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Previewing the NASCAR CWTS NC Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer

The last time the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series visited Charlotte Motor Speedway, Matt Carfton took home the victory in a fuel mileage race. Crafton beat Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch by over five seconds to take the victory.

Crafton and Busch are the only former winners in the Truck Series at Charlotte in the field this weekend.

There is only one Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular entered in Friday night’s race, Kyle Busch.

NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars Brandon Brown, Brandon Jones, Matt Mills, and Ross Chastain are also entered in the race.

Truck Series Championship

Christopher Bell, Kaz Grala, and Johnny Sauter are the only three drivers with Playoff points. Bell has seven Playoff points, Grala has five, while Sauter has three.

At Charlotte, the first stage ends on lap 40, the second stage on lap 80, and the final stage on lap 134.

What to Watch For

There are several storylines going into this weekend’s race to watch for:

  • Will a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular win, or will a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver take the victory?
  • Spencer Boyd returns to the No. 12 Hand Truck Associates Chevrolet Silverado for Rick Ware Racing.
  • Kaz Grala will have Outlaw Fasteners on his GMS Racing No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado for the first time this season.
  • Matt Mills returns after scoring a career best finish at Kansas to the No. 44 Chevrolet Silverado for Faith Motorsports.
  • TJ Bell returns in the No. 45 Black Rifle Coffee Co. Chevrolet Silverado for Niece Motorsports.
  • Kyle Busch will be in the No. 51 Cessna Toyota Tundra for the third of five races with Kyle Busch Motorsports.
  • Ross Chastain will be in the No. 66 University of South Carolina / Chevrolet Silverado for Bolen Motorsports.
  • Parker Kligerman returns in the No. 75 Food Country USA / Lopez Wealth Management Toyota Tundra for Henderson Motorsports. With 33 Trucks attempting Friday night’s race, if Kligerman make the 32-Truck field, this would also mark his 125th career start in NASCAR.
  • Brandon Brown returns in the No. 86 Coastal Carolina University Chevrolet Silverado for Brandonbilt Motorsports.
  • Brandon Jones will make his first start of the season in the No. 99 Roland Chevrolet Silverado for MDM Motorsports.

Where and When to Watch (All Times Eastern)

Qualifying: Friday, May 19, 4:45 p.m. on Fox Sports 1

Race: Friday, May 19, 8:30 p.m. on Fox Sports 1, SiriusXM Channel 90, and the Motor Racing Network.

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Seth Eggert has followed NASCAR his entire life. Seth is currently pursuing a writing career and is majoring in Communications and Journalism. He is an avid iRacer and video gamer. Seth also tutors students at Mitchell Community College in multiple subjects. He has an Associate's Degree in History.