 1 win
3) #99-Ben Rhodes, 205
4) #52-Stewart Friesen, 180, -25
5) #4-John Hunter Nemechek, 161, -44
6) #98-Christian Eckes, 161, -44
7) #15-Tanner Gray, 158, -47
8) #66-Ty Majeski, 153, -52
9) #88-Matt Crafton, 132, -73
10) #16-Tyler Ankrum, 132, -73
Below the cutoff
11) #19-Derek Kraus, 131, -74
12) # 42-Carson Hocevar, 130, -75
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Trucks to the rear: #20-Steuer (unapproved adjustments)

#38-Zane Smith will start from the Cometic Gasket pole for the Blue Emu 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway. Rain forced NASCAR to cancel practice and qualifying. The field was set by a qualifying matrix. #51-Kyle Busch will start second, followed by #99-Ben Rhodes, #18-Chandler Smith, #4-John Hunter Nemechek, #52-Stewart Friesen, #98-Christian Eckes, #16-Tyler Ankrum, #42-Carson Hocevar, and #19-Derek Kraus in the top-10. Did not make the race: #9-Blaine Perkins, #90 Justin Carroll, and #35-Jake Garcia.
See the complete Blue Emu 200 Starting Lineup .(4-7-2022)

Qualifying Order

The Entry List for the Blue Emu 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway has been released. There are 39 drivers/teams for 36 spots. Since 39 teams are entered, three will miss the race.
Some notes: #13-Sauter, #33-Janes, #35-Garcia, #43-Lothian, #51-Busch, #90-Carroll.
See the complete Entry List page

2022 Qualifying Procedures 


Weekend on-track schedule

Wednesday, April 6
7:30 AM 7:30 PM CROSS-OVER GATE OPEN
3:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Thursday, April 7
7:00 AM 1:45 PM CROSS-OVER GATE OPEN
7:30 AM 9:30 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOADING)
9:00 AM 8:00 PM NASCAR COMPETITION CREDENTIALING OPEN
9:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
9:30 AM 2:30 PM NCWTS INSPECTION IN PROGRESS
10:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING
** MINORS RESTRICTED (ENFORCED 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ON-TRACK SESSIONS) **
10:30 AM NCWTS ** ) VIP GARAGE ACCESS PERMITTED (PIT ROAD)
3:00 PM 3:30 PM NCWTS PRACTICE (ALL ENTRIES)
3:30 PM 4:30 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING (IMPOUND) (SINGLE VEHICLE / 2 LAPS, ALL ENTRIES)
7:20 PM NCWTS GRID ACCESS OPEN TO PROPERLY CREDENTIALED GUESTS (PIT ROAD)
7:25 PM NCWTS DRIVERS REPORT FOR PRE-RACE (STAGE)
7:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
8:00 PM NCWTS RACE (STAGES 50/100/200 LAPS = 105.2 MILES )
10:00 PM Approx CROSS-OVER GATE OPEN
10:30 PM Approx NCWTS HAULERS EXIT


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