Camping World Truck Series News and Rumors

NASCAR honors XFINITY, Trucks champions at banquet

Saturday night belonged to champions Tyler Reddick and Brett Moffitt as the best in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series were feted on Saturday night at the Crown Ballroom in the Charlotte Convention Center. Reddick was celebrated following his title driving the No. 9 Chevrolet for the Dale Earnhardt Jr. co-owned JR Motorsports. The Truck Series champion knew a little something about being an underdog as well. Moffitt surged to six wins in the upstart No. 16 Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota.[More] The banquet will be televised on Sunday, December 16 at 8:00pm/et on NBCSN.(12-9-2018)

MDM not planning any more Truck races

MDM Motorsports, which has previously fielded teams in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and ARCA competition, will scale back its racing operations starting next season. The team will no longer compete in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Its multi-car squad in both ARCA and K&N competition will also decrease to a two-car effort.[More](12-8-2018)

Alfredo moves to Truck Series in 2019 with DGR-Crosley

NASCAR Next member Anthony Alfredo will join DGR-Crosley next season, the team announced today. Alfredo will compete part-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series with support from his partners Ceco Building Systems, Meccanic Shop North and Oxford Energy Group. Alfredo is expected to make his NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series debut at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway. A full schedule will be released at a later date.[More](12-6-2018)

Moffitt out at Hattori due to sponsorship, driver TBA

Brett Moffitt is officially a free agent. The reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion was told last week that Hattori Racing Enterprises had reached an agreement with a new driver for the 2019 season. The reasons had nothing to do with performance or chemistry, but rather an extension of the financial challenges that had plagued the team throughout their championship-winning campaign.[More](12-5-2018)

Chad Finley Racing set to increase Truck Series schedule

After a successful return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) this year, Chad Finley Racing (CFR) is preparing to increase their presence in the series' next year beginning with the season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Fri., Feb. 15, 2019. The team under the leadership of Motorsports veteran Bruce Cook hopes to run the full 23-race schedule under the rebranded NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) with current drivers Chad Finley and Robby Lyons.[More](12-5-2018)

Noah Gragson wins Snowball Derby

The 51st Snowball Derby ended with another prodigy champion. Noah Gragson, 20, in his final race with Kyle Busch Motorsports, where he's learned under his idol Kyle Busch - winner of the historic 50th Snowball Derby a year ago -, followed with his own trip to victory lane Sunday, after winning the renown event at Five Flags Speedway. "We won the Snowball,,, it's unbelievable. I'm just very thankful, " said Gragson, a Las Vegas native, who has won multiple races on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He was voted by fans as the 2018 most popular driver on that circuit. [More](12-3-2018)

Justin Haley joining Kaulig Racing for full XFINITY season

Kaulig Racing announced Saturday morning that it has signed 19-year-old Justin Haley to a multi-year deal to drive the team's No. 11 Xfinity car beginning in 2019. "I am really looking forward to 2019," said team owner Matt Kaulig in a statement. "Justin [Haley] is coming off of the best season of his young career and I can't wait to see what he can do in the No. 11 car."[More](12-1-2018)

Natalie Decker joins DGR-Crosley

DGR-Crosley announced today that they have added Natalie Decker to their driver development program for the 2019 season. Decker will run a select number of NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races as well as a combination of NASCAR K&N Pro Series and ARCA Racing Series events. Decker's longtime partner N29 Technologies, LLC will come onboard as she enters her rookie season at DGR-Crosley.[More](11-30-2018)

Gragson voted Most Popular Driver

Noah Gragson has been voted the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver in his second full-time season. Gragson ended the year second in the final standings, finishing runner-up to Truck Series champion Brett Moffitt after making the Championship 4 finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Gragson will be honored at the Camping World Truck Series banquet on Dec. 8 in Charlotte.[More](11-28-2018)

Former NASCAR driver Rick Crawford gets 130 months for enticing minor

Former NASCAR driver Rick Crawford was sentenced Monday to 130 months in federal prison after his conviction in August on one count of enticing a minor. Crawford, who won five races while competing from 1997 to 2013 in NASCAR's truck series, was arrested in February and convicted by a jury after a trial in which prosecutors said he agreed to pay $50 to $75 to have sex with a 12-year-old girl, a violation of the federal law of enticing a minor for a criminal sexual activity.[More](11-26-2018)

Homestead Truck Series ratings

Last Friday night's Truck Series finale from Homestead had just 542,000 viewers on FS1 - down 6% from last year (578K) and down 7% from 2016 (581K). It was the least-watched edition of the race since 2014 (507K).[More](11-26-2018)

Last Race: Homestead

Entry list: 31 teams entered
Practice 1: Results
Practice 2: Results
Qualifying: Lineup
Pitstalls: Posted
Race: Official results

Hattori Racing exceeds all expectations in 2018: Brett Moffitt turned an unlikely NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship bid into a Cinderella championship hoist Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway - earning his Hattori Racing Enterprises team its first ever NASCAR title with a resounding victory at the track. "I don't think everyone understands, we have nine or 10 employees working seven days a week working till midnight more times than not," Moffitt said.[More](11-16-2018)

Brett Moffitt cruises to first Truck Series title at Homestead: Brett Moffitt is the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion after a decisive victory in Friday night's Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.[More](11-16-2018)

Moffitt wins Homestead, title: #16-Brett Moffitt won the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship by taking home the win in the season-finale Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead Miami Speedway. Moffitt took the lead following a green flag exchange of pitstops on lap 106, and led the remaining 28 laps. The win was his sixth of the season.
#98-Grant Enfinger won the pole, led 33 laps, and finished second. #18-Noah Gragson finished third after leading 34 laps of his own on Friday night. He fell two positions and six points shy of the championship.
#52-Stewart Friesen, #2-Sheldon Creed, #88-Matt Crafton, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #24-Justin Haley, who finished third in the championship points was eighth, followed by #97-Jesse Little and #41-Ben Rhodes in the top-10.
#21-Johnny Sauter was the only playoff driver not in the top-10. He finished 12th after struggling with the handling of his truck throughout the race.
There were two caution flags for 12 laps and 10 lead changes among seven leaders.
See results on the Homestead race results page(11-16-2018)

