Date: March 2, 2018
Event: Stratosphere 200 (Race 3 of 23)
Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Location: Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval)
Format: Three Segments; 30 laps/30 laps/74 laps
Start/Finish: 4th / 13th (running, completed 134 of 134 laps)
Winner: Kyle Busch of Kyle Busch Motorsports (Toyota)
Spencer Davis had a strong showing Friday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He started fourth and nearly won the first stage, but an issue with his No. 4 JBL/SiriusXM Tundra in the final stage left him in 13th place to finish the race.
Stage One Recap:
- Davis started fourth and had a strong run in the final laps to finish Stage One in second place behind his KBM teammate, Noah Gragson, and just ahead of his boss, Kyle Busch. He pitted on lap 33 for right-side tires and returned to the track in fourth place.
Stage Two Recap:
- Throughout Stage Two, Davis told his team the JBL/SiriusXM Tundra was very loose and he fell back to ninth place. Fighting for position, while fighting the truck’s handling, Davis finished the second stage in 10th place. He pitted on lap 63 for several chassis and air pressure adjustments to help tighten up his Tundra.
Stage Three Recap:
- Davis began the final stage ninth and was up to seventh by lap 78. He still struggled with the handling of the truck, telling the team it was loose on entry and tight through the center of the corners.
- The field cycled through a round of green-flag pit stops, and when a caution came on lap 120, Davis was in 14th place.
- He kept fighting to get the best finish he could and ended the race in 13th place.
SPENCER DAVIS, driver of the No. 4 JBL/SiriusXM Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports:
How was your race tonight?
“The No. 4 JBL/SiriusXM Tundra was good all night. Near the end we had some issue going on, but we’ll have to get it back to the shop Monday to figure out exactly what was wrong. The KBM guys gave me a really strong truck and we ran up front and almost won Stage One and had a strong showing in Stage Two. Our finish does not show how good our truck was all weekend. We ran well all weekend and they knew we were there. It wasn’t the finish we deserved, but I’m proud of our effort.”
Stratosphere 200 Recap:
- Owner-driver Kyle Busch won the race, followed by Johnny Sauter, Brett Moffitt, Grant Enfinger and Stewart Friesen rounded out the top-five finishers.
- The race featured five cautions for a total of 25 laps. There were 14 lead changes among seven drivers. Busch led six times for 55 laps and Gragson led once for 12 laps.
How Davis’ KBM Teammates Fared:
Noah Gragson, driver of the No. 18 Toyota, finished 12th
Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 51 Toyota, finished 1st
NCWTS Owner Championship Standings:
The No. 4 team leaves Las Vegas ranked seventh in the Truck Series Owner’s Championship Standings, 46 points out of first.
Todd Gilliland will compete in the No. 4 Mobil 1 Tundra when the Truck Series returns to action in three weeks on March 24 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Live coverage of the race begins at 2 p.m. ET on FS1.