Truck Race Preview: Michigan

Michigan Int'l Speedway

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to Michigan International Speedway this week for Saturday's LTi Printing 200. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Camping World Truck Series news, notes and fast facts in advance of Saturday afternoon's LTi Printing 200 at Michigan International Speedway.

Radio: MRN, 12:30 p.m. (ET)
TV: FS1, 12:30 p.m. (ET)
Race Distance: 200 miles (100 laps)
Stage Lengths: Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 30), Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 60), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 100)

Races: 17
Pole Winners: 13
Youngest Pole Winner: Austin Dillon (6/12/2010 - 20 years, 1 month, 16 days)
Oldest Pole Winner: Mike Skinner (6/14/2008 - 50 years, 11 months, 17 days)
Race Winners: 15
Youngest Race Winner: Colin Braun (6/13/2009 - 20 years, 8 months, 22 days)
Oldest Race Winner: Dennis Setzer (6/18/2005 - 45 years, 3 months, 22 days)
Races Won from Pole: 1
Race Record: Johnny Sauter - 161.110 mph (8/16/2014)
Qualifying Record: Jeb Burton - 185.759 mph (8/17/2013)

  Last Race Most/Largest Fewest/Smallest
Trucks: 31 36 - 7 Times (6/12/2010) 29 (8/16/2014)
Lead Changes: 17 20 (6/12/2010) 9 (7/27/2002)
Leaders: 8 13 (6/18/2005) 4 (6/16/2007)
Cautions: 7 8 - 2 Times (6/17/2006) 1 - 2 Times(8/16/2014)
Caution Laps: 36 36 (8/27/2016) 6 - 2 Times(8/16/2014)
Lead Lap Finish: 19 30 (6/17/2006) 9 (8/16/2014)
Running at the Finish: 19 34 (6/17/2006) 19 - 3 Times(8/27/2016)
Laps Led (Winner): 1 90 (7/22/2000) 1 (8/27/2016)
Margin of Victory: 0.098 11.477 (7/26/2003) 0.005 (6/14/2008)

Trucking Into Michigan
Following a week off, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series picks back up at Michigan International Speedway for the LTi Printing 200 on Saturday.

Brett Moffitt is the defending race winner while Ben Rhodes (sixth), Matt Crafton (seventh), Grant Enfinger (eighth) and Johnny Sauter (ninth) all finished inside the top 10.

Playoff Bubble Drivers at Michigan
Ben Rhodes: Currently seventh in the standings, Ben Rhodes is in need of a win to cement his name in the playoffs. The ThorSport Racing driver has one career start at Michigan. He finished sixth there last season.

Ryan Truex: Coming off a season-best finish at Pocono (third), Truex will look to improve upon that in his second career start at Michigan. Truex made his track debut at the two-mile oval last season and finished 23rd.

Grant Enfinger: Even though he is a Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, Enfinger does have one Truck Series start at Michigan. He started ninth and finished eighth last season. Enfinger is having a strong rookie season and is four points away from a playoff spot.

Noah Gragson: Coming off a wreck at Pocono, the 24th-place showing ended Gragson’s seven-race streak of top-10 finishes. He has two top fives and eight top 10s in 12 starts this season for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

Austin Cindric: Currently 11th in the playoff standings, rookie Cindric has been racing well as of late. The Brad Keselowski Racing driver has four consecutive top-10 finishes and hasn’t finished outside the top 25 since Daytona. Cindric is 62 points away from the playoff cutoff.

Justin Haley: Only making 10 starts in the Camping World Truck Series this season, the GMS Racing rookie has made the most of them. Haley has finished top 10 or better in eight of those starts and is 12th in the playoff standings, 101 points back from eighth-place Ryan Truex.

Johnny Sauter Makes Case for Michigan Dominance
2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Johnny Sauter is looking for his second win of the season this week at Michigan International Speedway.

He's having another championship-worthy season as he currently is second in point standings, only 18 behind Christopher Bell. The GMS Racing driver is third in the playoff standings, racking up 10 bonus playoff points – the third-most among active drivers.

In eight career starts at Michigan, Sauter has one win (2014), two top fives and three top 10s. He's never finished outside the top 20.

First-Timers At Michigan
There are six Rookie of the Year contenders making their track debut at Michigan International Speedway: Chase Briscoe, Austin Cindric, Stewart Friesen, Noah Gragson, Kaz Grala and Justin Haley.

Other rookies who have made starts at MIS include Wendell Chavous, Cody Coughlin and Grant Enfinger.

In 17 Truck Series races at Michigan, current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (06/18/2005), Joey Coulter (08/18/2012) and Brian Ickler (06/13/2009) are the only three drivers to win their first career Camping World Truck Series poles at Michigan.

Johnny Benson (06/17/2006), Colin Braun (06/13/2009) and Brett Moffitt (08/27/2016) are the only three drivers to claim their first career Truck Series win at MIS.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, etc.
Kyle Busch Running at Michigan: Monster Energy Series driver Kyle Busch will be running in the No. 51 Toyota in Saturday's LTi Printing 200. He has nine Truck Series starts at Michigan with one win (2015) and seven top fives.

Wallace Returns: Darrell Wallace Jr. will be back on track this weekend, returning to the Camping World Truck Series in the No. 99 Matthew Miller-owned Chevrolet. He has five career victories including a four-win season in 2014 for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

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