MOORESVILLE, N.C. (October 9, 2018) – The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) will be back in action this weekend after a three week hiatus. Bo LeMastus and the No. 54 Toyota Tundra will have a striking new look at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway as DGR-Crosley welcomes Fred’s onboard for the Fr8Auctions 250.
Saturday’s race at the 2.66-mile track in Alabama will mark LeMastus’ 11th NCWTS start for the team he co-owns with David Gilliland, and his fourth start on a track greater than two-miles in length. Although LeMastus will be making his first NCWTS start at the famed Talladega Superspeedway, the ARCA Racing Series veteran brings a wealth of Superspeedway racing experience to the No. 54 team. LeMastus has five-career ARCA Racing Series starts at Talladega where he has collected two top-10 finishes. In his most recent start there earlier this spring, LeMastus qualified sixth and was on-pace to record a finish inside the top-10 before he was caught up in an accident on the last lap of the competition.
LeMastus will not be the only one making his first NCWTS start at Talladega. His business partner Gilliland will also be competing in the Truck Series for the first time at Talladega Superspeedway. Gilliland is set to race the No. 51 entry for Kyle Busch Motorsports. This will mark the first time that LeMastus and Gilliland will compete against each other on track.
The Fr8Auctions 250 will be broadcast on FOX Saturday, October 13, at 1:00 p.m., ET.
Track: Talladega Superspeedway, 2.66 mile oval
Event: Fr8Auctions 250 (250.04 miles, 94 laps)
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 1:00 p.m., ET
Weekend Schedule: Friday, Oct. 12
10:05 a.m……..Practice (FS2)
11:35 a.m……..Final Practice (FS2)
5:35 p.m……..Qualifying (FS2)
Saturday, Oct. 13
(all times ET)
LeMastus on Talladega: “DGR-Crosley is really proud to have Fred’s on the Truck this weekend at Talladega. For me personally, Talladega has always been special over the past many years running ARCA there. We came up a half-lap short in the spring ARCA race and hope to be able to put together a strong run this weekend in the truck.”
About Fred’s: Tracing its history back to an original store in Coldwater, Mississippi, opened in 1947, today Fred’s Inc. is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, and operates 601 general merchandise and pharmacy stores, including 14 franchised locations, and three specialty pharmacy-only locations.
With a unique store format and strategy that combines the best elements of a value-focused retailer with a healthcare-focused drug store, Fred’s stores offer more than 12,000 frequently purchased items that address the everyday needs of its customers and patients. This includes nationally recognized brands, proprietary Fred’s label products, and a full range of value-priced selections.