Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series is All Set for 2020

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 13: Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Mold Armor/Menards Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 13, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

Only one time in its 20-year history has a driver won back-to-back NextEra Energy 250 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoor Truck Series races  – Todd Bodine in 2008-09. And with the stacked field set for Friday night’s season-opener, defending winner Austin Hill faces a mighty challenge.

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Talladega Wreaks Havoc on NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoff Picture

TALLADEGA, ALABAMA – OCTOBER 12: Spencer Boyd, driver of the #20 Alabama Roofing Professionals Chevrolet, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Sugarland Shine 250 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 12, 2019, in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

TALLADEGA, Ala. – As many anticipated it would be, the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ Sugarland Shine 250 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway Saturday afternoon was full of drama, excitement and this weekend, a big impact on the 2019 championship outlook.

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Penalty to Johnny Sauter Makes a Talladega Winner of Spencer Boyd

TALLADEGA, ALABAMA – OCTOBER 12: Spencer Boyd, driver of the #20 Alabama Roofing Professionals Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Sugarland Shine 250 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 12, 2019, in Talladega, Alabama.
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TALLADEGA, Ala. – Johnny Sauter did a celebratory burnout. He collected the checkered flag from the flag stand at Talladega Superspeedway.

But Sauter didn’t win Saturday’s Sugarland Shine 250 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoff race at the 2.66-mile track. A penalty for blocking Riley Herbst below the yellow line in the final 200 yards of the event cost Sauter the victory and made an unlikely winner of Spencer Boyd.

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Johnny Sauter Enjoying his Return to Chicagoland Speedway.

JOLIET, ILLINOIS – JUNE 27: Johnny Sauter, driver of the #13 Tenda Heal Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Camping World 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on June 27, 2019, in Joliet, Illinois. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

After sitting out the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race last weekend at Gateway, Johnny Sauter with ThorSport Racing is back on track at Chicagoland Speedway for the Camping World 225 on Friday night. Sauter’s hometown is just three hours north of Chicago in Necedah, Wisconsin. That means he has lots of family and friends surrounding him at a track that is special for a number of reasons.

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Iowa Speedway Welcomes the Triple Truck Challenge

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – JUNE 06: A detail view of The Trip logo for the Triple Truck Challenge during practice for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series SpeedyCash.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway on June 06, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas.
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Triple Truck Challenge got off to a fast-paced, fully-dramatic start last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway with absolutely every reason to believe NASCAR’s Gander Outdoors Truck Series drivers will bring that same frenetic pace to Iowa Speedway for Round 2 of the three-race incentive program.

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Johnny Sauter Wins Third Straight Dover Truck Race

DOVER, DE – MAY 03: Johnny Sauter, driver of the #13 Tenda Heal Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series JEGS 200 at Dover International Speedway on May 3, 2019, in Dover, Delaware. Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

DOVER, Del. – You can call him the Dover Dominator.

With a No. 13 ThorSport Racing Ford that was strongest at the end of Saturday’s Jegs 200 at Dover International

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Kyle Busch Keeps Rolling with Truck Series Win at Martinsville


Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series TruNorth Global 250 at Martinsville Speedway. Photo – Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – A week after locking up his 200th NASCAR national series victory at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., Kyle Busch took the first step toward the next century mark.

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NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series News and Notes

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The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series has one more week of their break before their next race at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, March 23rd at 2 pm ET on FOX. In the meantime here’s another edition of News and Notes for the series.

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Gander Outdoors Truck Series News and Notes

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The Gander Outdoors Truck Series is on break for a couple of weeks before their fourth race of the season at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, March 23rd at 2 pm ET on FOX. In the meantime, here are a few news and notes to stay in touch with the series during their time away from the track.

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Break Up One Championship Team, Create Three Others

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Hattori Racing Enterprises (HRE) was considered an underdog in the 2018 Gander Outdoor Truck Series, occasionally scrambling mid-week to secure sponsorship in order to race the next weekend.  Against the odds, with Brett Moffitt in the driver’s seat of the No. 16, the team was winning races and always up front, ending the year with six victories and 13 top-tens and allowing them to reach the pinnacle of the sport – the Championship.  

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