Camping World Truck Series News and Rumors

Next Race: Martinsville

Entry list: 36 teams entered
Practice 1: Friday, March 23, 11:05am/et
Practice 2: Friday, March 23, 1:05pm/et on FS1
Practice 3: Friday, March 23, 3:05pm/et on FS1
Qualifying: Saturday, March 24,11:05am/et on FS1
Race: Saturday, March 24, 2:00pm/et on FS1, MRN (Stages: 70/140/250)
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:16pm/et

Truck Series entry list:There are 38 trucks entered for Saturday's Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway. See the complete list on the Martinsville entry list page (pdf). (3-20-2018)

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)

Ricky Benton Racing pairs with Peters for Martinsville

Ricky Benton Racing (RBR) Enterprises announced today that veteran Timothy Peters will be behind the wheel of the No. 92 BTS Tire and Wheel Distributors/Carquest Auto Parts/Valvoline Ford F-150 when the team makes its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) return at Martinsville Speedway for the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 on March 24.[More](3-12-2018)

Wilson to make Truck Series debut at Martinsville for Young's

Young's Motorsports announces the addition of Reid Wilson to their driver lineup in the No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado. The 21-year-old is set to make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut during the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on Saturday, March 24.[More](3-12-2018)

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)

Camping World Truck standings following Las Vegas:
1) #21-Johnny Sauter, 148 [1 win]
2) #16-Brett Moffitt, 109, -39, [1 win]
3) #98-Grant Enfinger, 108, -40
4) #18-Noah Gragson, 107, -41
5) #41-Ben Rhodes, 103, -45
6) #52-Stewart Friesen, 101, -47
7) #51-Spencer Davis, 94, -54
8) #25-Dalton Sagreant, 92, -56
9) #88-Matt Crafton, 84, -64
10) #13-Myatt Snider, 84, -64
See complete standings on Driver points standings page and the owner's standings are posted on the Owner points standings page. (3-2-2018)

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)

Marks to drive DGR-CROSLEY truck at Vegas

Justin Marks has joined DGR-CROSLEY to compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event this weekend at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway.Marks, coming off a 12th-place finish in the Daytona 500, will get behind the wheel of the No. 54 Crosley Toyota Tundra on Friday.[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)

Jeff Gordon open to racing a truck at Martinsville

Jeff Gordon retired from NASCAR racing after 23 seasons back in 2015 and turned the metaphorical keys to his No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet over to 2016 Rookie of the Year Chase Elliott. (This season, rookie William Byron is in the 24 car, while Elliott is in the No. 9.) Gordon briefly returned to the track for eight races in 2016 as a substitute driver for the No. 88 car when Dale Earnhardt Jr. was sidelined with a concussion. Beyond that, it would have been fair to assume the 46-year-old driver-turned-broadcaster for FOX Sports would retreat to being happily retired. But during an online Q&A on Saturday, Gordon hinted he might come back."I always thought about maybe looking at an opportunity to drive a truck at Martinsville or a track like that. I'm enjoying myself and time with my family. I'll let you know if that opportunity comes up at Martinsville, though."[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)

Corrigan Oil to sponsor Truck Series race at MIS

Corrigan Oil is expanding its partnership with Michigan International Speedway in 2018. The company will be the entitlement sponsor for the August NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Corrigan Oil 200.[More](2-6-2018)

PEDIGREE and BANFIELD Pet Hospital to sponsor Gillilands

Kyle Busch Motorsports announced today the PEDIGREE® Brand will sponsor Todd Gilliland for four races and BANFIELD® Pet Hospital will sponsor him for two races in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) this season. In addition, the PEDIGREE® Brand will also sponsor David Gilliland for two NCWTS races, including the season opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.[More](2-5-2018)

Niece Motorsports signs Max McLaughlin to driver development program

Niece Motorsports has signed Max McLaughlin to a driver development contract for the 2018 season. As part of the development program, Niece Motorsports will field McLaughlin in at least four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in 2018.[More](2-2-2018)

Stratosphere named title sponsor of Truck race at LVMS

The Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower has been named title sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Stratosphere 200 will follow Stratosphere Qualifying for the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube on Friday, March 2, and will kick off the track's first of two NASCAR tripleheaders in 2018. The 134-lap race is set to begin at 6 p.m. Pacific Time and will be televised live by FOX Sports 2.[More](2-1-2018)

Forrister and All Out Motorsports to compete in partial Truck schedule

Newly-formed All Out Motorsports will run a partial NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule in 2018 with Korbin Forrister as the driver. The No. 7 Toyota Tundra team will make its debut at Daytona International Speedway in the Feb. 16 NextEra Energy Resources 250. NASCAR veteran crew chief Doug George will take the lead for the newly-formed team. All Out Motorsports will compete in the NCWTS at Daytona, Dover, Charlotte, Iowa, Chicagoland, Eldora, Michigan, Bristol, Talladega and ISM Raceway.[More](1-31-2018)

Anderson to run full Truck season as owner/driver

Jordan Anderson announced Wednesday he will compete full-time in the Camping World Truck Series for himself. Anderson will drive the No. 3 for Jordan Anderson Racing. He will receive support from Niece Motorsports and will run a spec engine.

