Truck Series Name Gets A Small Adjustment

The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series field takes the green flag Friday night at ISM Raceway. (Ivan Veldhuizen Photo)
The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series playoffs will feature 10 teams this year instead of eight. (Ivan Veldhuizen Photo)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR’s Truck Series will have a slightly different name next season.

NASCAR officials announced Tuesday that the series will be known as the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series beginning with the 2020 season.

Gander Outdoors became the title sponsor of the series in 2019 when Marcus Lemonis, the owner of previous series sponsor Camping World, decided to change which brand was featured as the series’ title sponsor.

Lemonis acquired the Gander brand, then known as Gander Mountain, via a bankruptcy auction in May of 2017. He has since rebranded and relaunched the business, which include the company becoming title sponsor of the Truck Series last year.

The Truck Series has gone through a handful of name changes since it launched in 1995. It was originally known as the NASCAR SuperTruck Series, followed by the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series from 1996 to 2008.

Lemonis’ company Camping World became title sponsor of the series in 2009 and remained through the 2018 season.