Trucks Have Off Weekend, Gain A New/Old Sponsor for 2023

NASCAR and Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK), the world’s largest tool company and a leader in outdoor equipment, announced last week at Daytona International Speedway that American tool icon CRAFTSMAN® will return as the title sponsor of the NASCAR Truck Series beginning in 2023. After serving as the series’ title sponsor from its inception in 1995 to 2008, the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series will make its homecoming at Daytona International Speedway on February 17, 2023.

In addition to the Truck Series title sponsorship, Stanley Black & Decker will further expand its presence in the sport, entering into a multi-year partnership designating the company and its iconic brands as the “Official Tools Partner of NASCAR” and “Official Tools” of all NASCAR-owned and operated tracks.

“We celebrate the return of the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series with our customers, distribution partners and employees,” said Doug Redpath, President of Hand Tools, Accessories and Storage for Stanley Black & Decker. “From proud homeowners and homebuilders to auto enthusiasts and master mechanics, CRAFTSMAN has been the brand generations have trusted to get the job done. The Truck Series represents authentic, bold and proud drivers and fans, which embody the same characteristics of our CRAFTSMAN brand. We look forward to our return in Daytona in 2023 to reunite with our loyal fans as we begin this new chapter in NASCAR history.”

NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series title sponsorship includes exclusive brand integrations on vehicles, crew uniforms, tracks and more in addition to the branding of the Triple Truck Challenge and Championship Race entitlement. It will also serve as a platform to support the launch of new products, amplify seasonal promotions, and highlight the many ways CRAFTSMAN is building pride.


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Clinch Scenarios: As Kansas Speedway approaches

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return to action next weekend at Kansas Speedway on Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. A lot will be on the line as the competitors return to action as Kansas will be the cutoff race for the Round of 10 and only eight Playoff drivers will advance to the next round.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

  • Next Race: Kansas Lottery 200
  • The Place: Kansas Speedway
  • The Date: Friday, September 9
  • The Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
  • The Purse: $648,530
  • TV: FS1, 7 p.m. ET
  • Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR (Channel 90)
  • Distance: 201 miles (134 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 30),
  • Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 60), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 134)

Only two drivers have clinched spots in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs’ Round of 8 – GMS Racing’s Grant Enfinger (Indianapolis winner) and Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Chandler Smith (Richmond winner) – which means six other positions that are still open with one race to go. Below are the clinch scenarios heading into the Round of 10 finale at Kansas Speedway on September 9, 2022.

Already Clinched

The following two drivers have clinched a spot in the eight-driver field of the next round: Chandler Smith, Grant Enfinger.

Can Clinch Via Points

If there is a repeat winner or a win by a driver who cannot advance to the next round, the following drivers could clinch by being ahead of the seventh winless driver in the standings.  The same point requirements listed below would hold true if a new win comes from among Zane Smith, John Hunter Nemechek, Ty Majeski, Stewart Friesen, Ben Rhodes or Matt Crafton.

  • Zane Smith: Would clinch with 10 points
  • John Hunter Nemechek: Would clinch with 13 points
  • Ty Majeski: Would clinch with 20 points
  • Stewart Friesen: Would clinch with 25 points
  • Ben Rhodes: Would clinch with 34 points (needs 35 points if Crafton wins)
  • Matt Crafton: Would clinch with 53 points
  • Carson Hocevar: Would clinch with 55 points (needs help if Crafton wins)
  • Christian Eckes: Could only clinch with help

If there is a new winner from Carson Hocevar or Christian Eckes, the following drivers could clinch by being ahead of the sixth winless driver in the standings.

  • Zane Smith: Would clinch with 13 points
  • John Hunter Nemechek: Would clinch with 16 points
  • Ty Majeski: Would clinch with 23 points
  • Stewart Friesen: Would clinch with 28 points
  • Ben Rhodes: Would clinch with 38 points
  • Matt Crafton: Could only clinch with help
  • Carson Hocevar: Could only clinch with help
  • Christian Eckes: Could only clinch with help

Can Clinch Via Win

The following drivers would clinch on their win alone: Zane Smith, John Hunter Nemechek, Ty Majeski, Stewart Friesen, Ben Rhodes, Matt Crafton, Carson Hocevar and Christian Eckes.

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