Truck Series champion Moffitt replaces Sauter at GMS Racing
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR Truck Series champion Brett Moffitt joined GMS Racing on Thursday in a move that cost another star driver his ride.
Moffitt wins in Phoenix, earns spot in final 4 at Homestead
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Brett Moffitt won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Friday night at ISM Raceway to earn a spot in the four-man title chase at Homestead.
Moffitt charged from third to first with a strong inside move after a restart with three laps left in the No. 16 Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota.
Justin Haley wins at Texas, gets spot in championship finale
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Justin Haley joined teammate Johnny Sauter in the four-man field for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship, winning at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night for an automatic berth.
Johnny Sauter wins Martinsville for series-best 4th time
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Johnny Sauter will again race for the Truck Series championship, getting an automatic berth into the finals by winning Saturday at Martinsville Speedway.
Sauter won for the fourth time in a truck at Martinsville. This win, in the opening race of the series' round of six, was good for one of the four slots in the Nov. 16 season finale. It gave the Sauter the most victories in the series at the Virginia track.
Johnny Sauter wins NASCAR Truck race at Bristol
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Johnny Sauter took the lead with five laps left when John Hunter Nemechek slowed because of late fuel pickup issues, then held off Stewart Friesen on Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway for his fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season.
Justin Haley races to first NASCAR Truck victory
MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Justin Haley won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Saturday night at Gateway Motorsports Park for his first career victory, pulling away on a wild last restart.
"I've been dreaming about this day since I was a little kid," Haley said.
The 19-year-old Haley, from Winamac, Indiana, took the lead when Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Noah Gragson and Todd Gilliland made contact racing for the lead on a restart with seven laps to go.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Johnny Sauter held off Stewart Friesen in a three-lap shootout at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night for his fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season and 21st overall.
Sauter matched his season high for victories in only the eighth event of the season. The 40-year-old Wisconsin driver won for the fifth time on the 1 1/2-mile oval.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Johnny Sauter raced to his third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season Friday night, winning for the first time in his career at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Sauter led a restart with 10 to go, quickly built a large lead and cruised to his 20th career victory. Brett Moffitt and Justin Haley were battling for second, but made contact that nearly sent Haley into the wall.
"We won at Charlotte!" Sauter said on the radio. "This is the biggest of my life."
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Johnny Sauter led for 137 laps, battled a teenager down the stretch and held off a fellow 40-something in a two-lap overtime restart for his second straight victory in the Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway.
Sauter narrowly split two spinning trucks with 20 laps to go and briefly lost the lead on the final regulation restart to 19-year-old Noah Gragson. But the two collided while battling for the lead with two laps remaining and Gragson backed hard into the wall.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kyle Busch won his hometown NASCAR Truck race Friday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for his 50th series victory.
Busch took advantage when Brett Moffitt, last week's winner in Atlanta, went sideways with 26 laps left. Busch, who had been fighting to overtake Moffitt in the final stage, took control on a restart with 12 laps to go.
Moffitt pushed Busch on the final laps, but Busch held off Moffitt — who got caught up in lapped traffic with less than five laps left.
Sauter dedicates Truck Series win at Daytona to crew chief
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Johnny Sauter wanted to win this race, maybe as badly as any other.
Sauter won the season-opening NASCAR Truck Series race Friday night and dedicated it to crew chief Joe Shear Jr., whose wife died unexpectedly in late December.
"I didn't have one nerve," said Sauter, who finished second in points in 2017. "I just felt like this was our day."
The team felt like it had some help. Chandra Shear died Dec. 28 at her home in Mooresville, North Carolina, age 43.
Ready to rumble! Cindric to fight the field for Trucks title
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Austin Cindric returned to his hauler and found a scrum of drivers more ready to rumble than make small talk about championship weekend.
Cindric is racing for a NASCAR Truck Series championship — and, perhaps, racing just to finish the race. His aggressive driving last weekend at Phoenix ticked off enough drivers that he is facing threats of revenge.
Defending series champ Sauter wins Truck race at Chicagoland
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Johnny Sauter took the checkered flag. Christopher Bell held a trophy.
Ben Rhodes was the real big winner at Chicagoland.
Sauter won the NASCAR Truck Series race Friday night at Chicagoland Speedway and heads into the playoffs trying to win his second straight series championship.
"This is what we needed," he said. "This is the momentum, this is the shot in the arm."
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Busch dominated another NASCAR race and was clearly the driver to beat until a late wreck knocked him out of the race.
Kyle Busch Motorsports still took the checkered flag.
Christopher Bell passed John Hunter Nemechek for the lead with six laps left and held on to win the Truck Series race Saturday at Pocono Raceway.
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — John Hunter Nemechek raced to his second straight NASCAR Camping World Truck victory, taking the lead with his six laps left Friday night at Iowa Speedway.
Nemechek took four new tires during the final caution. The gamble paid off, as he passed leader Johnny Sauter soon after a restart.
The 20-year-old Nemechek raced to his fifth career victory, driving the No. 8 Chevrolet for his father, former NASCAR Cup driver Joe Nemechek. He won last week at Gateway in Madison, Illinois.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Chase Elliott had spent lap after lap pursuing race-leader Christopher Bell, trying to find, or create, a way around him.
Turned out, he didn't have to do a thing.
Elliott grabbed the lead when Bell wiggled with 17 laps to go and held off teammate Johnny Sauter to win the NASCAR truck race at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday.
Johnny Sauter wins 1st Truck Series championship
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The fourth time, in a field of four, was the charm for Johnny Sauter.
Sauter won the inaugural Chase in the Camping World Truck Series with a strong third-place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He beat Matt Crafton, Christopher Bell and Timothy Peters in a race in which the highest-finisher among the four drivers would win the championship.
Crafton eyes history with 3rd NASCAR Truck Series title
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Matt Crafton had the luxury of winning one NASCAR Truck Series championship just by starting the race and grabbed a second title by finishing in the back of the pack.
Under the revamped Truck playoff system this season, Crafton just may have to win the race to win it all.
Suarez wins Truck race at Phoenix, championship field set
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Daniel Suarez won the Truck Series race Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway, where four drivers advanced to the inaugural championship finale.
Johnny Sauter won a pair of races in this round of the playoffs to earn one of the berths next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and Christopher Bell, two-time series champion Matt Crafton and Timothy Peters took the other three on points Friday.
Sauter wins 2nd consecutive NASCAR trucks Chase race
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Johnny Sauter is still alone in qualifying for the title-deciding race in the first Chase in the NASCAR Truck Series.
Sauter won his second consecutive playoff race Friday night with a late pass of Chase contender Matt Crafton, getting a victory at Texas that prevented anyone else from clinching a spot to contend for the championship in the finale at Homestead in two weeks.
Sauter wins at Martinsville to make championship race
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Johnny Sauter earned a spot in the Truck Series championship race with a victory Saturday at Martinsville Speedway.
The win was the second of the season for Sauter and 12th of his career. He held off Chase Elliott in the closing laps to preserve the win in the Truck Series' inaugural Chase.
Kyle Busch wins Truck race; Hemric, Peters earn Chase spots
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — With a numerous drivers needing a win to qualify for the first NASCAR Chase for the Truck Series championship, aggression and accidents ruled the final laps.
Kyle Busch navigated it all to leave those hungry drivers disappointed.