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Tracking the Trucks: fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola

Tracking the Trucks: fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola

In a Nutshell: Timothy Peters took the checkered flag 0.143 seconds ahead of Tayler Malsam to win the fred’s 250 powered by Coca Cola at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday afternoon. Peters held the top spot and remained there through a green-white-checkered finish to make 2014 his sixth consecutive season with at least one win. Spencer Gallagher, Tyler Reddick and Ryan Blaney rounded out the top 5. Who Should Have Won: Throw everyone’s name in a hat and grab one. Seriously. Talladega ... Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: Rhino Linings 350

Tracking the Trucks: Rhino Linings 350

In a Nutshell: Erik Jones took the checkered flag 1.329 seconds ahead of teammate Darrell Wallace, Jr. to win the Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday night. Jones took the lead for the final time on lap 133 of 146 and never looked back. Matt Crafton and Red Horse Racing teammates Timothy Peters and Brian Ickler rounded out the top 5. Who Should Have Won: After starting 13th, Erik Jones struggled for much of the early stages ... Read More »

Truckin’ Thursdays: Ron Hornaday, Jr. Returns to Action

Truckin’ Thursdays: Ron Hornaday, Jr. Returns to Action

After sitting on the sidelines for the last three races, Ron Hornaday, Jr. will be back on track this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The veteran was sidelined just before the Camping World Truck Series headed off to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park last month. Hornaday will pilot the No. 9 Rheem Chevrolet for NTS Motorsports. Earlier this month, the “global manufacturer of residential and commercial heating and cooling systems” and so much more announced they would back the four-time ... Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: UNOH 175

Tracking the Trucks: UNOH 175

In a Nutshell: Cole Custer took the checkered flag 1.148 seconds ahead of Darrell Wallace, Jr. to win the UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon. The driver of the No. 00 took the lead on the final restart with just four laps remaining en route to his first career victory. Matt Crafton, Johnny Sauter and John Hunter Nemechek rounded out the top 5. Who Should Have Won: Cole Custer. If you look at the stats from the ... Read More »

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 »