Camping World Truck Series

Camping World Truck Series News & Rumors

  • Jones fastest in final practice: #4-Erik Jones was fastest in the one and only practice session for the Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway with a speed of 155.885mph. He was followed by #00-Cole Custer, #51-Daniel Suarez, #13-Cameron Hayley, #14-Daniel Hemric, #29-Ryan Blaney, #97-Jesse Little, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #19-Tyler Reddick, and #54-Justin Boston. 33 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Dover practice speeds page (pdf).(5-28-2015)

  • Buescher uncertain of when he'll race again UPDATE 2: James Buescher posted a statement on his Facebook page that he is uncertain when he will return to racing this season. The 2012 Camping World Truck Series champion Buescher, was initially listed on the entry list the last two weeks, but replaced by Scott Lagasse behind the wheel of the #31 NTS Motorsports Chevy. "I want to thank all my fans for continuing to stick behind me. I was looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the #31 NTS Motorsports Chevy, but unfortunately plans changed. I want to thank Bob Newberry and everyone at NTS Motorsports for giving me an opportunity early this season; we had a great run going and I was looking forward to seeing how it was going to turn out. At this point I'm not sure when I'll be back at the track but when I do return I look forward to being a threat to win every single time out." Buescher has two top-10s in three starts this season.(James Buescher)(5-14-2015)
    UPDATE: After Thursday night's final practice, Newberry indicated that Buescher's time out of the #31 ride was only temporary. "It's not a departure," Newberry said. "When we started the season off, we knew that James was going to be a part-time situation. And then there for a little bit, it was looking real exciting, looking like it was going to be a full-time scenario. He's still going to be in the truck. James will be back in the 31 this season. He's doing a great job for us and he and I, we stayed in contact all week long, literally all through last night we were still trying to get the deal done and I'd have brought a third truck here if I had to, just to get him in here and run because I think he's an asset for the team and everything. "I care about James a lot and know he cares about us, so we're doing our best. We're working our tails off as well as he is to get him back in the seat."(
    UPDATE 2: After replacing James Buescher at Charlotte due to funding, the #31 Motorsports team did not make the trip to Dover International Speedway for Friday's Lucas Oil 200 for the season reason. NTS Motorsports team owner Bob Newberry issued a statement regarding the status of the #31 team after it was withdrawn from competition. "We are extremely disappointed that our sponsor for the #31 truck did not come through as originally promised. It has always been NTS Motorsports' intention to run two full-time trucks this season. However, without a sponsor, it is in the team's best interest to focus our people and resources on the #14 California Clean Power Silverado at Dover International Speedway. We have drivers and sponsors committed to the #31 for many other races this season, and we plan for the truck to return as competitive as it has always been for those events." (NTS Motorsports' Twitter)(5-28-2015)

  • Entry list: There are 34 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Friday's Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway. A few notes:
    Cole Custer is in the #00;
    Caleb Roark in the #0;
    Ryan Ellis in the #1;
    Ryan Blaney in the #29;
    Kyle Martel in the #59;
    Austin Hill in the #82;
    Timmy Hill in the #94;
    Jesse Little in the #97;
    UPDATE: Michael Affarano has been added in the #03 and Tim Viens has been added in the #74;
    UPDATE 2: The #03 has withdrawn after being a late add and the #31 NTS Motorsports entry has withdrawn;
    See the complete list on the Dover entry list page.

  • Little to run Dover UPDATE 3: Jesse Little posted on his Instagram. that he will make his Camping World Truck Series debut in May at Dover International Speedway. Little was the 2013 K&N Pro Series Rookie of the Year and is NASCAR Next member, currently competing in the K&N Pro Series.(3-13-2014)
    UPDATE: Team Little Racing and Jesse Little have reached an agreement with Sandusky, Ohio-based ThorSport Racing that will allow the 18-year old to compete in a part-time schedule during the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. ThorSport Racing will provide engineering support as Little prepares for his NCWTS debut on May 29 at Dover International Speedway driving a Toyota Tundra. Little, a member of the NASCAR Next program is a third-generation driver who also competes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series for Larry McReynolds Racing. Leading Little's team on the NCWTS will be veteran crew chief, Harold Holly. The relationship between Holly and the Little family extends back to the crew chief's leadership of Jesse's father, Chad, where he led the Spokane, Wash. native's NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series teams. Holly has amassed 20 victories as a crew chief in NASCAR's top-3 divisions including a 2012 NCWTS win with Joey Coulter as his driver.(Team Little Racing)(5-1-2015)
    UPDATE 2: The Carolina Nut Co., which specializes in unique flavored nuts, flavored peanuts, spicy nuts and candied nuts, will adorn the #97 Toyota Tundra of NASCAR Next driver, Jesse Little in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Dover International Speedway in Friday's Lucas Oil 200.(See an image of the truck on the #97 team paint schemes page)(ThorSport Racing)(5-26-2015)
    UPDATE 3: For 18-year old Jesse Little, a member of the 2015 NASCAR Next class, the dream of racing in one of the sport's top three series has been with him everyday growing up as the son of a Sprint Cup Series driver. This week Little will see the dream become a reality as his Team Little Racing #97 Toyota Tundra has been entered in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway.With a good race result more opportunities to run in the series will come this year. For Little keeping the goal of having a strong finish Friday night is the primary concern."We would like to compete in the series as much as we can this year without going past the rookie eligibility limit (seven races maximum) but we're only looking at the Lucas Oil 200 right now. All of the team's focus is on this race and doing well."(Team Little Racing)(5-27-2015)

  • Pierce to drive for MB at Eldora: Dirt Late Model racer Bobby Pierce will make his series debut on the dirt track at Eldora Speedway in July with MB Motorsports. 18-year-old Pierce is no stranger to the Ohio track. He led every lap at Eldora last year in the DIRTcar Fall Nationals en route to the DIRTcar Late Model championship.(STL Motorsport Magazine)(5-26-2015)

