In the third triple header weekend in a row, the Camping World Truck Series gets the weekend started with the Stratosphere 200 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
After two rounds of qualifying home town boy Kyle Busch puts his truck on the pole in the first of what will be a triple header for Busch. This is Busch’s 20th CWTS pole.
The starting lineup for the Stratosphere 200:
John Hunter Nemechek
Matt Crafton – moved to the back of the field for an unapproved adjustment
Dalton Sargeant – moved to the back of the field for unapproved adjustments
Austin Wayne Self
Jennifer Jo Cobb
Tommy Regan – moved to the back of the field for unapproved adjustments
Stages one and two of the race will be a shootout at only 30 laps each with stage three lastin 74 laps for a total of 134 laps around the mile and a half track.
Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag start of the race and the drivers get three and four wide across the track even before they complete the first lap.
Kyle Busch leads lap one.
After starting at the back of the field, Matt Crafton has moved up to thenth place on lap three.
Johnny Sauter and Kyle Busch battle for the lead on lap four but Kyle Busch holds on to the lead.
Lap seven and Kyle Busch has a tenth of a second lead on Stewart Friesen with 25 trucks on the lead lap.
Lap 14 Kyle Busch continues to lead the race. The first caution flag of the race comes out on lap 15 when Justin Marks spins out flat spotting his tires but does not hit anything. He will lose a lap on pit road.
After coming down pit road for fresh tires, Kyle Busch hands the lead over to Stewart Friesen. He will restart the race in 17th place.
Matt Crafton is reporting fuel pressure issues with his truck.
Stewart Friesen brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 21 but Noah Gragson passes him for the lead.
John Hunter Nemechek’s truck is sparking with a flat tire but the track stays green when he gets down pit road.
Lap 23 Kyle Busch has already moved up to fourth place.
Lap 23 the top five are Noah Gragson, Stewart Friesen, Spencer Davis, Kyle Busch, and Myatt Snider.
Lap 25 Noah Gragson holds on to the lead with Spencer Davis in second, Kyle Busch is in third, Stewart Friesen in fourth, and Myatt Snider in fifth.
John Hunter Nemechek was charged with pitting outside of his pit box and will have to serve a penalty.
Noah Gragson wins stage one.
The top 10 at the end of stage one:
After not taking any tires, Matt Crafton wins the race off of pit road with Kyle Busch right behind him in second.
Matt Crafton has taken his truck to the garage with brake issues.
After staying out, Grant Enfinger will lead the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 37 with Kyle Busch going nose to nose with Enfinger and swapping the lead back and forth.
Lap 38 Kyle Busch finally takes over the lead of the race.
Lap 40 Grant Enfinger battles Kyle Busch for the lead with the two drivers swapping the lead back and forth.
Coming from third place, Stewart Friesen blows past Grant Enfinger and Kyle Busch to take over the lead of the race.
After losing the lead, Grant Enfinger has dropped to ninth place but Kyle Busch is battling with Stewart Friesen for the lead on lap 46 with Firesen holding on to the lead.
Going three wide on lap 40, Stewart Friesen, Kyle Busch, and Myatt Snider battle for the lead with Snider getting out in front briefly but Stewart Friesen holds on to the lead with Kyle Busch in second.
Lap 43 Stewart Friesen holds on to the lead with Kyle Busch in second, Myatt Snider in third, Ben Rhodes in fourth, and Brett Moffitt in fifth.
Matt Crafton is still in the garage with his team making brake repairs
Lap 46 Stewart Friesen holds on to he lead of the race with Kyle Busch in second. There are 19 trucks on the lead lap.
Stewart Friesen wins stage two.
The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Stewart Friesen won the race off of pit road.
Stewart Friesen brings the fields down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 68 with the trucks getting four wide behind him.
Three wide for the lead Stewart Freisen, Brett Moffitt, and Kyle Busch battle for the lead with Busch and Moffitt swapping the lead back and forth with Kyle Busch finally taking the lead on lap 71.
After getting four wide, Justin Haley brings out the caution flag after spinning out when he makes contact with Myatt Snider.
The drivers cannot make it to the end of the race from here.
NASCAR has informed Justin Haley’s team that they are on the crash clock.
With 57 laps remaining in the race, Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag restart and holds on to the lead as the trucks get three wide behind him.
With 54 laps to go, Kyle Busch holds on to the lead with drivers battling for position all through the field.
Kyle Busch has some debris on the front of his truck. There are 18 trucks on the lead lap.
Fifty to go, Brett Moffit is in the lead with Kyle Busch in second, Cody Coughlin is in third, Noah Gragson is in fourth, and Stewart Friesen is in fifth.
The debris form Kyle Busch’s truck is gone.
Forty-five laps to go and Kyle Busch challenges leader Brett Moffitt for the lead but so far Brett Moffitt holds on to the lead.
Forty to go and Brett Moffitt holds off Kyle Busch for the lead of the race.
Lap 97 Brett Moffitt has a quarter of a second lead on Kyle Busch with Noah Gragson in third, Johnny Sauter in fourth, and Cody Coughlin in fifth.
Lap 100 Atlanta winner Brett Moffitt is looking to go two in a row as he continues to lead the race. He has nearly a half second lead on hometown hero Kyle Busch. There are 17 trucks on the lead lap.
Myatt Snider is the first driver to make a green flag pit stop, beginning the cycle of green flag pit stops.
Myatt Snider’s team was charged with having an uncontrolled tire on pit road and had to serve a penalty.
Thirty to go and Brett Moffitt is still the leader.
There are only 13 trucks on the lead lap.
Brett Moffit gets loose and Kyle Busch passes him for the lead.
With 24 laps to go, Brett Moffitt brings his truck down pit road for service.
Twenty one laps to go, leader Kyle Busch gives up a five second lead and brings his truck down pit road for service. Dalton Sargeant is in the lead.
Only 17 laps remaining in the race, leader Dalton Sargeant brings his truck down pit road. Justin Fontaine takes over the lead of the race with Kyle Busch in second.
The caution fag comes out with only 15 laps to go when Michel Disdier spins out.
Justin Fontaine brings his truck down pit road for service, Kyle Busch takes over the lead of the race.
With only eleven laps remaining in the race, Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag retsart and gets out in front of the field as the drivers get three and four wide behind him fighting for position. There are 14 trucks on the lead lap.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway is the only track on the NASCAR circuit that Kyle Busch has not won a truck race.
Nine to go, Kyle Busch has a tenth of a second lead on Brett Moffitt with Johnny Sauter in third, Grant Enfinger in fourth, and Stewart Friesen in fifth.
Seven to go, Kyle Busch holds on to a tenth of a second lead on Brett Moffitt.
Five to go, Kyle Busch holds on to the lead with Brett Moffitt in second, Johnny Sauter in Third, Grant Enfinger in fourth, and Stewart Friesen in fifth.
Four to go, Johnny Sauter passes Brett Moffitt for second; Kyle Busch still out in front.
Three to go, Kyle Busch leads, followed by Johnny Sauter, Brett Mofitt, Grant Enfinger, and Stewart Friesen.
Kyle Busch takes the white flag.
Brett Moffitt passes Johnny Sauter for second.
Kyle Busch gets his first truck win in Las Vegas and his 50th overall win. This is Busch’s first Las Vegas truck win.
The unofficial results of the Stratosphere 200:
Austin Wayne Self
John Hunter Nemechek
Jennifer Jo Cobb