Three Races to See if Changes at Kyle Busch Motorsports will Improve Results

CHARLOTTE, NC – MAY 17: Todd Gilliland, the driver of the #4 Mobil 1 Toyota, gets into his truck during practice for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 17, 2019, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Despite winning five NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races in five starts for the owner of Kyle Busch Motorsports, other teams in the KBM stable have underperformed this season, leaving the team owner looking for solutions. The first step to help improve results took place on Wednesday when the team announced crew chief changes at Texas, Iowa, and Gateway for the No. 4 team of Todd Gilliland.

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Sauter Gets Fourth Win of the Season in Series’ Closest Finish at Texas

Johnny Sauter, the driver of the #21 ISM Connect Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series PPG 400 at Texas Motor Speedway on June 8, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. Photo – Jared C Tilton/Getty Images

FORT WORTH, Texas – Johnny Sauter continued his uncanny mastery of Texas Motor Speedway Friday night, holding off Stewart Friesen on a three-lap shootout to win the 22nd annual PPG 400 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Continue reading

Championship Pairing: Joe Shear Jr and Johnny Sauter

Johnny Sauter, the driver of the #21 Allegiant Airlines Chevrolet, and his crew chief Joe Shear Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Bar Harbor 200 presented by Sea Watch International at Dover International Speedway on June 2, 2017, in Dover, Delaware. Photo – Matt Hazlett/Getty Images

After an emotional win in Daytona to start the 2018 season with Johnny Sauter behind the wheel, Joe Shear Jr. was asked if he would trade the experience of working with the veteran Sauter for anything. Continue reading

KBM Announces 2018 Crew Chief Lineup

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 18, 2018)– 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 with Kyle Busch driving two races and David Gilliland competing in the season-opening event at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
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Gragson Needs Chicagoland Win to Make Playoffs

Noah Gragson, the driver of the #18 Switch Toyota, prepares to practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series TheHouse.com 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2017, in Joliet, Illinois. Photo – Jared C Tilton/Getty Images

‘Win and you’re in’ is the name of the game in NASCAR.

You win a race and you’re guaranteed to make the playoffs.

Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Noah Gragson will attempt to complete the process in Friday’s TheHouse.com 225 at Chicagoland Speedway (8:30 pm ET on FS1). Currently 11th on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs grid, Gragson cannot make the postseason on points. Continue reading

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes – Friday, April 7, 2017

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After the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ visit to Martinsville Speedway, the series takes a six-week break and hits the track next at Kansas Speedway for the Toyota Tundra 250 on Friday, May 12 at 8:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

William Byron is the defending race winner. Matt Crafton (second), Christopher Bell (fourth), Ryan Truex (sixth) and Timothy Peters (eighth) all scored top-ten finishes at Kansas last season. Continue reading

William Byron Uses Late-Race Pass for Dramatic Win at Iowa

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Following his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win of the season last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender William Byron used a late race restart and three-wide pass to charge from fourth to first to win Saturday night’s Speediatrics 200 at Iowa Speedway.

Byron, driving the No. 9 Liberty University Toyota Tundra, swiped the lead from Cole Custer on a restart with nine laps remaining, but a caution six laps from the finish saw the Charlotte, North Carolina, native have to defend his presence at the front.

In a two-lap shootout, the 18-year-old Byron fended off challengers Custer and Cameron Hayley for a series-high third win in just his ninth Truck Series start. Continue reading

Sauter Wins Wild Camping World Truck Series Opener at Daytona

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With the No. 4 Toyota of Christopher Bell barrel-rolling through Turn 1 behind him, Johnny Sauter nosed ahead in his No. 21 Chevrolet and had more than a car-length lead when NASCAR called the last caution of the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway.

With the victory, Sauter is all but guaranteed a spot in the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase, a seven-race playoff modeled after the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
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