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Posted On August 22, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Trucks

Playoff Pressure Follows Gander Trucks to Canada

By NASCAR Wire Service With the opening race of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoffs behind them, the eight drivers contending for the title head to the lone road course on the series schedule this weekend for the seventh annual Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Sunday, August 25 (2:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Brett Moffitt is sitting pretty as the Gander Trucks head north of the border – he opened the postseason with a win at Bristol Motor SpeedwayRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent BRISTOL, Tenn. – The playoff drivers in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series swept both practices for the Food City 200. Tyler Ankrum was fastest in the first session at Bristol Motor Speedway. The David Gilliland Racing – Crosley Group driver ran a 15.178 second, 126.420 MPH lap in the No. 17 May’s Hawaii Toyota Tundra. Ross Chastain was second fastest, with a 15.249 second, 125.831 MPH lap. Matt Crafton, Raphael Lessard, and Brett Moffitt rounded out the top-five. The rest of the top-10 includedRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoffs get underway Thursday night with the UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (8:30 p.m. ET on FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) – the first of seven races that will crown the 2019 series champ. Brett Moffitt will begin defense of his 2018 Gander Trucks title as the No. 1 seed for this year’s edition of the Playoffs. The driver of the No. 24 GMS Racing Chevrolet SilveradoRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It appeared Thursday’s Eldora Dirt Derby was going to be renamed the Chase Briscoe Dirt Derby, but a series of incidents knocked the defending winner out of contention and had to settle for a painful seventh at Eldora Speedway. “Last night was probably the most frustrated I’ve ever been in a race car,” Briscoe told the press at Watkins Glen Friday, preparing for the Xfinity Series race. “That was probably the first NASCAR race for sure where I felt I was dominant.” Briscoe won the firstRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Depending on their racing background and certainly their ability to adapt quickly, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series drivers show up in Rossburg, Ohio this week ready to test their skills on NASCAR champion Tony Stewart’s challenging half-mile Eldora Speedway dirt track – a venue that will likely help decide the 2019 championship field. With only two races remaining to set the eight-driver playoff, Thursday night’s Eldora Dirt Derby (9 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is not only hugely popular for its one-of-a-kind challengeRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service In a week that started with Justin Haley’s remarkable upset win at Daytona on Sunday, 18-year-old Tyler Ankrum added another on Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway—and simultaneously threw a wrench into the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoff standings. Driving the No. 17 DGR-Crosley Toyota, Ankrum inherited the lead in the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at the 1.5-mile track when Brett Moffitt ran out of fuel on the next-to-last lap. Ankrum crossed the finish line 7.373 seconds ahead of runner-up Stewart Friesen,Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Following the Camping World 300 Christopher Bell became the first NASCAR Xfinity Series driver disqualified since 2005. Bell had finished third at Chicagoland Speedway in his No. 20 Rheem Toyota Supra. He was stripped of his third-place points, stage points, and winnings. Bell is now credited with a 38th-place finish and just one point earned. In 2005, Johnny Sauter was disqualified from the Spring race at Texas Motor Speedway for an illegal carburetor. No illegal parts were found on Bell’s Joe Gibbs Racing machine. 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 Luis Torres, Staff Writer Former NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series champion Johnny Sauter, driver of the No. 13 ThorSport Racing Ford F-150, has been suspended for one race due to his actions during Sunday’s M&Ms 200 at Iowa Speedway. The feud began two weeks ago at Texas Motor Speedway after Sauter was taken out by Austin Hill, eliminating him from a race win. Their clash continued during Sunday’s race, specifically on the 137th lap. Hill turned Sauter around in Turn 3, which led the former champion to retaliate under cautionRead 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