2019 World of Westgate 200

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2019 World of Westgate 200
Race details[1][2][3]
Race 19 of 23 in the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season
Date September 13, 2019 (2019-09-13)
Location Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 134 laps, 201 mi (323 km)
Pole position
Driver Kyle Busch Motorsports
Time 30.324
Most laps led
Driver Ross Chastain Niece Motorsports
Laps 88
Winner
No. 16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises
Television in the United States
Network FS1
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN

The 2019 World of Westgate 200 is a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race held on September 13, 2019, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. Contested over 134 laps on the 1.5 mi (2.4 km) asphalt intermediate speedway, it was the 19th race of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season, third race of the Playoffs, and final race of the Round of 8.

Background[edit]

Track[edit]

Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the track where the race is held.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located in Clark County, Nevada outside the Las Vegas city limits and about 15 miles northeast of the Las Vegas Strip, is a 1,200-acre (490 ha) complex of multiple tracks for motorsports racing. The complex is owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Entry list[edit]

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
02 Tyler Dippel (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet
2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet
3 Jordan Anderson Jordan Anderson Racing Chevrolet
04 Cory Roper Roper Racing Ford
4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota
5 Dylan Lupton DGR-Crosley Toyota
08 Justin Johnson Kart Idaho Racing Toyota
8 John Hunter Nemechek (i) NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet
9 Codie Rohrbaugh CR7 Motorsports Chevrolet
10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing Chevrolet
11 Spencer Davis Rette Jones Racing Toyota
12 Gus Dean (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet
13 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Ford
15 Anthony Alfredo (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota
16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota
17 Tyler Ankrum (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota
18 Harrison Burton (R) Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota
19 Derek Kraus Bill McAnally Racing Toyota
20 Spencer Boyd Young's Motorsports Chevrolet
22 Austin Wayne Self AM Racing Chevrolet
24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet
30 Brennan Poole (R) On Point Motorsports Toyota
33 Mason Massey Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet
34 Jesse Iwuji Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet
38 Colin Garrett (i) Niece Motorsports Chevrolet
44 Angela Ruch Niece Motorsports Chevrolet
45 Ross Chastain Niece Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Christian Eckes Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota
52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet
54 Natalie Decker (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota
56 Tyler Hill Hill Motorsports Chevrolet
87 Tony Mrakovich NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet
88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Ford
98 Grant Enfinger ThorSport Racing Ford
99 Ben Rhodes ThorSport Racing Ford

Practice[edit]

Stewart Friesen was the fastest in the practice session with a time of 30.061 seconds and a speed of 179.635 mph (289.095 km/h).[4]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet 30.061 179.635
2 24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet 30.072 179.569
3 98 Grant Enfinger ThorSport Racing Ford 30.153 179.087

Qualifying[edit]

Christian Eckes scored the pole for the race with a time of 30.324 seconds and a speed of 178.077 mph (286.587 km/h).[5]

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 51 Christian Eckes Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 30.324
2 45 Ross Chastain Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 30.335
3 4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 30.353
4 24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet 30.408
5 88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Ford 30.444
6 2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 30.456
7 16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota 30.480
8 98 Grant Enfinger ThorSport Racing Ford 30.487
9 18 Harrison Burton (R) Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 30.519
10 13 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Ford 30.523
11 8 John Hunter Nemechek (i) NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 30.534
12 87 Tony Mrakovich NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 30.572
13 99 Ben Rhodes ThorSport Racing Ford 30.598
14 3 Jordan Anderson Jordan Anderson Racing Chevrolet 30.653
15 15 Anthony Alfredo (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 30.681
16 17 Tyler Ankrum (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 30.687
17 5 Dylan Lupton DGR-Crosley Toyota 30.774
18 30 Brennan Poole (R) On Point Motorsports Toyota 30.795
19 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet 30.814
20 11 Spencer Davis Rette Jones Racing Toyota 30.849
21 54 Natalie Decker (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 30.888
22 02 Tyler Dippel (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 30.896
23 12 Gus Dean (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 30.917
24 19 Derek Kraus Bill McAnally Racing Toyota 30.993
25 38 Colin Garrett (i) Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 31.019
26 22 Austin Wayne Self AM Racing Chevrolet 31.050
27 9 Codie Rohrbaugh CR7 Motorsports Chevrolet 31.091
28 33 Mason Massey Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet 31.306
29 20 Spencer Boyd Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 31.800
30 44 Angela Ruch Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 31.995
31 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing Chevrolet 32.516
32 34 Jesse Iwuji Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet 0.000
Did not qualify
33 04 Cory Roper Roper Racing Ford 31.112
34 08 Justin Johnson Kart Idaho Racing Toyota 32.066
35 56 Tyler Hill Hill Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
  • Justin Johnson failed to qualify his No. 08 Kart Idaho Racing Toyota but still drove his truck renumbered with the No. 34 in the race since Jesse Iwuji crashed his No. 34 Chevrolet truck of Reaume Brothers Racing during qualifying but still made the race by Owners' points. Since Reaume Brothers Racing didn't have a backup truck, Iwuji withdrew from the race and let Johnson drive his (previously No. 08) truck in the race.

