Gander Outdoors Truck Series

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Entering their 16th season in NASCAR, Front Row Motorsports announced Monday they’ll be tackling the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series for the first time with Todd Gilliland running on a full-time basis. Gilliland will pilot the No. 38 Ford F-150 as part of an alliance with DGR-Crosley, co-owned by none other than Todd’s father, David Gilliland. Jon Leonard will be his crew chief and Coleman Pressley will be on top of the spotters stand. The 19-year-old said he’s really looking forward to run with aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASCAR announced Tuesday drastic changes on its pit procedures during both Xfinity and Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series standalone races (seven total). This immediate effect impacts tracks such as Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (May 30), Iowa Speedway (July 13 and August 1) and Road America (August 8) for Xfinity. As for Trucks, it’ll be Iowa (June 12), World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway (August 21) and Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (September 6), the latter of the two venues are hosts to the first two RoundRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Carson Hocevar will run a nine-race NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series schedule for Niece Motorsports in 2020. Hocevar will be joining a team that consists of Ty Majeski, who’ll run full-time in the No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado, and Ross Chastain, who confirmed Wednesday he’ll run a partial schedule as well. Knowing this, the 16-year-old is excited to be a part of a team that had a breakout campaign with Chastain, scoring three wins and finished runner-up in points. “I’m really looking forward to thisRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Former NHRA Pro Stock champion and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East winner Tanner Gray will run full-time in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series in 2020, piloting the No. 15 DGR-Crosley Ford F-150. The New Mexico racer said he’s really looking forward to the season, but understands that it won’t be easy on the national level. “Obviously running full-time in the Truck Series is going to be tough with how competitive the series is,” Gray said. “It’s going to be challenging racing with these guysRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Ford Performance will have another team joining its Blue Oval brand in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series as the DGR-Crosley leaves Toyota to join them effective immediately. Additionally, the David Gilliland owned team will also run Ford engines in the ARCA Menards Series and late model programs. Gilliland said the long awaited Wednesday’s announcement symbolizes that his team is ready to continue growing after achieving instant success since forming the team in 2017 with guys such as Tyler Ankrum, who will move toRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A day removed from a heartbreaking loss in the Snowball Derby, Niece Motorsports announced Tuesday that rising star Ty Majeski will run the entire 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series schedule, replacing Ross Chastain in the No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado. Majeski is set to compete in his first full campaign on the NASCAR national tour after running 16 touring starts since 2017, all but one being in Xfinity for Roush Fenway Racing. “I’m really excited for the opportunity to race full time with NieceRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Halmar Friesen Racing had its best season in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series to date after Stewart Friesen scored his first two wins at Eldora and Phoenix and made the Championship 4 this season. They’re now taking a wise gamble of leaving the Chevrolet Silverado and alliance with GMS Racing in favor of the Toyota Tundra with support from the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) next season, hoping it can translate into more wins and capturing the series title. “We were all very impressedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer GMS Racing announces its final full-time driver in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Tuesday as 20-year-old Zane Smith will run a fourth Chevrolet Silverado in 2020. Smith will now be teammates with star studded drivers — 2018 series champion Brett Moffitt, this past season’s Rookie of the Year recipient Tyler Ankrum and 2018 ARCA Menards Series champion Sheldon Creed. Not only those three, but also reigning K&N East champion Sam Mayer, who will run part-time. Additionally, reigning Knoxville Nationals champion David Gravel isRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Matt Crafton was well aware of the fact that he could be a winless champion before the green flag even flew for Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. And it didn’t bother him one bit that he could be the first champion in NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series history to not visit Victory Lane in their run to the title. “That would be great, wouldn’t it?  I would love it,” Crafton said with a smile. “I would sleep just fineRead More