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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Tyler Ankrum
C.J. Radune makes his picks for the weekend, starting with arguably the current best driver in the Trucks Series, John Nemechek.
C.J. Radune is favoring speedy John Hunter Nemechek, who finished sixth in this race last season and leads the series standings heading into the weekend.
Hailie Deegan has been improving every week and has shown genuine speed this season, so she's one of C.J. Radune's top picks this week at Darlington.
Brett Moffitt will start deep in the field, but with his past success at Kansas Speedway, expect him to finish significantly higher.
Johnny Sauter should be motivated to perform well on Richmond’s short track with a playoff position within reach.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
One of the brightest rising stars to race in the truck series this season will be Ankrum. The 18-year-old prospect had a very successful rookie run in this division of NASCAR last year. He only started 20 of the 23 events due to age restrictions, but put up impressive numbers in this near-full schedule with DGR-Crosley Racing. Ankrum snagged his first-career win at Kentucky Speedway in a surprising performance, and he piled up eight Top-10 finishes for the season. Down the stretch run of last year he suffered a bit of a cool down, but in total it was a great campaign. Ankrum comes to GMS Racing this year and will be paired with veteran crew chief, Chad Walter. The potential in this driver-crew chief combination is very intriguing.
Ankrum won't be 18-years-old until a few weeks after Daytona, so that means he can't race until event number four at Martinsville. However, the youngster is poised to run nearly the entire schedule with the exception of the first three races. Gilliland and Crosley formed this race team last season and hosted a number of different drivers between the two trucks. Ankrum made two starts, and grabbed a surprising Top-10 finish at Phoenix last fall. The young Californian has been building his racing resume for the last few years. Ankrum dominated the K&N Pro Series East in 2018 to capture four victories and the championship in that series. Now he'll look to grab truck series Rookie of the Year in what is mostly a full-time schedule in 2019.
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Wins Truck Pole at COTA
Ankrum won the pole for the Toyota Tundra 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Circuit of the Americas road course. He turned a fast lap of 75.041 mph.
Third at Richmond
Ankrum finished third in the Toyota Care 250 Camping World Truck Series race at Richmond Raceway Saturday.
New Crew Chief
As the beginning of the season draws near, GMS Racing is excited to announce its crew chief lineup for the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Charles Denike moves to captain the No. 26 crew for Ankrum in the 2021 season, GMS Racing PR reports.
Runner-up Finish at Homestead
Ankrum finished second in the Baptist Health 200 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway Saturday evening.