See the 8 drivers that make up inaugural Truck Series Chase
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Following Friday night's American Ethanol E15 225 at Chicagoland Speedway, the inaugural Chase field is now set for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Below are the eight drivers that will compete for a championship over the final seven races of the season.
Timothy Peters, 2000 points
After trouble early on in Friday night's race, Peters battled back to finish eighth and grab the final spot in the inaugural Chase.
Daniel Hemric, 2000
Hemric came close to scoring his first Truck Series win of the year, finishing second to Kyle Busch at Chicagoland. The Brad Keselowski Racing driver has eight top fives and 10 top-10 finishes in the regular season.
Ben Kennedy, 2003
Kennedy crashed out at Chicagoland, but the grandson of the late Bill France Jr. put on an epic late-race charge at Bristol to score the first Truck Series win of his career to make the Chase.
Johnny Sauter, 2003
Sauter started off the season in the best way possible, winning at Daytona in February. After an incident with teammate Ben Kennedy at Chicagoland, he went on to post a strong fifth-place finish.
Christopher Bell, 2003
The rookie driver enjoyed a strong regular season, as Bell found Victory Lane at Gateway earlier this year and posted his seventh top-five finish of the regular season at Chicagoland.
John Hunter Nemechek, 2006
A win at Atlanta Motor Speedway allowed Nemechek to punch his ticket into the Chase early this year. Following a controversial finish with Cole Custer, who failed to make the Chase, the young gun also has victory at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park during the regular season -- giving him six bonus points.
Matt Crafton, 2006
Crafton has two championships to his credit and this year, he's won two races, going back-to-back at Dover and Charlotte. While it's been a difficult year for ThorSport Racing, Crafton hopes to win a title for the organization.
William Byron, 2015
Bryon had a difficult race at Chicagoland after finishing 30th, but the 18-year-old rookie has won five races this year and is the top Chase seed with 15 bonus points.