The Truck Series will join the Xfinity and Cup Series at Kansas Speedway this weekend. The Truck Series drivers have a lot on the line Friday night. The Kansas Lottery 200 will be the last race in the Round of 10. Grant Enfinger won at Lucas Oil Raceway so he is locked into The Round of Eight and Chandler Smith won at Richmond so he also has a spot in the next round. Zane Smith, John H. Nemechek, Ty Majeski, Stewart Friesen, Ben Rhodes, Matt Crafton, Carson Hocevar and Christian Eckes will try to join Enfinger and Smith in The Round of Eight.
PRACTICE / QUALIFYING
The Truck Series was given 20 minutes to practice before they set the field through qualifying. Most of the teams were able to make some long runs since Kansas is a 1.5-mile intermediate track. The trucks that posted the best speed on the long runs should be the trucks running up front Friday night.
Here are the practice speeds for Friday’s Truck Series race…
STRATEGY FOR KANSAS
The race at Kansas is scheduled for 134 laps (200 miles). That means there are 33.5 points available for leading laps and 60.3 points available for fastest laps (93.8 dominator points).
The trend in the Truck Series races at Kansas is for one driver to lead roughly 70 laps and score 36 fastest laps (33.7 dominator points) and a second driver leads roughly 40 laps and scores 26 fastest laps (17.2 dominator points). A third driver leads roughly 20 laps and scores 24 fastest laps (15.8 dominator points).
My strategy this week will be to pay up for at least two dominators. I will also build some balanced lineups where I can fit at least five drivers with a good chance to finish in the top-10. The Truck Series is so unpredictable that it makes sense to have as many good drivers as possible in your lineup, instead of building a “stars and scrubs” lineup.
The drivers who should be to top dominators for the race Friday night include: John H. Nemechek, Ty Majewski, Ryan Preece, Corey Hiem and Chandler Smith
DRIVER RANKINGS FOR KANSAS
CORE DRIVERS FOR KANSAS
TOP-TIER DRIVERS: Zane Smith ($11,200), John H. Nemechek ($10,900), Ryan Preece ($10,700), Chandler Smith ($10,400), Ty Majewski ($10,100), Corey Hiem ($9,900), Grant Enfinger ($9,700), Christian Eckes ($9,500), Carson Hocevar ($9,300)
VALUE-TIER DRIVERS: Parker Kligerman ($8,800), Stewart Friesen ($8,600), Matt Crafton ($8,400), Derek Kraus ($8,200), Tyler Ankrum ($8,000), Brett Moffitt ($7,900), Matt DiBenedetto ($7,700), Tanner Gray ($7,500), Chase Purdy ($6,900), Timmy Hill ($6,400), Hailie Deegan ($6,300), Jesse Little ($6,100)
PUNT PLAYS: Dean Thompson ($5,700), Lawless Allen ($5,200), Tyler Hill ($4,900), Brennan Poole ($4,600)
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* This lineup should be good for Tournaments contest too.
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