The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is back in action again this week for the Gander Outdoors 150 (1 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Pocono Raceway. It’s a great opportunity for these drivers to showcase their abilities as the action at the 2.5-mile Tricky Triangle will see ARCA, Trucks and Cup Series drivers.
Here are the top five storylines.
Kyle Busch Motorsports Going For 4 Straight Wins
Kyle Busch made a comment at the Chicagoland Speedway that his Truck Series team is “allergic” to victory lane. They’ve had fast trucks this season but have scored just two wins. Now, Busch gets back behind the wheel and he, Todd Gilliland and Noah Gragson are aiming to give them a fourth straight win at Pocono.
Busch, got things started with a win in 2015 while William Byron (2016) and Christopher Bell (2017) have won in each of the last two years as well.
Can they go four straight on Saturday?
ThorSport Going For 3 Straight Wins On The Season
It took a while for ThorSport to get used to Ford Trucks and Ford power, but now that they have, they’ve been rolling. Ben Rhodes won two weeks ago in Kentucky while Chase Briscoe made his season debut last week in Eldora and took his ThorSport truck to victory lane as well. Now, can they win three straight on Saturday?
The team owner said in Kentucky that they have found speed and to watch out for them as the season goes on. They backed that up with a second straight win on the dirt. Can they win at Pocono?
0 Repeat Pocono Winners
There’s been eight Truck Series races at Pocono and eight different winners. Can we go 9-for-9 on Saturday? The only driver in the field this weekend to have won on the Tricky Triangle is Kyle Busch. Plus, out of the last four races on the season, we’ve seen four different winners too.
Trends say to expect a new winner.
Can Sauter Get Back Going Again?
Through the first eight races of the season, Johnny Sauter won exactly half of them. In his other four races that he didn’t win, he had three top fives. But, over the last five races, he hasn’t been to victory lane since. While he does have three top fives, his last two finishes are 15th and 16th respectively.
Can he get back on track at Pocono?
Sauter, has made eight career Truck Series starts on the Tricky Triangle and has scored a top 10 in five of them including four straight.
Playoff Battle Heating Up
We have three wildcard spots open for the taking and those three drivers holding those slots enter Pocono with a ton of momentum. Grant Enfinger has three straight top eight finishes including a runner-up last week. Matt Crafton has two straight top four finishes while Stewart Friesen has two straight top three finishes.
If you want to get into the playoffs, you better win.
But, there are only three races left in the regular season counting this weekends race. So, for those drivers currently on the outside looking in, they have three races to go to win.