Kyle Busch Motorsports Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent BRISTOL, Tenn. – Chandler Smith was just one spot shy of becoming a playoff spoiler in the UNO200 at the age of 17. The Kyle Busch Motorsports driver dueled with defending NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Champion Brett Moffitt on the final two restarts. Moffitt got the better of Smith’s No. 51 IBuyPower Toyota Tundra on the lap 190 restart at Bristol Motor Speedway. A caution four laps later gave the young driver a second chance. Smith lined up alongside Moffitt. He held his ownRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Kyle Busch Motorsports, the team to beat in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series throughout the decade, is out of the playoffs. In a tremendously disappointing campaign, neither Harrison Burton nor Todd Gilliland were able to score an elusive victory, let alone finish in the top-10 in Saturday’s Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway. No matter the bells and whistles KBM tried to do to get either driver in excellent position to win and take the eighth and final spot, it simply didn’t pay off.Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Kyle Busch Motorsports has signed road racing veteran Alex Tagliani to drive at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Tagliani will drive the No. 51 CanTorque / Spectra Premium / RONA Toyota Tundra in the Chevrolet Silverado 250. It marks the Montreal, Quebec native’s fifth start in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. All of Tagliani’s previous starts have come at the Bowmanville, Ontario track. The 2018 NASCAR Pinty’s Series runner-up has 14 combined starts at the 2.459-mile track. Tagliani has one win, three top-five, and fourRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Despite a top-five finish at Eldora Speedway, Todd Gilliland is now in a ‘must-win’ situation to fight for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Championship. Throughout the final stage, the Kyle Busch Motorsports driver battled inside the top-10. Gilliland slung dirt with dirt specialists Mike Marlar and Justin Shipley, as well as NASCAR regulars Chase Briscoe and Christian Eckes. On the final restart of the Eldora Dirt Derby, Gilliland slipped backwards. Marlar slid by the No. 4 JBL / SiriusXM Toyota Tundra. Gilliland held offRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Stage 2 was a chaotic mess in Thursday’s Buckle Up Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway and it bit NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series points leader Grant Enfinger on Lap 65. On a late stage restart, the pole sitter restarted on the inside as race leader Brandon Jones, who had worked his way up to the front after starting 27th, chose the top groove as the field took the green flag. Enfinger’s teammate Matt Crafton pushed Jones to get the strong advantage, but it didn’t stopRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Harrison Burton avoided disaster to earn at top-five at Chicagoland Speedway. The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver restarted on the outside early in the final stage of the Camping World 225. Burton’s No. 18 Safelite Toyota Tundra followed eventual race winner Brett Moffitt. He was side-by-side with stage-two winner Grant Enfinger when Stewart Friesen and Brandon Jones joined the fray. Enfinger broke loose as the four entered turn one four-wide. His Ford F-150 tagged the left-rear of Burton’s Tundra. Both driversRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Toyota Racing Development driver Chandler Smith turned heads in his NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series debut at Iowa Speedway. It appeared that the 16-year-old was going to duel eventual race winner Ross Chastain after a lightning fast pit stop by his Rudy Fugle-led Kyle Busch Motorsports team. However, Smith was penalized for speeding entering the pits. He was sent to the tail-end of the longest line. Smith quickly worked his way back into the top-10. The progress of his No. 51 Safelite Toyota Tundra stalledRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Saturday’s M&Ms 200 at Iowa Speedway in Newton has been postponed due to rain and has been rescheduled to Sunday June 16 at Noon ET, airing live on FS1. Rain and lightning delays have plagued several on-track activities for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, including qualifying being cancelled. As a result, the starting lineup was set by team owner points. This meant 16-year-old Chandler Smith, who won Friday’s ARCA Menards Series race at Madison International Speedway, will start on the pole in the No. 51Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series regular Harrison Burton will accomplish two milestones at Iowa Speedway. In the Truck Series, the Kyle Busch Motorsports driver will make his 25th-career start in the No. 18 Morton Buildings Toyota Tundra. In his 24 previous series starts, Burton has seven top-five and 12 top-10 finishes. He also earned his first career pole position in the M&M’s 200 presented by Casey’s General Store last year. Burton has two previous starts at the 0.875-mile track. In addition to his pole lastRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — The Biff is back on top of the NASCAR world. After not making a NASCAR national series start since 2016, Greg Biffle returns to the Gander Outdoors Truck Series with a humbling comeback victory for the ages as he took the checkered flag in Friday’s SpeedyCash.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. Thanks to Rudy Fugle (Biffle’s crew chief) strategy call of staying out in the closing laps, the 49-year-old beat two-time Truck Series champion Matt Crafton by 0.963 seconds to score hisRead More