Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series Roundup
It may feel like all of the excitement is focussing around Sprint Cup in the NASCAR world at the moment with the Chase taking place and so much excitement around the races with drivers under a lot of pressure. However, we should not forget that the season is coming to a close for the World Truck Series and the Nationwide Series as well.
Saturday sees the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Miami Speedway in Homestead Florida for the Nationwide drivers and the Ford EcoBoost 200 at Miami Speedway as well but on Friday for the Camping World Truck Series.
In the Nationwide series the top 5 drivers all have over 1000 points this season and it is very likely that it will be between them as to who will come out in which top 10 place this season. At the moment Chase Elliott leads with 1185 and he has already got enough points to be declared the winner with Regan Smith behind him with 1133. Close behind is Brian Scott with 1120, Elliott Sadler with 1119 and Ty Dillon with 1111. Even if the first place is in the bag, there will still be a battle out for the other places in the top five where all of the drivers are closer, points wise.
In the Camping World Truck Series there is also quite a battle at the top. Matt Crafton leads with 798 points with Ryan Blaney behind with 773 points. Darrell Wallace Jr looks unlikely to touch them are 752 points but Johnny Sauter may give him a run for his money for third place with 739 points. Crafton won the Truck Series last year and is hoping to be the first driver to do it again. In order to achieve this he will have to finish 21st or better. Although this sounds easy, it may not be as straightforward as it seems as everyone will be wanting to make the most of the race and there could even be incidents that slow the drivers down.