2024 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Las Vegas Race Page

Friday, March 1, 2024
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Time: 9:00pm/et
TV: FS1
Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR
Stages: 30/60/134


Rajah Caruth gets historic NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck victory at Las Vegas: Rajah Caruth made a promise after taking the checkered flag in the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. “There’s more to come, for sure,” said the 21-year-old Spire Motorsports driver moments after securing his first NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series win from the pole position in Friday night’s race.(Read More)(3-1-2024)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 01: Rajah Caruth, driver of the #71 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Victoria's Voice Foundation 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 01, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) | Getty Images
#71-Rajah Caruth won the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday night, the first Truck Series win of his career.
#71-Caruth started from the pole and led 38 of the 134 laps. With his win, Caruth joins Wendell Scott and Bubba Wallace, as an African American driver to win a national NASCAR race.
#18-Tyler Ankrum finished second, followed by #11-Corey Heim, #17-Taylor Gray, #1-Christopher Bell, #19-Christian Eckes, #88-Matt Crafton, #91-Zane Smith, #9-Grant Enfinger, and #98-Ty Majeski in the top-10.
#98-Majeski won both opening stages and led a race high 40 laps. On lap 102 under the race’s only green-flag cycle of pitstops, he was caught speeding, along with Daytona winner, #2-Nick Sanchez. Both had to serve pass through penalties. #7-Kyle Busch, who won last week in Atlanta, also had trouble on pitroad, with his team receiving a safety violation. He too had to serve a penalty under green.
As green flag pitstops continued, Caruth cycled back into the lead on lap 114.
There were 19 lead changes among 10 drivers and four cautions for 19 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 129.91 mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Point Standings, Owner Point Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report

Race Fast Facts – Las Vegas
Rajah Caruth won the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts, his first victory in 30 CRAFTSMAN Truck Series races.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in 2024.
Caruth becomes the third African American driver to win a NASCAR National Series race, joining Wendell Scott and Bubba Wallace.
Tyler Ankrum (second) posted his second top-10 finish in eight races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is his second top-10 finish in 2024.
Corey Heim (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Conner Jones (14th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Tyler Ankrum leads the point standings by 5 points over Ty Majeski.
(NASCAR)(3-1-2024)

Truck Series Driver Point Standings after Las Vegas:
1) #71-Rajah Caruth [1 win]
2) #2-Nick Sanchez [1 win]
3) #18-Tyler Ankrum, 133
4) #98-Ty Majeski, 128, -5
5) #11-Corey Heim, 126, -7
6) #17-Taylor Gray, 103, -30
7) #88-Matt Crafton, 94, -39
8) #32-Bret Holmes, 89, -44
9) 19-Christian Eckes, 85, -48
10) #9-Grant Enfinger, 85, -48
See the Driver Point Standings, Owner Point Standings

