Truck Series Entry List: There are 32 trucks on the preliminary entry list for next Sunday's Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. A few notes:
Cody Ware is in the #07;
Austin Cindric is in the #2;
Justin Haley is in the #32;
Wayne Edwards is in the #49;
Gary Klutt is in the #51;
Norm Benning is in the #63;
Camden Murphy is in the #71;
UPDATE: Tyler Young returns to the #02 this week;
See the complete list on the Canada entry list page.
Stream available to Canadian fans: FOX Sports Racing, which carries the full NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season live in Canada, is live streaming the Chevrolet Silverado 250 on Sunday from Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Ontario, making the event available without restriction to all viewers in Canada through FOXSportsRacing.com. The Chevrolet Silverado 250 begins Sunday, Sept. 4 (2:30 p.m. ET) with William Byron (Kyle Busch Motorsports) atop the point standings and inaugural Truck Series Chase grid with five victories. The FOX Sports pre-race show, NCWTS Setup, also is available via live stream, beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET. Vince Welch, Michael Waltrip and Phil Parsons call the action from the FOX Sports booth with Hermie Sadler and Kaitlyn Vincie working the pits.(FOX Sports)(8-31-2016)
Moffitt wins Truck Series Race at Michigan: #11-Brett Moffitt won the Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, after making a three-wide pass for the lead on the last lap. #17-Timothy Peters finished second, followed by #19-Daniel Hemric, #9-William Byron, #13-Cameron Hayley, #41-Ben Rhodes, #88-Matt Crafton, #24-Grant Enfinger, #21-Johnny Sauter, and #02-Tyler Young.
Pole sitter #05-John Wes Townley suffered a flat tire early in the race but finished 12th.
There were seven cautions for 36 laps and 17 lead changes among 8 leaders.
The average speed was 111.732mph.
Complete results are on the Michigan race results page (pdf).
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Michigan Race & Points Report (pdf).(8-27-2016)
Michigan Race Fast Facts:
Brett Moffitt won the 17th Annual Careers for Veterans 200 Presented by The Cooper Standard Foundation & Brad Keselowski's CheckeredFlag Foundation, his first victory in six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his third top-10 finish in 2016. He finished third (Pocono) and second (Bristol) in the previous two races.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in two races at Michigan International Speedway.
Timothy Peters (second) posted his seventh top-10 finish in ten races at Michigan International Speedway. It is his ninth top-10 finish in 2016.
Daniel Hemric (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Michigan International Speedway.
William Byron (fourth) was the highest finishing rookie.
William Byron # leads the point standings by 36 points over Daniel Hemric.
Driver standings following Michigan:
[8 drivers qualify for the Camping World Truck Series Chase. 3 more races until the Chase cutoff.] 1) #9-William Byron # [5 wins], 379
2) #19-Daniel Hemric, 343, -36
3) #17-Timothy Peters, 335, -44
4) #21-Johnny Sauter [1 win], 330, -49
5) #88-Matt Crafton [2 wins], 322, -57
6) #33-Ben Kennedy[1 win], 309, -70
7) #4-Christopher Bell #[1 win], 305, -75
8) #8-John Hunter Nemechek [1 win], 288, -91
9) #13-Cameron Hayley, 288, -91
10) #00-Cole Custer, 285, -94
See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(8-27-2016)
Owner Standings following Michigan are posted (pdf).(8-27-2016)
Townley on pole at Michigan: #05-John Wes Townley won the pole for the Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway with a speed of 183.697mph. #88-Matt Crafton will start second, followed by #9-William Byron, #17-Timothy Peters, #4-Christopher Bell, #11-Brett Moffitt, #21-Johnny Sauter, #29-Tyler Reddick, #24-Grant Enfinger,and #51-Cody Coughlin.
Townley was fastest in the first round at 183.711mph.
Did Not Qualify: none.
