Race Weekend Central

Tearing Apart the Trucks: Dusty Davis, Justin Johnson Set to Debut

Following a questionable non-call last weekend in the season-opener, NASCAR has issued penalties in relation to the spoiler failure on Michael Waltrip’s winning No. 15 Toyota. The truck was found in violation of Sections 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-J (any determination by NASCAR Officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20B-3.12E (rear spoiler did not meet specifications in post-race inspection).

Crew Chief Doug Howe was fined $25,000 and placed on probation until December 31st, and owner Billy Ballew was docked 25 owner points. Waltrip will not receive a fine since he’s not running for the Truck Series championship, and his win will stand.

Tearing Apart the Trucks: 2011 Truck Series Season Quickly Approaching

As we prepare for the excitement that is the 16th year of the Camping World Truck Series, there are a few offseason changes to keep in mind.

*Rule Changes*

Perhaps the biggest change is the way points are awarded each race. In a system that will take over across the top three tiers of NASCAR, the race winner will now be awarded 46 points–43 points for the win plus a three point bonus–for taking the checkers first. Additionally drivers will be awarded one point each for leading a lap and leading the most laps, bringing the total possible points per race to 48.