NASCAR Camping World

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The start of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season has not gone as planned for Kyle Busch Motorsports rookie Noah Gragson. After getting wiped out in a lap two melee at Daytona International Speedway and being involved in a lap two incident at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Gragson was looking for some redemption at Martinsville Speedway. Gragson and his No. 18 Switch Toyota Tundra team unloaded with speed. In the first and only practice session for the Alpha Energy Solutions 250, he was thirdRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Polesitter Chase Elliott held off defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Johnny Sauter after a restart with 12 laps left and pulled away to win Saturday’s Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway by 1.865 seconds. Elliott grabbed the lead from third-place finisher Christopher Bell on Lap 234, when Bell’s Toyota tangled with Austin Cindric’s Ford through Turns 1 and 2. Bell lost the top spot, and Sauter charged past into the second position before NASCAR threw the 10th andRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Late in the going in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville, Christopher Bell looked to be in the catbird seat with the lead in the waning laps, but after contact with a truck at the tail-end of the lead lap, Bell’s shot at the win was gone and he had to settle for a third-place finish. After winning at Atlanta, Bell was looking to make it two wins in a row by adding a Martinsville grandfather clock to his trophy case. StartingRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer While the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season started last month at Daytona International Speedway for most competitors, 17-year-old Justin Haley’s season starts this weekend in the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway. This is because NASCAR’s rulebook only allows drivers that are 16 and 17 years of age to compete on road courses and tracks 1.1 miles or smaller. Haley’s 18th birthday is April 28, which will allow him to compete for the complete 2017 NASCAR Camping Word Truck Series season. NASCARRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The last time the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series visited Martinsville Speedway, Johnny Sauter took home the victory in thrilling fashion, holding off Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Chase Elliott by just 0.316 seconds. Matt Crafton, Sauter, and Timothy Peters are the only former winners in the Truck Series at Martinsville in the field this weekend. There is only one Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular entered in Saturday’s race, Chase Elliott. NASCAR Xfinity Series regular Ross Chastain is also entered in the race.Read More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service HAMPTON, Ga. – Christopher Bell unquestionably had the dominant truck in Saturday’s Active Pest Control 200, but, in the end, the driver of the No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Tundra had to work hard for the third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of his career. In the nightcap of a NASCAR doubleheader at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bell held off fellow Tundra driver Matt Crafton in a two-lap shootout to the finish for his first win of the 2017 season. Austin Cindric’s spinRead More
By Michael Guzman, Contributing Writer Hampton, GA – Alex Bowman doesn’t know what’s next. And that doesn’t scare him. It may be a wheel-force data test at Daytona, he says chuckling. Either way, there doesn’t seem to be another NASCAR race on the horizon anytime soon for Bowman, despite a strong run during Saturday’s Active Pest Control 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. During the final restart with three laps to go, Bowman (who was substituting for an injured Justin Haley) forced a three wide battle with Ben Rhodes and JohnnyRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The last time the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series visited Atlanta Motor Speedway, John Hunter Nemechek took home the victory by just 0.305 seconds over Cameron Hayley. Nemechek inherited the lead after William Byron’s engine failed and leaders Daniel Suarez, Matt Crafton, and Christopher Bell were swept up in various incidents. Kyle Busch, Crafton, and Nemechek are the only former winners in the Truck Series at Atlanta in the field this weekend. There are three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regulars entered in Saturday afternoon’sRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer After finishing third in the 2017 Advance Auto Parts Clash, Alex Bowman was unsure what the rest of his 2017 NASCAR season would hold. At the same time, GMS Racing needed a driver to fill-in for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie JJ Haley who will not be 18 years old, and eligible on all NASCAR tracks until after the Active Pest Control 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Bowman now has the opportunity as he will fill-in for Haley and pilot the No. 24 FraternalRead More