NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series to return at North Wilkesboro

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series to return at North Wilkesboro

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is set for return at North Wilkesboro Speedway.

The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series has lined up an impressive lineup for its return to North Wilkesboro Speedway, to put it mildly.

Regulars in the NASCAR Cup Series Kyle Larson, William Byron, Christopher Bell, Bubba Wallace, and Ross Chastain will compete in Saturday’s Tyson 250 (1:30 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) as a warm-up for Sunday’s All-Star Race.

Four-time Truck Series race winner Ross Chastain would love nothing more than to add another victory to his resume at the historic track.

“It‘s going to be a historic weekend with NASCAR returning to North Wilkesboro Speedway,” Chastain said.

“I‘m excited to have the opportunity to run the No. 41 WWEX Racing Chevrolet Silverado for Niece Motorsports and get as many laps as possible at this bucket-list track.”

Zane Smith, the current champion and leader in the Truck Series standings, is equally driven.

“There are races that you really want to win… This is certainly one of them. It‘s really cool to have the sport come back to such a historic track and make history come alive again,” Smith said.

Christian Eckes needs to be highlighted as a potential winner if speed is considered. Last weekend, the McAnally-Hilgemann Racing driver won in Darlington, a circuit with a rich history in the sport. It was his second victory of the year.

“There‘s so much history at Wilkesboro, and it‘d be awesome to join that list of winners, too,” Eckes said.

“Tire management is going to be the big key to getting it done this weekend.

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“Whoever can keep the tires under them the best is probably going to come out on top, so we‘ll try to do everything we can to save tires and be up front at the end.”

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