Camping World Truck Series News and Rumors

Next Race: Atlanta

Entry list: 34 trucks are entered
Practice 1: Friday, February 23, 2:05- 2:55pm/et, TV FS1
Practice 2: Friday, February 23, 4:05-4:55pm/et, TV- FS1
Qualifying: Saturday, February 24, 10:35 am/et, TV - FS1
Race: Saturday, February 24, 4:30pm/et on FS1, MRN (Stages: 40/80/130)
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 4:49pm/et

Truck Series entry list:There are 34 trucks entered for Saturday's Active Pest Control 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. See the complete list on the Atlanta entry list page (pdf). (2-19-2018)

FDNY Racing ends tenure after Daytona

Friday marked the end of an era for FDNY Racing. The team confirmed Daytona was the final Truck Series race for its No. 28, ending a part-time NASCAR effort that's lasted over 30 years.[More](2-18-2018)

Daytona paint schemes: Check out the paint schemes from the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona.[More](2-17-2018)

Last Race: Daytona

Entry list: 36 trucks entered
Practice 1: Results
Practice 2: Results
Practice 3: Results
Crew rosters: Posted
Qualifying: LineupQualifying resultsPitstall selections
Race: ResultsDriver pointsOwner points

Johnny Sauter asserts plate-track dominance with Daytona win: In a race that produced seven cautions for 35 laps and left 21 trucks running at the finish, Johnny Sauter held off Justin Haley by .098 seconds at Daytona International Speedway to win Friday night's NextEra Energy Resources 250, the season-opener for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Sauter grabbed the lead from pole winner David Gilliland on Lap 92 of 100 and stayed out front the rest of the way. The victory was Sauter's third at Daytona and 18th of his career.[More](2-16-2018)

Sauter wins Daytona: #21-Johnny Sauter won the season opener for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Friday night, leading 34 of the 100 laps in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway.
Sauter's GMS Racing teammate, #24-Justin Haley was second, followed by #87-Joe Nemechek, #41-Ben Rhodes, #20-Scott Lagasse, #98-Grant Enfinger, #51-Spencer Davis, #25-Dalton Sargeant, #3-Jordan Anderson, and #45-Justin Fontaine in the top-10.
The win was an emotional one for the GMS team, as Sauter's long-time crew chief Joe Shear lost his wife Chandra unexpectedly during the off season.
Pole-sitter, Kyle Busch Motorsports' #4-David Gilliland, led 30 laps but got into the wall late in the race and fell out of contention, ending the race 21st.
There were seven caution flags for 35 laps and 21 lead changes among 10 leaders.
See results on the Daytona race results page(2-16-2018)

Camping World Truck standings following Daytona:
1) #21-Johnny Sauter, 59, 1 win
2) #24-Justin Haley, 40, -19
3) #98-Grant Enfinger, 37, -22
4) #25-Dalton Sagreant, 37, -22
5) #87-Joe Nemechek, 34, -25
6) #4-David Gilliland, 34, -25
7) #41-Ben Rhodes, 33, -26
8) #51-Spencer Davis, 31, -28
9) #3-Jordan Anderson, 28, -31
10) #2-Cody Coughlin, 28, -31
See complete standings on Driver points standings page and the owner's standings are posted on the Owner points standings page. (2-16-2018)

Performance Plus Motor Oil joins Sargeant for 2018

Dalton Sargeant and GMS Racing are proud to announce the addition of Performance Plus Motor Oil to the No. 25 team. The partnership begins this week at Daytona International Speedway for the NextEra Energy 250, where Performance Plus Motor Oil will be the primary sponsor on Sargeant's Chevrolet Silverado, and will continue throughout the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season.[More](2-14-2018)

GMS Racing names general manager

GMS Racing announced today that Randy Usher will join the team as General Manager. Usher has many years of experience in the NASCAR industry, including his most recent position as General Manager at Red Horse Racing (RHR) up until the team's closure in 2017.[More](2-14-2018)

