SpeedyCash.com 400 Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent DGR – Crosley Group driver Tyler Ankrum is making the most of his NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule. A full season for the 18-year-old was always dependent on sponsorship dollars, and a part-time schedule was always a possibility. That possibility is now a reality. Ankrum will sit out at Iowa Speedway, World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, and Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. The young driver explained the lessons he’s already learned from this experience. “The only thing to learn from this is to workRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – In what’s been dubbed the “Melon Man Challenge,” Ross Chastain made his presence known in his first points paying NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race of the season, bringing home a 10th place finish Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. “The fastest truck didn’t win tonight. We had it,” said Chastain. “It might not have showed it lap leading wise, but we had the best truck. It’s a shame that we weren’t able to capitalize. That’s all we need to doRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent At his home track, Texas Motor Speedway, Cory Roper earned his first career top-10 finish in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. The Vernon, Texas native restarted second on the final restart of the SpeedyCash.com 400, but Roper’s old, worn tires were no match for those behind him. Despite a valiant effort, Matt Crafton, Tyler Ankrum and others made quick work of his No. 04 Preferred Industrial Contractors Ford F-150. A timely caution with 14 laps to go left Roper’s family team, Roper Racing, asRead 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 David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – Austin Hill gave his fellow NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series competitors a run for their money Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway, but ultimately didn’t see the race fall his way in the closing stages and had to settle for an eighth-place result when the checkered flag flew. “By far, that is the best truck I have had ever on a mile-and-a-half, Hill said. “Can’t thank Scott (Zipadelli, crew chief) and these guys enough. They worked their asses off in theRead 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 David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – The pressure has been on for the young drivers in the Kyle Busch Motorsports stable in recent weeks, but on Friday afternoon, Todd Gilliland helped take some of that pressure off by putting his KBM Toyota on pole for the SpeedyCash.com 400. As one of the final trucks to hit the track, Gilliland laid down a lap of 29.227 seconds (184.761 mph) to best Johnny Sauter for the top spot and score his first pole position of the 2019 NASCAR GanderRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – Earlier this week, Ross Chastain announced that he would be shifting his points focus from the NASCAR Xfinity Series to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series beginning with Friday night’s SpeedyCash.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. Immediately upon the news breaking, social media was abuzz with memes and jokes about the rest of his fellow Truck Series counterparts shaking in fear about Chastain joining the series for the remainder of the season and running for the championship. When on-track activity beganRead 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