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After starting the year behind the wheel of the No. 15 Chevrolet Silverado for Premium Motorsports, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) rookie Robby Lyons has joined Reaume Bros. Racing aboard the No. 33 Sunwest Construction Chevrolet in a collaborative effort with Bruce Cook and Chad Finley Racing (CFR) for Saturday’s Fr8Auctions 250 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
A native of Seminole, Fla., Lyons has competed in seven Truck Series races this season, finishing all but one. In his Daytona debut, he qualified 25th but progressively drafted forward and avoided the late chaos to earn a season-high 13th place finish, a second-best result in nine overall starts.
“I couldn’t be more excited to get back in a truck, especially at Talladega,” said Robby Lyons. “This race track means a lot to both me and my family. Back in 2005, we attended the spring Xfinity and Cup races at Talladega and the next day, my life would change forever.
“I was in a scary motorcross accident that left the doctors wondering whether I’d even walk again. Through sheer determination, a little hard headedness and countless prayers from friends, family and the racing community, I was able to make a full recovery and prove the doctors wrong.
“I am so happy to get to race at Talladega, especially knowing the deep personal impact this place has had on me.”
Knowing what he learned in his superspeedway debut at the “World Center of Racing” in Feb., the Floridian hopes to showcase his restrictor plate skills once again and contend for his first career top-10 finish.
“I’m confident I’ll be taking the No. 33 Sunwest Construction Chevrolet Silverado to the front thanks to the hard work and preparation by Bruce Cook and my whole team. I also want to thank Josh Reaume and everyone at Reaume Brothers Racing for giving us a chance to go racing and chase a trophy.
“The truck is fast, and I cannot wait to get down to Talladega and give it all we have.”
Lyons is expected to compete in at least one more Truck Series race this season following Talladega with an official announcement expected in the coming weeks.”
Josh Reaume, co-owner of Reaume Bros. Racing and a Truck Series competitor says his organization is thrilled to have Lyons drive their No. 33 Chevrolet this weekend and hope his family-owned team can earn some time in the spotlight.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Robby this weekend! He has worked very hard to put himself in a position to succeed at Talladega,” said Reaume. “We are looking forward to getting back on track after a three-week break and can’t wait to watch Robby push his way to the front.”
In nine career Truck Series races, Lyons has earned a best-finish of 12th at ISM Raceway (Phoenix) in Nov. 2017, while also qualifying a career-best 20th in the same event. In 2018, the 29-year-old has finished a season-high 13th at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
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The Fr8Auctions 250 (94 laps | 250.04 miles) is the 19th of 23 races on the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Oct. 12 from 9:05 a.m. – 9:55 a.m., while final practice is set for 10:35 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day beginning at 4:35 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag the next day, Sat. Oct. 13 shortly after 12:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Central).
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NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) winner Ross Chastain will join Niece Motorsports for the second time this season, piloting the No. 38 Niece Equipment Chevrolet Silverado at Texas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event on Friday, November 2.
In August, Chastain made his first start with Niece Motorsports at Bristol Motor Speedway. The veteran racer turned in a solid performance in the No. 38 Chevrolet, qualifying 10th and finishing the night in 12th.
“I’m really looking forward to working with this Niece Motorsports team again,” said Chastain. “I always have a lot of fun in the Truck Series and am excited to come back and race here any chance I get. Texas is a big deal for team owner Al Niece, but I’m confident that we can put on a strong performance in November.”
The 2018 season has been a busy one for Chastain, who has competed in all three of NASCAR’s major series. To date, Chastain has made 28 starts in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, 29 starts in the NXS, and five starts in the NCWTS this season.
In September, Chastain broke into the Winner’s Circle in the NXS, after putting on a dominating performance at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, winning each stage of the race and leading 180 of 200 laps.
“We’ve seen what Ross is capable of this year, and I’m thrilled to have him behind the wheel of one of our trucks again,” said team owner Al Niece. “Ross gives 100% every single lap he’s on the track, and that’s something that our team really appreciates.”
Niece Motorsports Technical Director Cody Efaw will serve as Chastain’s crew chief for the event.
The NCWTS takes the green flag at Texas Motor Speedway for the JAG Metals 350 on Friday, Nov. 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET, broadcast live on FoxSports 1, MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.
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We have been cooperating with the investigation through counsel since I was notified about there being a potential warrant for my arrest while we were racing in Las Vegas.
