NASCAR Camping World

By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Some days pit road calls, or the lack thereof, go your way and some days they don’t. For Johnny Sauter, a call to stay out on track late in the race on old tires didn’t quite go as well as his No. 21 team was hoping as he would drop from the lead to second place in the closing laps at Iowa after losing the battle against the drivers behind him with fresher tires on their trucks. Sauter would start the day in fourth place,Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Early in the going during Friday night’s M&M’s 200 at Iowa, Christopher Bell looked almost untouchable in the lead, but when pit strategy didn’t go their way at about the midpoint in the race, the two-time race winner in 2017 had his work cut out for him to be able to get back to the front and re-establish his dominance. However, things didn’t quite go to plan for Bell, as he only managed to make it back to fifth place by the time the checkeredRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Entering the M&M’s 200 at Iowa Speedway, Jesse Little and his JJL Motorsports team were coming off his career best finish of 14th at Dover International Speedway. Competing part-time in both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, this marked Little’s second start of the 2017 Truck Series season. It was clear that Little’s No. 97 Triad CNC Toyota Tundra had speed after unloading off the transporter as he was third fastest in the first practice. In the second practice, Little slipped back to 10th onRead More
By Rob Gray, NASCAR Wire Service NEWTON, Iowa — With six laps to go, John Hunter Nemechek made his bold, last-gasp move. Again. Nemechek, who charged to a Father’s Day win for his dad, Joe, last week at Gateway Motorsports Park, reprised his stirring comeback role in Friday’s pulse-pounding NASCAR Camping World Series M&M’s 200 presented by Casey’s General Store at Iowa Speedway. “Every one of these guys who works on this team, this is awesome,” said John Hunter Nemechek, who passed Johnny Sauter on the high-side with six circuitsRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The last time that Harrison Burton competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, he finished in 13th at Dover International Speedway after an untimely caution trapped him and much of the field one or more laps down. Now Burton will head to Iowa Speedway for the M&M’s 200, his third of six scheduled Truck Series races with Kyle Busch Motorsports for the 2017 season. 16-year-old Burton will pilot the No. 51 Morton Buildings Toyota Tundra. The No. 51 Tundra has visited victory twice thisRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The last time the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series visited Iowa Speedway, William Byron took home the victory in thrilling fashion. Byron held off Cole Custer, Cameron Hayley, Ben Rhodes, and Tyler Reddick in a two-lap shootout by 0.431 seconds to take the victory. The two-lap shootout was brought about after Caleb Holman crashed with six laps to go. Matt Crafton is the only former winner in the Truck Series at Iowa in the field this weekend. Crafton won at the 0.875-mile track in 2011. Truck SeriesRead More
NASCAR Wire Service ST. LOUIS, Mo. – “Happy Father’s Day!” a crew member shouted at team owner Joe Nemechek Saturday night as track workers put together the Victory Lane stage behind them. Nemechek had already passed out a half dozen hugs and handshakes to other members of the team he owns, NEMCO Motorsports. “Incredible,” was all Nemechek could muster in response after watching his son, John Hunter Nemechek, pass Matt Crafton late in the race and win the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway MotorsportsRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Last week at Texas Motor Speedway, Ryan Truex matched his season best finish with a fourth place result. It also was his fifth straight Top 10 finish of the year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. As the series moved on to Gateway Motorsports Park, Truex entered with just one previous start at the 1.25-mile track as he would look to extend the streak. As the teams unloaded for the Drivin’ For Linemen 200, Truex’s Hattori Racing Enterprises team showed that they were searchingRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Despite starting all the way back in 13th for the final restart, Chase Briscoe got all he could out of his No. 29 Ford over the closing laps at Gateway, bringing home a runner-up finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the second week in a row. “Just unfortunate circumstances,” Briscoe said. “We were really fast. I thought we had the truck to beat. I kind of didn’t get all I could, I think, getting onto pit road under green and then thereRead More