  • Boston looking for strong run at home track courtesy team history: Every driver looks forward to racing at their "home track," and that is true for Justin Boston as well. The Baltimore native has had the Dover race circled on his calendar since the season began and now carries the momentum of three consecutive top-10 finishes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series along with him. Boston has never raced a truck at the Monster Mile, but this will not be his first time racing on the concrete one-mile oval. Last year he competed in the fall XFINITY race for Joe Gibbs Racing, where he started 11th and finished 12th in his first-ever start in the series. In 2013 Boston ran the K&N East race resulting in a second-place finish. This time he hopes to better the K&N finish by one position. Boston is with the right team to capture a victory at his home track. KBM drivers have collected three wins, two poles, 630 laps led, three top-five and five top-10 finishes resulting in an average finish of 9.6 across nine starts at Dover. Owner-driver Kyle Busch has collected all three of the team's wins, including victories the last two seasons. KBM drivers have led more laps at Dover than any other track. ROK Mobile will sponsor Boston's Toyota Tundra again this weekend at Dover. ROK Mobile, co-founded by entrepreneursJohn Paul DeJoria (Patron Tequila and Paul Mitchell) and Jonathan Kendrick (serial entrepreneur), is a prepaid, contract-free mobile and music service.(Kyle Busch Motorsports)(5-26-2015)

  • Autism Speaks puzzle piece decals return to NASCAR cars for Dover: Many NASCAR drivers will once again proudly display the Autism Speaks puzzle piece decal on their vehicles during the May 29-31, 2015 NASCAR race weekend at Dover International Speedway. The weekend of events will be highlighted by the May 31 "FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks" NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
    Drivers in all three series - the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will all show their support for the cause throughout the event weekend. This marks the ninth straight year that the Monster Mile is partnering with Autism Speaks, and the fifth year in a row that FedEx has been involved as the entitlement partner of the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks is the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, to help raise funds and awareness for the cause throughout the weekend. In total, 23 drivers from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, 12 drivers from the NASCAR XFINITY Series and 20 drivers from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series are participating. Truck teams include:
    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
    Ryan Ellis - #1 MAKE Motorsports Chevy
    Tyler Young - #2 Randco Industries/Young's Building Systems Chevy
    Erik Jones - #4 Special Olympics World Games Toyota
    John Wes Townley - #5 Zaxby's Chevy
    Norm Benning - #6 Norm Benning Racing Chevy
    Ray Black, Jr. - #7 Green Light Racing Chevy
    Korbin Forrister - #8 Green Light Racing Chevy
    John Hunter Nemechek - #8 SWM-NEMCO Motorsports Chevy
    Jennifer Jo Cobb - #10 POWMIA Chevy
    Ben Kennedy - #11 Local Motors Toyota
    Cameron Hayley - #13 Cabinets by Hayley Toyota
    Daniel Hemric - #14 California Clean Power Chevy
    Timothy Peters - #17 Red Horse Racing Toyota
    Tyler Reddick - #19 Broken Bow Records Ford
    Ryan Blaney - #29 Cooper Standard Ford
    Travis Kvapil, - #50 Burnie Grill Chevy Burnie Grill Chevy
    Daniel Suarez - #51 Arris Toyota
    Justin Boston - #54 ROK Mobile Toyota
    Matt Crafton - #88 RipIt/Menards Toyota
    Johnny Sauter - #98 Smokey Moutain Herbal Snuff/Curb Records Toyota
    (Dover International Speedway)(5-26-2015)

  • Hill returns to Empire for Dover: Georgia Racer Austin Hill who was inducted into the NASCAR NEXT class for the second straight season returns to Empire Racing Group once again to run the NCWTS at Dover International Speedway in the Lucas Oil 200 race Friday night, on May 29th, 2015. Hill sits second in the K&N Pro Series East championship standings (just three markers from the points lead) through the opening three races this season.(Empire Racing Group)(5-22-2015)

  • Long, Affarano Motorsports part ways: From the Affarano Motorsports Facebook page, "Johanna Long is no longer driving for Affarano Motorsports. After careful consideration and conversations back and forth with Johanna, all parties involved decided that us releasing her from her contract with us was for the best. While this is certainly not an outcome we wanted and, though we have some very lofty goals, there is no mistake that we are a very small and limited funded team and we in no way want to hamper Johanna's pursuit of her own goals and career. We sincerely wish nothing but the best for Johanna and hope that she achieves the goals that she has set for herself, while we continue to actively work hard in pursuing our own."
    The team had announced a part-time schedule with Long, running both Xfinity and Truck Series events. The team ran its first race of the 2015 truck season at Kansas earlier this month with Affarano behind the wheel.(5-21-2015)

  • Penalty for JRM team following Charlotte: The #00 team that competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered during post-race inspection on May 15 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The infraction is a P2 penalty and violates the following sections in the 2015 NASCAR rule book:
    12.1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing Top Splitter Shelf Heights. Vehicle did not meet the minimum post-race splitter height.
    As a result of this violation, crew chief Joe Shear Jr. has been fined $6,000 and placed on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31. Additionally, owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been docked 10 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship owner points.(NASCAR)(5-19-2015)

  • Tim Viens Racing to enter trucks UPDATE: NASCAR has assigned the #27 to Tim Viens in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Viens will team up with Veteran Team Owner Wayne Peterson who will truck chief for Viens. Viens plans to enter up to 10 races in 2015 in the NCWTS, and up to 5 races in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, with his first race at Texas Motor Speedway on June 5th in the NCWTS. "I am very excited for this new venture and look forward to getting back behind the wheel soon." Viens said. Sponsorship comes from Viens company which is a marketing and sponsorship firm that works with several NASCAR teams.(Tim Viens Racing)(4-24-2015)
    UPDATE: Tim Viens was currently planning Texas as his first start, but will now drive the week prior for Mike Harmon in the #74 at Dover International Speedway on May 29th. Sponsorship comes from Connecticut Tree Sales and Viens Racing)(5-16-2015)

