Tyler Ankrum Makes His Talladega Debut

Tyler Ankrum

After advancing to the round of six in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoffs, Tyler Ankrum and his No. 17 team will be full of confidence as the Series makes its next stop at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Ankrum will sport the May’s Hawaii colors on board his Toyota Tundra.

The Sugarlands Shine 250 will mark Ankrum’s Superspeedway debut in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series. The 18-year-old Sunoco Rookie of the Year did not compete in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway due to age restrictions. Ankrum will enter the new round of the playoffs nine points below the cut line. In sixteen career Gander Outdoor Truck Series races, Ankrum has accumulated a win, three top-five, and seven top-ten finishes.

The No. 17 team will be led by veteran crew chief Kevin ‘Bono’ Manion from atop the pit box. The 94 lap Sugarlands Shine 250 will be broadcast live on FS1 beginning at 1:30 p.m., ET on Saturday, Oct. 12.


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