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Camping World Truck Series News and Rumors

Next Race: Eldora

Entry list: 39 trucks entered
Practice 1: Results
Practice 2: Results
Goodyear Tire Notes: Posted
Qualifying: Wednesday, July 18, 4:35pm/et on FS1
Race: Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 9:00pm/et on FS1, MRN (Stages: 40/90/150)
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 9:15pm/et

Friesen fastest in final Eldora Truck practice: #52-Stewart Friesen was fastest in the second Camping World Truck Series practice for Wednesday night's race at Eldora Speedway, with a speed at 86.153mph. #99-Sheldon Creed, #98-Chase Briscoe, #13-Myatt Snider, #4-Todd Gilliland, #51-Todd Seavey, #21-Johnny Sauter, #88-Matt Crafton, #17-Tyler Dippel, and #80-Justin Shipley were the top-10. See complete results on the Practice 2 speeds (pdf)(7-17-2018)


RJ Otto set for Truck Series debut with JJL Motorsports at Eldora Speedway

RJ Otto, a successful dirt modified racer in the Midwest will attempt to make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut in Wednesday night's Eldora Dirt Derby for JJL Motorsports. Otto, 26, will drive the No. 97 Chris Sanford Cattle | S&S Express Ford in the 13th Truck Series race of the season. JJL Motorsports crew chief Matt Noyce will oversee the effort.[More](7-16-2018)


Briscoe joins ThorSport for Eldora

Joining ThorSport Racing for the Sixth Annual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway, Chase Briscoe will pilot the No. 27 Ford Performance Ford F-150 as he looks to ace the dirt at the half-mile clay oval.[More](7-16-2018)


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)


Braden Mitchell to make NASCAR debut with Reaume Brothers Racing at Eldora

Braden Mitchell will make his NASCAR debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series next week at Eldora Speedway. The 19 year old Russellville, Alabama native will pilot the #33 Sparks Energy Inc. truck for Reaume Brothers Racing. The Tony Stewart-owned dirt track is well known for its "beating & banging" racing that it produces; but it's nothing that Braden Mitchell isn't familiar with. Mitchell has been racing dirt late models with Sparks Energy since he was 13.[More](7-13-2018)


Last Race: Kentucky

Entry list: 33 trucks entered
Practice 1: Results
Practice 2: Results
Qualifying: LineupPitstall selections
Crew roster: Posted
Race: Official race and points report

Kentucky native Rhodes speeds to victory at home track:The Louisville Slugger knocked it out of the park on Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway. Ben Rhodes, who grew up less than an hour west of the venue in Sparta, Kentucky, finally won a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at his home track. A fuel-only gamble by the No. 41 ThorSport Racing team in the closing laps paid off for the 21-year-old Louisville native, who led the final 24 laps of the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225.[More](7-12-2018)

Rhodes wins Kentucky: #41-Ben Rhodes won in front of his hometown crowd at Kentucky Speedway on Thursday after a late race pit call by crew chief Eddie Troconis gave him the lead on lap 127 of 150 following a green flag cycle of pitstops. #52-Stewart Friesen, #88-Matt Crafton, #51-Brandon Jones, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #98-Grant Enfinger, #4-Todd Gilliland, #18-Noah Gragson, #25-Dalton Sargeant and #24-Justin Haley were the top-10.
There were three caution flags for 14 laps and 11 lead changes among five leaders.
See results on the Kentucky race results page(6-29-2018)

Camping World Truck standings following Kentucky:
1) #21-Johnny Sauter, 533 [4wins]
2) #18-Noah Gragson, 491, -42 [1 win]
3) #16-Brett Moffitt, 442, -91, [3 wins]
4) #52-Stewart Friesen, 414, -119
5) #98-Grant Enfinger, 410, -123
6) #41-Ben Rhodes, 407, -126 [1 win]
7) #88-Matt Crafton, 397, -136
8) #24-Justin Haley, 393, -140 [1 win]
9) #13-Myatt Snider, 318, -215
10) #2-Cody Coughlin, 315, -218
See complete standings on Driver points standings page and the owner's standings are posted on the Owner points standings page. (7-12-2018)


Chris Windom to drive DGR-Crosley entry at Eldora

USAC Champion Chris Windom will drive for DGR-Crosley in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) sixth annual Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway at Rossburg, Ohio. The 27-year-old driver will pilot the No. 54 Baldwin Brothers Racing / Central Abrasives Toyota Tundra in Wednesday's 150-lap race.[More](7-12-2018)


TRD driver Logan Seavey to make Truck debut at Eldora

Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that Toyota Racing Development (TRD) Driver Logan Seavey, the 2017 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series champion, will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut July 18 in the Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Mobil 1 will be the primary sponsor on Seavey's No. 51 Tundra.[More](7-11-2018)


