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Friday schedule for NASCAR at Las Vegas

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It will be a busy day today at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

There will be two Xfinity and two Cup practices (all on NBCSN). The Gander Outdoors Truck Series will have practice and qualifying during the day before racing at 9 p.m. ET. This is an elimination race in the Truck Series.

Wunderground.com predicts a temperature of 97 degrees with 0% percent of precipitation at the green flag. Grant Enfinger won last year’s race.

Here is how Friday’s schedule looks:

(All times Eastern)

10 a.m. – Truck garage open

11:05 – 11:55 a.m. – Truck final practice (no TV or radio)

12:30 – 9:30 p.m. – Xfinity garage open

1:30 – 11 p.m. – Cup garage open

3:35 – 4:25 p.m. – Xfinity practice (NBCSN)

4:35 – 5:25 p.m. – Cup practice (NBCSN)

5:35 p.m. – Truck qualifying impound (single vehicle/one lap all positions) (FS1)

6:35 – 7:25 p.m. – Xfinity final practice (NBCSN)

7:15 p.m. – Truck driver/crew chief meeting

7:30 – 8:20 p.m. – Final Cup practice (NBCSN)

8:30 p.m. – Truck driver introductions

9 p.m. – Truck Series race (Stages 30/60/134 laps = 201 miles) (FS1/Motor Racing Network/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

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NASCAR Xfinity, Truck winners and losers

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WINNERS

Christopher BellScored his 14th Xfinity win in 64 starts (a winning percentage of 21.9%) but it was his first on a road course Saturday at Road America. He has eight wins on tracks more than 1 mile, five wins on short tracks and one on a road course.

Austin Cindric Thrilling drive in the final two laps, restarting 20th to rally to finish second at Road America. He has two wins and a second in the three races on road courses this year.

Brett Moffitt The reigning Gander Outdoors Truck Series champion has won the past four playoff races. He ended last year by winning the final two playoff races, and his victory Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park gives him wins in the first two playoff races this year.

Alex Tagliani Road racer finished second Sunday in his first Truck start of the season.

 

LOSERS

Matt DiBenedettoStrong finish went away with an excursion off track on the last corner of the last lap in the Xfinity race race at Road America. He finished 27th.

Harrison Burton Was headed for a top-10 finish in Sunday’s Truck race before an engine issue caused him to drop out. He placed 21st.

 

Brett Moffitt wins second consecutive Truck race

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Just as he did at Bristol, Brett Moffitt won the pole and then won another playoff race. Moffitt, the reigning series champion, won Sunday’s Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for his second consecutive playoff victory this season.

This is Moffitt’s fourth playoff victory in a row, dating back to last season. He won the final two playoff races last year, including the title race at Miami, and has opened this year’s playoffs with wins at Bristol and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Sunday’s victory also is Moffitt’s 11th career triumph in the series.

Alex Tagliani was second and followed by Ben Rhodes, Sheldon Creed and Austin Hill.

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With one race remaining before the eight-driver playoff field is cut to six, Johnny Sauter and Tyler Ankrum are outside a playoff spot. Sauter is seventh in the standings, two points behind ThorSport Racing teammate Grant Enfinger. Ankrum is 14 points behind Enfinger.

Stage 1 winner: Brett Moffitt

Stage 2 winner: Ross Chastain

Who had a good race: Alex Tagliani finished second in his first series start of the season. …  After failing to make the playoffs, Ben Rhodes has finished eighth (Bristol) and third (Canadian Tire Motorsport Park) in the opening two playoff races. Stewart Friesen finished seventh in a backup truck after wrecking his primary truck on Saturday.

Who had a bad race: Harrison Burton was set for a top-10 finish before the engine blew on his truck. He finished 21st. … Todd Gilliland had damage and then a mechanical issue in what was a long day for him.

Next: The series is off until Sept. 13 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Brett Moffitt wins Truck pole

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Brett Moffitt will start from the pole for today’s Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

The race is the second in the opening round of the Truck playoffs. Moffitt won last week’s playoff opener at Bristol to advance to the second round.

Moffitt won the pole Sunday morning with a lap of 111.376 mph. He was followed by Todd Gilliland (111.242 mph), Ross Chastain (111.238), Alex Tagliani (110.938) and Ben Rhodes (110.590).

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Brett Moffitt wins opening Truck playoff race at Bristol

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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Reigning champion Brett Moffitt opened the Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoffs by winning the caution-filled race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Thursday night.

Moffitt’s third victory of the season advances him to the next round.

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“It’s a huge weight lifted off our shoulders,” Moffitt said of the win. “We’ll go to the next two, try to win them and get as many playoff points as possible and focus on the Round of 6.”

Chandler Smith finished second. He was followed by Ross Chastain, Stewart Friesen and Grant Enfinger.

Stage 1 winner: Ross Chastain

Stage 2 winner: Brett Moffitt

Who had a good race: In just his third career series start, 17-year-old Chandler Smith finished a career-high second for Kyle Busch Motorsports. … Ross Chastain won a stage and finished third, overcoming a pit road penalty.

Who had a bad race: Natalie Decker got spun by the tow truck as her truck was being pushed away during a caution. She finished 25th. … Johnny Sauter was involved in multiple cautions and finished 11th. … Tyler Ankrum finished 20th, worst among the eight playoff drivers. 

Next: The series races Aug. 25 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.