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In the Black Forest of Germany you can find a 21-year old full-time NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) race car driver who dreams of making it to the big leagues of auto racing.  Most European drivers envision being on the podium at the end of a Formula One race - but Justin Kunz has one goal, one vision, one dream for his racing career - to race at the top levels of NASCAR.  
Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing (JJCR) is pleased to announce that Kunz will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on August 26 in the “Chevrolet Silverado 250.”
NCWTS driver and team owner Jennifer Jo Cobb met Kunz as her teammate when she debuted in the NWES in Valencia, Spain this past April.  Now Kunz will be her teammate in the NCWTS as he pilots the #0 Chevrolet Silverado.  “I am so happy to have this opportunity as It is a big step in making my dreams come true,” Kunz said.  “NASCAR is the most popular racing series in the world and I want to be the first NASCAR champion from Germany!”
While in Spain Cobb saw an opportunity to be a liaison for European drivers who desire to come to the U.S. to race NASCAR.  “It was such a privilege to race in the NWES in Valencia as Justin’s teammate for our Team Racing-Total and it had my brain spinning of ways that I could help bring more European drivers to the U.S.,” she said.  “I talked with some of my fellow competitors here about competing in Europe as well.  Those drivers are pumped about that possibility and I am thrilled that I own a team that can offer an affordable entry into NASCAR in America and have a partnership with a great Euro team to send U.S. drivers to,” she said.
Kunz began his racing endeavors in karting and is in his third full-time season in the NWES.  He is currently 11th in the championship points battle and recently earned his first podium finish with a 2nd place at Tours, France.  Hubertus Heyman, co-owner of Team Racing-Total, said of Justin, “We are lucky to have such a talented driver and spokesperson representing our team.  Jennifer told me that I made her dream to race in Europe come true and now we have introduced Justin to his opportunity to race in a US NASCAR series which was his dream.  This makes me feel very happy.”
The NWES uses composite bodies which can be replaced quickly and easily between races.  “My biggest challenge may be to explain to Justin that our bodies are very expensive to fix even the slightest damage,” joked Cobb, “but if I did not believe in him I would not have invited him to race with us and against me.  I think he has what it takes on and off the track to be successful.”
Super late model standout Tate Fogleman made his third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start Saturday at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., for the Corrigan Oil 200. He recorded his highest qualifying effort of 14th, but started from at the rear for a pre-qualifying engine change. After running as high as fourth, he scored his NCWTS career-best finish at the two-mile circuit. 
  • Started Stage 1: P14
  • Finished Stage 1: P19
After a pre-qualifying engine change, Fogleman made it to pit road just in time to qualify the RANDCO No. 20 Chevrolet and was scored the 14th-fastest lap. After having to drop to the rear of the field to take the green flag, the Durham, N.C., native made an impressive run to finish the caution free opening stage in 19th.
  • Started Stage 2: P17
  • Finished Stage 2: P13
 On lap 23, Fogleman was called to pit road for four tires, fuel and a track bar adjustment. Unfortunately, the 18-year-old was hit with a pit road speeding penalty in the last section forcing him to restart from the end of the longest line in 17th on lap 27. After gaining two positions on the restart, the pilot of the RANDCO No. 20 Chevrolet reported a vibration when the field fell under caution for an incident in turn 2 on lap 28 and came to pit road for four tires. He restarted in 22nd when the field returned to green-flag racing on lap 33 and by the second caution of the stage, he had climbed to 16th. As a result of differing pit strategies, Fogleman restarted the one lap shootout from sixth but was caught three-wide racing amongst the leaders and was scored 13th when the green-checkered flag waved to end Stage 2. 
  • Started Stage 3: P15
  • Finished Stage 3: P15
Crew chief Andrew Abbott called the RANDCO No. 20 Chevy to pit road on lap 43 for a track bar adjustment and fuel and Fogleman took the green flag for Stage 3 from 15th. He had climbed seven spots to eighth during the initial 21 laps of the final stage. After the caution on lap 78 for a competitor spinning on the front stretch, he restarted in the fifth position with 17 laps remaining. By lap 91, spotter, Freddie Kraft was coaching Fogleman, who had dropped to 14th, to try to run the top, though he slipped back in the closing laps to finish 15th.


