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On Tuesday afternoon at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in uptown Charlotte, Jordan Anderson announced that in 2018 he will drive full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with his own team.
Anderson will drive the NO.3 for Jordan Anderson Racing. Also, he will run a spec engine and receive support from Niece Motorsports.
Anderson will drive a Toyota at restrictor plate tracks and pilot a Chevrolet and Ford at intermediate and short tracks.
“The deal with manufacturers for us just came down to dollars and cents,” Anderson said. “Before this year I wouldn’t have made the moves in acquiring those trucks because it would have made no sense to have one Toyota motor, one Ford motor and a Chevrolet motor. But now with this Ilmor (spec) motor, you can run this motor in the truck you race and it doesn’t have to be manufacturer specific.”
Anderson will have Lucas Oil, Bommarito Automotive Group, LTi Printing, Jacob Companies, and Knight Fires as sponsors throughout the 2018 NCWTS season.
Since 2014, Anderson has competed in 57 NCWTS races with a career best finish of 11th at Gateway Motorsports Park in 2016.
Korbin Forrister and All Out Motorsports to compete in partial NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season31 Jan 2018 Written by Steven B. Wilson
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.
Forrister is no stranger to the NCWTS, having 32 career starts in the series with a best finish of 12th at Daytona International Speedway in 2015. Mooresville, N.C. based All Out Motorsports is owned by Forrister’s parents, Ken and Karen Forrister.
"I’m excited to be back in a truck this year,” Forrister said. “My parents figured if we were going to continue to race we might as well open our own team. This year we will run a partial schedule with hopes to run a full season in 2019. Right now we are still acquiring sponsorship and hope to add some additional races this year.”
NASCAR veteran crew chief Doug George will take the lead for the newly-formed team.
“We shook down the truck last week at Charlotte (Motor Speedway) and had a pretty decent run,” Doug George said. “Korbin (Forrister) is a good driver and is willing to learn. We are looking forward to heading to Daytona (International Speedway) and seeing what we can do in the Camping World Truck Series race.”
All Out Motorsports will compete in the NCWTS at Daytona, Dover, Charlotte, Iowa, Chicagoland, Eldora, Michigan, Bristol, Talladega and ISM Raceway.
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Sobriety Nation to Sponsor Premium Motorsports' Wendell Chavous for 2018 Nascar Camping World Truck Season31 Jan 2018 Written by Steven B. Wilson
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.
"I'm excited about the upcoming season and looking forward to representing Sobriety Nation at every race. They help a lot of people with addiction and if someone makes the call for help because they saw it on my truck, it will be real special.
I'm glad to have Brian (Keselowski) as my crew chief again. We made a lot of progress last year and throughout the winter, so I believe we will keep getting better and build on that momentum.
I cannot thank Jay (Robinson) enough for giving me the opportunity to drive for him, and I wouldn't be here without Joe (Testino) for believing in me and giving me the chance to live out my dream, I'm grateful" – Wendell Chavous
"We are very excited about the opportunity to partner with Wendell Chavous and Premium Motorsports in bringing awareness to the drug epidemic in the Unites States. Sobriety Nation offers unbiased educational information for both suffering addicts and their loved ones, as well as, offers financial assistance to those who need help, but cannot afford the rising cost of in-patient treatment. Sobriety Nation is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit that is financially supported by individuals, business' and churches. To join us on our mission of providing hope, please visit www.sobrietynation.org and help us continue giving people an opportunity at a sober way of life"– Joe Testino, Founder and President, Sobriety Nation.
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With a new racing season approaching fast ahead as the countdown to Daytona continues, comes new chapters to be written both on and off the race track.
For Jordan Anderson as he prepares to enter his fourth full time year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, a new journey is already well underway.
The 26 year old Anderson from Columbia, SC announced Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte that he has formed his own team under the Jordan Anderson Racing banner, with intentions of competing full time in the Truck Series for 2018 and beyond.
