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Truck Night in America

Truck Night in America

Photo Credit:  Jim Fiscus / A+E Networks
  • Premiered: 
    March 8, 2018
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  • Network: History
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: trucks

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Plot Synopsis

Each one-hour episode of TRUCK NIGHT IN AMERICA features five drivers in their personal customized trucks and jeeps going head to head in three challenges, each testing a different vehicle attribute: speed, strength and handling. Between each challenge competitors demonstrate their craftsmanship by re-engineering their trucks for the next round. The last two finalists standing then take on a three-mile, truck killing obstacle course known as The Green Hell, which challenges trucks and drivers to fly off jumps, climb a mountain of crushed cars, and tear through a snake-infested swamp. With the assistance of four experts, owners compete for the chance to drive away with $10,000 and the title of Truck Night Champion. The four expert coaches are: 'Pistol' Pete Sohren, a desert racing champion and truck builder; Glen Plake, an extreme sports pioneer and dirt track racer; Abe Wine, a truck builder and master fabricator; and Rob 'Bender' Park, a rock crawling champion and master fabricator. These four experts offer tough love and their professional perspective on each contender's strategy and performance.

Season 2 of TRUCK NIGHT IN AMERICA premiered on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT on History Channel. In the season opener, "Up the Creek," the diverse lineup includes a 1986 Suzuki Samurai and a 2008 Lexus competing for the title of Truck Night Champion. Two rigs nosedive while getting up close and personal on Bumps and Jumps, and new challenge, Creek Climb, Truck Night's toughest yet, gives one driver the scare of a lifetime and Bender the chance to shine.
On Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT, History Channel premiered the Season 2 finale of TRUCK NIGHT IN AMERICA, immediately followed by a one-hour special (11pm):

"David vs. Goliaths" (10pm; season finale): A 1984 Jeep CJ7 with specialized controls and a custom race seat gives a driver who can't walk a chance to win Truck Night. The competition starts off with a bang in round one and only gets harder from there, with two of the toughest challenges Sisyphus and Creek Climb.

"The Best of Truck Night Season 2" (11pm; special): The best builds, the best crashes, the best drivers and the best coaches; all will be discussed when Glen, Bender, Pistol and Abe get together to look back on Season 2's greatest hits.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by 51 Minds Entertainment