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Tracking the Trucks: North Carolina Education Lottery 200

Tracking the Trucks: North Carolina Education Lottery 200

In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch won his fourth straight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race dating back to Homestead 2013. He dominated the North Carolina Education Lottery 200, winning from the pole and leading 130 of the 134 laps. Matt Crafton finished second followed by Brad Keselowski, John Wes Townley and Timothy Peters. Toyota has won the last six races dating back to Phoenix in 2013. Who Should Have Won: Whether you like it or not, Kyle Busch should have won this race. Much of the ... Read More »

Truckin’ Thursdays: Eric Phillips Shines as Crew Chief

Truckin’ Thursdays: Eric Phillips Shines as Crew Chief

Kyle Busch’s victory in last weekend’s SFP 250 marked his 37th in the Camping World Truck Series. Depending on which side of the coin you fall, that will either make you groan, or it will make you smile. Perhaps what was more important coming out of that trip to victory lane, was that it was crew chief Eric Phillips’ 29th career win, making him the winningest crew chief in Truck Series history. Needless to say, Phillips was elated with the trip to ... Read More »

Mirror Driving: Night Moves, Title Plays and All-Star Excitement

Mirror Driving: Night Moves, Title Plays and All-Star Excitement

Welcome to “Mirror Driving.” Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news, rumors and controversy. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said! This Week’s Participants: Amy Henderson (Mondays / The Big Six & Wednesdays / The Frontstretch Five & Fridays / Holding A Pretty Wheel & Frontstretch Managing Editor) Phil Allaway (Tuesdays / Couch Potato Tuesday & Frontstretch Newsletter Editor) Mike Neff (Mondays / Thinkin’ ... Read More »

Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Kansas Concerns While Cheever Confounds

Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Kansas Concerns While Cheever Confounds

Hello, race fans. Welcome back to Couch Potato Tuesday. This week, we’ve got Cup and Truck action from Kansas Speedway, along with the Verizon IndyCar Series from Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course. Seems like quite the doozy. Let’s get started. Grand Prix of Indianapolis On Saturday afternoon, the Verizon IndyCar Series made history. The first 200 mile IndyCar race on the infield road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. ABC (viaESPN), which has aired every IndyCar race at IMS since 1963, was on hand ... Read More »

Truckin’ Thursdays: Lessons Learned Just Two Races In

Truckin’ Thursdays: Lessons Learned Just Two Races In

While the Truck Series season is just two races old, which means we’re still twiddling our thumbs waiting for the next event, still over two weeks away, there are a few observations that can be made early on in 2014. This week, I bring you three lessons learned so far this year as we still wait for the racing to hit high gear. Author’s Note: What have you learned so far this season? Tell us on Facebook or hit me ... Read More »

Truckin’ Thursdays: Top Five All-Time Truck Series Drivers

Truckin’ Thursdays: Top Five All-Time Truck Series Drivers

The Camping World Truck Series has been around since 1995 and has quite the history, even if it isn’t anywhere near as long as the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series. But that doesn’t mean the series hasn’t seen its fair share of great drivers. This week, I bring to you the five best drivers in series history. Ron Hornaday, Jr. You can’t talk about the all-time greats in the Truck Series without mentioning Ron Hornaday, Jr. He holds nearly every ... Read More »

Truckin’ Thursdays: A Quintet Of Strong 2014 Starts

Truckin’ Thursdays: A Quintet Of Strong 2014 Starts

With just two races under their belts already, the Camping World Truck Series doesn’t return to the track for another month. But in those first two events a few drivers have already shown some promise for what could be an outstanding season for them. I already touched on Ron Hornaday, Jr.‘s success last week, scoring two solid top-10 finishes in what is currently a race-by-race schedule. While the veteran has certainly had a decent start to the year, he’s not the only ... Read More »

Mirror Driving: Rivalries, Hot Trucks, and a 48 Backslide?

Mirror Driving: Rivalries, Hot Trucks, and a 48 Backslide?

Welcome to “Mirror Driving.” Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news, rumors and controversy. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said! This Week’s Participants: Amy Henderson (Mondays / The Big Six & Wednesdays / The Frontstretch Five & Fridays / Holding A Pretty Wheel & Frontstretch Managing Editor) Phil Allaway (Tuesdays / Couch Potato Tuesday & Frontstretch Newsletter Editor) Mike Neff (Mondays / Thinkin’ ... Read More »

Truckin’ Thursdays: Musings From Martinsville

Truckin’ Thursdays: Musings From Martinsville

Once again, the Camping World Truck Series is in for another month off, before its first intermediate track event of the season at Kansas Speedway on May 9th. The four week wait notwithstanding, an exciting race at Martinsville was just what the doctor ordered for so many fans longing for the beating and banging that made the Truck Series what it is today. Less than a week removed from what was arguably one of the best NASCAR weekends all around in quite ... Read More »

Harry Scott, Jr. Owner Diary: Victory Lane, Tires and Rain

Harry Scott, Jr. Owner Diary: Victory Lane, Tires and Rain

Welcome back to another edition of Harry Scott, Jr.‘s owner diary. With a busy schedule and drivers across the board, from K&N all the way to the Sprint Cup Series, Scott always has plenty to say. This week, he looks back on the last couple of races, tires, rain delays and so much more. Looking back at Fontana, Kyle Larson’s victory in the Nationwide Series was pretty great, and the same day Ben Rhodes won the Greenville K&N race, so ... Read More »