NASCAR returns to Nashville for a triple header weekend beginning with the Camping World Truck Series and the Rackley Roofing 200.

Only four races remain in the regular season for the Camping World Truck Series counting tonight’s race.

It has been 10 years since NASCAR has run the one mile concrete track. Many of the drivers in tonight’s race were children the last time there was a race in Nashville.

With Nashville being the home of Country Music, the trophy must reflect the venue. Winners of the races this weekend will receive a Gibson Les Paul guitar.

In a rare event for the 2021 season, the drivers make a qualifying run for the race. Points leader John Hunter Nemechek had issues with his truck during qualifying and will start the race in 34th place.

Forty-two teams brought a truck to the track for only 36 spots in the race; as a result, JJ Yeley, Clay Greenfield, Bret Holmes, Spencer Boyd, Keith Mcgee, and Josh Reaume did not qualify for the race.

Derek Kraus ran the fastest time and put his number 19 truck on the pole with Jack Ward alongside on the front row.

The starting lineup for the Rackley Roofing 200:
Derek Kraus
Jack Wood
Austin Hill
Grant Enfinger
Chandler Smith
Ryan Preece
Tyler Ankrum
Johnny Sauter
Zane Smith
William Byron
Carson Hocevar
Josh Berry
Ty Majeski
Hailie Deegan
Matt Crafton
Ben Rhodes
Stewart Friesen
Parker Kligerman
Ryan Truex
Drew Dollar
Chase Purdy
Tate Fogelman
Ross Chastain
Sheldon Creed
Timmy Hill
Lawless Alan
Austin Wayne Self
Trey Hutchens III
Kris Wright
Spencer Davis
Dawson Cram
Danny Bohn
Cory Roper
John Hunter Nemechek
Todd Gilliland
Tanner Gray

Todd Gilliland’s truck has been moved to the back of the field and the crew chief has been ejected due to some unapproved adjustments to the front end of the truck. Tanner Gray has also been moved to the back of the field.

Stage one of the race is 45 laps long, stage two is 50 laps long, and stage three will last 55 laps for a total of 150 laps around the 1.33 mile track. With a fuel load of 58 to 62 laps, the drivers can complete each of the stages on a single fuel load.

Derek Kraus brings the field down for the green flag start of the race from the inside lane and jumps out in front for the lead as the drivers get three wide.

Lap two, Derek Fraus leads the race with Austin Hill on his tailgate; Chandler Smith, Grant Enfinger, and Jack Wood round out the top five.

John Hunter Nemechek has moved up to 26th place on lap three after starting the race in 34th place.

Lap five, John Hunter Nemechek has moved up to 22nd place; Tanner Gray and Todd Gilliland are 25th and 26th after having to start the race from the back of the field.

Lap seven, Derek Kraus has a lead of over half a second on Austin Hill; Chandler Smith, Grant Enfinger, and Jack Wood round out the top five. John Hunter Nemechek is in 21st place.

Lap eight, John Hunter Nemechek enters the top 20.

Lap nine, Derek Kraus has increased his lead to over a second on Austin Hill.

Lap eleven, Derek Kraus has a one second lead on Austin Hill; Chandler Smith, Grant Enfinger, and Jack Wood round out the top five. John Hunter Nemechek moved quickly through the field in the early laps to advance eleven spots, but is mired back in 20th place. Todd Gilliland and Tanner Gray are up to 21st and 22nd.

Lap 18, Derek Kraus has a lead of over a second on Austin Hill. At race start, Kraus was 42 points below the cut line for making it into the playoffs. If he manages to win the race form the pole, he will automatically be in the playoffs as a race winner.

Lap 22, Derek Kraus holds on to his one second lead on Austin Hill.

There are 34 trucks on the lead lap.

Lap 30, Derek Kraus has led every lap so far and holds a lead of just under a second on Austin Hill. John Hunter Nemechek has moved into 19th place but is reporting some handling issues in his truck.

Lap 33, there are 29 trucks on the lead lap.

