NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Tag

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
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service TALLADEGA, Ala. – Johnny Sauter did a celebratory burnout. He collected the checkered flag from the flag stand at Talladega Superspeedway. But Sauter didn’t win Saturday’s Sugarland Shine 250 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoff race at the 2.66-mile track. A penalty for blocking Riley Herbst below the yellow line in the final 200 yards of the event cost Sauter the victory and made an unlikely winner of Spencer Boyd. “It’s Talladega,” the driver of the No. 20 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet exulted in VictoryRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor TALLADEGA, Ala. – The opening day of on-track activity at Talladega Superspeedway was all about practice, with both the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series rolling out for a pair of 50-minute practices for both series. Austin Hill, Harrison Burton Lead Toyota Truck Series Practice Sweep While the first half of the opening Truck Series practice featured single car runs and a few drivers teaming up in tandems, business really picked up in the latter half of practice as multipleRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent May 20, 1958 – September 15, 2019 Seven-Time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion 74 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Wins Two-Time NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Champion 12 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Wins 1999 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Rookie of the Year Six-Time NASCAR Hall of Fame Nominee When describing a championship driver, words such as dedicated, determined, mentor, strong, talented, and respected often come to mind. Mike Stefanik was all of these and much, much more. Stefanik was born in Wilbraham, Mass., onRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Luck was on Tyler Ankrum’s side as his engine survived long enough to put the DGR – Crosley driver into the Round of Six for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoffs. In the final run to the checkered flag, Ankrum’s No. 17 B/X Custom Designs Toyota Tundra endured electrical gremlins. At Bristol Motor Speedway, those issues forced the 2019 Sunoco Rookie of the Year into a ‘must win’ position at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. When the checkered flag waved in the World of WestgateRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor On a night when it’s both Friday the 13th and a full moon, there is bound to be some craziness happen and that’s exactly what transpired in the first elimination race for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoffs at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Entering the World of Westgate 200 with five of the six transfer spots still available, it was bound to be a chaotic evening anyway, but seven laps into the event, things started going haywire, for Thorsport Racing in particular. Regular seasonRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service LAS VEGAS – Austin Hill earned his third NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series win of the 2019 season Friday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway – perhaps his most important victory as it advances him to the second round of the Playoffs with big momentum and raised expectations. Hill’s No. 16 Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota finished an impressive 2.116 seconds ahead of fellow Playoff competitor Ross Chastain, whose No. 45 Chevrolet led a race-best 88-of-134 laps. Polesitter Christian Eckes finished third in the KyleRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor When it comes to the early days of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, two drivers immediately come to mind as big players in the success and growth of the series through the late 90’s: Ron Hornaday, Jr. and Jack Sprague. Between 1996 and 1998, the two combined for 30 wins and a title for each of them. Hornaday, driving for Dale Earnhardt, Inc., and Sprague, driving for Hendrick Motorsports, became natural rivals on track and heading into the 1998 season finale at Las VegasRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Niece Motorsports adds another driver to the fold as Colin Garrett will make his NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series debut with the team. Garrett will drive the No. 38 Wide Open Entrepreneurs Chevrolet Silverado in the World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It will be the 19-year-old’s first start on a 1.5-mile track. Garrett will have teammate and playoff driver Ross Chastain to lean on, as well as other drivers in the GMS Racing alliance. “I’m grateful to Al Niece and everyoneRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Past NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the historical and scenic Canadian Tire Motorsport Park road course have ended in hot tempers and dramatic last lap passes. By comparison, Brett Moffitt’s 5.160-second victory in Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 looked like a drive in the Park. The current series championship leader earned his second playoff win in as many 2019 playoff races with the largest Margin of Victory in the race’s seven-year history over one of the very best road course racers in theRead More