NCWTS Advance: Homestead-Miami Speedway
Track: Homestead-Miami Speedway, 1.5-mile oval
Event: NCWTS 200 (134 laps, 201 miles)
Entries: Chris Windom
No. 54 Baldwin Brothers Racing Toyota Tundra
Schedule: Friday, Nov. 16
10:05 a.m………..Final Practice
3:45 p.m………..Qualifying (FS1)
8:00 p.m………..Race (FS1)
(all times ET)
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 13, 2018) — The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) will head to Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway this weekend for the 2018 season finale. USAC Champion Chris Windom will be behind the wheel of the No. 54 Baldwin Brothers Racing / Central Abrasives Toyota Tundra in Friday’s 200 mile race.
The NCWTS 200 will mark the 27-year-old Canton, Ill. native’s fifth-career Truck Series race, his second for DGR-Crosley. Windom has one prior start at the one-and-a-half mile track of Homestead-Miami Speedway which occurred in 2017 with MB Motorsports. An electrical issue during that race forced him to retire from competition early, relegating him to a 26th-place finish. Earlier this season, Windom raced in the Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway for DGR-Crosley where he earned a 14th-place finish despite fighting engines issues. The top-15 that he and the No. 54 Toyota Racing team earned at Eldora was a career best NCWTS finish for Windom. He will return to Homestead-Miami Speedway with the familiar voice of Bono Manion calling the shots atop the pit box, looking to top his career high finish.
Practice, qualifying and the NCWTS 200 will all take place on Friday, Nov. 16. Qualifying will kick-off at 3:45 p.m., ET on FS1 with racing action beginning at 8:00 p.m., also on FS1.
Windom on Homestead: “I’m thankful for the opportunity to return to the Truck Series and race with DGR-Crosley again this season. We had a strong Toyota Tundra at Eldora [Speedway] before the engine issues came into play, and I’m confident that the guys will unload another fast truck for me in Homestead. This will only be my second mile-and-a-half start in a truck, but I’m confident in the equipment and I’ll have Bono and David [Gilliland] there to lean on. I’m excited to see what we can do. Hopefully, we can end the season on a high note for everyone at DGR-Crosley.”
Season Review: The No. 54 Toyota Tundra has had 10 different drivers behind the wheel this season in DGR-Crosley’s first season as a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team. The No. 54 team has an average finish of 16th through 22 races with four top-five, five top-ten and 17 top-20 finishes with 79 laps lead. The team currently sits 16th in NCWTS Owner Point Stands, 20 points behind the 15th-place team.