Monday, Dec 06

NCWTS: Active Pest Control 200 Preview

HAMPTON, Ga.— The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) will bookend a busy Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway with the Active Pest Control 200.

36 drivers will be competing for 32 spots in the late Saturday afternoon spectacular. Notable drivers include Chase Elliot and Alex Bowman.

This will be the 16th race weekend at Atlanta for NCWTS teams. There have been 10 different pole winners. 11 different drivers have made their way into victory lane. Four different drivers have won the race from the pole. The last driver to do so was Ty Dillon in 2012. Ron Hornaday Jr. set the race record in 2005 at 142.424 mph. In 2005, Rick Crawford set the qualifying record at 192.735 mph.

Drivers are excited to return to Atlanta before their month long break.

"Atlanta is one of my favorite tracks that we go to in the Camping World Truck Series. It is really worn out, so it races really slick. It is line dependent, so you have to make sure that you consistently hit your marks every lap. I was really fast there last year and so were all of my KBM teammates. Kyle (Busch) is going to be racing this year and I can't wait to give him a run for his money,” said Christopher Bell.

"I'm really excited to get to Atlanta: We got to test there last month, and the entire team and I feel really confident in our Cooper Standard Ford F-150. It's always fun for me to go to places I've never raced at before and learn the racetrack, so Atlanta has been one place I've had circled on the schedule since long before the season started. It's known for having no grip, and you are sliding around a lot, so I really feel like that will play into a dirt guy's background. Hopefully we can continue our momentum from Daytona and get our first win of the year early in the season,” said Chase Briscoe.

"Last year at Atlanta I struggled to get the truck where I needed it early in the race. I learned a lot that weekend and by the end of the race, we had some good speed and were able to finish fifth. This weekend we're heading to a track that I have some experience on, combined with my crew chief Jeff Hensley, who has found lots of speed in the past. I look forward to a good weekend in Atlanta with our RIDE TV Toyota Tundra,” said Grant Enfinger.

Qualifying for the Active Pest Control 200 from Atlanta will be at 10:40 a.m. EST on Fox Sports 1. Motor Racing Network and Fox Sports 1 will have the race broadcast beginning at 4:30 p.m. EST.m

Caleb Whisler

I am 19 years old from Atlanta, GA. I have been following motorsports since I was born. Motorsports has been "passed down" in my family. I am named after NASCAR Hall of Famer, William Caleb Yarborough, also known as Cale. Growing up in the southeast, racing was something that was a Sunday tradition after church. What an honor it is to share that passion with others.


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