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Camping World Truck Series News and Rumors

Next Race: Martinsville

Entry list: Not released
Practice 1: Friday, October 26, 12:05-12:55pm/et
Practice 2: Friday, October 26, 2:05-2:55pm/et
Qualifying: Saturday, October 27, 10:05am/et
Race: Saturday, October 27, 2018, 1:00pm/et on FS1, MRN (Stages: 50/100/200)
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 1:16pm/et


Truck ratings drop at Talladega

Last Saturday's NASCAR Truck Series race from Talladega had a 0.7 rating and 962,000 viewers on FOX, flat in ratings and down 10% in viewership from last year and down 22% and 25% respectively from 2016. [More](10-20-2018)


Premium Motorsports to cease Truck Series operations after 2018 season

Premium Motorsports announced today that they will not field a team in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2019. They will finish the season racing the #49 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Chevrolet Silverado with Sobriety Nation as the team's primary sponsor before ceasing operations after the final race of the 2018 season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The reason given for doing this is to be able to focus solely on their Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing program in 2019. [More](10-18-2018)


K&N Pro Series East Champ Tyler Ankrum to debut at Martinsville

Ankrum will pilot the No. 54 May's Hawaii Toyota Tundra in his NCWTS debut.[More](10-17-2018)


Talladega penalties announced

Crew chiefs #02-Kendrick, #52-Bruce, and #21-Shear have been fined $5,000 for pre-race tech inspection infractions.[More](10-17-2018)


Last Race: Talladega

Entry list: 36 teams entered
Practice 1: Results
Practice 2: Results
Qualifying: Lineup
Crew Rosters: Posted
Pitstalls: Posted
Race: Official Results

Peters wins at Talladega; Crafton stays alive in Playoffs: Racing for just the fourth time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season, Timothy Peters fought off a block from Noah Gragson on the final lap of the Fr8Auctions 250 at Talladega Superspeedway to become the first three-time winner at the 2.66-mile track. Driving in the last of his three events for GMS Racing, Peters started a move to the outside of Gragson's Toyota on the backstretch. When Gragson moved up to block, Peters stayed in the gas, and Gragson's No. 18 Tundra spun across the nose of Peter's Chevrolet into the outside wall.[More](10-13-2018)

Peters wins Talladega: #25-Timothy Peters won at Talladega Superspeedway, on Saturday afternoon, taking the lead on the last lap of the FR8 Auctions 250 after contact sent then-leader #18-Noah Gragson into the wall.
#13-Myatt Snider finished second, followed by #51-David Gilliland, #24-Justin Haley #49-Wendell Chavous, #52-Stewart Friesen, #3-Jordan Anderson, #28-Bryan Dauzat, #20-Max Tullman, and #02-Austin Hill were the rest of the top-10.
#41-Ben Rhodes and #52-Stewart Friesen missed the cutoff for the next round of the playoffs.
There were five caution flags for 20 laps and 22 lead changes among 12 leaders.
See results on the Talladega race results page(10-13-2018)

Camping World Truck standings following Talladega:
#21-Johnny Sauter, 2156 [5 wins]
#24-Justin Haley, 2140, -16
#18-Noah Gragson, 2137, -19 [1 win]
#16-Brett Moffitt, 2122, - 34 [4 wins]
#88-Matt Crafton, 2118, -38
#98-Grant Enfinger, 2117, -39
Will miss the next round:
#41-Ben Rhodes
#52-Stewart Friesen
See complete standings on Driver points standings page and the owner's standings are posted on the Owner points standings page. (10-13-2018)


Truck and XFINITY races at Nashville?

The owner of Bristol Motor Speedway is in preliminary talks about holding two yearly NASCAR races at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, but the two sides appear no closer to a deal. Tony Formosa, the longtime promoter of the fairgrounds racetrack, said Speedway Motorsports, the company that owns Bristol Motor Speedway, has expressed interest in holding a NASCAR Xfinity Series race and a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the fairgrounds.[More](10-12-2018)


Max Tullman driving for Young's Motorsports at Talladega

Continuing to enhance his learning curve in his transition to NASCAR, Sports Car standout Max Tullman returns to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Serie for Saturday afternoon's Fr8Auctions 250 at Talladega Superspeedway with Young's Motorsports.One of three entries for the Mooresville, N.C.-based team, Tullman returns to the 2.66-mile superspeedway aboard the No. 20 Yurpal.com Chevrolet Silverado hoping to earn his first career top 10 in one of NASCAR's top national divisions.[More](10-11-2018)


