It's encouraging NASCAR found a truck sponsor, but hard times loom

NASCAR deserves plenty of credit for landing a truck series sponsor in this economy. Next up? Helping its teams get by as dollars get harder to find, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: October 23, 2008, 7:46 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

Thursday was a day to celebrate for NASCAR.

Signing a series title sponsor in the middle of bleak economic times is a good sign that things will be OK in the long run, but everyone realizes many tough days are ahead.

Camping World will replace Craftsman Tools as the title sponsor of the truck series starting next season, the beginning of an exclusive seven-year deal.

The announcement puts a halt to increased speculation in recent weeks that the truck ...

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