Austin Hill made his first start at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Corrigan Oil 200 this past Saturday. Hill again made the final round of qualifying to earn the tenth-starting position for the 100-lap race. He ran the majority of the race inside the top-10 and ran as high as fifth, but was relegated to a 19th-place finish due to a late race pit road penalty.
  • Started Stage 1: P10
  • Finished Stage 1: P9
The Winston, Ga., native started the Corrigan Oil 200 from outside of row five. Prior to the green flag, the No. 02 team worked to diagnose a radio communication problem with the driver without returning to pit road. The first stage went caution free and although Hill was fighting tight conditions, he was able to gain a position to complete the first stage in ninth. 
  • Started Stage 2: P9
  • Finished Stage 2: P12
At the end of Stage 1 on lap 23, Hill brought his Young’s Building Systems No. 02 Chevrolet down pit road for right side tires, fuel and a track bar adjustment to free him up. He restarted the second stage from ninth on lap 26. Three short laps later Hill managed to climb seven positions and was scored fifth when a caution came out for an incident in Turn 2. The pilot of the No. 02 maintained his fifth-place spot through another caution at lap 36 where crew chief Chad Kendrick elected to pit for fuel only on lap 39. Hill restarted Stage 2 from 11th and fell one spot during the single lap shootout to end the stage, finishing 12th.
  • Started Stage 3: P8
  • Finished Stage 3: P19
Hill began the final stage of the Corrigan Oil 200 on lap 47 from the eighth position and by lap 75 had climbed to seventh. Hill brought his Young’s Building Systems Chevy to pit road for right side tires and fuel on lap 76 but No. 02 team was hit with an “outside tire” penalty and had to restart at the tail end of the longest line. When the final caution of the race was displayed on lap 80 for an incident on the front stretch, Hill was running in the 20th position. He returned to pit road on lap 80 for left side tires and fuel to restart 21st, one lap down, when the field went back to green on lap 83. By lap 91, Hill had advanced one position to and was scored 19th when the checkered flag waved at lap 100.
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Brett Moffitt won his fourth race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season with a thrilling last-corner, last-lap pass at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). The victory ties Moffitt for the most wins on the tour with Johnny Sauter and gives him a total of 21 Playoff Points with one race remaining before the NCWTS Playoffs. Moffitt trailed Sauter by three truck lengths at the white flag and muscled his way to the inside off Turn 4. He took the lead on the front stretch coming to the checkered flag to capture his fifth-career NCWTS race win by 0.025 seconds.
Moffitt had to slice his way through traffic in the No. 16 Hino, AISIN Group Tundra after qualifying 21st. As the first stage ran under the green flag, Moffitt worked his way inside the top-15 to 13th on lap 20. Crew chief Scott Zipadelli kept Moffitt on track during the stage caution and inherited the race lead on lap 23. Stage 2 was slowed twice for caution flags, and showcased Moffitt’s ability to navigate the chaotic restarts and remained in the top five. The stage came to a close at lap 40 as Moffitt ran third, collecting eight points.
After a pit stop under caution on lap 43 for four tires, fuel, and a wedge adjustment, Moffitt restarted 19th and quickly began his methodical march back to the front. During the long green flag run from laps 47-78, Moffitt carved his way through the field and into the top five when green-flag pit stops began on lap 71. Zipadelli stayed true to his strategy plan and kept Moffitt on track under green in second position until a caution flew on lap 79. Moffitt pitted for two tires and fuel under the yellow, which proved to be the final caution period of the afternoon. Moffitt restarted third on the final restart at lap 84 and began stalking the race lead.
On lap 88, Moffitt made his first bid for the race lead and began to set up a race-winning move. Moffitt kept the No. 21 truck in his sights for the final 11 laps and pulled the trigger into Turn 3 on the final lap. The Grimes, Iowa dove to the bottom of the speedway in the middle of Turns 3 and 4 and got alongside the No. 21’s left rear quarter panel. Moffitt used the side draft to perfection to inch ahead coming to the checkered flag and capture his second NCWTS victory at MIS. Saturday’s Corrigan Oil 200 was the second NCWTS race Moffitt has won with a last-lap pass this season and has him positioned as one of the championship favorites leading into the regular-season finale. 
Brett Moffitt Quote:
“I knew Johnny (Sauter) was fast and our Toyota engine, we were lacking a little bit of raw speed today with that, but I was just really waiting to time it. Hino, AISIN Group, and Toyota Industrial (Equipment), Toyota and TRD – everything they do for us, they give us the right tools to get the job done. Pretty amazing that this little team has gone to victory lane four times now this year. I can’t thank Shige Hattori (team owner) and all these guys enough.”
"That’s just a testament to Shige Hattori (team owner) and all these guys on this team. We work hard, we never give up. Can’t thank Hino and Toyota Industrial and Aisin Group for being on board this week – that’s another piece to the puzzle, we have great partners. The more success we have on track, the more success off the track. We still have a few races that we need to get filled, but hopefully this was a step in the right direction.”
“The whole last however many laps that I was behind him, I was running wide open and I would push him with that air bubble between our bumpers so I tried to back up (turn) one and let him get out there a little bit. I knew the 8 (John Hunter Nemechek) was behind us and I was hoping he would get to us and be able to push us. I was able to plan it right and play it right – it’s just great to get here.”


