The NASCAR Truck Series, also known as the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is the only racing series featuring pickup trucks in a race. NASCAR holds three main events annually; the NASCAR cup series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and the NASCAR truck series, which is the lowest and 3rd tier of NASCAR(National association for stock car auto racing).
As the Xfinity Series is considered the gateway to the cup series. Similarly, the NASCAR Truck Series is the stepping stone for the NASCAR Xfinity series.
The NASCAR truck series debuted with its first race in 1995 and was named the “Super Truck Series.” In 1996 the name was changed to “Craftsman Truck Series” for sponsorship reasons which lasted until 2008; in 2009, an American-based company named Camping world took the sponsorship of the series and renamed it “Camping World Truck Series.”
In 2022 Stanley Black and Decker.Inc was announced as the title sponsor of the series and renamed it “Craftsman Truck Series.”
What kind of trucks are used in the NASCAR truck series?
The NASCAR truck series consists of pickup trucks manufactured by some top automobile manufacturers; most trucks manufactured by Ford, Toyota, and Chevrolet are used in the series. These trucks have 6.0-liter V-8 carbureted engines under their hood, which produce approximately 600-750 hp and 520nm of torque. With this much power, the top speed of these trucks can easily reach around 180mph(289 km).
When is the next NASCAR truck series?
The 29th season of the NASCAR truck series is scheduled to begin on February 17, 2023, and will be wrapped up with its final race on November 3, 2023.