There are few tailgate parties that proceed at a faster pace than the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, which hosted its inaugural season in 1995.
A closer inspection of the race-prepped trucks sheds light on one of the most competitive brands of motor sports under the NASCAR banner.
The current generation of racing truck -- the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra -- features many of the same safety and aerodynamic details from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series, but in a different package. The tall, notchback cockpit behind the hulking V-8 engine leads to a truck bed covered by sheet metal and ending in a stabilizing rear spoiler.
While NASCAR trucks may lack the functionality of hauling capacity, they certainly haul.