Overton’s 225 Tag

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service JOLIET, Ill. – Brett Moffitt didn’t hear the words that turned Friday night’s Overton’s 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in his favor. “I’m blowing up!” John Hunter Nemechek shouted over his team radio as he entered Turn 1 with the lead on the final lap at Chicagoland Speedway. Nemechek’s misfortune proved an unexpected boon to Moffitt, who won the race by 5.092 seconds over Ben Rhodes, as Nemechek faded to seventh at the finish—not with a blown engine, as he had thought, butRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer JOLIET, Ill. — The month of June hasn’t been kind to Ben Rhodes with finishes of 16th, 17th and 19th in the past three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events. But the end result in Friday night’s Overton’s 225 at Chicagoland Speedway was just the momentum Rhodes and his ThorSport Racing team needed at this point in the season. Rhodes crossed the stripe in the second position to earn his best finish of 2018 and best since his victory last September at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. AndRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Outside pole sitter Dalton Sargeant was poised for a turnaround, running inside the top-five for much of the night to keep his playoff hopes alive. That all changed on the 60th lap when a battle for third went awry, as Sargeant’s No. 25 Performance Plus Motor Oil Chevrolet Silverado ended up with the short straw in Friday’s Overton’s 225 at Chicagoland Speedway in Jolliet, Illinois. Exiting Turn 1, Sargeant was in a tight three-wide battle for third, battling against John Hunter Nemechek and Stewart Friesen.Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer The right strategy helped Austin Hill tie his career best finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Chicagoland Speedway. Hill came close to improving but settled for a ninth-place finish in the Overton’s 225. In the final stage of the race, Hill waited to make his final pit stop, hoping for a caution. Unlike previous races, the strategy worked for the driver of the No. 02 Young’s Building Systems / Randco Chevrolet Silverado. A late-race caution left Hill as one of only 10Read More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer JOLIET, Ill. — What a month of June it’s been for Iowa native Brett Moffitt. The 25-year-old driver went to victory lane at his home track of Iowa Speedway and sits third in the championship standings as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series readies to compete in the Overtons 225 on Friday night at Chicagoland Speedway. But it was uncertain whether the Hattori Racing No. 16 Toyota would get loaded on the hauler and make the trek from North Carolina to Illinois all the way upRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer The Playoff hopes for Brett Moffitt are still alive and kicking after Fr8Auctions and Northland Foundations stepped up to sponsor the Grimes, IA native. Sponsorship for Moffitt and the Hattori Racing Enterprises team was in question prior to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. Moffitt will pilot the black No. 16 Fr8Auctions / Northland Foundations Toyota Tundra in Friday night’s Overton’s 225. Fr8Auctions last sponsored Moffitt in the 2015 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Northland FoundationsRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regulars have won eight of the 10 races so far in the 2018 season. For the 11th race of the season, the series visits the 1.5-mile Chicagoland Speedway for the Overton’s 225. Teams using the NT1 Spec Engine versus those using OEM engines, Brett Moffitt’s sponsorship woes, no Cup drivers, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the seventh race of the season at Iowa. Coverage for the Overton’s 225 is scheduled to start Saturday night at 9:00Read More