The trucks hit Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200. The drivers will run 134 for 201 miles on this 1.5-mile asphalt oval that can be compared to Kansas Motor Speedway. There will be a couple of different ways to attack this race which I’ll address below in the strategy section.
First and foremost I am writing this article ahead of qualifying which is scheduled to take place later this afternoon. In this race we’ll have the decision of whether or not to roster Kyle Busch and if so how much or how little exposure to have to him. He does however come with a price with a salary of $14,500, $2,500 more than the next-highest-priced driver. If you’re new to the Truck Series, whenever Busch is in a race it’s more or less a burden to build lineups around him while also being extremely difficult to fade him, specifically in a cash setting when he’ll often surpass 70 percent ownership levels. There aren’t a ton of dominator points available with there just being 134 laps so place differential and finishing position will be where the emphasis lies.
Be sure to check out the discord after qualifying.
Most comparable tracks: Kansas Motor Speedway
*Note: all pricing is DraftKings focused
Kyle Busch ($14,500)
In six career truck races at Las Vegas, Busch has three wins, five top-two’s, and has led 55 or more laps on three occasions. If you’re looking for a driver to win, KB is the odds-on favorite to do that, but it comes at a price. Regardless of where he qualifies, KB will be a tough fade. If for some reason he we’re to qualify poorly, you’re playing with fire fading him but it could be a calculated risk.
Ross Chastain ($12,000)
Chastain will be in a truck at Vegas for the first time since 2020. He’ll be in a Niece truck so the equipment will be very good and he’s $2,500 less than Busch. Ownership should be (depending on qualifying) should be a lot less for Ross for a driver who’s been performing incredibly well since moving to Trackhouse Racing in the Cup series.
Christian Eckes ($8,600)
Eckes has a win and has four top-nine’s in six races at Las Vegas. Eckes also has three top-fives in six races at Kansas, a track considered very similar to Vegas. Look at Eckes as a good tournament option.
Matt Crafton ($8,000)
Crafton has recorded five top-10’s in a row at Las Vegas and has an average finish of 11th in 26 career truck races there. Priced in the mid-range, Crafton is a solid option to give you a good finish and stay relatively safe.
Chase Purdy ($7,700)
Timmy Hill ($6,100)
*Be sure to check out the discord after qualifying.