Although Tyler Ankrum is out of contention for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Championship, the No. 17 team looks to end their season on a high note as they head into the season finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway. The green and white Tundra will return this weekend as Railblaza, an outdoor mounting system company, will adorn the sides of Ankrum’s truck in Miami.

The 18-year-old San Bernardino, Calif. native will take on the 1.5-mile track for the first time in his young career on Friday night. While Ankrum doesn’t have any starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway, he tested there this summer in preparation for this weekend’s event. So far this season, the No. 17 team has eight starts on 1.5-mile tracks with an average finish of 12th. Ankrum’s first career Truck Series win occurred on the 1.5-mile track of Kentucky Motor Speedway. The Railblaza paint scheme seems to be a fitting one for Ankrum as he’s earned a first, second, and third-place finish running their colors this season.

Ankrum and the No. 17 team currently sits eighth in driver point standings after falling out of Playoff contention last weekend. He sits 35 points back from the seventh-place driver, Grant Enfinger.

The Ford EcoBoost 200 will kick off on Friday, Nov. 15 at 8:00 p.m., ET.

Ankrum on Homestead: “I’m really looking forward to Homestead this weekend. We have one more shot this season to go out and get a win. We’ve been building our program to prepare for this race all season. It stinks that we aren’t in contention for the Championship, but hopefully we can go and run with those guys. I tested at Homestead earlier this year since it’ll be my first time there and I think that we learned a lot and will have a really good Railblaza Tundra.”


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