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Camping World Truck Series playoff field set; Bell captures regular-season crown

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The field is set and a regular-season champion has been crowned.

One playoff spot was on the line in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Chicagoland Speedway and Ben Rhodes claimed it, besting Ryan Truex for the final spot. Rhodes and Truex ended up tied in the standings and the tiebreaker goes to a driver’s best finish in the season. By virtue of Rhodes’ best finish of the season being a second-place result at Pocono verses Truex’s best result of third-place in the same race, Rhodes grabbed the last spot.

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Below is the eight-driver field for the seven-race playoff:

Christopher Bell, No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota: 2,040 points
Johnny Sauter, No. 21 GMS Racing Chevrolet: 2,025 points
John Hunter Nemechek, No. 8 NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet: 2,014 points
Matt Crafton, No. 88 ThorSport Racing Toyota: 2,014 points
Chase Briscoe, No. 29 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford: 2,009 points
Austin Cindric, No. 19 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford: 2,007 points
Ben Rhodes, No. 27 ThorSport Racing Toyota: 2,007 points
Kaz Grala, No. 33 GMS Racing Chevrolet: 2,005 points

The top-seeded Bell also clinched the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 2017 Regular Season Championship. Bell locked up the top spot in the 16-race regular season, besting 2016 Camping World Truck Series champion Sauter in the standings.

Bell has four wins on the season and earned 25 playoff points over the course of the regular season. He will add the 15 playoff point bonus for the regular-season title to his total when the postseason starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway next weekend, giving him 40 playoff points to add to the reset total of 2,000.