  • Kahne wins at Charlotte UPDATE: #00-Kasey Kahne provided JR Motorsports its first Camping World Truck Series win on Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the NC Education Lottery 200. Kahne took the lead following a green-white-checkered flag restart. #4-Erik Jones finished a close second, with just .005 seconds as the margin of victory, making it tied for the second-closest finish in series history. Jones led a race-high 88 laps and was followed by: #88-Matt Crafton, #19-Tyler Reddick, #29-Brad Keselowski, #05-John Wes Townley, #17-Timothy Peters, #51-Matt Tifft, #54-Justin Boston, and #23-Spencer Gallagher.
    There were 5 caution flags for 25 laps and 12 lead changes among 6 leaders.
    Kahne won the pole but started at the rear of the field, along with Jones. The win was the 200th for Chevrolet in the Truck Series.
    Complete results are on the Charlotte race results page (pdf). (5-15-2015)
    UPDATE: While Kasey Kahne captured a thrilling Camping World Truck Series victory over Erik Jones in a nailbiter finish on Friday night at Charotte Motor Speedway, all didn't end well for Kahne and his race-winning JR Motorsports team. NASCAR announced after the race that Kahne's Chevrolet failed post-race inspection for being too low on both sides and for being too high in the right rear. While the #00 JR Motorsports team likely will be penalized for the infractions, it is typically not NASCAR's policy to take away victories for issues in post-race inspection. Kahne, a full-time Sprint Cup driver for Hendrick Motorsports, was making a cameo appearance in the JRM truck -- which is being driven in 10 races this season by young Cole Custer.(FOX Sports)(5-16-2015)

  • Charlotte Race Fast Facts:
    Kasey Kahne won the 13th Annual North Carolina Education Lottery 200, his fifth victory in six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    The margin of victory of .005 seconds was tied for the second-closest finish in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history.
    This is Chevrolet's 200th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory.
    Erik Jones (second) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his fourth top-10 finish in 2015.
    Matt Crafton (third) posted his 10th top-10 finish in 13 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
    Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 16 points over Erik Jones #
    (NASCAR Statistics) (5-15-2015)

  • Driver standings following Charlotte:
    1) #88-Matt Crafton, 217
    2) >#4-Erik Jones #, 201, -16
    3) #19-Tyler Reddick, 199, -18
    4) #98-Johnny Sauter, 182, -35
    5) #05-John Wes Townley, 160, -57
    6) #17-Timothy Peters, 158, -59
    7) #13-Cameron Hayley #, 153, -64
    8) #54-Justin Boston, 149, -68
    9) #23-Spencer Gallagher #, 111, -64
    10) #14-Daniel Hemric #, 136, -81
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(5-15-2015)

  • Owner Standings following Charlotte are posted (pdf).(5-15-2015)

  • Kahne on pole at Charlotte: #00-Kasey Kahne will start from the pole for the NC Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a speed of 181.342 mph. #4-Erik Jones will start second. The rest of the top-10: #51-Matt Tifft, #29-Brad Keselowski, #14-Daniel Hemric, #31-Scott Lagasse, #19-Tyler Reddick, #07-Ray Black, Jr., #88-Matt Crafton and #11-Ben Kennedy.
    Fastest in the second round of qualifying was #51-Matt Tifft with a speed of 180.240mph.
    #19-Reddick was quickest in the opening qualifying session at 180.717mph..
    #28-Ryan Ellis, #40-Todd Peck, and #86-Brandon Brown failed to qualify.
    See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(5-15-2015)

  • Charlotte Qualifying Notes:
    Kasey Kahne won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 13th Annual North Carolina Education Lottery 200 with a lap of 29.778 seconds, 181.342 mph.
    This is his first pole in six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2015.
    This is his first pole in one races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
    Erik Jones (second) posted his fifth top-10 start of 2015 and his first in one races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
    Matt Tifft (third) posted his first top-10 start at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his first in four races this season.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(5-15-2015)

  • Wauters adds Miller to development program, plans truck starts: Wauters Motorsports announced today that Vinnie Miller will join Wauters Motorsports driver development program. Miller, a Brandon High School senior, will drive for Wauters in select Southern Super Late Model Series in 2015. Miller, a Metamora, MI native began racing at age five competing in the quarter midgets at tracks in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. He then moved to the pure stocks and sportsman series before moving to the pro late model series at age 16. The young driver in 2013 received the "On the Edge of Your Seat" award voted by the Owosso Speedway staff and by the fans, an award that had never been given before. In 2014 Miller was the pro late model rookie of the year and second in points out of 32 drivers at Owosso Speedway. Wauters Motorsports will focus on bringing Miller up through the Super Late Model racing series, ARCA Racing Series and then into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.(Wauters Motorsports)(5-15-2015)

  • Jones fastest in final practice: #4-Erik Jones was fastest in final practice for Friday's NC Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a speed of 180.693 mph. He was followed by #31-Scott Lagasse, #51-Matt Tifft, #00-Kasey Kahne, #19-Tyler Reddick, #88-Matt Crafton, #92-David Gilliland, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #13-Cameron Hayley, #29-Brad Keselowski.34 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Charlotte practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(5-14-2015)

  • Kahne fastest in first practice: #00-Kasey Kahne was fastest during opening practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a speed of 180.258mph. #8-Joe Nemechek, was second, followed by #14-Daniel Hemric, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #54-Justin Boston, #4-Erik Jones, #31-Scott Lagasse, #33-Brandon Jones, #19-Tyler Reddick, and #29-Brad Keselowski. 35 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Charlotte practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(5-14-2015)

