Tag:Camping World Truck Series
Posted on: February 3, 2012 3:20 pm
Edited on: February 3, 2012 3:20 pm

Todd Bodine lands Daytona truck race sponsor

Posted by Pete Pistone

From News Release

Red Horse Racing announced today that former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Todd Bodine will drive the team’s Toyota Tundra at Daytona International Speedway this month, with sponsorship from Good Sam RV Club. Good Sam is a sister organization to the series’ title sponsor, Camping World, and provides roadside assistance to recreational vehicles, automobiles, SUVs and motorcycles.
Bodine said he is happy to be heading to the World Center of Racing with a sponsor on board. “Good Sam has been a part of our sport before and (CEO) Marcus Lemonis is obviously a big supporter of our series,” said Bodine. “The Camping World Truck Series has been a great marketing tool for them, and they understand what the series is all about. I’m proud to be going to Daytona with them and I hope to make something more out of this down the road.”

The 2006 and 2010 Truck Series king said the remainder of his season remains uncertain, and that the search continues for additional sponsorship.

“Tom Deloach at Red Horse Racing made the commitment to me that we were going to Daytona, one way or another,” he said. “Now, Good Sam has stepped up to ensure that we’ll have something on the quarter panels.
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Posted on: February 3, 2012 3:18 pm
Edited on: February 3, 2012 3:19 pm
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Posted on: January 20, 2012 12:08 pm

Las Vegas truck race moves up two weeks

Posted by Pete Pistone

From News Release

This year’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29. The event was originally set for Oct. 13.

The date change was made due to the cancellation of the IndyCar event scheduled for Oct. 14.

“Running the race on Oct. 13 would have necessitated a daytime event in order not to go head-to-head with the Saturday-night Sprint Cup race in Charlotte on the same day,” said LVMS President Chris Powell. “The date switch allows us to run the event under the lights, and that allows more people to attend the race. We appreciate NASCAR’s working with us to make this change.”

“Moving the date back will provide fans with a better opportunity to attend the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR’s senior vice president of racing operations. “It’s always exciting to attend a NASCAR event, especially a night race in Las Vegas.”

The start time for the Sept. 29 event is to be determined, but the event will run in the evening hours. The date change also returns the event to its more traditional late September slot on the series schedule.

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Posted on: January 9, 2012 5:26 pm

Kyle Busch hires Jason Leffler for truck team

By Pete Pistone

Jason Leffler was the odd man out of Turner Motorsports' Nationwide Series program for 2012 but the veteran driver has landed on his feet.

Leffler will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series as the primary driver of the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 18 Toyota this coming season.

Dollar General will sponsor the truck for Leffler's as of now 14-race schedule.

In 46 career Truck Series starts, the California native has registered one win, 19 top-five and 29 top-10 finishes. Leffler's 10 career poles rank him 10th on the series all-time list. In 2002, he captured a series-leading eight poles, ranked second with 494 laps led and collected 11 top-five and 15 top-10 finishes en route to a fourth-place finish in the final Truck Series point standings.

"As a racer, your ultimate goal is to win races, and driving the No. 18 Dollar General Tundra for KBM is definitely an opportunity where I expect to achieve that goal," said Leffler. "Kyle has put together a first-class organization that builds top-notch equipment. I'm honored that he has the confidence in me as a driver to come in and carry on the winning tradition that his team has established. Dollar General is one of the premier sponsors in our sport and I'm looking forward to representing them on and off the track."

"We are thrilled to have Leffler on board to drive the Dollar General Toyota this season," said Busch. "He's a pro behind the wheel and will be a great fit for the No. 18 Tundra."   

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Posted on: January 9, 2012 2:41 pm

Truck series program for David Reutimann

Posted by Pete Pistone

From News Release

CERRO GORDO, N.C. (January 9, 2012) -The Ricky Benton Racing (RBR) Enterprises No. 92 Chevrolet Silverado will have a new man behind the wheel in 2012. Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup race winner David Reutimann is scheduled to pilot the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) entry in 13 to 15 of the 22 races. 

The team's schedule could expand if more sponsorship is secured. 

"The truck series is where I got my start," said Reutimann. "It's a very competitive series and I am thrilled to have this opportunity to run some races with a good team that is in the process of building. 

"There is definitely the potential to run well (at RBR Enterprises). I wouldn't have accepted this opportunity if I didn't believe that. It's going to be a challenge, but I like the fact that they are committed to bringing the best piece to the track at the races we run instead of taking less than our best to every race." 

