Sellers joins WinTron for Martinsville: In an 11th hour agreement, short track racing ace Peyton Sellers will drive Win-Tron Racing's #35 Danville Toyota / Pembelton Forrest Products Toyota Tundra in Saturday's Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway. The pairing seems like a natural fit, as Win-Tron Racing hails from the short track ranks, while Sellers will compete at his hometown track, often dubbed as the paperclip. Sellers will make his third start at the 0.526-mile oval.(WinTron Racing)(10-23-2014)
Contreras to debut at Martinsville UPDATE: Carl Long posted on his Facebook page that he would serve as crew chief on the #07 this weekend with Enrique Contreras, nephew to Carlos Contreras, adding that the Rick Ware Racing crew would be assisting the entry. "I will be calling the shots for Cody Ware on his truck. George Church the normal crew chief has it all set up but could not attend this weekend so I will be a top the box with the rest of Rick Ware Racing," Long said. BJ McLeod was initially entered in the 07.(10-23-2014)
UPDATE: Following in the footsteps of his uncle, Carlos Contreras, Enrique Contreras III is poised to make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in this weekend's Kroger 200 from Martinsville Speedway. In a joint partnership between SS Green Light Racing and Rick Ware Racing, the younger Contreras will pilot the #07 RaceTrac Chevy Silverado in the highly anticipated 200-lap slugfest Saturday afternoon. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, RaceTrac has been serving guests since 1934 and now operates more than 370 convenience stores locations in Georgia, Florida, Louisiana and Texas. The 22-year old driver advances his career to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, after participating in the full 2014 NASCAR Toyota Series season, where four top-10 finishes contributed to his 18th place championship standings placement. With the goal of acquiring seat time, Contreras, the 2011 NASCAR Toyota Series rookie of the year, will utilize his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut to strengthen his racing resume, but also make a bid for participation in further NCWTS races next season.(Catchfence.com)(10-23-2014)
Hill set for Martinsville debut: Ricky Benton Racing Enterprises announced today that Austin Hill will be behind the wheel of its #92 BTS Tire and Wheel Distributors/Goodyear FleetHQ/A&D Welding/Wynn's Ford F-150 in this weekend's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway. Hill, a two-time winner in 2014 in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, will be making his first NCWTS attempt. Hill follows Corey LaJoie in the seat of the #92. LaJoie had an RBR season best 10th place finish in the team's last effort at Bristol in August, but is focusing on the Nationwide Series for the remainder of 2014. Knowing that RBR needed a driver to finish its season, racing veterans Phil Parson and Mike Herman reached out to Benton to make a pitch for putting Hill behind the wheel of the #92.(See an image of the truck on the #92 Team Paint Schemes page )(RBR Enterprises)(10-23-2014)
Wallace to run number 34 in honor of Scott at Martinsville UPDATE: NASCAR, Front Row Motorsports, Kyle Busch Motorsports and Martinsville Speedway announced today they will honor 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Wendell Scott, the first African-American driver to win a NASCAR premier series event, with a series of tributes during the Martinsville race weekend from Oct. 24-26. Kyle Busch Motorsports will change the number of Darrell Wallace Jr.'s truck from 54 to 34 in honor of Scott. A NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduate, Wallace became the first African-American to win a NASCAR national series race since Scott's historic 1963 triumph when he captured the checkered flag in last season's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 at Martinsville.(NASCAR)(See an image of the truck on the #54 Team Paint Schemes page ).(9-16-2014)
UPDATE: Darrell Wallace, Jr. enters this weekend's Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway as the defending race winner after etching his name in history last October when he won his first National Series race and became the first African American to win a NASCAR premier series race since Wendell Scott in 1963. Wallace has recorded three starts at the half-mile paperclip track, earning one win and never finishing outside the top five. This weekend Kyle Busch Motorsports, NASCAR and Front Row Motorsports will honor 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee Wendell Scott with various tributes throughout the race weekend at Martinsville Speedway. Scott became the first African American to run in NASCAR's premier series, and the first to win a race in a NASCAR premier series when he visited Victory Lane at Jacksonville Speedway on December 1, 1963. To honor Scott and his induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Darrell Wallace, Jr.'s #54 Toyota Tundra will temporarily change to the #34 Toyota Tundra, the number run by Scott throughout his career, and the paint scheme will be reminiscent of the blue and white scheme Scott drove. In addition to the number and paint scheme change, Wallace will sport a throwback firesuit for the Kroger 200.(Kyle Busch Motorsports)(10-22-2014)
Changes made for 2015 including starting field and qualifying procedures: NASCAR today announced three key enhancements in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the 2015 season. The updates include:
- Beginning next season, the qualifying rule for the NASCAR XFINITY Series (currently the NASCAR Nationwide Series) and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will resemble that of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and will emphasize speed.
