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By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Tyler Ankrum. He drives the No. 17 May’s Hawaii / Modern Meat Co. Toyota Tundra for David Gilliland Racing – Crosley Group. Ankrum won the 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship with DGR – Crosley. The San Bernardino, CA native won four races and earned nine top-five and 12 top-10 finishes in the 14-race season. In the Truck Series Points Standings, Ankrum is 16thafter heRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service CONCORD, N.C. – Kyle Larson is a million dollars richer after holding off Kevin Harvick in the final 15-lap stage of the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race, an event that ended with Larson in Victory Lane and Clint Bowyer tangoing with Ryan Newman on pit road. Earlier Saturday afternoon, Larson won the Monster Energy Open at Charlotte Motor Speedway to make the All-Star Race field. Then, in the four-stage, 85-lap main event, Larson became only the second driver in the All-Star history to winRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – A top-five in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race doesn’t add $1 Million but gave Bubba Wallace a much-needed confidence boost. Wallace restarted his No. 43 World Wide Technology Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 inside the top-five on the final restart at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He pushed eventual race winner Kyle Larson out to the lead and battled Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch. After several laps, Harvick and Busch pulled away. “I had it wide open on that last restart and whenRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer An intense Monster Energy All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway turned into a UFC bout between two of NASCAR’s aggressive personalities, as Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman had a fender bender confrontation which resulted into punches being thrown by Bowyer. During the cool-down lap in Turn 4, Newman made it clear to Bowyer that he didn’t like the way he raced him after having a frustrating day consisting of multiple accidents, notably spinning in the frontstretch and slid into the artificial grass on Lap 36.Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – In the eyes of Kyle Busch, aerodynamics prevented him from a chance at $1 Million in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race. Busch’s No. 18 M&M’s Hazelnut Spread Toyota Camry had been one of the cars to beat at Charlotte Motor Speedway. After the final restart, he chased Kyle Larson. As he searched for a way around Larson, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver found himself blocked at every turn. As Larson forced Busch to run in his tire tracks, theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – Sidelined by sponsorship at Kansas Speedway, Brennan Poole rebounded to finish runner-up at Charlotte Motor Speedway. On the final restart of the North Carolina Education Lottery 200, Poole’s No. 30 Madvapes Toyota Tundra restarted on the outside. It negated the broken sway bar arm that hindered his performance below other trucks. Johnny Sauter’s stumble also relieved some pressure from behind. Poole made quick work of Ben Rhodes and Matt Crafton. The 28-year-old quickly got on Kyle Busch’s back bumper. Poole dived toRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – After six weeks out of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, Anthony Alfredo returned to earn his first career top-10 finish. Alfredo burst into the top-10 out of nowhere on the final restart. His No. 15 Steelsmith / Friends of Jaclyn Toyota Tundra avoided the melee as Johnny Sauter stumbled. Alfredo snuck into the top-10 as Chad Finley, Jordan Anderson, and others got bogged down behind Sauter. In the final three laps of the North Carolina Education Lottery 200, Alfredo jumped intoRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service CONCORD, N.C. – For the fifth time in his allotted five NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series starts in 2019, Kyle Busch took the checkered flag, this time under the lights in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “I wish I could do more,” Busch said following his 56th Gander Trucks career win. The rest of the field undoubtedly is quite happy the owner/driver of Kyle Busch Motorsports won’t be back until 2020. After all, Busch posted a perfect driver ratingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Following his maiden NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory last Friday at Kansas Speedway, Ross Chastain headed to Charlotte Motor Speedway, hoping to go 8-for-8 to start of the season. A feat he barely accomplished in Friday’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, finishing 10th in the No. 45 TruNorth/Paul Jr. Designs Chevrolet Silverado. Prior to the green flag, Chastain stated during the media breakdown session that winning last Friday was significant, but doesn’t have a preference as it pertained either KansasRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service CONCORD, N.C. – Though he didn’t get into his pit stall as quickly as he would have liked in the unique Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race qualifying format, Clint Bowyer had enough speed in his No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford to earn the pole position for Saturday night’s marquee event at Charlotte Motor Speedway (at 8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Though he hasn’t won a pole for a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race since he won from theRead More