Darlington Raceway, or the “Track Too Tough to Tame” is the site for Friday’s Camping World Truck Series race in Darlington, South Carolina. The egg-shaped asphalt oval is 1.366-miles with between 23 and 25 degrees of banking in the turns. The trucks have been racing here since 2001 and former series champion Sheldon Creed has won this race the last two times the series was here. With 147 laps there are some solid dominator points available at a track where we’ve predominantly seen two dominators each of the last four races. Qualifying is to follow this article being published so check in on the discord channel for updates based on starting positions!
Note: Be sure to check Discord for updates after qualifying.
Most comparable tracks: Homestead, Auto Club, Dover
*Note: all pricing is DraftKings focused
Ben Rhodes ($10,600)
Rhodes is riding a ton of momentum into this race. Not only is he the defending series champion, he’s coming off a win last week at the Bristol Dirt Race, and has five top-10s, and three top-fives this season. In three races at Darlington, Rhodes has a win, a p2 finish, and a 34th in what was just a brutal day. Rhodes has been strong at Dover as well, a similar track and no matter where he qualifies, Rhodes will be a contender to win.
Chandler Smith ($9,800)
Smith continues to impress in the number 18 Kyle Busch truck despite a disappointing finish last week on the dirt. However, Smith does have three top-fives and four top-10’s on the season and has led 20 or more laps on three separate occasions.
Matt Crafton ($8,700)
With a long history at Darlington, Crafton has posted an 8.8 average finish and has finished fourth in two of his last four races here. Crafton’s success has not been dictated by his starting position as he’s finished eighth with a 24th starting position and a sixth from a 15th starting position. With a modest salary, good track history, and top-10s in his last two races.
Ross Chastain ($10,900)
- Chastain finds himself in a truck this weekend and he’ll look to continue his strong season behind the wheel.
Zane Smith ($10,300)
- The start to the season has been great for Smith who has six top 10’s and an average finish of fifth.
Note: Be sure to check Discord for updates after qualifying including value and mid-range options!