Nemechek looking for season Truck sweep at LVMS
A collection of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title contenders and West Coast standouts will converge on Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts.
In order to reign triumphant at the diamond in the desert, though, the field must find a way to beat John Hunter Nemechek.
Nemechek, the driver of the No. 4 Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports, is the Truck Series’ defending winner at LVMS – and the polesitter for today’s race, which gets underway at 6 p.m.
Nemechek won the Bucked Up 200 in March, one of five victories the 24-year-old has amassed in building a 24-point lead in series standings entering the Playoffs’ Round of 8.
He’s far from the only driver capable of hoisting the trophy, however.
Defending series champion Sheldon Creed, a native of Alpine, Calif., has three wins on the season. The accomplished off-road racer scored an ARCA Menards Series West triumph at the LVMS Dirt Track in 2018, but a win today would mark Creed’s first on the 1.5-mile superspeedway. He starts ninth.
The California contingent of Truck Series regulars also includes Huntington Beach’s Zane Smith, who enters Las Vegas ranked fourth in series standings. Smith starts fourth, with three-time series champion Matt Crafton behind him in sixth. Crafton, of Tulare, Calif., has 10 top-five finishes and 15 top-10s in 24 career starts at LVMS.
Temecula’s Hailie Deegan, Loomis’ Jack Wood and Sacramento’s Dylan Lupton will also chase victory at Vegas.
The second night of an action-packed South Point 400 NASCAR weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway features tickets starting at just $24. Tickets are available by calling 702.644.4444 or online at LVMS.com, and children (ages 12 and under) get in free with a ticketed adult.