2019 World of Westgate 200
The 2019 World of Westgate 200 is a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race held on September 13, 2019, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. Contested over 134 laps on the 1.5 mi (2.4 km) asphalt intermediate speedway, it was the 19th race of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season, third race of the Playoffs, and final race of the Round of 8.
|Race 19 of 23 in the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season|
|Date||September 13, 2019|
|Location||Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas|
Permanent racing facility|
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
|Distance||134 laps, 201 mi (323 km)|
|Driver||Kyle Busch Motorsports|
|Most laps led|
|Driver||Ross Chastain||Niece Motorsports|
|No. 16||Austin Hill||Hattori Racing Enterprises|
|Television in the United States|
|Radio in the United States|
Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located in Clark County, Nevada outside the Las Vegas city limits and about 15 miles northeast of the Las Vegas Strip, is a 1,200-acre (490 ha) complex of multiple tracks for motorsports racing. The complex is owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
|1||52||Stewart Friesen||Halmar Friesen Racing||Chevrolet||30.061||179.635|
|2||24||Brett Moffitt||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||30.072||179.569|
|3||98||Grant Enfinger||ThorSport Racing||Ford||30.153||179.087|
- Justin Johnson failed to qualify his No. 08 Kart Idaho Racing Toyota but still drove his truck renumbered with the No. 34 in the race since Jesse Iwuji crashed his No. 34 Chevrolet truck of Reaume Brothers Racing during qualifying but still made the race by Owners' points. Since Reaume Brothers Racing didn't have a backup truck, Iwuji withdrew from the race and let Johnson drive his (previously No. 08) truck in the race.
. – Playoffs driver
Christian Eckes started on pole. Grant Enfinger's truck began smoking due to an oil leak near the beginning of the race, ultimately ending his race and championship hopes. Stewart Friesen also had a problem as it appeared he lost a cylinder during Stage 1. Repairs to the truck put him two laps down. Ross Chastain took the lead from Eckes early on and won Stage 1.
In Stage 2, a bizarre occurrence saw Johnny Sauter and Matt Crafton's trucks begin emitting fire simultaneously while they were on the same straightaway, sending them both to the garage. Crafton retired from the race, but Sauter later returned to the track. His truck started smoking shortly afterwards, ending his day for good. Afterwards, Ben Rhodes was the only ThorSport Racing driver whose truck's engine hadn't failed. Chastain continued his lead and won Stage 2.
In the closing laps, Austin Hill stayed out while rest of the field pitted, but he pitted during the final caution for tires. Hill made up lost track position, hunting down Chastain and taking the lead with 12 laps remaining. He remained ahead of Chastain and won the race. With Enfinger's playoff hopes already gone, Tyler Ankrum (who entered the race below the cutoff line) barely topped Sauter for the sixth and final spot due to his 11th-place finish, eliminating Sauter from the playoffs.
