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Who made the NASCAR Truck Series playoffs after 2021 regular season finale

NASCAR’s Truck Series has wrapped up its regular season and the playoff is up next. We break down where things stand with the playoff starting in two weekends.

Playoff contenders for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the #4 Mobil 1 Toyota, (L) and Chandler Smith, driver of the #18 Safelite AutoGlass Toyota, pose for photos after the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series United Rentals 176 at Watkins Glen International on August 07, 2021 in Watkins Glen, New York. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

NASCAR has wrapped up the regular season for its Truck Series and will now prepare for the August 20th launch of the 10-truck playoff. The playoffs begin on August 20th with the Gateway 200 at the World Wide Technology Raceway at Madison, Illinois and crowns a champion on November 5th at the Lucas Oil 150 in Avondale, Arizona at the Phoenix Raceway.

The circuit wrapped up its regular season on Saturday afternoon when Austin Hill won the United Rentals 176. It was Hill’s second win of the 2021 season and secured Hill second place in the playoff, two points ahead of Ben Rhodes.

The playoffs feature the top ten drivers following the regular season. The ten-driver field is listed below along with how the rest of the Truck Series standings finished up for the season.

The first roundof the playoffs will feature three races in Madison, Darlington, and Bristol. Two drivers will be eliminated after the Bristol race. There will then be three races in the Round of 8, after which four drivers will be eliminated. The playoffs will close with the Championship 4 finale at Phoenix Raceway to determine the series champion.

NASCAR Truck Series final 2021 playoff standings

Pos Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10s DNF's Laps Led Stage Wins
Pos Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10s DNF's Laps Led Stage Wins
1 John H. Nemechek* 2049 0 15 5 9 12 1 487 9
2 Austin Hill* 2021 -28 15 2 7 12 0 60 1
3 Ben Rhodes* 2019 -30 15 2 5 11 0 74 1
4 Todd Gilliland* 2015 -34 15 1 7 11 1 121 3
5 Sheldon Creed* 2011 -38 15 1 6 7 3 161 1
6 Zane Smith 2009 -40 15 0 1 10 1 47 3
7 Matt Crafton 2004 -45 15 0 2 7 1 16 0
8 Carson Hocevar 2002 -47 15 0 3 5 0 24 0
9 Chandler Smith 2001 -48 15 0 3 5 2 165 1
10 Stewart Friesen 2001 -48 15 0 3 4 3 14 0
Out Grant Enfinger 414 -1635 14 0 5 8 2 125 1
Out Tyler Ankrum 342 -1707 15 0 3 5 3 12 0
Out Derek Kraus 335 -1714 15 0 1 4 3 58 3
Out Johnny Sauter 314 -1735 15 0 2 4 3 33 0
Out Austin Wayne Self 307 -1742 15 0 0 2 1 0 0
Out Ryan Truex 273 -1776 15 0 1 1 2 5 0
Out Hailie Deegan 253 -1796 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
Out Tanner Gray 228 -1821 15 0 0 1 3 9 0
Out Chase Purdy 177 -1872 14 0 0 0 4 4 0
Out Christian Eckes 174 -1875 7 0 1 3 1 6 0
Out Tate Fogleman 173 -1876 15 0 0 1 4 0 0
Out Parker Kligerman 168 -1881 7 0 1 3 1 0 0
Out Danny Bohn 161 -1888 13 0 0 1 2 0 0
Out Raphael Lessard 150 -1899 7 0 1 2 1 17 2
Out Timothy Peters 119 -1930 10 0 0 0 2 3 0
Out Spencer Boyd 118 -1931 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Out Dawson Cram 107 -1942 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
Out Timmy Hill 104 -1945 8 0 0 2 0 1 0
Out Cory Roper 99 -1950 10 0 1 1 3 0 0
Out Ty Majeski 94 -1955 3 0 0 2 0 0 0
Out Kris Wright 86 -1963 9 0 0 0 2 0 0
Out Jack Wood 81 -1968 6 0 0 0 2 1 0
Out Jennifer Jo Cobb 78 -1971 13 0 0 0 5 0 0
Out Kaz Grala 74 -1975 3 0 1 2 0 11 0
Out Codie Rohrbaugh 73 -1976 7 0 0 1 3 0 0
Out Spencer Davis 66 -1983 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
Out Drew Dollar 61 -1988 4 0 0 1 1 0 0
Out Paul Menard 59 -1990 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
Out Bayley Currey 50 -1999 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
Out Norm Benning 49 -2000 11 0 0 0 5 0 0
Out Corey Heim 45 -2004 2 0 0 0 1 2 0
Out Camden Murphy 43 -2006 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Out David Gilliland 43 -2006 3 0 0 0 2 8 0
Out Lawless Alan 40 -2009 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Out Brennan Poole 35 -2014 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Out Ryan Reed 34 -2015 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
Out Jake Griffin 33 -2016 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Out Parker Chase 33 -2016 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Out Tyler Hill 33 -2016 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
Out Howie Disavino III 32 -2017 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Out Brian Brown 29 -2020 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Out Jordan Anderson 27 -2022 5 0 1 2 0 0 0
Out Cody Erickson 26 -2023 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Out Keith McGee 23 -2026 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Out Bryan Dauzat 21 -2028 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
Out Erik Darnell 20 -2029 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Out Jett Noland 20 -2029 3 0 0 0 2 0 0
Out Devon Rouse 19 -2030 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Out Ray Ciccarelli 19 -2030 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Out Andrew Gordon 19 -2030 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Out Josh Reaume 19 -2030 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Out Jason M. White 18 -2031 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Out Bobby Reuse 18 -2031 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Out Bret Holmes 17 -2032 4 0 0 0 2 0 0
Out Jesse Iwuji 16 -2033 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
Out Kyle Strickler 14 -2035 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Out Cj McLaughlin 13 -2036 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Out Akinori Ogata 13 -2036 3 0 0 0 1 1 0
Out Jessica Friesen 11 -2038 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Out Roger Reuse 10 -2039 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Out Trey Hutchens III 9 -2040 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Out Michele Abbate 8 -2041 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Out Todd Peck 8 -2041 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Out Parker Price-Miller 8 -2041 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Out Donny Schatz 7 -2042 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Out BJ McLeod 5 -2044 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Out Gus Dean 3 -2046 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Out Chad Chastain 3 -2046 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Out Taylor Gray 2 -2047 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Out James Buescher 1 -2048 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Out Bill Lester 1 -2048 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Out Cameron Lawrence 1 -2048 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Out Conor Daly 1 -2048 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Out Morgan Alexander 1 -2048 1 0 0 0 1 0 0