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By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – The pressure has been on for the young drivers in the Kyle Busch Motorsports stable in recent weeks, but on Friday afternoon, Todd Gilliland helped take some of that pressure off by putting his KBM Toyota on pole for the SpeedyCash.com 400. As one of the final trucks to hit the track, Gilliland laid down a lap of 29.227 seconds (184.761 mph) to best Johnny Sauter for the top spot and score his first pole position of the 2019 NASCAR GanderRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – Familiar names topped the speed charts as Sheldon Creed and Brennan Poole were fastest in the two NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series practice sessions. In the first practice session for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Creed’s No. 2 Chevrolet Accessories Chevrolet Silverado topped the charts with a speed of 181.561 mph. His 29.742 second lap edged out Todd Gilliland by 0.074 seconds. “I feel pretty confident going into tonight,” Creed explained. “Pretty decent practice. We got betterRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Austin Hill and Hattori Racing Enterprises will honor the service and life of Mooresville, NC Police Department’s K-9 Officer Jordan Sheldon in the Digital Ally 250. Officer Sheldon, a six-year veteran of the MPD, was shot and killed in the line of duty during a routine traffic stop last Saturday near the Hattori race shop. Hill’s No. 16 Toyota Racing Development Toyota Tundra will carry decals honoring the 32-year-old officer and his K-9 partner Ramon. Five of Hill’s 11 top-10 finishes in the NASCAR GanderRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DOVER, Del. – You can call him the Dover Dominator. With a No. 13 ThorSport Racing Ford that was strongest at the end of Saturday’s Jegs 200 at Dover International Speedway, Johnny Sauter beat pole winner Brett Moffitt to the finish line after a late restart to win his first NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race of the season and his third straight the Monster Mile. The former series champion, who returned to ThorSport this season after a less-than-amicable split with GMS Racing, couldRead More
By Lee Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH, Texas — Kyle Busch continued his winning ways out west. Busch held off Stewart Friesen by 1.269-seconds for his fourth-consecutive NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory of the season and his fourth-career win at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch led a race-high 97 laps in the Vankor 350 en route to his 55th career series win and his 202nd among NASCAR’s top three national series. “Those guys were able to keep up with us just way too much throughout the night,” Busch said. “YouRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After two weeks off, the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series is back in action at Martinsville Speedway. Austin Hill is still the only driver locked into the Playoffs after Kyle Busch has won the last two races. Drivers playing catch up, a huge rookie contingent, and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup drivers in the field once again are some of the storylines heading into the Martinsville 250. Austin Dillon, Bubba Wallace, and Kyle Busch are the only Cup drivers enter in Saturday’s race. Coverage for theRead More

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