Michigan Race Information:
Started: 17th
Stage 1: 6th
Stage 2: 17th
Finished: 6th
Laps: 100/100
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running
Driver Points: 8th
Owner Points: 11th
Playoff Position: 4th 
"It was a little bit of a weird race today here at Michigan International Speedway. Strategies were all over the place, passing was different and somewhat uncharacteristic of the truck series in some ways. Unfortunately for us, I got up to the front right before Stage 2, running third. We had to come from the back multiple times, but I honestly feel like our Carolina Nut Co. Ford F-150 was one of the strongest trucks in the whole field today. It came down to track position. You had to have some luck on your side today."
2018 Stats:
Starts: 15
Laps Completed: 2,250 of 2,269
Laps Led: 218
Poles: 2 (Martinsville, Eldora)
Wins: 1 (Kentucky)
Top-five Finishes: 5
Top-10 Finishes: 8  

Michigan Race Information:
Started: 6th
Stage 1: 5th
Stage 2: 1st
Finished: 7th
Laps: 100/100
Laps Led: 16
Status: Running
Driver Points: 3rd
Owner Points: 4th
Playoff Position: 6th 
"Overall, these last few weeks have had some really solid racing and solid speed in our Champion Power Equipment Ford F-150. I feel good about the truck we brought here. We went with (Crew Chief) Jeff Hensley's gut feeling on a few things. I didn't quite agree with it, but he had some serious reason, and it ended up being the right decision. It's my third time at Michigan in a truck, and this is the best truck I've had here. Other than the fender, I think we had the best truck here today. If we had a track position at the end, I don't think they could have gotten around us. I'm really proud of the effort, and really proud of what we have been doing these last few months."
2018 Stats:
Starts: 15
Laps Completed: 2,260 of 2,269
Laps Led: 66
Poles: 1 (Gateway)
Wins: 0
Top-five Finishes: 4
Top-10 Finishes: 11

Michigan Race Information:
Started: 11th 
Stage 1: 16th
Stage 2: 6th
Finished: 10th
Laps: 100/100
Laps Led: 18
Status: Running
Driver Points: 6th
Owner Points: 9th
Playoff Position: 8th
"It was an up-and-down day for us. We had to start from the tail of the field but worked our way up front to lead the race for a bit. It showed strength in the Hormel Black Label Bacon/Menards Ford F-150, but had some issues towards the end that put us in 10th. We have one more race to get locked in to the Playoffs, so we're going to work hard to make sure that happens in Bristol next week."
2018 Stats:
Starts: 15
Laps Completed: 2,102 of 2,269
Laps Led: 53
Poles: 0
Wins: 0
Top-five Finishes: 5
Top-10 Finishes: 8
Michigan Race Information:
Started: 8th
Stage 1 Finish: 7th
Stage 2 Finish: 2nd
Finished: 18th
Laps: 100/100
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running
Driver Points: 9th
Owner Points: 12th
"We had a really fast Century Container Ford F-150 - fast enough to race for the lead in Stage 2 coming to the checkers. The guys at ThorSport Racing brought a great piece as they do every week. It was awesome. Unfortunately, we had an issue coming to pit road, which is no one's fault - just a racing deal. I ended up getting spun and went a lap down. Unfortunately, that kind of ended our chances for the day. I'm really proud of all of our guys for putting together such a great truck. We will use this momentum going into Bristol next week."
2018 Stats:
Starts: 15
Laps Completed: 2,160 of 2,269
Laps Led: 13
Wins: 0 
Top-five Finishes: 1
Top-10 Finishes: 5
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Flat right-rear tires seemed to plague Spencer Davis' day in the No. 51 JBL/SiriusXM Tundra at Michigan International Speedway. A flat which caused him to spin in qualifying forced him to start in the back of the field, and another one late in the race cost him a potential top-10 finish.
Stage One Recap:
  • Davis qualified 12th, but was forced to start in the back of the 32-truck field after a flat right-rear tire in qualifying caused him to spin out. Since the team changed tires and worked on the Tundra, he lost his starting position.
  • He quickly worked his way up through the field and was scored in 14th when the first 20-lap stage ended.
  • When the pits opened, he came in for four tires since the team wanted to fix some damage to the right-side rocker panel.
Stage Two Recap:
  • After the lengthy pit stop, Davis was 18th when the race resumed on lap 27. With a good restart he jumped up to ninth place.
  • A caution late in the second stage brought several trucks to pit road early to gain track position by staying out during the stage break. Davis came in on lap 37 for right-side tires.
  • He was scored 15th when the stage ended.
Stage Three Recap:
  • Davis was 10th to start the final 60-lap stage. He told the team his Tundra was "super tight."
  • Since nobody could make it to the end of the race on fuel, Davis came to pit road under green on lap 73 for fuel only and adjustments to help the tight condition.
  • Unfortunately, a caution came with 21 laps to go before everyone had pitted which caught him a lap down.
  • He was 19th and one lap down when the race resumed on lap 84. A few laps later, he radioed to crew chief Mike Hillman Jr., that a right-rear tire had gone down again. He pitted to pull out the sheet metal and get another tire, but the extra stop cost him more laps. He was 22nd and five laps down when the race ended.


