The Truck Series is always one of my favorite series to watch. The competition is always close and it is fun to see these young drivers grow up on the track. The 2021 season has been dominated by Toyota. They won 14 of the 22 races and now we will have three Toyota’s (John H. Nemechek, Ben Rhodes and Matt Crafton) battling one Chevy (Zane Smith) for the 2021 championship. It should be fun to see who wins the title this year. The Lucas Oil 150 can be seen Friday at 8 p.m. ET on FS1.
At least NASCAR is getting something right this week… The Truck Series had a practice sessions this morning and qualified the trucks this evening. Here are the practice speeds from the practice held at Phoenix Raceway today…
The race tonight is scheduled for 150 laps (150 miles). That means there are 37.5 points available for leading laps and 67.5 points available for fastest laps. The trend in the championship race at Phoenix is for the championship four drivers to dominate the race. Brett Moffitt was competing for the championship last year and he led 78 laps. Zane Smith was also competing for the championship and he led 48 laps. Sheldon Creed won the championship and he led 27 laps. The championship four drivers led all of the laps last year. A similar scenario played out in 2019 at Phoenix when Stewart Friesen dominated the race and won the championship. I expect the championship four drivers (John H. Nemechek, Ben Rhodes, Matt Crafton and Zane Smith) to dominate most of the race tonight.
There will likely be two dominators in this race. The main dominator will likely score 28 dominator points and the sub-dominator will likely score 21 dominator points. It will be important to have at least two potential dominators in our lineups tonight. The drivers I like to lead the most laps and score faster lap points include: John H. Nemecheck, Ben Rhodes, Todd Gilliland, Chandler Smith and Sheldon Creed
Here are my picks for the Lucas Oil 150…
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Good Luck this week!
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