NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News & Notes – Off Weekend

GMS Racing’s Sheldon Creed has been unstoppable in this season’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs taking the first two (Gateway and Darlington) of three races in the Round of 10, and now the Californian is looking to become the first driver in the series history to sweep Playoff round next weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway in the UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics on Sept. 16 at 9 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Channel 90).

In 17 starts this season, Creed has produced three wins, eight top fives and nine top 10s. His average finish is 13.1. and he has led 304 laps.

Creed has made two series starts at Bristol Motor Speedway posting one top-10 finish – sixth in his debut at the track. He finished 11th in this event last season.


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Next Race: UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics

The Place: Bristol Motor Speedway

The Date: Thursday, September 16

The Time: 9 p.m. ET

TV: FS1, 8:30 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR (Channel 90)

Distance: 106.6 miles (200 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 55),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 110), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 200)


Kyle Busch Motorsport’s John Hunter Nemechek moves to the next round on points

All those regular season wins, and additional Playoff points are starting to pay dividends for John Hunter Nemechek in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs. With his runner-up finish last weekend Darlington he has already clinched his spot in the Round of 8 on points making next weekend at Bristol a breeze.

Nemechek has been the class of the field this season posting five wins (series-most), 10 top fives and 13 top 10s.

Next week at Bristol expect Nemechek to run upfront again. He has made six series starts at Bristol posting three top fives and five top 10s. His average finish at Thunder Valley is an impressive 8.7.

 

Camping World Truck Clinch Scenarios for Bristol Motor Speedway

Next week at Bristol Motor Speedway the first round of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs will come to a close and two of the 10-driver Playoff field will be eliminated. Two drivers have already locked themselves into the Round of 8, leaving just six spots available among the remaining eight drivers.

Already Clinched

The following two drivers have clinched a spot in the eight-driver field of the next round: Sheldon Creed and John Hunter Nemechek.

Can Clinch Via Points

If there is a repeat winner or a win by a driver who cannot advance to the next round, the following drivers could clinch by being ahead of the 8th winless driver in the standings. The same point requirements listed below would hold true if a new win comes from among John Hunter Nemechek, Matt Crafton, Stewart Friesen, Ben Rhodes, Todd Gilliland, Carson Hocevar or Austin Hill.

  • Matt Crafton: Would clinch with 21 points
  • Stewart Friesen: Would clinch with 23 points
  • Ben Rhodes: Would clinch with 41 points
  • Todd Gilliland: Would clinch with 45 points
  • Carson Hocevar: Would clinch with 48 points
  • Austin Hill: Would clinch with 51 points
  • Zane Smith: Could only clinch with help
  • Chandler Smith: Could only clinch with help

If there is a new winner from Zane Smith or another winless driver lower in the standings but still eligible to advance to the next round, the following drivers could clinch by being ahead of the 7th winless driver in the standings.

  • Matt Crafton: Would clinch with 25 points
  • Stewart Friesen: Would clinch with 27 points
  • Ben Rhodes: Would clinch with 45 points
  • Todd Gilliland: Would clinch with 50 points
  • Carson Hocevar: Would clinch with 52 points
  • Austin Hill: Would clinch with 55 points
  • Zane Smith: Could only clinch with help
  • Chandler Smith: Could only clinch with help

Can Clinch Via Win

The following drivers would clinch on their win alone: Matt Crafton, Stewart Friesen, Ben Rhodes, Todd Gilliland, Carson Hocevar, Austin Hill, Zane Smith, Chandler Smith.

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Nemechek racing in Richmond – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff driver John Hunter Nemechek isn’t taking this weekend off, but instead will be piloting the No. 26 Sam Hunt Racing Toyota at Richmond Raceway in the Go Bowling 250 on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. This will be Nemechek’s second Xfinity start for Sam Hunt Racing of the season. Nemechek has made three Xfinity Series starts at Richmond Raceway posting one top 10 and an average finish of 11.7.

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