TruClear Global to sponsor Forrister at Daytona

The newly-formed, All Out Motorsports NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team is pleased to announce that TruClear Global, Inc. will be the primary sponsor on the No. 7 Toyota Tundra in the running of the NEXTEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway.[More](2-12-2018)

Overton's to sponsor Chicagoland races

Chicagoland Speedway announced today that Overton's, America's Marine and Watersports Superstore, will serve as the entitlement sponsor for this year's NASCAR weekend June 29 - July 1.The three NASCAR National Series races at Chicagoland Speedway will affectionately be known as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Overton's 225, the NASCAR Xfinity Series Overton's 300 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton's 400.[More](2-8-2018)

2018 race stage lengths announced

NASCAR today announced the 2018 stage lengths for its three national series, looking to build on last season's successful debut of the race format. In the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, both Las Vegas Motor Speedway races are scheduled for 134 laps, with stage lengths set to end at Lap 40, Lap 80 and Lap 134.[More](2-7-2018)

Hattori names Brett Moffitt as driver of the AISIN Group Toyota Tundra

Hattori Racing Enterprises (HRE) team owner Shigeaki Hattori announced today that the organization has tabbed Brett Moffitt to drive the No. 16 AISIN Group Toyota Tundra.[More](2-7-2018)

Myatt Snider joins ThorSport

Fielding the No. 13 Liberty Tax Ford F-150 for ThorSport Racing, Myatt Snider will round out a quartet of entries vying for victory as the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season kicks off at Daytona International Speedway.[More](2-7-2018)

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet remains title sponsor of Truck race

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will remain the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway. The speedway's continued partnership with KYTC is centered on the "Buckle Up in Your Truck" (BUIYT) campaign to bring awareness to seatbelt use in pickup trucks. The Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 will kick off a NASCAR tripleheader weekend on Thursday, July 12.[More](2-6-2018)

Copp Motorsports secures new partnership with Stenzel for Daytona

Copp Motorsports is proud to announce its partnership with E2 Northeast Northeast Motorsports and Florida-based driver, Scott Stenzel for the season opener at Daytona International Speedway.[More](2-6-2018)

Corrigan Oil to sponsor Truck Series race at MIS

Corrigan Oil is expanding its partnership with Michigan International Speedway in 2018. The company will be the entitlement sponsor for the August NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Corrigan Oil 200.[More](2-6-2018)

PEDIGREE and BANFIELD Pet Hospital to sponsor Gillilands

Kyle Busch Motorsports announced today the PEDIGREE® Brand will sponsor Todd Gilliland for four races and BANFIELD® Pet Hospital will sponsor him for two races in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) this season. In addition, the PEDIGREE® Brand will also sponsor David Gilliland for two NCWTS races, including the season opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.[More](2-5-2018)

Niece Motorsports signs Max McLaughlin to driver development program

Niece Motorsports has signed Max McLaughlin to a driver development contract for the 2018 season. As part of the development program, Niece Motorsports will field McLaughlin in at least four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in 2018.[More](2-2-2018)

Stratosphere named title sponsor of Truck race at LVMS

The Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower has been named title sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Stratosphere 200 will follow Stratosphere Qualifying for the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube on Friday, March 2, and will kick off the track's first of two NASCAR tripleheaders in 2018. The 134-lap race is set to begin at 6 p.m. Pacific Time and will be televised live by FOX Sports 2.[More](2-1-2018)

Forrister and All Out Motorsports to compete in partial Truck schedule

Newly-formed All Out Motorsports will run a partial NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule in 2018 with Korbin Forrister as the driver. The No. 7 Toyota Tundra team will make its debut at Daytona International Speedway in the Feb. 16 NextEra Energy Resources 250. NASCAR veteran crew chief Doug George will take the lead for the newly-formed team. All Out Motorsports will compete in the NCWTS at Daytona, Dover, Charlotte, Iowa, Chicagoland, Eldora, Michigan, Bristol, Talladega and ISM Raceway.[More](1-31-2018)

Anderson to run full Truck season as owner/driver

Jordan Anderson announced Wednesday he will compete full-time in the Camping World Truck Series for himself. Anderson will drive the No. 3 for Jordan Anderson Racing. He will receive support from Niece Motorsports and will run a spec engine.

