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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 Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service HAMPTON, Ga. – As darkness enveloped Atlanta Motor Speedway, and rain pelted the windshield of his No. 51 Toyota, Kyle Busch patiently waited for word he had sole possession of the all-time victory lead in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. The record-setting win wouldn’t be quite that easy. After the red flag for rain, NASCAR restarted the race, rather than calling it. Five laps later, after parrying a determined charge from former series champion Johnny Sauter, Busch took the checkered Saturday’s Ultimate Tailgating 200,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Johnny Sauter’s short run mastery didn’t panned out when it counted most during Saturday’s Ultimate Tailgating 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, finishing second to Kyle Busch, who surpassed Ron Hornaday, Jr. as the all-time winner in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Just barely over a week into his second stint at ThorSport Racing, the series fifth-winningest driver pushed No. 13 Tendal Heal Ford F-150 to its limit throughout the mist-plagued 130-lap race, even capitalizing on Busch’s loose wheel to take the lead on Lap 54Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Lap 54 was the moment an intense NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway turned into a nightmare for 11 drivers, including Jordan Anderson, who’s predicament is worse than most considering the circumstances of his own team. Coming off Turn 3, Anderson, who was running on the bottom, was drafting with Cory Roper and running inside the top-five until he began bottoming out and the rest of the draft caught up to him. As the field bunched up, Anderson was losingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Justin Haley returns to Daytona International Speedway with a chip on his shoulder and after topping the speed chart at 189.581 mph (47.473 seconds) during final practice before Saturday’s NASCAR Racing Experience 300, he’s eyeing for redemption. “Daytona has always been good to me. I finished second here in Trucks last year and I’ve been good on superspeedways my whole career,” Haley told Motorsports Tribune. “We had fast speed and we were up there in final practice and made some mock runsRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – ThorSport Racing’s Ben Rhodes is entering his fourth season in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series, and once again, changes are the norm with his team as they went through a complete overhaul, including another number change. No longer its the No. 41 Ford F-150, which upset some fans as it’s now the No. 99 instead. All thanks to an initiative by owner Duke Thorson to maintain continuity on his five-truck operation. Rhodes told Motorsports Tribune that at a young age, heRead More

Posted On January 9, 2019By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Trucks

Johnny Sauter Out at GMS Racing

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After three seasons together, 2016 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Champion Johnny Sauter and GMS Racing will part ways effective immediately, the team announced Wednesday. Sauter joined the organization in 2016, bringing the Maury Gallagher-owned operation its first, and only, championship to date. In 63 races together, the duo earned 13 victories, 19 top-five, 55 top-10 finishes, and two poles. In all three seasons, Sauter made the Playoffs, as well as the Championship Four, finishing runner-up in 2017 and fourth last season. In 2018, SauterRead 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 look at Part One of the best moments of the season in the Truck Series. Lapped Traffic Enrages Johnny Sauter Known to be competitive and vocal, Johnny Sauter was far from pleased with DGR-Crosley’s Bo LeMastus, who felt that heRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Johnny Sauter came into the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season finale as the odds on favorite, given his performance throughout the year, but Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway was anything but typical for the 2016 series champion and GMS Racing. After putting up the fastest time in practice earlier in the day and qualifying sixth, things started to go awry for the No. 21 team when the green flag dropped as the speed just did not transfer into the race andRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be the first title fight of the weekend to be settled, as the four remaining drivers in the Playoffs will duke it out Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the right to hoist the championship trophy when the checkered flag falls. Eight drivers started the Playoffs with a berth in the championship race in mind, but half of them fell by the wayside, leaving Noah Gragson, Justin Haley, Brett Moffitt, and Johnny Sauter as the fourRead More