Stage One Laps: 30
|1||45||Ross Chastain||Niece Motorsports||Chevrolet||10|
|2||88||Matt Crafton||ThorSport Racing||Ford||9|
|3||16||Austin Hill||Hattori Racing Enterprises||Toyota||8|
|4||13||Johnny Sauter||ThorSport Racing||Ford||7|
|5||4||Todd Gilliland||Kyle Busch Motorsports||Toyota||6|
|6||2||Sheldon Creed (R)||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||5|
|7||30||Brennan Poole (R)||On Point Motorsports||Toyota||4|
|8||18||Harrison Burton (R)||Kyle Busch Motorsports||Toyota||3|
|9||24||Brett Moffitt||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||2|
|10||17||Tyler Ankrum (R)||DGR-Crosley||Toyota||1|
Stage Two Laps: 30
|1||45||Ross Chastain||Niece Motorsports||Chevrolet||10|
|2||16||Austin Hill||Hattori Racing Enterprises||Toyota||9|
|3||24||Brett Moffitt||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||8|
|4||99||Ben Rhodes||ThorSport Racing||Ford||7|
|5||30||Brennan Poole (R)||On Point Motorsports||Toyota||6|
|6||51||Christian Eckes||Kyle Busch Motorsports||Toyota||5|
|7||2||Sheldon Creed (R)||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||4|
|8||4||Todd Gilliland||Kyle Busch Motorsports||Toyota||3|
|9||17||Tyler Ankrum (R)||DGR-Crosley||Toyota||2|
|10||12||Gus Dean (R)||Young's Motorsports||Chevrolet||1|
Final Stage ResultsEdit
Stage Three Laps: 74
|1||7||16||Austin Hill||Hattori Racing Enterprises||Toyota||134||57|
|2||2||45||Ross Chastain||Niece Motorsports||Chevrolet||134||55|
|3||1||51||Christian Eckes||Kyle Busch Motorsports||Toyota||134||39|
|4||6||2||Sheldon Creed (R)||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||134||42|
|5||3||4||Todd Gilliland||Kyle Busch Motorsports||Toyota||134||41|
|6||18||30||Brennan Poole (R)||On Point Motorsports||Toyota||134||41|
|7||4||24||Brett Moffitt||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||134||40|
|8||13||99||Ben Rhodes||ThorSport Racing||Ford||134||36|
|9||9||18||Harrison Burton (R)||Kyle Busch Motorsports||Toyota||134||31|
|11||16||17||Tyler Ankrum (R)||DGR-Crosley||Toyota||134||29|
|12||15||15||Anthony Alfredo (R)||DGR-Crosley||Toyota||134||25|
|13||12||87||Tony Mrakovich||NEMCO Motorsports||Chevrolet||134||24|
|14||14||3||Jordan Anderson||Jordan Anderson Racing||Chevrolet||134||23|
|15||23||12||Gus Dean (R)||Young's Motorsports||Chevrolet||133||23|
|16||27||9||Codie Rohrbaugh||CR7 Motorsports||Chevrolet||133||21|
|17||26||22||Austin Wayne Self||AM Racing||Chevrolet||133||20|
|18||20||11||Spencer Davis||Rette Jones Racing||Toyota||133||19|
|19||19||52||Stewart Friesen||Halmar Friesen Racing||Chevrolet||132||18|
|20||29||20||Spencer Boyd (R)||Young's Motorsports||Chevrolet||132||17|
|21||25||38||Colin Garrett (i)||Niece Motorsports||Chevrolet||131||0|
|22||30||44||Angela Ruch||Niece Motorsports||Chevrolet||131||15|
|23||32||34||Justin Johnson||Reaume Brothers Racing||Toyota||127||14|
|24||31||10||Jennifer Jo Cobb||Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing||Chevrolet||90||13|
|25||21||54||Natalie Decker (R)||DGR-Crosley||Toyota||87||12|
|26||22||02||Tyler Dippel (R)||Young's Motorsports||Chevrolet||80||11|
|27||24||19||Derek Kraus||Bill McAnally Racing||Toyota||77||10|
|28||28||33||Mason Massey||Reaume Brothers Racing||Chevrolet||63||9|
|29||10||13||Johnny Sauter||ThorSport Racing||Ford||45||15|
|30||5||88||Matt Crafton||ThorSport Racing||Ford||39||16|
|31||8||98||Grant Enfinger||ThorSport Racing||Ford||6||6|
|32||11||8||John Hunter Nemechek (i)||NEMCO Motorsports||Chevrolet||0||0|
. – Driver advanced to the next round of the playoffs.
. – Driver was eliminated from the playoffs.
- "2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series Schedule". Official Site Of NASCAR. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
- "Las Vegas Motor Speedway". March 3, 2017. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
- Kristl, Mark (September 9, 2019). "Entry List: World of Westgate 200". Retrieved September 10, 2019.
- Tomlinson, Joy (September 13, 2019). "Stewart Friesen Paces Lone Truck Practice at Las Vegas". Retrieved September 13, 2019.
- Tomlinson, Joy (September 13, 2019). "Christian Eckes Earns Second Career NASCAR Truck Series Pole at Las Vegas". Retrieved September 13, 2019.
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