Tyler Ankrum Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Young’s Motorsports driver Tyler Dippel came close to becoming a playoff upset and earned his first NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series top-five finish. In overtime, Dippel’s No. 02 Jersey Filmmaker Chevrolet Silverado lined up on the outside. The rookie driver followed fellow rookie Sheldon Creed as the duo challenged Austin Hill for the lead of the Corrigan Oil 200. Creed and Dippel cleared Brett Moffitt and Harrison Burton by the exit of turns one and two. However, neither driver were close enough on the highRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Depending on their racing background and certainly their ability to adapt quickly, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series drivers show up in Rossburg, Ohio this week ready to test their skills on NASCAR champion Tony Stewart’s challenging half-mile Eldora Speedway dirt track – a venue that will likely help decide the 2019 championship field. With only two races remaining to set the eight-driver playoff, Thursday night’s Eldora Dirt Derby (9 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is not only hugely popular for its one-of-a-kind challengeRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Ross Chastain made it look easy on Saturday at Pocono Raceway, but the battle for Playoff spots intensified dramatically in the Gander RV 150 at the 2.5-mile triangular track. Pitting early near the end of Stage 2 in the 60-lap NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race, Chastain regained the lead on Lap 33 and held it the rest of the way, beating surging 18-year-old Tyler Ankrum to the finish line by 1.007 seconds. Stage 2 winner Harrison Burton charged from 10th to third during the closingRead More
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 Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After two races with an unfamiliar team, Tyler Ankrum returns home to DGR – Crosley for the Camping World 225 at Chicagoland Speedway. Sponsorship issues forced Ankrum out of his No. 17 Railblaza Toyota Tundra, but he remained eligible for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoffs by driving for NEMCO Motorsports at Iowa Speedway and World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. Ankrum’s most recent race with DGR – Crosley resulted in a career best third-place finish. That third-place finish came after he had twoRead More
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