June 2022 (NASCAR Truck Series)

NASCAR starting positions set following heat races at Knoxville Raceway

Tonight, the NASCAR Truck Series will race on the dirt track of Knoxville Raceway. Four heat races are on deck, to set the starting lineup for the feature.

See the Knoxville starting lineup below.

Knoxville Menu
TV Schedule | Prac 1 / 2 | Heat Lineups | Heat Results / Feature Lineup | Features

Format: Heat lineups have been set via a random draw. Passing points are also in play. For every position gained from their starting position, they’ll earn an additional point. The highest point earned from all four races will start on the pole position for the 150-lap main event.

After the heats, officials will work the track and prepare it for tonight’s main event.

With heat races complete, Derek Kraus will start from the pole position. Carson Hocevar completes the front row.

Heat 1
Postponement

Time span: 15

The first heat race of the night is on deck. Zane Smith and John Hunter Nemechek set the front row.

Green, they run side by side into turn one. Nemechek noses ahead on the outside off turn two.

10 to go, many trucks have a grill opening that completely covered. The track is tacky for the first heat of the night.

9 to go, Derek Kraus has been glued to the inside lane. He’s climbed from 8th to 3rd and he’s on the bumper of Zane Smith for 2nd.

8 to go, Smith slides Smith for 2nd. Smith crosses under him but can’t retake the spot, Kraus to 2nd.

John Hunter Nemechek wins heat one by 5 seconds!

Heat 1 Results (Points): 1. John Hunter Nemechek (11); 2. Derek Kraus (15); 3. Zane Smith (8); 4.Tyler Ankrum (9); 5. Brett Moffitt (6); 6. Joey Gase (5); 7. Thad Moffitt (4); 8. Devon Rouse (3); 9. Brayton Laster (3); 10. Norm Benning (1);


Heat 2
Postponement

Time span: 15

Chandler Smith and Jessica Friesen set the front row for the second heat of the night.

Green flag, Chandler Smith is clear off turn two. Friesen holds 2nd.

12 to go, Hocevar is on the charge. He takes 2nd away on the outside lane!

9 to go, Hocevar is on the bumper of Chandler Smith for the lead. Chandler Smith shuts the door off turn two.

7 to go, Hocevar dives to the inside in turn three. He clips the berm. Hocevar completes the pass into turn one.

6 to go, Chandler Smith drives it deep into turn three! Hocevar slams the door shut and they make contact. Hocevar nearly spins but he saves it and holds the lead.

Carson Hocevar drives through the field to win heat two at Knoxville Raceway!

Heat 2 Results (Points): 1. Carson Hocevar (14); 2. Chandler Smith (9); 3. Grant Finallyger (9); 4. Jessica Friesen (7); 5. Dean Thompson (7); 6. Matt Crafton (6); 7. Christian Eckes (6); 8. Bryson Mitchell (5); 9. Braden Mitchell (2); 10. Jack Wood (1);


Heat 3
Postponement

Time span: 15

Kris Wright and Hailie Deegan set the front row for heat three.

Green flag, Deegan drives it deep into turn one on the outside. She’s clear off turn two and drops to the inside in turn three.

Tyler Carpenter quickly moves to 2nd. He’s made his NASCAR debut.

9 to go, Buddy Kofoid in all over the bumper of Carpenter for 2nd.

4 to go, Kofoid works inside of Carpenter for 2nd. He doors him and takes the spot away.

Hailie Deegan wins heat three at Knoxville Raceway!

Heat 3 Results (Points): 1. Hailie Deegan (11); 2. Buddy Kofoid (12); 3. Ben Rhodes (12); 4. Tyler Carpenter (9); 5. Matt DiBenedetto (9); 6.Kris Wright (5); 7. Chase Purdy (4); 8. Dylan Westbrook (3); 9. Spencer Boyd (1);


Heat 4
Postponement

Time span: 15

Todd Gilliland and Tanner Gray set the front row.

Green, Gilliland slides him into turn one.

13 to go, Colby Howard gets into the rear bumper of Tanner Gray in the battle for 3rd. Gray holds the spot.

10 to go, Todd Gilliland leads Ty Majeski by 1 second.

Todd Gilliland drives off to win the final heat race of the night.

Heat 4 Results (Points): 1. Todd Gilliland (10); 2. Ty Majeski (11); 3. Stewart Friesen (12); 4. Tanner Gray (7); 5. Colby Howard (6); 6. Kaz Grala (7); 7. Timmy Hill (4); 8. Blaine Perkins (3); 9. Lawless Alan (2);


Knoxville Raceway
Starting Lineup
NASCAR Truck Series
June 18, 2022

Pos | Driver | Heat Points

1. Derek Kraus (15)

2. Carson Hocevar (14)

3. Ben Rhodes (12)

4. Stewart Friesen (12)

5. Buddy Kofoid (12)

6. John Hunter Nemechek (11)

7. Ty Majeski (11)

8. Hailie Deegan (11)

9. Todd Gilliland (10)

10. Chandler Smith (9)

11. Grant Finallyger (9)

12. Matt DiBenedetto (9)

13. Tyler Ankrum (9)

14. Tyler Carpenter (9)

15. Zane Smith (8)

16. Tanner Gray (7)

17. Kaz Grala (7)

18. Dean Thompson (7)

19. Jessica Friesen (7)

20. Christian Eckes (6)

21. Matt Crafton (6)

22. Colby Howard (6)

23. Brett Moffitt (6)

24. Joey Gase (5)

25. Kris Wright (5)

26. Bryson Mitchell (5)

27. Chase Purdy (4)

28. Timmy Hill (4)

29. Thad Moffitt (4)

30. Dylan Westbrook (3)

31. Brayton Laster (3)

32. Blaine Perkins (3)

33. Devon Rouse (3)

34. Lawless Alan (2)

35. Spencer Boyd (1)

36. Jack Wood (1)

Failed to qualify

Braden Mitchell (2)

Norm Benning (1)

Links

Knoxville Raceway | NASCAR

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