Gander Outdoors Truck Series

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service MARTINSVILLE, Va. – In an extraordinarily wild NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race that saw four of six Playoff drivers have major issues, 19-year-old Todd Gilliland muscled his way past Ross Chastain on Lap 191 and held on to win for the first time in 46 career starts. Just as extraordinarily, a series of wild wrecks that produced 12 cautions for 80 laps did little to affect the Playoff standings, with the Championship 4 drivers still to be settled two weekends hence at ISM RacewayRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Drivers in the Round of 6 endured an accurate depiction of a “Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” in Saturday’s NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville Speedway. Just about everyone who are competing for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series championship either dealt with truck issues or involved in a series of cautions that ended their race. Only two out of the six finished inside the top-10 while the other four were outside the top-20. Earlier in the race, it was all calm forRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Familiar faces will be the norm for GMS Racing’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series program as they announced at Martinsville Speedway Friday their 2020 plans. Current full-time drivers Brett Moffitt (No. 24) and Sheldon Creed (No. 2) will retain their Chevrolet Silverado rides while newly crowned K&N Pro Series East champion Sam Mayer (No. 21) will run six races next season. Moffitt is currently among the six playoff drivers eyeing on making the Championship 4 as a win in Saturday’s NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 willRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor TALLADEGA, Ala. – Johnny Sauter crossed the finish line first in Saturday’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, but the driver of the No. 13 Ford for ThorSport Racing would not finish there. Sauter and Riley Herbst were in the midst of a tense battle through the tri-oval, with Herbst winding up below the yellow line and NASCAR ruling that Sauter had forced the Kyle Busch Motorsports driver down there. As a result, Sauter was dropped to the last truck on theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor TALLADEGA, Ala. – Halfway though Saturday’s Sugarlands Shine 250 at Talladega Superspeedway, Brett Moffitt and Stewart Friesen were sailing along at the front of the field when a ruling came down from the tower ordering the two drivers to pit road to serve a penalty. The call? Locking bumpers. While several drivers had been doing the same thing throughout the first half of the race, the sanctioning body made the call that Moffitt and Friesen had crossed the line and would be handed a passRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A career-high finish by Riley Herbst was the last thing on his mind after a controversial last lap in Saturday’s Sugarlands Shine 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. The 20-year-old had a clean race as chaos happened behind his No. 51 Monster Energy/Advance Auto Parts Toyota Tundra. Gus Dean’s massive late-race shunt on the backstretch sent the race into overtime and Herbst was one of a few drivers in excellent position of battling for the win. Indeed, Herbst was able to put himself in the right spot toRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service TALLADEGA, Ala. – Johnny Sauter did a celebratory burnout. He collected the checkered flag from the flag stand at Talladega Superspeedway. But Sauter didn’t win Saturday’s Sugarland Shine 250 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoff race at the 2.66-mile track. A penalty for blocking Riley Herbst below the yellow line in the final 200 yards of the event cost Sauter the victory and made an unlikely winner of Spencer Boyd. “It’s Talladega,” the driver of the No. 20 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet exulted in VictoryRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor TALLADEGA, Ala. – The opening day of on-track activity at Talladega Superspeedway was all about practice, with both the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series rolling out for a pair of 50-minute practices for both series. Austin Hill, Harrison Burton Lead Toyota Truck Series Practice Sweep While the first half of the opening Truck Series practice featured single car runs and a few drivers teaming up in tandems, business really picked up in the latter half of practice as multipleRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Luck was on Tyler Ankrum’s side as his engine survived long enough to put the DGR – Crosley driver into the Round of Six for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoffs. In the final run to the checkered flag, Ankrum’s No. 17 B/X Custom Designs Toyota Tundra endured electrical gremlins. At Bristol Motor Speedway, those issues forced the 2019 Sunoco Rookie of the Year into a ‘must win’ position at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. When the checkered flag waved in the World of WestgateRead More