Austin Hill heads to Talladega with three previous starts to his name. He has a best finish of sixth, which came last season after starting 13th. He has two top 10s and an average finish of 12.7. He’s led 10 laps total and has an average start of 15.0. His track debut was in 2015 and he finished 22nd.
Sheldon Creed will make his second career start at the track on Saturday. His debut was last season for GMS Racing and he started fifth and finished ninth. He also led 20 laps en route to his first top-10 finish at Talladega.
Brett Moffitt has two starts at Talladega and will make his third start on Saturday afternoon. He has one top five and one top 10 with seven laps led. Last season, he finished fourth after starting eighth. In 2018, he made his debut at the track in the series and finished 17th.
Zane Smith has never made a start in his career at Talladega Superspeedway so Saturday will be his series debut.
Grant Enfinger heads to the track for the seventh time this weekend. He has one win, two top fives and three top 10s under his belt. His win came in 2016 for GMS Racing after starting in the second position. Last season, he finished in 10th for ThorSport Racing. He’s the only current Playoff driver with a win at the track to his advantage. He has an average start of 10.5, an average finish of 11.3 and has led 96 laps around the track.
Tyler Ankrum, like Creed, will make his second start at Talladega. He started second in 2019 and finished seventh. He led six laps for DGR-Crosley.
Veteran Matt Crafton will make his 15th start on Saturday afternoon, the most of any other Playoff driver. He has one top five and five top 10s in his 14 starts with 58 laps led. He has an average start of 13.1 and an average finish of 16.2. Last season, he started on the pole and finished eighth.
Christian Eckes will also make his debut at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday.
Ben Rhodes has four starts at Talladega. He has a best finish of 12th that came last season after starting 15th. He has an average start of 16.9. and an average finish of 18.8.
Todd Gilliland will make his third Gander Trucks career start on Saturday for Front Row Motorsports. Last season, he finished runner-up to Enfinger. In both of his starts, he led laps, but he ended up 20th in his 2018 debut due to a crash. He has an average start of 6.0 and an average finish of 11.0.
NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, Etc.
Cobb planning double duty weekend: Jennifer Jo Cobb is gearing up for a busy weekend of racing ahead. Cobb will run the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway before heading to Blytheville, Arkansas for some land speed racing at the East Coast Timing Association’s Horsepower Harvest event. Cobb is celebrating her 10th full-time season as the only female driver/owner in any of the top three series. Cobb will run the No. 10 Fastener Supply Company Silverado on Saturday. On Friday, in Arkansas, she will pilot the 2018 Attends Ford Fusion, a former NASCAR stock car, for Aaron Brown’s The Garage Shop. She hopes to set the record for the fastest woman ever in a NASCAR stock car at any event.
Gus Dean return to Gander Trucks with Hill Motorsports: Gus Dean will return to the Gander Trucks this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, the scene and the site of his 2016 ARCA Menards Series victory. MASHONIT Apparel Co. will be on track with Dean. He will also proudly honor officer Corey Whelihan. His badge will be showcased on the No. 56 Chevrolet Silverado and his name will be above the passenger door.