  • Fowler joins MAKE: Kyle Fowler will be piloting the Advance Payment Services (APS) / PowerAll #1 Chevy Silverado this Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. This will be Kyle's 1st NCWTS start while making his 17th start in the top three NASCAR series. The #1 Chevy will also be honoring EMS Apprication Week. APS provides credit card processing service to merchants ranging from small businesses to large multi-location businesses. In addition, APS provides services to Independent Sales Organizations with merchants in numerous types of businesses. PowerAll is the award winning lead selling lithium battery power jump starter in North America, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa. PowerAll will be on the Hood of the #1 Chevy Silverado for Fowler. The deck lid of the #1 APS / PowerAll of Kyle Fowler will be honoring the 2014 fallen EMS and their medical workers for EMS Appreciation Week. EMS Appreciation Week begins Monday, May 18th. National Emergency Medical Services Memorial and Air Medical Memorial are also honored on the #1. This cause has a personal touch to MAKE as Co-owner Tracy Lowe and her Husband, Bradley Lowe have over 25 years in EMS and Air Medical Service. The goal is to bring recognition to those that answer the call everyday. Associate Sponsors on the APS / PowerAll #1 will continue to be: Burnie Grills, Bubba Burger, Elite Holdings, WIX Filters, AKL Insurance, Beaver Bail Bonds, and Markanda Social Strategies.(MAKE Motorsports)(5-14-2015)

  • Halcyon Rehabilitation partners with Forrister: Kansas was not as kind to Korbin Forrister and the #08 Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery Chevy Silverado as the SS Green Light Racing team had wished as a chain reaction incident on a restart and subsequent mechanical failure cut short his run in the Toyota Tundra 250. This week the team will bring a new 2015 Silverado to the Charlotte Motor Speedway for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 in hopes to bring hope a solid finish as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series kicks off the exciting NASCAR All Star Weekend. Halcyon Rehabilitation will partner with Forrister this weekend joining the Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery in supporting the SS Green Light Racing Team. The White Plains, NY based company provides a wide range of contract therapy solutions to long-term care facilities throughout the Southeastern United States.(SS Green Light Racing)(5-14-2015)

  • Tifft to debut with KBM: After inking a six-race deal to drive for Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2015 last November, 18-year-old Matt Tifft will make his long-awaited debut behind the wheel of the #51 ToyotaCare Tundra in Friday night's North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Knowing that the KBM deal was in the works late last year, Tifft began building his resume in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in an effort to be approved to run all the tracks on his schedule this season, which includes the Talladega Superspeedway race in October. He registered an impressive eighth-place finish in his Truck Series debut last October at Martinsville Speedway and posted an average finish of 16.3 across his three 2014 starts. While his primary focus in 2015 will be on his KBM schedule, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte business student knew that he needed to complement those races by running for other Truck Series teams and in other racing series in order to keep his skills behind the wheel sharp. The Ohio native has competed in three of the four Truck Series races this season with Venturini Motorsports, producing a season-best ninth-place finish at Martinsville. He also has made two starts for Ken Schrader Racing in the ARCA Racing Series, opening the season with a sixth-place finish at Mobile International Speedway and following it up with a runner-up finish at Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tenn.(Kyle Busch Motorsports)(5-13-2015)

  • Cobb to honor POW-MIAs: For six very special race dates this year, Jennifer Jo Cobb, NASCAR Camping World Truck Driver of the #10 Driven2Honor team will join forces with Wreaths Across America and the trucking industry to recognize our veterans by carrying the POW-MIA banner on the hood of her race truck at races in Charlotte, Dover, Gateway, Kentucky, Chicago and Phoenix. These special race dates recognize the six days each year, on a national level, in which the POW-MIA Flag is flown at all government and military installations with the passage of Section 1082 of the 1998 Defense Authorization Act during the first term of the 105th Congress. In addition, Cobb will be working with Wreaths Across America and The National League of POW-MIA Families through her charity to invite POW-MIA wives and families to these special race events as honorary guests. The commemorative POW-MIA logo will be carried on Cobb's race truck recognizing Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day this May, Flag Day in June, Independence Day in July, National POW-MIA Recognition Day in September and Veterans Day in November. Fans and followers are encouraged to visit, or or on Facebook to purchase a commemorative t-shirt or to learn more how you can support these very worthy charities. Wayne Hanson, Chairman of the Board for Wreaths Across America, said "WAA is pleased to join with Jennifer Jo Cobb and America's trucking industry to bring attention to the plight of those service members still listed as POW or MIA even after over 50 years. We must never forget them or their service to this country."(Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing)(5-13-2015)

  • FoneFuel joins Nemechek: NEMCO Motorsports announced that FoneFuel LLC, a Spartanburg, S.C-based company that delivers a high capacity portable battery for mobile devices as a low cost solution, has partnered with NEMCO Motorsports starting with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway as a primary partner with driver Joe Nemechek. Founded in 2014, FoneFuel LLC will continue its partnership with the organization in 2015 by serving as an associate partner for the NEMCO Motorsports father and son duo of Joe Nemechek and John Hunter Nemechek splitting seat-time in the #8 Chevy Silverado. The partnership will help FoneFuel focus on the company's primary goal - investing in education. Ten percent of the FoneFuel product proceeds, which includes multiple battery sizes and charging capabilities, will fund education and philanthropic efforts both locally and worldwide.(See an image of the truck on the #8 team paint schemes page)(NEMCO Motorsports)(5-13-2015)

