NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Heads To Martinsville After Five Week Layover

By Dalton Keene
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Jerome Miron-USA Today Sports

The Camping World Truck Series is one of, if not the most entertaining series that NASCAR has to offer. The Camping World Truck Series has not raced since the season opener in Daytona. Daytona to Martinsville is going to be a tough transition for some of the rookies of the series. They’re will be a few drivers attempting to qualify for the race that aren’t even considered adults yet. They’re all younger than 18 years old.

With all the fresh faces in the Truck Series garage there seems to be a change among the faces of the Camping World Series. When you think Truck Series, you think Ron Hornaday or even Jack Sprague for some of the older fans out there. Now it’s time to start talking about Jeb Burton and even John Nemecheck who both have last names you have probably heard of even though you’ve probably never heard of them before.

As mentioned above, the trucks have not raced since Daytona which was five weeks ago. Five weeks is a lot of time for a lot to change and momentum can’t really be carried over. Fox Sports 1 Reporter Ray Dunlap had some comments to make on the wait in between races:

“Those weeks off have been really good for the teams. With the way Truck Series teams operate, that break gives them time to rebuild equipment and hire personnel for the season. And the additional break after Martinsville means they can work on Daytona trucks during the winter, their short-track program after Daytona and their intermediate-track program after Martinsville, giving them a nice window to properly prep their equipment. But drivers and race fans this lull because everyone is racing.”

Ray Dunlap was right in saying that race fans hate the breaks. Some drivers enjoy the break after a long race or a long week. A break in between race weekends can be good and it can be bad. It can be whatever you want it to be.

All I know is that we’re just going to have to deal with the breaks, and I promise that after the breaks in between races are over with, the competition will surely pick up and the Camping World Truck Series will be back to its old self.

Dalton Keene is a NASCAR writer for, you can follow him on twitter @daltonjkeene and add him to your circles on Google.

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