Race Preview – Knoxville

Practice: Thursday, July 8 at 7:05-8:25 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1
Qualifying Races: Friday, July 9 starting at 7:00 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1
Race: Friday, July 9 at 9:00 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1
Radio: MRN / SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90
 

Johnny Sauter | No. 13 FarmPaint.com Toyota Tundra

Making the Calls: Joe Shear Jr.
Eyes in the Sky: David Pepper
Dirt Stats: Sauter’s dirt history entails his seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Eldora Speedway where he scored his highest series finish at the track, eighth, in 2018. An on-track incident placed him 32nd at Bristol Dirt earlier this year.
Season Stats: In 13 starts, Sauter has one pole, two top-five and four top-10 finishes averaging an 12.0 start and a 17.5 finish to go along with his 25 laps led.
Series Career Stats: 302 starts, 24 wins, 111 top-five and 180 top-10 finishes to go along with nine pole awards and 2,660 laps led.
Playoff Picture: With two races remaining in the regular season, Sauter sits below the cutoff line, 31 points behind 10th place.

 

Matt Crafton | No. 88 Ideal Door / Menards Toyota Tundra

Making the Calls: Carl “Junior” Joiner
Eyes in the Sky: Jason Hedlesky
Dirt Stats: Crafton’s series dirt history entails his seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Eldora Speedway where he has one win (2017), has registered two top-five and seven top-10 finishes including 24 laps led. He finished 14th at Bristol Dirt in March.
Season Stats: In 13 starts, two top-five and six top-10 finishes, averaging a 8.5 start and 13.2 finishing position to go along 15 laps led.
Series Career Stats: Crafton has 489 consecutive starts, 15 wins, 127 top-five and 294 top-10 finishes in addition to 16 poles and 2,671 laps led.
Playoff Picture: Crafton looks to punch his ticket to this year’s Playoffs as he sits in seventh, 109 points to the good.

 

Grant Enfinger | No. 98 Champion Power Equipment / Curb Records Toyota Tundra

Making the Calls: Jeriod Prince
Eyes in the Sky: Chris Monez
Dirt Stats: Enfinger’s dirt history entails his three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Eldora Speedway where he has registered three top-five and three top-10 finishes. He earned a series track-best finish, second, in 2018. He finished sixth at Bristol Dirt earlier this season.
Season Stats: In seven starts with ThorSport Racing this season, Enfinger has tallied three top five and five top-10 finishes to average a 10.3 start and 6.7 finish.
Series Career Stats: 118 starts, six wins, 40 top-five and 73 top-10 finishes to go along with five pole awards and 855 laps led.

 

Ben Rhodes | No. 99 Bombardier / Learjet 75 Toyota Tundra

Making the Calls: Rich Lushes
Eyes in the Sky: TJ Bell
Dirt Stats: Rhodes’ dirt history entails his four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Eldora Speedway where he has registered one pole (2018), and scored his highest series finish at the track, 14th, in 2019. He finished second this year at Bristol Dirt.
Season Stats: Rhodes has 13 starts, 74 laps led en route to two wins, five top-five and 10 top-10 finishes. Rhodes has an averaging start of 6.5 and 8.6 finishing position.
Series Career Stats: 132 starts, five wins, 38 top-five and 70 top-10 finishes to go along with five pole awards and 810 laps led.
Playoff Picture: Rhodes is locked into this year’s Playoffs when he punched his ticket winning the season-opener at Daytona.

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