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Fri 31 Dec 1999
Nessa Motorsports Names Crew

Nessa Motorsports Names Crew

Little Rock AR (December 30, 1999) Nathan Hunter of Little Rock, AR. has been hired as crew chief for Nessa Motorsports. Nathan has an extensive background in oval track racing and has owned several teams in the past. He is also a local chassis...

Thu 30 Dec 1999
Liberty Racing Suspends Operations

Liberty Racing Suspends Operations

LORAIN, Ohio (Dec. 30, 1999) Liberty Racing, a charter team in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series with its No. 98 Ford, has announced it will suspend operations effective Friday due to its inability to obtain a marketing partner for the NASCAR 2000...

Wed 29 Dec 1999
Team Rensi Ready to Truck

Team Rensi Ready to Truck

Team Rensi Motorsports goes trucking in 2000 By Dave Rodman CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 29, 1999) Team Rensi Motorsports will debut its NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team in the season opening NCTS 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Feb.

Tue 28 Dec 1999
Mike Cope - New Series, New Man

Mike Cope - New Series, New Man

Cope hopes to show 'new' series a 'new' man By Brett Borden PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (Dec. 28, 1999) It's not your typical love story. Boy meets racing series. Racing series jilts boy. Boy goes back home. Boy comes back and courts racing series...

Wed 22 Dec 1999
Liberty Racing Ready to Run Except for Sponsor

Liberty Racing Ready to Run Except for Sponsor

Stellar Liberty team faces uncertain future By Dave Rodman LORAIN, Ohio (Dec. 22, 1999) Liberty Racing has been a launching pad over its five-year history for NASCAR drivers, crewmen and, unfortunately sponsors. Now, a little more than 50...

Mike Cope Re-unites with Bryan Berry

Mike Cope Re-unites with Bryan Berry

Berry re-unites with Cope at Impact By Marty Smith CONCORD, N.C. (Dec. 21, 1999) After losing a pair of budding superstars to the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, Impact Motorsports owner David Hodson needed to add an impact player in the off...

Mon 20 Dec 1999
Ballew Buys Black Diamond Truck Team

Ballew Buys Black Diamond Truck Team

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 20, 1999) North Georgia automobile dealer Billy Ballew announced Monday that he has purchased Black Diamond Motorsports' NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team and hopes to run a full 24-race schedule in the series in ...

Fri 17 Dec 1999
CHAMPCAR/CART: Homestead-Miami Speedway Tickets on Sale for Spring Events

CHAMPCAR/CART: Homestead-Miami Speedway Tickets on Sale for Spring Events

MIAMI (Dec. 17) – Tickets are now on sale for the two opening weekends of the 2000 season at Homestead-Miami Speedway, featuring the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and the CART FedEx Championship Series. The new season opens Feb. 25-26 with...

Thu 16 Dec 1999
John Menard, Bryan Reffner Look to 2000

John Menard, Bryan Reffner Look to 2000

Menard, Reffner look forward to 2000 By Brett Borden DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 16, 1999) Mama said there'd be days like this. Bryan Reffner and John Menard, the even-tempered odd couple of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, got to...

Greg Biffle Ready to Restart in 2000

Greg Biffle Ready to Restart in 2000

Biffle ready to hit restart in 2000 By Brett Borden DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 16, 1999) Like a kid sitting at the DAYTONA USA machine with a pocket full of quarters, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Greg Biffle has just finished off one...

Wed 15 Dec 1999
Steve Grisson to Drive for Richard Petty

Steve Grisson to Drive for Richard Petty

Petty signs Grissom for 2000 NCTS ride By Brett Borden DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 15, 1999) He hasn't been around long, but Steve Grissom says he is happy to be a part of the "Petty Kingdom" as driver of the No. 43 Dodge by Petty Dodge Ram in the...

