Las Vegas Race Preview

Sep 22, 2021

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Send a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope to: ThorSport Racing Attn: Hero Card Request PO Box 2218 Sandusky, OH 44871
Event: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts
Date: Friday, Sept. 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET on
TV: FOX Sports 1
Radio: MRN / SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90

Johnny Sauter | No. 13 TBA Toyota Tundra

Making the Calls: Joe Shear Jr.
Eyes in the Sky: Tab Boyd
Las Vegas Stats: In 13 series starts at the track, Sauter has one victory (2018), five top-five and eight top-10 finishes averaging a 9.0 finish to go along 65 laps led.
Season Stats: In 18 starts, Sauter has one pole, four top-five and seven top-10 finishes averaging a 12.3 start and a 16.1 finish to go along with his 33 laps led.
Series Career Stats: 307 starts, 24 wins, 113 top-five and 183 top-10 finishes to go along with nine pole awards and 2,668 laps led.
Starting Position: Sauter will start from the 11th starting position.


Matt Crafton | No. 88 Jack Links / Menards Toyota Tundra
Making the Calls: Carl “Junior” Joiner
Eyes in the Sky: Jason Hedlesky
Las Vegas Stats: In 24 series starts at the track, Crafton has led 140 laps, 10 top-five and 15 top-10 finishes averaging an 11.6 finish.
Season Stats: After 18 races, Crafton has three top-five and nine top-10 finishes, averaging an 87.8 start and 12.1 finishing position to go along with 16 laps led.
Series Career Stats: Crafton has 494 consecutive starts, 15 wins, 128 top-five and 298 top-10 finishes in addition to 16 poles and 2,672 laps led. 
Starting Position: Crafton will start from the sixth starting position.


Christian Eckes | No. 98 Curb Records Toyota Tundra

Making the Calls: Jeriod Prince
Eyes in the Sky: Chris Monez
Las Vegas Stats: Eckes has four starts at the track, one top-five and three top-10 finishes, averaging a 4.8 start and 10.8 finish to go along with 19 laps led.
Season Stats: In eight starts with ThorSport Racing this season, Eckes has tallied one top five and three top-10 finishes to average a 13.6 start and 15.6 finish.
Series Career Stats: In 43 starts, he has 11 top-five and 21 top-10 finishes to go along with three pole awards and 313 laps led.
Starting Position: Eckes will start from the 15th starting position.


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

Making the Calls: Rich Lushes
Eyes in the Sky: TJ Bell
Las Vegas Stats: In nine starts at the track, Rhodes has one win (2018), three top-five, and six top-10 finishes, averaging a 10.6 finish in addition to leading 25 laps led.
Series Career Stats: Rhodes has 18 starts, 74 laps led en route to two wins, six top-five and 13 top-10 finishes. Rhodes has an averaging start of 7.1 and 10.0 finishing position.
Series Career Stats: 137 starts, five wins, 39 top-five and 73 top-10 finishes to go along with five pole awards and 810 laps led.
Starting Position: Rhodes will start from the seventh starting position.


ThorSport Racing at Las Vegas: In 68 starts, the team has, three wins (2017, 2018, 2009), 20 top-five and 37 top-10 finishes, in addition to 333 laps led.

All-Time Numbers: ThorSport Racing sits at 38 wins, 301 top-five and 627 top-10 finishes, 6,082 laps led to go along with 35 pole awards in 1,370 series starts.