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Fri 18 Dec 1998
Mike Bliss Replaces Joe Ruttman at Roush in 1999

Mike Bliss Replaces Joe Ruttman at Roush in 1999

Bliss replaces Ruttman at Roush Racing By Brett Borden LIVONIA, Mich. (Dec. 18, 1998) Joe Ruttman, who finished third in the point standings in each of the past two NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series seasons, has been let go by Roush Racing...

Bobby Hamilton, Butch Miller Impressed in First Tests

Bobby Hamilton, Butch Miller Impressed in First Tests

Miller, Hamilton impress in first tests CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 17, 1998) New NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team owner Bobby Hamilton and Dana Dodge driver Butch Miller both made strong impressions during their first test sessions together....

Thu 17 Dec 1998
Charles

Charles "Buddy" Morrison Leaves NASCAR Legacy

ARLINGTON, Texas (Dec. 17, 1998) Charles "Buddy" Morrison, co-founder of Reher-Morrison Racing Engines and owner of a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team that joined the series in 1998, died Tuesday after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 54. ...

Stefanik, Barfield Test at Homestead

Stefanik, Barfield Test at Homestead

STEFANIK, BARFIELD OPEN HOMESTEAD TESTING FOR MARCH 20 FLORIDA DODGE DEALERS 400 HOMESTEAD, Fla. (Dec. 17, 1998) - Mike Stefanik and Ron Barfield got a head start on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series competition Thursday, testing at ...

BUSCH: Irvan-Simo Racing Branches Out

BUSCH: Irvan-Simo Racing Branches Out

Irvan-Simo Racing branches out By Shawn A. Akers & Dave Rodman MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 17, 1998) Irvan-Simo Racing, which has fielded a full-time entry in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series the past two years, will compete in all three ...

Wed 16 Dec 1998
Barry Owens, Frontline MS Join Forces

Barry Owens, Frontline MS Join Forces

Frontline Motorsports-South joins forces with Barry Owens Racing. Linwood, NC (Dec 14, 1998) -- Frank Tiscareno, President of Frontline Motorsports-South announced today that the ...

Scott Hansen To Drive No. 52

Scott Hansen To Drive No. 52

SCOTT HANSEN NAMED DRIVER OF THE NO. 52 OAKWOOD HOMES CHEVROLET December 15, 1998 (Charlotte, N.C.)---Oakwood Homes Corporation announced today that Scott Hansen will drive the No. 52 Oakwood Homes Chevrolet for the 1999 season. Oakwood Homes...

Mon 14 Dec 1998
DEI Hires Sandy Jones to Run No. 16 Team

DEI Hires Sandy Jones to Run No. 16 Team

DEI hires Jones to run 16 team MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 14, 1998) Dale Earnhardt, Inc. (DEI) announced Monday that Sandy Jones has joined the organization as crew chief for the No. 16 NAPA Brakes Chevrolet driven by Ron Hornaday on the ...

Sat 12 Dec 1998
Banquet Notes

Banquet Notes

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Notebook By Brett Borden SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 11, 1998) Notes and quotes from Friday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series banquet: Ridge Gate, Inc., owner of the Ridge Gate Motorsports Nos. 38 and 39 Chevrolets,...

Fri 11 Dec 1998
Caterpillar to Sponsor Andy Houston

Caterpillar to Sponsor Andy Houston

Caterpillar to sponsor Houston in 1999 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Dec. 11, 1998) The metamorphosis from rookie to veteran just got a whole lot easier for Andy Houston. Caterpillar Inc. announced it will be the primary sponsor of Andy Houston...

Greg Biffle Gets

Greg Biffle Gets "Winter Heat" Sponsor

Biffle gets sponsor for Winter Heat HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 10, 1998) Greg Biffle, the 1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Cintas Rookie of the Year and Roush Racing standout, is scheduled to defend his NASCAR Winter Heat Late Model...

Ortho Leaves Hardy Motorsports

Ortho Leaves Hardy Motorsports

Hardy in limbo after Ortho leaves DALLAS, Ga. (Dec. 10, 1998) Hardy Motorsports, which scored a ninth-place finish in the 1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series final standings with driver Ron Barfield, may not race in 1999 unless it can ...

