NASCAR Truck Series results from Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Next up, the NASCAR Truck Series takes the stage in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 1.5-mile of Las Vegas Motor Speedway is set for the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200.
View Las Vegas truck race results below.
This is the first race in the round of 8 for the NASCAR Truck Series playoffs. Nemechek heads into the event as the current point leader. Four will be eliminated after the round.
John Hunter Nemechek and Chandler Smith line up on the front row. 134 laps of truck racing are up next…
Las Vegas Trucks
Stage 1 – Report
Laps: 30 (1-30 / 134)
Green flag, Nemechek is clear into turn one. Smith holds 2nd off turn two as they fan out three wide behind him.
Lap 5, Chris Hacker spins off turn four and the caution is out.
Green, Nemechek is pushed clear into turn one. Gilliland can’t get to the bottom and they split him three wide for 2nd, Chandler Smith wins that battle.
Lap 20, Nemechek leads Todd Gilliland by 0.7 seconds.
John Hunter Nemechek wins stage 1 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway!
Las Vegas Results (Stage 1) : 1. John Hunter Nemechek; 2. Todd Gilliland; 3. Chandler Smith; 4. Ben Rhodes; 5. Stewart Friesen; 6. Zane Smith; 7. Christian Eckes; 8. Sheldon Creed; 9. Austin Hill; 10. Tyler Ankrum;
Las Vegas Trucks
Stage 2 – Report
Laps: 30 (31-60 / 134)
Nemechek leads the field to the pit lane. Todd Gilliland wins the race to the pit exit.
Green flag on stage two, Nemechek noses ahead on the inside with a push from Friesen. Creed locks bumps with Friesen off turn two and Friesen dives to the inside into turn three. Three wide for the lead, Gilliland wins the battle on the outside lane back in turn one.
Lap 38, Stewart Friesen gets loose under Nemechek. He runs wide off turn four, light contact but they all keep rolling. Zane Smith has a flat tire.
Smith comes to a stop as the tire has ripped the battery out. The caution is out.
Green, Rhodes leads into turn one on the inside.
Lap 48, Nemechek is off the pace. He drops quickly to the back of the field as he suffers from a power issue.
Lap 51, Todd Gilliland has a run on Rhodes into turn three. He dives to the inside and clear, Gilliland leads.
Lap 53, Nemechek comes to a stop and the caution is out. He fires it back up and drives to the pit lane.
“I have power to the gauges but no ignition power,” Nemechek radio.
Green, Gilliland noses ahead on the inside. Creed and Rhodes run side by side for 2nd, Rhodes wins that fight on the outside.
2 to go in stage two, Carson Hocevar has charges to 3rd as he pitted for tires on the last caution.
Todd Gilliland wins stage two at LVMS!
Las Vegas Results (Stage 2) : 1. Todd Gilliland; 2. Ben Rhodes; 3. Carson Hocevar; 4. Stewart Friesen; 5. Sheldon Creed; 6. Tanner Gray; 7. Austin Hill; 8. Matt Crafton; 9. Christian Eckes; 10. Chandler Smith;
Las Vegas Trucks
Stage 3 – Report
Laps: 74 (61-134 / 134)
Gilliland leads the leaders to the pit lane. Gilliland restarts 14th as 13 cars stay out following the late pit stop in stage two. Hocevar and Gray lead the field to the restart.
Green flag in stage three, Hocevar leads into turn one with a push from Austin Hill.
Creed brushes the wall and he loses several positions.
64 to go, Austin Hill looks to the outside of Hocevar in the battle for the lead.
Big crash behind them! Tyler Ankrum spins on his own. Christian Eckes is collected. As they both slide down the banking, Sheldon Creed and Hailie Deegan are collected. The caution is out.
Green, Austin Hill gets a shove from Hocevar and Hill is clear into turn one.
56 to go, Nemechek has lost power once again. He coasts on the apron and the green flag is still out.
54 to go, the caution is out as Nemechek has come to a stop.
Hill and most of the leader hit the pit lane. Moffitt is off first with fuel only, Gilliland is off 2nd with four tires. Gilliland restarts 4th.
Green, Gilliland cuts to the middle, takes them three wide and leads off turn two. Moffitt has a push from Hill and Moffitt takes the lead into turn three.
49 to go, Gilliland works to the outside of Moffitt into turn three. With fresh tires, he drives right by on the outside.
30 to go, Todd Gilliland leads Christian Eckes by 1.2 seconds.
21 to go, Jack Wood and Drew Dollar tangle and the caution is out.
Gilliland, Eckes and most of the leaders hit the pit lane. Gilliland wins the race to the pit exit. Johnny Sauter is the only truck to stay out.
Green, Sauter spins the tires and Gilliland is clear into turn one on the inside. They run four wide behind them off turn four.
14 to go, Tanner Gray has a flat left front. He rolls to the apron, no caution.
10 to go, Carson Hocevar slows with a vibration. He hits the pit lane under green. He spins on purpose at the pit entry and the caution is out.
Hocevar bails on the pit lane. He returns to the track and will pit under the yellow, staying on the lead lap.
Penalty: Hocevar will be held for a lap for spinning on purpose at the pit entry to cause the caution.
Green, Hill and Eckes run side bu side for the lead. Gilliland sticks his nose in the battle, three wide for the lead. Eckes leads into turn three!
2 to go, Eckes leads Rhodes by 0.2 seconds.
1 to go, Eckes leads Rhodes by a car length.
They snake doen the back stretch. Spin behind them, the caution is out and the race is over under yellow!
Christian Eckes wins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway!
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
September 24, 2021
Pos | Driver
1. Christian Eckes
2. Ben Rhodes
3. Matt Crafton
4. Johnny Sauter
5. Todd Gilliland
6. Stewart Friesen
7. Grant Enfinger
8. Austin Wayne Self
9. Ryan Truex
10. Austin Hill
11. Bret Holmes
12. Derek Kraus
13. Chase Purdy
14. Tate Fogleman
15. Spencer Davis
16. Kris Wright
17. Tyler Hill
18. Danny Bohn
19. Spencer Boyd
20. CJ McLaughlin
21. Dylan Lupton
22. Carson Hocevar
23. Tanner Gray
24. Drew Dollar
25. Brett Moffitt
26. Howie Disavino III
27. JenniferJo Cobb
28. Cory Roper
29. Zane Smith
30. Jack Wood
31. Hailie Deegan
32. Keith McGee
33. John Hunter Nemechek
34. Tyler Ankrum
35. Chandler Smith
36. Sheldon Creed
37. Chris Hacker
NASCAR Truck Series
After: Las Vegas
Round of 8 (Race 1 of 3)
Pos | Driver | Points
1. Ben Rhodes
2. John Hunter Nemechek
3. Stewart Friesen
4. Matt Crafton
— Cutline —
5. Sheldon Creed
6. Carson Hocevar
7. Zane Smith
8. Chandler Smith