NASCAR announces Ben Kennedy as General Manager of Truck Series

NASCAR today announced key leadership appointments across its growing international business landscape and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.Ben Kennedy has been named to the leadership position of General Manager, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Kennedy will oversee all aspects of NASCAR's popular truck series, working closely with Brad Moran, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Managing Director, and Jeff Wohlschlaeger, Managing Director, Series Marketing to continue to deliver great racing, fan experience and marketing across this series. Kennedy will report into Elton Sawyer, Vice President, Competition and will work closely with O'Donnell and Steve Phelps, Executive Vice President and Chief Global Sales and Marketing Officer.[More](1-30-2018)

Sobriety Nation to serve as primary for Chavous

Sobriety Nation, a national non-profit organization dedicated to ending the tragedies addiction causes families, has teamed up with Premium Motorsports and driver Wendell Chavous for the entire 2018 season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series as the primary sponsor of Chavous' No. 49, Chevy Silverado. Brian Keselowski will continue to serve and call the shots as crew chief for the team.[More](1-30-2018)

Tyler Matthews joins MDM Motorsports

Tyler Matthews recently signed with MDM Motorsports to race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the 2018 season. His first race in his No. 99 Chevrolet Silverado will be March 24 at the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.[More](1-28-2018)

Troptions to sponsor Premium Motorsports, Lyons

Starting with the Nextera Energy Resources 250 at Daytona, Troptions will serve as primary sponsor on the Premium Motorsports, #15 Camping World Truck for the first four races of the season with pending sponsorship for all remaining races. Robby Lyons will drive the #15 truck for the team.[More](1-25-2018)

Brandon Jones, Spencer Davis, Riley Herbst added to KBM driver lineup

Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today the additions of Brandon Jones, Spencer Davis and Riley Herbst to the organization's driver lineup for 2018. Davis and Jones will each compete in five races during the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, while Herbst will make two starts.[More](1-23-2018)

Enfinger to remain at ThorSport

Grant Enfinger, the 2015 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Champion, will return to ThorSport Racing for the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, piloting the No. 98 Ford F-150. Enfinger's 2018 campaign will once again be led by veteran crew chief Jeff Hensley, and he will continue his partnership with Curb Records, and Champion Power Equipment.[More](1-23-2018)

Rhodes returns to ThorSport

Entering his third full-time season in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series, Louisville, Kentucky-native Ben Rhodes will return to ThorSport Racing for 2018. Piloting the No. 41 Ford, Rhodes will again be led by crew chief Eddie Troconis.[More](1-23-2018)

JJL Motorsports set for increased NASCAR Truck Series presence in 2018

Officials from JJL Motorsports announced today that the No. 97 owned team plans to increase their involvement in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) and the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards this season with primary driver Jesse Little at the helm. The team will make their 2018 debut at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway in the Feb. 24 running of the Active Pest Control 200 benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Currently, the team has eight to 10 Truck Series race circled on the calendar, but that schedule could increase as the season progresses.[More](1-22-2018)

NextGen Motorsports to run XFINITY, Trucks

Last season, NextGen Motorsports took its turn in NASCAR, putting together a K&N Pro Series East program. Less than one year later, the family-owned operation is heading to the Camping World Truck Series and XFINITY Series on a part-time schedule.Teddy Brown, competition director at NextGen Motorsports, and long-time NASCAR crew chief confirmed to Frontstretch that the team will be running between 10 and 15 truck races in 2018 after purchasing a few trucks from Brad Keselowski Racing. The team's first race will be at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the second race weekend of the season with Landon Huffman as the driver.[More](1-22-2018)

