Camping World Truck Series – Preseason Rookie Update

by Richard Slifkin – on Twitter at @MotorsportsPR

As announced in mid-January, for all three NASCAR national series – the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – the Sunoco Rookie of the Year point system will now match the points structure that awards the season-long championship, including stage points and playoff points, beginning with the 2018 season.

The eventual Sunoco Rookie of the Year will be the Rookie driver who earns the most points throughout the season. Had this policy been in effect last season, Austin Cindric would have been crowned Rookie of the Year in place of Chase Briscoe.


Currently Announced 2018 Truck Series Rookie of the Year Contenders:

#4-Todd Gilliland [Kyle Busch Motorsports]

#13 Myatt Snider* [ThorSport Racing]

#25-Dalton Sargeant [GMS Racing]


[*Top photo: Myatt Snider’s ThorSport Racing No. 13 Liberty Tax Ford F-150. Credit: ThorSport Racing PR]

In other Truck Series news, NASCAR announced in January that former driver Ben Kennedy has been named General Manager of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Kennedy will oversee all aspects of the truck series, working closely with Brad Moran, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Managing Director, and Jeff Wohlschlaeger, Managing Director, Series Marketing. The 26-year old, who was the 2014 Truck Series Rookie of the Year, will report to Elton Sawyer, Vice President of Competition.

Additionally, NASCAR announced the 2018 stage lengths on February 7th:

2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Track

Stage 1

Stage 2

Final Stage

(ends on lap)

(ends on lap)

(ends on lap)

Daytona International Speedway

20

40

100

Atlanta Motor Speedway

40

80

130

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

40

80

134

Martinsville Speedway

70

140

250

Dover International Speedway

45

90

200

Kansas Speedway

40

80

167

Charlotte Motor Speedway

40

80

134

Texas Motor Speedway

40

80

167

Iowa Speedway

60

120

200

Gateway Motorsports Park

35

70

160

Chicagoland Speedway

35

70

150

Kentucky Speedway

35

70

150

Eldora Speedway

40

90

150

Pocono Raceway

15

30

60

Michigan International Speedway

30

60

100

Bristol Motor Speedway

55

110

200

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

20

40

64

Las Vegas Motor Speedway 2

40

80

134

Talladega Superspeedway

20

40

94

Martinsville Speedway 2

50

100

200

Texas Motor Speedway 2

35

70

147

ISM Raceway

40

80

150

Homestead-Miami Speedway

40

80

134

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