The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series heads to Richmond Raceway for some Thursday night truckin’ under the lights for the regular-season finale. The ToyotaCare 250 will be at 8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
The Gander Trucks haven’t visited Richmond Raceway since 2005, when Mike Skinner took home the victory. This will mark the 12th Gander Trucks race at the track and the first one in 15 years.
There are only two drivers entered this weekend with experience at Richmond and they are reigning series champion Matt Crafton and his ThorSport Racing veteran teammate Johnny Sauter. Crafton has five starts at the track with one top 10 and Sauter has three starts with one top 10.
Austin Hill will start on the pole on Thursday night and Ben Rhodes will join him on the front row.
There have been eight different races winners in 11 races, but it seems that Thursday’s race will be a wild card for the series as most drivers have no experience at the track.
However, the regular-season champion crown is not as much of a wild card as Hill only needs 23 points to clinch the title.
Ben Rhodes was victorious for the first time since 2018 last weekend at Darlington, punching his ticket to the NASCAR Playoffs. Brett Moffitt clinched his spot in the Playoffs on points, as he only needed seven upon entering the race.