Camping World Truck Series Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Race: Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby

Place: Eldora Speedway

Date and Time: Wednesday, July 20 at 9 p.m. ET

Tune-in: FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 75 miles (150 laps); Segments of 40-50-60 laps

What to Watch For: Tyler Reddick, who began his racing career on dirt before transitioning to NASCAR, attempts to improve on his third-place finish at Eldora last year. He holds the title of youngest driver to start a World 100 sprint car race from the pole at Eldora (16 years old). … NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Kyle Larson will make his third career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Eldora. His best finish in the Aspen Dental Dirt Derby was a runner-up in the inaugural 2013 event. … Bobby Pierce goes for the win after barreling his way to a runner-up finish in his NASCAR debut, at Eldora, last season. … Three berths remain for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase with six races left in the regular season. … Series leader William Byron can gain sole possession of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Sunoco Rookie wins record with a fifth victory. He is tied with Kurt Busch (four wins in 2000) for the all-time rookie mark. … Norm Benning’s beating and banging effort in the Last Chance Race of the 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Eldora race remains one of the enduring memories of the inaugural edition. As great as it was, Benning wants more. “We want to make some big news again,” Benning said. “That’s old news now. I really believe I can win that race if the stars line up right. Bodies don’t mean anything. Horsepower doesn’t mean anything. It’s what’s between the seat and the steering wheel and that’s what matters.”

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.