NCWTS: Rhino Linings 350K Race Preview

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads west for the 19th annual Rhino Linings 350 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The race will mark the 18th stop on the series calendar in 2015. Erik Jones comes into the weekend as the defending race winner.

A total of 32 drivers are featured on the entry list for Las Vegas. Some of the different faces this weekend include Travis Kvapil, Chad Boat, Brennan Poole, Austin Theriault, Travis Pastrana, Brandon Jones, Christopher Bell, Akinori Ogata and Wayne Edwards.

Travis Pastrana will return this weekend at Las Vegas to pilot the No. 31 Chevrolet for Bob Newberry around the 1.5-mile oval. Pastrana will make his first start in the Camping World Truck Series since 2012 at Las Vegas. The driver from Maryland started in the 17th position and took home a 15th-place finish.

Erik Jones comes into the Las Vegas Motor Speedway with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points lead by seven points over two-time defending champion Matt Crafton. Tyler Reddick comes into the weekend sitting third in the standings with a gap of 19 points behind the leader. Johnny Sauter and Daniel Hemric round out the top five.

P Driver Behind
1 Erik Jones Leader
2 Matt Crafton -7
3 Tyler Reddick -19
4 Johnny Sauter -49
5 Daniel Hemric -108
6 Timothy Peters -114
7 Cameron Hayley -117
8 John Wes Townley -148
9 Spencer Gallagher -162
10 Ben Kennedy -162

Christopher Bell will join the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for his fourth time of the 2015 season. Bell last ran at the Eldora Speedway where he captured his first career NASCAR national series victory. The Oklahoma native has one victory, two top five and two top 10 finishes in 2015 since making his debut at the Iowa Speedway.

Coverage of the Rhino Linings 350K will begin on FOX Sports 1 at 10:00 p.m. ET. on Saturday. Fans can also listen to live radio coverage provided by the Motor Racing Network in select areas.

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