Gander Outdoors Truck Series News and Rumors

Jesse Little; JJL Motorsports set to return to Trucks in 2019

On the heels of a successful 2018 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) season which saw JJL Motorsports and Jesse Little deliver six top-10 finishes in nine races, the family-owned team is ready to deliver more in 2019. The team plans to increase their schedule in 2019 by competing in 12 to 15 races depending on sponsorship. The team will make their season debut in the second race of the year at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway on Sat., Feb. 23, 2019.[More](1-24-2019)

JR Motorsports and GMS Racing launch Drivers Edge Development

Building on a successful technical alliance, JR Motorsports and GMS Racing jointly announced today the establishment of Drivers Edge Development, a program presented by Chevrolet aimed at grooming the next generation of racing superstars through a tiered competition pipeline coupled with comprehensive off-track education. Drivers Edge Development will give participating drivers, all with differing levels of experience, the opportunity to race in five types of developmental series with JRM or GMS-fielded entries while staying aligned with Chevrolet.[More](1-24-2019)

Gilliland returns to KBM with Mobil1 and JBL

Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that Todd Gilliland will return to the organization as the full-time driver of the No. 4 Tundra for the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) season. JBL and Mobil 1 are also both returning as primary sponsors on Gilliland's Toyota.[More](1-22-2019)

Phil Gould to serve as crew chief at Niece Motorsports

Race-winning crew chief, Phil Gould will join Niece Motorsports in 2019, serving as the crew chief for the No. 45 TrüNorth™ Chevrolet Silverado driven by Ross Chastain and Reid Wilson during the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) season. Gould was most recently with Roush Fenway Racing, as crew chief for Ryan Reed in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS). [More](1-22-2019)

Ross Chastain and Reid Wilson to drive for Niece Motorsports in 2019

NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) winner Ross Chastain will pilot the No. 45 TrüNorth Chevrolet Silverado for Niece Motorsports during the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) season-opening event at Daytona International Speedway. Chastain and Reid Wilson will share the No. 45 TrüNorth Chevrolet Silverado during the 2019 NGOTS season.[More](1-18-2019)

Dippel to drive the No. 02 for Young's

Young's Motorsports has signed Tyler Dippel to its lineup for the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) season. Dippel will pilot the team's No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado, joining teammates Spencer Boyd and Gus Dean. With this news, Young's Motorsports expands its fleet to three full-time Chevrolet Silverados, following the previous season's two team effort. It will be the first full-time season for Dippel in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series. The Wallkill, N.Y.,-native will contend for the 2019 Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors.[More](1-18-2019)

1A Auto partners with Boyd for 2019

Spencer Boyd Racing and 1A Auto Inc. are proud to announce 1A Auto's sponsorship of NASCAR driver, Spencer Boyd, for the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series. 1A Auto will make its debut on the Young's Motorsports' No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado at the NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona on February 15, 2019.[More](1-17-2019)

Camping World to sponsor Chicagoland Speedway races

Chicagoland Speedway announced today that Camping World, the nation's largest network of RV-centric retail locations, and the Official RV and Outdoor Retailer of NASCAR, will serve as the entitlement sponsor for this year's ultimate summer NASCAR festival June 28-30. The three NASCAR National Series races at Chicagoland Speedway will officially be known as the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Camping World 225, the NASCAR Xfinity Series Camping World 300 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Camping World 400.[More](1-17-2019)

Moffitt joins GMS for 2019 Gander Outdoors Truck Series season

GMS Racing announced today that 2018 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) champion driver Brett Moffitt will join the organization for the 2019 season. The 26-year-old Grimes, Iowa native will be defending his championship title in GMS' No. 24 Chevrolet, alongside veteran crew chief Jerry Baxter.[More](1-10-2019)

GMS Racing and Johnny Sauter to part ways

GMS Racing announced today the team will part ways with driver Johnny Satuer effective immediately. Sauter has been with GMS since the 2016 season when he claimed the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Championship.[More](1-9-2019)

Gus Dean to run full season with Young's

Dean will compete for Rookie of the Year honors in the #12 Chevrolet Silverado. LG Air Conditioning Technologies will support Dean in a primary role for a minimum of eight races, while serving as an associate partner for the entire 23-race schedule.[More](1-9-2019)

