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SPARTA, Ky. – In a race that ended five laps short of its scheduled distance, polesitter Matt Crafton was declared the winner of Thursday night’s UNOH 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event after Ben Kennedy’s Toyota damaged the catchfence at Kentucky Speedway beyond the track’s capacity to repair it expeditiously. With a shove from the Ford of Ryan Blaney, Crafton had taken the lead from eventual runner-up Erik Jones on Lap 145 moments before Kennedy was launched into the fence from contact with David Gilliland’s Ford. The victory wasRead More

Posted On June 14, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Trucks

Custer speeds to second career win at Gateway

MADISON, Ill. – Cole Custer took advantage of a five-lap shootout at Gateway Motorsports Park to score his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in Saturday night’s American Ethanol presents the Drivin’ for Linemen 200 brought to you by Ameren. When race leader Tyler Reddick missed his second shift of the night on the final restart, Custer attacked and cleared the field to cruise to a 0.871-second triumph over Spencer Gallagher. It was the 17-year-old NASCAR Next driver’s first win of the year and second for JR Motorsports,Read More
FORT WORTH, Tex. — Matt Crafton insists he had “a blast” racing Daniel Suarez Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway, including a pair of late-race restarts that secured victory in the 19th annual WinStar World Casino & Resort 400. Crafton continued his recent domination of NASCAR’s intermediate racetracks, hammering out the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory over an aggressive Suarez. The two-time reigning series champion, Crafton recorded his eighth career victory by 0.569-seconds. “I had a blast racing with Daniel there at the end,” said Crafton, who scored hisRead More
DOVER, Del. – Tyler Reddick had a score to settle with Dover International Speedway, and on Friday he did just that, winning the Lucas Oil 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in his second start at the Monster Mile. Reddick passed Erik Jones on Lap 193 of 200 and finished 1.255 seconds ahead of Daniel Suarez, who drove past third-place finisher Jones in the closing laps to take the runner-up spot. The victory was Reddick’s second of the season in the No. 19 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford, and inRead More

Posted On May 8, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Trucks

Crafton gets Kansas win on fuel mileage

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Matt Crafton didn’t have the fastest truck in Friday night’s Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway, but he had the best feel for fuel mileage and what his crew chief would call their lucky fuel cell. The result was Crafton’s seventh series career victory. With truck after truck pulling to the inside of the 1.5-mile Kansas oval over the last five laps with empty fuel cells, Crafton cruised over the finish line with only a few drops of fuel left in his ThorSport Racing Toyota Tundra.Read More
Joey Logano now has a win in each of NASCAR’s three premier series.

Posted On March 28, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Trucks

Logano Wins Wild Truck Race in Martinsville

MARTINSVILE, Va.—Race runner-up Matt Crafton said Joey Logano barreled into Turn 1 on the final restart “like he was shot out of a cannon.” Ducking to the inside with the accelerator mashed was the move Logano, the Coors Light Pole Award winner, had to make to vault from third to first and win Saturday’s Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway in an event that went eight circuits past its posted distance of 250 laps. Logano led 150 laps in winning the first NCWTS race ofRead More

Posted On February 28, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Trucks

Matt Crafton Dominates the Field in Atlanta Truck Win

HAMPTON, Ga.—There’s no letup in Matt Crafton. The two-time defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, Crafton charged to the front from his 15th-place starting position and ran away from the rest of the field in Saturday’s Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. At the end of a 74-lap green flag run—the longest in NCWTS history at Atlanta—Crafton crossed the finish line 8.752 seconds ahead of runner-up Ty Dillon. Keystone Light Polesitter Ben Kennedy came home third, a distant 10.275 seconds behind the race winner. Daniel Suarez finishedRead More
Joey Logano wins the 2015 Daytona 500.

Posted On February 22, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Monster Energy Cup

Logano Claims Victory in Spectacular Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—The record will reflect that Joey Logano won Sunday’s 57th Daytona 500 under caution, when a multicar wreck on the backstretch forced NASCAR to wave the yellow flag as Logano led the field into the final corner on the second lap of a green-white-checkered-flag finish. But the notation of that final caution does no justice to the memory of a race that produced some of the most scintillating restrictor-plate racing in the history of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. From a restart on Lap 182 of a scheduledRead More
Matt Crafton
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After a vicious crash left Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch with a right lower leg compound fracture and a left mid-foot fracture, the team has decided to put defending Camping World Truck Series champion Matt Crafton in the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota for the Daytona 500. The source is a person close to the team and wished to keep their anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the situation. Crafton and Busch have familiarity among the Toyota Racing family in the Truck Series, Busch withRead More

Posted On February 20, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Trucks

Reddick Survives Wild Truck Race at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—As trucks fanned out four-wide behind him, Tyler Reddick took the first checkered flag of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career in Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Behind the race winner, Erik Jones charged to the outside to grab the runner-up spot, followed by Scott Lagasse Jr. and Austin Theriault, Reddick’s Brad Keselowski Racing teammate. Teamwork between the two BKR trucks was crucial to Reddick’s maiden win. “I just had all the confidence in the world in our trucks going into theRead More