Where they stand: Camping World Truck Series points after Iowa
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The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series last raced about a week-and-a-half ago, taking on the Iowa Speedway in Newton for the American Ethanol 200. Kyle Busch Motorsports part-time driver took the No. 51 Toyota to victory lane for the second-straight race (truck owner Kyle Busch won in the truck the previous race weekend).
This week the Truck Series runs a rare Wednesday night event -- the Mudsummer Classic at the Tony Stewart-owned Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.
Matt Crafton left Iowa and, as a result, heads into Eldora as the series championship points leader, but not by a large margin. Ryan Blaney moved into second at Iowa and is only two points behind Crafton. Crafton's ThorSport Racing teammate Johnny Sauter is third in the standings, only seven points behind teammate and leader Crafton.
There's one additional driver within 20 points of the top -- German Quiroga. Quiroga is fourth in the standings, 19 points out of the lead.
Here's a look at the top-10 of the Camping World Truck Series driver points standings:
1. Matt Crafton, leader
2. Ryan Blaney, -2
3. Johnny Sauter, -7
4. German Quiroga, -19
5. Ron Hornaday, -23
6. Ben Kennedy, -29
7. Timothy Peters, -31
8. Darrell Wallace Jr. -37
9. Joey Coulter, -48
10. John Wes Townley, -51
After the Iowa race, the ninth event of the 2014 season, the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, the race winner, came away with a 38-point lead in the Camping World Truck Series owner standings over the No. 88 ThorSport Racing Toyota. But because of a rules violation, the team was docked 10 owner points, drawing the competition 10 points closer. It was the second-consecutive race weekend the 51 team was penalized points for a rules violation.
Even after the deductions, though, the No. 51 still has a rather large lead on the competition.
Toyota teams dominate the top-five of the owner standings, with four of the top-five spots. The manufacturer holds five of the top-six spots, with two Toyotas tied for fifth. The lone non-Toyota team is the No. 29 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford that sits third in the owner standings.
Here's a look at the Camping World Truck Series owner points standings:
1. No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, leader
2. No. 88 ThorSport Racing Toyota, -28
3. No. 29 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford, -30
4. No. 98 ThorSport Racing Toyota, -35
5. No. 77 Red Horse Racing Toyota, -47
5. No. 8 SWM-NEMCO Motorsports Toyota, -47
7. No. 19 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford, -49
8. No. 30 Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet, -51
9. No. 31 Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet, -57
10. No. 17 Red Horse Racing Toyota, -59