Alpha Energy Solutions 250
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #4 of 23 for the 2018 season
Race: Saturday, March 24, 2018 in Martinsville, VA
Title Sponsor: Alpha Energy Solutions
Race Time: 2:00pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:16pm/et
Television Race Coverage: FoxSports1 - 1:30pm/et
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Times are local to the Track and subject to change
Friday, March 23
7:30 AM 8:30 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
8:00 AM 5:00 PM NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
8:30 AM 6:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
10:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
10:15 AM 10:30 AM NCWTS ROOKIE TRACK RIDE
11:05 AM 11:55 AM NCWTS 1ST PRACTICE
1:05 PM 1:55 PM NCWTS 2ND PRACTICE
3:05 PM 3:55 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
5:00 PM 5:45 PM NCWTS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
5:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS EXIT
Saturday, March 24
6:00 AM ** HOT PASS IN EFFECT **
6:30 AM 6:00 PM NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
7:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
11:05 AM NCWTS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
12:15 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING TENT OUTSIDE TURNS 3 & 4)
1:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:00 PM NCWTS RACE (250 LAPS, 131.5 MILES)
Postponed due to rain
Monday, March 26
8:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
10:30 AM 7:00 PM MENCS ** HOT PASS IN EFFECT **
11:00 AM NCWTS RACE (250 LAPS, 131.5 MILES)
NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Nemechek wins postponed Martinsville Truck race: #8-John Hunter Nemechek won the weather-delayed Alpha Energy Solutions 250 Camping World Truck Series race on Monday after taking the lead with a brave three-wide move 31 laps from the finish at Martinsville Speedway. In his series debut, #54-Kyle Benjamin finished second. #16-Brett Moffitt, #98-Grant Enfinger, #18-Noah Gragson, #13-Myatt Snider, #92-Timothy Peters, #51-harrison Burton, #02-Austin Hill, and #24-Justin Haley followed in the top-10.
On Saturday, #27-Ben Rhodes started from the pole and led the first 23 laps before snow forced NASCAR to postpone the race to Sunday. The race was pushed back again to Monday more snow fell overnight on Saturday and into early Sunday morning.
Rhodes led a race-high 134 laps, but troubles in the pits late in the running lost him precious track position he was unable to regain.
There were 10 caution flags for 68 laps and 10 lead changes among six leaders.
See results on the Martinsville race results page(3-26-2018)
Martinsville Truck Series Race Fast Facts:
John H. Nemechek(i) won the 20th Annual Alpha Energy Solutions 250, his sixth victory in 79 NASCAR
Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in ten races at Martinsville Speedway.
Kyle Benjamin(i) (second) posted his first top-10 finish in one race at Martinsville Speedway. It is his
first top-10 finish in 2018.
Brett Moffitt (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Martinsville Speedway.
Myatt Snider (sixth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Johnny Sauter leads the point standings by 29 points over Grant Enfinger.
(NASCAR Statistics) (3-26-2018)
Stage 1 - 40, winner, #27-Ben Rhodes
Stage 2 - 80, winner, #27-Ben Rhodes
Stage 3 - 134, race winner, #8-John Hunter Nemechek
Camping World Truck standings following Martinsville:
1) #21-Johnny Sauter, 181 [1 win]
2) #98-Grant Enfinger, 152, -29
3) #16-Brett Moffitt, 150, -31, [1 win]
4) #41-Ben Rhodes, 148, -33
5) #18-Noah Gragson, 146, -35
6) #52-Stewart Friesen, 122, -59
7) #88-Matt Crafton, 122, -59
8) #13-Myatt Snider, 118, -63
9) #25-Dalton Sagreant, 118, -63
10) #02-Austin Hill, 100, - 81
See complete standings on Driver points standings page and the owner's standings are posted on the Owner points standings page. (3-26-2018)
Free Pass - Who got a lap back on each caution at Las Vegas: (and their finish)
Caution 1: #63-Donahue, 30th
Caution 2: #83-Donahue, 23rd
Caution 3: #45-Fontaine, 28th
Caution 4: #49-Chavous, 18th
Caution 5: #2-Coughlin, 26th
Caution 6: #50-Cram, 17th
Caution 7: #50-Cram, 17th
Caution 8: #20-Wilson, 16th
Caution 9: #49-Chavous, 18th
Caution 10: #21-Sauter, 19th
Martinsville race postponed: #41-Ben Rhodes led the first 23 laps of Saturday's Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway, but snow forced NASCAR to postpone the remainder of the race until Sunday evening, following the Monster Energy Cup Series race.(3-24-2018)
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Rhodes on Truck pole at Martinsville: #41-Ben Rhodes won the pole for Saturday's Camping World Truck Series Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 95.942mph. #88-Matt Crafton will line up second. #98-Grant Enfinger, #54-Kyle Benjamin, #52-Stewart Friesen, #21-Johnny Sauter, #16-Brett Moffitt, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #13-Myatt Snider, and #2-Cody Coughlin were the remainder of the top-10.
#74-Mike Harmon did not qualify.
The starting lineup is posted on the Martinsville starting lineup page(3-24-2018)
Martinsville Qualifying Fast Facts:
Ben Rhodes won the Pole Award for the 20th Annual Alpha Energy Solutions 250 with a lap of 19.737
seconds, 95.942 mph.
This is his third pole in 54 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2018.
This is his second pole in six races at Martinsville Speedway.
Matt Crafton (second) posted his third top-10 start of 2018 and his 16th in 33 races at Martinsville
Grant Enfinger (third) posted his second top-10 start at Martinsville Speedway. It is his third in four
races this season.
Myatt Snider (ninth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Statistics) (3-24-2018)
Qualifying will consist of three multi-truck rounds. Qualifying rules
Enfinger leads final Martinsville Truck practice: #98-Grant Enfinger was fastest during final practice for Saturday's Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 95.056mph. #88-Matt Crafton, #54-Kyle Benjamin, #21-Johnny Sauter, #13-Myatt Snider, #52-Stewart Friesen, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #02-Austin Hill, #18-Noah Gragson, and #51-Harrison Burton were the top-10. 32 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Practice 3 speeds (pdf)(3-23-2018)
Crafton fastest in second Martinsville Truck practice: #88-Matt Crafton was fastest during the second of three practice sessions for Saturday's Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 94.571mph. #16-Brett Moffitt, #2-Cody Coughlin, #41-Ben Rhodes, #24-Justin Haley, #18-Noah Gragson, #21-Johnny Sauter, #98-Grant Enfinger, #13-Myatt Snider, and #99-Tyler Matthews were the top-10. 32 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Practice 2 speeds (pdf)(3-23-2018)
Haley fastest in opening Martinsville Truck practice: #24-Justin Haley was fastest during the opening practice for Saturday's Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 94.125mph. #18-Noah Gragson was second, followed by #88-Matt Crafton, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #21-Johnny Sauter, #98-Grant Enfinger, #25-Dalton Sargeant, #13-Myatt Snider, #41-Ben Rhodes, and #54-Kyle Benjamin. 26 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Practice 1 speeds (pdf)(3-23-2018)
Truck Series entry list:There are 38 trucks entered for Saturday's Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway. See the complete list on the Martinsville entry list page (pdf). (3-20-2018)
UPDATE: There are now 36 entries. The #35-Kvapil and #87-Nemechek withdrew.(3-23-2018)
See tire codes, pressures, set limits and more for all races at Martinsville on the Martinsville tire notes page.
A look at many news, notes and story lines for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race and XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series races at Martinsville Speedway, see the stats on the NASCAR National Series News & Notes - Martinsville