Paint Schemes

Race Updates:
Lap 134: Caruth with the win, 1st of his career. Ankrum, Heim, TayGray, Bell, Eckes, Crafton, ZSmith, Enfinger, Majeski follow in the top-10.
Lap 132: 2 to go and nothing has changed out front. Lapped trucks between 1st and 2nd.
Lap 124: 10 to go. Caruth has a little over a second lead over Ankrum. Heim, TayGray, Bell, Eckes, Crafton, ZSmith follow.
Lap 114: 20 to go. Massey pits and cycles the lead to Caruth, TayGray, Heim, Ankrum, Bell the top-5.
Lap 108: Busch penalized with a safety violation under his stop is receiving the black flag. Serves the penalty lap 109. Top contenders Majeski, Busch now back in the pack after penalties under their green flag stops.
Lap 107: Bell pits from the lead as the pitstops continue to cycle through.
Lap 104: Heim pits from the lead for his green flag stop.
Lap 102: Green flag pitstops underway. So far, Eckes, Majeski, Caruth, Busch among those to stop… Majeski and Sanchez too fast entering.
Lap 90: New leader, again, Heim. TayGray now second over Majeski, Caruth, Ankrum, Sanchez, Busch, Bell, Rhodes and Eckes.
Lap 86: Majeski back to the point. Half a lap later, 52-Friesen into the wall and has to pit under green.
Lap 82: Heim to the lead for the first time tonight.
Lap 78: 42-Mills slows, track stays green. Sanchez and Majeski battling for the lead. Caruth sticks his nose in for 3-wide. Sanchez with the lead on lap 79.
Lap 74: Restart. Majeski gets the lead over Busch. Sanchez, Heim also take position from Busch.
Lap 68 CAUTION: #5-Thompson high into the wall. Busch leads Majeski, Sanchez, Enfinger, Heim.
Lap 67: Back to green for stage 3.
Lap 64: Pitstops. Order off pitroad: Busch, TayGray, Majeski, Heim, Sanchez
Lap 60: Majeski wins the second stage. Heim, Caruth, TayGray, Busch, Sanchez, Enfinger, ZSmith, Friesen and Crafton the top-10.
Lap 51: Majeski back to the front over Caruth. Heim, Busch, TayGray follow.
Lap 40: Back and forth exchange of the lead with Caruth, Busch.
Lap 34: Pitstops. Caruth out first. Busch, Heim, Majeski follow.
Lap 30: Majeski wins stage 1. Busch dropped to 8th to end the stage, telling his team he’s way too tight. Caruth, Friesen, Ankrum, Heim the top-5.
Lap 15: Majeski to the lead. Busch gets it right back lap 16. It’s now a 4-way battle for the lead with Busch, Majeski, Caruth, Friesen all running together.
Lap 10: Busch leads with Majeski in 2nd. Eckes has dropped to 5th after the restart.
Lap 8: Back to green with 22 laps to run in stage 1.
Lap 3: CAUTION – 41-Currey spins. Damage to the rear of his truck. Eckes, Busch, Caruth the leaders.
Lap 1: Eckes leads lap 1.

Victoria’s Voice 200
Distance:
134 laps/201 miles
Stages: 30 / 60 / 134
Average time of race: 1:58:55
Pit road speed:45 mph
Caution car speed: 55 mph
Fuel Window: 49 laps
Driver Introductions: 5:35
Invocation: 8:54
National Anthem: 8:55
Command: 9:02
Green Flag: 9:13pm/et

Trucks to the rear: #38-Riggs(unapproved adjustments)

Pitstall Selections

#71-Rajah Caruth won the pole for the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a speed of 177.043 mph for his first pole of the season, first at Las Vegas, and the first pole of his career.
#19-Christian Eckes will start second, followed by #52-Stewart Friesen, #7-Kyl Busch, #18-Tyler Ankrum, #98-Ty Majeski, #91-Zane Smith, #2-Nick Sanchez, #43-Daniel Dye, and #9-Grant Enfinger in the top-10.
Did not qualify: none.
See the complete Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 Starting Lineup and check out the complete Qualifying Results.

Qualifying Fast Facts – Phoenix:
Rajah Caruth won the Pole Award for the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts with a lap of 30.501 seconds, 177.043 mph.
This is his first pole in 30 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series races.
This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2024.
This is his first pole in two races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Christian Eckes (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2024 and his sixth in eight races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Stewart Friesen (third) posted his sixth top-10 start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is his first in three races this season.
Layne Riggs (21st) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR)

Crew Rosters

Qualifying Order

Practice for Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is over after 20 minutes; the top-five, slowest and notes:
#18-Ankrum 175.467
#19-Eckes 175.080
#7-Busch 174.639
#15-Tanner Gray 174.537
#25-Dillon 174.289
Slowest: #76-Boyd 164.499
Most laps run: #9-Enfinger, 25
See complete results on the Practice speeds page.(3-1-2024)

The entry list for the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has been released. There are 32 drivers/teams for 36 spots. Since 32 teams are entered, none will miss the race. Some notes; #1-Christopher Bell, #7-Kyle Busch, #45-Connor Mosack, #91-Zane Smith. See the complete Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 Entry List page.

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