Austin Hill joins Hattori Racing for 2019 season

Hattori Racing Enterprises (HRE) team owner Shige Hattori announced today that the organization is pleased to welcome Austin Hill to drive the No. 16 Toyota Tundra in 2019. Hill, a native of Winston, Georgia, joins HRE's team, led by crew chief Scott Zipadelli, to compete for the organization's second consecutive NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series (NGOTS) championship.[More](1-8-2019)

Mike Senica plans limited Truck schedule in 2019

NASCAR Driver Mike Senica and Speed Clothing Company (TheSpeed.co ) announced the collaboration and partnership for the upcoming 2019 NASCAR Truck Series season. The newly formed partnership will introduce NASCAR race fans around the world to the fastest growing fashion and apparel company as well as the creators of today's hottest new designs. Senica will once again partner up with Copp Motorsports for select races in the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.[More](1-8-2019)

Spencer Boyd joins Young's Motorsports for 2019

Young's Motorsports announced today Spencer Boyd has joined the team as the pilot of the No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado. Boyd, who is entering his fourth season of NASCAR competition, will compete full-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2019.[More](1-7-2019)

Mrakovich announces part-time Gander Outdoors schedule

The owner/driver says Street Stores Hardware will sponsor his effort.[More](1-1-2019)

K&N East Champion Tyler Ankrum moving to Trucks with DGR-Crosley

DGR-Crosley announced that Tyler Ankrum will drive the team's No. 17 Toyota Tundra next season in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Due to age restrictions, Ankrum will miss the first three races of the season before turning 18 on March 6. He will make his 2019 debut at Martinsville Speedway and is slated to run the remainder of the season as a contender for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors.[More](12-17-2018)

NASCAR honors XFINITY, Trucks champions at banquet

Saturday night belonged to champions Tyler Reddick and Brett Moffitt as the best in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series were feted on Saturday night at the Crown Ballroom in the Charlotte Convention Center. Reddick was celebrated following his title driving the No. 9 Chevrolet for the Dale Earnhardt Jr. co-owned JR Motorsports. The Truck Series champion knew a little something about being an underdog as well. Moffitt surged to six wins in the upstart No. 16 Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota.[More](12-9-2018)

MDM not planning any more Truck races

MDM Motorsports, which has previously fielded teams in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and ARCA competition, will scale back its racing operations starting next season. The team will no longer compete in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Its multi-car squad in both ARCA and K&N competition will also decrease to a two-car effort.[More](12-8-2018)

Alfredo moves to Truck Series in 2019 with DGR-Crosley

NASCAR Next member Anthony Alfredo will join DGR-Crosley next season, the team announced today. Alfredo will compete part-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series with support from his partners Ceco Building Systems, Meccanic Shop North and Oxford Energy Group. Alfredo is expected to make his NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series debut at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway. A full schedule will be released at a later date.[More](12-6-2018)

Moffitt out at Hattori due to sponsorship, driver TBA

Brett Moffitt is officially a free agent. The reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion was told last week that Hattori Racing Enterprises had reached an agreement with a new driver for the 2019 season. The reasons had nothing to do with performance or chemistry, but rather an extension of the financial challenges that had plagued the team throughout their championship-winning campaign.[More](12-5-2018)

Chad Finley Racing set to increase Truck Series schedule

After a successful return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) this year, Chad Finley Racing (CFR) is preparing to increase their presence in the series' next year beginning with the season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Fri., Feb. 15, 2019. The team under the leadership of Motorsports veteran Bruce Cook hopes to run the full 23-race schedule under the rebranded NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) with current drivers Chad Finley and Robby Lyons.[More](12-5-2018)

Justin Haley joining Kaulig Racing for full XFINITY season

Kaulig Racing announced Saturday morning that it has signed 19-year-old Justin Haley to a multi-year deal to drive the team's No. 11 Xfinity car beginning in 2019. "I am really looking forward to 2019," said team owner Matt Kaulig in a statement. "Justin [Haley] is coming off of the best season of his young career and I can't wait to see what he can do in the No. 11 car."[More](12-1-2018)

Natalie Decker joins DGR-Crosley

DGR-Crosley announced today that they have added Natalie Decker to their driver development program for the 2019 season. Decker will run a select number of NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races as well as a combination of NASCAR K&N Pro Series and ARCA Racing Series events. Decker's longtime partner N29 Technologies, LLC will come onboard as she enters her rookie season at DGR-Crosley.[More](11-30-2018)