Kyle Strickler to drive for MB Motorsports at Eldora

The High Side Tickler, Dirt Modified Ace Kyle Strickler, will strap himself into MB Motorsports' #63 Chevy Silverado as the team looks to extend its streak of strong runs at the famed Eldora Speedway.[More](7-11-2018)


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)


Ryan Newman driving at Eldora for Jordan Anderson

Ryan Newman will return to the Camping World Truck Series for the first time since 2015 when he drives the No. 3 Chevrolet next week at Eldora. Newman took a break from testing the Charlotte road course Tuesday afternoon to join Jordan Anderson in making the announcement. Anderson owns Jordan Anderson Racing and admitted it is hard giving up the seat for the Cup Series star, who finished third at Eldora in its 2013 inaugural race.[More](7-10-2018)


iRacing joins HRE and Brett Moffitt at Eldora Speedway

Hattori Racing officials are pleased to announce iRacing, the leader in online sim racing, will sponsor Brett Moffitt's No. 16 Toyota Tundra at Eldora Speedway on July 18th. As part of iRacing's 10th anniversary, the partnership with HRE and Moffitt, a three-time race winner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) this season, keeps the Grimes, Iowa native and former IMCA dirt modified driver in contention for the 2018 championship.[More](7-10-2018)


Jesse Little set for Cup debut at Kentucky Speedway

NASCAR Next alumnus Jesse Little will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) debut Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway for Premium Motorsports in the Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart. Little, 21, will drive the No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 which is coming off a season-high 11th place finish at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway last weekend with Jeffrey Earnhardt. Kentucky is currently a one-race deal for the Sherrills Ford, N.C. native.[More](7-10-2018)

Opportunistic Brett Moffitt grabs NASCAR Truck Series victory at Chicagoland: Brett Moffitt didn't hear the words that turned Friday night's Overton's 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in his favor. "I'm blowing up!" John Hunter Nemechek shouted over his team radio as he entered Turn 1 with the lead on the final lap at Chicagoland Speedway. Nemechek's misfortune proved an unexpected boon to Moffitt, who won the race by 5.092 seconds over Ben Rhodes, as Nemechek faded to seventh at the finish-not with a blown engine, as he had thought, but with an empty fuel cell. Moffit's victory-his third of the season and the fourth of his career-was all the more unlikely because his Hattori Racing Enterprises didn't have the resources to come to the 1.5-mile track until Fr8Auctions.com made a midweek commitment to sponsor Moffitt's Toyota in Friday's race.[More](6-29-2018)

Moffitt wins Chicagoland: #16-Brett Moffitt wasn't sure his Hattori Racing Enterprises team could make the trip to Chicagoland Speedway without sponsorship earlier in the week. A sponsor jumped on board, and he paid them back the best way a racer can; with a trip to victory lane. Moffitt took the lead on the last lap of the Overton's 225 after #8-John Hunter Nemechek ran out of gas, giving him his third win of the season.
#41-Ben Rhodes, #21-Johnny Sauter, #18-Noah Gragson, #51-Brandon Jones, #24-Justin Haley, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #98-Grant Enfinger, #02-Austin Hill, and #13-Myatt Snider were the remainder of the top-10.
There were six caution flags for 29 laps and 17lead changes among six leaders.
See results on the Chicagoland race results page(6-29-2018)


Moffitt heads to Chicagoland Speedway with Fr8Auctions

Brett Moffitt and the No. 16 team head to Chicagoland Speedway in search of their third victory this season thanks to Fr8Auctions and Northland Foundations Inc. Fr8Auctions, an Atlanta-based asset recovery and inventory liquidation business, entered the sport with Moffitt in 2015 and will reunite this weekend in Joliet, IL along with Northland Foundations Inc.[More](6-27-2018)


FOX Sports takes dirt aces Bell and Larson back to their roots for Truck race at Eldora

Veteran dirt aces and current NASCAR stars Christopher Bell and Kyle Larson will make their FOX Sports broadcasting debuts in the July 18 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora (9:00 PM ET on FS1), with Bell covering pit road and Larson serving as an analyst in the FS1 booth.
[More](6-27-2018)


Max Tullman set for Truck Series debut at Chicagoland with Young's Motorsports

Veteran Sports Car racer Max Tullman will pull double-duty this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway as the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards rookie will also compete in Friday night's Overton's 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race for Young's Motorsports. Friday night's event will be the first of a minimum three-race schedule for Tullman aboard Young's Motorsports' No. 20 Chevrolet, as the 20-year-old is also set to compete at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in September and Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in October. [More](6-27-2018)


