Why race pick-up trucks? For starters, they’re arguably the most popular automotive vehicle in America, with upwards of 2 million new pickups sold every year in the United States. And they’re a blast to race, particularly the trucks of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. With 650 horsepower pushing their 3450 pounds around super speedways, ovals, short tracks and the occasional road course, NASCAR’s trucks are fun to watch and challenging to drive.
Back in 1994, the very first exhibition race in the history of NASCAR SuperTruck Series competition was won by PJ Jones driving a Ford F150. More than 25 years onward, the F150 remains a staple of NASCAR’s truck competition, scoring its first title with Greg Biffle in 2000 and powering Matt Crafton to the Blue Oval’s most recent championship in 2019. Multiple teams now campaign the F150 in the real-world NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series – now’s your chance to join them on iRacing.