NASCAR’s Gander RV & Outdoor Truck Series will get going with the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 Saturday at Kentucky Speedway, and the action will start at 6:00 p.m. ET on FS1. The race will follow the Pocono Organics 150 from two weekends ago. We’ll go over the starting order and betting favorites here.
First, we’ll go over how the starting grid will be determined.
NASCAR will not hold traditional qualifying runs through the Talladega races June 20th and 21st. To cut down on events and attempt to protect health and safety, the Cup, Xfinity, and Truck Series are using random draws connected to points standings. The Truck Series will use a similar process to the Cup Series, drawing randomly from three groups to figure out spots 1-10, 11-21, and 22-32. Here is how the starting grid will be determined for Saturday’s Buckle Up In Your Truck 225.
- Positions 1-10: Random draw of teams in those positions in owner points
- Positions 11-21: Random draw of teams in those positions in owner points
- Positions 22-32: Random draw of teams in those positions in owner points
- Any vehicles that are eligible for the Event in position 33rd – 40th will be assigned starting positions based on their order of eligibility.
Brett Moffitt claims the pole for this weekend’s race, and is joined on the front row by Zane Smith. Tyler Ankrum and Christian Eckes are in the second row, with Austin Hill and Ben Rhodes behind them in the third row.
Despite being winless this season, Hill is the favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook at +350. He has three top five finishes in six races and hasn’t dropped outside of the top 10 once this year. He’s followed by 19-year-old Christian Eckes (+500), who hasn’t competed at Kentucky in his career but ranks sixth in the standings with two top 10 finishes. Moffitt (+500) rounds out the top three in the odds and has the most experience among the favorites. He has raced at Kentucky four times, but doesn’t have a win to show for it. Moffitt has one top 10 finish at the venue.
Here’s the full breakdown of the starting grid for Saturday’s Truck Series race.
Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 starting lineup
|27||Austin Wayne Self||22|
|35||Jennifer Jo Cobb||10|