North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – Sidelined by sponsorship at Kansas Speedway, Brennan Poole rebounded to finish runner-up at Charlotte Motor Speedway. On the final restart of the North Carolina Education Lottery 200, Poole’s No. 30 Madvapes Toyota Tundra restarted on the outside. It negated the broken sway bar arm that hindered his performance below other trucks. Johnny Sauter’s stumble also relieved some pressure from behind. Poole made quick work of Ben Rhodes and Matt Crafton. The 28-year-old quickly got on Kyle Busch’s back bumper. Poole dived toRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – After six weeks out of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, Anthony Alfredo returned to earn his first career top-10 finish. Alfredo burst into the top-10 out of nowhere on the final restart. His No. 15 Steelsmith / Friends of Jaclyn Toyota Tundra avoided the melee as Johnny Sauter stumbled. Alfredo snuck into the top-10 as Chad Finley, Jordan Anderson, and others got bogged down behind Sauter. In the final three laps of the North Carolina Education Lottery 200, Alfredo jumped intoRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service CONCORD, N.C. – For the fifth time in his allotted five NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series starts in 2019, Kyle Busch took the checkered flag, this time under the lights in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “I wish I could do more,” Busch said following his 56th Gander Trucks career win. The rest of the field undoubtedly is quite happy the owner/driver of Kyle Busch Motorsports won’t be back until 2020. After all, Busch posted a perfect driver ratingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Following his maiden NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory last Friday at Kansas Speedway, Ross Chastain headed to Charlotte Motor Speedway, hoping to go 8-for-8 to start of the season. A feat he barely accomplished in Friday’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, finishing 10th in the No. 45 TruNorth/Paul Jr. Designs Chevrolet Silverado. Prior to the green flag, Chastain stated during the media breakdown session that winning last Friday was significant, but doesn’t have a preference as it pertained either KansasRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent  CONCORD, N.C. – For Todd Gilliland, recent results in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series have been a welcome reassurance. The 2019 season for the Kyle Busch Motorsports driver have had one speed bump after another. Although Gilliland had speed in his No. 4 Mobil 1 Toyota Tundra, mistakes have cost him finishes inside the top-five at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Three straight incidents at Martinsville Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, and Dover International Speedway kept the 19-year-oldRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – Familiar names topped the speed charts as Sheldon Creed and Brennan Poole were fastest in the two NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series practice sessions. In the first practice session for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Creed’s No. 2 Chevrolet Accessories Chevrolet Silverado topped the charts with a speed of 181.561 mph. His 29.742 second lap edged out Todd Gilliland by 0.074 seconds. “I feel pretty confident going into tonight,” Creed explained. “Pretty decent practice. We got betterRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – After a rough end to her race at Kansas Speedway, Natalie Decker aims to bounce back in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Decker’s first foray into the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series has been rocky. Her best finish in the No. 54 N29 Technologies Toyota Tundra, 13th, came at Las Vegas Motor Speedway prior to her test for the W Series. The 21-year-old has competed in five Truck races with DGR – Crosley to date. Between both theRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service CONCORD, N.C. – As drivers battled for position behind him, Johnny Sauter pulled away his No. 21 GMS Racing Chevrolet during the final 10-lap run to win Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “We won Charlotte!” an elated Sauter screamed over his radio as he crossed the finish line 1.340 seconds ahead of Kyle Busch, who was frustrated in his attempt at a series-record tying 51st victory. A few minutes later, in Victory Lane,Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – A very up and down day resulted in a Top-10 finish for Parker Kligerman. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver ran well in the underfunded Henderson Motorsports No. 75 Food Country USA Chevrolet Silverado at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The North Carolina Education Lottery marked Kligerman’s fourth race of the season. In the final 10-lap run to the finish, he got caught in the middle, beating and banging with Ben Rhodes, Brett Moffitt, and Stewart Friesen. The 27-year-old narrowly avoided the driftingRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – For the first time in his career, Todd Gilliland will compete at a 1.5-mile track. Gilliland will make his first ‘cookie-cutter’ start in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway after 18thbirthday earlier this week. Gilliland will now compete full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in the No. 4 Pedigree Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports. In eight career Truck Series starts, the Sherrills Ford, N.C. native has two top-five and four top-10 finishes. “Any time youRead More