What’s Happening?

The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, the third of NASCAR’s National Touring Series, it set to run its’ 30th season in 2024. Plenty of interesting faces from cagey veterans to bright-eyed youngsters will fill the grid throughout the 23-race season. Here is the full list of 26 full-time drivers competing for the 2024 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Championship.

  • For this list, we full focus only on the full-time drivers for this season. Part-time drivers are ineligible, even if they compete for a team that fields their truck full-time.
  • The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is the 3rd tier series of NASCAR’s National Touring Series. Truck Series usually competes as companion races to the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series. Races are usually held on Friday evenings or Saturday afternoons/evenings and are usually between 200-250 miles or laps in length.
  • Fans enjoy the Craftsman Truck Series for its’ parity and aggressive driving. While some young drivers make over-aggressive mistakes at times, it often creates an entertaining show.

#02: Mason Massey (Young’s Motorsports)

Mason Masset, a 27-year-old, is finally getting his first full-time opportunity. He’s competed in 66 races between the Xfinity and Truck Series since 2019 for various teams with 3 Xfinity Series top-10s. He spent the 2023 Truck Series season with the Reaume Brothers for 7 races, and his best finish was 11th at Texas.

#2: Nick Sachez (Rev Racing)

Nick Sanchez returns to Rev Racing for 2024, but it will be a slightly different Rev Racing. With Spire Motorsports buying out Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2023, Sanchez is now technically under contract at Spire Motorsports. This gives him a direct path to the Cup Series through Spire should he compete well enough.

#5: Dean Thompson (TRICON Garage)

Dean Thompson returns for his 2nd season at TRICON Garage in 2024. He recorded 5 top-10s and 2 top-5s with a best finish of 3rd at Charlotte and Talladega. While it was an improvement over his 2023 season at Niece Motorsports, Thompson looks to finish even better in 2024.

#9: Grant Enfinger (CR7 Motorsports)

Grant Enfinger came frustratingly close to capturing the Series Championship in 2023, but, circumstances out of his control prevented that from happening. He also lost his ride as GMS Racing shut down, so, he joins Codie Rohrbaugh and CR7 Motorsports for 2024. CR7 has never won a race, so, this will be an interesting test for both Enfinger and CR7

#11: Corey Heim (TRICON Garage)

Corey Heim was in the catbird seat to win the Championship in 2023 before getting spun out by Carson Hocevar at Phoenix. It was a heartbreaking end to a spectacular season that featured a staggering 19 top-10s in 22 races. Heim may be the best prospect in the Toyota pipeline right now, so he will be one to watch this year.

#13: Jake Garcia (ThorSport Racing)

Jake Garcia is set to compete full-time for the first time in his career in 2024. He spent 2023 with McAnally-Hilgemann Racing before replacing Hailie Deegan at ThorSport for this season. He finished 13th in points in 2023 despite missing a race, so, he could be a dark horse candidate for a Playoff push.

#15: Tanner Gray (TRICON Garage)

This will be Tanner Gray’s 5th full-time season in the Truck Series, and he has been no better than “meh” throughout his career. He has never made the Playoffs or won a race, and his best points finish is 14th. It seems he needs to find a way into the Playoffs sooner rather than later, especially with how good teammate Corey Heim has performed.

#17: Taylor Gray (TRICON Garage)

Tanner’s brother, Taylor, is competing full-time in the series for the first time. He missed 3 races in 2023 for not being old enough o race on big tracks, but now, he is able to compete at every track on the schedule. He recorded 6 top-10s in 20 starts in 2023, so, the potential is there for a solid season.

#18: Tyler Ankrum (McAnally-Hilgemann Racing)

Ever since Tyler Ankrum won his first race at Kentucky in 2018, he hasn’t been able to capture that magic. He hasn’t made the Playoffs since 2020, and he had the worst points finish of his career in 2023. Maybe a change of scenery from Hattori Racing Enterprises to McAnally-Hilgemann Racing will be what he needs.

#19: Christian Eckes (McAnally-Hilgemann Racing)

One of Ankrum’s teammates at MHR is Christian Eckes. Eckes had a breakout season in 2023 with 4 wins, including the season finale at Phoenix. He finished 5th in the standings, on the doorstep of the Championship 4. He is a legitimate Championship 4 threat in 2024.

#25: Ty Dillon (Rackley W.A.R.)

After a trying 2 seasons in the Cup Series, Ty Dillon moves down to the Truck Series to race full-time for Rackley W.A.R. Dillon is a 3-time winner in the series, and he nearly won the Championship in 2012 and 2013. Rackley W.A.R. is coming off their first Playoff appearance in team history with Matt DiBenedetto. Look for Dillon to be a threat to win this season.

#32: Bret Holmes (Bret Holmes Racing)

Bret Holmes Racing has slowly worked its way up to full-time status for 2024. Bret Holmes will drive for the team in their first full-time season. He has 2 career top-10s, with his best finish of 3rd coming at Talladega in 2022.