- The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series maximum starting field will be set at 32 trucks.
- The drivers' last name will be featured on the back window of each series' cars and trucks, helping fans to better identify the drivers.
"Our mission of providing the best on-track product possible is always among our top objectives," said Robin Pemberton, senior vice president of competition and racing development. "We're confident in the direction these changes will take these series."
2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Qualifying Procedure:
Next season in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, cars starting in positions 1-33 will be determined by their fastest single lap during qualifying in descending order with the fastest qualifier starting first. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will follow the same procedure for positions 1-27. In the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the next four positions will first be assigned to the highest ranking trucks in owner points that have attempted all of the races, have not already earned a starting position through qualifying and have entered the event by the posted entry deadline. The final starting position will be awarded to the most recent eligible past champion driver. If there is no eligible past champion driver, then a fifth truck will make the field based upon owner points. Prior to this enhancement, the top 30 cars and top 25 trucks in owner points in each series, respectively, were guaranteed a starting spot in each of those series' events. Starting next year, a maximum of seven cars and five trucks will be locked into a given NASCAR XFINITY Series or NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, respectively. If a qualifying session is cancelled because of inclement weather, each series' field will be set per the rule book with starting lineups determined by practice speeds.
Maximum Field Set At 32 Trucks For NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:
As NASCAR continues to encourage and reward hard racing, help solidify and build the ownership base, add even more drama and intrigue to the race weekend and most importantly, provide fans the best competition possible, the maximum starting field for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be set at 32 trucks starting in 2015, as opposed to the 36-truck field in previous years. A maximum NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starting field continues to stand at 43 cars while the NASCAR XFINITY Series will remain at 40.
Drivers' Last Names On Rear Window:
This new design element is part of the implementation of NASCAR's Industry Action Plan, specifically in the area of Driver Star Power. This enhancement will feature the drivers' last name displayed on the upper rear window of cars and trucks, helping fans more easily identify the drivers. The window treatment will not affect the on-track competition and placing it on the back window allows for both series sponsors - XFINITY (starting in 2015) and Camping World - to continue to maintain placement on the front windshield.(NASCAR)(10-22-2014)
Murphy to debut with SS: Eighteen year old driver Camden Murphy of Itasca, Illinois will make his inaugural start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, October 25th for SS Green Light Racing in the #08 Ronald McDonald House Chevy Silverado. Murphy gained national attention after winning the Midwest Truck Series event at the famed Milwaukee Mile during ARCA Fest back in June taking the lead at the nation's oldest speedway with a bold three-wide pass with eleven laps to go. Murphy's racing resume includes an impressive array of experience behind the wheel that drivers twice his age would envy competing at several NASCAR-level tracks including the Milwaukee Mile, the Nashville Superspeedway, Rockingham Speedway and Lucas Oil Speedway in Indianapolis. A three-time Mini-Cup champion, Murphy finished 2014 with top five finishes in both the Midwest Truck Series and Madison International Speedway Truck Series final point standings. He has also competed in UARA and ASA Truck Tour competition.(SS Green Light Racing)(10-22-2014)
Jones joins GMS: GMS Racing announced today that 17-year-old driver Brandon Jones will join the organization for the remainder of the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Jones, a former winner in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) and ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, will pilot the #33 Chevy Silverado in two NCWTS races this season beginning with the Kroger 200 on October 25 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. The Atlanta, Ga native will also make his track debut in the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 7. Jones' 2014 campaign will be led by crew chief Shane Huffman.(GMS Racing)(10-16-2014)
