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The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to Richmond Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 13.

During its initial run on the truck schedule from 1995-2005, Richmond was dominated by drivers including Jack Sprague and three-time Cup Series champion Tony Stewart.

After a 14-year absence, the series returned to the Commonwealth in 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, with Grant Enfinger winning. It moved to the spring in 2021, where John Hunter Nemechek claimed the victory.

For 2022, Richmond returns to the late-summer weekend and the truck playoffs, though not to the Cup postseason.

Zane Smith has been a standout in 2022, scoring three wins in the first eight races. Defending champion Ben Rhodes won on the dirt at Bristol in April.

Green flag for trucks is set for 8 p.m., while Cup races on Sunday, Aug. 14 at 3 p.m. Martin Truex Jr. is the defending event winner, while Denny Hamlin won this spring.

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Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he covered sports there and later spent a year and a half as a sports host on 910 the Fan in Richmond, VA. He's freelanced for Richmond Magazine and the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and also hosts the "Adam Cheek's Sports Week" podcast. Adam has followed racing since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.

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