The NASCAR truck series or NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series is a pickup truck racing arrangement. It is the main arrangement in all of NASCAR to race pickup trucks. The arrangement is one of three public divisions of NASCAR. It is positioned at the third-level behind the second-level NASCAR Xfinity Series and the high-level NASCAR Cup Series. The arrangement began in 1995. Female drivers are also a part of the sport. 21 female drivers have taken part in the series with drivers like Jennifer Jo Cobb, Angela Ruch, Natalie Decker behind the wheel as of today.
The arrangement was called the NASCAR SuperTruck Series in 1995. After the first year, it was renamed as the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series from 1996 through 2008.
From 2009 through 2018, it was called the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2019. From 2021, it will be called the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Presently, the Truck Series utilizes the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150, and Toyota Tundra.
The vehicles are fueled by 6.0-liter, V8 engines, with carburetors. Engines are 650-700bhp powered and can reach speeds up to 180mph.
8 drivers qualify for the postseason races. Success in the initial 16 races is the pre-requisite for qualification to the postseason format. However, only full-time drivers are eligible for a playoff berth. After the sixteenth race of the season, the 8 driver field is set for the Playoffs, any and all remaining spots are filled by drivers with the highest number of points without a win.
The Playoffs consist of 7 races and are divided into 3 parts – Round of 8, Round of 6, and Championship 4. Round of 8 and Round of 6 are elimination rounds where 2 drivers are eliminated and 4 drivers fight for the championship in the final race.
The regular season finished with the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway on September 10. The playoffs finished with the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix Raceway on November 6, where Sheldon Creed won the title, and his partners Zane Smith and Brett Moffitt finished in 2nd and 3rd position for GMS Racing in the standings.
Austin Hill won the regular-season title and was the points leader for the vast majority of the period, however, failed to progress to Championship 4 and completed sixth in the standings.
The 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is the 27th season of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The season will start at Daytona International Speedway with the NextEra Energy 250 on February 12 and will end with the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix Raceway on November 5.
|Category||Stock Cars, Pickup Truck Racing|
|Country||United States of America|
|Last 5 years winners||· 2020- Sheldon Creed |
· 2019- Matt Crafton
· 2018- Brett Moffitt
· 2017- Christopher Bell
· 2016- Johnny Sauter
|Where to watch||NBCSN, Fox Sports, RDS, Sportitalia, Sport TV|
|Top Venues||Daytona, Charlotte, Bristol, Talladega|