My attorney has stayed in constant contact with the Rowan County District Attorney handling the case to reach a resolution, which has resulted in charges being dropped and a voluntary dismissal being filed earlier this morning without the need of a formal arrest. The race truck in question was delivered earlier this week to a location desired by the Rowan County Sheriffs Department. I continue to maintain my innocence in this matter, and the fact that I bought the race truck in good faith with a bill of sale, unbeknown of its history.
This has been quite a humbling lesson in being a new team owner, and the importance of discerning who you do business with. I take great honor in representing to the best of my ability my fans, partners, and family; and am grateful for your grace, support, and prayers through this all.
Nine months ago when we put into action the idea and dream of starting up our own team to compete, the main principle was, and is, to have faith, respect, and integrity serve as the pillar to every action and decision that is made with ownership. My life verse has been, and will continue to be Proverbs 3: 5-6. I take great hope in knowing that God allows everything in life to happen for a reason, and will apply what God has taught me through this as motivation to keep my relationship with Him first in everything that we do.
Enhancing his relationship with Texas-based companies, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) will expand his relationship with the United Sorghum Checkoff Program for the upcoming Texas State Fair, as well as the JAG Metals 350 at Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 2, 2018.
Self, a native of Austin, Texas, began his relationship with the Sorghum Checkoff and Texas Grain Sorghum Board last fall. Since then, the partnership has pinnacled to new levels and will continue throughout the 2019 season, building on the successful partnership between Self’s managing partner AM Racing and GO TEXAN.
“As we strive harder to provide a healthier environment, I’m proud to have the support and represent the United Sorghum Checkoff Program, promoting the Sorghum: The Smart Choice® brand at the Texas State Fair and Texas Motor Speedway in November,” said Self.
“I plan to educate the fans as much as possible about the benefits of sorghum and why it’s a smart choice for ethanol, a clean-burning, high octane fuel with a strong connection to NASCAR.
“I’ve learned a lot over the past year and continue to learn new things all the time. I never realized all of the uses for sorghum. It’s an extremely versatile crop, and I look forward to promoting its use.”
Tim Lust, United Sorghum Checkoff Program CEO, said the partnership provides a platform to tell an important story about the value ethanol provides to the American consumer and rural communities.
"Increased demand for E15 and higher blends of ethanol is key for continued sorghum farmer profitability in the U.S. Ethanol currently consumes 20-30 percent of domestically-produced sorghum, so driving increased market share for the fuel is paramount,” he said.
“Ethanol is a clean-burning, high octane fuel that lowers the price of gas for consumers while creating thousands of good-paying jobs in rural America, and we look forward to showcasing it through our partnership with AM Racing and Austin Wayne Self."
The Sorghum Checkoff will serve as the primary partner for the penultimate intermediate track of the season at Self’s hometown track of Texas Motor Speedway with his No. 22 Niece Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado team. This partnership will also expand into the 2019 season.
Sorghum is the world’s fifth-most important grain crop and is grown on approximately 100 million acres worldwide, including approximately six million acres in the U.S. Currently, Texas and Kansas account for 80 percent of U.S. sorghum production.
In the ethanol industry, the Sorghum Checkoff focuses on developing direct awareness of the benefits of using sorghum as a fuel and feedstock. This serves as the foundation of demand for the sorghum industry, as ethanol producers typically use about one-third (approximately 120 million bushels) of the sorghum crop to produce clean-burning, high octane fuel.
Outside of the 20,000 family farmers who grow sorghum in the United States, their connection to NASCAR runs full-circle.
- The ethanol industry’s long-running partnership with NASCAR has been one of the most successful in the history of U.S. agriculture.
- NASCAR drivers have traveled 15 million miles on E15 with no incident, showcasing the fuel's ability to safely and successfully deliver horsepower week after week.
- Increased demand for E15 creates additional markets for sorghum, so driving increased market share for the fuel is paramount.
In 58 NCWTS races, the 2015 ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year has one top-five (second at Daytona 2017) and four top-10 finishes. The Texan maintains an average finish of 18.2 during his three years of competition.
For more on Austin Wayne Self, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf.
To learn about the United Sorghum Checkoff Program and sorghum’s benefits, please visit sorghumcheckoff.com
For more on Niece Motorsports, please visit niecemotorsports.com.
