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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Former NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series champion Johnny Sauter, driver of the No. 13 ThorSport Racing Ford F-150, has been suspended for one race due to his actions during Sunday’s M&Ms 200 at Iowa Speedway. The feud began two weeks ago at Texas Motor Speedway after Sauter was taken out by Austin Hill, eliminating him from a race win. Their clash continued during Sunday’s race, specifically on the 137th lap. Hill turned Sauter around in Turn 3, which led the former champion to retaliate under cautionRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Tempers flared between the only full-time NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series winners who are in the playoffs entering Sunday’s M&Ms 200 at Iowa Speedway. Dover winner Johnny Sauter and Daytona winner Austin Hill were involved in a Turn 3 crash on Lap 137, resulting the former being parked by NASCAR. Well then… pic.twitter.com/vfRBzPvgQA — FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) June 16, 2019 Both have already had a few exchanges a few laps prior, including Sauter’s No. 13 Tenda Heal Ford F-150 nearly snapping out of control entering TurnRead 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 Luis Torres, Staff Writer After five-full seasons with Hendrick Motorsports, Nationwide Insurance won’t return as a primary sponsor at the end of the 2019 season. Nationwide is the current sponsor for Alex Bowman’s No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in 20 out of the 36 races as part of their two-year agreement signed last August. The insurance company released a statement Wednesday about their decision, which came down to a marketing decision that would benefit them more as a business entity. “As Nationwide’s business needs evolve, we are adjusting our marketingRead 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
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows for pole sitter Todd Gilliland after crashing out in Friday’s SpeedyCash.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. Throughout the race, it appeared that Gilliland’s first race with his new crew chief, Wes Ward, was going to be an instant success and it showed when he was out in front for 31 of 167 laps. That all came in a crashing halt during late restart in Stage 2 when he lost control of hisRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — Vernon’s Cory Roper and the entire No. 04 Roper Racing team are currently living the dream as a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series competitor. From watching the races at the campsite of Texas Motor Speedway, the site of Friday’s SpeedyCash.com 400, to now racing in his own equipment. The Texas operated team, consisting of Cory’s family members, Chris (engineer), Chad (truck chief), Craig (spotter), and close friends, voluntarily work on the truck after finishing with their regular jobs. Not only is itRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Texas — It’s difficult for a NASCAR driver having opportunities to run in high-quality equipment. More so, when they have a select number of races to do so as it’s been the case for Kyle Benjamin. Over the past two seasons, the 21-year-old has driven for DGR-Crosley and Joe Gibbs Racing in both the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and Xfinity Series respectively. Despite having tremendous success in both national touring series, scoring four top-fives (two from each series), two poles (both in Xfinity)Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer “The Tricky Traingle” had a lot to offer, both good and bad, for Xfinity Series points leader Tyler Reddick, who had his work cut out for in Saturday’s Pocono Green 250, leading a single lap in the 103-lap contest. Fresh off a victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway last Saturday, Reddick appeared to be on his way of scoring back-to-back victories, but on the final turn of the final lap, his No. 2 Tame the Beast Chevrolet Camaro got sideways, allowing Cole Custer got get byRead More