What To Watch For In The Strat 200

Grant Enfinger

This will be the 600th NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race.

As he did last season, Grant Enfinger arrives in Las Vegas as the championship leader after winning the Daytona season-opener. He holds an 11-point lead over 2019 Vegas winner Austin Hill in the standings. Former champion Johnny Sauter is third, 14 points behind his teammate Enfinger. …

Kyle Busch is the two-time defending winner of this race.

There are six former Vegas winners entered this weekend (Enfinger, Busch, Hill, Ben Rhodes, Timothy Peters and Johnny Sauter).

Only three drivers have won multiple races at Vegas – Jack Sprague (who won the inaugural event in 1996 and then again in 1998), Mike Skinner (2006 and 2008) and Kyle Busch (2018 and 2019). …

No driver has ever won back-to-back races.

Among the series regulars, rookie Christian Eckes boasts the best driver rating (106.8) at Vegas. The Kyle Busch Motorsports driver started on pole and finished third in his only Vegas start last year.

Brett Moffitt’s 106.2 driver rating is best among drivers with more than two starts at the track.

Three-time and reigning series champion Matt Crafton has led the most laps (132) among the championship-eligible and has the most top-five (eight) and top-10 (12) finishes. Crafton has never won at Vegas, however.

Kyle Busch has won this race from pole position the last two seasons.

The driver who leads the most laps has won three of the last four races (Busch-twice and Enfinger). However in the last 10 races, only four times has the driver who led the most laps won the race.

Twice in that time (in 2015 and 2013) Crafton led the most laps but did not win.

John Wes Townley’s win here in 2015 is the only victory of his NASCAR career.

The pole position is the winningest starting spot on the grid producing nine winners in the track’s 25-race history (36 percent).

Only one time in the last seven races has the winner started worse than seventh on the grid.

The farthest back a winner has started is 21st – Shane Hmiel won from there in 2004.

There have been 11 first-time Vegas winners in the previous 10 races here.

The record for lead changes is 21 – it happened in both the 2018 and 2019 Fall races.

Toyota has won four of the last six races and is tied with Chevrolet for most wins (nine) for a manufacturer all-time Ford has five victories.


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