Gander Outdoors 150 Tag

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service LONG POND, Pa. – In his last start of the season, Kyle Busch got the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory he coveted most. Holding off a charge from Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Erik Jones—who started the race in place of ailing Noah Gragson—Busch, the pole winner, powered his No. 51 Toyota across the finish line 1.469 seconds ahead of Jones’ No. 18 to win the Gander Outdoors 150 at Pocono Raceway. The number “51” had added significance on Saturday. In winning for the secondRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The worst feeling in the world for race car driver is being forced to sit out a race, especially just hours before the green flag drops. This was the case for Noah Gragson, who wasn’t medically cleared to compete in Saturday’s Gander Outdoors 150 at Pocono Raceway in due to flu-like symptoms. Gragson had battled a stomach bug the past few days and it initially didn’t stop the 20-year-old from being fastest during Friday’s practice session. However, just before qualifying this morning, he required medicalRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Although NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Dalton Sargeant earned his career-best finish at Pocono Raceway, he was best in class. Sargeant finished third, behind two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers in the Gander Outdoors 150. Sargeant restarted in the final stage in the lead in his No. 25 Performance Plus Motor Oil Chevrolet Silverado. However, he was unable to hold off eventual race-winner Kyle Busch, and Erik Jones, who was filling in for an ill Noah Gragson. After several laps, Sargeant broke awayRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Despite having one of the most dominant cars, Todd Gilliland ended up sixth after Mother Nature ended the ModSpace 150 early. Gilliland’s top-10 at Pocono Raceway was the third ARCA Racing Series event in which he appeared to have a race-winning car but failed to entered victory lane this season. Gilliland lost the lead on a lap-15 restart to eventual winner Zane Smith. The caution waved before he could reclaim the top position. His DGR-Crosley Group team elected to bring the No. 54 Frontline EnterprisesRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch is just one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory away from tying NASCAR Hall of Famer Ron Hornaday, Jr. Busch once again will pilot the No. 51 Cessna Toyota Tundra for his team, Kyle Busch Motorsports. Hornaday earned 51 victories in 360 Truck Series starts spread across 17 years of competition. Busch has scored 50 victories in 144 Truck Series starts to date, spread across 16 years of competition. This weekend, the Truck Series returns to PoconoRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer For the 14th race of the season, the series visits the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway for the Gander Outdoors 150. Teams using the NT1 Spec Engine versus those using OEM engines, the return of Kyle Busch, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into Pocono. Coverage for the Gander Outdoors 150 is scheduled to start Saturday at 1:00 p.m. ET. Pocono has been on the Truck Series schedule since the 2010 season. Pocono has hosted the 14th race of the Truck Series season once before inRead More