Camping World Truck Series News and Rumors

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Next Race: Daytona

Entry list: 39 trucks are entered
Practice 1: Rain has delayed track activity for the Trucks. NASCAR is planning for one session to run from 4:00 - 5:55 pm/et.
Practice 2: Thursday, Feb 23, 4:00 pm/et on FS1
Qualifying: Friday, Feb 24, 4:30 pm/et on FS1
Race: Friday, Feb 24, 7:30 pm/et on FS1, MRN

Truck Series entry list: There are 39 trucks entered for Friday's NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. See the complete list on the Daytona entry list pdf.(2-20-2017)
UPDATE: Timothy Viens has been added in the #1, Ross Chastain has been added in the #66, and Jordan Anderson has been added in the #74. There are now 42 entries for Friday's race.(2-22-2017)

New team Copp Motorsports joins Truck Series

A new race team is entering the national touring ranks of NASCAR in 2017. Copp Motorsports, owned by DJ Copp, is going to field the No. 83 Chevrolet in the Camping World Truck Series. The assets were acquired from the former Contreras Motorsports team that raced the No. 71 truck in 2016. The team plans to run the entire Camping World Truck Season.
UPDATE: Newly formed NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team, Copp Motorsports taps Glenville, Pa. native Todd Peck for the season opener at Daytona International Speedway (DIS). [More](2-22-2017/2-23-2017)

Safelite to sponsor Rhodes

ThorSport Racing announced that Safelite AutoGlass, the nation's largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, is supporting the No. 27 Toyota Tundra driven by Louisville, KY native, Ben Rhodes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. With 70 years of service, Safelite knows auto glass. Founded at a single location in Wichita, Kansas in 1947, the Columbus, Ohio based-company has grown into the largest auto glass specialist in the United States, employing 13,000 people with service in all 50 states.[More](2-23-2017)

Chastain to pilot Bolen entry in Daytona

Ross Chastain will pilot the #66 Rugged Cross Blinds Chevrolet for Bolen Motorsports in the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway. Chastain last saw action with Bolen Motorsports on the high banks of Talladega where he finished 15th. The #66 entry will feature the Rugged Cross blinds brand as well as Realtree's Xtra camo pattern for the Daytona event.[More](2-22-2017)

Self to run second truck for AM Racing

AM Racing confirmed that 20-year-old Austin Wayne Self will drive the team's newest entry, the No. 32 Toyota Tundra in Friday night's NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Aiding Self's efforts this week is longtime partner AM Technical Solutions. Bill Henderson will crew chief Self's efforts this weekend at Daytona.[More](2-21-2017)

Forrister set for full season with Wauters

Korbin Forrister will run the full 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season for Wauters Motorsports, beginning with the season opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Advanced Medical Laboratories will be the primary sponsor of the No. 5 Toyota Tundra entry at DIS and Atlanta Motor Speedway.[More](2-21-2017)

Moffitt joins Peters at Red Horse

After picking up one win and three top-five finishes in six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts for Red Horse Racing in 2016, Brett Moffitt will pilot the #7 Toyota Tundra at Daytona International Speedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway, joining series veteran Timothy Peters at Red Horse Racing. Both teams are continuing to look for sponsorship to fill out the year.[More](2-17-2017)

Kvapil, Beaver continue relationship under new team name

Beaver Motorsports announced its debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Led by veteran team owner Mark Beaver, Beaver Motorsports will field the #50 Chevrolet full time in 2017 with driver Travis Kvapil. Beaver Motorsports will kick off its 2017 campaign at Daytona International Speedway in the NextEra Energy Resources 250, with the Florida Lottery as the primary sponsor for the #50 Chevrolet.[More](2-16-2017)

NASCAR announces stage lengths for Trucks

NASCAR announced the 2017 stage lengths for each race in all three of its national series. A number of factors went into determining the lap count for Stage 1, Stage 2 and the Final Stage of each race, with a singular goal in mind - the best racing for NASCAR fans.[More](2-16-2017)

Gerhart to attempt Daytona

Bobby Gerhart Racing will be making their 30th consecutive trip to the World Center of Racing. Bobby Gerhart will be going for his ninth ARCA victory at Daytona in the Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 on Saturday. We will also attempt to qualify for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250.[More](2-16-2017)

