Nov 15, 2013; Homestead, FL, USA; NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Darrell Wallace Jr during the Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR: Trucks Get Back On The Track At Martinsville

We haven’t seen the Camping World Truck Series on the race track since Daytona, but with the Nationwide guys taking a week off, the Trucks get their turn on Saturday afternoon for the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway. After the exciting finish at speedweeks, fans are excited to see if the new bodies can duplicate the excitement at the World’s largest “Paper Clip”.

Thirty-three year-old Timothy Peters didn’t win in Daytona, but his second-place finish was good for the points lead in the series. He had a good run in Daytona in his Red Horse Racing #17 Toyota Tundra, but couldn’t get past Sprint Cup regular Kyle Busch when the checkered flag was in the air.

The new-look trucks will take to the track on Saturday afternoon with teams scrambling to get them ready for good old short-track racing.

The teams have worked hard to adjust the new truck’s body style to one of the most challenging tracks on the schedule.

I personally like being able to identify the truck types, and hope they are able to capture the magic of Daytona. This should be a good race for fans, and should provide a lot of door-door racing for those of us that enjoy good racing, and because of the nature of the small track, a lot of bent-up sheet-metal for those who tune in to see the wrecks.

It is well-documented that Darrell Wallace Jr. made history last October with his win at Martinsville to become the second African-American to win a NASCAR national series event. The 21-year-old returns this weekend looking for his second consecutive win at the track. Wallace celebrated his win with the family members of nearby Danville, Va., native Wendell Scott after the win. Scott became the first African-American driver to win a national series event in 1963. Wallace also comes to Martinsville looking to improve his place in the standings after getting collected in a mid-race accident at Daytona.


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