Although there are no restrictor plates used at Michigan International Speedway, drafting plays a huge role throughout the 100-lap race. Rookie Todd Gilliland used every lap of practice, qualifying and the race to learn the fastest way around the two-mile oval. He learned quickly and brought his No. 4 Mobil 1 Tundra home in fifth place and was the highest finishing rookie of the race.
Stage One Recap:
  • Gilliland started second after missing the pole by just a fraction of a second. It was the fourth race in a row he started from the outside of the front row.
  • He took the lead from his KBM teammate Noah Gragson on lap seven and led for five laps before John Hunter Nemechek got by him.
  • When the stage ended on lap 20, Gilliland was third. He pitted on lap 23 for fuel only.
Stage Two Recap:
  • He started the second 20-lap stage from second place, but fell back to eighth on the restart.
  • A caution just a few laps before the end of the stage brought Gilliland to pit road for four tires so he could capitalize on track position by staying out when the stage ended.
  • He was eighth at the end of Stage Two on lap 41.
Stage Three Recap:
  • After staying out during the stage break, Gilliland restarted the final 60-lap stage in fourth.
  • He said his Mobil 1 Tundra was tight, but remained in the top five.
  • Since nobody could make it to the end of the race on fuel, Gilliland pitted under green on lap 74 for right-side tires and a track bar adjustment to free up his Tundra.
  • Luckily, he was on the lead lap when a caution came on lap 79 and the trucks who had not stopped under green came to pit road.
  • Gilliland was second when the race resumed on lap 84 and took the lead for another three laps until Johnny Sauter passed him.
  • While working on his racing line, he held on to finish the race fifth.


Johnny Sauter, No. 21 ISM Connect Chevrolet


START: 7th




-- Sauter collected his 11th top-five and 12th top-10 finish of the 2018 season with a second-place finish at Michigan International Speedway.

- The Necedah, Wis., native has a 56-point lead over Noah Gragson in the NCWTS driver point standings with one race remaining, Bristol Motor Speedway, before the regular season champion is crowned and The Playoffs begin.



“I blew it today. The mistake is on me, I thought if I stayed high I’d be okay. That’s where I had the most momentum all race and where my truck was more comfortable but that just didn’t work out when the 16 got to me. He had a such a run. This ISM Connect team worked hard last night and this morning to make adjustments before qualifying. We were a little off in practice yesterday and knew we needed to do something big. It worked out and they gave me a great Chevy, I just didn’t do what I needed to do at the end.”


Justin Haley, No. 24 Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevrolet


START: 22nd (Rear)




- Haley was forced to start today's race from the rear of the field when the No. 24 team had to change engines after discovering an issue during qualifying. 

- Today's ninth-place finish is Haley's 11th top-10 finish of the season, as well as his sixth consecutive top-10 finish dating back to his win at Gateway Motorsports Park in June.



"We blew a motor in qualifying and had to start in the back for the race. I drove from last to second, and came down pit road for a green flag pit stop with 30 laps to go. The caution came out before green flag stops had cycled through and we got stuck a lap down. We took the wave around to get back on the lead lap but just didn't have enough time to make it back to the front. I love the fight from my Fraternal Order of Eagles team and I can't thank GMS Racing and Team Chevy enough for all their support."


Dalton Sargeant, No. 25 Performance Plus Motor Oil Chevrolet


START: 16th

FINISH: 12th

POINTS: 11th


- Sargeant’s 12th-place finish in his first NCWTS start at Michigan International Speedway was his 10th top-15 finish of the 2018 season.


“The Performance Plus Motor Oil Chevy had a lot of speed today. I expected that the trucks would race a lot different than the ARCA cars here at Michigan, so I had a lot to learn as far as moving around and finding the best place to pass and use momentum. We got some damage to the nose early on and I think that may have hurt us a little, but overall it was a great day for the No. 25 team. We’ve got one more race to get something done.”


