NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is an annual pickup truck racing series run by the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). The truck series is unique among NASCAR series as it is the only one to use production-based stock cars for the races. To understand this series, you need to know the basics, like the type of truck being raced, the overtime rule, and prize money. Read on to learn more.
Race on dirt
The Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway marks the 6th time this season that the Truck Series has run a race on dirt. In 2000, Martin Truex Jr. won the inaugural dirt race at Bristol. Last year, William Byron won the final Truck race at Martinsville Speedway. This weekend, four other Cup drivers will run the event, including Joey Logano, Chase Elliott, and Kevin Harvick.
The party’s Truck Race on dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway will be aired live on FS1, Motor Racing Network, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. For more information on the race, visit the official website of the Camping World Truck Series. You can also watch the race on a live stream on FS1.
Last year, Rhodes finished seventh in the series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway. This year, he will look to repeat that success. The ten previous races on dirt have resulted in 10 different winners. Rhodes is considered one of the favorites for Saturday’s race. If he can win his second consecutive race, he can make a winning streak this year. But, if he doesn’t win this weekend, the series will go back to its previous rule of no wins in the first three races.
The next NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race will take place at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa in 2021. The race will be one of two races on dirt in 2021. The first qualifying heat will start at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday and the headliner will follow at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday. In qualifying heats, only green flag laps count. There is no overtime rule at Knoxville Raceway, but the wave-around and free-pass procedures will still apply.
Bristol Motor Speedway is a half-mile high-banked oval that will host the second dirt race in the Cup Series’ modern history on Easter Sunday. The Camping World Truck Series will practice on Friday and Saturday before the race. If rain is forecast, the drivers will not practice on Sunday. Moreover, if the weather is bad on Saturday, drivers will not be able to use their engines during qualifying.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ overtime rule has been a controversial topic. The overtime rule is a new addition to the NASCAR format, and it was first used at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2014. The reason behind the overtime rule is unclear, but it seems clear that the overtime format will encourage more racing. It is also more realistic to expect a longer race than the usual one. A driver’s position in the race will also change, but not necessarily for the better.
The Camping World Truck Series is making its return to Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. The first race of the weekend will be at Knoxville Raceway, and qualifying heat races will set the starting lineup for the 150-lap main event. Qualifying starts at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, and the race is scheduled to go green at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday. The race will be broadcast live on MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
The first caution of the night came on lap 104 when a crash between 18 trucks forced a yellow caution. This would have ended the race if Smith had crossed under the white flag before the caution. However, the next caution of the night triggered a pile-up of wrecks in the midfield. Despite the confusion, NASCAR decided to make the rule clearer by ruling that the race should have been stopped before the yellow and white flags.
In the past, the Camping World Truck Series has been known as the NASCAR SuperTruck Series until 1995. From that point on, the series was known as the Craftsman Truck Series until 2008 and the Camping World Truck Series from 2009 to 2018. In 2019, it will be known as the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. The new name will be the Camping World Truck Series, beginning in 2021.
The Camping World company has become the title sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The company has made the sponsorship offer to teams and drivers. Despite this, seven teams have gone without a title sponsor, with the exception of the self-sponsored ones. In addition to one truck being sponsored by Camping World, the series also has a title sponsor in M&Ms. This partnership is particularly beneficial for smaller teams.
The Truck Series started in 1995 as the NASCAR SuperTruck Series. That year, Mike Skinner won the championship for Richard Childress Racing. He defended his championship in two different series. In 1996, NASCAR struck a deal with a tool manufacturer and the Craftsman Truck Series was in place until the 2008 season. The series has since been renamed the Camping World Truck Series.
Although the company has title sponsorship of the truck series, it has also partnered with the SRX and NHRA Drag Racing Series. The SRX series is spearheaded by NASCAR Hall of Famers Tony Stewart and Ray Evernham. The company announced in May that it would sponsor six races in 2022. Hill Motorsports’ #56 Hill Motorsports truck was the last-minute addition to the Camping World “team.” By Thursday, Gecko Wraps had already prepared the livery for Tyler Hill’s truck.
JEGS Automotive, Inc., a global e-commerce company that specializes in high-performance automotive parts, has announced it will become the entitlement partner of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on May 4. This year, JEGS will also become the Official Aftermarket Automotive Parts Retailer of Dover International Speedway. The company has also announced it will sponsor Monster Mile NASCAR tripleheader weekends.
While it is rare for teams to go unsponsored in the Truck Series, it is necessary for drivers to have a sponsor. Without sponsors, they won’t get the exposure they deserve. In fact, many teams with high-profile drivers have failed to compete at all, leaving them with empty trucks. Ultimately, the Truck Series needs more funding and more teams to compete. If we can keep the series afloat, it will continue to attract more sponsors.
The 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series prize money has surprised fans. It is a small change for a truck series, but the winning Cup driver receives $2 to 2.5 million. Ben Rhodes of ThorSport Racing is the current leading contender with 206 points and five top-5s. He finished second at the Bristol race last year. The driver has yet to take any of the money, and it is still unclear if he will take it.
The Camping World truck series is a third-tier division within NASCAR, below the Xfinity Series and above the Cup Series. Camping World has served as title sponsor since 2009, replacing Craftsman, which held the position from 1996 to 2008. Currently, Kyle Busch holds the record for the most wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with 61. Camping World has also announced a net prize pool of over $700 thousand. It announced a bonus of $25 thousand to the winning driver and road crew in the NextEra Energy 2022 race at Daytona Int’l Speedway. Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis said he will reveal the full prize money soon.
The Triple Truck Challenge is back in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. This race is part of the Triple Truck Challenge initiative and will offer $50,000 in bonus prize money to winning drivers. The Triple Truck Challenge is a limited schedule for the NCWTS, and the first race takes place on June 24 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The final leg of the Triple Truck Challenge will take place on July 9 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
The Camping World Truck Series was first known as the NASCAR SuperTruck Series in 1995. From that time until 2008, it was called the Craftsman Truck Series. In 2009, the series changed its name to the Camping World Truck Series. It was renamed the Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2019 and will be called the Camping World Truck Series starting in 2021. In 2018, the series partnered with the Gander Outdoors brand.