NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer CONCORD, N.C. – Charlotte hometown drivers William Byron, and Daniel Hemric were both looking for some hometown magic at their home track. Byron started on the pole after posting the fastest time in practice and qualifying being washed out by rain. Meanwhile Hemric started the race in eighth. Byron got off to an early start, leading the first 24 laps before pitting under the competition caution. After the first round of pit stops, both Byron and Hemric restarted in the top five. Byron slid back onRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie Rico Abreu struggled early in the only practice the Truck Series would have on Thursday. Abreu finished the day 10th fastest, where he would start after qualifying was rained out. Abreu hung around in the top 10 during the first green flag run. Under the competition caution, Abreu and his crew took two tires to take the lead. Although Abreu would only lead one lap, he was able to hold off several trucks shortly after theRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service CONCORD, N.C. – Matt Crafton had a lot to overcome on Saturday—a 17th-place starting position and a difficult pit stall that cost him dearly in the early stages of Saturday’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. But after 134 laps, Crafton was 5.748 seconds ahead of second-place Kyle Busch, winning the race and extending his series lead to 12 points over seventh-place finisher Timothy Peters. In fact, the two-time champion won consecutive races for the first time in his NASCAR CampingRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The last time the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series visited Charlotte Motor Speedway, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne took the win in a photo finish with Erik Jones finishing in second. Cup Series drivers have been victorious in five out of the last six Truck Series races at Charlotte. Kyle Busch won four of those five. The most recent Truck Series regular to win at Charlotte was Justin Lofton in 2012. Busch will attempt to add to his six wins in the TruckRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Writer On Wednesday, NASCAR announced their penalties stemming from last weekend’s trip to Dover International Speedway. The most notable penalty was the P3 level penalty handed out to Kasey Kahne’s No. 5 team for Hendrick Motorsports. The team did not pass post-race inspection on the laser platform and was taken back to the NASCAR Research and Development Center for further inspection. After evaluating the car, NASCAR fined the team 15 driver and owner points, dropping Kahne out of the top-16 in points. Crew chief Keith RoddenRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DOVER, Del. – It took 16 tries, but Matt Crafton finally got his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory at Dover International Speedway. Holding off hard-charging Daniel Suárez throughout a 27-lap green-flag run to the finish of Friday’s Dover 200 at the Monster Mile, the two-time series champion picked up his first win of the season and the 12th of his career, all but assuring himself a berth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase. “We’ve gotten close and we’ve had veryRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service KANSAS CITY, Kan. – William Byron remembers watching NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races when he was six years old. Now 18, Byron has a win in the series he watched as a child. But it took a strong truck and a stroke of good luck for Byron to win Friday night’s Toyota Tundra 250 and reach Victory Lane at Kansas Speedway for the first time in five series starts. Driving the No. 9 Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports, Byron was third when frontrunnerRead More

Posted On May 5, 2016By David MorganIn Breaking News, Headline News, NASCAR

2017 NASCAR Schedules Unveiled

By David Morgan, NASCAR Writer On Thursday, NASCAR unveiled the schedules for the 2017 season for all three national series months earlier than normal thanks to the five-year sanctioning agreements that NASCAR and the tracks entered into starting in 2016. For the most part, the schedules do not vary much from the current 2016 slate to the schedule for the 2017 season, but there are a few notable changes on the docket for next season. Talladega Superspeedway and Kansas Speedway will swap their fall race dates next season, making KansasRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Bobby Labonte has enjoyed a part-time driver role for the past several seasons in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, but the 51-year-old admitted he would consider the option to go racing in the Truck Series full-time if it made sense. Labonte, the 2000 Sprint Cup Series champion, hasn’t raced in the Truck Series since 2007, but in 10 career starts possesses one win and five top 10’s. “It is absolutely something that we have talked about and met with some people about,” said Labonte. “Again, everythingRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Kyle Busch, come get your clock. Leading a race-high 123 of 255 laps, Kyle Busch pulled off an overtime victory in Saturday’s Alpha Energy Solutions 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway and filled a major hole in his resume by securing the coveted grandfather clock that goes to the victor. “I’ve got a couple owners’ ones, but never one of my own,” said Busch, who got an excellent launch on the final restart and won the two-lapRead More