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By David Morgan, Associate Editor BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ross Chastain noted he and his team were going to “Press the Attack” in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoffs and starting with Thursday night’s UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway, the driver of the No. 45 Niece Motorsports Chevrolet held true to his word. Chastain started the night on the outside pole, leading the majority of the first stage and taking the stage win. It was much of the same in the second stage, with Chastain and eventual race winnerRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ross Chastain has always been an aggressive driver, but since making the decision to switch from competing for the championship in the NASCAR Xfinity Series to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series in mid-summer, the Alva, Florida native has been showing he is a force to be reckoned with behind the wheel. As the Truck Series Playoffs start with Thursday night’s running of the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Chastain carries in a series leading three wins among drivers competing forRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The underdog story of Ross Chastain and Niece Motorsports continues as they look to rebound at the World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. Just one week after Chastain became the first driver in the history of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series to be disqualified from a race win, his Niece Motorsports team has signed a new sponsor, CarShield. “We are thrilled to have CarShield come on board this weekend at Gateway,” said team owner Al Niece. “Ross and this team are fired up andRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Just weeks after earning his first NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory, Ross Chastain has switched to earn Truck Series points. The change will not automatically lock Chastain into the Truck Series playoffs as he was ineligible for Truck points at Kansas Speedway. It does open the opportunity for the Alva, FL native to compete in the Triple Truck Challenge that starts this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Chastain will drive the No. 38 Chevrolet Silverado for Niece Motorsports. He enters the SpeedyCash.com 400 asRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Niece Motorsports has signed NASCAR Next alumnus Kyle Benjamin for seven NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races. Benjamin’s first opportunity behind the wheel of the No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado will be Texas Motor Speedway June 7. He will also pilot the flagship Niece Motorsports truck at Iowa Speedway, World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, Pocono Raceway, Michigan International Speedway, Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, and Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Easley, SC native has two starts in the Truck Series. Both of Benjamin’s starts came at Martinsville SpeedwayRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Despite losing the opportunity of a lifetime, NASCAR veteran Ross Chastain will still be competing in all three of NASCAR’s National Series. Chastain will have a partial schedule in the No. 45 Paul Jr. Designs TruNorth Chevrolet Silverado for Niece Motorsports in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Reid Wilson will split time in the No. 45 Truck with the Alva, FL native. Chastain will drive the truck at Daytona International Speedway. Chastain has 59 starts in the Truck Series, finishing runner-up twice. In total,Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer 2018 marks the debut of another second-generation driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Max McLaughlin, the son of “Magic Shoes” Mike McLaughlin will make his Truck Series debut for Niece Motorsports. The younger McLaughlin will make four starts with the team. In 2017, McLaughlin finished ninth in the points standings in the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series. He was also voted the most-popular driver in the series. McLaughlin earn victories at Fulton and Brewerton Speedways. He also won on the big stage atRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Even breaking his back in a violent crash at Daytona International Speedway can’t keep Justin Fontaine away from track. The 2018 season will mark his first full-time season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Niece Motorsports. Fontaine will pilot the No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado as a teammate to Austin Wayne Self who was announced as the team’s other full-time driver in November. “This is an exciting time in my career and I believe I’m ready for this next challenge with Niece Motorsports,” saidRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer One of the unknowns for the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series can now be filled in. Austin Wayne Self will pilot the No. 45 Niece Motorsports entry full-time. Self has already competed in several races with Niece in the 2017 season. Self has 37 starts in the Truck Series with one top-five and two top-10 finishes. He ran full-time in 2016 earning one top-10. Self earned a career-best finish of second in the 2017 season opener at Daytona International Speedway. He has three startsRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The North Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway marks the fifth race of the season for the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, but for T.J. Bell it will just be his third start of the year. After failing to qualify for the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, Bell and his No. 45 Niece Motorsports team have improved in the weeks since. In Friday’s race, Bell will pilot the No. 45 Black Rifle Coffee Co. Chevrolet Silverado. Niece Motorsports was founded in 2016Read More