Camping World Truck Series News and Rumors

Next Race: Canada

Entry list: Not yet released
Practice 1: Saturday, August 25, 9:30-10:25am/et
Practice 2: Saturday, August 25, 11:35-12:55pm/et
Qualifying: Saturday, August 25, 6:00pm/et
Race: Sunday, August 26, 2018, 2:30pm/et on FS1, MRN (Stages: 20/40/64)
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:46pm/et

Last Race: Bristol

Entry list: 38 trucks entered
Practice 1: Results
Practice 2: Results
Qualifying: LineupPitstall selections
Crew roster: Posted
Race: ResultsDriver pointsOwner points

Johnny Sauter wins at Bristol, clinches regular-season title: Passing John Hunter Nemecheck for the lead on Lap 196 of 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Johnny Sauter picked up his series-best fifth victory of the season, along with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular-season championship, but fellow two-time champion Matt Crafton wasn't about to begrudge Sauter his success. Thanks to Sauter's win, Crafton grabbed the eighth and final spot in the NCWTS Playoff on points. Also advancing to the Playoff in Thursday night's UNOH 200 were race runner-up Stewart Friesen and Grant Enfinger, who clinched the sixth Playoff berth when he took the green flag to start the race. Those three join race winners Sauter, Brett Moffitt, Noah Gragson, Ben Rhodes and Justin Haley in the NCWTS postseason, which starts Aug. 26 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. [More](8-16-2018)

Sauter wins Bristol: #21-Johnny Sauter won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Thursday night, holding off a hungry #52-Stewart Friesen. Sauter was second but with just a handful of laps remaining in the UNOH 200, then-leader #8-John Hunter Nemechek slowed, giving Sauter the position. He picked up two trophies when it was said and done; one for the race win, and the other for claiming the regular season championship.
Nemechek finished third. #75-Parker Kligerman, #4-Todd Gilliland, #24-Justin Haley, #41-Ben Rhodes, #88-Matt Crafton, #18-Noah Gragson, and #98-Grant Enfinger were the remainder of the top-10.
There were five caution flags for 38 laps and six lead changes among four leaders.
See results on the Bristol race results page(8-16-2018)

Camping World Truck standings following Bristol:
1) #21-Johnny Sauter, 2042 [5 wins]
2) #16-Brett Moffitt, 2027, -15, [4 wins]
3) #18-Noah Gragson, 2022, -20 [1 win]
4) #41-Ben Rhodes,2014, -28 [1 win]
5) #52-Stewart Friesen, 2012, -30
6) #98-Grant Enfinger, 2011, -31
7) #24-Justin Haley, 2009, -33 [1 win]
8) #88-Matt Crafton, 2003, -39
See complete standings on Driver points standings page and the owner's standings are posted on the Owner points standings page. (8-16-2018)

Christopher Bell returns to Truck Series at Bristol

Kyle Busch Motorsports announced today Christopher Bell will drive the No. 51 Hunt Brothers Pizza Tundra in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Thursday, August 16. Harrison Burton was scheduled to compete, but was forced to withdraw due to an illness.[More](8-15-2018)

New two-race sponsor for Rhodes

FEI World Equestrian Games and Tryon International Equestrian Center will be on the board the No. 41 Ford driven by Ben Rhodes for the upcoming NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events at Bristol and Canada.[More](8-15-2018)

Codie Rohrbaugh leaps ARCA team to prepare for Bristol Truck Series debut

On the strength of three consecutive top-10 finishes in the ARCA Racing Series, veteran racer Codie Rohrbaugh and his Grant County Mulch Racing team invade the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) tour this week hoping to earn a starting berth in Thursday night's UNOH 200 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.[More](8-15-2018)

Chastain to pull triple duty at Bristol

Ross Chastain will pull triple duty this week at Bristol Motor Speedway, racing in all three NASCAR events at the 'World's Fastest Half Mile'. Thursday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Bristol Motor Speedway will mark Chastain's third start in the series at the half-mile track. His Niece Motorsports entry will have sponsorship from Black Rifle Coffee Company.[More](8-15-2018)