See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(8-27-2016)
GMS adds new partner Descartes: GMS Racing officials announced that Descartes, a global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses, will sponsor the team for select races during the second half of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCTWS) season. The company's NASCAR premier will come at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in September. The Waterloo, Ontario-based organization will serve as primary sponsor for Kaz Grala, who will make his NCWTS road-course debut at CTMP. In four starts this season, Kaz has two top-10 finishes, with a career-best finish of eighth at Gateway Motorsports Park.(See an image of the truck on the #24 Team Paint Schemes page)(GMS Racing)(8-25-2016)
Coughlin to miss scheduled truck start for KBM UPDATE: Cody Coughlin has been on a quest in 2016. The Joe Gibbs Racing Development driver is attempting to accomplish a feat that has never been done. Coughlin is aiming for two championships in the Champion Racing Association championship. Due to this fact, Coughlin will be unable to compete in the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series event for Kyle Busch Motorsports on Sunday, September 4th at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Ontario, Canada.The 20-year-old has five total wins so far this year between the ARCA/CRA Super Series and JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, and Coughlin leads the points in both divisions. On Labor Day Weekend, Coughlin has a double-header at the historic Winchester Speedway in Indiana. Coughlin was originally scheduled to make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series road course debut, but will instead be headed to the high-banks of Winchester with his KBM team cheering him on. Coughlin's first race that weekend will be the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour 100 that Sunday. The 2013 champion currently holds a 103-point lead in that division. He will then run another 100 laps the next day in his Super Late Model with the ARCA/CRA Super Series. Coughlin has a 17-point lead that he's looking to extend that at a track where he's already scored a victory once before. A replacement driver for Coughlin's #51 JEGS.com Toyota Tundra will be announced at a later date.(Cody Coughlin)(8-18-2016)
UPDATE: Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced that Canada native and NASCAR Next driver Gary Klutt will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut Sept. 4 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park behind the wheel of the #51 JEGS/UDMC/Bothwell-Accurate Tundra.The 24-year-old driver will be filling in for Cody Coughlin, who was originally scheduled to make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series road-course debut in the #51 Tundra but with KBM's blessing will instead be headed to the high-banks of Winchester (Ind.) Speedway to continue his quest at Late Model history. Coughlin has five total wins so far this year between the ARCA/CRA Super Series and JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, and leads the points in both divisions. No driver has ever won both Champion Racing Association championships in the same season. Klutt is currently in his second season driving full-time in the NASCAR Pinty's Series (NPS). He won the 2015 Pinty's Series season opener at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) and overall has four top-10 finishes in six starts at the 1.37-mile road course. The NASCAR Next product captured the NPS Series Rookie of the Year honors and finished fifth in series points in 2015 after recording one win, two poles, one top-five and seven-top 10 finishes across 11 starts. In addition to JEGS, Klutt is welcoming a new partner for this race, UDMC/Weld-Tek Ltd., as well as his NPS team partners Bothwell-Accurate, Trailcon Leasing, Poolsuppliescanada.ca, CTL, Thermal Technologies Services Limited for his Truck Series debut.(See an image of the truck on the #51 Team Paint Schemes page)(Kyle Busch Motorsports(8-25-2016)
AM Racing, WinTron partner: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team AM Racing and ARCA Championship team, Win-Tron Racing, have joined forces for the remainder of the 2016 and for the full 2017 racing seasons.The newly formed partnership leverages the cost efficiencies associated with shared assets and resources while exploiting the knowledge and experience of its two principle members, Kevin Cywinski and Tim Self. The joint effort will deliver cost efficient quality racing programs to selected drivers in both the NCWTS and the ARCA Series. As the owner of Central Texas Speedway located in Kyle, Texas, Self has been involved in the motorsports industry for over fifteen years. Since 2013, Tim Self has acquired a, now successful, 3/8 mile asphalt track and started a new up and coming NASCAR CWTS team, with driver, Austin Wayne Self. The co-branded operation will be based out of Win-Tron's existing facility in Mooresville, NC, in the motorsports complex. In addition to providing full-time racing programs, the consolidated entity will provide race teams support services such as Logistics, Transporation, Set Up and Pull Down. Win-Tron is currently assembling a two-car program for the 2017 ARCA Series. In addition, AM Racing will field the #22 Toyota Tundra full-time, with a second truck that will run a partial season.(Catchfence)(8-23-2016)
