Triple Truck Challenge continues at Dover

Friday’s Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway marks the second of three races in the Triple Truck Challenge.

Friday‘s KDI Office Technologies 200 (5 p.m. ET Friday on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is the second event in the Triple Truck Challenge. Sheldon Creed claimed a $50,000 bonus with his win in last weekend’s race at the Daytona Road Course. A second victory in the Triple Truck Challenge would earn Creed an extra $50,000 bonus, for a total of $150,000. Should he win all three races in the program, Creed could collect an additional $300,000 bonus for a total of $500,000.

Friday’s race also is the 13th of 16 regular-season races meaning there are four to go before the playoff field of 10 drivers is set.

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As a driver who desperately needs a victory to secure a spot in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Playoffs, Johnny Sauter couldn‘t be racing on a better track. 

Sauter has won the last three events at Dover International Speedway. A fourth straight victory would lock the driver of the No. 13 ThorSport Racing Ford into the Playoffs, which Sauter is in dire peril of missing if he can‘t turn his season around in the next three events.

With DNFs at Texas and Kansas and a disqualification at Atlanta, Sauter is 14th in the Truck Series standings, 67 points behind Todd Gilliland in 10th, the last Playoff-eligible position. A victory, however, would vault Sauter into the Playoffs.

In 11 starts at the Monster Mile, Sauter has posted eight top 10s, seven of those coming consecutively and culminating with his current three-race winning streak.