TRUCKS
& DIRT
A match made in racing heaven.
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The History

The concept of pickup racing was thought up by NASCAR driver Buck Baker in 1983 as a way for graduates of his racing school to start their careers. The series’ first season was held in 1995. This is where NASCAR Cup drivers cut their teeth. And once a year, they get to race on dirt at "The Big E". Eldora was carved from a corn field back in 1954 and is now owned by three-time NASCAR champ Tony Stewart.

The Trucks

The trucks currently running in the series are Ford F-150s, Chevrolet Silverados, and Toyota Tundras.

Fact
Four years running, Toyota has won the Manufacturers Championship.
The Award

The driver with the best qualifying time receives the Keystone Light Pole Award. If they’re under the drinking age, it’s renamed the 21 Means 21 Pole Award.

The Engines

The trucks are powered by 6.0-litre, naturally-aspirated V8 engines. Depending on the track, the trucks can hit up to 180 MPH. But not on the dirt.

The Dirt Jargon
Cushion: As the laps add up, loose dirt starts to pile up the track. Drivers will often race right up against this “cushion.”
The Cherry on Top

Sunoco has proudly fueled these machines and their drivers since 2004.