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NASCAR Truck: standings after Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Ben Rhodes celebrates his first-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sept. 30, 2017 (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR).

Ben Rhodes celebrates his first-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sept. 30, 2017 (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR).

By AMANDA VINCENT

Ben Rhodes barely make the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoffs, getting in by virtue of winning a tiebreaker against Ryan Truex. But Rhodes claimed his first-career Truck Series win Saturday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the Las Vegas three and guaranteed his advancement to round two, one race shy of the first elimination. He also added six points to his playoff-point tally —five by winning the LVMS race and another with a second-stage win.

Bell also is set for advancement to round two as the race winner the previous weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.

Bell and Rhodes left Las Vegas as the top-two drivers in the points standings, as if that matters at this point with their first-round race wins.

The Truck Series has the upcoming weekend off before heading to Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in two weeks for the first elimination race of this year’s playoffs on Oct. 21. Two drivers will be eliminated. Kaz Grala and John Hunter Nemechek will head to Talladega in the two provisional elimination spots. Grala is 8 points behind Austin Cindric, the driver on the bubble, while Nemechek is 14 points out.

Also, Chase Briscoe isn’t far off the bubble, sitting just two points ahead of Cindric.

Here’s a look at the Camping World Truck Series championship standings after Las Vegas Motor Speedway:
1. Christopher Bell — 1 round win, 47 playoff points
2. Ben Rhodes — 1 win, 13 playoff points
3. Matt Crafton — 2101 points, 14 playoff points
4. Johnny Sauter — 2097 points, 25 playoff points
5. Chase Briscoe — 2084 points, 10 playoff points
6. Austin Cindric — 2082 points, 7 playoff points
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7. Kaz Grala — 2074 points, 5 playoff points
8. John Hunter Nemechek — 2068 points, 14 playoff points

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