  • Kennedy to run SpongeBob SquarePants paint scheme in Kansas UPDATE 3: SpongeBob SquarePants joins the field for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway on May 8,2015, on NASCAR driver Ben Kennedy's #11 Local Motors Toyota Tundra. Nickelodeon is the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, May 9 at Kansas Speedway dubbed the /SpongeBobSquarePants 400/. The /SpongeBob SquarePants 400, /which will be broadcast at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, will feature a weekend of Bikini Bottom-themed activities and fun for the entire family. Kennedy's #11 Local Motors//SpongeBob SquarePants/ Toyota Tundra will feature SpongeBob and his friends Patrick and SquidWard on the hood, while Mr. Krabs and Sandy Cheeks float in the sea on the rear deck lid. Kennedy campaigns the truck for Red Horse Racing and primary sponsor Local Motors. Kennedy has one previous start at Kansas Speedway in 2014, where he finished in the top 20. Overall, he has 30 career starts, with three top-five finishes, nine top-10 finishes and one pole award. Also at the speedway, attendees on Saturday will be able to enjoy some pre-Mother's Day fun in the Nickelodeon Kids Zone, which will be located in the Kansas Speedway Fan Zone. The area will feature appearances from the /SpongeBob SquarePants/ costumed characters, a /SpongeBob SquarePants/ photo station and more.(Nickelodeon)(4-18-2015)
    UPDATE: See an image of the truck on the #11 Team Paint Schemes page(5-1-2015)
    UPDATE 2: When driver of the #11 Local Motors Truck received a package of SpongeBob onesies, it turned into much more than just adult pajamas. This turned into an opportunity to help raise awareness and find a cure to a cause that is very close to our team's heart. Through the power of social media Ben and the entire team was put up to a challenge by crew chief, Scott Zipadelli - raise $10,000 for Pediatric Cancer, and he will wear the onesie in Kansas. A vital team member on the #11 team has a daughter who was diagnosed and treated with a rare form of Pediatric Cancer. She fought for years through a very tough battle and defeated a cancer that only a small percentage of children survive from. Today, she remains an inspiration to us all, as a strong, independent, and confident person. A person that we all look up to. All proceeds will go to the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation, a foundation that is close to us and close to the entire NASCAR community. In 2009, the Martin Truex Jr. Special Needs Fund was established at Levine Children's Hospital to assist families that may have unusual or immediate financial need that can't be met because of the high cost of treatment for their child.(Race to Support Pediatric Cancer Awareness)(5-1-2015)
    UPDATE 3: It all started with a tweet. Ben Kennedy, driver of the #11 Local Motors Toyota Tundra, and crew chief Scott Zipadelli raised $20,000 for the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation last weekend at Kansas Speedway. This Wednesday, Kennedy and Zipadelli will attend the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Catwalk for a Cause and present the check. In just 11 days, thanks to industry social media and media support, Kennedy raised more than 80 percent of the goal, but was still short funds on the day of the race. However, Kansas Speedway stepped in with the remaining funds and met the goal. Kennedy's Toyota Tundra carried all of the characters from popular children's cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants last weekend in conjunction with the entitlement sponsorship of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, and when Nickelodeon executives heard about the challenge and the money raised, they decided to match the amount, bringing the total donation to $20,000. Zipadelli did indeed wear the onesie for the race, however, Kennedy's night was cut short when debris on the grille caused the truck to overheat.(Red Horse Racing)(5-11-2015)

  • The Carolina Nut Co. on board with Hayley: ThorSport Racing is pleased to announce that The Carolina Nut Co., which specializes in unique flavored nuts, flavored peanuts, spicy nuts and candied nuts, will adorn the #13 Toyota Tundra of Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, Cameron Hayley in Friday night's NC Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Carolina Nut Co., a Hendersonville, N.C. based company, has a long standing partnership with ThorSport Racing and Johnny Sauter in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, but will make its debut with Hayley, who is currently fifth in the NCWTS driver point standings, on Friday night at CMS.(ThorSport Racing)(5-11-2015)

  • ROK Mobile to sponsor Boston: Kyle Busch Motorsports announced today ROK Mobile will be featured on Justin Boston's #54 Toyota Tundra in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway this Friday, May 15. ROK Mobile is an innovative telecommunications and music streaming company that is striving to bring customers the best cutting edge technology and music personalization to improve the way they live, work and play. The Charlotte race will be Boston's first start at the intermediate track, although he was able to test there earlier in the year. Coming off his best-career finish of seventh in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series last weekend at Kansas Speedway, the rookie contender is currently eighth in the driver championship point standings. He has two top-10 finishes in four starts this season.(See an image of the truck on the #54 team paint schemes page)(Kyle Busch Motorsports)(5-11-2015)

  • Toyota intent on keeping Jones around long-term: In a short weekend at Kansas Speedway, Erik Jones has turned a lot of heads in his new job -- a job that could prove to be one-and-done. Jones will make his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start Saturday night behind the wheel of the #18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. And it could well be his only start in the #18, as JGR team driver Kyle Busch could be back in his car as soon as next Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Series race. So far this weekend, Jones has dazzled in the both the Cup and the Camping World Truck Series. In his first Cup start, he qualified 12th for the SpongeBob SquarePants 400, was ninth in the first practice and first in Happy Hour. Not bad for an 18-year-old young man who hails from the sleepy little hamlet of Byron, Mich., population 581.
    Of course, once Busch comes back, Jones will lose his Cup ride. But don't worry about his prospects -- the Toyota camp intends to keep Jones in the family for a very long time. In an exclusive interview with, Toyota's racing boss in the United States said the automaker has big plans for Jones. "He's not going anywhere," said David Wilson, the president and general manager of TRD, U.S.A., Toyota's American racing division. "We're going to keep Toyotas underneath him, somehow, some way." Wilson said Jones' run for the Truck Series championship, where he's third in points after Friday night's race, is what Toyota is focusing on this year. In the immediate future, his biggest priority is to win his first national series championship," Wilson told "The part that is important to us about that is, OK, whether Erik belongs in a Cup car today full-time or today an XFINITY car full-time, that's secondary. He hasn't gone through a complete season and raced for a championship. There's a certain discipline and mentality that that takes, right? Whereas you jump in a car one weekend and another car the next weekend and it's all about winning. But his day job right now is to win a Camping World Truck Series championship." And from there, the sky is the limit. "We have next year lined out for him," said Wilson. "We're working on the year after that."(FoxSports)(5-9-2015)

