With five NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races in the books, it is time to take a look at the Playoff picture. Grant Enfinger’s two wins so far this season, has him atop the Playoff standings outlook as he is the only driver locked in on wins. That leaves nine spots still up for grabs.
Among the nine vying for a Playoff spot on points, series driver standings leader and Hattori Racing Enterprises driver, Austin Hill, has the most comfortable points cushion heading into the weekend break with 77 points up on the postseason cutoff.
Right behind Hill is Kyle Busch Motorsport’s rookie Christian Eckes, who is 33 points ahead of the Playoff cutoff following Miami. Eckes gained four spots in the standings in South Beach and also took the series Sunoco rookie standings lead in the process. Zane Smith is the second rookie challenger inside the top 10 in points; currently 15 markers above the Playoff cutline.
Then down in the Playoff bubble hotseat sits Tyler Ankrum, 10th in the driver standings just one point ahead of 11th place Derek Kraus and 12th place Matt Crafton (both have 132 points) the first two spot outside the postseason cutoff. Ankrum scored his first top five (runner-up) of the season last weekend at Homestead-Miami to bounce him up two spots ahead of Kraus and Crafton and into the Playoff discussion.
|Rank||Driver||Points||Wins||Pts From Cutoff|
|1||Grant Enfinger||161||2||In On Wins|
|3||Christian Eckes #||165||0||33|
|6||Zane Smith #||147||0||15|
|11||Derek Kraus #||132||0||-1|
|13||Raphael Lessard #||114||0||-19|
|15||Tanner Gray #||111||0||-22|