Christopher Bell holds dominating lead in Truck playoffs

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Christopher Bell, who finished second in Saturday’s Las Vegas 350 Truck Series race, holds a commanding 47-point lead over race winner Ben Rhodes, while Matt Crafton is third (-51), followed by Johnny Sauter (-54) and and Chase Briscoe (-68).

The first playoff round cutoff race is two weeks from now at Talladega Superspeedway.

Austin Cindric is sixth at 70 points behind Bell, on the positive side of the cutoff line.

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That leaves Kaz Grala (8 points behind Cindric) and John Hunter Nemechek (14 points behind Cindric) essentially in must-win situations at Talladega, or risk elimination after that race.

Click here for the Truck Series point standings after Saturday’s race.