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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASCAR announced Tuesday drastic changes on its pit procedures during both Xfinity and Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series standalone races (seven total). This immediate effect impacts tracks such as Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (May 30), Iowa Speedway (July 13 and August 1) and Road America (August 8) for Xfinity. As for Trucks, it’ll be Iowa (June 12), World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway (August 21) and Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (September 6), the latter of the two venues are hosts to the first two RoundRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Matt Crafton was well aware of the fact that he could be a winless champion before the green flag even flew for Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. And it didn’t bother him one bit that he could be the first champion in NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series history to not visit Victory Lane in their run to the title. “That would be great, wouldn’t it?  I would love it,” Crafton said with a smile. “I would sleep just fineRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer The only difference NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Grant Enfinger will see in 2018 is a manufacturer change. After a successful rookie season with ThorSport Racing, Enfinger will return to the No. 98 Champion Power Equipment / Curb Records Ford F-150. In 37 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, Enfinger has one victory at Talladega Superspeedway in 2016. He also has 11 top-five finishes, nine of which were earned last year. Enfinger also tripled his career top-10s in 2017, ending the season with 10Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor It’s been a week full of news coming out of the Sandusky, Ohio based ThorSport Racing team and Tuesday was no exception as they announced that Ben Rhodes would be returning for a third year with the team in 2018. Rhodes, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, broke through with the best season of his career in 2017, scoring his first win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (Las Vegas) and a fifth place finish in points. In his last two seasons with ThorSport, RhodesRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor Last Monday, things looked bleak for ThorSport Racing and their four truck operation after a major fire broke out in their race shop and caused major damage to the building, but on Saturday night at Iowa Speedway, things began to look up for the team. Though the team had to deal with the fire, they were determined not to let it hold them back when they rolled into Iowa for Saturday night’s Speediatrics 200. Three of the four team trucks were able to qualify insideRead More