Along with the announcement, the team unveiled the white and blue #3 truck, and paint scheme that they will make their debut with on Friday, February 16th in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at the historic Daytona International Speedway.
Joining Anderson on stage at the Hall of Fame announcement were longtime partners John Bommarito of the Bommarito Automotive Group, Mike Frost from LTi Printing, Don Perry from Jacob Companies, and Randy Knighton of Knight Fire; all who will return for the 2018 season.
“The opportunity to do what we’re doing this year is only through the selfless efforts of so many amazing people behind the scenes and a culmination of hard work, sacrifice, and answered prayers over the years,” said team principal and driver Jordan Anderson. “To take the next step in my racing career this way is very humbling, and extremely meaningful. Our entire team is made up of guys that love racing, and we’re all eager to see what adventures the years ahead hold for us.”
Thanks to a boost of support from Niece Motorsports, Anderson and team will operate out of Statesville, NC and have acquired four trucks to start the season off with. They will compete with the new Ilmor powered motors as a sustainable option to grow over time.
A partner since 2016, John Bommarito was enthusiastic about the announcement and the potential that he saw in the team. “Seeing Jordan grow from when we first partnered up in 2016 at the Gateway Motorsports Park, to where he is now as we toured his shop yesterday and talked with the crew - it’s been a fantastic journey. It’s an honor to have him as part of the Bommarito family. He’s a driver that represents our brand with integrity, and we appreciate that”
Anderson’s Fueled By Fan’s SponsorJordan.com website, which was launched from the idea of users on Reddit and Twitter, will return for the 2018 season. “The support we’ve received from the fans of our sport the past 2 years has been very special” said Anderson. “Our entire season last year was a success because of the fans and the relationships made. The reason why all this is happening for 2018 is the same reason. There’s nothing more moving than having the people that make our sport what it is, support you in your journey."
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David Gilliland Racing (DGR) and CROSLEY Sports Group named Chris Eggleston as the first driver of the No. 17 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Toyota for a select number of races.
Eggleston finished second to Bill McAnally Racing (BMR) teammate, Todd Gilliland (newly announced DGR-CROSLEY ARCA and K&N driver) last year in the NASCAR K&N West Series. Racking up 4 wins, 11 Top 5’s, 13 Top 10’s and 4 poles in the 2017 K&N season, Eggleston is ready to jump into a NCWTS truck and try his hand with the newly formed DGR-CROSLEY team.
“Although DGR-Crosley will be new to the truck side of things from an ownership perspective,” Eggleston commented. “I feel very confident that we will be running up front, especially with the new trucks from Red Horse (previously known as Red Horse Racing) and support from TRD. It proves David (Gilliland) and his team are committed to their truck program and I’m really looking forward to be a part of it and help make it grow.”
Eggleston, the 2015 NASCAR K&N West Series Champion cut his teeth in Quarter Midgets moving his way through the ranks of Legends cars, Super Late Models and dabbling in the truck series in 2010. It’s been eight years since his last truck series start and he’s looking forward to kicking off his 2018 NCWTS season at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway in May.
“I’m excited to race at the tracks we’ve picked this year, starting with Charlotte,” Eggleston explained. “With my past limited truck starts, Charlotte was one of my favorite places to race so what better place to start. It’s also the heart of NASCAR and DGR-CROSLEY’s home track.”
Eggleston is no stranger to the Gilliland family as he and Todd were teammates for two years at BMR competing against each other for the K&N West Series Championship.
“We are excited to have Chris join our DGR-CROSLEY team and drive our truck for a few races,” the elder Gilliland said. “We’ve watched him race on the west coast, he is a West Series Champion after all and brings some experience to the table. As we navigate the first few races with a newly formed team, we are confident he will work hard and give us great feedback to learn and grow together.”
More announcements to come from DGR-CROSLEY on the exact races and crew chiefs.
For more on DGR-CROSLEY, and/or to inquire about driver development opportunities under the DGR-CROSLEY banner, contact Jason Hedlesky.