Tracks to offer Free Youth Ticketing for XFINITY & Truck Series Races in 2017: NASCAR announced that beginning in 2017, kids ages 12 and younger will be admitted free to all NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. The announcement was made during an all-kids press conference hosted at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. The press conference also kicked off Kids Drive NASCAR, a week-long, youth initiative leading up to this weekend's national series races at Michigan International Speedway and Road America. Many race tracks already have in place a bevy of offerings geared towards youth, including youth autograph sessions, youth garage tours, kids' clubs and designated kids' zones. Numerous tracks also have employed various ticket platforms focused on youth, but this new program marks the first time where tracks will institute a consistent offer wherever NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races take place. Beginning in 2017, the number of complimentary tickets available for children 12 and younger will vary from venue to venue for every adult ticket purchased. Specific track policies and procedures, including sections in which the tickets are offered, will still apply and may differ for each track as well in an effort to welcome and accommodate as many families as possible.(NASCAR)(8-22-2016)
Lixar to sponsor Gallagher in Canada: GMS Racing announced that Lixar, a technology company driven by mobile and data science innovation, will serve as a primary sponsor on Spencer Gallagher's #23 Chevy Silverado for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on Sept. 4, 2016. Lixar creates enterprise-level connected product platforms and mobile to everything software solutions. With an air, auto, Telco and emerging tech sector focus, Lixar specializes in developing end-to-end mobile innovation that leverages data science, IoT, proximity awareness and cloud technology expertise. Earlier in the year, the Ottawa-based organization announced a multi-year partnership with NASCAR as their preferred technology partner. Lixar will work with NASCAR to enhance guest experience at national series events.(See an image of the truck on the #23 Team Paint Schemes page)(GMS Racing)(8-22-2016)
Byron signs with Hendrick, to run XFINITY in 2017: Hendrick Motorsports has signed NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points leader William Byron to a multi-year driver agreement.Byron, who has posted a rookie record five NCWTS victories this season, will race full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for Hendrick Motorsports affiliate JR Motorsports beginning in 2017.
Byron was crowned NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion in 2015, when he posted four wins, three pole positions, five top-five finishes and 11 top-10s. In 14 events, the Charlotte, North Carolina, native led 740 of the season's 1,730 total laps (43 percent). Through just 13 races this year, he has earned NCWTS victories at Kansas, Texas, Iowa, Kentucky and Pocono.
In 2017, Byron will drive for JR Motorsports, which won the 2014 XFINITY Series championship, placed second in 2015 and currently leads the 2016 standings. He is familiar with the organization -- owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kelley Earnhardt Miller and Hendrick -- after winning two races while competing for JRM's late model program in 2014 and 2015. It marked Byron's first experience racing full-sized stock cars. Byron, 18, graduated as an honor roll student from Charlotte Country Day School on May 27. He is enrolled as a freshman at Liberty University, where he will take classes during the fall semester while racing full-time in the remaining 10 NCWTS events.(Hendrick Motorsports)(8-18-2018)
Kennedy wins Truck Series Race at Bristol: #33-Ben Kennedy led the final 20 laps to win the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday. #11-Brett Moffitt finished second. #19-Daniel Hemric, #9-William Byron, #21-Johnny Sauter, #00-Cole Custer, #4-Christopher Bell, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #71-Brandon Jones, and #05-John Wes Townley were the remainder of the top-10.
Pole sitter #29-Tyler Reddick finished 14th.
There were 9 cautions for 55 laps and 7lead changes among 5 leaders.
The average speed was 74.387mph.
Complete results are on the Bristol race results page (pdf). See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Bristol Race & Points Report (pdf)(8-17-2016)
Bristol Race Fast Facts:
Ben Kennedy won the 19th Annual UNOH 200, his first victory in 63 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his first victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2016.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in four races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Brett Moffitt (second) posted his second top-10 finish in 2016.
Daniel Hemric (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
William Byron (fourth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Byron leads the point standings by 37 points over Daniel Hemric.
