Zakk Miller has flown from 29th to 13th in the standings since Martinsville seven races ago. His victory at Charlotte last week on a last lap route over Tim McDonnell is combined with a league-leading five-straight top-10 finishes. McDonnell himself has two-straight top-5 finishes and an All-Star Race victory after recording no top-10's to start the 2022 season. He will be looking for a victory in the first ever Extravaganza Series event at his home track of Gateway, starting the race in 25th. Miller will start 10th, with John Tharp recording his second pole of 2022. Tharp has likewise been on a tear since Martinsville, earning four straight top-10's and a victory at Bristol. He's jumped from 26th to 11th in points during the stretch. Points leader Tony Pizzaro endured a 31st-place finish last week, letting Zach Michael catch to only 30 points back as we head towards the half-way point in the season.