Lyons joining forces with Reaume Bros. Racing

Robby Lyons has joined Reaume Bros. Racing aboard the No. 33 Sunwest Construction Chevrolet in a collaborative effort with Bruce Cook and Chad Finley Racing for Saturday's Fr8Auctions 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. [More](10-10-2018)


Harvick to be race analyst at Talladega, Kurt Busch at Martinsville

Talladega marks Harvick's third Truck race in the booth this season, while Busch is on deck for his debut.[More](10-10-2018)


Ross Chastain rejoins Niece at Texas

Chastain will join Niece Motorsports for the second time this season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, piloting the No. 38 Niece Equipment Chevrolet Silverado.[More](10-9-2018)


Chavous to step away from racing after Talladega

Wendell Chavous, driver of the #49 Chevrolet for Premium Motorsports, announced that his last race will be this weekend at Talladega. Chavous says he is stepping away from racing because he wants to spend more time with his son and build his business.[More](10-8-2018)


FR8 Auctions to sponsor Talladega Truck race

Fr8Auctions will serve as entitlement sponsor for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff event on Saturday, Oct. 13.[More](10-5-2018)


Charges against Jordan Anderson dropped

Jordan Anderson released on a statement on Tuesday afternoon regarding the recent legal issues regarding a race truck. "My attorney has stayed in constant contact with the Rowan County District Attourney handling the case to reach a resolution, which has resulted in charges being dropped and a voluntary dismissal being filed earlier this morning without the need of a formal arrest. The race truck in question was delivered earlier this week to a location desired by the Rowan County Sheriffs Department. I continue to maintain my innocence in this matter, and the fact that I bought the race truck in good faith with a bill of sale, unbeknown of its history."[More](10-2-2018)


Former KBM driver's father sentenced

Robert Boston, who was found guilty in December of fraudulently luring investors in part to fund his son's racing career, was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison, according to a Department of Justice news release. He also was found liable for $27.36 million in restitution to victims and ordered to forfeit various properties. Federal prosecutors argued Boston conned investors to pour money into the computer recycling center Zloop. They claimed that he and Zloop co-founder Robert LaBarge spent the investors' money on a lavish lifestyle as well as more than $6 million for Boston's son, Justin, to race. Justin was not involved in the scheme other than being Robert's son and driving the Zloop-sponsored race car.[More](10-1-2018)


Gase to make Truck debut at Talladega

Joey Gase will be pulling double duty at Talladega Superspeedway teaming up with StarCom Racing for 1000Bulbs.com 500 in the #00 and Copp Motorsports in the #83 truck for the Fred's 250 powered by Coca-Cola. It will be Gase's first ever start in the Truck Series.[More](9-28-2018)


Tyler Dippel joins GMS Truck lineup

GMS Racing announced today that Tyler Dippel has joined the team for the final four races of the 2018 season. Beginning with the October 27th race at Martinsville Speedway, Dippel will drive the No. 25 Chevrolet Silverado with leadership from veteran crew chief Jerry Baxter. [More](9-26-2018)


Creed joins GMS

Nearly clinching the 2018 ARCA Racing Series championship with two races remaining in the season, Sheldon Creed will climb behind the wheel of the No. 28 Chevrolet Silverado for the remaining four races of the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season with GMS Racing, starting at Martinsville Speedway.[More](9-25-2018)


Coughlin out at GMS

Due to unforeseen issues with additional sponsorship needed, Cody Coughlin will no longer drive the No. 2 Chevrolet for GMS Racing. Spencer Gallagher will fulfill the No. 2 GMS entry at Talladega.[More](9-24-2018)


Fontaine to step away from racing at season's end

Justin Fontaine says that barring a major influx of sponsorship funds, he is indefinitely stepping away from racing following the season-finale at Homestead.[More](9-17-2018)

Grant Enfinger gets breakthrough NASCAR Truck Series win at Las Vegas: It took three overtimes for Grant Enfinger to get his first victory of the season, with a win that represented a giant leap in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs. In the second race of the postseason, Enfinger went from eighth in the Playoff standings to a guaranteed berth in the second round when he held off charging Johnny Sauter in the third overtime to win the World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway by .142 seconds.[More](9-14-2018)

