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By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service BROOKLYN, Mich. – Austin Hill’s victory in Saturday’s Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway provided sweet relief for two-time NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series champion Matt Crafton. With Hill’s second victory of the season, Crafton has a chance to run for a third title, having cliched the final spot in the series Playoffs on points. The outcome—and Crafton’s fate—weren’t decided until the final moments of a race that went five laps beyond its scheduled distance of 100 laps. For two nail-biting laps ofRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service In a week that started with Justin Haley’s remarkable upset win at Daytona on Sunday, 18-year-old Tyler Ankrum added another on Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway—and simultaneously threw a wrench into the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoff standings. Driving the No. 17 DGR-Crosley Toyota, Ankrum inherited the lead in the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at the 1.5-mile track when Brett Moffitt ran out of fuel on the next-to-last lap. Ankrum crossed the finish line 7.373 seconds ahead of runner-up Stewart Friesen,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Austin Wayne Self was reinstated by the sanctioning body Tuesday after completing NASCAR’s Road to Recovery Program, and will compete in Friday’s JEGS 200 at Dover International Speedway. The driver of the No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR April 1 after violating the substances abuse policy. Self’s team, AM Racing, issued a statement following NASCAR’s announcement: “We are excited to have Austin Wayne Self back and ready to go for Dover International Speedway on Friday afternoon.Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent  NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series regular Austin Wayne Self has been suspended indefinitely for violating NASCAR’s substance abuse policy. NASCAR announced on Monday via the penalty report that Self violated Section 12.1 (actions detrimental to stock-car racing) and Section 19 (NASCAR’s substance abuse policy) of the 2019 NASCAR Rule Book. This season, Self has competed in three of the five Truck Series events. He finished ninth in the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway. Self last competed for his father’s team at Las Vegas Motor Speedway inRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – You could call Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 a battle of attrition, but that wouldn’t do justice to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season opener. It was more like a long, full-blown war. In a race at Daytona International Speedway that saw a record 11 cautions, a record 55 caution laps and just nine of 32 trucks running at the finish, Austin Hill took the checkered flag on the 11th lap of NASCAR overtime to win for the firstRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer MOORESVILLE, N.C. – As the holiday season approaches, NASCAR drivers, motorsports personalities and legends, and race fans came together at the 30th Anniversary of Stocks for Tots. Raising awareness for victims of child abuse, Hall of Famers, competitors from NASCAR, NHRA, and the Allison Legacy Series visited with race fans at the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, N.C. on December 4, 2018. Don Miller, co-founder of Stocks for Tots, admitted that he never expected Stocks for Tots to last 30 years, let alone become what itRead More
BySeth Eggert, Staff Writer For the eighth race of the season, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series visits the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway for the PPG 400. Teams using the NT1 Spec Engine versus those using OEM engines, no Cup drivers, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the seventh race of the season at Texas. Coverage for the PPG 400 is scheduled to start Friday night at 9:00 p.m. ET. Texas has been on the Truck Series schedule since the 1997 season and has beenRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer There is a lot for Austin Wayne Self to be excited for as the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season draws closer. Self will be returning to full-time competition for the first time since the 2015 season. He will have Justin Fontaine as a teammate, and his team, Niece Motorsports, just announced a technical alliance with GMS Racing. Self has 40 starts in the Truck Series over the past two seasons. In those starts, he earned one top-five and three top-10 finishes. Self’s bestRead 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