NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff field breakdown
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff field was set ahead of the Friday, July 29 TSport 200 at Indianapolis Raceway Park.
Grant Enfinger and Matt Crafton held on to the final two playoff spots, ahead of Derek Kraus and Tyler Ankrum. Grant Enfinger made the playoffs by 24 points ahead of Kraus, who missed by just seven points behind Crafton. Ankrum missed by 45.
Here’s a breakdown of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff field:
No. 1 seed Zane Smith (2037 points, +35 to ninth-place Grant Enfinger)
Regular-season stats: Regular-season championship (15 playoff points), wins at Daytona, Kansas and COTA (15 playoff points), 7 stage wins (7 playoff points)
Smith has the second-most stage wins, at seven – Mid-Ohio — Stage 2, Nashville SS — Stage 1, Charlotte — Stage 1, Kansas Stage 2, Martinsville Stage 1, COTA – Stages 1 & 2
No. 2 Chandler Smith (2022 points; +20)
Regular-season stats: 2nd in points (10 playoff points), wins at Las Vegas and Pocono (10 playoff points), 2 stage wins (2 playoff points)
Smith won stages at Pocono — Stage 1 and Gateway — Stage 1.
No. 3 Ben Rhodes (2017 points; +15)
Regular-season stats: 7th in points (4 playoff points), win at Bristol dirt (5 playoff points), 8 stage wins (8 playoff points)
Ben Rhodes leads the series in stage wins, with eight – at Sonoma — Stage 2, Gateway — Stage 2, Charlotte — Stage 2, Bristol Dirt – Stages 1 & 2, Martinsville –Stage 2 and Las Vegas – Stages 1 & 2.
No. 4 John Hunter Nemechek (2016 points; +14)
Regular-season stats: 3rd in points (8 playoff points), win at Darlington (5 playoff points), 3 stage wins (3 playoff points)
Nemechek won Stage 2 at Atlanta and both stages at Daytona.
No. 5 Stewart Friesen (2013 points; +11)
Regular-season stats: 4th in points (7 playoff points), win at Texas (5 playoff points), 1 stage win (1 playoff point)
Friesen won Stage 2 at Atlanta.
No. 6 Christian Eckes (2007 points; +5)
Regular-season stats: 5th in points (6 playoff points), no wins, 1 stage win (1 playoff point)
Eckes won Stage 2 at Pocono.
No. 7 Ty Majeski (2006 points; +4)
Regular-season stats: 6th in points (5 playoff points), no wins, 1 stage win (1 playoff point)
Majeski won Stage 1 at Sonoma.
No. 8 Carson Hocevar (2005 points; +3)
Regular-season stats: 8th in points (3 playoff points), no wins, 2 stage wins (2 playoff points)
Hocevar won stage 1 at Knoxville and stage 2 at Darlington.
No. 9 Grant Enfinger (2002 points; -3 to eighth-place Carson Hocevar)
Regular-season stats: 9th in points (2 playoff points), no wins, no stage wins
No. 10 Matt Crafton (2001 points; -4)
Regular-season stats: 10th in points (1 playoff point), no wins, no stage wins
Crafton is the only playoff driver with an NCWTS start at IRP. He has earned three top-5 finishes, eight top-10s and completed every lap of his 11 starts, dating back to 2001 when he led the only 22 laps he has ever led at the track.
No driver has more playoff points than Zane Smith, who won in May at Kansas, the host of the third Round of 10 race, Sept. 9 (7:30 p.m. ET). Richmond will host the second race Aug. 13 (8 p.m. ET). John Hunter Nemechek won last year at Richmond.
The remaining playoff races are as follows:
- Sept. 15 at Bristol (9 p.m. ET) — 2021 winner: Chandler Smith
- Oct. 1 at Talladega (12:30 p.m. ET) — 2021 winner: Tate Fogleman, John Hunter Nemechek finished fourth
- Oct. 22 at Homestead-Miami (1 p.m. ET) — Matt Crafton leads all drivers with one win at Homestead-Miami
- Nov. 4 at Phoenix (10 p.m. ET) — 2021 winner: Chandler Smith
All races will be shown on FS1 and can be heard on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90.
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