Track: Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Oval (1.5-Miles)
Race: Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 Presented by Westgate Resorts
Date: September 24, 2021
Format: 134 Laps –30/60/74; 200.1 Miles
No. 3 KEES Vacations / Bud’s Heating & Air Conditioning – Howie DiSavino III
Stage 1: 29
Stage 2: 33
Laps Completed: 130 of 134 (-4 Laps)
Laps Led: 0
Stage One Recap:
– Howie DiSavino III would start the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 Presented by Westgate Resorts from the 25thposition after the use of the NASCAR performance matrix to determine the starting order, the matrix is based off the No. 3 team’s ranking in the owner points standings, along with the finishing position, and the fastest lap turned during the Camping World Truck Series previous race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
– Making his debut at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, DiSavino would be cautious at the drop of the green flag learning his lines and the track.
– At the completion of the first lap DiSavino would drop back to 30th in the running order.
– DiSavino would remain in the 30th position until the first caution of the day would be displayed on Lap-5 when the No. 45 would spin and hit the outside wall.
– Running in the 29th position at the time of the caution DiSavino would remain on track and restart in the 30th spot on Lap-9
– On the restart DiSavino would quickly jump back out to the 29th spot and would hold his ground remaining there the next 20-Laps.
– When the Green-White-Checkered Flag would be displayed on Lap-30 signally the completion of Stage-1. The No. 3 KEES Vacations Chevrolet would be scored in the 29th position one lap down.
Stage Two Recap:
– During the Stage break, Crew Chief Teddy Brown would call the No. 3 to pit lane for four tires, fuel, and an adjustment from the over the wall crew.
– However, during the pit stop the pit crew would have trouble with the right front tire dropping out once jacked up.
– Fighting the tire to come down the crew would have only enough time to change right side tires and a can of fuel before DiSavino would need to beat the pace car off pit road before losing another lap.
– DiSavino would once again return down pit road on Lap-34 to change left side tires, but the crew would notice that the right front tire was flat. As the crew would go to work on changing the tire, they would attempt to pull out the right front fender that may have been causing both flat tires.
– Lining back up in the 33rd position for the Lap-37 restart one lap down DiSavino would need to return to pit road under the green flag to change left side tires, when the over the wall crew would notice the right front was once again flat.
– The over the wall crew would change all tires and DiSavino would return to the track three laps down in 33rdposition.
– The third caution of the day would be displayed on Lap-40 when the No. 21 would stop on track.
– Crew Chief Teddy Brown would use this caution period for DiSavino to once again come back to pit lane for the over the wall crew to inspect, and make sure the fender was no longer rubbing on the tire.
– Running in the 33rd position at the time of the caution DiSavino would line back up in 33rd for the Lap-45 restart.
– Lap-53 would see the No. 4 stop on track bringing out the fourth caution. Running in the 33rd position DiSavino would remain on the track and restart in the 33rd position three laps down for the restart on Lap-57.
– The Green-White-Checkered Flag would be displayed on Lap-60 signaling the end of Stage-2. DiSavino would be scored in the 33rd position 3 laps down.
Final Stage Recap:
– At the stage break DiSavino would come to the pit lane for four tires, fuel, and a once over from the crew.
– Returning to the track DiSavino would restart in 33rd position on Lap-66.
– Continuing to run in the 33rd position the sixth caution flag of evening would be displayed on Lap-71 for a large accident when the No. 26 would get loose, and spin in Turn-2. Having nowhere to go the No. 18 makes heavy contact with the No. 26. Coming across the track the No. 18 would get hit hard by the No. 2. Also involved in the accident would be the No. 1 and No. 23.
– Running in the 33rd position DiSavino would come to pit lane for right side tires and fuel.
– DiSavino would restart in the 30th position for the Lap-77 restart.
– Advancing to the 29th position the caution would once again come out on Lap-80 for the stalled No. 4 on track.
– DiSavino would remain on track and restart in the 28th spot three laps down for the Lap-84 restart.
– Continuing to log laps around the 1.5-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway, DiSavino would stay in the 28th position through Lap-105 where the No. 3 would fall another lap down to the leaders.
– Lap-110 would see the No. 3 advance another position moving ahead of the No. 10 on track into 27th.
– The eighth caution flag would wave on Lap-114 when the No. 24 would get into the wall and the No. 15 would spin to avoid making contact.
– Running in the 27th position DiSavino would be called to pit lane for his last stop of the night where the over the wall crew would put on four tires and add Sunoco fuel.
– DiSavino would return to track to restart in 27th in the running order on Lap-118
– Lap-120 would see DiSavino would advance into the 26th position.
– Lap-126 would see the ninth caution flag of the night as the No. 42 would spin around entering pit road. Running in the 26th spot in the running order.
– DiSavino would remain on track for the Lap-130 restart.
– With a four-lap shootout upcoming to complete the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 Presented by Westgate the field would run all four laps clean and DiSavino would go on to be credited with the 26th position when the checkered flag flew.
Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 Presented by Westgate Resorts Recap:
– #98-Christian Eckes won the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday night. Eckes took the lead with a three-wide pass following a restart with four laps to go. The caution flag waved again on the last lap for a wreck, ending the race under yellow, allowing Eckes to nab his first career victory.
– #99-Ben Rhodes, #88-Matt Crafton, #13-Johnny Sauter followed, giving ThorSport Racing the top four finishing positions.
– #38-Todd Gilliland, #52-Stewart Friesen, #9-Grant Enfinger, #22-Austin Wayne Self, #40-Ryan Truex, and #16-Austin Hill were the rest of the top-10.
– #38-Gilliland won Stage 2 and led the most laps of the night, pacing 66 of the 134.
– Many Playoff drivers had troubles throughout the night. Pole-sitter and Stage 1 winner, #4-John Hunter Nemechek had power issues. #21-Zane Smith suffered a flat tire while battling Nemechek for position, but also had issues with a battery. #2-Sheldon Creed and #18-Chandler Smith were involved in a frightening crash. Both were okay. On lap 127 #42-Carson Hocevar spun while attempting to drop to pit road for a flat tire. He was then penalized by NASCAR for intentionally bringing out the yellow and was held a lap on pit road.
– There were 14 lead changes among 11 drivers and 10 cautions for 39 yellow flag laps.
– The average speed of the race was: 105.358 mph.
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Owner’s Point Standings:
After 19 events, JAR falls one position to 34th position in the NCWTS Owner Standings after DiSavino’s 26th place finish on Friday night.
Team Owner/ Driver Jordan Anderson will return to the seat of the JAR No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado when the NCWTS visits Talladega Superspeedway for the Chevrolet Silverado 250; Saturday, October 2. LIVE coverage will be on Fox Sports 1 (FS1), Motor Racing Network (MRN), and SiriusXM Channel 90 at 1:00 P.M. ET.