Kyle Busch Motorsports Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Halmar Friesen Racing had its best season in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series to date after Stewart Friesen scored his first two wins at Eldora and Phoenix and made the Championship 4 this season. They’re now taking a wise gamble of leaving the Chevrolet Silverado and alliance with GMS Racing in favor of the Toyota Tundra with support from the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) next season, hoping it can translate into more wins and capturing the series title. “We were all very impressedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Two promising talents will be given the shot of a lifetime by competing full-time in the 2020 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series for Kyle Busch Motorsports. KBM announced Thursday that Canadian driver Raphael Lessard will replace Todd Gilliland in the No. 4 Toyota Tundra while ARCA Menards Series champion Christian Eckes will pilot the No. 18 Tundra as current driver Harrison Burton will move up to the Xfinity Series. Eckes has shown blistering speed in Trucks, scoring three top-10 finishes. However, Eckes has definitely shined duringRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Who would’ve thought something like capturing audio gold would result of breaking the racing internet in a span of minutes. If you haven’t realized by now, Todd Gilliland finally captured that elusive NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory in Saturday’s NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville Speedway. However, it was seconds after bringing his No. 4 Mobil 1 Toyota Tundra home to P1 that caught mine and everyone else’s eyes that nobody couldn’t resist sharing it. AUDIO pic.twitter.com/4wKfe4z8jy — Luis Torres (@TheLTFiles) October 26, 2019Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A career-high finish by Riley Herbst was the last thing on his mind after a controversial last lap in Saturday’s Sugarlands Shine 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. The 20-year-old had a clean race as chaos happened behind his No. 51 Monster Energy/Advance Auto Parts Toyota Tundra. Gus Dean’s massive late-race shunt on the backstretch sent the race into overtime and Herbst was one of a few drivers in excellent position of battling for the win. Indeed, Herbst was able to put himself in the right spot toRead More

Posted On October 3, 2019By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Climbing the Ladder: Gray Gaulding

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with NASCAR Xfinity Series regular Gray Gaulding. The 21-year-old drives the GGPure.com / The Country Network / Panini Trading Cards / JT Marine / Worldwide Safety Consulting / Two Men and a Truck / Walk-Ons.com / ABA of Illinois / Atlantic Contractors / East Stroudsburg University Chevrolet Camaro SS for Bobby Dotter’s SS-Green Light Racing. Gaulding was the first driver on the outside, looking in for the Xfinity Series playoffs. The Colonial Heights,Read More
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