The Camping World Truck Series takes on Talladega Superspeedway as they return this weekend for their final race in the round of eight in the chase of the series. Only six drivers will move on into the next round at Martinsville to keep their championship hopes alive.

As of right now, William Byron is the only driver that has already clinched a spot in the round of six with his win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the chase opener.

In the last race at Las Vegas, it was non-chase driver Tyler Reddick who won the race and spoiled it for the rest of the chase drivers.

Only five more chase drivers will be able to move on into the next round with Byron. One can automatically secure their spot with a win at Talladega while the other drivers will join based on points in the chase standings.

Daniel Hermic and John Hunter Nemeckek are the two drivers who are on the verge of being eliminated from the chase. They both are tied in points and only 15 points behind Johnny Sauter who holds the cutoff spot for the round of six.

Hermic had a great run in the last race at Las Vegas after a disappointing finish in New Hampshire. However, despite the great finish, he was still not able to get himself out of the bottom two of the chase grid.

In the last two races for Nemechek, the youngster has finish ninth at New Hampshire and 16th in Las Vegas. He didn’t have poor finishes, but all the other chase contenders have had better finishes than Nemechek.

Both Hermic and Nemechek can automatically move into the round of six with a win at Talladega or they can race their way in on points. This goes the same for all the other chase drivers, but a non-chase contender can get in the way as they will go for the win too. Its Talladega where anything can happen.

The race will be this Saturday, Oct. 22 at 1:00 PM EDT live on FOX for the Fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola.


Josue Hernandez is a staff writer for The Sports Blaze covering NASCAR. Contact him via email at or Twitter @JosueDHernande2.