The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) will head to ISM Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. this weekend with only two races remaining in the 2018 season. DGR-Crosley will field two trucks in the Lucas Oil 150 for Tyler Ankrum and Riley Herbst. Ankrum will drive the No. 17 May's Hawaii Toyota Tundra, while Herbst will pilot the No. 54 Advance Auto Parts Toyota Tundra.
Ankrum, a San Bernardino, Calif. native, will be making his second-career NCWTS start this weekend, his last of the season. Coming off the heels of a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship, this will mark the 17-year-old's first trip to the one-mile track of ISM Raceway. Last month Ankrum made his Truck Series debut at Martinsville Speedway where he went on to finish 18th after rain cancelled all practice sessions that weekend. The rookie driver competed at two one-mile tracks at the end of the K&N East season. He looks to carry that experience over to the truck series for this weekend's Lucas Oil 150.
Herbst will be returning to DGR-Crosley for his final Truck Series race of the 2018 season. The Lucas Oil 150 will mark the 19-year-old Las Vegas, Nev. natives fourth career NCWTS starts, and his second driving the No. 54 Advance Auto Parts Toyota Tundra this season. Herbst earned a career high Truck Series finish with Kyle Busch Motorsports earlier this year, scoring an eighth-place finish at Gateway Motorsports Park in his series debut. He earned a top-15 finish at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway in his first race with DGR-Crosley this summer. Herbst has one NASCAR XFINITY Series starts this season where he went on to finish sixth at the 7/8-mile track of Iowa Speedway.
Qualifying for the Lucas Oil 150 will take place on Friday, Nov. 9, at 5:30 p.m., ET with racing action beginning at 8:30 p.m. Both, qualifying and the Lucas Oil 150, will be broadcast live on FS1.
Ankrum on Phoenix: "I'm really excited to get back in a truck this weekend at Phoenix. So many great races have happened there. It's going to be cool being there and having a lot of family coming out to watch me race. May's Hawaii is back on the truck this weekend, they were super pumped up and happy with how Martinsville went, so to have them back on the truck means a lot. Phoenix is the perfect size track. We've had some one-mile experience this year at Loudon and Gateway so I'm not really too worried. I know the guys at DGR-Crosley bring good, fast trucks and I've been watching film, doing a lot of iRacing. I'm ready to get out there."
Herbst on Phoenix: "Being from the West Coast, this is a really exciting race for me. We are going to have a lot of family and friends come out from Las Vegas. Being my fourth truck race of the season, my second with DGR-Crosley, I feel like we can put together a solid race. There's going to be a learning curve with the new configuration but I'm really excited to get out there and see what we can do. Hopefully we can get a good finish for the guys at DGR-Crosley and Advance Auto Parts."
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