Camping World Truck Series News and Rumors

Next Race: New Hampshire

Entry list: 30 trucks are entered
Practice 1: Friday, September 22,1:30 - 2:25pm/et, TV - FS1
Practice 2: Friday, September 22, 3:30 - 4:25pm/et, TV - FS1
Qualifying: Saturday, September 23, 10:05am/et, TV - FS1
Race: Saturday, September 23, 1:00pm/et on FS1, MRN. (Stages 55/110/175) Green flag: 1:17pm/et.

Truck Series entry list: There are 30 trucks entered for Saturday's race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. See the complete list on the New Hampshire entry list page (pdf).(9-19-2017)

Last Race: Chicago

Entry list: 32 trucks are entered
Practice 1: Results
Practice 2: Results
Qualifying: Starting lineup
Race: Unofficial race results Driver points standingsOwner points standings

Sauter gets momentum-building win at Chicagoland Speedway: Johnny Sauter served notice that he's ready to make a spirited defense of his 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship. Ben Rhodes was happy just to squeak into the final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff berth-by the skin of his teeth. Sauter passed regular-season champion Christopher Bell for the lead on Lap 123 of 150 and drove away to win Friday Night's TheHouse.com 225 by 2.005 seconds over Chase Briscoe, who passed Bell for second on Lap 136.The race within a race between Rhodes and polesitter Ryan Truex was much closer.[More](9-15-2017)

Sauter wins Chicago, Rhodes gets final playoff spot: #21-Johnny Sauter took the lead with 27 laps to go and went on to win TheHouse.com 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on Friday night. #29-Chase Briscoe and #4-Christopher Bell swapped second multiple times as the laps clicked off but neither driver was able to run him down. #16-Ryan Truex started from the pole and finished fourth. #98-Grant Enfinger, #27-Ben Rhodes, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #18-Noah Gragson, #33-Kaz Grala, and #51-Myatt Snider closed out the top-10.
Truex and Rhodes tied in points for the final playoff spot, with Rhodes getting the advantage via his runner-up finish at Pocono.
There were six caution flags for 28 laps and 12 lead changes among six leaders.
See results on the Chicago race results page(9-15-2017)

Reset Camping World Truck standings following Chicago:
The Round of 8 begins at New Hampshire
1) #4-Christopher Bell, 4 wins, 2040
2) #21-Johnny Sauter, 2 wins, 2025, -15
3) #8-John Hunter Nemechek, 2 wins, 2014, -11
4) #88- Matt Crafton, 1 win, 2014, -26
5) #29-Chase Briscoe, points, 2009, -31
6) #19-Austin Cindric, 1 win, 2007, -33
7) #27-Ben Rhodes, points, 2007, -33
8) #33-Kaz Grala, 1 win, 2005, -35
will miss the playoffs:
9) #16-Ryan Truex, 544, -1496
10) #98-Grant Enfinger, 506, -1534
11) #18-Noah Gragson, 489, -1551
12) #24-Justin Haley, 414, -1626
See complete standings on Driver points standings page and the owner's standings are posted on the Owner points standings page.(9-15-2017)

Crafton to make 400th start in Chicago

Matt Crafton will make his 400th NCWTS start on Friday night at Chicagoland Speedway. The Tulare, California native passed four-time NCWTS champion, Ron Hornaday, Jr with 360 starts on the NCWTS all-time starts list in the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway. Crafton, who made his series debut at Auto Club Speedway in November 2000, earned his first series win at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2008, and became the series first back-to-back Champion in 2014.[More] (9-15-2017)

Gale to return to Truck action with MDM at Martinsville

After being absent from the Camping World Truck Series since 2013, Cale Gale announced he will make his series return at Martinsville Speedway in October driving for MDM Motorsports with support from Rheem.[More] (9-14-2017)