ThorSport Racing partners with Ford Performance

ThorSport Racing will partner with Ford Performance for the upcoming 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season and beyond. Racing into its 23rd year of competition, the team looks to add to its notable history with support from the manufacturer. Matt Crafton returns for his 14th consecutive season, continuing his partnership with Menards in the NCWTS. A full driver and sponsor lineup for ThorSport Racing will be released in the near future.[More](1-22-2018)

David Gilliland Racing merges with CROSLEY Sports Group to form Truck team

David Gilliland Racing (DGR) and CROSLEY Sports Group have announced that they have formed a new race team, effective immediately. DGR-CROSLEY has purchased Red Horse Racing assets, a longtime NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race winning team. DGR-CROSLEY is based in Mooresville, N.C., and has retained the same race shop that Red Horse Racing used successfully over the last 10 years. From this location, DGR-CROSLEY will be fielding late model, K&N, ARCA and NASCAR Trucks.[More](1-22-2018)

Despite spec engine, Toyota committed to Truck Series

A Toyota Racing Development executive says that the manufacturer would accept a spec engine in the Camping World Truck Series, noting how valuable that series is for the development of drivers.[More](1-20-2018)

Hornaday's years of Camping World Truck Series dominance delivers him to the pinnacle of NASCAR

The always colorful, ever humble four-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion was upbeat recalling important moments in his career and telling classic stories about those who helped him make the big time. And while the 59-year old Californian may not have ever predicted he would be a NASCAR Hall of Famer one day, he definitely knew the sport's truck series was destined for greatness. And both of their paths have led to similarly significant achievements.[More](1-19-2018)

NASCAR updates National Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year points system

Exactly one month from today, the green flag will wave over what is expected to be the youngest DAYTONA 500 field in NASCAR history. And today, NASCAR announced an update to the Sunoco Rookie of the Year points structure in all three national series, placing a brighter spotlight on some of those young stars. Beginning this season, the Sunoco Rookie of the Year point system will mirror the points structure that awards the season-long championship, including stage points and playoff points, with the eventual Sunoco Rookie of the Year earning the most points throughout the season.[More](1-18-2018)

KBM announces crew chief lineup

Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today the crew chief lineup for its three full-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams in 2018. Ryan "Rudy" Fugle will call the shots for Noah Gragson and the No. 18 team, Mike Hillman Jr., will work with Harrison Burton, Kyle Busch and other drivers yet to be announced in the No. 51 Tundra and Marcus Richmond will have Todd Gilliland as the primary driver of the No. 4 Tundra.[More](1-18-2018)

Todd Gilliland to compete for Rookie of the Year in the No. 4 Tundra

Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that Todd Gilliland will drive the No. 4 Tundra in 19 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events in 2018 and vie for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors. The 17-year-old will make his 2018 debut at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway March 24 and then race at Dover (Del.) International Speedway May before running the remainder of the schedule starting at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway May 18 after he becomes eligible to compete on larger tracks when he turns 18 on May 15. Announcements on sponsors and the crew chief for the No. 4 team are forthcoming.[More](1-17-2018)

Senica returns to Benning team

Mike Senica will be return with Norm Benning Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with primary sponsorship from BettyLou's Incorporated.

Coughlin joins GMS lineup

Adding to the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) lineup, GMS Racing officials announced today the addition of Cody Coughlin to the Statesville-based team. Climbing back behind the wheel of a Chevrolet for the first time since 2013 in Late Models, Coughlin will drive the No. 2 JEGS Chevrolet Silverado for his second full-time NCWTS season. Looking to add veteran knowledge to Coughlin's sophomore campaign, crew chief Jerry Baxter will call the shots atop the box this year for the No. 2 team. [More](1-16-2018)

ThorSport Racing, Toyota agree to part ways

After a successful six-year relationship with Toyota, ThorSport Racing announces today that the two partners have agreed to part ways ahead of the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season. During the six-year run, the team captured two driver championships, 19 wins, 117 top-five and 227 top-10 finishes, 10 pole awards and 2,900 laps led.A complete driver and sponsor lineup for ThorSport Racing will be released in the coming weeks ahead of the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250, Friday, Feb. 16, at Daytona International Speedway.[More](1-16-2018)