Driver standings following Bristol:
1) #9-William Byron #, 349
2) #19-Daniel Hemric, 312, -37
3) #21-Johnny Sauter, 306, -43
5) #4-Christopher Bell #, 296, -53
6) #88-Matt Crafton, 295, -54
7) #33-Ben Kennedy, 287, -62
8) #8-John Hunter Nemechek, 281, -68
9) #00-Cole Custer, 273, -76
10) #29-Tyler Reddick, 270, -79
See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(8-17-2016)
Owner Standings following Bristol are posted (pdf).(8-17-2016)
Kennedy's win a first for sport's founding family:Ben Kennedy became the first France family member to win a NASCAR national series race in the sport they founded over six decades ago. Kennedy, the 24-year-old great-grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr., took the lead with 20 of 200 laps remaining and held off a wild charge from Brett Moffitt to win Wednesday night's UNOH 200 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. The win is Kennedy's first in the Camping World Truck Series in 63 career starts. Kennedy has driven three different trucks this season for two different teams but is now qualified for the inaugural championship Chase in Trucks.(Motorsport)(8-17-2016)
RIDE TV joins Hayley:ThorSport Racing is honored to announce a partnership with Ride Television Network, Inc. (RIDE TV),a 24-hour, high-definition, television network, dedicated to providing quality entertainment to equestrian and agriculture enthusiasts. The Fort Worth, Texas network, which delivers programming to those that enjoy and care about anything and everything horse related, will be featured on the #13 Toyota Tundra driven by second-year NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver, Cameron Hayley, beginning at Bristol and for select races in 2016 and beyond. RIDE TV allows you to channel your passion for the horse lifestyle. The 24-hour network airs a mix of reality shows, equine event coverage, inspiring documentaries, cooking demonstrations, children's programs, and more. Their unique programming features celebrities, champions, and the personalities at the heart of America's horse culture. RIDE TV is covering all breeds, all disciplines, all the time..(See an image of the truck on the #13 Team Paint Schemes page)(ThorSport Racing)(8-17-2016)
Bristol sponsor for Kvapil:The #50 MAKE Motorsports Chevy will feature the High Country Grizzlies on the hood. The High Country Grizzlies is an expansion team in the Arena Developmental League. The Grizzlies will be located in the Boone, NC, and their home venue will be George M. Holmes Convocation Center. Draf10 will be a new associate for the #50. Draf10 Motorsports Inc. and its sister company, the Draf10 Foundation (a 503 (c) not for profit) were founded on the basis of the owners' passion for NASCAR and their aspiration to give back. The Foundation is the technical owner of the team and all proceeds from the team go to the Draf10 Foundation, so that it may carry out the philanthropic endeavors that are near and dear to its founders, pediatric advancements and educational scholarships.(MAKE)(8-16-2016)
FireAde 2000 partners with GMS: FireAde 2000, the manufacturer of the most advanced, innovative and environmental friendly firefighting, tank cleaning and dust control products, has joined GMS Racing for the 2016 season. Made of fully biodegradable water-based ingredients, FireAde 2000 combines with Enforcer One Compressed Air Foam Systems (CAFS) for effective fire knockdown, prevention and vapor suppression. GMS Racing has partnered with FireAde 2000 to outfit all team transportation equipment with portable Enforcer One CAFS, as well as FireAde 2000 products to ensure the safety of all team members while on the road. Additionally, FireAde 2000 products are located throughout GMS Racing's 100,000-square-foot campus. FireAdeŽ 2000 and Enforcer One will be featured on the #21 of Johnny Sauter for the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway.(GMS Racing)(8-15-2016)
BrainGear joins Moffitt, RHR for Bristol: BrainGear Performance Formula will be the primary sponsor on the #11 Toyota Tundra at Bristol Motor Speedway. BrainGear is the brain performance formula developed by top neurologists, scientists and industry experts that provides immediate focus, clarity and concentration while optimizing brain health and performance over time. What initially began as a brain performance formula for athletes, has now become the go-to for people who are full of relentless drive and devotion dedicated to performing at their best.(Red Horse Racing)(8-15-2016)
