Accusations Fly Against Camping World CEO After Major NASCAR Exit Announcement

Published 07/28/2022, 9:45 AM EDT
Feb 19, 2021; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Truck Series driver John Hunter Nemechek (4) leads Sheldon Creed (2) and Ben Rhodes (99) during the Brake Best Select 159 at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Marcus Lemonis of the Camping World and Gander Outdoors companies has confirmed that they will no longer be sponsoring the NASCAR truck series from 2023. Amidst this news breaking through, a journalist was lied to when asked about the future of the sponsorship by Lemonis.

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The journalist accused that, Lemonis told him that no decision had been made about the sponsorship agreements. However, just a few hours later, Lemonis went out and delivered the news of their exit. This started a Twitter rant between two journalists and Marcus Lemonis.

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Fans were not happy with Lemonis’ blatant lie, as claimed by Jeff Gluck.

 

 

 

Considering how much Lemonis has invested into the sport, he does hold a right to be the source of his own news. But it seems a Twitter drama was more suited to soup up the news.

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs grid officially decided

With the regular season complete, the Truck Series now has an official playoff grid approved for the upcoming playoff race starting from July 29th at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

AVONDALE, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 05: Hailie Deegan, driver of the #1 Toter Ford, drives during qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix Raceway on November 05, 2021 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The current Playoff grid is as follows –

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  • Zane Smith with 2037 points
  • Chandler Smith with 2022 points
  • Ben Rhodes with  2017 points
  • John Hunter Nemechek with 2,016 points
  • Stewart Friesen with 2,013 points,
  • Christian Eckes with 2,007 points
  • Ty Majeski with 2,006 points
  • Carson Hocevar with 2,005 points
  • Grant Enfinger with 2,002 points
  • Matt Crafton with 2,001 points

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Currently round of 10’s will start on 29th July from Indianapolis before moving on to round of 8’s from the 15th of September at the Bristol Motor Speedway. The final championship race will take place at the Phoenix raceway on the 4th of November 2022.  The grid also contains two previous winners of the Truck Series who are the current defending champion Ben Rhodes and 2013, 2014, and 2019 champion Matt Crafton.

Who do you think will emerge as the 2022 NASCAR Truck Series champion? let us know in the comments below!

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Srijan Mandal

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Srijan Mandal is a NASCAR author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Master’s in Journalism and has been writing for his own blog, 'Noobs Onboard', for a while now, covering NASCAR, F1, W Series, MotoGP, WRC and the WEC. Following motorsports for more than a decade now, he has become a devout supporter of McLaren Racing, Sir Lewis Hamilton, and Ayrton Senna.

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