Darrell Wallace Jr. showed at Gateway that the young NCWTS drivers can get it done – but don’t forget the veterans, many of whom are on the championship fast track. Johnny Sauter leads the standings, with Matt Crafton, Ron Hornaday Jr., and Timothy Peters completing the top four. Ryan Blaney, who is 20 years old but has two series wins, is fifth.
The top four drivers have a combined 980 series starts with 26 wins and five championships. Hornaday leads the way in wins and titles with 51 and five, respectively. Current leader Sauter is next with nine wins, followed by Timothy Peters with seven.
Crafton, the defending series champion, follows with five wins and is attempting to become the first driver to win back-to-back titles.