The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series ended a four week break last weekend at Dover and now has their sights set on the penultimate race of a three consecutive week stretch. Saturday’s 37 Kind Days 250 (8:30 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) will feature the return of Kyle Busch in the series as well as his teammate Brandon Jones.
Will they be the ones to beat?
Here are my five favorites.
How do you not start here. If not for a bad last pit stop in Atlanta, Busch should be 2-for-2 this season. He is 2-for-2 on poles though. Also, Busch has won his last five NASCAR feeder series starts at the Kansas Speedway. He won three straight in the XFINITY Series and his last two Truck Series starts on the 1.5-mile track. He led 104 laps in his win in 2014 and 91 more in 2017.
His No. 4 Toyota will be the one to beat.
He’s due for a win soon and maybe that happens this weekend. KBM has won the last two Truck Series races overall at Kansas and Gragson should have a hot rod under his No. 18 Toyota. He is vowing to make up for his late race crash last weekend at Dover. He has two top five finishes in his last four starts on the season too.
Gragson has a ton of momentum on his side right now.
He has two victories already in 2018. In fact, Sauter has four top three finishes in five starts this season. Sauter, won this race in 2010 and was second last season. He was third in 2015 and fifth in 2013. As you can see, he thrives at Kansas.
Its been a rough start to the 2018 season for another seasoned veteran in Crafton. But, things may be starting to turn around. He brought his No. 88 Ford home second last weekend and also has four top two finishes in his last five Kansas starts. Need I say more?
I can’t overlook Crafton’s ThorSport teammate here. Rhodes, has four top eight finishes in five starts this season and has been quick on 1.5-mile tracks like the one this weekend. I look for him to challenge for another top five on Friday night.