Sieg returns to truck competition: RSS Racing returns to the Truck Series as a late entry into the Fred's 250 at Talladega this Saturday. Ryan Sieg will pilot the Pull-A-Part Chevy for his third truck start of the season. Sieg has been turning heads with an impressive rookie season in the Nationwide Series completing 96% of the laps run for his family owned team. Sieg has been particularly extraordinary on the restrictor plate tracks this year highlighted by a third place finish at Daytona in July.(See an image of the truck on the #39 Team Paint Schemes page)(Ryan Sieg Racing)(10-16-2014)
Newberry and Qore-24 Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness at Martinsville, Texas: Each year, it is estimated over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and because of these staggering numbers, October in America is recognized as "Breast Cancer Awareness Month". To help promote the importance of early detection through yearly mammograms for women over the age of 40, Brennan Newberry, NTS Motorsports, and Qore-24 Antimicrobial Hand Purifier will be racing a special pink paint scheme for this month's Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway, in Martinsville, Virginia, and the WinStar World Casino 350K at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Statistics show, when breast cancer is caught at its earliest states, the 5-year survival rate is 98%. Newberry will not only carry pink logos on his Chevrolet Silverado, but also the names of NTS Motorsports employees' loved ones who are breast cancer survivors and those currently battling the disease. Newberry will pilot a pink paint scheme on the #9 NTS Motorsports entry at Martinsville Speedway on October 25th and will continue his drive for awareness with the No.20 Qore-24 Chevrolet at Texas Motor Speedway on October 31st. If you would like more information about early detection, Breast Cancer Awareness, or to learn how you can donate to find a cure, go online to www.BreastCancer.org.(See an image of the truck on the #9 Team Paint Schemes page)(NTS Motorsports)(10-13-2014)
Suarez joins Win-Tron: Win-Tron Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing announced today that Monterrey, Mexico native Daniel Suarez will drive the #35 ARRIS Toyota Tundra next weekend at Talladega Superspeedway in the freds' 250 powered by Coca-Cola. Suarez, currently competing full time for Escuderia TELMEX in the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series, will utilize his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut to adequately prepare him for restrictor-plate racing, ahead of his upcoming full-time campaign in the NASCAR XFINITY Series next year. Suarez, a product of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program, will also make select starts in the NCWTS in 2015. The former NASCAR Next member has spent this season building himself as a household name in the United States, between the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Suarez won the first two NASCAR K&N Pro Series East events this season driving the #6 Toyota Camry for Rev Racing. Additionally, the 22-year old made his debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in May at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway driving the #20 Silent Cirlce / Telcel Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing. Most recently, Suarez made his intermediate track debut at Kentucky Speedway in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, where he finished fifth, driving the #66 ARRIS Toyota Camry for Venturini Motorsports, after starting third. Mark Rette will serve as crew chief for Suarez in the 18th race of the season.(WinTron Racing)(10-10-2014)
Sad news - Lynn Olson: Lynn Olson, retired NASCAR Camping World Truck Series official, passed away on Saturday October 4. A memorial service will be held on October 12 at Covenant Church of Harrisburg, 6900 Hickory Ridge Drive, Harrisburg NC 28075 at 5:00 p.m. Lynn retired as a truck official after working for approximately 17 years officiating in several of the NASCAR series. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made out to Camp Jim, a Christ-centered camp in Brainerd MN. Donations can be sent to Covenant Church of Harrisburg.(10-9-2014)
Byrnes taking medical leave, will be absent from truck coverage: Longtime NASCAR on FOX on-air personality Steve Byrnes is taking an indefinite medical leave of absence, effectively immediately, to focus on his health after receiving news he has suffered a recurrence of cancer. Byrnes, who was diagnosed and successfully treated for head-and-neck cancer in late 2013, steps away from his NASCAR Race Hub co-hosting and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series play-by-play duties for FOX Sports 1 to concentrate on his upcoming medical treatment and time with his family.(FOX Sports)(10-8-2014)
