Grant Enfinger Tag

By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Christopher Bell has been the man to beat throughout the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season and with a place in the Round of Six already locked down, the Kyle Busch Motorsports driver will roll off first in Saturday’s Fred’s 250 at Talladega, which will be a playoff elimination race for his fellow drivers not yet locked in. After Saturday’s race, the current eight driver playoff field will be cut down to six. Bell and Ben Rhodes are already locked in, but the finalRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service LOUDON, N.H. – In Christopher Bell’s dominating win in Saturday’s UNOH 175 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the rich got richer. The top seed in the series Playoffs, Bell won the first two stages of the opening postseason event and took the checkered flag 1.248 seconds ahead of runner-up Ryan Truex to notch his fifth victory of the season. The win earned Bell automatic advancement into the second round of the Playoffs, gave him an additional seven playoffRead More

Posted On September 15, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Trucks

Sauter Wins NCWTS Regular Season Finale at Chicago

By NASCAR Wire Service JOLIET, Ill. – Johnny Sauter served notice that he’s ready to make a spirited defense of his 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship. Ben Rhodes was happy just to squeak into the final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff berth—by the skin of his teeth. Sauter passed regular-season champion Christopher Bell for the lead on Lap 123 of 150 and drove away to win Friday Night’s 225 by 2.005 seconds over Chase Briscoe, who passed Bell for second on Lap 136. The race within a race betweenRead More
By Chris Knight, NASCAR Wire Service BRISTOL, Tenn. – Not even a NASCAR overtime could stop Kyle Busch from rallying back from a speeding penalty at the end of Stage 2 to win Wednesday night’s UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch, forced to the back of the field under penalty to start the final stage, put on a clinic on a Lap 119 restart and utilized the high line to roar through the field and find himself back in the top-10 by Lap 136. Nearly 30 laps later, Busch foundRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Leaving last Saturday’s LTi Printing 200 at Michigan International Speedway, Darrell Wallace, Jr’s win in his return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series made headlines throughout NASCAR nation. However, the win is making headlines for a different reason after NASCAR announced the penalties from the weekend. The No. 99 MDM Motorsports team failed post-race inspection and was given a Level 1 penalty due to issues with the bed cover on their Chevrolet. Per NASCAR, “Vent holes at the bed top must be configured forRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Currently on the outside of the eight driver playoff field looking in, Grant Enfinger is looking forward to a strong run at Michigan International Speedway. He sits eighth in points in the No. 98 Champion Power Equipment Toyota Tundra, just four points behind the cutoff, held by Ryan Truex. Enfinger has one previous start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at the two-mile oval. He started ninth and finished eighth. He also has five ARCA Racing Series starts at Michigan with one top fiveRead 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
NASCAR Wire Service ST. LOUIS, Mo. – “Happy Father’s Day!” a crew member shouted at team owner Joe Nemechek Saturday night as track workers put together the Victory Lane stage behind them. Nemechek had already passed out a half dozen hugs and handshakes to other members of the team he owns, NEMCO Motorsports. “Incredible,” was all Nemechek could muster in response after watching his son, John Hunter Nemechek, pass Matt Crafton late in the race and win the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway MotorsportsRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Last week at Texas Motor Speedway, Ryan Truex matched his season best finish with a fourth place result. It also was his fifth straight Top 10 finish of the year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. As the series moved on to Gateway Motorsports Park, Truex entered with just one previous start at the 1.25-mile track as he would look to extend the streak. As the teams unloaded for the Drivin’ For Linemen 200, Truex’s Hattori Racing Enterprises team showed that they were searchingRead More
By: Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH, Texas – Christopher Bell, a self-described “dirt track kid” from Oklahoma, continued to show he’s pretty good on pavement Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Bell edged Chase Briscoe after a side-by-side, closing-laps battle to win the 21st annual 400 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Bell, who started 21st in the 28-truck field, won under caution after a white-flag wreck involving Timothy Peters, Austin Self and Johnny Sauter on TMS’ repaved and re-profiled 1.5-mile oval. A 22-year-old native of Norman, Oklahoma,Read More