Lap 34, Derek Kraus has increased his lead on Austin Hill to nearly two seconds; Chandler Smith is in third over three seconds back; Grant Enfinger and Jack Wood round out the top five.

John Hunter Nemechek, Todd Gilliland, and Tanner Gray are all complaining of handling issues in their trucks.

Just five laps remain in stage one, Derek Kraus continues to lead the race by over a second on Austin Hill; Chandler Smith is over six seconds back in third; Grant Enfinger and Jack Wood round out the top five. Several drivers are reporting handling issues in their trucks.

Derek Kraus wins stage one for his second career stage win. Kraus has led more laps in this race, then he has in his career.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Derek Kraus
Austin Hill
Chandler Smith
Grant Enfinger
Jack Wood
Ryan Preece
Zane Smith
Johnny Sauter
William Byron
Tyler Ankrum

Drivers come down pit road for service with Chandler Smith winning the race off of pit road. Derek Kraus came out in sixth place.

Chandler Smith brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 54 and takes the lead with a little push from Austin Hill.

Chandler Smith, Zane Smith, and Austin Hill go three wide in a battle for the lead with Chandler Smith taking the lead.

Lap 55, the top five are Chandler Smith, Zane Smith, Grant Enfinger, Austin Hill, and Jack Wood. Tyler Ankrum has an issue with his truck and falls through the field. Ankrum reports a very loose condition in his truck.

Lap 59, Chandler Smith has a narrow lead on Zane Smith. John Hunter Nemechek is in 17th place.

Several of the drivers are reporting loose conditions in their trucks.

Lap 62, the top five are Chandler Smith, Zane Smith, Grant Enfinger, Austin Hill, and Jack Wood. Derek Kraus is in sixth place after a slow pit stop.

Lap 70, Chandler Smith continues to hold a quarter of a second lead on Zane Smith; Grant Enfinger, Austin Hill, and Jack Wood round out the top five. Derek Kraus is still in sixth place and John Hunter Nemechek is still in 17th place.

Leader Chandler Smith is just one point below the cut line for the playoffs. Now in sixth place, Derek Kraus is 55 points below the cut line.

Lap 74, Chandler Smith has pulled out to a half second lead on Zane Smith.

Twenty laps remain in stage two, Chandler Smith has pulled out to a lead of nearly a second on Zane Smith; Grant Enfinger, Austin Hill, and Jack Wood round out the top five.

The first caution flag of the race for an on track incident comes out on lap 77 when William Byron’s engine goes up in a big puff of smoke. His truck stops on pit road and has to be pushed to the garage. William Byron becomes the first driver out of the race.

Several drivers come down pit road for service.

Todd Gilliland was charged with a commitment cone violation and Josh Berry was charged with having an uncontrolled tire on pit road.

After staying out on the track, Chandler Smith brings the field down for the green flag restart with just 12 laps remaining in stage two. Drivers are getting four wide across the track.

Lap 84, Chandler Smith leads the race with Zane Smith in second; Derek Kraus, Matt Crafton, and Johnny Sauter round out the top five. John Hunter Nemechek is up to 13th.

Eight laps remain in stage two, with 29 trucks on the lead lap, Chandler Smith has a narrow lead on Zane Smith; Derek Kraus, Johnny Sauter, and Matt Crafton round out the top five.

Five to go in stage two, John Hunter Nemechek is just outside the top 10 in eleventh place.

Lap 92, Chandler Smith has a lead of nearly half a second on Zane Smith; Johnny Sauter, Derek Kraus, and Matt Crafton round out the top five.

Chandler Smith wins stage two for his first stage win of the season.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Chandler Smith
Zane Smith
Derek Kraus
Johnny Sauter
Matt Crafton
Jack Wood
Ben Rhodes
Tanner Gray
Grant Enfinger
Ryan Preece

Most of the drivers come down pit road for service with Carson Hocevar winning the race off of pit road after topping off the fuel tank.

Tanner Gray was charged with having an uncontrolled tire on pit road.