#33: Lawless Alan (Reaume Brothers Racing)

Lawless Alan was nothing short of a disappointment for Niece Motorsports in 2022 and 2023. He failed to qualify for 2 races in 2023, and he only managed 1 top-10 finish. He moves on to Reaume Brothers Racing for 2024, so, maybe a change of scenery could help him.

#38: Layne Riggs (Front Row Motorsports)

Layne Riggs, the son of 5-time Truck Series winner, Scott Riggs, is getting his chance in the Truck Series in 2024. Riggs won the 2022 NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Championship, and that caught the attention of race teams. He replaces Zane Smith, who won the Truck Series Championship in 2022.

#41: Bayley Currey (Niece Motorsports)

After losing a full-time ride heading into 2023, Bayley Currey is back in full-time competition, this time in the Truck Series for Niece Motorsports. Currey made 11 starts for Niece in 2023, nabbing 4 top-10s and 3 top-5s to boot. Now, he gets a chance as the team’s likely number 1 driver.

#42: Matt Mills (Niece Motorsports)

Matt Mills is finally getting his first full-time season after part-time rides across all three series since 2016. He replaces Carson Hocevar in the #42 car at Niece, so, Mills is jumping into Championship contending equipment. An incredible opportunity for a driver who showed what he could do at Richmond in 2023, with a 5th-place finish for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

#43: Daniel Dye (McAnally-Hilgemann Racing)

Daniel Dye lost his ride at GMS after the race team shut down. He took his talents to McAnally-Hilgemann Racing in the #43 car. Dye will compete full-time in the Truck Series alongside a part-time Xfinity Series schedule with Kaulig Racing.

#46: Thad Moffitt (Faction46)

One of two new teams to the Truck Series in 2024, Faction46 has tabbed Thad Moffitt to drive for the team. Moffitt is the grandson of “The King” Richard Petty, and Moffitt spent 2023 racing primarily in Trans-Am. Faction46 has a technical alliance with Niece Motorsports, who will supply the cars for Faction.

#52: Stewart Friesen (Halmer Racing International)

Stewart Friesen returns once again in the #52 truck for 2024. He has become one of the staples of the Truck Series, but, he is coming off of a disappointing 2023. After two consecutive 6th place points finishes, Friesen missed the Playoffs in 2023, finishing 12th in points.

#56: Timmy Hill (Hill Motorsports)

Timmy Hill will take over the driving duties full-time for the Hill Motorsports #56 truck. The truck was split between Timmy and his brother Tyler in 2023, both co-owners of the race team. Timmy is a journeyman driver with 473 races of experience across all three series, but, this will be only his 2nd full-time Truck Series season.

#71: Rajah Caruth (Spire Motorsports)

Rajah Caruth was the final ex-GMS driver to find a ride for 2024, and he may have gotten the most intriguing of them all. Caruth joins the brand new #71 team fielded by Spire Motorsports, and Caruth will have HendrickCars.com sponsorship for 10 races, an interesting connection to one of the most powerful team owners in the sport, Rick Hendrick.

#76: Spencer Boyd (Freedom Racing Enterprises)

Spencer Boyd moves on from Young’s Motorsports to form the other new Truck Series team in 2024, Freedom Racing Enterprises. Former broadcaster and Cup Series Champion crew chief Jeff Hammond will serve as the team’s general manager. Boyd is a Truck Series race winner, winning at Talladega in 2019.

#77: Chase Purdy (Spire Motorsports)

With Spire Motorsports buying out KBM, Chase Purdy remains under the same roof with different ownership in 2024. Purdy narrowly missed the Playoffs in 2023, but he did in 2 poles with 11 top-10 finishes. Purdy may surprise some people in 2024.

#88: Matt Crafton (ThorSport Racing)

The 46-year-old, 3-time Series Champion Matt Crafton returns in his iconic #88 Menards entry. Despite his pedigree, the crafty veteran has not won a race since 2020, and he only has one win over the past 6 seasons. Still, he’s managed to make the Playoffs all 6 of those seasons, including winning the Championship despite going winless in 2019.

#98: Ty Majeski (ThorSport Racing)

Ty Majeski is back at ThorSport after a disappointing finish to 2023. He made the Championship 4 in 2022, but, he failed to repeat that feat the following season. He’s still a genuine threat to win week-in and week-out, and he should be competing for a Championship 4 spot in 2024.

#99: Ben Rhodes (ThorSport Racing)

Ben Rhodes is the defending Series Champion after some good fortune and smooth maneuvering at Phoenix in the Championship race. In 2024, he looks to become the 4th driver in series history to win 3 Series Championships, joining legends Jack Sprague, Matt Crafton, and Ron Hornaday.

These are the drivers competing for the 2024 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Championship. Which one will come out on top this season?

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