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The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads west this weekend for Saturday night's Las Vegas 350. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Camping World Truck Series news, notes and fast facts in advance of Saturday night's Las Vegas 350.

Radio: MRN, 7:30 p.m. (ET)
TV:FS1, 8 p.m. (ET)
Race Distance: 219 miles (146 laps)
Stage Lengths: Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 35), Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 70), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 146)

 

Races: 20
Pole Winners: 15
Youngest Pole Winner: Austin Dillon(9/25/2010 -20 years,4 months, 29 days)
Oldest Pole Winner: Ron Hornaday(10/15/2011 - 53 years,3 months,25 days)
Race Winners: 18
Youngest Race Winner: Erik Jones(9/27/2014 - 18 years,3 months, 28 days)
Oldest Race Winner: Hornaday(10/15/2011) - 53 years,3 months, 25 days)
Races Won from Pole: 7
Race Record: Tyler Reddick- 143.163 mph (10/1/2016)
Qualifying Record: Mike Skinner- 178.065 mph (9/23/2006)

 

Last Race Most/Largest Fewest/Smallest
Trucks: 31 40 - 3 Times(11/8/1998) 29(9/28/2013)
Lead Changes: 12 18 (9/27/2014) 6- 2 Times (9/25/2004)
Leaders: 5 10(9/27/2014) 3(11/3/1996)
Cautions: 3 12 (9/20/2008) 2 (10/13/2002)
Caution Laps: 14 46(9/20/2008) 10(10/13/2002)
Lead Lap Finish: 15 25 (9/23/2006) 7 - 2 Times (10/13/2002)
Running at the Finish: 26 32 - 2 Times (9/25/2004) 18 (9/29/2012)
Laps Led (Winner): 70 114 (9/23/2006) 2(9/25/2004)
Margin of Victory: 1.404 5.588 (9/25/2010) .02 (9/20/2008)

2017 NASCAR Playoffs Outlook Update

Following the opening NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, below is an updated Playoffs leaderboard:

 

Rank

Driver

Points

Race Wins

Playoff Points

Pts from Cutoff

1

Christopher Bell

2100

1

47

-

2

Johnny Sauter

2060

-

25

-

3

Matt Crafton

2059

-

14

-

4

Ben Rhodes

2050

-

7

-

5

Austin Cindric

2043

-

7

-

6

Kaz Grala

2038

-

5

-

7

Chase Briscoe

2035

-

9

3

8

JH Nemechek

2031

-

14

7

 

 

Trucking To 'The City Of Lights'
The Camping World Truck Series heads next to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for its second playoff race of 2017. Tyler Reddick is the defending winner while Christopher Bell (sixth), Johnny Sauter (seventh) and Matt Crafton (eighth) all finished inside the top 10 last year.

Bet the Over for a Different Winner at Vegas
In 20 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, there have been 18 different race winners. There's never been a back-to-back race winner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway since the series began running there in 1996.

Jack Sprague, who won at Las Vegas in 1996 and 1998, and Mike Skinner, who won there in 2006 and 2008, are the only two drivers to have won at Las Vegas Motor Speedway more than once.

Tyler Reddick (2016), John Wes Townley (2015), Erik Jones (2014), Timothy Peters (2013) and Nelson Piquet Jr. (2012) are your last five Truck Series winners at Las Vegas.

First-Timers At Las Vegas
There are six Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders making their track debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Saturday’s Las Vegas 350: Chase Briscoe, Wendell Chavous, Austin Cindric, Noah Gragson, Kaz Grala and Justin Haley.

Cody Coughlin, Stewart Friesen and Grant Enfinger are the three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Sunoco Rookie contenders who have made previous career starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

In 20 Truck Series races in Las Vegas, Townley (10/3/2015), 2016 champion Johnny Sauter (09/26/2009) and David Starr (10/13/2002) are the only three drivers to win their first series race at Las Vegas. Starr (10/13/2002) is the only driver to win his first career pole in Las Vegas.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Etc.
Todd Gilliland Scores Best Career Finish At New Hampshire: NASCAR Next driver Todd Gilliland scored his best career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series finish when he placed third in the UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Gilliland has raced in four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races and has finishes of 20th (Dover), 21st (Gateway), 11th (Canadian Tire) and third (New Hampshire).

Enfinger Edging Briscoe In Sunoco Rookie Battle: Throughout the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders Chase Briscoe and Grant Enfinger have been battling for the Sunoco Rookie points lead. Following New Hampshire, Enfinger lengthened his lead over Briscoe by nine points. He leads 205-196 with six races remaining this season.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Owner Standings Update: Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 4 Toyota Tundra and No. 51 Toyota Tundra occupy spots No. 1 and No. 2 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner standings after 17 races this season. GMS Racing’s No. 21 Chevrolet Silverado (-40), ThorSport Racing’s No. 88 Toyota Tundra (-41), and Brad Keselowski Racing’s No. 19 Ford F-150 (-58) round out the top five.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Manufacturer Standings Update: Through 17 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races this season, Toyota leads Chevrolet by 25 points in the manufacturer standings, 633-608. Ford sits in third place at 536 points.

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