Gaulding to run special pink scheme in Martinsville: NASCAR Next and Sunoco Rookie of the Year Contender Gray Gaulding, will drive a special "Pink" #20 Gemini Southern Chevy Silverado on October 25th in the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway to help raise awareness for breast cancer and the one out of eight women that will be diagnosed in their lifetime. Gaulding has a strong heart for breast cancer awareness month, as his grandmother is a survivor. Gaulding, in conjunction with running this special paint scheme, will honor and support the NTS Motorsports family, by running the names of the women who may be family and friends that have fought and/or are currently fighting breast cancer.(See an image of the truck on the #20 Team Paint Schemes page).(NTS Motorsports)(10-7-2014)
Phillips to move to NNS with KBM team: They're preparing to shuffle the crew chief deck at Joe Gibbs Racing. Multiple sources say Kyle Busch and longtime crew chief Dave Rogers will end their long-running association at season's end, as part of a multi-divisional realignment involving both JGR and Kyle Busch Motorsports. While Rogers' departure from the #18 team was announced in-house on Tuesday of this week, no one from JGR has commented publically on the move. Sources close to the team say Adam Stevens will move from JGR's Nationwide Series operation to replace Rogers atop the #18 pit box. Stevens has gone to Victory Lane five times this season with Busch, and is the obvious heir-apparent to Rogers. Stevens will be replaced in the Nationwide Series garage by Eric Phillips, who has served as crew chief on the #51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Camping World Truck Series entry. Under his guidance, the team has won eight times in 17 starts this season with Busch (six wins) and Erik Jones (two wins). He won the Truck Series owner's championship for KBM a year ago and is solidly in the running to defend that title this season.(Godfather Motorsports).(10-3-2014)
Australian-owned team announces plans UPDATE: NASCAR is coming to Salisbury (North Carolina), according to the head of an Australian based team that hopes to field a truck in the Camping World Truck Series, and a car in the Nationwide Series. Roo Motorsports is expected to announce that it will set up its racing headquarter in the Speedway Industrial Park just off I-85. The park is now home to a quarter midget race track and other businesses. Robert Van Geons, head of RowanWORKS, the economic development platform for Salisbury and Rowan County told WBTV about the announcement. Roo Racing will be the first Australian owned race team to compete in a NASCAR touring series, according to Van Geons. Scott Saunders is slated to be the driver for the team. Scott is a relatively unknown Australian Motorsports star due to most of his racing career being outside of Australia, according to his web site. Since 1996 at the age of 9, Scott has been racing and has won National and World titles in Karting. Scott holds a US Karting record as one of only a hand full of drivers to win 4 USA IKF Grand National Championships.(WBTV).(9-29-2014)
UPDATE: Roo Motorsports is officially setting up shop in Salisbury at the Speedway Business Park just off I-85. The announcement was made Monday night. In addition, the team announced the Naming Rights sponsor for the 2015 Camping World Truck Series of NASCAR. Sax Suspension is an Australian suspension manufacturer specializing in the development and production of advance suspension components for on road and off road vehicles. Their products have been available in limited supply in the USA, and this partnering arrangement coincides with a hard launch into the US marketplace.Roo Motorsports is the first wholly owned Australian NASCAR team to enter the competition. Founded by team owner, Noel Saunders, Roo Motorsports will compete in the Camping World Truck Series for 2015 and beyond.(WBTV).(9-30-2014)
AND: See an image of the truck on the #49 Team Paint Schemes page.(10-2-2014)
Dillon truck fails post race at Chicagoland UPDATE 2: The #20 NTS Motorsports Chevy driven by Austin Dillon at Chicagoland Speedway "was found too low in the front," in post race inspection according to NASCAR's Truck Series Twitter page. Dillon led 28 laps and finished third on Saturday night.(9-14-2014)
UPDATE: The #20 team that competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been penalized for a rules infraction that occurred during post-race inspection Sept. 13 at Chicagoland Speedway. The infraction is a P2 level penalty and violates sections:
- 12-1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing;
- 20B-12.8: Truck failed to meet post-race body height/ground clearance requirements of the 2014 NASCAR rule book.
