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Truckin’ Thursdays: Five Drivers In Position For First Career Win

Truckin’ Thursdays: Five Drivers In Position For First Career Win

As the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season starts winding down, the pressure for multiple drivers a step behind championship leader Matt Crafton starts heating up. While a select few still have hopes for a title, most are searching for something a bit more basic: a first career victory that assures their place in NASCAR’s hierarchy, at least in the short-term.  For those still nursing a “goose egg” in the win column, their future sponsorship or full-time ride for ... Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: Lucas Oil 225

Tracking the Trucks: Lucas Oil 225

In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 1.129 seconds ahead of Matt Crafton to grab his fifth victory this season in the rain delayed Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway Saturday evening. Busch used a lapped truck to assist in his pass of Austin Dillon to take the lead for the final time on lap 134. Dillon, Tyler Reddick and Jeb Burton rounded out the top 5. Who Should Have Won: Kyle Busch. Erik Jones practiced the No. 51 Toyota ... Read More »

Pace Laps: Roush Fenway’s Struggles, Truck Championship Contenders and Racing vs. Rain

Pace Laps: Roush Fenway’s Struggles, Truck Championship Contenders and Racing vs. Rain

Sprint Cup Series: Slow Start for Roush Fenway Racing - There has been a gap between Penske Racing and Roush Fenway Racing all season.  Though both teams use Ford engines, Penske has been gapping their counterpart, and never was it more evident than at Chicagoland on Sunday. While Brad Keselowski earned the win and Joey Logano fought to a fourth-place finish, the RFR drivers languished on the track, never coming close to contention, and really, not ever being much of a ... Read More »

Happiness Is… Drama, Not Fighting & Intelligence

Happiness Is… Drama, Not Fighting & Intelligence

One race to go until the Cup playoffs begin. That seems like a mismatched sentence, putting together autosport and hockey, but alas, that’s how things are now.  This whole season has seemed like one big Chase storyline, beginning with Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s Daytona 500.  Almost immediately after he crossed the finish line, it felt like everyone could breathe easy because he was locked into the Chase. The Chase, the Chase, the Chase.  Each race with a new winner conceded to ... Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: Chevrolet Silverado 250

Tracking the Trucks: Chevrolet Silverado 250

In a Nutshell: Ryan Blaney finished 0.049 seconds ahead of German Quiroga to win Sunday afternoon’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The driver of the No. 29 Ford led twice for a race-high 34 laps en route to his first win of the season. Erik Jones, Gray Gaulding and Andrew Ranger rounded out the top 5. Who Should Have Won: Ryan Blaney led 34 of 64 laps on Sunday afternoon and fought German Quiroga hard for the ... Read More »

Truckin’ Thursdays: Divorce Papers – Making Sense of Turner Scott Motorsports

Truckin’ Thursdays: Divorce Papers – Making Sense of Turner Scott Motorsports

To say it’s been a tumultuous 24 hours for anyone connected to Steve Turner and Harry Scott’s NASCAR Truck program is putting it mildly. Early Wednesday afternoon, Motorsport.com’s Lee Spencer reported Turner Scott Motorsports had shut down all three of its Truck Series teams effective immediately. According to Spencer’s report, crew chief Mike Shelton delivered the news around 3 p.m. ET. Around that same time, Troy Turnage, team engineer for the No. 31 truck driven by Ben Kennedy, tweeted, “Boom ... Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP

Tracking the Trucks: UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP

In a Nutshell: After finishing runner-up five times in the Camping World Truck Series, Brad Keselowski finally scored his win in his 62nd career start in the rain-delayed UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP on Thursday morning at Bristol Motor Speedway. Keselowski led three times for a race-high 119 laps en route to a 0.776 second victory over Darrell Wallace, Jr. Ron Hornaday, Jr., Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter rounded out the top 5. Who Should Have Won: Keselowski and Kyle Busch ... Read More »

Ray Courtemanche Jr. to Run NCWTS Race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

Ray Courtemanche Jr. to Run NCWTS Race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

La Cite de Mirabel Inc. officially announced today that Ryan Courtemanche, Jr. will drive the No. 07 truck for SS Green Light Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Courtemanche. Jr. will have sponsorship backing from La Cite de Mirabel. Courtemanche, Jr. tested a truck earlier this month at the Virginia International Raceway road course to get used to driving the more powerful vehicle. “The first thing that hits you is the extra ... Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: Careers For Veterans 200

Tracking the Trucks: Careers For Veterans 200

In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter and teammate Matt Crafton each took just a couple seconds of fuel in the closing laps of Saturday afternoon’s Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway. Though Crafton came off of pit road side-by-side with Sauter, who had pitted a handful of laps earlier, the momentum the No. 98 Toyota carried was enough to give him the lead and the win. Ron Hornaday, Jr. finished third, followed by Tayler Malsam. Kyle Busch rounded out ... Read More »

Beyond the Cockpit: Joey Coulter on Getting Started, Making Changes and Learning More

Beyond the Cockpit: Joey Coulter on Getting Started, Making Changes and Learning More

Camping World Truck series driver Joey Coulter didn’t come from the traditional racing background that most of today’s drivers have. But at the age of eight, he began racing go-karts. Fast forward to 2009 when he and his family-owned race team began running the ARCA Racing Series full time. In two full seasons, Coulter posted one win, 14 top 5s and 25 top 10s. In 2011, he joined Richard Childress Racing full-time, where he spent two seasons. He took home ... Read More »