NCWTS: Eldora Speedway Drops Use of Mudsummer Classic Name for Truck Race

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ROSSBURG, Ohio – official track release — Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — The annual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway is officially on the hunt for a new name ahead of the 2016 edition of the prestigious event. Eldora Speedway has reached an agreement with Major League Baseball Properties Inc. to end Eldora’s use of “Mudsummer …

NCWTS: Nothing But Heart; Pierce Channels “Inner Larson” En Route to Spirited Runner-Up at Eldora

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ROSSBURG, Ohio — Story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — NASCAR photo — Many NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers would have felt crushed to come as close as Oakwood, Ill. hotshoe Bobby Pierce did to victory in Wednesday night’s 1-800-CARCASH MudSummer Classic without hoisting the Golden Shovel. But instead, the 18-year-old dirt late model standout was …

NCWTS: Erickson Claims Eldora Last Chance Qualifier; Final MudSummer Classic Starting Spots Set

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ROSSBURG, Ohio — Report by Race CHaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Empire Racing Group photo — The field for the third annual 1-800-CARCASH MudSummer Classic for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is set at Eldora Speedway. Cody Erickson used a bold move through the middle of the front row to take the point on the opening lap …

NCWTS: Field Nearly Set for MudSummer Classic at Eldora; Pierce, Nemechek, Schrader, Bell and Reddick Win Heats

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ROSSBURG, Ohio — Report by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — Bobby Pierce hadn’t turned a lap in a NASCAR Camping World Truck until Wednesday afternoon at Eldora Speedway. However, the Oakwood, Ill. driver caught on quickly. After snagging the fastest time in Keystone Pole Light Qualifying, Pierce started from the pole …

NCWTS: Pierce’s Pole; Talented Teenager Banks First-Ever Top Qualifying Effort for MB Motorsports in Series Debut

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ROSSBURG, Ohio — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — What a day it’s starting to be for both 18-year-old Bobby Pierce and veteran NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team MB Motorsports. Pierce, from Oakwood, Ill., lived up to his nickname as the “Smooth Operator,” setting the fastest lap in Keystone …

Q&A: Super Late Model and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver Jody Knowles

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WOODSTOCK, GA – Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Jody Knowles Racing Photo – You wouldn’t have recognized Jody Knowles’ name aside from the Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway last weekend, but the 28-year-old Super Late Model superstar is beginning his tear through the racing ranks and is eying more opportunities in NASCAR’s third-tier series. Marshall …

NCWTS: Darrell Wallace Jr. Holds Off Hard-Charging Kyle Larson; Masters Eldora for Dirt-Track Truck Win

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ROSSBURG, Ohio — By Chris Knight, NASCAR Wire Service — Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — In front of a packed house at Eldora Speedway, Darrell Wallace Jr. won Wednesday’s night second annual 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic. Wallace, a NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduate, earned his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) win of the season. Wallace led the final 97 laps of …

NCWTS: Erik Jones Tops Eldora Single-Truck Time Trials; Wins 21 Means 21 Pole Award

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ROSSBURG, Ohio — staff report — NASCAR photo — Erik Jones took the top spot in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series single-truck qualifying on Wednesday night at Eldora Speedway as each truck got two laps on the muddy surface to post a best time. Jones will start on the 21 Means 21 pole position for the first of five 10-lap qualifying races, which begin at …

NCWTS: Blaney Paces Final Practice for Eldora Mudsummer Classic

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ROSSBURG, Ohio — staff report — Tom Pennington/Getty Images North America photo — After a sluggish run in the opening practice session, Ryan Blaney bounced back with the top time in the second session in preparation for the 1-800-CarCrash Mudsummer Classic, being run tonight (9 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1) on the half-mile dirt track at Eldora Speedway. Blaney, driving for Brad Keselowski …

NCWTS: Erik Jones Leads Opening Practice at Eldora Speedway

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ROSSBURG, Ohio — staff report — NASCAR photo — Erik Jones will race on dirt for the first time in his career tonight, but it didn’t look like it in his first practice session. Jones, an 18-year-old rookie coming off his first career Trucks win at Iowa on July 12, had the fastest lap of the opening practice session at 90.749 miles …

NCWTS: Dillon to Defend Victory, Benning to Grab Attention and Larson to Return to Dirt Wednesday at Eldora

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ROSSBURG, Ohio – official release — HHP/Harold Hinson photo — Austin Dillon will be returning to defend his title, Norm Benning will try to capture the attention of the racing world one more time and Kyle Larson is returning to the dirt. These are just some of the highlights from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry list released this week …

NCWTS: Michael Annett to Run Eldora Truck Race with NTS Motorsports

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CORNELIUS, N.C. – official release — NASCAR photo — NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Michael Annett will compete in the second running of Eldora Speedway’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Mudsummer Classic piloting the No. 14 TMC Transportation Chevrolet Silverado for NTS Motorsports. Last year the inaugural event drew a sellout crowd and record television ratings, sparking the imagination of …