The Worldwide Express 250 at Richmond Raceway is the last chance for competitors to earn a spot in the Playoffs and it will officially mark the end of the 2023 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series Regular Season. Six drivers are locked into the Playoffs by virtue of their wins this season — Corey Heim, Zane Smith, Grant Enfinger, Christian Eckes, Carson Hocevar and Ben Rhodes — and one driver has already clinched a spot on points — Ty Majeski — leaving just three postseason positions still up for grabs this weekend.
Clinch Scenarios for Richmond:
The following seven drivers have clinched a spot in the 10-driver postseason field: Corey Heim, Zane Smith, Grant Enfinger, Ben Rhodes, Ty Majeski, Christian Eckes and Carson Hocevar.
Can Clinch Via Points
If there is a repeat winner or a win by a driver who cannot advance to the Playoffs, the following drivers could clinch by being ahead of the fifth winless driver in the standings. The same point requirements listed below would hold true if a new win comes from among Ty Majeski, Matt DiBenedetto, Nicholas Sanchez or Matt Crafton.
Matt DiBenedetto: Would clinch with 25 pointsNicholas Sanchez: Would clinch with 35 pointsMatt Crafton: Would clinch with 47 pointsStewart Friesen: Could only clinch with helpTanner Gray: Could only clinch with helpChase Purdy: Could only clinch with help
If there is a new winner from Stewart Friesen or another winless driver lower in the standings but still eligible to advance to the Playoffs, the following drivers could clinch by being ahead of the fourth winless driver in the standings.
Matt DiBenedetto: Would clinch with 34 pointsNicholas Sanchez: Would clinch with 43 pointsMatt Crafton: Could only clinch with helpStewart Friesen: Could only clinch with help
Can Clinch Via Win
The following drivers would clinch on their win alone:
Matt DiBenedetto, Nicholas Sanchez, Matt Crafton, Stewart Friesen, Tanner Gray, Chase Purdy, Tyler Ankrum, Daniel Dye, Rajah Caruth, Hailie Deegan, Colby Howard, Dean Thompson, Bret Holmes, Lawless Alan, Spencer Boyd
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