NASCAR Camping World

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer For the 13th race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, the series visits the half-mile Eldora Speedway for the Eldora Dirt Derby. Teams using the NT1 Spec Engine versus those using OEM engines, the many ‘dirt ringers’ entered, drivers attempting their debut, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the 13thrace of the season at Eldora. Through the first dozen races of 2018, Truck Series regulars have won 10 of the 12 races so far this season. Coverage for the Eldora DirtRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with GMS Racing driver Justin Haley at Kentucky Speedway. Haley is a 19-year-old NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver. He drives the No. 24 Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevrolet Silverado. Haley is campaigning for the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship. He is locked into the 2018 Playoffs via his win at Gateway Motorsports Park. Seth Eggert: How did you first become interested in motorsports? Justin Haley: “I first started getting an interest inRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer SPARTA, Ky. – For the second year in a row, Alex Tagliani will have a chance to compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at the series’ only stop in Canada. Tagliani will return to Young’s Motorsports to drive a third truck for the team, the No. 12 Chevrolet Silverado in the Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Tagliani, a veteran of the Verizon IndyCar Series has recently been competing full-time in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series. He has eight starts in NASCAR’sRead More
By Lee Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service SPARTA, Ky. –The Louisville Slugger knocked it out of the park on Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway. Ben Rhodes, who grew up less than an hour west of the venue in Sparta, Kentucky, finally won a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at his home track. A fuel-only gamble by the No. 41 ThorSport Racing team in the closing laps paid off for the 21-year-old Louisville native, who led the final 24 laps of the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225. Rhodes held off StewartRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer SPARTA, Ky. – Matt Crafton and his ThorSport Racing team appear to finally be rebounding after struggling for most of the season. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver had to drive through the field in the Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 to finish inside the top-five at Kentucky Speedway. In the run to the finish, Crafton’s No. 88 Great Lakes / Menards Ford F-150 team elected to take two tires during green flag pit stops. His teammate, Ben Rhodes, who he had beenRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Parker Kligerman’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series campaign this season has been one to forget, with three out of his five races this season resulting in DNFs, including tonight’s Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway, where he finished 27th. Despite another disappointing finish, his night beforehand looked promising. The No. 75 Food Country USA Chevrolet Silverado was on top of the leaderboard for 12 of 150 laps. What stood out from his time out front was racing on older tires as heRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer SPARTA, Ky. – The Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 was an adventure for Stewart Friesen. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver known more for racing on dirt passed more trucks than anyone else after having to start from the rear due to an engine change. “We had to make a motor swap after time trials,” Friesen explained. “The GMS crew, our HFR crew worked on it together as they have been all year. We had all hand on deck there to swap everythingRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer SPARTA, Ky. – For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with GMS Racing’s Dalton Sargeant. Sargeant is a 20-year-old that drives the No. 25 Performance Plus Motor Oil Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Sargeant is competing for both the Driver’s Championship as well as Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors. He currently sits 11thin the Championship Standings, and second in the Rookie Standings. Seth Eggert: How did you become interested in Motorsports? Dalton Sargeant: “I grew up watchingRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer SPARTA, Ky. – Among the dirt ringers in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby will be Chris Windom. The USAC Champion will drive the No. 54 Baldwin Brothers Racing / Central Abrasives Toyota Tundra for the first-year DGR-Crosley team. Windom has three Truck Series starts, including last year’s race at Eldora. He started 20th, driving a second truck for MB Motorsports. Windom ended the day in 19thafter getting swept up in a multi-truck accident. “The opportunity to team with DGR-Crosley allows meRead More