NASCAR Playoffs recap: Round of 10, Truck Series


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Editor’s note: With Champion’s Week in Nashville ongoing, NASCAR.com will look back at every playoff round of the 2022 season in all three national series.

Grant Enfinger walking to grid at IRP
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RACE 1: At Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, July 29

Winner: Grant Enfinger

Key highlights: A return to the popular track for the first time in 10 seasons (2011) quickly saw the playoff field get busy. Leading the field to the checkered flag was playoff driver Enfinger, who snapped a 38-race drought without finding Victory Lane.

Full race recap: Grant Enfinger powers to dramatic Truck Series victory at IRP

At-track photos: 2022 Indianapolis weekend

Chandler Smith points to the sky after Richmond win
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RACE 2: At Richmond Raceway, Aug. 13

Winner: Chandler Smith

Key highlights: Although Ty Majeski held the initial advantage after winning Stage 1, Smith — a fellow playoff competitor — would be the one to seize the opportunity and hold onto it, leading the final 175 laps on the way to his third win of the year and a berth in the following postseason round.

Full race recap: Chandler Smith wins Truck Series playoff race at Richmond

At-track photos: 2022 Richmond summer weekend

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS - SEPTEMBER 09: John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the #4 Mobil 1 Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kansas Lottery 200 at Kansas Speedway on September 09, 2022 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) | Getty Images
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RACE 3: At Kansas Speedway, Sept. 9

Winner: John Hunter Nemechek

Key highlights: Although Enfinger and Smith already had their Round of 8 positions secure, eight remaining hopefuls — including Nemechek and Carson Hocevar — looked to find their seat in the next round as well. While Hocevar finished runner-up behind Nemechek (despite the latter pitting after the former during the race), the finish wasn’t enough for the No. 42 Chevrolet to move onward in the postseason.

Full race recap: Nemechek rallies to Kansas win; Hocevar, Crafton eliminated

At-track photos: 2022 Kansas playoff weekend

DRIVERS ELIMINATED: Carson Hocevar, Matt Crafton