Race Preview – Talladega Superspeedway

Event: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado 250
Date: Saturday, Oct. 2 at 1:00 p.m. ET on
TV: FOX Sports 1
Radio: MRN / SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90
 

Johnny Sauter | No. 13 American Quarter Horse Congress Toyota Tundra

Making the Calls: Joe Shear Jr.
Eyes in the Sky: Tab Boyd
Talladega Stats: In 12 series starts at the track, Sauter has one victory (2013), three top-five and five top-10 finishes averaging a 11.6 finish to go along 94 laps led.
Season Stats: In 19 starts, Sauter has one pole, five top-five and eight top-10 finishes averaging a 12.3 start and a 15.4 finish to go along with his 35 laps led.
Series Career Stats: 308 starts, 24 wins, 114 top-five and 184 top-10 finishes to go along with nine pole awards and 2,670 laps led.
Starting Position: Sauter will start from the 11th starting position.

 

Matt Crafton | No. 88 Zep / Menards Toyota Tundra
Making the Calls: Carl “Junior” Joiner
Eyes in the Sky: Jason Hedlesky
Talladega Stats: In 15 series starts at the track, Crafton has led 58 laps, one top-five and six top-10 finishes averaging an 15.7 finish.
Season Stats: After 19 races, Crafton has four top-five and 11 top-10 finishes, averaging an 7.7 start and 11.6 finishing position to go along with 16 laps led.
Series Career Stats: Crafton has 495 consecutive starts, 15 wins, 129 top-five and 299 top-10 finishes in addition to 16 poles and 2,672 laps led. 
Starting Position: Crafton will start from the third starting position.

 

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

Making the Calls: Jeriod Prince
Eyes in the Sky: Chris Monez
Talladega Stats: Enfinger has seven starts at the track, one win (2016), two top-five and three top-10 finishes, averaging a 9.6 start and 11.6 finish to go along with 96 laps led.
Season Stats: In 10 starts with ThorSport Racing this season, Enfinger has tallied five top five and eight top-10 finishes to average a 11.6 start and 5.8 finish to go along with 129 laps led.
Series Career Stats: In 124 starts, he has six wins, 42 top-five and 77 top-10 finishes to go along with five pole awards and 855 laps led.
Starting Position: Eckes will start from the 17th starting position.

 

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

Making the Calls: Rich Lushes
Eyes in the Sky: TJ Bell
Talladega Stats: In five starts at the track, Rhodes has one top-five, and one top-10 finishes, averaging a 15.8 finish.
Series Career Stats:  Rhodes has 19 starts, 79 laps led en route to two wins, seven top-five and 14 top-10 finishes. Rhodes has an average start of 7.1 and 9.6 finishing position.
Series Career Stats: 138 starts, five wins, 40 top-five and 74 top-10 finishes to go along with five pole awards and 815 laps led.
Starting Position: Rhodes will start from the pole position.

Notables:

ThorSport Racing at Talladega: In 43 starts, the team has one win (2013), eight top-five and 17 top-10 finishes, in addition to 165 laps led.

All-Time Numbers: ThorSport Racing sits at 39 wins, 305 top-five and 631 top-10 finishes. The team has led 6,093 to go along with 35 pole awards in 1,378 series starts.

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