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Grant Enfinger wins Truck race at Las Vegas

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Grant Enfinger survived three overtimes to win his second career race and lock himself into the second round of the playoffs. Enfinger took the lead on the final restart when Brett Moffitt ran out of fuel. Enfinger had fresher tires after gambling and taking no tires with 49 laps remaining.

Enfinger entered the Las Vegas race last among the eight playoff contenders in the points after getting spun late in the Truck race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and finishing 17th.

On the final lap Friday night, Enfinger held off Johnny Sauter.

Playoff contenders Justin Haley, Ben Rhodes and Matt Crafton rounded out the top five.

Haley was already locked into round two of the playoffs with his win in the opening playoff race.

Moffitt fell to 11th after his fuel problem.

Noah Gragson blew a left front tire with 25 to go after contact with Moffitt in traffic. Gragson was hit with a commitment line violation when the tire blew and lost two laps in the process. He made one of those laps up and finished 18th.

Stewart Friesen spun three times in the final stage of the race. He did substantial damage in the final spin and finished 17th.

STAGE 1 WINNER: Noah Gragson

STAGE 2 WINNER: Grant Enfinger

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WHO HAD A GOOD RACE: Matt Crafton had to start at the rear of the field after making unapproved adjustments to his truck; he was in the top 10 within five green flag laps and maintained his track position…. Myatt Snider snapped a six-race streak of finishes outside the top 10 with a sixth. … Ross Chastain is attempting the tripleheader at Vegas. He got off to a strong start with a seventh in the Truck race. … Jennifer Jo Cobb scored her first top 15 in 90 attempts with a 12th. Her last top 15 before this was a 13th at Kansas in May 2014. This is Cobb’s second best career finish.

WHO HAD A BAD RACE: Tanner Thorson went high to avoid a loose Myatt Snider and got out of the groove on Lap 2. He pounded the outside wall and was the first driver out. … Bo LeMastus was running 28th on Lap 46 when he pancaked the right side of his truck. … Riley Herbst pushed into the wall late in Stage 2, cutting his tire with five to go in that segment. … Todd Gilliland and Jesse Little ran out of room trying to arc into Turn 1 on Lap 83; Gilliland got turned into the wall. … Stewart Friesen was battling for a top-five finish when he spun the first time; he hit the wall and did significant damage in his third spin on Lap 131.

QUOTE OF THE RACE: “We were supposed to be a few laps to the good. It shouldn’t have been an issue,” Brett Moffitt on if he had any concerns about fuel before running out on the final restart.

NOTABLE: Justin Haley and Grant Enfinger will advance to the second round with their wins in the first round. That leaves six drivers contending for the last four spots to advance to the second round.

WHAT’S NEXT: Talladega 250 at 1 p.m. ET on Oct. 13 on Fox.

Truck Series practice report from Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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Final Practice

Riley Herbst posted the fastest single lap of 176.534 mph in final practice for World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

He beat Justin Haley (176.074 mph) by .080 seconds

Matt Crafton was third on the chart with a speed of 176.005 mph.

Myatt Snider (175.947) and Noah Gragson (175.936) rounded out the top five.

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First Practice

The Camping World Truck Series is holding two practice sessions today ahead of Friday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the second stop in the opening round of the playoffs.

Johnny Sauter was fastest in the opening session, posting a top speed of 175.718 mph.

Sauter was followed by Myatt Snider (175.313 mph), Stewart Friesen (175.177), Matt Crafton (174.921) and Austin Hill (174.469).

Crafton and Riley Herbst recorded the most laps in the session with 26.

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Ben Rhodes wins Truck Series pole at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

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Ben Rhodes won the pole for Sunday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

The qualifying session was the first ever held by the Truck Series in rain conditions.

On a damp track, Rhodes put down a top speed of 97.854 mph around the road course to claim his third pole of the season.

Fellow playoff driver Noah Gragson qualified second (97.395 mph).

The top five is completed by Myatt Snider (96.610), playoff driver Matt Crafton (95.971) and Timothy Peters (95.696).

MORE: Brett Moffitt looks to become first championship driver with mustache since 2001.

