The Gander Outdoors Truck Series goes under the lights for the Strat 200 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway to kick off a triple header weekend of racing.
Three of the 32 trucks in the race will be driving by female drivers – Angela Ruch, Natalie Decker, and Jennifer Jo Cobb.
After two rounds of single truck qualifying the all time win leader in the Truck Series, Kyle Busch, puts his number 51 truck on the pole after setting a new track record of 3018 seconds around the mile and a half track and will lead the field to the green flag. This is Busch’s 22nd career pole in the Truck Series.
Grant Enfinger will have to start the race from the back of the field after making an engine change.
Stages one and two of the race are only 30 laps each with stage three lasting 74 laps. The drivers will have to make at least one pit stop during stage three.
Over the past 13 races at Las Vegas, there have been 13 different race winners.
Kyle Busch is the defending champion of this race where he won the race from the pole last fall.
Kyle Busch takes the green flag and jumps out in front to lead the race.
The first caution flag comes out on lap six when Sheldon Creed gets loose and spins out in a three wide battle. Corey Roper and Matt Crafton were also involved in the incident.
Kyle Busch brings the field down or the green flag restart on lap eleven and holds on to his lead. Busch has led every lap so far. Brett Moffitt and Harrison Burton continue to battle for second place.
Leading every lap in the stage, Kyle Busch wins stage by a second and a half.
The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Taking only two tires, Stewart Friesen wins the race off of pit road with Kyle Busch coming out in sixth. Brett Moffitt had a long pit stop after the air hose got stuck under a tire and then had to make a second stop with reports of a vibration.
Stewart Friesen brings the field down for the green flag stat of stage two on lap 38. Friesen takes the lead as dives get thee wide behind him.
Ben Rhodes passes Ben Rhodes for the lead on lap 39; Kyle Busch has moved up to fourth after restarting the race in seventh.
Halfway through stage two, Stewart Friesen leads the race with Kyle Busch in third.
On lap 53 Kyle Busch gets around Stewart Friesen to retake the lead of the race and pulls away from the field.
With a lead of nearly a second, Kyle Busch wins stage two.
The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Kyle Busch wins the race off of pit road.
Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 67, Busch jumps out in front to hold on to the lead.
Drivers are getting four wide across the track as they battle for position.
Stefan Parsons and Gus Dean make unscheduled pit stops on pit road after Dean cut a tire and Parsons has engine issues. Austin Hill makes an unscheduled stop on pit road with steam escaping from the truck. The crew lifts the hood looking for the problem.
Lap 100, Kyle Busch has pulled out to a lead of over two second with 19 trucks on the lead lap.
With 30 laps remaining in the race, the drivers begin making green flag pit stops.
With a lead of nearly seven and a half seconds, Kyle Busch makes his pit stop with 21 laps remaining in the race.
Once the green flag pit stops have cycled through, Kyle Busch retakes the lead with only 12 trucks on the lead lap.
With only 15 laps remaining in the race, Brett Moffitt challenges Kyle Busch but Busch holds on to the lead.
With a lead of over a second and only 10 trucks on the lead lap, Kyle Busch notches career Truck Series win number 53 for his second win in a row after sweeping all three stages. Driving in all three NASCAR series, Kyle Busch has won 196 races.
Strat 200 results:
Austin Wayne Self
Jennifer Jo Cobb