Gateway TV ratings

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


Justin Haley scores first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in dramatic finish at Gateway: In a chaotic final 10 laps of Saturday night's fifth-annual Villa Lighting delivers the Eaton 200 presented by CK Power, Justin Haley withstood a green-white-checkered finish to score his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory in his 37th career start for GMS Racing. Haley held off a hard-charging Todd Gilliland to secure the organization's fifth Truck Series win of the season but more importantly stamp his No. 24 Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevrolet into the Playoffs.[More](6-23-2018)



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)



S.M.A.R.T. Series by Destiny Homes jumps on board with Iowa native Moffitt for Truck race

Saturday evening's M&M's 200 serves as the homecoming for Grimes, Iowa's Brett Moffitt. Not only will Moffitt make his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start at Iowa Speedway, but he will carry the colors of S.M.A.R.T. Series by Destiny Homes, based in Waukee, Iowa.[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)



Eckes to make debut with KBM at Iowa

Christian Eckes will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the M&M's 200 at Iowa Speedway Saturday as part of a four-race schedule driving a fourth entry for the organization. Cody Glick, who oversees KBM's Super Late Model program, will serve as Eckes' crew chief for his four-race schedule.[More](6-12-2018)


Villa Lighting, Eaton electrical products to sponsor Gateway's Truck race

Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois today announced Villa Lighting and Eaton electrical products will sponsor its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday, June 23. The race will be called the Villa Lighting delivers the Eaton 200 presented by CK Power.[More](6-1-2018)


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)


Rustic Rub Co. to support JJL Motorsports at Gateway Motorsports Park

JJL Motorsports has added the upcoming Gateway 200 at Gateway (Ill.) Motorsports Park to their 2018 Truck Series schedule. [More](5-25-2018)


Max McLaughlin to Make Truck Series Debut at Eldora

Niece Motorsports development driver Max McLaughlin will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut later this summer at Eldora Speedway, piloting the No. 38 Chevrolet Silverado. Niece Motorsports General Manager Cody Efaw will serve as McLaughlin's crew chief for the event.The remainder of McLaughlin's race schedule will be announced at a later date.[More](5-22-2018)


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)


Christian Eckes to make Truck Series debut at Iowa

Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that Christian Eckes, the most recent winner in the ARCA Racing Series, will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut June 16 at Iowa Speedway in Newton as part of a four-race schedule driving a fourth entry for the organization.[More](4-26-2018)


Timothy Peters driving for Ricky Benton in Talladega Cup race

Timothy Peters will attempt to qualify for his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway with Ricky Benton Racing next week, the team confirmed to The Racing Experts Wednes[More](4-17-2018)


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)


Gragson to drive three races for JGR

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces that Noah Gragson will be behind the wheel of the No. 18 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) Toyota Camry for three consecutive races starting at Richmond Raceway on April 20, 2018. Gragson will be behind the wheel of the No. 18 Toyota Camry for the Toyota Care 250 at Richmond Raceway, Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway and the OneMain Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway. [More](4-12-2018)


Cobb to run NASCAR Euro Series race

While the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is taking next weekend off, Jennifer Jo Cobb will be busy competing in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series at Valencia.[More](4-9-2018)


Triad Racing Technologies selling engine shop

Triad Racing Technologies, a long-time engine builder and supplier for numerous teams in NASCAR's three national divisions, announced Monday afternoon they will sell off their race engine shop.[More](3-20-2018)


Daytona post-race penalties upheld

The #41-Ben Rhodes ThorSport Racing team were penalized following Daytona for failing height requirements post-race. Crew chief Eddie Troconis has been fined $5,000 and suspended from the next NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship points event. The team was also assessed with the loss of 10 driver points and 10 owner points.
UPDATE: The National Motorsports Appeals Panel upheld an L1-level penalty Wednesday that NASCAR issued to the No. 41 Thorsport Racing team following the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway. A three-member panel of Dixon Johnston, Bill Mullis (operator of Langley Speedway) and Cathy Rice (general manager of South Boston Speedway) said in a statement that they found the Appellants violated the rules set forth in the penalty notice, and the original penalty was affirmed and upheld.[More](3-14-2018)


Former NASCAR driver Rick Crawford being held on charge of enticing a minor

Former NASCAR Truck series driver Rick Crawford is being held in a Seminole County (Florida) jail on a charge of attempted enticement of a minor, a spokesman for the U.S. district attorney's office confirmed Monday.Crawford, 59, has a bond hearing set for Thursday in U.S. District Court in Orlando.[More](3-6-2018)


CK Power named presenting sponsor of Gateway Truck race

Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois today announced CK Power will be the presenting sponsor for its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on June 23. The race will be called the Gateway 200 presented by CK Power.[More](3-1-2018)