The move to RBR Enterprises reunites Reutimann in the truck series with recently hired crew chief Jason Overstreet, with whom he worked at Darrell Waltrip Racing and Germain Racing. Together the duo combined for six poles and one race win in the series with Waltrip from 2004-06. 

"Having worked with David and having a great working relationship with him definitely flattens the learning curve," Overstreet said. "We have a lot of experience working together, so we have already hit the ground running and can't wait for Daytona to get here." 

The driver agrees. 

"It definitely makes things easier having that relationship with Jason," Reutimann said. "It really is neat to be working with him again and not having to go through the whole process of learning someone new." 

Team owner Ricky Benton is looking forward to what Reutimann and Overstreet bring to the fledgling organization for the 2012 season. 

"Over the last two years, we have made great progress in our truck program and are thankful for everyone who has been involved," said Benton. "But putting a winning driver the caliber of David Reutimann behind the wheel and having Jason (Overstreet) managing the team and making the race day calls is going to take us to the level where we are running up front consistently and contending for wins.

"Now we just need to get a few more partners on the truck to make a run at the championship." 

Driver Clay Rogers finished 20th in the 2011 NCWTS points standings driving the No. 92 BTS Tire and Wheel Distributors/fleetHQ.com Chevrolet despite only making 15 of 25 starts in the series.

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Posted on: November 18, 2011 5:47 pm

Four-time truck champ Hornaday has new home

Posted by Pete Pistone

From Team News Release

Joe Denette Motorsports announced on Friday that Ron Hornaday will join the team in 2012 to drive a No. 9 truck in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition.

"I'm very excited for the opportunity to work with JDM next season," Hornaday said. "This is a young team, and they have put a lot of the right people in place to win races and compete for a championship in 2012."

JDM is wrapping up its first season of Truck Series competition in 2011 with Jason White as its one full-time driver. The organization plans to field the No. 9 for Hornaday full-time next year and field a second truck for select races.

Hornaday is a four-time Camping World Truck Series champion with 54 wins, most of any driver in the series in both categories.

"We are proud to have a champion like Ron Hornaday joining our team," truck owner Joe Denette said. "It's not every day that a young organization gets the opportunity to bring a veteran driver like Hornaday on board. He will bring a lot of experience and an entirely new dimension to our team."

Jeff Hensley will be Hornaday's crew chief at JDM.

"We are dedicated to winning races and contending for a championship in 2012, and we think our decision to bring Hornaday and Hensley to JDM shows that commitment," Denette said.

For the past several seasons, Hornaday has driven a truck for Kevin Harvick Inc. That organization will shut down and its assets will be sold to Eddie Sharp Racing after the 2011 race season concludes Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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Posted on: July 27, 2011 11:18 am
Edited on: July 27, 2011 11:24 am

Video of the Day: 1996 NASCAR trucks at IRP

Posted by Pete Pistone

The NASCAR Camping World truck Series also boasts a long history at Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Raceway including this 1996 visit:

Posted on: July 26, 2011 3:18 pm
Edited on: July 26, 2011 3:19 pm

Elliott Sadler adds to truck series schedule

Posted by Pete Pistone

Elliott Sadler has tacked on a few additional NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events to his slate although they won't be for his Nationwide Series team Kevin Harvick Inc.:

From Team News Release

NASCAR Nationwide Series regular and Virginia native, Elliott Sadler, will make his debut for Joe Denette Motorsports behind the wheel of the No. 24 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events at Bristol Motor Speedway (August) and Martinsville Speedway (November). The No. 24 will be a second entry for Joe Denette Motorsports. Over the past five years, Sadler has 16 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) starts where he's earned one win (Pocono, 2010) after starting on the pole, along with four top-five and eight top-10 finishes. Additionally, Sadler is one of only 22 drivers in NASCAR history to have recorded a win in all three of NASCAR's elite divisions and is one of only 16 drivers in NASCAR history to have earned a pole award and win in all three of NASCAR's elite divisions. Although Sadler has only one start at Bristol (2010) and one start at Martinsville (2003) in the NCWTS, he is looking forward to making his debut with the rookie team at two of his favorite short tracks. A sponsorship announcement for Elliott Sadler and the No. 24 Joe Denette Motorsports entry will be forthcoming in the following weeks.

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