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Motor Racing Network's live coverage of Friday's Bar Harbor 200 begins at 5 p.m. (ET). (Photo: Getty Images)

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series news, notes and fast facts in advance of Friday's Bar Harbor 200 at Dover International Speedway.

Radio: MRN, 5 p.m. (ET)
TV: FS1, 5 p.m. (ET)
Race Distance: 200 miles (200 laps)
Stage Lengths: Stage 1 (Ends on lap 45), Stage 2 (Ends on lap 90), Final Stage (Ends on lap 200)

Races: 17
Pole Winners: 13
Youngest Pole Winner: Darrell Wallace Jr. (5/31/2013 - 19 years, 7 months, 23 days)
Oldest Pole Winner: Ron Hornaday Jr. (5/30/2009 - 50 years, 11 months, 10 days)
Race Winners: 14
Youngest Race Winner: Tyler Reddick (5/29/2015 - 19 years, 4 month, 18 days)
Oldest Race Winner: Ron Hornaday Jr. (6/1/2007 - 48 years, 11 months, 12 days)
Races Won from Pole: 3
Last Race Won From Pole: Kyle Busch (5/30/2014)
Race Record: Mark Martin - 120.200 mph (6/2/2006)
Qualifying Record: Ryan Blaney - 158.465 mph (5/29/2015)

  Last Race Most/Largest Fewest/Smallest
Trucks: 32 36 - 10 Times 32 - 2 Times
Lead Changes: 3 15 (5/29/2015) 3 - (5/13/2016)
Leaders: 4 9 (5/30/2009) 3 - (5/31/2002)
Cautions: 6 11 (6/4/2005) 4 - 2 Times (6/1/2007)
Caution Laps: 29 49 (5/30/2009) 18 (6/2/2006)
Lead Lap Finish: 16 18 (6/1/2012) 7 (5/30/2014)
Running at the Finish: 26 35 (6/2/2006) 16 (5/30/2003)
Laps Led (Winner): 78 150 (5/30/2014) 7 (5/14/2010)
Margin of Victory*: 0.571 7.009 (6/1/2007) 0.21 (9/22/2000)

*Since 1993 (advent of digital timing and scoring); does not include races completed under caution

Turning The Tides
On his way to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship last season, the race at Dover changed everything for Johnny Sauter.

Following his season-opening win at Daytona, Sauter failed to score a top-15 finish over his next three races at Atlanta (28th), Martinsville (32nd) and Kansas (16th). 

After starting 15th last spring at Dover International Speedway, Sauter finished fourth and went on to finish top-13 or better in every race for the remainder of the season – capturing the 2016 title. 

Dover proved to change his luck last season and Sauter has driven well there in his career. 

In eight career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Dover, Sauter has three top fives and five top 10s, including four-consecutive top 10s. 

Sauter is having another championship-like season, as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series veteran currently leads the series points standings by 15 points. 

Crafton Looking To Go Back-To-Back At Dover
ThorSport Racing driver Matt Crafton is looking to win back-to-back NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at Dover International Speedway. 

Last season, Crafton captured his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win of the year at Dover.

He is looking to do the same this year, as he is winless through five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races this season. 

Crafton holds a multitude of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series track records at Dover International Speedway, including: 

Races: 16
Top Fives: 5
Top 10s: 10
Lead Lap Finishes: Tied, 11 (David Starr)
Laps Completed: 2,775

NASCAR Next Driver Todd Gilliland To Make Series Debut At Dover
NASCAR Next Driver Todd Gilliland will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in the No. 46 Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports in Friday’s Bar Harbor 200 at Dover International Speedway. 

The Sherrils Ford, North Carolina, native is a third-generation NASCAR driver, whose father David Gilliland most recently competed in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2016. 

Todd won the 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship on the strength of six wins. 

In six NASCAR K&N Pro Series West races this season, Gilliland has won four races and five poles. He has yet to finish outside the top-six. 

Gilliland is set to make three more NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts this season for Kyle Busch Motorsports. 

Five After Five: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff Bubble Drivers
After five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races this season, it’s time to take a look at five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff bubble drivers. 

9.  Ryan Truex: Truex is having a playoff-caliber season. He’s improved his finishing position in each NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race this season. With three-consecutive top 10s, Truex could land himself in the top-8 sooner rather than later. 

10. Brett Moffitt: Moffitt has yet to finish outside the top-22 to start the season. He’s been consistent this season – averaging a 12.8 finish through five races. 

11. John Hunter Nemechek: Nemechek has had two stout races this season, finishing fourth at Daytona and third at Kansas. In his other three, he’s finished 29th at Atlanta, 28th at Martinsville and 22nd at Charlotte. If Nemechek can put it all together, he could be a playoff contender before long. 

12. Regan Smith: Smith, driving part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for RBR Enterprises, has raced in all five NASCAR Camping World Truck races so far this season. Prior to Charlotte, Smith had only finished 12th or better in four-consecutive races. Following Charlotte, Smith is looking to move up in the standings at Dover. 

13. Noah Gragson: Gragson has started his Sunoco Rookie season out strong and sits a couple spots away from a potential NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff spot. He’s finished top-15 in three of his last four races, and is looking to do the same at Dover. 

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Etc.

Eight Sunoco Rookies Making Track Debut at Dover: There are eight Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders making their track debut at Dover International Speedway in Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Bar Harbor 200. They include: Chase Briscoe, Wendell Chavous, Austin Cindric, Grant Enfinger, Stewart Friesen, Noah Gragson, Justin Haley and Kaz Grala.

Harrison Burton Driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports at Dover: NASCAR Next driver Harrison Burton is making his track debut at Dover in the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota. This is Burton’s second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race this season. He will run four more NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in 2017 for Kyle Busch Motorsports. 

Christopher Bell Scores Top Five In NASCAR XFINITY Series Debut: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rising star Christopher Bell made his career debut in the NASCAR XFINITY Series last weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Bell started seventh in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota and finished fourth. 

NASCAR XFINITY Series Going Camping At Dover: The are three NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers slated to compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Dover. Brandon Jones, Ross Chastain and JJ Yeley. All three drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race this season. 

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