6:30p ET — Good evening from Eldora Speedway! We are just 30 minutes away from kicking off heat races for the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series MudSummer Classic. Coverage begins Live on SPEED at 7p ET.
6:50p ET — In case you were wondering, THIS is what we have to look forward to tonight. #slideways
6:55p ET — Here’s a quick rundown on how things will work tonight:
• There will be five qualifying races of eight laps each, with only green flag laps counting. The top five trucks in single-truck qualifying will start on the pole for their respective qualifying races. Five trucks will transfer from each qualifying race.
• At the completion of the qualifying races, 25 trucks will have earned spots into the feature.
• There will then be a Last Chance Race. This will be 15 laps, with only green-flag laps counting. The top-four finishers will transfer to the feature and start in positions 26-29.
• Starting position No. 30 will go to the most recent past series champion who has not already qualified. If the 30th starting position is not filled by an eligible champion, it will be assigned to the next highest finishing truck in the last chance race.
• The main event will be 150 laps divided into three segments. The segments will be 60, 50 and 40 laps. There will be pit stops between each segment, with teams having the opportunity to change tires and work on their trucks.
7:05p ET — We are Live on SPEED! The first of five heat races is coming up in just minutes. Ken Schrader captured pole in single-truck qualifying and will lead the field to green in this first heat race. He will be joined by JR Heffner, Joey Coulter, Jimmy Weller III, Tracy Hines, Dave Blaney & Scott Bloomquist.
7:25p ET — Heat race 2 coming up next. Drivers: Jared Landers, Miguel Paludo, Matt Crafton, Darrell Wallace Jr., Jeff Babcock, Norm Benning & Dakoda Armstrong.
7:35p ET — Landers holds off Crafton to win Heat 2. Wallace Jr. rebounds from a spin to finish fourth.
7:42p ET — Heat race 3 coming up. Timothy Peters will lead the field to green and is joined by Jason Bowles, Clay Greenfield, Brendan Gaughan, Kyle Larson, Ron Hornaday & Ryan Blaney. Watch for Larson to come up through the field as he searches for a transfer spot.
7:48p ET — Peters dominates Heat 3 from pole position. Larson manages to finish third and grab the transfer spot.
7:54p ET — Brad Keselowski is on hand to watch his team battle for supremacy. He has Dave Blaney in the No. 19 Brad Keselowski Racing truck and Ryan Blaney in the No. 29 BKR truck.
We have to ask though, who picked out his clothing? Doesn’t seem very fitting for the "dirty" occasion.