NASCAR’s third tier series is making a return this weekend.
The Camping World Truck Series has been on a two-week hiatus since the race at Talladega where Parker Kligerman won his first career NASCAR sanctioned race.
Ty Dillon leads the standings by a lone point over runner-up, James Buescher, who has had a breakout year with four wins for his Turner Motorsports team. But, the battle for the championship doesn’t end there as it appears to be a four man race with just four weeks remaining in the season.
Buescher appears to have the edge with three of the four remaining races being mile and a half tracks. Each of his four wins have come at mile and a half tracks which will probably show in the final stretch of the year.
Red Horse Racing teammates, Timothy Peters and Parker Kligerman, and third and fourth in points respectively. Kligerman is the hottest driver in the series. His momentum quickly shifted when he joined the team as he has worked his way to just 34 points behind the leader. Peters, on the other hand, had been on a string of three straight finishes outside of the top ten, but he rebounded with back-to-back top ten finishes.
The series has been strong as of late.
Young “hot shots” have been taking the series by storm. Drivers such as Ryan Blaney and Dillon have each shown signs of veteran drivers as they continue to search for experience as well as respect.
The Camping World Truck Series’ return to Martinsville should be an exciting one. Key drivers such as Denny Hamlin, Brian Scott, Kevin Harvick, and Scott Riggs will each be in the race this weekend, which should give the young drivers something to look forward to.
Joseph Wolkin can be followed on Twitter at @JosephNASCAR.