McMahan to debut at BMS: Cody McMahan will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut this Wednesday at the famed Bristol Motor Speedway in the UNOH 200. This will also be the NASCAR debut of the High Country Grizzlies as they will serve as primary sponsor to the #10 of Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing. Cody McMahan has a made a name for himself across several disciplines of racing. His latest achievements include driving for Eric McClure in the Charger division of the ASA Late Model series. He was also awarded Rookie-of-the-year honors for his four wins. McMahan will have NCWTS veteran Caleb Roark spotting and mentoring him. The High Country Grizzlies will serve as primary sponsor on the No. 10 Chevrolet. The High Country Grizzlies is an expansion team in the Arena Developmental League. The Grizzlies will be located in the Boone, NC, and our home venue will be George M. Holmes Convocation Center. In addition to the High Country Grizzlies will be several associate partners. Continuous supporter of McMahan includes KaraoQ, Smokeware, and Schwarze Industries.(Markanda Social Strategies)(8-15-2016)
Abreu wins at Knoxville during off-week UPDATE: Rico Abreu won his first feature in the Knoxville Nationals on Friday night. Abreu came from to a field of 77 contestants to become the 196th feature winner at Knoxville Speedway. His victory in the 410 A Main allowed him to transfer to the Saturday's A Main in the Knoxville Nationals. Abreu shot to the lead on the first lap with Danny Lasoski in chase followed by Brian Brown and Lucas Wolfe. Abreu led 25 laps and finished 1.536-second ahead of Greg Hodnett.(Motorsport.com)(8-13-2016)
UPDATE: Abreu competed in the 56th Annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa August 10-13. The Rutherford, Calif. native won his Heat Race on Night 1, and finished ninth. Abreu did not race on Night 2, and won the feature event on Night 3 - Qualifying Night, earning him a 17th-place starting position for Saturday night's Knoxville Nationals, where he finished 12th.(ThorSport Racing)(8-15-2016)
Napier to drive for Premium at Bristol: RWR Development driver, Bryce Napier will pilot the #49 Support Military/ASAP Appliance Service Chevy for Premium Motorsports during second NCWTS start at Bristol Motor Speedway. Napier made his NCWTS debut this past April, at Martinsville Speedway in the Alpha Energy 200 event piloting the MAKE Motorsports #1 truck. As the youngest driver, 16 years old, Napier had an impressive finish of 23rd. Napier gained much of his short track experience in California during the 2015 race season in the Kulwicki Driver Development Program (KDDP). KDDP was founded to help develop young drivers racing career; while honoring Alan Kulwicki, former NASCAR driver who passed in 1993 near Bristol Motor Speedway. Associate Support for Bryce Napier will continue to be SupportMilitary.org and the BeHero2Hero Program.(Bryce Napier)(8-13-2016)
Cindric to run third BKR truck for multiple races: Brad Keselowski Racing announced that Austin Cindric will drive a third entry for the organization in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race on August 17 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, plus upcoming races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada) and Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. PIRTEK, the industry leader in fluid transfer solution sales and service in the United States, will serve as primary sponsor of the #2 Ford F-150 driven by Cindric at Bristol. A planned test session at Bristol for Cindric and the #2 team scheduled for earlier this month was cancelled due to track maintenance. Cindric, 17, enters the race at Bristol fresh off a victory Aug. 5 in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International. Starting from the pole, Cindric led all 41 laps on the way to scoring his second victory in a row in the series. He claimed his first victory April 30 at Virginia International Raceway - also winning from the pole. Cindric made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in 2015 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway with BKR last October where he qualified 14th and ran well before a late-race incident relegated him to a 25th-place finish. His second NCWTS start came at Phoenix (Avondale, Ariz.) International Raceway a few weeks later, where he scored a respectable 14th-place finish. Cindric was scheduled to compete in the NCWTS race at Dover (Del.) International Speedway earlier this season. He was sixth quick in final practice but did not qualify for the race when time trials were rained out.(Brad Keselowski Racing)(8-11-2016)
Chase outlook with four races remaining: The pressure is on with only four races remaining for winless NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers to lock up the final three berths for the Chase, beginning with the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Chase Grid shapes up as follows: William Byron (5 wins), Matt Crafton (2 wins), Johnny Sauter (1 win), Christopher Bell (1 win), John Hunter Nemechek (1 win), Daniel Hemric (31 points ahead of Ben Kennedy on the cutoff line), Timothy Peters (+31) and Cameron Hayley (+0, tiebreaker). The first six drivers out are Ben Kennedy (-0, out via tiebreaker), Tyler Reddick (-1), Cole Custer (-5), Ben Rhodes (-18), Rico Abreu (-33) and Spencer Gallagher (-35).(NASCAR)(8-10-2016)
