Camping World Truck Series News and Rumors

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Christopher Bell (4) celebrates winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship after the Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Christopher Bell takes NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title; Chase Briscoe gets first win: The tandem burnouts filled the frontstretch at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a thick cloud of smoke, as Chase Briscoe celebrated his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory, and runner-up Christopher Bell exulted in his first NASCAR championship.[More](11-17-2017)

Briscoe wins Homestead, Bell wins title: #29-Chase Briscoe won the season finale for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, scoring his first career win in the Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead Miami Speedway on Friday night. After starting from the pole, Briscoe led 81 of the 134 laps en route to the win. #4-Christopher Bell finished second, and with that, claimed the 2017 Camping World Truck Series championship. He finished 13-seconds ahead of third place finisher, #21-Johnny Sauter. #16-Ryan Truex, #19-Austin Cindric, #88-Matt Crafton, #52-Stewart Friesen, #98-Grant Enfinger, #24-Justin Haley, and #02-Timothy Peters were the top-10.
The four championship contenders, Bell, Sauter, Cindric, and Crafton, raced within the top-10 throughout the night, until the restart for the final stage allowed Bell to drive away.
The win also gave Kyle Busch Motorsports the owner's championship.
Briscoe was also named the 2017 Sonoco Rookie of the Year.
There were two caution flags for 12 laps and six lead changes among three leaders.
See results on the Homestead race results page(11-17-2017)

Camping World Truck standings following Homestead:
1) #4-Christopher Bell, 5 wins, 4035
2) #21-Johnny Sauter, 4 wins, 4034, -1
3) #19-Austin Cindric, 1 win, 4032, -3
4) #88- Matt Crafton, 1 win, 4031, -4
See complete standings on Driver points standings page and the owner's standings are posted on the Owner points standings page. (11-17-2017)

Christopher Bell Wins 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship; Briscoe Takes Sunoco Rookie of the Year; Toyota Captures Manufacturer Title

Youth has been served once more in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Christopher Bell, 22, completed an outstanding sophomore campaign by capturing the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship following Friday night's Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Chase Briscoe captured the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year. Driving for Brad Keselowski Racing, Briscoe ended the season in stirring fashion, collecting his career-first win, at Homestead, to collect his 10th top five of the season.Toyota won its record-extended 10th Manufacturers Championship, and fifth in a row.[More](11-17-2017)

Toyota tallies 10th Truck Series manufacturer's title

Toyota captured its 10th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series manufacturer's championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday night, marking the manufacturer's fifth-consecutive title and the 10th in 14 seasons competing with the Tundra in the series. Tundra drivers won 12-of-23 races in 2017 and captured the NCWTS manufacturer's championship when Christopher Bell finished second with the top-finishing Tundra in the season finale at Homestead.[More](11-17-2017)

Kaz Grala joins JGL Racing in XFINITY for full 2018 season

JGL Racing is proud to announce that Kaz Grala has signed a multi-year agreement that will see the 18-year-old driver pilot the team's #24 Ford. Grala will complete his first full season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend. His 2017 season started off with a bang as he became the youngest NASCAR driver in history to win at Daytona International Speedway, securing himself a spot in the Playoffs.[More](11-17-2017)

Johnny Sauter set to return to GMS Racing in 2018

On the day he competes for his second consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship, GMS Racing officials announced that Johnny Sauter will return to the team for the 2018 season. Following a career-best season, Sauter will once again pilot the No. 21 Chevrolet Silverado. Additional information regarding 2018 will be released at a later date.[More](11-17-2017)

Cindric carries memory of departed heroes with him into Championship Race

Austin Cindric was precocious from the beginning of what would become a racing career. First he had to talk his mother, Megan, and father, Tim, the president of Team Penske, into allowing him to race karts. Then he had to overcome each of the obstacles they intentionally placed before him to make sure he truly wanted it. He overcame each of them in turn. Cindric, 19, could become a precocious NASCAR champion if he betters the three other championship contenders - Johnny Sauter, Matt Crafton and Christopher Bell - in Friday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.[More](11-16-2017)

Timothy Peters to close out Truck Series season for Young's Motorsports

Young's Motorsports announced today that 10-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series winner Timothy Peters will return to the team and compete in Friday night's season finale Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway aboard the team's flagship No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado. Longtime Peters supporters Autos by Nelson will adorn the No. 02 Chevrolet for the 23rd NCWTS race of the season.[More](11-16-2017)

Championship 4 Weekend Kicks Off With Camping World Truck Series Showdown

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship 4 race kicks off what promises to be a thrilling weekend in Miami, NASCAR's title town. Friday night's race will crown one of four drivers as the series champion in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The first of the Championship 4 drivers to cross the finish line at Homestead will become the 2017 series driver champion.[More](11-15-2017)

Austin Hill to compete full time as part of Young's Motorsports 2018 Truck Series lineup

