Championship 4 set for Camping World Truck Series

first_imgThe NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship 4 is set with Brett Moffitt and Noah Gragson joining Johnny Sauter and Justin Haley as the four drivers that will battle for the title at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 16. Moffitt won the race at ISM Raceway — taking the lead with three to go while Gragson finished second.ThorSport Racing teammates Grant Enfinger and Matt Crafton were the two drivers eliminated from the playoffs at the end of the Lucas Oil 150 at ISM Raceway. Enfinger was in contention late but couldn’t win his way into the next round.GMS Racing teammates Sauter and Haley won their way in with victories at Martinsville and Texas, respectively. Sauter, the 2016 champion, has made all three Championship 4s in Truck Series history. The Wisconsin native and driver of the No. 21 GMS Racing Chevrolet was the Truck Series Regular Season Champion in 2018 and has six wins on the season. Haley has won three races this season in the No. 24 GMS Racing Chevrolet — including two last-lap wins in playoff races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Texas. This is the 19-year-old Indiana native’s second season in the series and first Championship 4 appearance.RELATED: Moffitt wins at ISM Raceway | Playoff standings Moffitt now has five wins driving the No. 16 Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota. The 26-year-old Iowa native has had a knack for late-race passes for the win and has been a feel-good story in the Truck Series garage this season running with an upstart team. Coming off of his win at Phoenix, Moffitt is riding high heading into the finale with a championship on the line.“This HRE team has been strong pretty much everywhere we go I feel like we have a shot to win the race if we execute,” Moffitt said. “Tonight we executed like we need to and we need to do that next week. Homestead is a fun track for me, I like it. I’ve also never been there in a truck, never been here in a truck and never been there in a truck – only been in Cup cars so hopefully that’s a good sign.”Gragson rounds out the Championship 4 in his second full-time Truck Series season. The driver of the No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota scored his second series win at Kansas in May and has been knocking on the door for another win during the postseason. ThorSport Racing teammates Enfinger and Crafton saw their championship dreams come to an end in 2018. Enfinger won at Las Vegas to lock into the Round of 6. Two finishes outside of the top 10 put the driver of the No. 98 ThorSport Racing Ford in a hole for the Round of 6 finale. Crafton, a two-time series champion, had reached the previous two Championship 4s in Truck Series history. However, the driver of the No. 88 ThorSport Racing Ford is looking at some statistical lows this season that led to his elimination — he’s winless (first time since 2012), fewest top 10s since 2008 (12) and fewest laps led since 2008 (65). The Ford EcoBoost 200 (8 p.m. ET on Nov. 16 with coverage on FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) will close out the 2018 Truck Series season, and the highest finishing driver among the Championship 4 will take home the title. Christopher Bell, who moved up to the Xfinity Series this season, is the reigning series champion.last_img read more

Widespread Panic Shares “Protein Drink”, “Sewing Machine” From Oak Mountain 2011 [Watch]

first_imgWidespread Panic delivered more archival content on Monday with a video of “Protein Drink” into “Sewing Machine” from Oak Mountain Amphitheatre. The video of the eternal pairing was taken from Panic’s 4/16/11 show at the Pelham, AL venue.This video comes as the latest in an ever-flowing stream of archival live content from the southern rock jam band. Since unceremoniously beginning a continuous–almost daily–barrage of live videos at the start of 2021, the band has released clips from its 2002 documentary, 25th anniversary run of shows, concert films, interviews, vintage TV appearances, and more.The pair of songs come from brute.‘s 1995 album Nine High a Pallet, which found members of Widespread Panic—specifically John Bell, Michael Houser, Todd Nance, Dave Schools, and JoJo Hermann—teamed up with guitarist Vic Chesnutt, a frequent collaborator. Four out of five songs on the album, including “Blight”, “Protein Drink”, “Sewing Machine”, and “Let’s Get Down To Business”, found their way into Panic’s regular live repertoire. brute. would go on to release one more studio album, 2002’s Co-Bait.Related: Widespread Panic’s JoJo Hermann To Revive ‘Shut Up And Play’ Livestream Solo ShowsIn this live cut, guitarist Jimmy Herring sounds off the track with the earworm guitar riff. JB grabs a seldom-seen hybrid acoustic guitar to get in on the action as they weave through the stop-start structure of “Protein Drink”. The first half of the movement rolls on like a big tease as Widespread Panic picks up momentum, only to pump the breaks. This makes the payoff of “Sewing Machine” all the more gratifying, however, as Herring is finally let loose and able to run wild on the song to close the first set.Watch Widespread Panic pair up “Protein Drink” and “Sewing Machine” at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in 2011.Widespread Panic – “Protein Drink” > “Sewing Machine” – Pelham, AL – 4/16/11[Video: Widespread Panic]last_img read more