With the popularity of pickup trucks among consumers, it seemed only natural that NASCAR could successfully introduce a series for these vehicles. The concept of a championship using tube-frame trucks debuted in 1995 with twenty events. Winning the first NASCAR Super Truck title was Mike Skinner in a Chevrolet. The 2014 schedule comprises twenty-two events, with most races taking place on the traditional paved ovals – the two exceptions are the road course at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Eldora Speedway, a dirt track.

The trucks are constructed using a formula that is similar to the cars. Bodies are hung on a steel tube-frame chassis built to NASCAR specifications. The vehicles are powered by 6-liter V8 engines, which produce approximately 700-horsepower using the unrestricted regulations and about 450-horsepower in the restricted rules. The naturally aspirated motors are fitted with a four-barrel carburetor and run on 98-octane E15 unleaded gasoline. The minimum weight for a truck without a driver is 3,400-pounds.

Manufacturers participating in the series are Chrysler (RAM), Ford (F-150), General Motors (Chevrolet Silverado) and Toyota (Tundra).

2014 was the NASCAR Camping World’s series second visit to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Drivers would compete for sixty-four laps around the ten-turn 2.459-mile road course in an event called the Chevrolet Silverado 250.

The start of round fourteen for the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Leading the field of twenty-eight drivers into turn one is the pole-sitter, Alex Tagliani, in the No. 19 Reese Towpower Ford F150. Immediately behind Tagliani is the third fastest qualifier, Erik Jones, driving the No. 51 ToyotaCare Toyota Tundra. Beside Jones is the No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado of Gray Gaulding.
Last season’s Rookie of the Year, Ryan Blaney, drove the No. 29 Cooper Standard F150. Blaney qualified fourteen fastest. The team’s strategy for pitting resulted in him leading thirteen circuits early in the contest. He moved to the front again on lap-44, but a full course caution allowed German Quiroga to move onto Blaney’s bumper. The two exchanged the lead on the final circuit, with Blaney grabbing his first win of 2014.
Mexican German Quiroga made his first series start in 2011. This year he was competing in the No. 77 OtterBox Toyota Tundra. Quiroga was the fourth fastest in the qualifying session and stayed in contention during the race. The final caution allowed him to close on the leader, Ryan Blaney. On the final lap, Quiroga passed Blaney in corner eight, but Blaney retook the position in the last turn. Quiroga finished second by 0.049-seconds.
Erik Jones made his Camping World Truck Series debut in 2013 and in just five races, he had five top-ten finishes and a victory. Jones entered round fourteen with a win at Iowa Speedway and a pole at Eldora Speedway. At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, he raced the No. 51 ToyotaCar Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Racing. During the qualifying session, Jones was third fastest and would battle with the leaders to a third-place result.
The two-time NASCAR Canadian Tire champion, Andrew Ranger, was the best of the four Canadian entries. A last-minute deal was made for Ranger to drive the No. 53 Inoxsan / La Cite de Mirabel RAM. Without any time to test the truck, he qualified a respectable sixth using his knowledge of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Ranger remained in contention for the sixty-four-lap contest and finished fifth.
Former open-wheel racer and full-time NASCAR Canadian Tire competitor Alex Tagliani drove the No. 19 Reese Towpower Ford F150 for NASCAR Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski. During qualifying, Tagliani recorded the fastest time and, in the process, set a new lap record. The race did not go as well; he was challenged by a sticking throttle. Tagliani spun and finished in sixteenth place with eight laps remaining in the race.
The defending series champion was Matt Crafton. Last year at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, he finished tenth in the No. 88 Ideal Door / Menards Toyota Tundra. This season, he was gridded eighth. Crafton moved up the race order during the race and crossed the finish line in sixth place. Entering the weekend, he was second to Johnny Sauter in the points chase. Crafton’s results moved within seven markers of Sauter.
The current points leader was Johnny Sauter, who drove the No. 98 Nextant Aerospace / Curb Records Toyota Tundra. Entering round fourteen, the 2009 Rookie of the Year had six top-ten finishes, including a victory at Michigan International Speedway. Sauter was eleventh fastest during the qualifying session at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and finished eighth, which allowed him to stay on top of the standings.
The second entry for the Kyle Busch Racing stable was the No. 54 ToyotaCar Toyota Tundra piloted by Bubba Wallace. Wallace was another title contender who was fifth in the standings when the series stopped at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. He recorded the seventh-fastest qualifying time for the Chevrolet Silverado 250. Unfortunately, Wallace slid down the lap chart during the race and finished in the twelfth position.

114Ryan BlaneyCooper Standard / Ford F15064-
24German QuirogaOtterBox / Toyota Tundra64-
33Erik JonesToyotaCare / Toyota Tundra64-
42Gray GauldingGemini Southern / Chevrolet Silverado64-
56Andrew RangerInoxsan/La Cite de Mirabel / RAM64-
68Matt CraftonIdeal Door/Menards / Toyota Tundra64-
713Brennan NewberryQore-24 / Chevrolet Silverado64-
811Johnny SauterNextant Aerospace/Curb Records / Toyota Tundra64-
95Cole CusterHaas Automation / Chevrolet Silverado64-
109Timothy PetersRed Horse Racing / Toyota Tundra64-
1110Cameron HayleyCabinets by Hayley / Chevrolet Silverado64-
127Bubba WallaceToyotaCare / Toyota Tundra64-
1315Joey CoulterAllegiant Travel / Chevrolet Silverado64-
1420Mason Mingus811 - Call Before You Dig / Toyota Tundra64-
1512Ben KennedyHeater.com / Chevrolet Silverado64-
161Alex TaglianiReese Towpower / Ford F15063-
1717Jeb BurtonEstes Express Lines/Carolina Nut Co / Toyota Tundra63-
1819Tyler YoungRandco/Young's Building Systems / Chevrolet Silverado63-
1918Bryan SilasBell Trucks America / Chevrolet Silverado63-
2021Ray Courtemanche, Jr.La Cite de Mirabel / Chevrolet Silverado63-
2118T.J. BellDedicated to Electrical Lineman / Chevrolet Silverado62-
2228Norm BenningCrossey Plumbing / Chevrolet Silverado58-
2329Jennifer Jo CobbArrow Truck Sales / RAM54-
2412Scott StenzelPersonal Comfort / Chevrolet Silverado45-
2512John Hunter NemechekGaunt Collision Centres / Toyota Tundra26Transmission
2626Justin JenningsMittler Bros. Machine & Tool / Chevrolet Silverado15Transmission
2725B.J. McLeodGeneva-Liberty Steel / Chevrolet Silverado8Ignition
2826Caleb RoarkJJC Racing / RAM0Clutch

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