*NOTE: This article is being produced ahead of qualifying. Be sure to look in Discord after qualifying (4:00 p.m. eastern) for any updates and some more drivers to roster.
Zane Smith ($10,900)
Regardless of where Zane Smith starts, he’ll be a contender to win as he’s simply one of the better drivers in this field. One could say that he has a chip on his shoulder after being told that he will not be retained as a Cup Series driver for FrontRow Motorsports after this season. With that being said, Smith has been solid on short tracks in his truck career with a win and six top-fives in 13 races.
Grant Enfinger ($10,400)
Being solid at short tracks is all Enfinger has done in his long truck career. In 25 short track races in a truck Enfinger has an average finishing position of eighth with three wins, 12 top-fives, and 19 top-10’s. In a good truck Enfinger should contend for a good finish regardless of where he starts. The oval at Raceway Park is flat and very comparable to Martinsville, in fact the banking at both is 12 degree. Enfinger has a win and three top-fives at Martinsille.
Ben Rhodes ($9,800)
Rhodes has top-10 finishes in four of his last five races and should profile well at this track. Overall at short tracks Rhodes has an average finish of 10th and at Martinsville he has an average checkered of 10th but also has four top-fives in eight races there.