2018 playoff outlook as schedule winds down

The truck series playoff field will be set Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway and it is a pretty simple scenario. In trucks, five drivers are in the playoffs with wins -- Johnny Sauter, Brett Moffitt, Noah Gragson, Justin Haley and Ben Rhodes -- and Grant Enfinger is in as long as he starts the race at Bristol. It leaves Stewart Friesen and Matt Crafton on a little bit of a bubble -- each can get knocked out if a driver who is not in the top-8 in the standings wins at Bristol. If a driver outside the top-8 wins at Bristol, Crafton likely would be the driver who would miss the playoffs as he would need to gain 40 points on Friesen. Just 19 points are needed by Friesen to finish ahead of Crafton to clinch the final spot. Friesen can do that with an 18th-place finish even if he doesn't score any stage points.[More](8-14-2018)

Justin Kunz to drive entry for Cobb in Canada

Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing (JJCR) is pleased to announce that 21-year old full-time NASCAR Whelen Euro Series driver Justin Kunz will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on August 26 in the Chevrolet Silverado 250.[More](8-14-2018)

Gander Outdoors Truck Series logo unveiled

Executives from both NASCAR and the Camping World brand jointly revealed Sunday the new identity mark for the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.[More](7-29-2018)

Tagliani returns to Young's Motorsports for Canada road course

Alex Tagliani is set to make his first start of the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, competing in the 17th round of the year at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. For the second consecutive year, the Canadian racer will be piloting a truck for Young's Motorsports.[More](7-15-2018)

On Point Motorsports announces new Truck team

Officials from On Point Motorsports announced today the formation of a new motorsports organization that will begin with competition in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Led by NASCAR veteran crew chief Steven "Bones" Lane, and a group of investors, the organization will be housed out of a multi-building facility in Denver, North Carolina. On Point Motorsports will field the No. 30 Toyota Tundra in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with their targeted debut being the August 16th event at Bristol Motor Speedway.[More](7-11-2018)

Gateway TV ratings

FS1 earned 571K viewers for Saturday night's race at Gateway; up 14% from last year.[More](6-26-2018)

2019 NASCAR XFINITY, Truck Series' schedules released

NASCAR announced the 2019 schedules for the XFINITY and Gander Outdoors Truck Series. There are no new tracks for either series for 2019, and only one major date change for the Trucks, as the second Texas date moves from the fall to earlier in the season. The XFINITY Series maintains a 33-race schedule, the Trucks 23.[More](6-13-2018)

Westgate Resorts named title sponsor of Las Vegas Truck race

Westgate Resorts, one of the world's largest resort developers, has been named title sponsor of Las Vegas Motor Speedway's September NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. The World of Westgate 200 will take place at the 1.5-mile superspeedway on Friday, Sept. 14. The World of Westgate 200 will be the second race of the Truck Series playoffs.[More](6-13-2018)

Memphis Raceway wants back on XFINITY, Trucks schedule

Speedway president and general manager Pam Kendrick was instrumental in NASCAR's return with the K&N Pro Series East last season. Kendrick says she has talked to NASCAR about ways to see Xfinity and Trucks return to West Tennessee.[More](6-1-2018)

Changes made to Truck qualifying

NASCAR has updated its qualifying procedures for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to use team owner points as the primary basis for awarding provisional starting berths when more than the maximum 32 trucks are entered in a given race. The change shifts from the current system of using qualifying attempts as the main determining factor in assigning provisional starting spots. The procedural update, which was to be communicated to teams Wednesday afternoon, is scheduled to go into effect for the series' July 12 race at Kentucky Speedway.[More](5-30-2018)

Dover post-race penalties announced

The #4 team was penalized for having a lug nut improperly installed. Crew chief Wes Ward has been fined $10,000.[More](5-9-2018)

Truck Series to get a new name? UPDATE: Gander Outdoors naming rights of Truck Series to begin in 2019

UPDATE: NASCAR and Camping World have expanded their agreement to provide Gander Outdoors naming rights to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Beginning in 2019, the national series will be rebranded as the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.Camping World originally became title sponsor of the Truck Series in 2009. In 2014, NASCAR and Camping World signed a landmark seven-year agreement, continuing the partnership through 2022. This newly expanded agreement provides official NASCAR status and naming rights to Camping World's partner brand, Gander Outdoors. The remaining years on the deal are still intact.[More](5-8-2018)

Bristol Truck Series race moved to Thursday

Officials from NASCAR and Bristol Motor Speedway announce that the UNOH 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and Bush's Beans 150 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event will move from Wednesday, Aug. 15, to Thursday, Aug. 16 in 2018. The schedule change packages an adrenaline-filled three consecutive nights of under-the-lights racing during the Aug. 16-18 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race week.[More](4-17-2018)