Officials from Young's Motorsports announced that Austin Hill will compete for the team full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2018 beginning with the Feb. 16 running of the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Hill, who has run a partial schedule this season with Young's Motorsports will be paired with veteran crew chief Chad Kendrick and pilot the team's flagship truck, the No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado. Young's Motorsports is hopeful to expand their presence in the series next season with a competitive two-truck program with details of the team's second team announced at a later date.[More](11-10-2017)

Robby Lyons to make NASCAR debut with Sunwest Construction and Barstool 49ers in Phoenix for Premium

Premium Motorsports welcomes newcomer, Robby Lyons to the team as he makes his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in Friday night's 'Lucas Oil 150' at Phoenix International Raceway. Robby's sponsors; Sunwest Construction and Barstool 49ers are just as excited for Robby as he is to strap into the No.49 Chevy Silverado and hit the pavement in the desert.[More](11-9-2017)

Sargeant and Performance Plus Motor Oil partner with MDM Motorsports for final two races

Dalton Sargeant and MDM Motorsports will debut together at Phoenix Raceway on November 10 and then the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season finale at Homestead-Miami on November 17. Sargeant, a member of the 2015 NASCAR Next class who already has four career NCWTS starts, will pilot the Performance Plus Motor Oil No. 99 Chevrolet Silverado with the same familiar colors that he drove to victory lane at Iowa Speedway in ARCA Racing Series competition earlier this year.[More](11-8-2017)

Two teams fail inspection post Texas UPDATE

Justin Haley's #24 Chevrolet was too low in post race inspection and championship point leader Christopher Bell's #4 Toyota was missing a lugnut.(11-4-2017)
UPDATE: Haley's crew chief Kevin Bellicourt has been fined $5,000 and suspended from the next NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship points event, the team assessed with the loss of 10 driver points and 10 owner points.Bell's crew chief Rudy Fugle has been fined $2,500.[More](11-7-2017)

Johnny Sauter Earns Hendrick Motorsports Engine Department's 400th NASCAR Victory at Texas

With his victory in the JAG Metals 350 at Texas Motor Speedway, Johnny Sauter, piloting the ISM Connect GMS Racing Chevrolet Silverado, earned Hendrick Motorsports Engine Department's 400th victory.[More](11-3-2017)

United Rentals partners with Austin Hill

Officials with Austin Hill and Young's Motorsports announce that United Rentals Inc., the largest equipment rental company in the world, has partnered with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team in a two-race partnership.United Rentals will serve as the associate sponsor on the No. 02 Ford F150 at Texas Motor Speedway before taking over the primary sponsorship role at Phoenix International Raceway.[More](11-1-2017)

Austin Wayne Self to join Niece Motorsports in 2018

Officials for Niece Motorsports announced today that Austin Wayne Self will join the organization next season, piloting a full time entry in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Marketing partners and a crew chief for Self will be named at a later date.[More](10-30-2017)

Crafton returning to ThorSport in 2018

Unlike most athletes, Matt Crafton has spent the majority of his career with just one team - ThorSport Racing. After two championships, 14 wins, 13 poles, 96 top fives and 23 top 10 finishes behind the wheel of the #88 truck, Duke and Rhonda Thorson have once again picked up the option for the 39-year-old Tulare, Calif.-native to return in 2018.[More](10-30-2017)

Hillman leaves BKR UPDATE

Brad Keselowski Racing announced today that crew chief Mike Hillman, Jr. has left the organization effective immediately. Buddy Sisco will serve as Chase Briscoe's crew chief for the remainder of the 2017 season.(10-20-2017)
UPDATE: Kyle Busch confirmed on Friday that Mike Hillman Jr. has joined Kyle Busch Motorsports as crew chief of the No. 51 truck. Hillman replaces Kevin Manion.[More](10-21-2017)

Boston owes KBM for breach of contract

A North Carolina jury ruled last week NASCAR driver Justin Boston owes Kyle Busch Motorsports $442,561 for breach of contract, according to court records. Boston drove 9 truck races for KBM in 2015, and KBM sued Boston, Boston's father and his father's company, Zloop, alleging $650,000 in missed payments to fund Boston's ride. Zloop eventually filed for bankruptcy, and Boston's father was indicted on fraud allegations, including using investor money to fund Justin's racing. As part of Zloop bankruptcy proceedings, KBM returned $462,500 of the $1.55 million it had received from the Bostons. KBM then went to trial to get that money from Justin. Justin's attorney said an appeal is being considered.[More](10-17-2017)

Christopher Bell to run full-time XFINITY for Gibbs in 2018

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces today Christopher Bell will compete in NASCAR XFINITY Series full time in 2018. The 22-year-old is currently running full time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) and remains in contention for this season's championship. He currently leads the point standings entering this weekend's race at Talladega Superspeedway with five race wins and seven stage wins providing him a Series high 47 points.[More](10-13-2017)