By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer
The last time the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series visited New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Austin Dillon took home the victory, beating Matt Crafton by just over a second.
The last time a contender for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular won at New Hampshire was Ron Hornaday Jr. in 2008. Cole Custer is the only past winner in the field for Saturday’s race.
Truck Series Chase
With the regular season complete, the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase field has been set. William Byron retains his point lead by being the only Chase contender with five wins.
The 2016 Chase Grid for the Camping World Truck Series is as follows:
- 9 William Byron [5 wins], 2015
- 88 Matt Crafton [2 wins], 2006
- 8 John Hunter Nemechek [2 wins], 2006
- 4 Christopher Bell [1 win], 2003
- 21 Johnny Sauter [1 win], 2003
- 33 Ben Kennedy [1 win], 2003
- 19 Daniel Hemric, 2000
- 17 Timothy Peters, 2000
What to Watch For
There are several storylines going into this weekend’s race to watch for:
- With the start of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase, will a Chaser win, or will another driver play the role of spoiler?
- Brett Moffitt returns to the No. 11 Toyota Tundra for Red Horse Racing.
- Stewart Friesen returns in the No. 16 Halmar International Chevrolet Silverado.
- Kaz Grala will be in the No. 24 Descartes Chevrolet Silverado once again for GMS Racing.
- Cody Coughlin will be in the No. 51 JEGS Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
- Akinori Ogata will be in the No. 63 ENEOS Chevrolet Silverado for the Mittler Brothers.
- NASCAR NEXT driver and NASCAR Whelen Euro Series regular Alon Day will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in the No. 71 Florida Waterfront Law Chevrolet Silverado. Day will be the first Israeli to compete in the Camping World Truck Series. Day had an impressive Xfinity Series debut at Mid Ohio earlier this year.
- Point leader William Byron is looking to extend his nine point lead over Matt Crafton.
Where and When to Watch (All Times Eastern)
Practice 1: Friday, September 23, 1:30 p.m. on Fox Sports 1
Practice 2: Friday, September 23, 3:30 p.m. on Fox Sports 1
Qualifying: Saturday, September 24, 10:00 a.m. on Fox Sports 1
Race: Saturday, September 24, 1:00 p.m. on Fox Sports 1, SiriusXM Channel 90, MRN Radio