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NASCAR Truck: standings after Martinsville Speedway

Christopher Bell (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR)

Christopher Bell (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR)

By AMANDA VINCENT

Non-playoff driver Noah Gragson played 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff spoiler on Oct. 28 with his first-career win in the Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. The Martinsville race was the first race in the second round, or Round of Six, leaving two races until the finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 17.

While Gragson won the race, series veterans Johnny Sauter and Matt Crafton won stages at Martinsville, adding to their points tally. They head into Friday night’s race at Texas Motor Speedway second and third in the championship standings behind leader Christopher Bell, who leads the series with five wins.

After races at Texas Motor Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway, the playoff field will be whittled from six to four drivers for the finale at Homestead. Sauter trails Bell by only three points, while there are bigger margins between other drivers in the standings. Ben Rhodes heads to Texas on the provisional bubble, 11 points ahead of Austin Cindric, the first driver provisionally out and 19 points ahead of Crafton, who is just ahead of him in the standings, and 34 points behind leader, Bell.

Here’s a look at the standings after the Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway:
1. Christopher Bell, 3083 points
2. Johnny Sauter, 3080
3. Matt Crafton, 3068
4. Ben Rhodes, 3049
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5. Austin Cindric, 3038
6. John Hunter Nemechek, 3021

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