Race Preview – Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Johnny Sauter | No. 13 Vivitar/ Realtree Toyota Tundra

  • Making the Calls: Joe Shear Jr.
  • Eyes in the Sky: Tab Boyd
  • Las Vegas Stats: In 15 series starts at the track, Sauter has captured one win (2009), led 128 laps to earn seven top-five and 10 top-10 finishes, averaging an 8.5 finish.
  • Series Career Stats: 291 starts, 24 wins, 109 top-five and 176 top-10 finishes to go along with nine pole awards and 2,647 laps led.
  • Starting Position: Sauter will start Friday nights race from the 11th position.

Matt Crafton | No. 88 Menards / Slim Jim Toyota Tundra

  • Making the Calls: Carl “Junior” Joiner
  • Eyes in the Sky: Jason Hedlesky
  • Las Vegas Stats: In 23 series starts at the track, Crafton has led 140 laps to earn nine top-five and 14 top-10 finishes, averaging an 8.5 finish. He sat on the pole in 2015.
  • Series Career Stats: 478 consecutive starts, 15 wins, 125 top-five and 289 top-10 finishes in addition to 16 poles and 2,656 laps led.
  • Welcome Back! This weekend we welcome Slim Jim on the hood of the No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra.
  • Starting Position: Crafton will start Friday nights race from the fourth starting position.

Christian Eckes | No. 98 Protect the Harvest / Curb Records Toyota Tundra

  • Making the Calls: Jeriod Prince
  • Eyes in the Sky: Chris Monez
  • Las Vegas Stats: In three series starts at the track, Eckes has tallied one pole award (2019), one top-five and two top-10 finishes in addition to 19 laps led.
  • Series Career Stats: 36 starts, 10 top-five and 19 top-10 finishes to go along with three pole awards and 307 laps led.
  • Welcome Back! We’d like to welcome back Protect The Harvest to the No. 98 Tundra this weekend in addition to Curb Records artist Dylan Scott which will be represented on the decklid.
  • Starting Position: Eckes will start Friday nights race from the fifth starting position.

     

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

  • Making the Calls: Rich Lushes
  • Eyes in the Sky: TJ Bell
  • Daytona RC Stats:
  • Las Vegas Stats: In eight series starts at the track, Rhodes has led 25 laps to earn one victory, three top-five and five top-10 finishes, averaging 10.6 finish. His 2017 win was his first series-career victory.
  • Starting Position: Rhodes will start Friday nights race from the pole position.

Notables:

  • On a Roll…ThorSport Racing is on a roll heading to Las Vegas, as the team has captured the win in the opening two races of the season, as well as sitting on the pole position for the first three races of the year.
  • ThorSport at Las Vegas: In 64 starts, the team has three wins (2018. 2017, 2005), 19 top-five and 34 top-10 finishes, in addition to 333 laps led, and two pole awards.
  • All-Time Numbers: ThorSport Racing sits at 38 wins, 284 top-five and 587 top-10, 35 poles in 1,304 series starts.
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