Sunday, Jan 23

Truck Series Returns From Hiatus At Martinsville

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return this weekend at the Martinsville Speedway after a month long hiatus. The Kroger 250 at the 0.526-mile oval will mark the third race of the year.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regulars look to continue the momentum after stealing the victory in the first two races of the brand-new season. Matt Crafton and Tyler Reddick are those two regulars who have wins heading into the Kroger 250. David Gilliland and Joey Logano will be the only two Sprint Cup Series regulars to make the cross-over on Saturday. Logano will make his first start of the season.

Crafton comes into the race as one of the drivers to watch for on Saturday. The 38-year old captured the victory in March last season on the short-track after leading 47 of the 256 laps after going into overtime. The win marked Crafton’s first of two victories throughout 2014. Wallace, who captured the victory in the last two fall races, will not be in the field on Saturday.

The 2015 Camping World Truck Series season will mark the second year where drivers 16 through 18 can race on tracks 1.26-miles in length or less. Those drivers are also allowed to make starts on road courses. Cole Custer, Gray Gaulding and John Hunter Nemechek are the main drivers in that category to look out for.

Tyler Reddick comes into the third race of the year as the points leader. Reddick has a two point lead over the reining champion Matt Crafton. Erik Jones, Johnny Sauter and James Buescher all round out the top five.

The truck series will take another hiatus after the Martinsville Speedway and will not return until May 9 at the Kansas Speedway. Many drivers look to capture the victory to gain some momentum going into the next event.

You can catch the Kroger 250 on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Et. live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports Go. You can also listen to the race on the Motor Racing Network.

Christine Valdez

Christine Valdez has been following the world of sports from a very young age and it was her love for sports that led her to career insports journalism. As a Kean University alumni with a degree in Communications ,she has covered various sporting events within college sports, MLS, MLB, and, NASCAR.

Over the years her work has been featured in various publications, with some of most recent work being featured on NJTV News, RantSports and New Jersey Newsroom.

  

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