Gallagher, Elliott to start the season for GMS in fourth entry

GMS Racing will field a fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) entry throughout the 2017 season. The #23 All-Star Team will debut at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) with NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) driver Spencer Gallagher behind the wheel. NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Elliott will pilot the Chevrolet Silverado at Atlanta Motor Speedway the following weekend. Additional drivers for the #23 team will be announced at a later date.[More](2-15-2017)

Bell to run Daytona for part-time team Niece

Newly formed Niece Motorsports will compete in a partial schedule this season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with multiple drivers. Veteran driver TJ Bell, from Sparks, will kick off the season for Niece Motorsports, piloting the #45 at Daytona International Speedway.[More](2-15-2017)

Chavous returns to Premium

Wendell Chavous, will return to Preium Motorsports for the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season as the primary driver of the #49 Chevrolet. Chavous, who competed in the series in 10 races in 2015, will pilot the #49 Chevrolet Silverado as he makes a bid for Rookie of the Year honors in 2017. Testoril, an all natural testosterone booster for men, will continue their support of Chavous in his sophomore campaign in 2017. Wayne Carroll will crew chief the effort.[More](2-13-2017)

Brown and Martins partner for 2017 season

Martins Motorsports is pleased to announce a new partnership with Brandonbilt Motorsports for the 2017 NASCAR Truck Series season. Brandon Brown will be the driver for the #44 Chevrolet at Daytona International Speedway and select other races to be determined on the schedule. With Martins Motorsports still on the hunt for a primary sponsor in 2017, the partnership with Brandonbilt Motorsports will allow the team to relieve some of the financial stresses of a full schedule. Tommy Joe Martins will be behind the wheel of a truck at Daytona.[More](2-12-2017)

Anderson back on his own

Jordan Anderson is returning to a familiar role of running his own team as driver, mechanic and publicist. Anderson dropped by the News19 studios to discuss his plans which do include going to Daytona for the season opener. However, Anderson will have to qualify for that event and will not be locked into the field. It's unclear if Columbia SC will return as a sponsor although Anderson has had discussions with that group who could always come on board in a different role. In the meantime, Anderson has locked in deals with Lucas Oil and Wix Filters, both companies are long-term supporters of all forms of racing.[More](2-12-2017)

Faith Motorsports to continue partnership with SMD

North Canton, Ohio based graphic design firm, Shawn Magee Design (SMD) confirms that they signed a contract extension through the 2017 season with Faith Motorsports. SMD will continue to be the official graphics partner of FMS and will be featured on the truck as a primary and contingency sponsor through the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. The races that the SMD paint scheme will appear will be announced in the upcoming weeks.[More](2-11-2017)

Yeley to drive for AM Racing at Daytona

NASCAR veteran driver JJ Yeley will pilot AM Racing's #22 Toyota Tundra for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. The partnership for now is a one-race agreement with industry veteran Rick Ren serving as crew chief.[More](2-11-2017)

Kligerman joins Henderson Motorsports

Henderson Motorsports announced Parker Kligerman and Caleb Holman will share driving duties for the Food Country USA sponsored team in 2017 in the NASCAR Truck Series. Between the two drivers the team plans to run 12-15 races. Chris Carrier will serve as crew chief.[More](2-9-2017)

Daytona stages announced

NASCAR officials announced last month that all points-paying races in its three national series would consist of three stages and that the format change would include the awarding of points to the top 10 drivers after the first two stages. The first and second stages of the Camping World Truck Series race will be 20 laps each, with a 60-lap final stage to round out the 100-lap event [More]

Smith, Benton team up for part-time effort

Regan Smith has landed a 12-race deal with Ricky Benton Racing in the Camping World Truck Series. Smith will run Daytona for Benton's team, then do the next five races after that. [More]

AM Racing to use JGR engines in 2017

In an effort to enhance their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) program for the 2017 season, officials from AM Racing announced their Toyota Tundras will be powered by Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) engines. Details of AM Racing's driver and marketing partnership(s) lineup for Daytona is forthcoming.[More]

Enfinger joins ThorSport, Hensley returns

Grant Enfinger, the 2015 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Champion, will pilot the #98 Toyota Tundra in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) in 2017 for the Sandusky, Ohio-based ThorSport Racing. Enfinger, a 32-year-old Fairhope, AL native, who captured his first series win at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in 2016, will compete full-time in the series in 2017, contending for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors and the series championship title. Enfinger's' 2017 campaign will be led by crew chief Jeff Hensley.[More]