Teams test at Homestead: Since its inception in 2014, the revamped Chase format in the Sprint Cup Series has featured electrifying drama in the season-finale championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Starting in 2016, the same thrill and excitement of the Chase will be implemented in the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series, marking the first time in NASCAR history that the Championship 4 from each division will compete for their respective crown during Ford Championship Weekend. On Monday and Tuesday of this week, the top two drivers in 2016 from the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series-XFINITY Series rookie Erik Jones (three wins) and Camping World Truck Series rookie William Byron (five wins)-headed a lineup of four drivers who took part in a testing session at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Cole Custer, a Camping World Truck Series driver for JR Motorsports and Christopher Bell, a Camping World Truck Series driver for Kyle Busch Motorsports were the other drivers who participated. Although testing was abbreviated on Monday due to rain, the drivers found the testing to be extremely beneficial.(Homestead- Miami Speedway)(8-10-2016)
Red Horse adds more races with Moffitt: Brett Moffitt will return to the #11 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra for the next three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events, at Bristol Motor Speedway, Michigan International Speedway and Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Moffitt has driven the #11 Tundra twice this season, once at Kentucky Speedway where an engine failure ended his day early after a strong run, and also at Pocono Raceway, where the 24-year-old finished third.(Red Horse Racing)(8-9-2016)
Rhodes adds Bristol sponsor: Ben Rhodes, and Alpha Energy Solutions, in conjunction with ThorSport Racing, are pleased to announce a partnership with Regal Cinemas, a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating one of the largest theatre circuits in the United States, for the 19th Annual UNOH 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday, August 17. The Knoxville, Tennessee-based company will adorn the #41 Toyota Tundra of Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, Rhodes, as he makes his track debut in the NCWTS at the half-mile paperclip. Regal Cinemas, which was founded in 1989, is the one of the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuits in America, consisting of 7,307 screens in 564 locations in 42 states along with American territories Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Grand Cayman, and the District of Columbia. At Regal theatres, you can enjoy the latest blockbusters like never before with RealD Digital 3D, the Regal Premium Experience theatres, and The IMAX Experience.(See an image of the truck on the #41 Team Paint Schemes page)(ThorSport Racing)(8-9-2016)
Friesen hoping for more starts: Stewart Friesen announced this week that the Eldora Speedway Aspen Dirt Derby won't be his only start of the 2016 season with the Camping World Truck Series. The initial announcement indicated that the team was hoping to compete at Bristol Motor Speedway along with three other events. As of right now Friesen isn't sure if the Bristol date will happen. He thinks he'll end up pushing his first asphalt start in the series back to New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 24th. For Friesen this is an opportunity that he could have only dreamed of a few short years ago, but thanks to his paring with Larsen and Halmar International he'll have the chance that many can only hope to have. The duo had some success at Eldora Speedway and that may be only the tip of the iceberg. Friesen has to work his way up through the NASCAR approval chain. He has to prove he can turn safe laps on the various track configurations. There is a possibility that he'll have the chance to run Daytona in the spring, but right now he's focused on starting on the bottom and working his way up as he tries to catch up to the talent that is already in the truck series. Friesen will compete with the same truck he ran at Eldora. The truck is currently getting updated with a body for pavement action. He'll leave it up to his team to get it prepared for competition. Hess indicated via a Facebook announcement that Phoenix and Homestead are also possibilities if everything goes according to plan. Friesen did state that his first priority is to finish strong on the Super DIRTcar Series with the Modified. Plans are already in the works to make it possible for him to run Fonda Speedway as well as New Hampshire on September 24.(Dirt Track Digest)(8-1-2016)
Byron wins Truck Series Race at Pocono: #4-William Byron won the Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono Raceway on Saturday, setting a new series record for most wins by a rookie in a single season at five. #13-Cameron Hayley finished second, followed by #11-Brett Moffitt, #17-Timothy Peters, #00-Cole Custer, #98-Rico Abreu, #33-Ben Kennedy, #21-Johnny Sauter, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, and #4-Christopher Bell.
