Camping World Truck Series News and Rumors

Next Race: Dover

Entry list: Not yet released
Practice 1: Thursday, May 3, 2:05-2:55pm/et. TV-TBA
Practice 2: Thursday, May 3, 4:05-4:55pm/et . TV-TBA
Qualifying: Friday, May 4, 1:05pm/et (multi-vehicle/3 rounds). TV-TBA
Race: Friday, May 4, 2018, 5:00pm/et on FS1, MRN (200 laps/200 miles - Stages: 45/90/200)
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 5:18pm/et

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)

JEGS Automotive to sponsor Dover Truck race

Dover International Speedway officials announced today that JEGS Automotive Inc., an e-commerce world leader in high performance automotive parts, will become the entitlement partner for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, May 4. The "JEGS 200" NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race will be the fifth of 23 races in the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule.[More](3-28-2018)

Last Race: Martinsville

Entry list: 36 teams entered
Practice 1: Results
Practice 2: Results
Practice 3: Results
Qualifying: ResultsQualifying resultsPitstall selections
Race: Official Martinsville race results and standings (pdf)

John Hunter Nemechek charges to Camping World Truck Series win at Martinsville: In a race delayed for two days by a freak snowstorm in southern Virginia, John Hunter Nemechek charged to the front on a restart with 31 laps left on Monday and held off Kyle Benjamin to win the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race by a mere .106 seconds.The victory was the first at Martinsville for Nemechek, who had two previous runner-up finishes at the .526-mile short track. This time, despite Benjamin pounding his rear bumper in the final corner, Nemechek earned the grandfather clock trophy that goes to the race winner.[More](3-26-2018)

Nemechek wins postponed Martinsville Truck race: #8-John Hunter Nemechek won the weather-delayed Alpha Energy Solutions 250 Camping World Truck Series race on Monday after taking the lead with a brave three-wide move 31 laps from the finish at Martinsville Speedway. In his series debut, #54-Kyle Benjamin finished second. #16-Brett Moffitt, #98-Grant Enfinger, #18-Noah Gragson, #13-Myatt Snider, #92-Timothy Peters, #51-harrison Burton, #02-Austin Hill, and #24-Justin Haley followed in the top-10.
On Saturday, #27-Ben Rhodes started from the pole and led the first 23 laps before snow forced NASCAR to postpone the race to Sunday. The race was pushed back again to Monday more snow fell overnight on Saturday and into early Sunday morning.
Rhodes led a race-high 134 laps, but troubles in the pits late in the running lost him precious track position he was unable to regain.
There were 10 caution flags for 68 laps and 10 lead changes among six leaders.
See results on the Martinsville race results page(3-26-2018)

Camping World Truck standings following Martinsville:
1) #21-Johnny Sauter, 181 [1 win]
2) #98-Grant Enfinger, 152, -29
3) #16-Brett Moffitt, 150, -31, [1 win]
4) #41-Ben Rhodes, 148, -33
5) #18-Noah Gragson, 146, -35
6) #52-Stewart Friesen, 122, -59
7) #88-Matt Crafton, 122, -59
8) #13-Myatt Snider, 118, -63
9) #25-Dalton Sagreant, 118, -63
10) #02-Austin Hill, 100, - 81
See complete standings on Driver points standings page and the owner's standings are posted on the Owner points standings page. (3-26-2018)

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)

Last Race: Las Vegas

Entry list: 31 trucks entered
Practice 1: Results
Practice 2: Results
Qualifying: LineupPitstall selections
Crew rosters: Posted
Race: Official Las Vegas race results and standings (pdf)

Kyle Busch gets a hard-fought milestone victory at his home track: Holding off a hard-charging Johnny Sauter and Brett Moffit in the closing laps of a thrilling NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, Kyle Busch claimed a milestone victory at his home track and kept alive the possibility of a three-race sweep at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.More](2-28-2018)

Busch wins Las Vegas: #51-Kyle Busch drove to victory at his home track, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, on Friday night. He held off charges of battling #21-Johnny Sauter and #16-Brett Moffitt. Busch started from the pole and led 55 laps en route to his 50th Truck Series win. A 51st win would tie him for the all-time series lead with Hall of Famer Ron Hornaday, Jr.
Sauter, Moffitt, #98-Grant Enfinger, #52-Stewart Friesen, #25-Dalton Sargeant, #41-Ben Rhodes, #2-Cody Coughlin, #45-Justin Fontaine, and #02-Austin Hill followed within the top-10.
There were five caution flags for 25 laps and 14 lead changes among seven leaders.
See results on the Las Vegas race results page(2-24-2018)