Championship Fast Facts:
Driver Champion: Brett Moffitt
Team: No. 16 Hattori Racing Toyota Tundra

Brett Moffitt won his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship; his previous best finish in the final driver standings was 27th in 2016.
Moffitt is the 17th different driver to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship.
Moffitt won the NASCAR Camping World Truck season finale to win the title.
Moffitt finished the 2018 season with six wins, 13 top fives and 13 top 10s.
During the Playoffs this season Moffitt has posted two wins (ISM Raceway and Homestead) and five top fives.
Owner Champion: Shigeaki Hattori, Hattori Racing
This is Hattori Racing's first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship
Shigeaki Hattori has become the 15th different owner champion in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the first from Japan.
In 2013, Hattori Racing made its series debut with driver Brett Moffitt in the No. 16 at Michigan International Speedway.
Hattori Racing has posted six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series wins - all this season.
Crew Chief Champion: Scott Zipadelli
This is Scott Zipadelli's first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship; his previous best championship finish was seventh with driver Ben Kennedy in 2016.
Zipadelli has become the 18th different crew chief to win a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship
Zipadelli has seven career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victories all with Brett Moffitt.
(NASCAR Statistics) (11-16-2018)

Camping World Truck standings following Homestead:
1) #16-Brett Moffitt, [6 wins], 4040
2) #18-Noah Gragson, [1 win], 4034, - 6
3) #24-Justin Haley, [3 wins], 4029, - 11
4) #21-Johnny Sauter, [6 wins], 4025, - 15
5) #98-Grant Enfinger, 2284, -1756
6) #88-Matt Crafton, 2280, -1760
7) #52-Stewart Friesen, 2265, -1775
8) #41-Ben Rhodes, 2254, - 1786
9) #13-Myatt Snider, 611, - 3429
10) #4-Todd Gilliland, 590, -3450
See complete standings on Driver points standings page and the owner's standings are posted on the Owner points standings page. (11-13-2018)

Moffitt wins Truck Series Championship; Snider wins Rookie of the Year

Brett Moffitt finished this season with six wins, and career highs in both top fives (13) and top 10s (13). Myatt Snider captured the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year. Driving for ThorSport Racing, Snider scored three top fives and eight top 10s.[More](11-16-2018)

Chevrolet earns ninth NASCAR Truck Series Manufacturer Championship

With the completion of qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Chevrolet has clinched the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) manufacturer championship. This is the ninth time in NCWTS history that Chevrolet has captured this prestigious honor. Silverado has powered Chevrolet drivers in the NCWTS since the series' inception in 1995 and has now earned the Bowtie Brand nine manufacturer championships and over 230 victories.[More](11-16-2018)

Texas Motor Speedway post-race penalties announced UPDATE

Crew chief Ryan Bell of the #35 truck team, truck chief Jerry Kennedy, and mechanic Patrick Magee have been suspended for the next three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series/NASCAR Gander Outdoors Trucks Series Championship Points Events, through Feb. 20, 2019, for loss or separation of added ballast from the vehicle, following the race at Texas.(11-7-2018)
UPDATE: The National Motorsports Appeals Panel today heard and considered an appeal of a penalty issued on Nov. 7. Upon hearing the testimony, the decisions of the National Motorsports Appeals Panel are: That the Appellants violated the Rules set forth in the Penalty Notice. That the Panel affirms and upholds the original Penalty assessed by NASCAR.[More](11-15-2018)

Harrison Burton to run full 2019 Trucks schedule

Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that Safelite® AutoGlass will return to the organization in 2019 as a primary sponsor for 19 races on Harrison Burton's No. 18 Tundra during his first full-time season in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS). The nation's largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services joined KBM in 2018 as the primary sponsor for championship contender Noah Gragson and also has served as an associate sponsor for Burton's limited Truck Series schedule this season.[More](11-14-2018)

Creed set to race full-time in the Truck Series with GMS Racing in 2019

Sheldon Creed will join GMS Racing full-time next season, competing for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors during the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series season. Additional information on truck number and sponsor will be announced at a later date.[More](11-9-2018)

Vankor signs multi-year sponsorship for Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Texas

Vankor, an independent energy and commodities company headquartered in North Texas that specializes in the trade and distribution of oil and gas, has signed a multi-year deal to serve as the entitlement sponsor for the spring NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race beginning in 2019.The Vankor 350 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race will be making its debut during the spring weekend for the first time in the history of Texas Motor Speedway.[More](11-2-2018)

Chevy to debut new body designs for NXS and Trucks

Sources have confirmed that Chevrolet will be hosting a press conference at Texas Motor Speedway Friday at 11:45 a.m. in the media center to announce new Camaro and Silverado body designs for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series and the 2019 Gander Outdoors Trucks Series entries. A press release regarding the weekend schedule from the track may have spilled the beans on the event, as well, but news that Chevrolet had been working to redesign the Camaro was first reported by Kickin' the Tires in April.(10-31-2018)
UPDATE: Chevrolet will campaign an updated Camaro SS coupe in the NASCAR Xfinity Series™ and the new Silverado in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series™ in 2019, the brand announced today. This marks the third time the Xfinity Series Camaro SS has received an update since its competition debut in 2013. This is the first time since 2014 the Gander Outdoors Truck Series Silverado has been redesigned.[More]

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)

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)

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)

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)