Byron started from the pole after qualifying was canceled. He led 44 of the 60 laps.
There were 9 cautions for 27 laps and 5 lead changes among 3 leaders.
The average speed was 99.174mph.
Complete results are on the Pocono race results page (pdf).
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Pocono Race & Points Report (pdf).(7-30-2016)
Pocono Race Fast Facts:
William Byron won the 7th Annual Pocono Mountains 150, his fifth victory in 13 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his fifth victory and seventh top-10 finish in 2016.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish at Pocono Raceway.
Cameron Hayley (second) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Pocono Raceway. It is his sixth top-10 finish in 2016.
Brett Moffitt (third) posted his first top-10 finish at Pocono Raceway.
William Byron (first) was the highest finishing rookie.
William Byron # leads the point standings by 25 points over Matt Crafton. (NASCAR Statistics)(7-30-2016)
Driver standings following Pocono:
1) #9-William Byron #, 319
2) #88-Matt Crafton, 294, -25
3) #19-Daniel Hemric, 282, -37
4) #17-Timothy Peters, 282, -37
5) #21-Johnny Sauter, 278, -41
6) #4-Christopher Bell #, 268, -51
7) #8-John Hunter Nemechek, 256, -63
8) #13-Cameron Hayley, 251, -68
9) #33-Ben Kennedy, 251, -68
10) #29-Tyler Reddick, 250, -69
See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(7-30-2016)
Owner Standings following Pocono are posted (pdf).(7-30-2016)
Bell sets free-pass record: William Byron continued his record-setting ways Saturday afternoon at Pocono Raceway, but teammate Christopher Bell made his own bit of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history with an unconventional comeback. A deluge of caution periods helped the 21-year-old Bell storm from five laps down after early misfortune to post an unlikely 10th-place finish in Saturday's Pocono Mountains 150. Bell was the beneficiary in each of the final five yellow flags to snag a lead-lap finish and set a series record for free passes. Bell was scheduled to start fifth but faced an early deficit before the drop of the green flag, pitting his Kyle Busch Motorsports #4 Toyota during the pace laps with what a team spokesperson called a low-voltage issue. He was forced to start at the rear of the 32-truck field after the unapproved pre-race adjustment. He lost more ground with his involvement in the race's third caution, crashing in Turn 2 with John Wes Townley on the 16th of 60 laps, setting off an unfortunate chain of events and repairs before his mammoth comeback.(NASCAR.com)(7-31-2016)
New sponsor for Hemric: Blue Gate Bank (In Organization) announced today a partnership with Daniel Hemric, driver for Brad Keselowski Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Blue Gate Bank will be the primary sponsor of the #19 Ford F-150 beginning at the Pocono Mountain 150 at Pocono Raceway on July 30. For the Pocono race, the #19 will feature a one-time only special electric blue and vivid fuchsia paint scheme commemorating Blue Gate Bank's founding. Blue Gate Bank (In Organization) is just the fifth new bank formed in the United States since the 2009 financial crisis. Blue Gate Bank will also appear as the primary sponsor on the #19 F-150 for races at Bristol - Aug 17, New Hampshire - Sept. 24, Las Vegas - Oct. 1, Martinsville - Oct. 22, Texas - Nov. 4, and Phoenix - Nov. 11.(Brad Keselowski Racing)(7-30-2016)
Canadian Tire Motorsports Park