NCWTS Previews: Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Ben Kennedy
No. 31 Silverado
News and Notes

What Happens Here, Stays Here…The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) makes its only trip of the year to the Nevada desert for some late-night racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Ben Kennedy has never made a start at the 1.5-mile D-shaped oval in any series, but Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) knows its way to Victory Lane: Nelson Piquet Jr. took the win in the 2012 event at the track. Kennedy also knows his way around intermediate tracks in the NCWTS, earning four of his seven-career top-10 finishes at tracks between one and two miles in length.

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Neon Garage…Come meet Kennedy and other NCWTS drivers at the series autograph session this weekend. The Rookie of the Year candidate will be signing autographs in the Neon Garage on Saturday, September 27 from 2:00-2:45 p.m. local time.

Watch and Listen…The Rhino Linings 350 can be seen live on Saturday, September 27 at 10:00 p.m. EDT on FOX Sports 1. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.

Previous Race Recap…Kennedy was looking to follow up his top-10 finish in Chicago with another solid run in the Chevrolet, but his momentum was stalled by a broken stud in the NCWTS’ return to New Hampshire Motor Speedway. After working his way into the top 10 with a fast truck and a solid fuel strategy, Kennedy and the No. 31 TSM team appeared to be on the verge of another successful run. However, the 22-year-old was forced to make an unscheduled pit stop late in the race due to a severe vibration, costing him track position and ultimately resulting in a 13th-place finish.

Ben Kennedy on Las Vegas Motor Speedway:
“Vegas is a track I’ve been excited about since the beginning of the season; even though I’ve never raced there, it’s always a fun place to visit and you know the weather is going to be great. Turner Scott Motorsports is great on the mile-and-a-half tracks, and we’re bringing back the same truck we ran in Chicagoland and finished seventh with, so I feel like we’ve got a lot of potential. We’ve got two off weekends after Las Vegas, so I’d like to close out this run of races on a strong note.”

Tayler Malsam
No. 32 Outerwall Chevrolet
News and Notes

Viva Las Vegas…Tayler Malsam returns to the No. 32 Outerwall Chevrolet this weekend as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) heads to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for a night of action-packed racing in Sin City. Malsam and his Turner Scott Motorsports team hope to rebound from an unfortunate finish two weeks ago at Chicagoland Speedway, where the 25-year-old received severe right-side damage from another competitor. With two previous NCWTS starts and one top-10 finish at the 1.5-mile track, Malsam is going all-in for the Rhino Linings 350 on Saturday night.

Let’s Go…Back on board in Vegas, the No. 32 will sport the colors of Outerwall for the eighth of 12 races this year. As the company that brought consumers Redbox® entertainment, Coinstar® money services, and ecoATM® electronics recycling kiosks, Outerwall is leading the next generation of automated retail. With more than 20 years of experience, the company mission is to create a better everyday by delivering breakthrough kiosk experiences that delight consumers and generate revenue for retailers.

Previous Race Recap...The NCWTS made its grand return to New Hampshire Motor Speedway last weekend, where Cameron Hayley made his second-career NCWTS start in the No. 32 Cabinets by Hayley Chevy. After laying down top-10 practice times, Hayley managed to score a front-row starting spot for the 175-lap race. The young driver consistently ran the fastest lap times on the track throughout the race before claiming a sixth-place finish in his first NCWTS start on an oval.

Come On By…Be sure to meet Malsam and his NCWTS competitors at the autograph session on Friday afternoon in the Neon Garage from 2:00-2:45 p.m. local time.

Watch and Listen...Don’t miss any of the action as the NCWTS gears up for a night of racing in Sin City. The Rhino Linings 350 can be seen live on Saturday, September 27 beginning at 10:00 p.m. EDT on FOX Sports 1. The race can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.

Tayler Malsam on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:
“I’m looking forward to getting back in the No. 32 truck after our bad lack in Chicago. My Turner Scott Motorsports team works really hard to give me good trucks each weekend, so I hope that we can show what we’re capable of this weekend in Vegas. I’ve run there in the Truck Series before and really like the track. I hope that we can get a solid starting spot in the front, that way we can stay out of the type of trouble that we weren’t able to avoid last time. Vegas never disappoints; it will be a great race.”