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Noah Gragson wins truck pole at Las Vegas

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Noah Gragson posted a lap of 178.036 mph to grab the pole for tonight’s World of Westgate 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas. It is his fifth pole of the season. The last time he led the field to green was on another 1.5-mile track (Kentucky) and he finished eighth in that race.

Gragson beat Stewart Friesen (176.811 mph) by more than two-tenths of a second.

Grant Enfinger (176.540), Chris Eggleston (176.240) Riley Herbst (176.056) rounded out the top five.

Points leader Johnny Sauter qualified sixth.

Tate Fogleman, JJ Yeley and Norm Benning failed to qualify. 

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Results, point standings after Truck playoff opener

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Justin Haley became the first driver to advance to the second round of the Truck Series playoffs after winning Sunday’s race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

He stole the win after Noah Gragson and Todd Gilliland wrecked in the final corner.

Haley beat John Hunter Nemechek, Brett Moffitt (playoff driver), Timothy Peters and Matt Crafton (playoffs).

Where the rest of the playoff drivers placed:

Johnny Sauter (sixth), Stewart Friesen (seventh), Gragson (ninth), Ben Rhodes (14th), Grant Enfinger (17th).

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Points

With Haley’s win, the playoff field is now vying for five spots in the second round.

Here’s the point standings after Sunday’s race.

Sauter leads the way with a six-point advantage over Moffitt.

Gragson is third (-11) followed by Haley (-16), Crafton (-34), Friesen (-34), Rhodes (-35), Enfinger (-46).

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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).

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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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Race results, truck series points standings after Bristol

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Johnny Sauter passed a faltering John Hunter Nemechek with five laps remaining in Thursday night’s Camping World Truck Series race to claim his fifth win of the season and first at Bristol.

Stewart Friesen was also able to get around Nemechek to earn his third second-place finish of 2018.

Nemechek held on to finish third after winning both stages of the race.

NBC analyst Parker Kligerman finished fourth with Todd Gilliland rounding out the top five.

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Sauter padded his points lead with his victory in the regular season finale.

Noah Gragson, Grant Enfinger, Stewart Friesen and Brett Moffitt round out the top five at the end of the regular season.

With the points reset for the playoffs, Sauter will have 2,042 points.

Moffitt will be seeded second with 2,027 points and Gragson (2,022) will be seeded third.

The other drivers in the playoffs are Ben Rhodes (2,014), Friesen (2,012), Enfinger (2,011), Justin Haley (2,009) and Matt Crafton (2,003).

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