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GMS Racing announced today that Tyler Dippel has joined the team for the final four races of the 2018 season. Beginning with the October 27th race at Martinsville Speedway, Dippel will drive the No. 25 Chevrolet Silverado with leadership from veteran crew chief Jerry Baxter.
Dippel, a native of Wallkill, N.Y., made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut earlier this year at Eldora Speedway, finishing third in his qualifying race and finishing 13th in the main event.
“I’m so grateful for this opportunity to race for GMS Racing. The Gallagher family, along with Mike Beam, have built a first-class operation and I know they’ll bring great equipment to these races,” says Dippel. “I’m excited to be paired with such an experienced crew chief, Jerry Baxter, along with the entire No. 25 crew. They’ve been working together all season which will definitely help accelerate my learning curve.”
“I can’t say enough about my teammates. Johnny Sauter, a series veteran, will be there for me to lean on as needed; my Northeast Big Block Dirt Track colleague and lifetime friend, Stewart Friesen; and Justin Haley. Justin and I were teammates back in our early days of the NASCAR K&N Series. I am also looking forward to being on the same team as Sheldon Creed.”
“This is the opportunity of a lifetime and I hope to make the best of it.”
Dippel’s racing career began on dirt at seven years old. He earned his first National Championship at the age of 10 and went on to become the youngest Northeast Dirt Big Block Modified winner at 14 years old. He has also accumulated four track championships.
Now, at age 18, Dippel competes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE). In 13 starts this season, he earned one win, six top-five and nine top-10 finishes. Overall, the young driver has 40 NKNPSE starts over three years, with two wins, nine top-five and 21 top-10 finishes. Dippel also has eight ARCA Racing Series starts, earning two top-five and three top-10 finishes.
Dippel will make his GMS Racing debut in the Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, October 27th. Live race coverage will be broadcast on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM.
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Nearly clinching the 2018 ARCA Racing Series championship with two races remaining in the season, Sheldon Creed will climb behind the wheel of the No. 28 Chevrolet Silverado for the remaining four races of the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season with GMS Racing, starting at Martinsville Speedway.
Hailing from Alpine, Calif., 20-year-old Creed has a diverse racing resume which includes two championships in Stadium Super Trucks (SST) in the 2015 and 2016 seasons, as well as winning a gold medal in the 2015 X-Games in Austin, Texas. From there Creed transitioned to stock car racing and continued his success on track in the K&N Pro Series West and East, ARCA and the NCWTS, as well as a few TransAm Series races, all while still competing in the SST through 2017.
With an extensive background on dirt, Creed has three previous NCWTS starts to date under his belt, all coming at Eldora Speedway, with the most recent start coming earlier this season. Aside from his NCWTS start this year, Creed’s 2018 racing season has included a full-season in ARCA, collecting three wins, four pole awards, 14 top-five and 16 top-10 finishes in 18 races en route to all but capturing the championship with two races to left to run. Creed also joined the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway dirt track a couple weeks ago, where Creed qualified sixth and battled his way to the win.
“I’m super excited for this new opportunity at GMS Racing,” said Creed. “I know I have a lot to learn so I’m going in to this with an open mindset. I want to try to gain as much knowledge as I possibly can in these four races.”
The No. 28 is special to Creed and he’s hoping to continue the success he’s had with it, including his run to this year’s ARCA championship, when he transitions to the NCWTS. Looking to help with the rookie’s move up the racing ladder, crew chief Doug Randolph and his team will use their experience to aid in Creed’s learning curve as much as possible.
“I’m excited to see what these final four races will hold for our No. 28 team,” said Randolph. “Sheldon (Creed) has proven himself on the race track in every level of racing he has been in. Stepping up to trucks for these final races will take some patience and learning for us all, but I’m sure he will get adjusted quickly and will be competitive. I’ve always enjoyed working with younger drivers and I’m looking forward to getting started with Sheldon.”
Additional information for Creed and the No. 28 GMS Racing team will be announced at a later date.
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"Due to unforeseen issues with additional sponsorship needed, Cody Coughlin will no longer drive the No. 2 Chevrolet for GMS Racing. We are grateful for the relationship we made with Cody and the Coughlin family. We wish them the best in their future endeavors. Spencer (Gallagher) will fulfill the No. 2 GMS entry at Talladega, and we will announce who will be driving the remainder of the year at a later date." - Mike Beam President of GMS Racing
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Stage 1 Finish: 15th
Stage 2 Finish: 11th