JAG Metals named title sponsor of November Truck race

JAG Metals LLC, a locally based company in Weatherford, has reached an agreement for the title sponsorship of November's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway that will have an emphasis on helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The race, scheduled for the evening of Friday, Nov. 3, will raise awareness of those affected by the disaster by being branded the JAG Metals 350 Driving Hurricane Harvey Relief.[More](9-13-2017)

TheHouse.com to sponsor Chicagoland races

Chicagoland Speedway and TheHouse.com today announced a multi-year agreement as the entitlement sponsor for multiple levels of NASCAR races through 2019. The agreement begins with TheHouse.com as the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, TheHouse.com 225, and the NASCAR XFINITY Series, The House.com 300, on September 15 and 16, respectively. The multi-year agreement expands in 2018 and 2019 as TheHouse.com will own the race weekend by having the rights to all three NASCAR National Series races: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.[More](9-13-2017)

Nemechek to drive "Undead Shredder" paint scheme in Chicagoland

John Hunter Nemechek will race this special Nickelodeon "Undead Shredder" No. 8 NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet in Friday night's Chicagoland 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.[More](9-13-2017)

Cobb to drive "Rebel Road" paint scheme in Chicagoland Truck race

Jennifer Jo Cobb will race this special Nickelodeon "Rebel Road" Chevrolet in Friday night's Chicagoland 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.[More](9-13-2017)

Tyler Hughes to make debut in Camping World Truck Series in Martinsville

Long Motorsports is excited to welcome Tyler Hughes into the Camping World Truck Series. Tyler, a long time race car driver will be Long Motorsports driver for the "Carilion Truck" at Martinsville Speedway, October 28, 2017.[More](9-11-2017)

Clinch scenarios at Chicagoland

With a pair of Brad Keselowski Racing drivers clinching two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs spots in Austin Cindric (win) and Chase Briscoe (points) at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, there is only one Playoffs spot up for grabs at Chicagoland Speedway. ThorSport Racing driver Ben Rhodes, who is currently in the eighth and final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs position could officially clinch that spot with a win at Chicagoland or on points if he scores at least 49 points in the race. The following drivers could clinch their Playoffs berth with a win or on points based on a repeat winner and help from other drivers: Ryan Truex, Grant Enfinger, Noah Gragson.[More](9-4-2017)

Last Race: Canada

Entry list: 33 trucks are entered
Practice 1: Results
Practice 2: Results
Qualifying: Qualifying resultsStarting lineupPitstalls
Race: Official race report

Austin Cindric clinches playoff spot with win in Canada Canadian Tire Motorsport Park has a knack for hosting dramatic finishes, and Austin Cindric created one of his own in today's Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. A dramatic last-lap incident saw Cindric push his No. 19 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford into the back of the No. 33 GMS Racing Chevrolet of Kaz Grala to push his way past and punch his ticket into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoffs by claiming his first victory of the year.[More](9-3-2017)

Cindric wins Canada: #19-Austin Cindric won the Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on Sunday after sending the #33-Kaz Grala spinning on the last lap. Grala, who won at Daytona, was already locked into the playoffs, while Cindric needed a win to cement his run. #18-Noah Gragson finished second, while Grala regrouped to finish third. #24-Justin Haley, #16-Ryan Truex, #21-Johnny Sauter, #29-Chase Briscoe, #75-Parker Kligerman, #22-Austin Wayne Self, and #27-Ben Rhodes were the remainder of the top-10.
There were five caution flags for 14 laps and five lead changes among five leaders.
See results on the Canada race results page(9-3-2017)

2017 Camping World Truck Playoff standings following Canada:
One race, Chicago, before the first round, the round of 8, begins at New Hampshire.
Clinched a Round of 8 spot:
#4-Christopher Bell - won at Atlanta, Texas, Kentucky, Pocono
#8-John Hunter Nemechek - won at Gateway, Iowa
#21-Johnny Sauter - won Dover
#88- Matt Crafton - won at Eldora
#33-Kaz Grala - won at Daytona
#19-Austin Cindric - won at Canada
currently in on points:
#29-Chase Briscoe +75
#27-Ben Rhodes +7
currently will miss the playoffs:
#16-Ryan Truex -7 behind 8th
#98-Grant Enfinger -31 behind 8th
#18-Noah Gragson -47 behind 8th
#24-Justin Haley -119 behind 8th
See complete standings on Driver points standings page and the owner's standings are posted on the Owner points standings page.(9-3-2017)