Justin Haley and the Fraternal Order of Eagles return to GMS Racing for 2018

GMS Racing announced that Justin Haley would once again pilot the No. 24 Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2018. Long-time sponsor Fraternal Order of Eagles will also rejoin the group as a primary sponsor throughout the season. The No. 24 crew will be led by Kevin Bellicourt, now in his second season as crew chief with GMS and Haley.[More](1-15-2018)

Safelite AutoGlass joins KBM for primary sponsorship of Gragson

Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that Noah Gragson will return to the No. 18 Tundra for the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season with primary sponsorship for all 23 races from Safelite AutoGlass®. The nation's largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services will also serve as an associate sponsor on Harrison Burton's No. 51 Tundra for his nine races at KBM this season.[More](1-12-2018)

Sad News - Chandra Shear

Chandra Dae Vanderkolk Shear, 43, of Mooresville, NC, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at her home. She was born on November 21, 1974 in Austin, TX to Theresa Mayo Simmons and the late Chris Duff Vanderkolk. Chandra is survived by her husband, Joe Shear, Jr. and the entire Shear family; step-mother, Pam; cousins, Adam and Ryan and their families; her chosen sisters, Rayna and Victoria; step-brothers, Kenneth and Christopher and many other family members and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lucky Labs Rescue, P. O. Box 49663, Charlotte, NC 28277. A celebration of Chandra's life is scheduled for Sunday, January 21, 2018, in Dallas, TX. A Chandra Shear Memorial Fund has been set up through YouCaring to give to Lucky Labs Rescue of Charlotte.[More](1-12-2018)

Dalton Sargeant to Join GMS Racing for 2018 season

With the start of the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season being only 35 days away, GMS Racing officials are proud to announce the addition of Dalton Sargeant to their driver lineup. Competing for Rookie of the Year honors this season, Sargeant will be the driver of the No. 25 GMS Racing Chevrolet Silverado.[More](1-12-2018)

Truck teams set to test at Charlotte

As a lead-up to the N.C. Education Lottery 200 on May 18, Charlotte Motor Speedway will host a high-speed shakedown of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series machines on Jan. 17. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch and Camping World Truck Series title contender Noah Gragson are among those scheduled to participate in the one-day open test.(1-11-2018)
UPDATE: The test has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 24 due to poor weather expected on the 17th.[More](1-12-2018)

Textron Aviation returns to KBM for five races with owner-driver Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced that owner-driver Kyle Busch will compete in five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events in 2018. Busch's Tundra will carry primary sponsorship from Textron Aviation.[More](1-11-2018)

Kligerman returning for a part-time schedule with Henderson Motorsports in 2018

Parker Kligerman wears multiple hats these days. Not only is he a racecar driver, but he also frequently plays the role of analyst for NASCAR on NBC. Kligerman is still hanging onto his original hat, though. The two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series winner will be returning for a part-time schedule with Henderson Motorsports in 2018, piloting the No. 75 truck for the second year in a row.[More](1-10-2018)

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta joins Active Pest Control in sponsoring Trucks race at AMS

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country, will join McDonough, Georgia-based Active Pest Control in sponsoring the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 24. The Active Pest Control 200 Benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta will cap off the only same-day, same-track doubleheader on the 2018 NASCAR national touring series calendar.[More](1-10-2018)

Truex moving to XFINITY competition with Kaulig

In the midst of off-season expansion, Kaulig Racing announced today that Ryan Truex will drive the #11 Chevrolet for the full 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) season. Truex is coming off a ninth-place finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver standings. The younger brother of current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) champion Martin Truex Jr. also has two back-to-back NASCAR K&N East Series Championships as well as multiple years of experience in NASCAR's premiere series. Truex will make his debut for Kaulig Racing at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday February 17 th , 2018. A sponsor announcement regarding Truex will be made shortly.[More](1-8-2018)