Enfinger wins Las Vegas: #98-Grant Enfinger took the lead following a final attempt at overtime to win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday night. The win was his first of the year and locked him in to the next round of the playoffs.
#21-Johnny Sauter, #24-Justin Haley, #41-Ben Rhodes, #88-Matt Crafton, #13-Myatt Snider, #15-Ross Chastain, #30-Austin Theriault, #22-Austin Wayne Self, and #54-Chris Eggleston were the top-10.
There were 11 caution flags for 47 laps and 21 lead changes among nine leaders.
See results on the Las Vegas race results page(9-14-2018)


Austin Theriault returns to NASCAR action with On Point Motorsports

Officials from On Point Motorsports announced today that the 2017 ARCA Racing Series Champion, Austin Theriault, will pilot the team's No. 30 Toyota Tundra in the upcoming NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The race will mark the 12th career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start for Theriault and his return to the series for the first time since the 2016 season.[More](9-11-2018)


Jury finds former NASCAR driver Rick Crawford guilty of enticing minor

A federal jury needed two hours of deliberation Thursday to find former NASCAR driver Rick Crawford guilty of enticing a minor following a two-day trial in federal court in Orlando, according to court records.[More](8-30-2018)


Gragson potentially moving to the XFINITY Series with JRM

Truck Series' Noah Gragson may be replacing the retiring Elliott Sadler at JRM in 2019.[More](8-29-2018)


NASCAR announces 2019 changes for XFINITY, Trucks

NASCAR announced several rules for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series aimed at strengthening both the competition on the race track and the identity of each series. In the NASCAR Xfinity Series, a maximum starting field will be 38 cars starting in 2019. As part of the restructure, NASCAR will reallocate the purse money previously awarded to the 39th- and 40th-place finishers to the rest of the field.[More](8-23-2018)


Bristol post-race penalties announced

XFINITY and Truck Series teams had lug nut violations, and safety infractions. Penalties vary from fines to suspensions.[More](8-22-2018)


Sargeant out of the #25 at GMS

Due to a unfortunate circumstance with Sargeant Motorsports, Dalton Sargeant will no longer compete with GMS Racing full-time in the Truck Series for the remainder of the 2018 season. Until the issue is resolved, Spencer Gallagher will serve as the fill-in driver of the No. 25 Chevrolet entry beginning this weekend in Canada.[More](8-22-2018)


Trucks hit high mark with Bristol ratings

Thursday's Truck Series race from Bristol scored more than 1,000,000 viewers in the series' first race scheduled for broadcast TV in primetime. [More](8-18-2018)


XFINITY, Truck drivers to test Homestead

On Tuesday, August 21 and Wednesday, August 22, three NASCAR XFINITY series teams and one NASCAR Camping World Truck series team are slated to run testing at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The track will open up the grandstands for public viewing from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. during the testing sessions. Admission to the testing is free, and fans may park in the parking lot on SW 336th Street, directly across from Gate 4.[More](8-18-2018)


Christopher Bell returns to Truck Series at Bristol

Kyle Busch Motorsports announced today Christopher Bell will drive the No. 51 Hunt Brothers Pizza Tundra in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Thursday, August 16. Harrison Burton was scheduled to compete, but was forced to withdraw due to an illness.[More](8-15-2018)


New two-race sponsor for Rhodes

FEI World Equestrian Games and Tryon International Equestrian Center will be on the board the No. 41 Ford driven by Ben Rhodes for the upcoming NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events at Bristol and Canada.[More](8-15-2018)


Codie Rohrbaugh leaps ARCA team to prepare for Bristol Truck Series debut

On the strength of three consecutive top-10 finishes in the ARCA Racing Series, veteran racer Codie Rohrbaugh and his Grant County Mulch Racing team invade the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) tour this week hoping to earn a starting berth in Thursday night's UNOH 200 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.[More](8-15-2018)


Chastain to pull triple duty at Bristol

Ross Chastain will pull triple duty this week at Bristol Motor Speedway, racing in all three NASCAR events at the 'World's Fastest Half Mile'. Thursday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Bristol Motor Speedway will mark Chastain's third start in the series at the half-mile track. His Niece Motorsports entry will have sponsorship from Black Rifle Coffee Company.[More](8-15-2018)