Mike Cope Leads Way on Second Day of Daytona Test

Mike Cope Leads Way on Second Day of Daytona Test

Mike Cope fastest on second day at DIS By Brett Borden DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 15, 1999) It was a Dodge day at Daytona International Speedway Wednesday, as the Rams of Mike Cope, Dennis Setzer and Randy Renfrow topped the time sheets on the ...

Tue 14 Dec 1999
Rick Crawford Quick in Tuesday Test

Rick Crawford Quick in Tuesday Test

Quick Crawford paces Daytona truck test By Dave Rodman DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 14, 1999) NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series veteran Rick Crawford turned the fastest lap Tuesday on the opening day of a two-day test session at Daytona...

Sat 11 Dec 1999
Jack Sprague's Night

Jack Sprague's Night

SAN FRANCISCO The curtain officially fell Friday night on the 1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season at the fifth annual awards banquet at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, and the first item on series champion Jack Sprague's off-season list...

Fri 10 Dec 1999
Jack Sprague Worked Hard for Title

Jack Sprague Worked Hard for Title

Sprague worked hard for second title By Marty Smith SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 10, 1999) Jack Sprague defied logic by winning the 1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship. Logically, most tasks are easier the second time around, but ...

Greg Biffle Drove to New Heights in 1999

Greg Biffle Drove to New Heights in 1999

Biffle drove to new heights in trucks By Dave Rodman SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 10, 1999) Greg Biffle is simply paid to drive the No. 50 Grainger Ford F-150 in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, and it's debatable that he didn't do it better in 1999...

Wed 08 Dec 1999
Mike Wallace Now Knows the Way

Mike Wallace Now Knows the Way

Wallace now knows the way By Brett Borden SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 8, 1999) Remember the first time you had to find someone's house in another city? You drove around gingerly, wondering why the street signs weren't more prominent and/or better...

Jay Sauter Surged Late in Season

Jay Sauter Surged Late in Season

SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 8, 1999) Driving a black GM Goodwrench Service Plus-sponsored Chevrolet with a large white No. 3 on the side is not one of the easiest jobs in sports. It's like wearing a Yankees baseball cap, Cowboys football helmet or Bulls...

Tue 07 Dec 1999
Ron Hornaday Leaves as a Big Winner

Ron Hornaday Leaves as a Big Winner

SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 7, 1999) To racing enthusiasts everywhere, the name Ron Hornaday is synonymous with NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series greatness. The Palmdale, Calif., native has won a series-record 25 races over the past five seasons, not to...

Mon 06 Dec 1999
Mike Bliss Successful in 1999

Mike Bliss Successful in 1999

SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 6, 1999) For Mike Bliss, much of the 1999 season was spent in the shadow of his teammate, but by the end of the year the spotlight shone brightly in his corner as well. Bliss, driver of Jack Roush's No. 99 Exide Batteries ...

Jimmy Hensley 1999 Roller Coaster

Jimmy Hensley 1999 Roller Coaster

Hensley rode the roller coaster in 1999 By Marty Smith SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., (Dec. 6, 1999) When the 1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season began, there was every reason to believe that Jimmy Hensley would be a championship contender.

Sat 04 Dec 1999
Bill McAnally Racing, Orleans MS Join Forces

Bill McAnally Racing, Orleans MS Join Forces

December 3, 1999 (Las Vegas, Nev.) - Bill McAnally Racing and Orleans Motorsports have merged to create what they hope will become the most prestigious motorsports organization in the western states. The newly formed organization will operate...

Wed 01 Dec 1999
Jack Sprague/Andy Houston Test At Martinsville

Jack Sprague/Andy Houston Test At Martinsville

Testing Today at Martinsville Speedway Wednesday, December 1. Jack Sprague, GMAC Chevrolet; Andy Houston, The Cat Rental Stores Chevrolet -- NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Testing for NAPA 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Race on Saturday,...

Jack Sprague/Andy Houston Test At Martinsville

Jack Sprague/Andy Houston Test At Martinsville

Testing Today at Martinsville Speedway Wednesday, December 1. Jack Sprague, GMAC Chevrolet; Andy Houston, The Cat Rental Stores Chevrolet -- NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Testing for NAPA 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Race on Saturday,...