  • Crafton wins at Kansas: #88-Matt Crafton won the Toyota Tundra 250 at the Kansas Speedway on Friday night after fuel mileage came into play in the closing laps. #8-Ryan Newman finished second followed by: #98-Johnny Sauter, #17-Timothy Peters, #13-Cameron Hayley, #51-Daniel Suarez, #54-Justin Boston, #31-Scott Lagasse, Jr., #15-Mason Mingus, and #14-Daniel Hemric.
    There were 4 caution flags for 19 laps and 11 lead changes among 5 leaders.
    #4-Erik Jones started the race from the pole and led 151 laps before running out of fuel five laps from the finish. He ended the race11th.
    Complete results are on the Kansas race results page (pdf). (5-8-2015)

  • Kansas Race Fast Facts:
    Matt Crafton won the 15th Annual Toyota Tundra 250, his seventh victory in 342 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his second victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2015.
    This is his second victory and seventh top-10 finish in 15 races at Kansas Speedway.
    Ryan Newman(i) (second) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Kansas Speedway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2015.
    Johnny Sauter (third) posted his fifth top-10 finish in seven races at Kansas Speedway.
    Cameron Hayley (fifth) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 17 points over Tyler Reddick.
    (NASCAR Statistics) (5-8-2015)

  • Driver standings following Kansas:
    1) #88-Matt Crafton, 175
    2) >#19-Tyler Reddick, 158, -17
    3) #4-Erik Jones, 157, -18
    4) #98-Johnny Sauter, 153, -22
    5) #13-Cameron Hayley, 123, -52
    6) #05-John Wes Townley, 122, -53
    7) #17-Timothy Peters, 121, -54
    8) #54-Justin Boston, 114, -61
    9) #07-Ray Black, Jr., 112, -63
    10) #23-Spencer Gallagher, 111, -64
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(5-8-2015)

  • Owner Standings following Kansas are posted (pdf).(5-8-2015)

  • Jones on pole at Kansas: #4-Erik Jones will start from the pole for the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway after setting a track record with a speed of 179.396mph. #88-Matt Crafton will start second, followed by: #33-Brandon Jones, #8-Ryan Newman, #11-Ben Kennedy, #14-Daniel Hemric, #98-Johnny Sauter, #13-Cameron Hayley, #54-Justin Boston, and #51-Daniel Suarez. #29-Austin Theriault and #19-Tyler Reddick wrecked during the final round and will both use backup trucks. See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(5-8-2015)

  • Kansas Qualifying Notes:
    Erik Jones won the Keystone Light 21 means 21 Pole Award for the 15th Annual Toyota Tundra 250, setting the qualifying record with a lap of 30.101 seconds, 179.396 mph.
    This is his third pole in 21 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first pole and fourth top-10 start in 2015.
    This is his first pole and start at Kansas Speedway.
    Matt Crafton (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2015 and his sixth in 15 races at Kansas Speedway.
    Brandon Jones (third) posted his first top-10 start at Kansas Speedway. It is his second in two races this season.
    Erik Jones was also the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(3-8-2015)

  • Earnhardt interested in running trucks, Custer auditioning for Xfinity ride UPDATE: Kelley Earnhardt Miller appeared on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Wednesday. Among other topics, she discussed JR Motorsports' first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. Earnhardt Miller, co-owner of JR Motorsports, said earlier this year that there were no plans at that time to field the organization's Camping World Truck Series team for any races beyond the 10 currently in place with driver Cole Custer. On Wednesday she said that was still the case, but also said Sprint Cup Series Dale Earnhardt Jr. had broached the subject of driving the truck. "He's definitely mentioned that that's something he might be interested in," Earnhardt Miller said. "I think he would want to see how the program is going to do, and make sure we have the resources and the capability to do that. Let Cole the team get off the ground first and see how that goes." Earnhardt Miller, Earnhardt Jr. and Sprint Cup Series team owner Rick Hendrick share ownership of JRM. One of the organization's three full-time XFINITY Series teams features multiple Sprint Cup drivers, Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne, behind the wheel for select events. Two other full-time teams feature drivers Chase Elliott and Regan Smith, who finished 1-2 in points, respectively, last season."He (Earnhardt Jr.) and some others have expressed interest in running the truck," Earnhardt Miller said. "We've actually gotten calls from other people saying 'do you want to fill out the balance of your schedule and run it full time?' "We really don't want to do that. We want to focus on Cole. If the opportunity exists to put a couple of the Cup drivers in there to make our program stronger, (that's) really why would we want to do that... "I won't say it's not going to happen but there aren't any concrete plans for it to happen right now."Custer, 17, made his NCWTS debut last season with Haas Racing Development and became the youngest winner in a NASCAR national series event when he won the UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In only nine starts, he scored six top-10s and two poles. Elliott, the defending XFINITY Series champion, will attempt to make his Sprint Cup Series debut in Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville. The 19-year-old is scheduled to step into the Hendrick Motorsports #24 Chevrolet in 2016, replacing four-time series champion Jeff Gordon. With Elliott already tabbed for the move to Sprint Cup next season, Custer could be auditioning for a full-time XFINITY Series ride with the organization. "Hopefully, that (truck effort) will roll into an XFINITY Series ride for Cole, depending on how he performs," Earnhardt Miller said. It will be the first start of the season for Custer, who is limited to competing on road courses and tracks 1.1 miles or less in length due to his age.(
    UPDATE: Dale Earnhardt Jr. says that he "probably won't run" a Camping World Truck Series race this season for JR Motorsports but might next year. The team announced this week that Kasey Kahne would drive its truck May 15 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, leading to questions of if Earnhardt might make his Camping World Truck Series debut later this season. "I probably won't run the Trucks this year,'' Earnhardt said Friday morning at Kansas Speedway. "If I run Trucks, I want to run Martinsville and it will probably be next year if I run. I love Martinsville. I watched the Truck race there this year in the pit stall and just wanted to be out there. It just looks like a lot of fun.''(NBC Sports(5-8-2015)

