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Posted On February 27, 2019By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Trucks

Up to Speed: Strat 200 Preview

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After two tough race weekends in a row, the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series moves on to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Austin Hill is still the only driver locked into the Playoffs after Kyle Busch earned a record-breaking win at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Drivers still playing catch up, the draft, and Kyle Busch in the field once again are some of the storylines heading into the Strat 200. Coverage for the Strat 200 is scheduled to start Friday night at 9:00 p.m. ET. A secondRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent United States Navy Lt. Jesse Iwuji will make his 1.5-mile debut in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Stratosphere 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Lt. Iwuji will drive the No. 34 Fueltrax Chevrolet Silverado for Reaume Brothers Racing. To date, Iwuji has just two starts on 1.5-mile tracks, both in the ARCA Menards Series. In both races, the U.S. Naval Academy Graduate failed to finish. At Charlotte Motor Speedway, he was swept up in an accident, while at Chicagoland Speedway, engine problems sidelined himRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer For the 17th race of the season, the series travels North of the border to begin the 2018 Playoffs at the 2.459-mile Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for the Chevrolet Silverado 250. Road course ringers, teams using the NT1 Spec Engine versus those using OEM engines, the possibility of racing in the rain, stage racing, and the Playoffs are just some of the storylines heading into the 17th race of the season at Mosport. Coverage for the Chevrolet Silverado 250 is scheduled to start Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET.Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  Adding to a season of firsts for Jesse Iwuji, the United States Navy Lieutenant will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in the Chevrolet Silverado 250. Lt. Iwuji will pilot the No. 34 BBMC Mortgage / Zulu Audio / SHITI Coolers Chevrolet Silverado for Reaume Brothers Racing at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Although Lt. Iwuji has never competed at the 2.459-mile, 10-Turn road course, he has five road course starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. His best road course finish, 12th, came atRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer The development for U.S. Navy Lt. Jesse Iwuji continues with a new team in the ARCA Racing Series. Lt. Iwuji will compete with Thomas Praytor’s Max Force Racing in the Scott 150 at Chicagoland Speedway on Thursday night. Lt. Iwuji, who started the season with Patriot Motorsports Group, will pilot the No. 9 BBMC Mortgage Ford Fusion at the 1.5-mile Oval. By doing so, he will become the first Naval Academy graduate to compete at Chicagoland Speedway. Max Force Racing has three starts at ChicagolandRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with U.S. Navy Lt. Jesse Iwuji. Lt. Iwuji is a 30-year-old that drives the No. 34 BBMC Mortgage Chevrolet SS in the ARCA Racing Series for Patriot Motorsports Group. He also competes in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series West full-time and the East Division sporadically. Lt. Iwuji is also the first Naval Academy Graduate to compete in the ARCA Racing Series. Seth Eggert: How did you become interested in Motorsports? Lt. Jesse Iwuji: “Most of theRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor TALLADEGA, Alabama – To say that Jesse Iwuji has a full plate would be an understatement, but the Naval Academy graduate has been tactical in his approach to his racing career while still serving in the Navy and other endeavors that the 30-year old has his hands in. Though his run in Friday’s ARCA General Tire 200 at Talladega only resulted in a 15th place finish, Iwuji noted that he has a greater mission beyond just making his racing career a success. “All those folksRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Saturday’s Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway has as diverse a field as the ARCA Racing Series has seen in a long time. The race marks the first time ARCA will use composite bodies at a restrictor plate track, giving a fair playing field for all 39 drivers who’ll accept the 80-lap grind. The historic field consists of long-time veterans, a Navy Academy grad, female teammates and young guns in top budget teams. Let’s begin with Venturini Motorsports teammates Natalie Decker and Leilani Münter.Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer In a sport that often celebrates patriotism, United States Navy Lt. Jesse Iwuji will find himself at home. Lt. Iwuji will become the first Naval Academy Graduate to compete in the ARCA Racing Series Present by Menards when he takes the green flag February 10. He will pilot the No. 34 BBMC Mortgage Chevrolet SS for Patriot Motorsports Group. Lt. Iwuji has 29 starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. There he has just one top-10 at Orange Show Speedway in 2016. Lt. IwujiRead More