TMS Media Relations | May 06, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas (May 6, 2014) – After nearly six weeks off, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to action Friday at Kansas Speedway. Series stars such as Ryan Blaney, Darrell Wallace Jr. and John Wes Townley have competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and ARCA Racing Series to fill their down time while current series championship leader Timothy Peters competed in the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown charity late model race on April 24.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back in the Rheem Comfort Products Chevrolet this weekend in Kansas,” three-time series champion Ron Hornaday Jr. said. “We have had a long break and it will be nice to get back to racing.”
Friday’s race at Kansas Speedway will be the first of the season at a 1.5-mile track and – weather permitting – will be the first time the series will utilize the new NASCAR qualifying format. The first two events of the season at Daytona International Speedway and Martinsville Speedway had inclement weather force cancellations to Camping World Truck Series qualifying.
This weekend’s action in Kansas also will gauge how the series’ new body styles perform at intermediate tracks. Much like the Sprint Cup Series’ move toward the Gen-6 car last season, the Camping World Truck Series shifted to a new body style that more closely resembles the trucks on the showroom floor.
Kansas is one of three 1.5-mile ovals the series will compete on during the next four races, which includes a visit to Texas Motor Speedway for the WinStar World Casino & Resort 400 on Friday, June 6.
To purchase tickets to the WinStar World Casino & Resort 400, visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com or call the Texas Motor Speedway ticket office at (817) 215-8500.
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