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By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer After ending the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 flipping end over end, Christopher Bell was hoping to keep all four tires of his No. 4 JBL Toyota Tundra on the ground. Bell started his Kyle Busch Motorsports entry fourth on the grid. The race barely got underway when a 17-truck melee broke out on the second lap. The wreck left nine trucks out of the race, and six other wounded. Luckily for Bell, he was ahead of carnage. Bell restartedRead More

Posted On February 13, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn ARCA, Headline News

Venturini Motorsports Adds to Talented 2017 ARCA Lineup

By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Christopher Bell, Tanner Thorson, and Raphaël Lessard will each compete in select races for Venturini Motorsports in the 2017 ARCA Racing Series season, the team announced on Monday. The trio of Toyota-backed drivers is the latest addition to a lineup already stacked with young talent. “Toyota Racing Development is proud of our relationship with Venturini Motorsports,” said Jack Irving, Director, Team & Support Services Toyota Racing Development. “Entering their 35th year of ARCA competition, Venturini has set a formidable driver roster across the board andRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Johnny Sauter won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship with a third-place finish in Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, leaving race winner William Byron to consider what might have been. As Byron and Tyler Reddick battled for the lead, Sauter passed Championship 4 contender Matt Crafton for third-place on Lap 119 of 134 at the 1.5-mile track. Sauter then pulled away to claim the championship as Crafton faded to seventh in the closing laps. Byron, the polesitter,Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Christopher Bell put in a gritty performance in the Ford EcoBoost 200, overcoming adversity to get within reach of the NASCAR Camping World Series championship in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but fading late en route to a third place finish in the points standings. The 21-year-old Oklahoma native started eighth, but an ill-handling No. 4 Toyota Tundra put the rookie on the backend of the field and playing catch up to the rest of the Championship 4. Continually flirting with theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The last time the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series visited Homestead-Miami Speedway, Matt Crafton took home the victory whe he held off a late race run by John Hunter Nemechek to take the win by just 2.942 seconds. At the same time, Erik Jones clinched the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship with a sixth place finish. Jones beat out Tyler Reddick by a mere 15-points Matt Crafton is the only former winner in the field this weekend. Kyle Larson is the only NASCARRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor FORT WORTH, Texas — Rain washed out a pair of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice sessions on Thursday at Texas Motor Speedway, which meant Friday morning’s session would be the only chance drivers and teams would have to get their trucks tuned in for Friday night’s Striping Technology 350. Christopher Bell, one of the six remaining Chase contenders, paced the session with a laptime of 29.580 seconds, which equates to 182.556 miles-per-hour. Tyler Reddick was second-fastest, while Matt Tifft was third-quick in the session.Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer CONCORD, N.C. – The 2017 driver line-up at Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) is beginning to take shape. Earlier this year, Hendrick Motorsports announced that current KBM driver and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points leader, William Byron, would move up to the Xfinity Series with JR Motorsports. In 2016, Byron filled a void by out-going 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion and Rookie of the Year Erik Jones. Now, the cycle will repeat again as Byron, one of the favorites for the 2016 TruckRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Entering Saturday night’s DC Solar 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Christopher Bell had just a 15-point lead over John Hunter Nemechek who sat in seventh, behind the Chase cut-off. With Talladega Superspeedway being the final race in the Round of Eight, all of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chasers were looking to add to their cushion. In the only two practices, Bell’s DC Solar Toyota Tundra was 14th fastest and 11th fastest respectively. Bell qualified his Kyle Busch Motorsports truck 18th on theRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service LOUDON, N. H. – William Byron stole a page from his mentor and team owner, Kyle Busch. Leading 161 of 175 laps in Saturday’s UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway – the first race in the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase – Byron cruised to victory, the way Busch has done so many times before, and punched his ticket into the Chase’s Round of 6. Not that runner-up Christopher Bell, Byron’s stablemate at Kyle Busch Motorsports, didn’t make it interesting inRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service JOLIET, Ill. – In a race punctuated by a record 10 cautions, Kyle Busch streaked away from Chase hopeful Cameron Hayley in overtime and won Friday night’s American Ethanol e15 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. With Busch’s victory over runner-up Daniel Hemric, who passed Hayley after the final restart on Lap 150, Hemric and Timothy Peters locked up the final two of eight spots in the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase, which starts Sept. 24 at NewRead More