Tyler Ankrum 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 – 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 Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent David Gilliland Racing – Crosley Group welcomes Raphaël Lessard back to the team for two NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races. Réseau Dynamique will sponsor Lessard’s Toyota Tundras in the M&M’s 200 presented by Casey’s General Store at Iowa Speedway and the Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Motorsports Park. TheSt.-Joseph de Beauce, Quebec native made his Truck Series debut with Kyle Busch Motorsports at Martinsville Speedway earlier this season. In two truck starts so far this season, Lessard’s best finish is 11th at Dover International Speedway.Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Tyler Ankrum. He drives the No. 17 May’s Hawaii / Modern Meat Co. Toyota Tundra for David Gilliland Racing – Crosley Group. Ankrum won the 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship with DGR – Crosley. The San Bernardino, CA native won four races and earned nine top-five and 12 top-10 finishes in the 14-race season. In the Truck Series Points Standings, Ankrum is 16thafter heRead 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 DOVER, Del. – You can call him the Dover Dominator. With a No. 13 ThorSport Racing Ford that was strongest at the end of Saturday’s Jegs 200 at Dover International Speedway, Johnny Sauter beat pole winner Brett Moffitt to the finish line after a late restart to win his first NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race of the season and his third straight the Monster Mile. The former series champion, who returned to ThorSport this season after a less-than-amicable split with GMS Racing, couldRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After two weeks off, the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series is back in action at Martinsville Speedway. Austin Hill is still the only driver locked into the Playoffs after Kyle Busch has won the last two races. Drivers playing catch up, a huge rookie contingent, and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup drivers in the field once again are some of the storylines heading into the Martinsville 250. Austin Dillon, Bubba Wallace, and Kyle Busch are the only Cup drivers enter in Saturday’s race. Coverage for theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Age has its limits and rookie Tyler Ankrum was no different after sitting out the first three NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races because according to the NASCAR rulebook, he wasn’t eligible to compete at ovals bigger than a mile as he wasn’t 18-years-old until March 6th. A few weeks removed from finally turning magic age No. 18, last year’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion is set to make his first start of the season at Martinsville Speedway, driving the No. 17 Toyota Tundra forRead More