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By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Past NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the historical and scenic Canadian Tire Motorsport Park road course have ended in hot tempers and dramatic last lap passes. By comparison, Brett Moffitt’s 5.160-second victory in Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 looked like a drive in the Park. The current series championship leader earned his second playoff win in as many 2019 playoff races with the largest Margin of Victory in the race’s seven-year history over one of the very best road course racers in theRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service BRISTOL, Tenn. – Top-seeded Brett Moffitt held off determined 17-year-old Chandler Smith after a restart with three laps left and took home the trophy in Thursday night’s UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. With the victory in the first event of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoffs, Moffitt, the defending series champion, gained an automatic berth in the Round of 6, as other Playoff contenders either overcame adversity or succumbed to it. “It was tough,” Moffitt said in Victory Lane. “Our (No. 24)Read 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 Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent GMS Racing’s Sam Mayer will make his NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway. The 16-year-old will drive the No. 21 ManpowerCroup Chevrolet Silverado in three races starting with the UNOH 200 at Bristol. Mayer will also compete at Martinsville Speedway and ISM Raceway. He will also compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Busch’s Beans 150 at the 0.500-mile track. Mayer has one start at the ‘Last Great Colosseum’ in K&N Pro competition. He led every lap on route toRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Defending NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Champion Brett Moffitt is set to make his 50th series start at Pocono Raceway. The GMS Racing driver has two previous starts at ‘The Tricky Triangle.’ Moffitt’s best finish at the 2.5-mile track, third, came in 2016. In last year’s race he finished 26th after mechanical issues hampered his race. Moffitt will pilot the No. 24 Chevy Accessories Chevrolet Silverado in the Gander RV 150 on Saturday afternoon. “I really enjoy racing at Pocono,” Moffitt said. “It says everything in theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent A strategy call by crew chief Jerry Baxter handed Brett Moffitt a top-five finish at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. In the final stage of the CarShield 200, Moffitt jumped from mid-pack to the top-five. The defending Gander Outdoors Truck Series Champion had been a non-factor for much of the 200-mile race. An alternate strategy by the GMS Racing team moved the No. 24 Destiny Homes Chevrolet Silverado into the top-10 for the final restart. With seven laps to go, Moffitt held off hisRead More
By Robert Gray, NASCAR Wire Service NEWTON, Iowa — Brett Moffitt shed his race suit. He simmered silently in street clothes, sipped on a beer, and stewed over what seemed to be a missed opportunity at his home state track. Then strange, but welcomed news arrived — and that brew tasted somewhat sweet rather than extremely bitter. Ross Chastain’s No. 44 truck, which he apparently wheeled to a much-needed victory, had failed post-race inspection because of being too low in the front. Suddenly, a sense of second-place dejection transformed intoRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent NASCAR Xfinity Series Rookie of the Year contender John Hunter Nemechek will be in a back-up car for the Pocono Green 250. As a result, he will start from the rear of Saturday’s race. Five laps into the first practice at Pocono Raceway, Nemechek’s red and white No. 23 ISM Connect Chevrolet Camaro SS broke loose in turn two. The GMS Racing driver made hard contact with wall, forcing the team to a back-up car. Nemechek was 16th fastest on the speed charts in the firstRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Auto Club Speedway was once again unkind to John Hunter Nemechek, who took a heavy shunt past the start/finish line on the 84th lap of Saturday’s Production Alliance Group 300 in Fontana, California, and will be credited with a 28th place result. Already dealing with adversity such as a brush in the Turn 4 wall during Stage 1 and later in Stage 2, he lost a lap by pitting for a vibration, but would have a decent recovery and saw himself battling Justin Haley for theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Brett Moffitt gave it a valiant effort to cancel “The Kyle Busch Show” during Friday’s Strat 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but it wasn’t meant to be as he finished second to the now 53-time series winner after overcoming a disastrous pit stop at the end of Stage 1. The defending Truck Series champion came into the pits behind Stage 1 winner Busch to be serviced for four tires and fuel, but the air hose being caught underneath the right rear of Moffitt’s No. 24Read More