  • Hayley fastest in practice: #13-Cameron Hayley was fastest during practice at Kansas Speedway with a speed of 175.798mph. #14-Daniel Hemric was second, followed by #51-Daniel Suarez, #4-Erik Jones, #8-Ryan Newman, #19-Tyler Reddick, #29-Austin Theriault, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #88-Matt Crafton, and #54-Justin Boston. 32 drivers are entered for the race and all 32 practiced during the session. #25-Matt Tifft wrecked during the session and will use a backup. See complete results on the Kansas practice speeds page (pdf).(5-7-2015)

  • Kahne to run JRM entry in Charlotte: Kasey Kahne has been selected to pilot the #00 Haas Automation Chevrolet in the upcoming NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 15, JR Motorsports general manager Kelley Earnhardt Miller announced today. A veteran driver with 29 victories across NASCAR's top-three series, Kahne will make his first NCWTS start since winning at Rockingham Speedway in 2012. The Charlotte event also complements the 10-race schedule the #00 Haas Automation team will run with its primary driver, 17-year-old Cole Custer, announced earlier this year. In five NCWTS starts, Kahne has won four of them (two at Darlington Raceway and one each at Homestead-Miami Speedway and Rockingham Speedway) and never finished worse than second. Along with an average finish of 1.2, he has led 307 of 686 career laps. Custer, the youngest race winner in NASCAR national touring series history, made JRM's NCWTS debut earlier this year at Martinsville Speedway. He will return to the seat of the No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet for the May 29 race at Dover International Speedway and in eight other NCWTS events in 2015.(JR Motorsports)(5-6-2015)

  • Ellis to drive for MAKE: The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to the track this weekend in Kansas City, Kansas for the Toyota Tundra 250. Ryan Ellis will make his second NCWTS start at the Kansas Speedway. The #1 Chevy will be sporting a special logo for the Ehlers Danlos National Foundation. This is a special cause to MAKE because Mark Beaver, MAKE co-owner, has two daughters, Amanda and Emily who have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). Individuals with Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) have a genetic defect in their connective tissue, the tissue that provides support to many body parts such as the skin, muscles and ligaments. The fragile skin and unstable joints found in patients with EDS are the result of faulty or reduced amounts of collagen. Collagen is a protein, which acts as a "glue" in the body, adding strength and elasticity to connective tissue.(MAKE Motorsports)(5-6-2015)

  • New partner for MB: MB Motorsports is proud to announce a multi-race partnership with Vatterott Educational Centers, Inc. Vatterott serves a diverse student population across 22 locations in 8 states, as well as a vibrant online community. Each of these institutions takes pride in serving both the student population and the local communities that help continue the Vatterott tradition. Vatterott offers diploma and degree programs in the fields of Business, Medical, Technology, Trades, Dental, Legal, Personal Fitness, and Veterinary, as well as many continuing education opportunities. All programs are industry-relevant and designed to support the Vatterott mission of providing career skills for a better life.(MB Motorsports)(5-6-2015)

  • Buescher to miss Kansas UPDATE: James Buescher posted on his Twitter that despite his entry in the #31 NTS Motorsports Chevy for this Friday's Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway, he will not be racing. No word on whether or not another driver will drive the #31 or if the team will withdraw.(5-5-2015)
    UPDATE:Scott Lagasse, Jr. will make his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Seriesstart of 2015 for NTS Motorsports at Kansas Speedway, this time behind the wheel of the #31 Boy Scouts of America/Beck Chevrolet Silverado. Lagasse had an impressive run in his NTS Motorsports debut earlier this season at Daytona International Speedway, contending for the win throughout the 250-mile race, ultimately finishing third in the NCWTS season opener.(NTS Motorsports)(5-6-2015)

  • Newman to drive for Nemechek: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman will compete for SWM-NEMCO Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event at the Kansas Speedway on Friday, May 8. Newman will pilot the #8 Chevy Silverado highlighting Rescue Ranch.Newman will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the first time in almost two years for the Kansas Speedway 250. Newman has five previous starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, collecting various accolades at each start, including a victory at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway in 2008, a pole award at Tennessee's Bristol Motor Speedway, and five top-five finishes. Newman's most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry was the Mud Summer Classic at the Eldora Speedway in 2013, where he started 10th and finished third while competing for Steve Turner. SWM-NEMCO Motorsports crew chief Gere Kennon will be atop the pit box for Newman at Kansas Speedway. Rescue Ranch is featured on the SWM-NEMCO Motorsports Chevy Silverado. Founded in 2012 by Newman and his wife Krissie, the 501c3 charity is on 87 acres in Statesville, N.C. Rescue Ranch promotes through its education program a respect for all animals, as well as agricultural, environmental, and wildlife conservation education. Rescue Ranch also facilitates rehabilitation, rescue, and responsible pet ownership in order to enhance the human-animal bond. Currently, Rescue Ranch offers Humane Education programming to children ages one thru 16-years-old, allowing the children the opportunity to learn while interacting with animals and the surrounding environment.(NEMCO Motorsports)(5-5-2015)

