The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series normally visits Las Vegas in the fall during the Playoffs, but this time they visited Vegas in the spring for the first time ever. As always, the trucks did not disappoint. Here are four takeaways from the Stratosphere 200.
Bless NASCAR’s pea-pickin’ hearts. You have to admit that they keep on trying. With both the junior and truck circuits pretty much irrelevant these days due to the inclusion and the total domination of Cup drivers, NASCAR once again is trying to do the right thing.
This week, our NASCAR experts talk whether Mid-Ohio bettered the case for more road courses in NASCAR and whether Justin Mark's win was more on him and Ganassi or a stroke of luck. We also discussed possible themes that other tracks can do with Darlington's throwback weekend as a model and rated the first year of the race to the XFINITY Chase.
With a true underdog in Marks taking the checkered flag coupled with the absolute insanity that was the race, it's a simple fact that NASCAR needs more road courses. It's been pointed out repeatedly that the Sprint Cup Series is over-saturated with cookie-cutter tracks and the Camping World Truck Series is loafing around with the lone road course at MoSport. Add more road courses to diversify the competition.
Justin Marks conquered the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday, driving the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet to a rain-soaked Victory Lane. The newest track on the XFINITY Series schedule, Mid-Ohio has only hosted four races in the last four seasons but Saturday's race showed that the 2.258-mile road course may be the hardest track on the schedule.
For Dalton Sargeant, who is running in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series this season, everything is brand spanking new, from his new sponsor to his new crew chief. And with that, Sargeant simply cannot wait for the drop of the green flag in his new rookie season.