Since crew chief Chris Rice was currently under probation through the end of the year from a P3 level penalty that occurred during a NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 15, the applicable Recurrence Multiplier as outlined in the rule book can be used when assessing the severity of this penalty. As a result Rice has been fined $7,500 and suspended from NASCAR through Sept. 24. His NASCAR probation remains intact through Dec. 31.Bob Newberry, owner of the #20 truck, has been penalized with the loss of 10 series championship owner points.(NASCAR)(9-17-2014)
UPDATE 2: The National Motorsports Appeals Panel today heard and considered the appeal of the #20 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team. The hearing concerned penalty notices issued by NASCAR on Sept. 17 to team owner Bob Newberry and crew chief Chris Rice for a rules infraction that occurred during post-race inspection Sept. 13 at Chicagoland Speedway.
The infraction was a P2 level penalty with reference to the following sections in the 2014 rule book:
- 12-1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing;
- 20B-12.8: Truck failed to meet post-race body height/ground clearance requirements
After hearing and reviewing the evidence presented and after deliberations, the National Motorsports Appeals Panel finds that the team did violate the rule(s) set forth in the penalty notice and upholds the original penalties levied by NASCAR, which was a $7,500 fine, suspension (from NASCAR for the next NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event), and probation for Rice. It also included the loss of 10 series championship owner points for Newberry. The hearing consisted of the following Appeals Panel Members: Bill Lester, Dale Pinilis, and Jay Signore. The team has the right under Section 15 of the rule book to appeal this decision to the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer.(NASCAR)(10-1-2014)
Level 1 to debut in Martinsville with Lafferty: Level 1 Motorsports is pleased to announce that Chris Lafferty will be driving our entry in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, October 25, 2014. In addition, Lafferty Engines will be providing the power. James Martin, co-owner of Level 1 Motorsports and Chris Lafferty have a long relationship together. Martin was a long-time employee of Lafferty Motorsports before moving on to other opportunities in the industry while Lafferty continued to grow his business. Now with Martin debuting with his own team it has come full circle with Lafferty behind the wheel. Sponsors and other details to be announced soon.(Level 1 Motorsports)(9-27-2014)
UCO Equipment joins MAKE for remainder of the season: MAKE Motorsports announces the addition of a new associate sponsor. UCO Equipment, Inc. provides "specialty equipment and services" to the power, water, oil & gas energy sectors. They will be joining in the MAKE Motorsports Drivin for Linemen campaign for the rest of the 2014 season. Jim Usery of UCO Equipment, says " This is the right fit for our company in NASCAR. This partnership allows us to show our support for the line industry that is a huge part of our customer base. We love the idea of being able to support those who support us!" UCO Equipment will be on the truck for the remainder of the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck season.(MAKE Motorsports)(9-27-2014)
Mittler Brothers team excited about first full season: When MB Motorsports driver Justin Jennings gets behind the wheel of the #63 Mittler Brothers Machine & Tool / LG SEEDS Chevy Silverado, not only will he be making his Las Vegas Motor Speedway debut in the Rhino Linings 350, it will be the furthest west the young driver has traveled. "This is a big deal for me," grins Jennings. "First time to race at LVMS, first time to travel beyond Kansas Speedway." Team owner Mike Mittler adds, "This is has been a big year for all of us on our little team. We've been in this series since year one, 1995, and this will be the first time MB Motorsports will run the entire season. I'm very proud of all our people and the effort they have made to accomplish this."(MB Motorsports)(9-26-2014)
