The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to the pavement this weekend at Pocono Raceway on Saturday, July 28 after racing on the dirt at Eldora Speedway last week.
32 trucks make up this weekend’s entry list; all will qualify for the 32-car grid. As usual, there’s some changes and additions to make note of.
Kyle Busch headlines this weekend’s adjustments to the entry list, driving the No. 51 truck for self-owned Kyle Busch Motorsports. Saturday will mark Busch’s fifth start of the season; thus far, he has one win, three top fives and three top 10s. He currently sits on 50 career Truck wins and will look to get number 51 Saturday afternoon.
After Ryan Newman took the wheel of the No. 3 truck for Jordan Anderson Racing last week at Eldora, Jordan Anderson returns to the truck this weekend. A fellow owner/driver, Joe Nemechek, will be behind the wheel of the No. 8 truck for NEMCO Motorsports. John Hunter Nemechek, who normally drives the truck, will be in Iowa for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Joe Nemechek has a best finish this season of third which came in the Daytona season opener.
Timmy Hill is listed as the driver of the No. 87 truck for NEMCO Motorsports, typically the team’s start-and-park effort. Hill has one start in the series this season; he scored a 30th-place finish after a blown engine at Charlotte.
Among other part-time drivers is Bo LeMastus, who returns to the No. 54 truck for DGR-Crosley Racing. He’ll compete for the first time since Kentucky where he scored a 20th-place result.
Opening practice takes place on Friday, July 27 at 12:00 p.m. ET with no TV coverage. The green flag waves at approximately 1:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 28 with coverage on FOX Sports 1.