Thursday, October 26, 2023

NASCAR Craftman Truck Series Stage Is Set

NASCAR Craftman Truck Series Stage Is Set

Phoenix Raceway Waits for the Championship 4

#NASCAR Championship 4 - Ben Rhodes; Corey Heim; Carson Hocevar and Ben Rhodes


The NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series concluded the Round of 8 at Homestead-Miami Speedway last weekend, locking in the four drivers who will be competing to be crowned the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series champion. Carson Hocevar won the Baptist Health Cancer Care 200 – his fourth victory of the 2023 season – and locked in his place in the Championship 4 after making a late-race pass on Ben Rhodes.


#NASCAR Championship 4 - Carson Hocevar
Carson Hocevar


“I’m so proud of everyone on this Niece Motorsports team," Hocevar said. Our Worldwide Express Chevrolet was so fast. I was bummed yesterday when we didn’t get the pole because I knew the speed that our truck had. I’m glad that we could show that today and put ourselves into the final round of the playoffs. We’re going to do everything we can to bring that championship home,” he added.


As for the other three drivers, Corey Heim clinched his spot after winning at Bristol Motor Speedway, Grant Enfinger pointed his way in (five points above the cutoff) after a fifth-place finish at Homestead, and 2021 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series champion Ben Rhodes earned the final spot on a tiebreaker of best finish in the round. Rhodes finished runner-up after Zane Smith and the No. 38 Front Row Motorsports’ team were disqualified after a post-race technical inspection found an unapproved windshield support.


#NASCAR Championship 4 - Ben Rhodes
Ben Rhodes


#NASCAR Championship 4 - Grant Enfinger
Grant Enfinger


The competitors have a week off to strategize and get their trucks ready for the CRAFTSMAN 150 at Phoenix Raceway Friday, November 3 at 10 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN, and SiriusXM Radio).


Championship 4 (2023)

  • No. 11 Corey Heim (TRICON Garage)
  • No. 23 Grant Enfinger (GMS Racing)
  • No. 42 Carson Hocevar (Niece Motorsports)
  • No. 99 Ben Rhodes (ThorSport Racing)


source: NASCAR Media

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