Welcome back to the greatest NASCAR series on the planet. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns at Kansas Speedway for the Wise Power 200 on Saturday night. The NASCAR DFS fun, courtesy of yours truly AKA the greatest in the universe, begins right here.
You know how it goes in the Camping World Truck Series: there’s always plenty of storylines. The greatest storyline of them all remains: who can stop the Kyle Busch Motorsports train?
John Hunter Nemechek reeled in another impressive win over his boss/teammate Kyle Fucking Busch the last time the trucks were out at Richmond Raceway. Kyle Busch Motorsports has now won 4 consecutive races, and Toyota has swept the six race season to this point.
With Toyota running the table all season, GMS is moving closer and closer to breaking point in the season. With no wins thus far for defending series champion Sheldon Creed and defending series runner-up Zane Smith, the pressure is on to rediscover their successes from last season.
The rest of the GMS fleet, Raphael Lassard, Tyler Ankrum, and Chase Purdy, are mightily underperforming and frankly are getting slapped around by KBM (and others) to this point of the season.
KBM has not won at Kansas since 2017, but was very close with Christian Eckes running 2nd to Matt Crafton in the Kansas summer race last season. Brett Moffitt won the fall race in an event dominated by GMS.
Speaking of Moffitt, Brett has opted to switch his points declaration to Xfinity. He was scratched from this race, and it is uncertain when Brett will be seen again in the truck series. Bayley Currey replaces Moffitt on Saturday night.
Ross Chastain returns to the Niece team for this event and will likely be a very popular play come Saturday night.
And.. of course..
KFB is back in the #51 truck to potentially crush all of our dreams. Once again, you can probably win without him. With that being said, I can see him dominating and winning this one tomorrow very easily.
Let’s get right into it.
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Austin Hill: #16 Hattori Racing Toyota – $8,900
Austin Hill is “Mr. Mile and a Half”. In 2020, Hill had an average finish of 3.55 at 1.5 mile race tracks last year (excluding a blown engine at Texas) and notched a win at Kansas last year as well.
So far this year, Hill has two Top 5’s -both of which came at Las Vegas and Atlanta (3rd and 2nd). This team will have a racecar that I expect to be in the mix throughout the night.
At an insanely cheap price-tag, I’m hammering Hill. He’s a no-brainer to insert in many of my lineups. I expect very high ownership levels for Hill on Saturday night.
Kyle Fucking Busch: #51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota – $15,000
The statistics don’t lie. KFB wins just about one out of every two races on average (if not more) in this series. He’s basically due for a very strong performance.
As hot as JHN has been, I don’t expect him to fend off the NASCAR Hall of Famer for a third time in five races. I’m gonna be playing a good bit of KFB. I expect him to lead the most laps and run away with this one.
Tate Fogleman: #12 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet – $5,500
I’m normally not super high on Fogleman. But, his record at Kansas in 2020 is certainly worth noting when checking out his price tag.
In three races at Kansas in 2020, Fogleman had two 17th’s and a 22nd. Even at intermediates as a whole, Fogleman had his best runs of the season if he stayed out of trouble.
At $5,500 and a P35 starting spot, Fogleman is a must play. I expect high ownership numbers out of him.
Just don’t crash Tate. Please.
Sheldon Creed: #2 GMS Racing Chevrolet – $9,400
Look, I’m a big Creed fan- in more than one way. Creed is a very versatile name for cool people, apparently.
Creed was so strong at the 1.5’s last year. He dominated one of the races here before finishing 2nd to Brett Moffitt. I talked earlier about the GMS struggles. If anybody can right the wrongs thus far this season, it’s the defending series champion.
Even with a disappointing start to the season, Creed is still 3rd in the points standings. I believe we’re at the point where many will start sleeping on Creed.
Dale Tanhardt won’t. I think Creed runs Top 5 on Saturday night and is a threat to capture the checkered flag.
Tanner Gray: #15 DGR Ford – $5,900
This one could be a little risky, but could also pay major dividends. Gray has encountered a tough start to the season. But, I am optimistic.
Gray secured eight Top 12 finishes and three Top 5’s at intermediate tracks last season. Gray also has two Top 20’s that came at Atlanta and Las Vegas earlier this year.
I expect better than that. As of yesterday, Gray has a new crew chief as well. This program is more than capable of running much better, and with a new hat on the pit box, I think we could see a strong finish out of this team on Saturday night.