Tue 30 Nov 1999
Mike Cope to Drive No. 86 in 2000

Mike Cope to Drive No. 86 in 2000

Harrisburg, NC- Impact Motorsports has signed Mike Cope to drive the no. 86 RC Dodge in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for the year 2000. Royal Crown Cola is entering the third year as the primary sponsor for the no. 86 Dodge and is ...

Thu 18 Nov 1999
Mackey Marketing Group signs Powers Motorsports Team

Mackey Marketing Group signs Powers Motorsports Team

Marietta, GA Mackey Marketing Group has signed Powers Motorsports, a NASCAR Craftsman Truck team, to assist in marketing and sponsorship services for the newly established team. Powers Motorsports is entering the NASCAR sanctioned series in 2000...

Tue 16 Nov 1999
Roush Racing Tests Drivers at Phoenix

Roush Racing Tests Drivers at Phoenix

Roush tests five drivers at Phoenix By Dave Rodman PHOENIX (Nov. 16, 1999) Four veteran NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series teams tested Ford F-150s at the one-mile desert oval at Phoenix International Raceway Monday, ostensibly in preparation...

Tue 02 Nov 1999
Greg Biffle Dressed to the Nines

Greg Biffle Dressed to the Nines

Biffle dressed to the nines By Brett Borden FONTANA, Calif. (Nov. 2, 1999) Greg Biffle won the most battles. He just didn't win the war. The driver of the No. 50 Grainger Ford experienced unprecedented success this year in the NASCAR Craftsman...

Trucks to Run at Daytona in 2000

Trucks to Run at Daytona in 2000

Tough Trucks coming to Daytona in 2000 By Brett Borden DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 2, 1999) Ladies and gentlemen, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series has arrived. It has arrived at the Mecca of Motorsports -- Daytona International Speedway, with...

This Week in Ford Racing, Nov. 2, 1999

This Week in Ford Racing, Nov. 2, 1999

This Week in Ford Racing November 2, 1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Historically speaking, the 1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) season will be remembered as a breakthrough year for Ford Division and the Ford-powered NCTS teams.

Mon 01 Nov 1999
Standings After Fontana

Standings After Fontana

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series 1999 Official Standings After NAPA Auto Parts 200 California Speedway Race No. 25/October 30, 1999 Official standings are announced by NASCAR on Mondays after all decisions regarding the last race have been ...

Sun 31 Oct 1999
Fontana Saturday Notes

Fontana Saturday Notes

NAPA Auto Parts 200 Saturday notebook By Brett Borden FONTANA, Calif. (Oct. 30, 1999) Notes and quotes following Saturday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series NAPA Auto Parts 200 at California Speedway: Carlos Contreras, the Mexican ...

Greg Biffle, Dennis Setzer Same Fate at Fontana

Greg Biffle, Dennis Setzer Same Fate at Fontana

Biffle, Setzer suffer same fate By Brett Borden FONTANA, Calif. (Oct. 30, 1999) In racing, disappointment wears many faces. It doesn't discriminate. It doesn't care what make you drive. If you have everything to lose or nothing to lose. Greg...

Sat 30 Oct 1999
Carlos Contreras Makes Truck Debut

Carlos Contreras Makes Truck Debut

Contreras makes history at California By Brett Borden FONTANA, Calif. (Oct. 29, 1999) Carlos Contreras' No. 68 Hot Wheels Dodge will start seventh in Saturday's race. Perhaps the pecularity of Mexican Carlos Contreras' attempt to make ...

Fri 29 Oct 1999
Joe Ruttman to Drive for Bobby Hamilton in 2000

Joe Ruttman to Drive for Bobby Hamilton in 2000

Joe Ruttman to Drive for Bobby Hamilton and Dana Racing in 2000 Fontana, California (October 29th, 1999)- Veteran racer Joe Ruttman has signed a one year contract to be the driver of the familiar blue and white ...