Camping World Category

Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Score one for the underfunded teams as Brett Moffitt and Hattori Racing Enterprises took the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship on Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Moffitt led a race-high 59 laps in the Ford EcoBoost 200 and beat pole sitter Grant Enfinger to the checkered flag by 2.000 seconds for his sixth victory of the season. The 2018 season was a constant battle for funding for the team owned by former driver Shigeaki Hattori of Japan, with the low point being theRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Noah Gragson wanted nothing more than to leave Kyle Busch Motorsports with a championship before departing for the NASCAR Xfinity Series next year, but the driver of the No. 18 Toyota ultimately came up short of that goal Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway. “Racing for a championship, I never would have dreamed of that when I started racing six years ago that I’d be in this position with Kyle Busch Motorsports and Safelite AutoGlass, Toyota, Switch, everybody who helps me,” Gragson said. “It’sRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Johnny Sauter came into the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season finale as the odds on favorite, given his performance throughout the year, but Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway was anything but typical for the 2016 series champion and GMS Racing. After putting up the fastest time in practice earlier in the day and qualifying sixth, things started to go awry for the No. 21 team when the green flag dropped as the speed just did not transfer into the race andRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Justin Haley entered the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series finale on Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway labeled as the dark horse behind GMS Racing teammate Johnny Sauter, Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Noah Gragson and Hattori Racing’s Brett Moffitt. Haley rolled off the grid in the fourth position in the No. 24 Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevrolet as all four Championship 4 competitors qualified in the third through sixth positions. The Winamac, Indiana native quickly picked up two spots on the first lap but would loseRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Pole sitter Grant Enfinger came into Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida with a purpose, scoring his second win of the season, but it wasn’t meant to be as he came up short of beating race winner and champion Brett Moffitt in Friday’s Ford EcoBoost 200, leading 33 of 134 laps. Enfinger was the only threat both Moffitt and third-place Noah Gragson dealt with in a quick race that was only slowed down twice for the end of both stages, which the Fairhope, Alabama native crossed the lineRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer At Homestead-Miami Speedway, two titles were on the line as Myatt Snider fought to win 2018 Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors over Todd Gilliland. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series duo were never far apart in the Ford EcoBoost 200. In the incident-free race, Snider’s No. 13 Tenda Ford F-150 fell behind on the long green flag run. Luckily, his competition for ROTY honors, Gilliland also fell behind. Entering Homestead with a 22-Point advantage, Snider just had to keep the Kyle Busch Motorsports driverRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Grant Enfinger turned a lap at 169.348 mph in the No. 98 Champion Power Equipment Ford to take the top spot for Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It was the second pole of 2018 and the third of Enfinger’s career in his 60th start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. “Our truck has been driving good all day even from when we first unloaded,” said Enfinger. “I’ve got a lot of confidence in the truck and a really good team behindRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series kicked off the final race day of the 2018 season with a pair of practice sessions on Friday morning at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Championship contender Johnny Sauter paced the opening 50-minute practice session in the No. 21 GMS Racing Chevrolet with a lap at 170.465 mph as 30 trucks recorded a time. Fellow championship contender Brett Moffitt was third in the No. 16 Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota. Justin Haley was sixth in the No. 24 GMS RacingRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The first question for Justin Haley during the Championship 4 press conference  for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series was regarding the underdog label many have put on the 19-year-old driver, the youngest of the four championship contenders. “It’s going to be the label even when I win it,” Haley said. “And it’s not underdog, it’s dark horse. Yeah, it’s dark horse, and we were the seventh seed going into the playoffs. No one even really had us going into the round of six. ARead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be the first title fight of the weekend to be settled, as the four remaining drivers in the Playoffs will duke it out Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the right to hoist the championship trophy when the checkered flag falls. Eight drivers started the Playoffs with a berth in the championship race in mind, but half of them fell by the wayside, leaving Noah Gragson, Justin Haley, Brett Moffitt, and Johnny Sauter as the fourRead More