Eldora Dirt Derby Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The 24th season of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has concluded, and it’ll go down as one of more storytelling seasons. From emerging drivers to heartbreaking losses, 2018 had its share of moments, and we’ll tackle 10 of them as the year winds down. Today, we conclude our look at the best moments of the season in the Truck Series. 51 Is The Magic Number: Kyle Busch Equals Ron Hornaday in All-Time Wins One more crack to get to victory No. 51, in truck No.Read More
By Chris Knight, NASCAR Wire Service ROSSBURG, Ohio – Coming to the finish in Wednesday night’s Eldora Dirt Derby, you didn’t know who was going to win. With dirt slinging, doors banging and the checkered flag waving, Chase Briscoe edged ThorSport Racing teammate Grant Enfinger to earn his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) victory in the sixth annual race at the historic Eldora Speedway. In a one-off race with ThorSport, Briscoe, on newer tires, took advantage of a Lap 145 restart to pass leader and Toyota Racing DevelopmentRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer With numerous dirt ringers in the Eldora Dirt Derby, Logan Seavey came close to pulling off the upset at Eldora Speedway. Seavey, the 2017 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Champion, was an early race favorite, battling with NASCAR regulars and dirt ringers alike. As the laps wound down, Seavey’s No. 51 Mobil 1 Toyota Tundra faded. The truck that dominated early, leading 53 of the 153 laps, that featured him on the front row with his dirt midget car owner, and eventual race-winner ChaseRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Two ThorSport Racing trucks gave it their all during overtime, but it wasn’t meant to be for series regular Grant Enfinger, who was on the losing end of a thrilling battle with race winner Chase Briscoe in the Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway, improving from his fourth-place finish last July. A late-race caution on Lap 147, caused by a multi-truck crash involving Norm Benning, J.R. Heffner, Dalton Sargeant, and Kyle Strickler in Turn 2, bunched the field up for an overtime finish. Briscoe wasRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer For the 13th race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, the series visits the half-mile Eldora Speedway for the Eldora Dirt Derby. Teams using the NT1 Spec Engine versus those using OEM engines, the many ‘dirt ringers’ entered, drivers attempting their debut, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the 13thrace of the season at Eldora. Through the first dozen races of 2018, Truck Series regulars have won 10 of the 12 races so far this season. Coverage for the Eldora DirtRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer SPARTA, Ky. – Among the dirt ringers in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby will be Chris Windom. The USAC Champion will drive the No. 54 Baldwin Brothers Racing / Central Abrasives Toyota Tundra for the first-year DGR-Crosley team. Windom has three Truck Series starts, including last year’s race at Eldora. He started 20th, driving a second truck for MB Motorsports. Windom ended the day in 19thafter getting swept up in a multi-truck accident. “The opportunity to team with DGR-Crosley allows meRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Since its inception, MB (Mittler Brothers) Motorsports has fielded a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series truck, and were previously known as the proving ground for future Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Carl Edwards (2002) and Jamie McMurray (2000). Even remembered for being the truck that Tony Roper lost his life at Texas Motor Speedway in 2000. Over the past three years, the single-truck team that bears the No. 63 on its side door has gained notoriety as being an annual contender at Eldora SpeedwayRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship contender Brett Moffitt has one less race to worry about sponsorship. Moffitt, and his Hattori Racing Enterprises team will have iRacing adorn the No. 16 Toyota Tundra in the Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway on July 18. iRacing, the world’s leader in the online racing simulation and gaming market, which is celebrating its 10thanniversary added dirt racing to its’ simulation service last year. While some teams and drivers may use iRacing as a tool to prepare for Eldora,Read More
By Chris Knight, NASCAR Wire Service ROSSBURG, Ohio – Using a late-race restart 18 laps from the finish and a strategy to ‘go where the others aren’t,’ Matt Crafton muscled past veteran dirt racer Stewart Friesen to win Wednesday night’s fifth annual Eldora Dirt Derby 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway. Over the last forty laps of the race, Crafton patiently worked his way from the bottom of the top-10 and took advantage of a Lap 127 caution to position himself to challenge a dominant Friesen forRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Driving for the underdog Halmar Friesen Racing team, Stewart Friesen, a dirt racing specialist, had the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway circled on the calendar as one race that his team could pull off the upset and score his first win. After Wednesday night’s Eldora Dirt Derby, the Truck Series field certainly knew that Friesen was there. Friesen kicked off the day by scoring the pole for the race and then going out and backing it up by winning his qualifyingRead More