. – Playoffs driver

Race[edit]

Summary[edit]

Christian Eckes started on pole. Grant Enfinger's truck began smoking due to an oil leak near the beginning of the race, ultimately ending his race and championship hopes. Stewart Friesen also had a problem as it appeared he lost a cylinder during Stage 1. Repairs to the truck put him two laps down. Ross Chastain took the lead from Eckes early on and won Stage 1.

In Stage 2, a bizarre occurrence saw Johnny Sauter and Matt Crafton's trucks begin emitting fire simultaneously while they were on the same straightaway, sending them both to the garage. Crafton retired from the race, but Sauter later returned to the track. His truck started smoking shortly afterwards, ending his day for good. Afterwards, Ben Rhodes was the only ThorSport Racing driver whose truck's engine hadn't failed. Chastain continued his lead and won Stage 2.

In the closing laps, Austin Hill stayed out while rest of the field pitted, but he pitted during the final caution for tires. Hill made up lost track position, hunting down Chastain and taking the lead with 12 laps remaining. He remained ahead of Chastain and won the race. With Enfinger's playoff hopes already gone, Tyler Ankrum (who entered the race below the cutoff line) barely topped Sauter for the sixth and final spot due to his 11th-place finish, eliminating Sauter from the playoffs.

Stage Results[edit]

Stage One Laps: 30

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 45 Ross Chastain Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 10
2 88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Ford 9
3 16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota 8
4 13 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Ford 7
5 4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 6
6 2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 5
7 30 Brennan Poole (R) On Point Motorsports Toyota 4
8 18 Harrison Burton (R) Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 3
9 24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet 2
10 17 Tyler Ankrum (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 1

Stage Two Laps: 30

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 45 Ross Chastain Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 10
2 16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota 9
3 24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet 8
4 99 Ben Rhodes ThorSport Racing Ford 7
5 30 Brennan Poole (R) On Point Motorsports Toyota 6
6 51 Christian Eckes Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 5
7 2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 4
8 4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 3
9 17 Tyler Ankrum (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 2
10 12 Gus Dean (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 1

Final Stage Results[edit]

Stage Three Laps: 74

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 7 16 Austin Hill Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota 134 57
2 2 45 Ross Chastain Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 134 55
3 1 51 Christian Eckes Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 134 39
4 6 2 Sheldon Creed (R) GMS Racing Chevrolet 134 42
5 3 4 Todd Gilliland Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 134 41
6 18 30 Brennan Poole (R) On Point Motorsports Toyota 134 41
7 4 24 Brett Moffitt GMS Racing Chevrolet 134 40
8 13 99 Ben Rhodes ThorSport Racing Ford 134 36
9 9 18 Harrison Burton (R) Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 134 31
10 17 5 Dylan Lupton DGR-Crosley Toyota 134 27
11 16 17 Tyler Ankrum (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 134 29
12 15 15 Anthony Alfredo (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 134 25
13 12 87 Tony Mrakovich NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 134 24
14 14 3 Jordan Anderson Jordan Anderson Racing Chevrolet 134 23
15 23 12 Gus Dean (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 133 23
16 27 9 Codie Rohrbaugh CR7 Motorsports Chevrolet 133 21
17 26 22 Austin Wayne Self AM Racing Chevrolet 133 20
18 20 11 Spencer Davis Rette Jones Racing Toyota 133 19
19 19 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet 132 18
20 29 20 Spencer Boyd (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 132 17
21 25 38 Colin Garrett (i) Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 131 0
22 30 44 Angela Ruch Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 131 15
23 32 34 Justin Johnson Reaume Brothers Racing Toyota 127 14
24 31 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing Chevrolet 90 13
25 21 54 Natalie Decker (R) DGR-Crosley Toyota 87 12
26 22 02 Tyler Dippel (R) Young's Motorsports Chevrolet 80 11
27 24 19 Derek Kraus Bill McAnally Racing Toyota 77 10
28 28 33 Mason Massey Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet 63 9
29 10 13 Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing Ford 45 15
30 5 88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Ford 39 16
31 8 98 Grant Enfinger ThorSport Racing Ford 6 6
32 11 8 John Hunter Nemechek (i) NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 0 0

. – Driver advanced to the next round of the playoffs.

. – Driver was eliminated from the playoffs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series Schedule". Official Site Of NASCAR. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  2. ^ "Las Vegas Motor Speedway". March 3, 2017. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  3. ^ Kristl, Mark (September 9, 2019). "Entry List: World of Westgate 200". Retrieved September 10, 2019.
  4. ^ Tomlinson, Joy (September 13, 2019). "Stewart Friesen Paces Lone Truck Practice at Las Vegas". Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  5. ^ Tomlinson, Joy (September 13, 2019). "Christian Eckes Earns Second Career NASCAR Truck Series Pole at Las Vegas". Retrieved September 13, 2019.
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