By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer
The last time the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series visited Kansas Speedway, William Byron took home his first career victory in thrilling fashion. Byron assumed the lead after race leaders Johnny Sauter and Ben Rhodes crashed in overtime.
Matt Crafton, Sauter, and Kyle Busch are the only former winners in the Truck Series at Kansas 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 regular Ross Chastain is also entered in the race.
Truck Series Championship
Christopher Bell, Kaz Grala, and Sauter are the only NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers with Playoff points. Bell has seven Playoff points, Grala has five, while Sauter has three.
At Kansas, the first stage ends on lap 40, the second stage on lap 80, and the final stage on lap 167.
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?
- With only 31 entries, Norm Benning is guaranteed that he will make his first start of the season in his No. 6 Chevrolet Silverado.
- Jennifer Jo Cobb will make her first start of 2017 in the No. 10 Mark One Electric Chevrolet Silverado for Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing.
- Spencer Boyd returns to the No. 12 GruntStyle.com Chevrolet Silverado for Rick Ware Racing.
- Austin Wayne Self will be in the No. 45 Niece Equipment/Precision Air Technology Chevrolet Silverado for Niece Motorsports.
- Kyle Busch will be in the No. 51 Cessna Toyota Tundra for the second of five races with Kyle Busch Motorsports.
- Kevin Donahue returns to the No. 63 Blue Lives Matter Chevrolet Silverado for the Mittler Brothers.
- Ross Chastain will be in the No. 66 Chevrolet Silverado for Bolen Motorsports.
- Travis Miller will make his first start since the 2012 season in the No. 99 Chevrolet Silverado for MDM Motorsports.
Where and When to Watch (All Times Eastern)
Qualifying: Friday, May 12, 4:30 p.m. on Fox Sports 1
Race: Friday, May 12, 8:30 p.m. on Fox Sports 1, SiriusXM Channel 90, Motor Racing Network, and the Fox Sports Go app.