2018 playoff outlook as schedule winds down

The truck series playoff field will be set Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway and it is a pretty simple scenario. In trucks, five drivers are in the playoffs with wins -- Johnny Sauter, Brett Moffitt, Noah Gragson, Justin Haley and Ben Rhodes -- and Grant Enfinger is in as long as he starts the race at Bristol. It leaves Stewart Friesen and Matt Crafton on a little bit of a bubble -- each can get knocked out if a driver who is not in the top-8 in the standings wins at Bristol. If a driver outside the top-8 wins at Bristol, Crafton likely would be the driver who would miss the playoffs as he would need to gain 40 points on Friesen. Just 19 points are needed by Friesen to finish ahead of Crafton to clinch the final spot. Friesen can do that with an 18th-place finish even if he doesn't score any stage points.[More](8-14-2018)


Justin Kunz to drive entry for Cobb in Canada

Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing (JJCR) is pleased to announce that 21-year old full-time NASCAR Whelen Euro Series driver Justin Kunz will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on August 26 in the Chevrolet Silverado 250.[More](8-14-2018)


Gander Outdoors Truck Series logo unveiled

Executives from both NASCAR and the Camping World brand jointly revealed Sunday the new identity mark for the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.[More](7-29-2018)


Tagliani returns to Young's Motorsports for Canada road course

Alex Tagliani is set to make his first start of the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, competing in the 17th round of the year at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. For the second consecutive year, the Canadian racer will be piloting a truck for Young's Motorsports.[More](7-15-2018)


On Point Motorsports announces new Truck team

Officials from On Point Motorsports announced today the formation of a new motorsports organization that will begin with competition in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Led by NASCAR veteran crew chief Steven "Bones" Lane, and a group of investors, the organization will be housed out of a multi-building facility in Denver, North Carolina. On Point Motorsports will field the No. 30 Toyota Tundra in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with their targeted debut being the August 16th event at Bristol Motor Speedway.[More](7-11-2018)


Gateway TV ratings

FS1 earned 571K viewers for Saturday night's race at Gateway; up 14% from last year.[More](6-26-2018)



2019 NASCAR XFINITY, Truck Series' schedules released

NASCAR announced the 2019 schedules for the XFINITY and Gander Outdoors Truck Series. There are no new tracks for either series for 2019, and only one major date change for the Trucks, as the second Texas date moves from the fall to earlier in the season. The XFINITY Series maintains a 33-race schedule, the Trucks 23.[More](6-13-2018)



Westgate Resorts named title sponsor of Las Vegas Truck race

Westgate Resorts, one of the world's largest resort developers, has been named title sponsor of Las Vegas Motor Speedway's September NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. The World of Westgate 200 will take place at the 1.5-mile superspeedway on Friday, Sept. 14. The World of Westgate 200 will be the second race of the Truck Series playoffs.[More](6-13-2018)


Memphis Raceway wants back on XFINITY, Trucks schedule

Speedway president and general manager Pam Kendrick was instrumental in NASCAR's return with the K&N Pro Series East last season. Kendrick says she has talked to NASCAR about ways to see Xfinity and Trucks return to West Tennessee.[More](6-1-2018)


Changes made to Truck qualifying

NASCAR has updated its qualifying procedures for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to use team owner points as the primary basis for awarding provisional starting berths when more than the maximum 32 trucks are entered in a given race. The change shifts from the current system of using qualifying attempts as the main determining factor in assigning provisional starting spots. The procedural update, which was to be communicated to teams Wednesday afternoon, is scheduled to go into effect for the series' July 12 race at Kentucky Speedway.[More](5-30-2018)


Dover post-race penalties announced

The #4 team was penalized for having a lug nut improperly installed. Crew chief Wes Ward has been fined $10,000.[More](5-9-2018)


Truck Series to get a new name? UPDATE: Gander Outdoors naming rights of Truck Series to begin in 2019

UPDATE: NASCAR and Camping World have expanded their agreement to provide Gander Outdoors naming rights to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Beginning in 2019, the national series will be rebranded as the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.Camping World originally became title sponsor of the Truck Series in 2009. In 2014, NASCAR and Camping World signed a landmark seven-year agreement, continuing the partnership through 2022. This newly expanded agreement provides official NASCAR status and naming rights to Camping World's partner brand, Gander Outdoors. The remaining years on the deal are still intact.[More](5-8-2018)


Bristol Truck Series race moved to Thursday

Officials from NASCAR and Bristol Motor Speedway announce that the UNOH 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and Bush's Beans 150 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event will move from Wednesday, Aug. 15, to Thursday, Aug. 16 in 2018. The schedule change packages an adrenaline-filled three consecutive nights of under-the-lights racing during the Aug. 16-18 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race week.[More](4-17-2018)