Stewart Friesen Tag

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service In a week that started with Justin Haley’s remarkable upset win at Daytona on Sunday, 18-year-old Tyler Ankrum added another on Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway—and simultaneously threw a wrench into the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoff standings. Driving the No. 17 DGR-Crosley Toyota, Ankrum inherited the lead in the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at the 1.5-mile track when Brett Moffitt ran out of fuel on the next-to-last lap. Ankrum crossed the finish line 7.373 seconds ahead of runner-up Stewart Friesen,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Before the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series even hit the track for the first time Thursday morning at Kentucky Speedway, Stewart Friesen and his Halmar Friesen Racing team found themselves in hot water with NASCAR with their primary truck being confiscated by the sanctioning body. Despite the early setback that would force Friesen to start at the rear of the field in a backup truck previously run at Chicagoland two weeks ago, the driver of the No. 52 Chevrolet found himself in the runner-up spotRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service JOLIET, Ill. – Brett Moffitt has long insisted he wanted to earn a checkered flag this season with his performance on track and Friday night at Chicagoland Speedway he did just that – winning the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Camping World 225 by a no-doubt 3.950 seconds over Brandon Jones. The reigning series champion Moffitt has been vocal in his desire to hoist a trophy this weekend at Chicago – for the second consecutive year. And he earned It in convincing style –Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Harrison Burton avoided disaster to earn at top-five at Chicagoland Speedway. The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver restarted on the outside early in the final stage of the Camping World 225. Burton’s No. 18 Safelite Toyota Tundra followed eventual race winner Brett Moffitt. He was side-by-side with stage-two winner Grant Enfinger when Stewart Friesen and Brandon Jones joined the fray. Enfinger broke loose as the four entered turn one four-wide. His Ford F-150 tagged the left-rear of Burton’s Tundra. Both driversRead More
By Chris Knight, NASCAR Wire Service MADISON, Ill. – A week after having their NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series win stripped due to a post-race technical inspection failure at Iowa Speedway, Ross Chastain and his Niece Motorsports rebutted the disqualification with a thrilling victory in Saturday night’s CarShield 200 presented by CK Power at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. While a contender for the win throughout the event’s third stage, it was a gutsy fuel only call by crew chief Phil Gould on Lap 133 that allowed Chastain toRead More
By Robert Gray, NASCAR Wire Service NEWTON, Iowa — Brett Moffitt shed his race suit. He simmered silently in street clothes, sipped on a beer, and stewed over what seemed to be a missed opportunity at his home state track. Then strange, but welcomed news arrived — and that brew tasted somewhat sweet rather than extremely bitter. Ross Chastain’s No. 44 truck, which he apparently wheeled to a much-needed victory, had failed post-race inspection because of being too low in the front. Suddenly, a sense of second-place dejection transformed intoRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Toyota Racing Development driver Chandler Smith turned heads in his NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series debut at Iowa Speedway. It appeared that the 16-year-old was going to duel eventual race winner Ross Chastain after a lightning fast pit stop by his Rudy Fugle-led Kyle Busch Motorsports team. However, Smith was penalized for speeding entering the pits. He was sent to the tail-end of the longest line. Smith quickly worked his way back into the top-10. The progress of his No. 51 Safelite Toyota Tundra stalledRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – Stewart Friesen has been knocking on the door of his first win in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series, but for one reason or another, the driver of the No. 52 Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet hasn’t been able to break though and end the day in Victory Lane. After several near-misses over the last year, Friesen returns to Texas Motor Speedway for Friday night’s SpeedyCash.com 400 looking to best his 2018 runner-up finish at the track by one position. “We probably couldRead 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 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