Cody Coughlin, No. 2 Chevrolet


START: 9th

FINISH: 14th

POINTS: 10th


- Coughlin's ninth-place qualifying effort and 14th-place finish today at Michigan International Speedway was a NCWTS track-best start and finish for the driver of the No.2 Chevy.

- After the 15th race of the 2018 NCWTS season, Coughlin collected his 10th top-15 finish after rallying to a 14th-place finish at Michigan.

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Brett Moffitt scored his fourth Camping World Truck Series win of the year on Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. Moffitt, piloting the No. 16 Hino Toyota for Hattori Racing, nipped race leader Johnny Sauter at the line by 0.025 seconds. The Iowa native led the Corrigan Oil 200 for five circuits.

“The whole last however many laps that I was behind him, I was running wide open and I would push him with that air bubble between our bumpers so I tried to back up (turn) one and let him get out there a little bit,” said Moffitt. “I knew the 8 (John Hunter Nemechek) was behind us and I was hoping he would get to us and be able to push us. I was able to plan it right and play it right – it’s just great to get here.”

Moffitt will leave the track with his eighth top five and top 10 finish of the season through 15 completed races and will sit fifth in points going into Bristol next week. Both Moffitt and second-place finisher Johnny Sauter have four wins this season in the truck series.

“Certainly not, that’s just a testament to Shige Hattori (team owner) and all these guys on this team,” said Moffitt when asked if he expected four wins this year. “We work hard, we never give up. Can’t thank Hino and Toyota Industrial and Aisin Group for being on board this week – that’s another piece to the puzzle, we have great partners. The more success we have on track, the more success off the track. We still have a few races that we need to get filled, but hopefully this was a step in the right direction.”

John Hunter Nemechek will round out the top three finishers on Saturday. Nemechek started on the pole and led six of the 100 circuits. The son of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran Joe Nemechek finished stage one runner-up and 11th in stage two.

With eleven starts this season in the No. 8 truck for the family-owned operation, Nemechek, from North Carolina, has four top five and seven top 10 finishes in 2018 along with a win at Martinsville.

Noah Gragson and Todd Gilliland rounded out the top five.

Grant Enfinger took home the seventh spot in the No. 98 Champion Power Equipment / Curb Records Ford. Enfinger finished stage one sitting fifth on the leaderboard and won stage two. The driver now has four top five and 11 top 10s.

Stewart Friesen spent some time at the front of the field in his No. 52 Chevrolet. Friesen, who led 12 of the 100 circuits on Saturday, won stage one and finished ninth in stage two. He later suffered a pit road penalty for improper fueling and restarted at the tail of the field. The Canadian went on to finish eighth – earning his 10th top 10 of the year.

Rounding out the top 10 at Michigan was Ben Rhodes, Grant Enfinger, Stewart Friesen, Justin Haley and Matt Crafton.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return to action on Thursday, August 16 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Coverage of the UNOH 200 will take place at 8:30 p.m. ET. on FOX Sports 1.

DGR-Crosley announced today that NASCAR NEXT member Riley Herbst would join the team for three races this season. Herbst will compete in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway and ISM Raceway in Phoenix, Ariz. The 19-year-old Las Vegas, Nev., native will also race in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway next month.
Herbst is currently competing full-time in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards for Joe Gibbs Racing. So far this season, he has scored nine top-10 finishes with six of those finishes being fifth-place or better. In 2017, Herbst was named the ARCA Racing Series SCOTT Rookie of the Year after securing a win, a Pole Award and six top-five finishes. Aside from his ARCA Racing Series experience, Herbst has competed in both the NCWTS and NASCAR XFINITY Series this season. In his lone Truck Series start with Kyle Busch Motorsports, he earned a sixth-place finish at Gateway Motorsports Park. He also had an impressive showing in his NASCAR XFINTIY Series debut with Joe Gibbs Racing, going on to finish sixth at Iowa Speedway.
"I'm excited for the opportunity to join DGR-Crosley for a few races this season," said Herbst. "They've shown impressive speed in the Truck Series and are dominating the K&N Series right now. I think we'll have a real shot to run up front and contend for a win in all three races. Having David [Gilliland] to lean on will be a huge asset as well. I was able to work with the 54 crew some last week in a test at Bristol and we learned a lot that will help us next week. I'm really looking forward to getting to Bristol."
Herbst's first race in the No. 54 Advanced Auto Parts Toyota Tundra will be Thursday, August 16 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Qualifying will kick-off at 4:10 p.m., ET with racing action beginning at 8:30 p.m. on FS1.
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