  • Familiar Truck Series names make 2015 NASCAR Next class: Five of the six NASCAR K&N Pro Series race winners in 2015 are 21 years old or younger. The championship points leaders in both the East and West are 17 and 16, respectively. And a 17-year-old just became the highest-finishing female in the 61-year history of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
    It is fitting that as fans celebrate Jeff Gordon's final year of competition, the ranks of NASCAR are filled with young drivers battling to one day fill that void. And on Tuesday, in a building that honors the sport's history, NASCAR introduced some of those potential future stars of the sport.
    During a ceremony at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina, 12 drivers were formally announced as the newest NASCAR Next class, a group of up-and-coming talent that joins the industry program aimed at spotlighting NASCAR's emerging stars.
    Of the 28 drivers previously selected for the program, 21 have raced in one of NASCAR's three national series (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), and 11 are competing full-time there in 2015.
    The team was selected through an evaluation process that included input from industry executives and veteran racers. Drivers must be between the ages of 15-25, have tangible and expressed goals in eventual competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and demonstrate the potential to realize that goal.
    Each driver in NASCAR Next must be actively competing in a NASCAR touring or weekly series - NASCAR K&N Pro Series East or West, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1, NASCAR Mexico Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series or NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitors also are eligible provided they are not slated to run a full season in their respective series.
    The NASCAR Next members for 2015-16 are:
    Cole Custer (17, Ladera Ranch, Calif., @colecuster00)
    He holds the records for youngest pole award and race winner in both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR's touring series, and led late in the Truck race at Martinsville Speedway earlier this season.
    Austin Hill (21, Winston, Ga., @_AustinHill)
    Had three consecutive K&N East wins, in the final two races in 2014 and the 2015 season opener at New Smyrna Speedway where he captured his first pole award and led every lap.
    Jesse Little (18, Sherrill's Ford, N.C., @jesselittle97)
    Had a win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, four top-five and 10 top-10 finishes in 2014 to finish fourth in the season standings. Won the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway in his 2015 K&N East debut.
    John Hunter Nemechek (17, Mooresville, N.C., @JHNemechek)
    Earned six top-10 finishes in 10 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts in 2014, and won the prestigious Snowball Derby Late Model race at Five Flags Speedway in December.(NASCAR)(5-5-2015)

  • Faison joins Premium: 21 year old CJ Faison from Seaford, Del., received a phone call this morning that opened a whole new door of opportunities for him. Premium Motorsports racing team owner Jay Robinson told CJ to get his driving suit and helmet ready because 'Dover is a go.' - CJ will be racing for NASCAR this year. CJ will be driving in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Premium Motorsports racing team. He said he feels comfortable with the truck series and has a lot of experience with this series. For CJ, this means endless opportunities and that doors will start opening. You may be having déjà vu when you read about CJ signing with NASCAR. You're right - It's not the first time. CJ actually signed with NASCAR in 2010 to race in select NASCAR Wheelen All American Series events. In 2012, CJ signed to compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. That same year, he set the fastest time ever in NASCAR K&N Pro Series history. In 2013, there was an opportunity for CJ to take over the family business. So, he left NASCAR and went home. He helped out with the business and did some dirt races here and there. CJ said that life is going how he wants it to now and that this opportunity is just an added bonus to his life. He said he doesn't have to stress about making a living in NASCAR, he can actually enjoy it. CJ's first race with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is the Lucas Oil Truck Race on May 29 at Dover International Speedway.(

  • Local sponsors support Cobb's homecoming: This Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250 at the Kansas Speedway will mark the 96th race start for Kansas City native, Jennifer Jo Cobb. The team owner and driver is celebrating the coming of her 100th start in the series with her fans sharing #JJC100 on various social media outlets. She comes into Friday's race 17th in points with primary and returning sponsor Mark One Electric on the hood. This race marks the 11th time Mark One Electric has sponsored her at the Kansas Speedway. Mark One has been a fixture in Kansas City for more than 40 years. Kansas City-based Arrow Truck Sales is celebrating its 65th Anniversary this year and its 4th year as a JJCR sponsor. The company provides high-quality, pre-owned tractor trucks with locations throughout the United States and Canada. A new sponsor will debut on Cobb's #10 Mark One Electric Chevy Silverado this week. Abbacore is a mobile app solution development company specializing in helping businesses re-imagine the way they collect, share and process mobile data. The company's flagship platform inBound allows businesses to create their own custom, cloud-based mobile app solution of process forms and polls.(Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing)(5-4-2015)

  • Kvapil to take over the 50: Travis Kvapil, 2003 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion will be taking over driving duties in the #50 Burnie Grill Chevrolet Silverado. Starting at the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway, Kvapil will join the MAKE operation filling the seat that was formly held by Cody Ware. Cody Ware has recently decided to take a break from racing to go to college full time persuing a pre-medicine degree. MAKE and its team which they refer to themselves as a family wish Cody all the best in college. Burnie Grills is the new all wood, self-burning grill will continue to be the primary sponsor on the #50 Chevy Silverado. Associate sponsors will continue to be Bubba Burger, AKL Insurance, WIX Filters, and Elite Holdings. Travis Kvapil will take the green at Kansas Speedway on May 8th at the Toyota Tundra 250 in the No. 50 Burnie Grill Chevy.(MAKE Motorsports)(5-1-2015)

  • Nemechek partners with MeetBall: MeetBall, a real-time location sharing navigation application, is proud to announce the appointment of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver John Hunter Nemechek as the free mobile app's exclusive NASCAR brand ambassador. Driving the #8 Chevy Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, Nemechek is in his third year of a limited NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule and is scheduled to enter 18 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events this season. Nemechek will continue to share driving duties with his father, Joe Nemechek, until his 18th birthday, when he plans to finish out the remainder of the truck series schedule beginning at Gateway Motorsports Park. MeetBall enables the race day experience to be more efficient through real-time GPS navigation tools and access to the live social media conversation. Under the agreement, which runs through the 2016 NASCAR season, Nemechek will play a key role in business-to-business partnerships and promotional efforts designed to grow the MeetBall brand.(NEMCO Motorsports)(4-29-2015)


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