Custer makes history: Cole Custer's first stand as a NASCAR winner landed him in the stock car record book. Custer became the youngest winner in a NASCAR national series race at 16, taking the checkered flag at New Hampshire in his seventh career Truck Series start. Custer dominated early and pulled away late off the final restart Saturday to win at 16 years, 7 months, 28 days. He set a track record of 131.897 mph to win the pole and led 148 of the 175 laps for his fifth top-10 of the season. Last November in Phoenix, Erik Jones was the youngest winner in Truck Series history, winning at 17 years, 4 months. His stint in the record book was short-lived. Already in NASCAR competition, Custer has set records as the youngest winner in Pro Series history by scoring his first win at Iowa on Aug. 2, 2013, at 15 years, 6 months, 10 days. He followed that up this season by becoming the youngest pole winner in national touring series history at 16 years, 4 months, 22 days at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois. Custer is the son of the son of Stewart-Haas Racing executive vice president Joe Custer and was raised around the racetrack. He started racing when he was 5 and quickly rose through the ranks all the way to the Truck Series.(Associated Press)(9-20-2014)
Billy Boat Motorsports to run trucks, Mingus to drive UPDATE 2: Billy Boat Motorsports announced on its Twitter page that the team would run the remainder of the Camping World Truck Series schedule beginning in Las Vegas with driver Mason Mingus. Mingus will pilot the #15 Call 811 Before You Dig Chevy Silverado. Mingus, a rookie in 2014, enters New Hampshire 11th in the driver point standings with his current WinTron Racing team. (See an image of the truck on the #15 Team Paint Schemes page).(9-18-2014)
UPDATE: Billy Boat Motorsports today announced it will field a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry with 19-year-old driver Mason Mingus beginning next weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Brentwood, Tennessee native will complete the remaining six-race schedule in the #15 Call 811 Before You Dig Chevy Silverado with BBM, a team that currently runs part-time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with rookie Chad Boat. "My goal has always been to run multiple cars or trucks and multiple drivers out of our shop," said team owner Billy Boat. "We have been building the foundation of our team, hiring talented people and building quality race cars and trucks. Having raced against Mason last year in the ARCA Racing Series, I was very familiar with his talent and determination. I hope to use these six races as a springboard into 2015, with Billy Boat Motorsports running full time entries in the NCWTS."(Billy Boat Motorsports)(9-18-2014)
UPDATE 2: The following is a statement from Win-Tron Racing owners Kevin Cywinski and Nate Thiesse on Thursday's announcement that Mason Mingus will part ways with the team, following Saturday's UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: "We want to thank Mason (Mingus) for his efforts in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Win-Tron Racing. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors and hope Mason continues to obtain his goals in his professional racing career. Win-Tron Racing has been very diligent in our inaugural year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and we feel very positive of the progression made throughout the season. "Win-Tron Racing is and will remain committed to fielding a competitive and professional team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and we will continue to do so moving forward. We are devoted on fielding a truck for the remainder of the 2014 schedule."(WinTron Racing)(9-20-2014)
Tim Viens to drive two races for Harmon: Mike Harmon Racing is pleased to announce that we have signed Tim Viens from Daytona Beach, Florida for a two-race deal in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Viens will make his truck debut in the #74 on November 7th at Phoenix International Raceway, and on November 14th at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Viens has had 9 starts this year in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. Sponsorship for the #74 will come from Viens own company, racedaysponsor.com. (Mike Harmon Racing)(9-17-2014)