STEALTH Body Fitness teams up with Kaz Grala

Heading north of the border this weekend to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Canada, Kaz Grala and GMS Racing are excited to welcome STEALTH Body Fitness on board the No. 33 for Sunday's Chevrolet Silverado 250. While STEALTH Body Fitness will be making their NASCAR debut at the only road course on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule, they will return for additional races later in the year.[More](8-28-2017)

Long Motorsports to raise awareness for Carilion Children's at Martinsville

Long Motorsports is naming their truck the "Carilion Children's" for the Martinsville race in October. They are partnering with sponsors to raise awareness for Carilion Children's. Carilion Children's is devoted exclusively to the healthcare needs of southwest Virginia's children and improving their quality of life.[More](8-23-2017)

Former driver Shane Sieg has passed away

Shane Sieg, a former Camping World Truck Series driver and older brother of Xfinity driver Ryan Sieg, died over the weekend at the age of 34. A native of Tucker, Georgia, Shane Sieg was a veteran of 68 Truck Series races and two Xfinity starts. Sieg made his last Truck start in June 2011 at Pocono Raceway.[More](8-22-2017)

Chase Briscoe could move to XFINITY in 2018

Ford Performance is hoping to move Truck series competitor Chase Briscoe to the NASCAR Xfinity Series next season. Briscoe, 22, currently competes full-time in the Camping World Truck Series with Brad Keselowski and is a member of Ford's driver development program.[More](8-19-2017)

Brad Keselowski Racing to end operations following 2017 Season

Today NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team owner Brad Keselowski announced that his team, Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR), will end operations at the conclusion of the 2017 season. "The Truck Series is truly special to me given my family's ties to the history of the sport, and this decision comes with much contemplation. But, for a number of reasons, and as I plan for the long-term future, I've decided not to field a team in 2018," said Keselowski.[More](8-17-2017)

Martinsville Speedway welcomes back Texas Roadhouse for Truck race sponsorship

For the second year in a row, Texas Roadhouse will join Alpha Energy Solutions to the sponsor the Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway on October 28. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, with more than 500 locations in 49 states and 6 countries, Texas Roadhouse opened its doors in 1993. The family-friendly restaurant is famous for hand-cut steaks, made-from-scratch sides, fresh-baked bread, and its lively atmosphere. The Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions is the first race in the second round of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs. Last year, Johnny Sauter won the race, on his way to winning the series championship. Kids 12-and-under are admitted free to the Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions.[More](8-10-2017)

Start/finish line is now the overtime line for races

NASCAR has standardized the location of the Overtime Line as the start/finish line, a decision that will be implemented immediately ahead of this weekend's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series races at Watkins Glen International. Prior to today's announcement, NASCAR had typically placed the Overtime Line near the entrance of turn 3 on oval tracks. That process is now a consistent location for tracks of all types, with the leader now needing to complete a full lap in NASCAR Overtime before a race can be considered complete.[More](8-2-2017)

2018 National Series Driver Participation Guidelines Announced

With the emergence of NASCAR's next generation of stars defining the 2017 season, NASCAR today announced new guidelines that will further highlight the young talent battling for championships in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.Starting next season, drivers with more than five years of full-time experience in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be limited to a maximum of seven races in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and five races in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.[More](8-1-2017)

Tests ongoing for 2018 spec engines UPDATE

Truck Series champion Johnny Sauter and Spencer Gallagher took laps around Darlington Raceway on Tuesday shaking down the Ilmor Engines-designed power plant. NASCAR is expected to meet with the truck teams next Tuesday in Charlotte to discuss the possible options for the engine. A second test is scheduled on Aug. 22 with teams representing each manufacturer.[More](8-1-2017)