Harrison Burton returns to KBM in 2018 with expanded schedule

Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that Harrison Burton will return to the organization in 2018 with an expanded NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule. Burton will drive the No. 51 Tundra in nine NCWTS races this season, beginning March 24 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.[More](1-8-2018)

HRE to return to full-time NCWTS competition in 2018

Hattori Racing Enterprises announced that the organization will once again compete full-time on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tour in 2018. Coming off HRE's breakthrough, inaugural full-time campaign in 2017 in which the team tallied two pole positions, eight top-five's, and 13 top-10 finishes, the No. 16 team is even better positioned for 2018 with an upgraded fleet of Toyota Tundras and Toyota Racing Development support. While Ryan Truex will not return to the driver's seat, HRE is poised to be an even stronger weekly contender in the organization's second full-time NCWTS effort. HRE will announce the driver and sponsor lineup at a later date.[More](1-5-2018)

Martins Motorsports closes Truck team

Martins Motorsports has ceased operations for its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team, owner and driver Tommy Joe Martins has revealed. As recently as last week, Martins had anticipated the organization fielding trucks for multiple drivers over the course of the 2018 season. However, the deals that the team had previously negotiated fell through. At that point, it became clear that without that funding in place, continuing to prepare the trucks to race wasn't going to yield results worthy of the expense it would entail.[More](12-30-2017)

Niece Motorsports announces 2018 crew chief lineup

On the heels of setting its 2018 driver line up with rookie of the year contender Justin Fontaine behind the wheel of the No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado and Austin Wayne Self piloting the No. 22 Chevrolet Silverado, Niece Motorsports has named Darrell Morrow and Chris Bohlman as the crew chiefs for Fontaine and Self, respectively.[More](12-20-2017)

2018 start times announced for the Camping World Truck Series

NASCAR released 2018 race start times and network coverage for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, including the season-opener at Daytona and the Camping World Truck Series Championship at Miami, both on FS1. [More](12-13-2017)

Niece Motorsports to form technical alliance with GMS Racing

Niece Motorsports announced today that it will form a technical alliance with GMS Racing for the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. In addition to the technical alliance, Niece Motorsports will move shop locations from China Grove to Statesville to be closer to GMS. The partnership will see GMS provide Niece Motorsports with chassis, body, suspension and engineering support.[More](12-13-2017)

Justin Fontaine to run full season with Niece in 2018

Justin Fontaine will compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series next season, driving a second-truck full-time for Niece Motorsports. Fontaine will drive the No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado as a teammate to Austin Wayne Self. A crew chief and a sponsorship lineup for Fontaine will be announced at a later date.[More](12-12-2017)

Nemechek to join Ganassi XFINITY Series team

John Hunter Nemechek is taking the next step up the NASCAR career ladder. Nemechek, the 20-year-old son of NASCAR veteran Joe Nemechek, will move up to the NASCAR Xfinity Series next season, where he will share the driving duties in Chip Ganassi Racing's No. 42 Chevrolet, Motorsport.com has learned. An official announcement of the move could come as early as Tuesday, sources said. John Hunter would be running a car number in which his father found much success during his Cup career. Nemechek's move to the Xfinity Series is not expected to mean the end of Nemco Motorsports, however. The team still plans to compete in the Truck series next season and is in the process of securing sponsorship and another driver. Nemechek could also still do some races.(12-11-2017)
UPDATE: Chip Ganassi Racing announced that they have signed John Hunter Nemechek, a five-time winner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and former NASCAR NEXT driver, to pilot the #42 Chevrolet Camaro in multiple NASCAR XFINITY Series races in 2018. Nemechek, 20, will work with veteran NXS crew chief Mike Shiplett, who has led the team for the last four seasons. Nemechek's #42 Chevrolet will carry primary sponsorship from Fire Alarm Services, Inc. in 2018.[More](12-12-2017)