Jack Sprague Comes Close to Championship

Jack Sprague Comes Close to Championship

Sprague comes so close, but falls short By Brett Borden SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 11, 1998) In sports, second place is the residence of the broken-hearted. It's a place where accomplishments are celebrated, but also stigmatized by so many whys...

Thu 10 Dec 1998
Tony Raines Earning Respect, Recognition

Tony Raines Earning Respect, Recognition

Raines earning respect, recognition By Shawn A. Akers SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 9, 1998) Steadily, Tony Raines is making his way up the NASCAR ladder. And if he continues to progress at this pace, he'll reach his ultimate goal of driving...

Jimmy Hensley - Two Seasons in 1998

Jimmy Hensley - Two Seasons in 1998

San Francisco (Dec. 8, 1998) Through the first eight races of the 1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season, Jimmy Hensley was looking like an old driver. At the age of 52, his average finish was a disappointing 21.9. Things got so bad, team...

Jay Sauter Climbed to Fourth In 1998

Jay Sauter Climbed to Fourth In 1998

Steady Sauter climbs to fourth in points By Brett Boren SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 10, 1998) Jay Sauter didn't have as many top-5 finishes in 1998 as NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series rivals Tony Raines, Jimmy Hensley, Stacy Compton, or Greg Biffle.

Joe Ruttman Still Gets the Job Done

Joe Ruttman Still Gets the Job Done

Ruttman can still get it done By Shawn A. Akers SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 10, 1998) Joe Ruttman doesn't mince words when talking about his age. He'll always make himself the butt of the joke when it comes to that subject. But as the veteran...

Wed 09 Dec 1998
Mike Bliss - Top Ten Despite...

Mike Bliss - Top Ten Despite...

Bliss salvaged top 10 from disappointment By Brett Borden SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Dec. 7, 1998) Mike Bliss came into the 1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season seeking his first championship. Despite finishing 10th in the final points...

Greg Biffle Made Big Splash in 1998

Greg Biffle Made Big Splash in 1998

Rookie Biffle made big splash in '98 By Brett Borden SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 8, 1998) Most rookies in racing are content to blend into a new series, careful not to cause any big ripples in the pool. When Greg Biffle dived into the NASCAR Craftsman...

Stacy Compton Impressive in 1998

Stacy Compton Impressive in 1998

Compton impresses with '98 season By Shawn A. Akers SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 8, 1998) It's no secret that Stacy Compton has aspirations of making it to the NASCAR Winston Cup Series some day. He did nothing to hurt his chances with his ...

Stacy Compton To Make Fan Happy

Stacy Compton To Make Fan Happy

SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 8, 1998) Stacy Compton will make one RC Cola buyer very happy when the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series competitor selects a grand prize winner for the RC Ford F-150 sweepstakes. The lucky fan will drive home a band new Ford...

Ron Barfield More Determined for 1999

Ron Barfield More Determined for 1999

Barfield more determined after '98 By Shawn A. Akers SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 7, 1998) In 1998, five drivers went to victory lane for the first time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Disappointingly for Ron Barfield, he wasn't among them. ...

Tue 01 Dec 1998
Ford Drivers Interviewed - Mike Wallace, Ron Barfield

Ford Drivers Interviewed - Mike Wallace, Ron Barfield

NASCAR Craftsman Truck EVERY RACING SERIES HAS ITS SILLY SEASON, AND THE END OF 1998 HAS BEEN NO EXCEPTION IN THE TRUCKS. A NUMBER OF FORD TEAMS HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THIS "DOMINO PRINCIPLE". WHEN MIKE BLISS ANNOUNCED AT THE END OF AUGUST HE...

Ken Schrader Inks Deal for 1999 Sponsor

Ken Schrader Inks Deal for 1999 Sponsor

OAKWOOD HOMES BROADENS RACING PROGRAM November 24, 1998 (Charlotte, N.C.)---Oakwood Homes Corporation announced today it will broaden its racing program to include the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 1999. Oakwood Homes signed on as primary...