David Gilliland Racing (DGR) and CROSLEY Sports Group announced Todd Gilliland will drive the No. 54 Frontline Enterprises Toyota in select races in the NASCAR K&N Pro East Series (K&N) as well as Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Series during the 2018 season.
Gilliland amassed 18 wins, 25 Top 5’s, 45 Top 10’s and 15 Pole’s in three seasons racing in the K&N East/West Series’ combined. He also won the 2016 and 2017 NASCAR K&N West Series Championships and finished second in the 2017 K&N East Series. As no stranger to the K&N East Series, Gilliland will make his first start of the 2018 season at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway in February.
“Racing in the K&N Series over the last few seasons, I’ve learned how to race well,” Gilliland said. “Now I get to take the beginning of the year to gain more experience and then apply it on a bigger scale when I compete in the truck series for KBM.”
Since Gilliland won’t be eligible to run the larger tracks in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series until he turns 18-years old in May, he will use the first few months of 2018 to race in the other series’. A product of the NASCAR Next program, Gilliland wants to gain experience for when he sits in the No. 4 KBM Toyota Tundra full time.
“Gaining as much experience as possible, especially on the 1.5-mile tracks,” Gilliland explained. “Is going to be huge in helping me and my KBM team as we compete for wins and the ROY title this year.”
Only days after his 15th birthday, Gilliland became the youngest driver to compete in the ARCA Racing Series back in May of 2015, at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway. A race he then won, becoming the youngest winner in ARCA Racing Series history. Gilliland will try his hand in the ARCA Series cars again for a few races beginning at Charlotte (N.C) Motor Speedway in May.
“By putting Todd in DGR-CROSLEY equipment for the ARCA and K&N races, we hope the added experience will accelerate the learning curve for him in the truck series,” team owner, David Gilliland said.
For the younger Gilliland to continue running out of the DGR-CROSLEY Racing stable is no surprise. The Gilliland family racing career dates back three generations as Todd’s grandfather Butch won the 1997 NASCAR Winston West Series Championship (now NASCAR K&N West Series) and his father, David competed full time in NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series.
“It’s going to be an exciting week (in Daytona),” the elder Gilliland explained. “Especially with two cars in the field at New Smyrna, we have high expectations of competing for the win with both cars.”
It will be a big week in Daytona Beach, Florida, for DGR-CROSLEY as they have cars competing in the K&N East Series at New Smyrna Speedway, ARCA Racing Series at Daytona International Speedway and the owner, David Gilliland running the Camping World Truck Series race and Daytona 500.
More announcements to come from DGR on the exact races and crew chiefs.
For more on DGR-CROSLEY, and/or to inquire about driver development opportunities under the DGR-CROSLEY banner, contact Jason Hedlesky.
Columbus, OH, based SP Air USA Inc. has joined MB Motorsports as a marketing partner for the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Established in 1989, SP Air USA, Inc. is a supplier of pneumatic tools, parts, parts kits and other product manufactured by SP Air Corporation in Japan.
Daisuke Yamamoto, of SP Air USA, Inc., is excited about the opportunity to reach the NASCAR audience. “MB Motorsports has a long, rich history in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and we are looking forward to the new season starting. Our tools are perfect for both the team itself and the fans in the stands who use these types of tools in their hard working lives.”
With a product line featuring a wide array of air tools, including impact wrenches, impact drivers, impact ratcheting wrenches, ratchet wrenches, die grinders, cutting tools, sanders, drills, air saws, beveling tools and more, SP Air USA, Inc. has the right tool for the job.
“Basically everything SP Air USA offers can be used at the race shop and at the track,” says CM2’s Michael Boswell. “They have quality products that will serve the team well.”
2018 will mark the 24th consecutive season MB Motorsports has competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Since making its debut at the Milwaukee Mile in July of 1995, the team has built a reputation for developing young talent and its roster of drivers reads like a ‘who’s who’ of NASCAR. Carl Edwards, Jamie McMurray, Brad Keselowski, Justin Allgaier, Regan Smith and many more have all driven for the team.
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