John Nemechek won the Camping World Truck race at Kansas with Berlin, CT’s Ryan Preece taking a third with Parker Kligerman of Westport, CT finishing in 11th while Boston’s Kaz Grala ended his day in 18th.
Bubba Wallace took the helm of the 45 car into the playoffs to help Toyota battle for the manufacturers trophy. A lot of folks were scratching their heads over that move and questioning the sanity of Toyota and 23XI Racing. But a couple of weeks later, all the questions were answered as Bubba drove the 45 to its second victory at Kansas.
THE MODERATOR: We’re going to go ahead and get started with our post-race press conference. Joined by the winner, Bubba Wallace, driving No. 45, 23XI Toyota. We’ll go straight to questions for media.
While Berlin, CT’s Ryan Preece is a part-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver, the David Gilliland Racing truck he drove is in the Owner Playoffs. His third-place finish at Kansas Speedway advanced the No. 17 Ford F-150 into the Round of Eight.
Switching gears and mashing the gas has this season’s NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs off to a feverish start and for the first-time in series history not one of the 16 Playoff drivers are locked into the Round of 12 following the postseason opener. That’s because Petty GMS and driver Erik Jones, a non-Playoff competitor this season, snatched the victory at Darlington Raceway last weekend, leaving the Playoff standings shaken-up like never before.
Richard Childress Racing rookie Sheldon Creed put on quite the show last weekend at Darlington Raceway, finishing runner-up to JR Motorsports’ Noah Gragson after a last-lap, three car battle with Gragson and NASCAR Cup Series regular Kyle Larson.
After a small hiatus, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is back and at full song this weekend at Kansas Speedway for the Kansas Lottery 200 this Friday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, the elimination-race of the Playoffs’ Round of 10.
HUDSON, N.H. – September 6, 2022 – Derek Griffith and Sam Hunt Racing announced today that SpotOn will sponsor Griffith’s No. 26 Toyota GR Supra in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway on Saturday, September 10. The start will mark the fourth of the season for the New Hampshire native in the Xfinity Series, all with Sam Hunt Racing.
Hate to say I told you so, but I told you so. Last week I said that Erik Jones was my sleeper driver to turn the tables on the playoffs and he did it in rare form.
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.