St. Louis: Tayler Malsam preview

MALSAM AT GATEWAY: Tayler Malsam will be making his 20th start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) when the green flag drops for the Copart 200 at Gateway International Raceway Saturday afternoon. Malsam has never before raced at the...

MALSAM AT GATEWAY: Tayler Malsam will be making his 20th start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) when the green flag drops for the Copart 200 at Gateway International Raceway Saturday afternoon. Malsam has never before raced at the 1.25-mile Madison, Wisconsin venue.

MALSAM'S RIDE: Crew Chief Doug Wolcott and the No. 81 team are utilizing the same One Eighty Toyota Tundra they prepared for last weekend's event at Iowa Speedway. This is the second time the team will run Randy Moss Motorsports chassis No.107. Malsam posted his best qualifying effort of the season in this Toyota Tundra and finished the event in 10th place.

TAYLER'S TAKE ON GATEWAY: "I've never been to Gateway before, but I know Doug has, so that will help us. The No. 81 One Eighty Racing guys worked hard to turn around the truck that we ran last weekend so we could run it again in Gateway. It's a good Toyota Tundra and now that we've got one race with it under our belt, I think things should go a little more smoothly than they did during the race last weekend. I'm looking forward to racing at Gateway International Raceway. The trucks have been racing there for a long time now and the racing is usually pretty good, so I think it will be a fun weekend for us and for the fans."

WOLCOTT ON GATEWAY: "I've been to the Gateway track several times throughout the years and it doesn't really compare to anywhere else that we race. It's a flat track and it's pretty bumpy getting into the corners. Getting the truck to turn well is the key to racing there and getting it to stay under you the whole time."

THE SEASON'S STATS: The No. 81 team has posted eight top-10 finishes in 17 events this season. Malsam's top-10 effort last weekend at Iowa Speedway helped boost him up two positions in the NCWTS driver points battle. He now holds down the 11th spot, 11 markers outside of 10th and 141 points out of the top five.

POINT AND CLICK: Fans can continue to vote for their favorite driver for the Most Popular Driver Award through the end of October. The results of the online balloting will be announced at the NCWTS awards banquet at the end of the season. Visit www.nascar.com for more details and to cast your vote for Tayler.

-credit: rmm

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Tayler Malsam