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Zane Smith, Ben Rhodes lead NCWTS standings; John Hunter Nemechek earns Texas pole

Photo by Cheri Eaton/The Racing Experts

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Ben Rhodes leads the regular-season standings while Zane Smith leads the playoff standings, heading into the Friday, May 20 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 220 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Smith leads Rhodes by seven points in the playoff standings, while Rhodes leads Smith by 21 points in the regular-season standings.

Smith led 108 of 134 laps during the May 14 race at Kansas and earned his third win in eight races so far in 2022. Smith picked up six playoff points during the race – five for the race win and one for winning stage two.

In between them in the regular-season standings is John Hunter Nemechek, who starts on the pole Friday.

DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA – MAY 06: John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the #4 Mobil 1 Toyota, celebrates with the checkered flag after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Dead on Tools 200 at Darlington Raceway on May 06, 2022 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

Nemechek is third in the playoff standings, nine behind Smith – and second in the regular-season standings, 20 behind Rhodes.

Rhodes starts eighth and Smith starts 15th Friday.

Matt Crafton retained his playoff spot after his Darlington disqualification was rescinded. Crafton then extended his advantage from 14 to 20 points over Tanner Gray for the playoff spot.

Crafton finished ninth overall and eighth in stage one and outside of the top 10 in stage two. Gray finished 18th overall, ninth in stage one and seventh in stage two.

Gray and Crafton start 12th and 21st, respectively.

Full starting lineup, playoff standings and top-20 in regular-season points are here:

Courtesy of NASCAR
PositionDriverPlayoff PointsBase PointsPoints for Regular-Season Points PositionPoints for Race WinsStage Wins
1Zane Smith202720008 (3rd)15 (Kansas, Daytona, COTA)4 (Kansas Stage 2, Martinsville Stage 1, COTA – Stages 1 & 2)
2Ben Rhodes2020200015 (1st)5 (Bristol Dirt)5 (Bristol Dirt – Stages 1 & 2, Martinsville –Stage 2, Las Vegas – Stages 1 & 2)
3John Hunter Nemechek2018200010 (2nd)5 (Darlington)3 (Atlanta – Stage 2, Daytona – Stages 1 & 2)
4Chandler Smith201220007 (4th)5 (Las Vegas)
5Stewart Friesen200620005 (6th)1 (Atlanta – Stage 1)
6Ty Majeski200620006 (5th)
7Carson Hocevar200520004 (7th)1 (Darlington – Stage 2)
8Christian Eckes200320003 (8th)
9Grant Enfinger200220002 (9th)
10Matt Crafton200120001 (10th)
Below are the regular-season standings heading into Race No.9, the May 20 220 at Texas Motor Speedway
1Ben Rhodes3191 win
2John Hunter Nemechek299-201 win
3Zane Smith298-213 wins
4Chandler Smith290-291 win
5Ty Majeski271-48
6Stewart Friesen264-55
7Carson Hocevar251-68
8Christian Eckes250-69
9Grant Enfinger236-83
10Matt Crafton232-87
11Tanner Gray212-107
12Derek Kraus195-124
13Tyler Ankrum187-132
14Parker Kligerman170-149ineligible
15Matt DiBenedetto166-153
16Timmy Hill137-182
17Chase Purdy127-192
18Austin Wayne Self125-194
19Colby Howard123-196
20Lawless Alan119-200

The 220 goes green just after 8:30 p.m. ET at Texas Motor Speedway (TV: FS1; Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

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