Trucks brief history at Darlington Raceway

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The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has competed at Darlington Raceway just seven times (2001-2004, 2010, 2011, 2020) since the series inception in 1995.

The seven Camping World Truck races have produced five different pole winners and five different race winners.

Five different drivers are tied for the most poles at Darlington on the Truck Series with one each – Carl Edwards, Jason Leffler, Timothy Peters, Jack Sprague, and Cole Whitt. 

Bobby Hamilton (2001 and 2003) and Kasey Kahne (2004 and 2011) lead the series wins at Darlington with two each. Hamilton won the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Darlington Raceway on May 12, 2001 driving his own (Bobby Hamilton Racing) Dodge. He led all but 10 of the 135-lap event.

ThorSport Racing’s Matt Crafton is the only driver in the series to make all seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Darlington Raceway. In seven Darlington starts Crafton has posted an average finish of 9.286 and a best finish of fourth in 2011.

ThorSport Racing’s Ben Rhodes collected the win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series return to Darlington Raceway last season.

This season, the LiftKits4Less.com 200 (May 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) will be 147 laps (200.1 miles) and broken up into three stages the first two stages will be 45 laps each and the final stage will be 57 laps. 

This weekend’s starting lineup was decided by Metric Qualifying and as a result Kyle Busch Motorsport’s John H. Nemechek will start from the pole and Hattori Racing Enterprises’ Austin Hill will join Nemechek on the front row.

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