NCWTS Back in Action at Charlotte
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to action at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the N.C. Education Lottery 200 on Friday, May 18 after three open weekends on the schedule.
Timothy Peters leads the championship standings by four points over James Buescher. Justin Lofton, Ty Dillon and Nelson Piquet Jr. round out the top five.
Peters has held the top spot since the third race of the season following a fifth place finish at Rockingham.
The North Carolina native is the defending trucks series pole winner at Charlotte.
Turnaround for ThorSport Could Come Friday Night
With four victories on 1.5-mile ovals to their name, no team is more excited to see Charlotte next on the truck series schedule than ThorSport Racing.
This season is off to a less-than stellar start for pre-season championship favorites Johnny Sauter and Matt Crafton.
Separate crashes at Daytona and part failures in Martinsville resulted in back-to-back finishes outside the top-20 to kick off the season.
However, with top-five finishes at Rockingham and solid performances at Kansas it seems ThorSport could be getting their mojo back.
Crafton – who won at Charlotte in 2008 – sits 10th in the series standings followed by Sauter in 16th.
Keselowski Poised to Become 24th Driver to Win in All Three National Series
Brad Keselowski will return to the series for the third time this season to pilot his BKR No. 19 entry at Charlotte.
The former trucks series competitor could become the 24th different driver to win in all three national series with a victory in the N.C. Education Lottery 200.
In addition, he would join his father, Bob Keselowski, as a winner in the series – becoming the first father/son duo to visit victory lane.