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)

KBM team penalized for loose wheel

Crew chief Marcus Richmond II, rear tire changer Coleman Dollarhide and jackman Ernie Pierce have been suspended for the next three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship points events.[More](2-28-2018)

Reaume planning first full truck season as owner/driver

Josh Reaume, a journeyman driver from California, will see both sides of the series this season, driving the Reaume Brothers Racing No. 33 Chevrolet for the full season in 2018. With 32 XFINITY and 16 Truck series starts, this season will be his first full-time in a national NASCAR series.[More](2-28-2018)

Engine options leveling field, but some teams still behind

The soft open for the new NASCAR Camping World Truck Series spec engine has suddenly become a requirement, apparently, with every team working to obtain enough power plants to sustain a full fleet during the first couple of races this season. When NASCAR first decided to introduce a spec option during the off-season, the understanding was that the sanctioning body would ease the engines into use so as not to alienate teams that wanted to retain manufacturer-supported engines. But after several tests, it appears that the Ilmor-produced NT1 is more competitive than the existing OEMs. [More](2-25-2018)

Team Dillon partners with GoShare and Young's Motorsports for full season

Young's Motorsports announced Friday that it will field a second truck in full-time competition for the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season. "In partnership with Team Dillon, we have put together an exciting schedule for 2018," said team principal, Tyler Young. "The venture will feature both Austin and Ty Dillon, as well as Daniel Hemric and Team Dillon development driver, Tanner Thorson, in the No. 20 GoShare Chevrolet Silverado for a total of 17 races." [More](2-23-2018)

FDNY Racing ends tenure after Daytona

Friday marked the end of an era for FDNY Racing. The team confirmed Daytona was the final Truck Series race for its No. 28, ending a part-time NASCAR effort that's lasted over 30 years.[More](2-18-2018)

Daytona paint schemes: Check out the paint schemes from the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona.[More](2-17-2018)

Performance Plus Motor Oil joins Sargeant for 2018

Dalton Sargeant and GMS Racing are proud to announce the addition of Performance Plus Motor Oil to the No. 25 team. The partnership begins this week at Daytona International Speedway for the NextEra Energy 250, where Performance Plus Motor Oil will be the primary sponsor on Sargeant's Chevrolet Silverado, and will continue throughout the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season.[More](2-14-2018)

GMS Racing names general manager

GMS Racing announced today that Randy Usher will join the team as General Manager. Usher has many years of experience in the NASCAR industry, including his most recent position as General Manager at Red Horse Racing (RHR) up until the team's closure in 2017.[More](2-14-2018)

Overton's to sponsor Chicagoland races

Chicagoland Speedway announced today that Overton's, America's Marine and Watersports Superstore, will serve as the entitlement sponsor for this year's NASCAR weekend June 29 - July 1.The three NASCAR National Series races at Chicagoland Speedway will affectionately be known as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Overton's 225, the NASCAR Xfinity Series Overton's 300 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton's 400.[More](2-8-2018)

2018 race stage lengths announced

NASCAR today announced the 2018 stage lengths for its three national series, looking to build on last season's successful debut of the race format. In the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, both Las Vegas Motor Speedway races are scheduled for 134 laps, with stage lengths set to end at Lap 40, Lap 80 and Lap 134.[More](2-7-2018)

Hattori names Brett Moffitt as driver of the AISIN Group Toyota Tundra

Hattori Racing Enterprises (HRE) team owner Shigeaki Hattori announced today that the organization has tabbed Brett Moffitt to drive the No. 16 AISIN Group Toyota Tundra.[More](2-7-2018)

Myatt Snider joins ThorSport

Fielding the No. 13 Liberty Tax Ford F-150 for ThorSport Racing, Myatt Snider will round out a quartet of entries vying for victory as the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season kicks off at Daytona International Speedway.[More](2-7-2018)

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet remains title sponsor of Truck race

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will remain the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway. The speedway's continued partnership with KYTC is centered on the "Buckle Up in Your Truck" (BUIYT) campaign to bring awareness to seatbelt use in pickup trucks. The Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 will kick off a NASCAR tripleheader weekend on Thursday, July 12.[More](2-6-2018)

Copp Motorsports secures new partnership with Stenzel for Daytona

Copp Motorsports is proud to announce its partnership with E2 Northeast Northeast Motorsports and Florida-based driver, Scott Stenzel for the season opener at Daytona International Speedway.[More](2-6-2018)