Camping World Truck Series News and Rumors

Next Race: Bristol

Entry list: 38 trucks entered
Practice 1: Thursday, August 16, 9:05 - 9:55am/et- TV: FS1
Practice 2: Thursday, August 16, 11:05 - 11:55am/et- TV: FS1
Qualifying: Thursday, August 16, 4:10pm/et- TV: FS1
Race: Thursday, August 16, 2018, 8:30pm/et on FS1, MRN (Stages: 55/110/200)
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 8:45pm/et

Truck Series entry list:There are 38 trucks entered for Thursday's UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. See the complete list on the Bristol entry list page (pdf). (8-16-2018)

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)

Last Race: Michigan

Entry list: 34 trucks entered
Practice 1: Results
Practice 2: Results
Qualifying: LineupPitstall selections
Crew roster: Posted
Race: Official race report

Brett Moffitt nips Johnny Sauter at the line for NASCAR Truck win at Michigan: With a huge run through the final two corners, Brett Moffitt surged past Johnny Sauter right before the finish line at Michigan International Speedway to win Saturday's Corrigan Oil 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race by .025 seconds.Trailing Sauter at the white flag, Moffitt backed off in Turn 1 to create a gap between his No. 16 Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota and the No. 21 GMS Racing Chevrolet of Sauter. Moffitt charged into Turn 3, pulled even to the inside of Sauter's truck as they rolled the corner and won a drag race to the finish line. Moffitt picked up his second victory at Michigan, his fourth of the season-tying Sauter for the series lead-and the fifth of his career. [More](8-11-2018)

Moffitt wins Michigan: #16-Brett Moffitt scored the win at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday by edging #21-Johnny Sauter at the line to score the Corrigan Oil 200 win. Michigan, the site of Moffitt's first Truck win in 2016, is his fourth victory of the season.
#8-John Hunter Nemechek, #18-Noah Gragson, #4-Todd Gilliland, #41-Ben Rhodes, #98-Grant Enfinger, #52-Stewart Friesen, #24-Justin Haley, and #88-Matt Crafton were the remainder of the top-10.
There were five caution flags for 22 laps and 16 lead changes among 9 leaders.
See results on the Michigan race results page(8-11-2018)

Camping World Truck standings following Michigan:
1) #21-Johnny Sauter, 625 [4wins]
2) #18-Noah Gragson, 569, -56 [1 win]
3) #98-Grant Enfinger, 550, -75
4) #52-Stewart Friesen, 536, -89
5) #16-Brett Moffitt, 533, -92, [4 wins]
6) #88-Matt Crafton, 497, -128
7) #24-Justin Haley, 494, -131 [1 win]
8) #41-Ben Rhodes, 492, -133 [1 win]
9) #13-Myatt Snider, 403, -222
10) #2-Cody Coughlin, 380, -245
See complete standings on Driver points standings page and the owner's standings are posted on the Owner points standings page. (8-11-2018)

Coughlin to race in honor of veterans at Michigan

Cody Coughlin's No. 2 JEGS Chevrolet truck will feature logos from DAV, GOD BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD and #BlessAVet during his race on Saturday.[More](8-7-2018)

Parsons to make Truck debut at Bristol

Premium Motorsports is proud to welcome Stefan Parsons, NASCAR Whelen All American Series and CARS Tour Series driver, to the team as he makes his NASCAR Series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway. Parsons will pilot the #15 Chevy Silverado in his first ever NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Phoenix Construction Services, Inc. will serve as Parsons' primary sponsor in Thursday night's UNOH 200.[More](8-7-2018)

JJL Motorsports announces partners for Bristol

Set to continue their impressive presence on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) tour, JJL Motorsports officials announced today that the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show (WONG) presented by Parker FiberNet will return as the team's primary marketing partner for Jesse Little at Bristol Motor Speedway on Thursday, August 17th.[More](8-7-2018)

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)

Last Race: Pocono

Entry list: 32 trucks entered
Practice 1: Results
Qualifying: LineupPitstall selections
Crew roster: Posted
Race: Official race, points report

Kyle Busch charges to record-tying 51st NASCAR Truck Series victory: In his last start of the season, Kyle Busch got the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory he coveted most. Holding off a charge from Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Erik Jones-who started the race in place of ailing Noah Gragson-Busch, the pole winner, powered his No. 51 Toyota across the finish line 1.469 seconds ahead of Jones' No. 18 to win the Gander Outdoors 150 at Pocono Raceway. The number "51" had added significance on Saturday. In winning for the second time in five starts this season and the second time at the 2.5-mile "Tricky Triangle," Busch collected the 51st NCWTS victory of his career, tying him for the all-time series lead with NASCAR Hall of Famer Ron Hornaday Jr. [More](7-28-2018)

Busch wins Pocono: #51-Kyle Busch won the Gander Outdoors 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway on Saturday. The win was the 51st of his career. He is now tied with the lead for series career wins with Ron Hornaday, Jr.
#18-Erik Jones finished second after filling in for an ill Noah Gragson. Gragson was unable to make a qualifying attempt and was treated at the infield care center. He was not given medical clearance to race.
#25-Dalton Sargeant, #52-Stewart Friesen, #24-Justin Haley, #98-Grant Enfinger, #4-Todd Gilliland, #21-Johnny Sauter, #88-Matt Crafton, and #8-Joe Nemechek were the remainder of the top-10.
There were two caution flags for eight laps and nine lead changes among six leaders.
See results on the Pocono race results page(7-28-2018)

Camping World Truck standings following Pocono:
1) #21-Johnny Sauter, 464 [4wins]
2) #18-Noah Gragson, 522, -65 [1 win]
3) #98-Grant Enfinger, 504, -83
4) #52-Stewart Friesen, 495, -92
5) #16-Brett Moffitt, 485, -102, [3 wins]
6) #88-Matt Crafton, 465, -122
7) #24-Justin Haley, 462, -125 [1 win]
8) #41-Ben Rhodes, 456, -131 [1 win]
9) #13-Myatt Snider, 371, -216
10) #2-Cody Coughlin, 356, -231
See complete standings on Driver points standings page and the owner's standings are posted on the Owner points standings page. (7-28-2018)

Gragson to miss Pocono race due to illness

Noah Gragson was evaluated by NASCAR for a stomach virus and not cleared to return to racing for today's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania. Erik Jones will replace Gragson as the driver of the No. 18 Safelite Auto Glass Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports in today's event. He has been granted a playoff waiver, NASCAR confirmed, and he will be able to contend for the championship.[More](7-28-2018)

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)