Rheem announces revamped sponsorship plans UPDATE 2: Rheem announced today that the company will participate as a primary sponsor in two of the remaining 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. Rheem will fulfill contractual commitments previously made with Chicagoland Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway where Rheem had reserved hospitality, catering and large ticket blocks for Rheem customer groups. Richard Childress Racing (RCR), a longtime partner of Rheem, agreed to assist Rheem by providing competitive equipment sourced from NTS Motorsports, an experienced crew chief, Chris Rice, and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Austin Dillon to Rheem for these events, even though RCR does not currently participate in the Camping World Truck Series. Dillon will drive the #20 truck painted in the classic red and black Rheem design."We found ourselves in a unique situation and our friends at RCR stepped in to help. We are now able keep our commitments to both tracks as well as to the many Rheem contractors who were invited to be our guests and had been planning for months to attend these exciting races. We are grateful to Richard Childress for his unwavering support and to Bob Newberry for NTS's valuable assistance," said Ed Raniszeski, managing director, Rheem Motorsports. These quick actions were in response to the sudden shuttering two weeks ago of the #30 Turner Scott Motorsports #30 truck team sponsored by Rheem. As a result, Rheem was left scrambling for a solution and four-time champion driver, Ron Hornaday was left without
a ride. Hornaday remains in limbo, but Rheem continues to look for avenues to allow Hornaday to return to truck competition before the 2014 season concludes.(Rheem)(9-11-2014)
UPDATE: Rheem announced today the sponsorship of Ron Hornaday for two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in 2014. Rheem will be the primary sponsor for the four-time NASCAR champion for the Sept. 27 race in Las Vegas and Oct. 31 race in Texas. Rheem has been working to find the best available truck equipment, crew and technical expertise in an effort to return Hornaday to the truck series before the end of the 2014 season. Rheem had sponsored Hornaday prior to the recent shutdown of the #30 Turner Scott Motorsports team. Hornaday's return has been made possible through a cooperative effort between Rheem and NTS Motorsports, who will supply Chevy Silverado trucks and crew for the races, along with technical support provided by Richard Childress Racing. "Rheem is pleased to play a part in bringing Ron Hornaday back to where he belongs -- that is, racing trucks to win and bringing excitement and enjoyment to Camping World Truck Series fans. None of this would have been possible without the solid support of NTS Motorsports and RCR. We all welcome Ron back and can't wait to see him back in the saddle," said Ed Raniszeski, managing director, Rheem Motorsports.(Rheem)(9-13-2014)
UPDATE 2: NTS Motorsports welcomes Ron Hornaday, Jr. back, after it was announced this past weekend that Rheem Manufacturing Company will sponsor the four-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion in two races with the team. The #9 Chevy Silverado will carry the classic red and black Rheem paint scheme for the September 27th race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and at Texas Motor Speedway on October 31st. Hornaday's return has been made possible through a cooperative effort between Rheem and NTS Motorsports, who will supply the Chevy Silverado trucks and crew for the races, along with technical support provided by Richard Childress Racing.(NTS Motorsports)(9-16-2014)
Jewel-Osco to sponsor Nemechek: SWM-NEMCO Motorsports announced that its #8 Toyota Tundra driven by Joe Nemechek will be sponsored by Jewel-Osco for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on Friday, September 12, 2014. The partnership, which will officially kick off in the 2015 NCWTS season, will allow Jewel-Osco the opportunity to showcase certain vendors on the #8 race truck while providing a base for motorsports related promotions for their customers. Nemechek has been active in NASCAR for nearly 25 years and has compiled 20 wins on the NASCAR circuit. Today, father Joe and son, John Hunter, represent the team on the track racing in all three of NASCAR's national series and are sharing the driving duties in the #8 Tundra this season.(NEMCO)(9-9-2014)