Eldora Speedway Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It appeared Thursday’s Eldora Dirt Derby was going to be renamed the Chase Briscoe Dirt Derby, but a series of incidents knocked the defending winner out of contention and had to settle for a painful seventh at Eldora Speedway. “Last night was probably the most frustrated I’ve ever been in a race car,” Briscoe told the press at Watkins Glen Friday, preparing for the Xfinity Series race. “That was probably the first NASCAR race for sure where I felt I was dominant.” Briscoe won the firstRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent In his first career NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series start, Mike Marlar almost upset the regulars at Eldora Speedway. The dirt specialist spent much of the final stage inside the top-10. Marlar slung dirt in his No. 33 Smithbilt Homes Toyota Tundra with NASCAR regulars Chase Briscoe, Christian Eckes, Grant Enfinger, and Todd Gilliland. The 2018 World of Outlaws Late Model Champion held his own with the regulars. Marlar spent much of the final 30 laps battling Grant Enfinger. Slide job after slide job theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Despite a top-five finish at Eldora Speedway, Todd Gilliland is now in a ‘must-win’ situation to fight for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Championship. Throughout the final stage, the Kyle Busch Motorsports driver battled inside the top-10. Gilliland slung dirt with dirt specialists Mike Marlar and Justin Shipley, as well as NASCAR regulars Chase Briscoe and Christian Eckes. On the final restart of the Eldora Dirt Derby, Gilliland slipped backwards. Marlar slid by the No. 4 JBL / SiriusXM Toyota Tundra. Gilliland held offRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service ROSSBURG, Ohio – First at last. Canadian Stewart Friesen held off Sheldon Creed by .728-seconds in the Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway to earn his first career NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory Thursday night. It was a typical Eldora night of close racing, hot tempers, and high drama on the Rossburg, Ohio half-miler. Friesen, the driver of the No. 52 Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet took the lead on Lap 95 of the 150-lap race and held off the field despite multiple cautionRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It was an intense Thursday night for rookie Sheldon Creed, who exits Eldora Speedway with a career-high second in the 7th annual Eldora Dirt Derby. This comes after being involved in multiple incidents throughout the night, which he recovered tremendously and brought the No. 2 GMS Racing Chevrolet Silverado its first top-five since the finale at Homestead last year, where he finished fifth. “This place is so tough. You have to be so easy,” Creed on the demanding dirt circuit. “Man I don’t know if there’sRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Depending on their racing background and certainly their ability to adapt quickly, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series drivers show up in Rossburg, Ohio this week ready to test their skills on NASCAR champion Tony Stewart’s challenging half-mile Eldora Speedway dirt track – a venue that will likely help decide the 2019 championship field. With only two races remaining to set the eight-driver playoff, Thursday night’s Eldora Dirt Derby (9 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is not only hugely popular for its one-of-a-kind challengeRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Young’s Motorsports tabbed Landon Huffman to sub for Spencer Boyd at Eldora Speedway after a non-racing related injury. Boyd revealed on Twitter that he has suffered from back pain in over the course of the past week. He admitted that he went against doctor’s advice and competed in the Gander RV 150 at Pocono Raceway. However, he will heed his doctor’s advice and step aside for the Eldora Dirt Derby. Huffman will drive the No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado on the 0.500-mile dirt track. The ThursdayRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Veteran dirt late model racer Kyle Strickler will be among the dirt specialists returning to Eldora Speedway and compete in next Thursday’s Eldora Dirt Derby. Strickler will pilot the No. 54 Toyota Tundra owned by DGR-Crosley, regularly driven by Natalie Decker and will have partnership support by Jerovetz Shock Service, Donaldson Grading, JRS Competition Finishes, Canady’s Pest Control, Glen Miller Demolition and G-Style Transport. The two-time World Short Track Champion at The Dirt Track at Charlotte commented he’s excited about Thursday’s announcement coming out and workingRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Tyler Dippel. He drives the No. 02 D&A Concrete / Lobas Productions / Jersey Filmmaker Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports. Dippel finished runner-up in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship Standings last year and in the 2014 PASS National Super Late Model Series. The 19-year-old is currently 11th in the championship points standings, 146-points behind points leader Grant Enfinger, and 81-points behind the playoff cutoff, heldRead More
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