After staying out on the track, Grant Enfinger brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 104 from the inside lane with Stewart Friesen alongside. Grant Enfinger goes side by side with Stewart Friesen.

After having to restart the race from the back of the field for a speeding penalty, Johnny Sauter brings out the caution flag when he spins out after some contact from Tanner Gray.

Stewart Friesen’s team reports that he is four laps short on fuel to make it to the end of the race. His crew chief told him to save as much fuel as possible.

Stewart Friesen had just edged out Grant Enfinger for the lead when the caution flag came out. Friesen brings the field down for the green flag on lap 108 from the outside lane. Drivers are getting three and four wide across the track. Stewart Friesen and Grant Enfinger fo side by side before Grant Enfinger does a slide job to take the lead.

Lap 109, the top five are Grant Enfinger, Stewart Friesen, Ryan Preece, Carson Hocevar, and Todd Gilliland.

Lap 110, Derek Kraus brings out the caution flagl after slapping the wall with a flat tire. His truck is stopped up against the wall with the safety crew on the scene. Kraus is out of the truck but needs a little help walking to the ambulance. After hitting the wall, he reported to the team that that one hurt.

Derek Kraus is out of the race.

Grant Enfinger brings the field down for the green flag restart with 33 laps remaining in the race and does a little beating and banging in a battle for the lead. Ryan Preece takes the lead.

Lap 117, Grant Enfinger passes Ryan Preece for the lead.

Drivers are four wide in a battle for position.

Lap 119, the top five are Grant Enfinger, Ryan Preece, Zane Smith, Todd Gilliland, and Stewart Friesen.

After losing his crew chief for the race, Todd Gilliland’s dad David jumped in and is serving as the crew chief for this race.

John Hunter Nemechek has entered the top 10.

This is second place driver Ryan Preece’s first time driving in the Truck Series.

With 27 laps remaining in the race, Grant Enfinger has a lead of nearly half a second on Ryan Preece; Zane Smith, Todd Gilliland, and Stewart Friesen round out the top five.

Lap 128, Grant Enfinger and Ryan Preece battle for the lead; Todd Gilliland is in third over two seconds back; Zane Smith and Ty Majeski round out the top five.

There are 30 trucks on the lead lap.

Seventeen laps to go, Ryan Preece continues to challenge Grant Enfinger for the lead.

Fifteen to go, Grant Enfinger and Ryan Preece continue to battle for the lead; Todd Gilliland, Zane Smith, and Ty Majeski round out the top five.

For Grant Enfinger and Ryan Preece it’s all about the trophies; neither driver is eligible for the playoffs and the championship.

Lap 139, Todd Gilliland makes it a three way battle with less than half a second separating the top three.

Lap 141, Todd Gilliland and Ryan Preece battle for second.

Seven to go, Ryan Preece continues to battle with Grant Enfinger for the lead. Ryan Preece takes the lead.

Todd Gilliland passes Grant Enfinger for second with five laps to go.

Four to go, Ryan Preece has a one second lead on Todd Gilliland.

Three to go, Todd Gilliland has closed the gap on leader Ryan Preece to under a second.

Ryan Preece takes the white flag.

In his debut in the Camping World Truck Series, Ryan Preece wins the race to become just the fifth driver to win in his debut race.

The unofficial results of the Rackley Roofing 200:
Ryan Preece

Todd Gilliland
Grant Enfinger
Zane Smith
Stewart Friesen
Matt Crafton
Ben Rhodes
Ty Majeski
Austin Hill
John Hunter Nemechek
Jack Wood
Johnny Sauter
Chandler Smith
Sheldon Creed
Chase Purdy
Carson Hocevar
Parker Kligerman
Tanner Gray
Josh Berry
Tate Fogleman
Hailie Deegan
Ross Chastain
Tyler Ankrum
Drew Dollar
Spencer Davis
Ryan Truex
Austin Wayne Self
Dawson Cram
Timmy Hill
Danny Bohn
Cory Roper
Kris Wright
Trey Hutchens III
Lawless Alan
Derek Kraus
William Byron