North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer All the talk during Tuesday’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 was about the much anticipated $100,000 bounty battle between race winner Chase Elliott and the man he needed to beat which was Kyle Busch. However, third-place Zane Smith made some impressive noise of his own at Charlotte Motor Speedway. As Elliott went on to win the 134-lap NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race, Smith had the breakthrough race he has hoped for with a record-tying 40 trucks on the grid taking the green flag.Read More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service On his first try, the bounty hunter got his prey. In the closing laps of Tuesday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott held off a determined charge from Kyle Busch in the closing laps to earn the victory and a $100,000 bounty offered to any full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver who could beat Busch. Not bad for a guy who hadn’t competed in a NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race since 2017. Busch had won eachRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The past 10 weeks for Brett Moffitt has been a roller coaster ride following an off-track leg and femur injuries, but is now ready to focus on the bigger picture which is the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. Moffitt was scheduled to run the Truck Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway until COVID-19 put the sport on hold for over two months. In that time period, he underwent surgery following a motorcross bike accident a day after everyone packed their bags and left the 1.5-mileRead More
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