Where the rest of the playoff drivers qualified:

Johnny Sauter (sixth), Justin Haley (eighth), Grant Enfinger (11th).

Stewart Friesen will start 16th after briefly getting off track during his qualifying run in Round 1. Brett Moffitt qualified 17th.

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Truck Series practice report from Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

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Justin Haley was fastest in the final practice session for the Camping World Truck Series Race in Canada.

Haley posted a top speed of 110.467 mph around Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario.

Haley was followed by Todd Gilliland (110.161 mph), John Hunter Nemechek (110.131), Brett Moffitt (109.676) and Stewart Friesen (109.471).

Bo LeMastus recorded the most laps in the session with 23. He was 19th on the chart (104.567).

Qualifying for the Silverado 250 is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET.

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First practice

Noah Gragson led the first practice with a top speed of 109.852 mph around the road course.

The top five was completed by Matt Crafton (109.269 mph), Gilliland (109.200), Nemechek (108.849) and Ben Rhodes (108.700).

Myatt Snider recorded the most laps with 12 and was 15th on the speed chart (106.575).

Harrison Burton went off course during the session. He was sixth fastest (108.388).

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Johnny Sauter wins Truck race at Bristol

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Johnny Sauter passed John Hunter Nemechek with five laps remaining in the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway to win his fifth Truck race of the year in the regular season finale. This is Sauter’s first Truck win at Bristol.

Stewart Friesen raced Sauter in the closing laps for what was an apparent bid for second until Nemechek faltered in the closing laps when his engine lost power to an undisclosed mechanical failure.

Friesen followed Sauter around the faltering Nemechek to second. This is the third time this season that Friesen has finished second. He is is still looking for his first Truck win.

Nemechek held on to finish third, but seemed to have the truck to beat until he lost power. Nemechek took the lead from pole sitter Christopher Bell on lap 31 and went on to win Stage 1 and 2 of the race.

Parker Kligerman and Todd Gilliland rounded out the top five.

STAGE 1 WINNER: John Hunter Nemechek

STAGE 2 WINNER: John Hunter Nemechek

ADVANCING TO THE PLAYOFFS: Johnny Sauter, Brett Moffitt, Noah Gragson, Ben Rhodes, Stewart Friesen, Grant Enfinger, Justin Haley and Matt Crafton.

HOW JOHNNY SAUTER WON: He took the lead for the first time at the beginning of the final stage when Nemechek pitted, lost it briefly to Gragson on the restart, and regained the top spot on lap 131. Nemechek ran Sauter down in traffic, retaking the lead on lap 177. Battling Friesen hard in the closing lap kept Sauter from losing the second spot and when Nemechek faltered, he was in position to take advantage. 

WHO HAD A GOOD NIGHT: Making his Truck debut, Stefan Parsons stayed on the lead lap until lap 95. He lost another lap late in the race and finished 17th to earn a top 20. … Also making his debut, Codie Rohrbaugh finished 16th. … Ross Chastain got his weekend off to a good start with a 12th-place finish in the Truck race. He will also race in the Xfinity Series Friday night and Cup on Sunday.

WHO HAD A BAD NIGHT: After finishing fifth at Daytona in the season opener, Scott Lagasse Jr. spun and crashed on lap 16 in just his second Truck start of the season. … Myatt Snider was fighting to stay on the lead lap and battling for a position with Gragson when the two made contact coming to the end of Stage 2. Snider spun into the inside wall and did major damage.

NOTABLE: Christopher Bell acclimated quickly to the No. 51 truck. He won the pole after taking over for an ailing Harrison Burton and then jumped out to an early lead and paced the field for 31 laps. He faded at the end when his power steering failed.

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT: “Uncle Johnny (Sauter) races me hard and that was a couple of bad ass Silverados going at it. … The lap traffic was to our advantage. We could roll when they moved up. … That was probably the most fun I’ve had all year, bumping and grinding. There are no better guys to race with than John Hunter and Johnny.” – Stewart Friesen on Fox.

WHAT’S NEXT: Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Aug. 26 at 2:30 PM on FS1.