Mon 23 Nov 1998
Miike Bliss Still Looking for 1999 Ride

Miike Bliss Still Looking for 1999 Ride

Bliss still hunting for 1999 ride Mooresville, N.C. (Nov. 23, 1998) Mike Bliss, one of the toughest competitors in NASCAR's Craftsman Truck Series, has proven his determination during his four-year run. Without a ride for 1999, that intestinal...

New Crew Chief Named to No. 84 Truck

New Crew Chief Named to No. 84 Truck

Wlodyka moves to Liberty Racing Lorain, Ohio (Nov. 23, 1998) Liberty Racing team owner Jim Herrick has announced the appointment of veteran mechanic Roland Wlodyka as crew chief for the No. 84 Porter-Cable Power Tools Racing team in the ...

Fri 20 Nov 1998
Mike Wallace, Tim Kohuth to ASE Racing

Mike Wallace, Tim Kohuth to ASE Racing

Wallace, Kohuth take over Team ASE ride MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 21, 1998) Jim Smith, owner of Ultra Motorsports, announced that he has signed Mike Wallace as the driver and Tim Kohuth as the crew chief of the No. 2 Team ASE Racing Ford in the ...

Wed 18 Nov 1998
Ron Barfield to Drive for Gloy-Rahal in 1999

Ron Barfield to Drive for Gloy-Rahal in 1999

Barfield to drive Icehouse Ford By Shawn A. Akers MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 18, 1998) It was a perfect fit. Gloy-Rahal Racing needed a driver, and Ron Barfield was looking for another ride. On Wednesday, Gloy-Rahal Racing announced...

Wed 11 Nov 1998
Mike Wallace Season Review

Mike Wallace Season Review

Mike Wallace Purolator PureONE Racing NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series 1998 Season End Report "We had a good season but didn't accomplish everything we hoped for," said Wallace. "We got off to a great run at Orlando and did not get the finish to...

Mon 09 Nov 1998
Las Vegas Mike Stefanik Has A Fun Drive

Las Vegas Mike Stefanik Has A Fun Drive

Stefanik has fun Sunday drive By Brett Borden LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Nov. 8, 1998) Mike Stefanik already has two NASCAR touring division championships under his belt this year. He earned the chance to have a little fun with the 'big boys' of the ...

Las Vegas Jack Sprague, Ron Hornaday Report

Las Vegas Jack Sprague, Ron Hornaday Report

Sprague, Hornaday cap season with a classic By Brett Borden LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Nov. 8, 1998) In a crazy ending destined to go down as one of auto racing's most memorable moments, Ron Hornaday finished second in order to finish first. And now he...

Las Vegas Results

Las Vegas Results

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Racing Unofficial Race Results Sam's Town 250 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Race No. 27/November 8, 1998 Pos Truck Name Sponsor Make Lap Pts Money Status 1 24 Jack Sprague GMAC Financial...

Sun 08 Nov 1998
Las Vegas Qualifying Quotes

Las Vegas Qualifying Quotes

Sam's Town 250 Saturday quotebook LAS VEGAS (Nov. 7, 1998) Quotes from selected drivers following Bud Pole Qualifying Saturday for Sunday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Sam's Town 250 presented by Las Vegas Events at Las Vegas ...

Las Vegas Qualifying Report

Las Vegas Qualifying Report

Sprague on Bud Pole, Hornaday 10th By Brett Borden LAS VEGAS (Nov. 7, 1998) Ron Hornaday came into Las Vegas with a 13-point cushion over Jack Sprague in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship chase with only Sunday's Sam's Town ...

Wed 04 Nov 1998
Las Vegas Mike Wallace Preview

Las Vegas Mike Wallace Preview

MIKE WALLACE LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES NOTES AND QUOTES Las Vegas Motor Speedway is very familiar to Mike Wallace and Ken Schrader Racing. Wallace has competed on the 1.5 mile ...

Tue 03 Nov 1998
Kent Harrison, Ford Motorsports Interview

Kent Harrison, Ford Motorsports Interview

NASCAR Craftsman Truck FORD HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY MORE COMPETITIVE OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS OF THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES. DURING THE INITIAL YEAR OF COMPETITION, 1995, THE MANUFACTURER HAD ONLY ONE POLE AND FOUR WINS. THE FOLLOWING...

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