NASCAR announces Ben Kennedy as General Manager of Truck Series

NASCAR today announced key leadership appointments across its growing international business landscape and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.Ben Kennedy has been named to the leadership position of General Manager, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Kennedy will oversee all aspects of NASCAR's popular truck series, working closely with Brad Moran, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Managing Director, and Jeff Wohlschlaeger, Managing Director, Series Marketing to continue to deliver great racing, fan experience and marketing across this series. Kennedy will report into Elton Sawyer, Vice President, Competition and will work closely with O'Donnell and Steve Phelps, Executive Vice President and Chief Global Sales and Marketing Officer.[More](1-30-2018)

Sobriety Nation to serve as primary for Chavous

Sobriety Nation, a national non-profit organization dedicated to ending the tragedies addiction causes families, has teamed up with Premium Motorsports and driver Wendell Chavous for the entire 2018 season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series as the primary sponsor of Chavous' No. 49, Chevy Silverado. Brian Keselowski will continue to serve and call the shots as crew chief for the team.[More](1-30-2018)

Tyler Matthews joins MDM Motorsports

Tyler Matthews recently signed with MDM Motorsports to race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the 2018 season. His first race in his No. 99 Chevrolet Silverado will be March 24 at the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.[More](1-28-2018)

Troptions to sponsor Premium Motorsports, Lyons

Starting with the Nextera Energy Resources 250 at Daytona, Troptions will serve as primary sponsor on the Premium Motorsports, #15 Camping World Truck for the first four races of the season with pending sponsorship for all remaining races. Robby Lyons will drive the #15 truck for the team.[More](1-25-2018)

Brandon Jones, Spencer Davis, Riley Herbst added to KBM driver lineup

Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today the additions of Brandon Jones, Spencer Davis and Riley Herbst to the organization's driver lineup for 2018. Davis and Jones will each compete in five races during the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, while Herbst will make two starts.[More](1-23-2018)

Enfinger to remain at ThorSport

Grant Enfinger, the 2015 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Champion, will return to ThorSport Racing for the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, piloting the No. 98 Ford F-150. Enfinger's 2018 campaign will once again be led by veteran crew chief Jeff Hensley, and he will continue his partnership with Curb Records, and Champion Power Equipment.[More](1-23-2018)

Rhodes returns to ThorSport

Entering his third full-time season in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series, Louisville, Kentucky-native Ben Rhodes will return to ThorSport Racing for 2018. Piloting the No. 41 Ford, Rhodes will again be led by crew chief Eddie Troconis.[More](1-23-2018)

JJL Motorsports set for increased NASCAR Truck Series presence in 2018

Officials from JJL Motorsports announced today that the No. 97 owned team plans to increase their involvement in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) and the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards this season with primary driver Jesse Little at the helm. The team will make their 2018 debut at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway in the Feb. 24 running of the Active Pest Control 200 benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Currently, the team has eight to 10 Truck Series race circled on the calendar, but that schedule could increase as the season progresses.[More](1-22-2018)

NextGen Motorsports to run XFINITY, Trucks

Last season, NextGen Motorsports took its turn in NASCAR, putting together a K&N Pro Series East program. Less than one year later, the family-owned operation is heading to the Camping World Truck Series and XFINITY Series on a part-time schedule.Teddy Brown, competition director at NextGen Motorsports, and long-time NASCAR crew chief confirmed to Frontstretch that the team will be running between 10 and 15 truck races in 2018 after purchasing a few trucks from Brad Keselowski Racing. The team's first race will be at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the second race weekend of the season with Landon Huffman as the driver.[More](1-22-2018)

ThorSport Racing partners with Ford Performance

ThorSport Racing will partner with Ford Performance for the upcoming 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season and beyond. Racing into its 23rd year of competition, the team looks to add to its notable history with support from the manufacturer. Matt Crafton returns for his 14th consecutive season, continuing his partnership with Menards in the NCWTS. A full driver and sponsor lineup for ThorSport Racing will be released in the near future.[More](1-22-2018)

David Gilliland Racing merges with CROSLEY Sports Group to form Truck team

David Gilliland Racing (DGR) and CROSLEY Sports Group have announced that they have formed a new race team, effective immediately. DGR-CROSLEY has purchased Red Horse Racing assets, a longtime NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race winning team. DGR-CROSLEY is based in Mooresville, N.C., and has retained the same race shop that Red Horse Racing used successfully over the last 10 years. From this location, DGR-CROSLEY will be fielding late model, K&N, ARCA and NASCAR Trucks.[More](1-22-2018)