Kyle Busch scored his 48th career Camping World Truck Series victory Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch led 90 of 134 laps.
Christopher Bell won the pole for tonight’s Toyota Tundra 250 with a lap of 177.848 mph. It is his second career series pole.
Todd Peck crashed in the opening round.
This is the first series race since April 1. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 8:49 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.
Ryan Truex will compete full-time in the Camping World Truck Series this season in Hattori Racing Enterprises’ No. 16 Toyota.
It will be the 24-year-old driver’s first full-time season in any of NASCAR’s three national series.
Fifteen of Truex’s 19 Truck Series starts came last year with Hattori Racing Enterprises. His best finish was second in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway.
“I’m grateful for this opportunity to race my first full National Series Season with HRE and Toyota Racing in 2017,” said Truex, brother of Cup driver Martin Truex Jr., in a press release. “We started 2016 on a strong note and were able to contend inside the playoffs prior to stepping out of the truck after Charlotte. I know we can have similar, if not better results in 2017 and I’m looking forward to contending for race wins and hopefully making the playoffs this season.”
Truex has 84 starts in NASCAR’s national series, including 26 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He has five wins in the K&N Pro Series East.
Scott Zipadelli will serve as Truex’s crew chief in his first season with the team. Last year, Zipadelli earned his first Truck Series victory as a crew chief when he directed Brett Moffitt to his win at Michigan International Speedway.
“Ryan has the pedigree of a great driver and is even a better person,” said team owner Shige Hattori in a press release. “It was an honor to have him drive our trucks last season and I’m looking forward to competing for the championship with him and the team this season. We recently moved into a new state-of-the-art shop facility and have recruited fantastic team personnel for this season. We feel like we’ve done everything to improve our organization which should result in competitive results. I know the No. 16 Toyota Tundra will compete for race wins this season.”
The Truck Series season begins on Feb. 24 at Daytona International Speedway.
TALLADEGA, Ala. – Korbin Forrister was fastest in final practice for the Camping World Truck Series at Talladega Superspeedway with a lap of 187.956 mph.
There were three Chase drivers in the top five.
Ben Kennedy led the way at second fastest with a lap of 187.368 mph. Tyler Reddick was third at 187.286 mph, Daniel Hemric was fourth at 187.156 mph, and John Hunter Nemechek was fifth at 187.119 mph.
Hemric and Nemechek enter the fred’s 250 outside of a transfer spot in the Chase.
Ryan Truex will have seafood company AquaStar on his No. 81 Toyota in Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway.
The Toyota Tundra 250 is Truex’s fourth race in the No. 81 for Hattori Racing Enterprises.
“I can’t thank AquaStar enough for their support, they are solidly behind the development of my career,” said Truex in a press release. “To have such a quality organization partnering with us is a dream come true for me, I hope to hand them a Victory Lane trophy after the event.”
Through three races in the Camping World Truck Series’ season, Truex is fifth in the points with one top-five finish (Daytona).
“AquaStar is proud to participate in the great American pastime of NASCAR motorsports,” said AquaStar CEO and president Dirk Leuenberger in a press release. “Supporting the Truex family is an honor as they have dedicated multiple generations to the sport and work hard to provide the best possible product and results – which is very much in keeping with AquaStar and our same commitment to excellence.”