Race Weekend Central

Tracking the Trucks: Matt Crafton Slays Dirt Racing at Eldora

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

In a Nutshell: Matt Crafton snapped a 27-race winless streak with a 1.960-second victory over Stewart Friesen in Wednesday night’s (July 19) Eldora Dirt Derby. Crafton took advantage of a late-race restart to pass a dominant Friesen for the lead and held on to the top spot for the remaining 17 circuits en route to …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Looking Back at the Last 4 Years of Eldora

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19-20 July, 2016, Rossburg, Ohio USA Cody Coughlin ©2016, Brett Moist NKP

Next Wednesday night, the Camping World Truck Series steps out of its asphalt comfort zone and onto the dirt of Eldora Speedway. The Aspen Dental 150 will mark the fifth consecutive year the series has visited the half-mile oval, and it appears this race will remain on the schedule for years to come, especially with the reception …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Why Kyle Busch Should Race in the Truck Series

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(Photo: Rusty Jarrett / NKP)

Kyle Busch is running triple duty this weekend at Kentucky Speedway, beginning with Thursday night’s Camping World Truck Series Race. Of course that means there will be ample opportunity for people to complain he’s “stealing” wins and money from the series regulars, something that’s become a common practice any time the younger Busch brother competes …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Goes Back-to-Back With Iowa Win

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade NKP)

In a Nutshell: John Hunter Nemechek led just the final six laps in Friday night’s M&M’s 200 at Iowa Speedway en route to a 1.652 second victory over Johnny Sauter. Nemechek took advantage of four fresh tires to pass Sauter and Chase Briscoe, who finished seventh, in a three-wide battle for the lead and never looked …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Regular Season Halfway Check-Up

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After struggling to get through the first couple months of the season when trucks were on track exactly three times between Feb. and May, suddenly the Camping World Truck Series hit the halfway point of its regular season last weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park. Now, with momentum under their belts, several teams are hitting their …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Scores First 2017 Win at Gateway

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(Photo: John Harrelson/NKP)

In a Nutshell: John Hunter Nemechek took an emotional victory in Saturday night’s Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park. The driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet led the entire first stage but didn’t sniff the front of the field again until the final 10 laps. A late caution provided a last-ditch opportunity, putting Nemechek in …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Potential First-Time Winners at Gateway

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Ryan Truex (Photo: Brett Moist NKP)

Chase Briscoe almost broke through and scored his first career victory last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. In fact, many thought he was the one who’d weaved through the chaos that ended the race and won, but it was Christopher Bell who emerged victorious. But Briscoe’s near-victory, coupled with Ryan Blaney’s first career Cup Series win …

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Will Power Wins Wild IndyCar Race at Texas Motor Speedway

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In a boom-or-bust year for Will Power, Texas Motor Speedway offered a boom. He was able to power through a wild, wreck-filled IndyCar race to score his second victory of the season and assert himself in the championship race. Starting ninth, Power emerged victorious under caution in Saturday night’s Rainguard Water Sealers 600, leading 180 of 248 …

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Tracking the Trucks: Christopher Bell Emerges Victorious from Texas Carnage

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

In a Nutshell: Christopher Bell emerged from the late-race carnage victorious over Chase Briscoe in a caution-filled Winstaronlinegaming.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway Friday night. The driver of the No. 4 Toyota led a race-high 92 laps en route to his second win of the season. Grant Enfinger brought his No. 98 ThorSport Toyota home …

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Timothy Peters Walks Away From Scary NASCAR Wreck At Texas Motor Speedway

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(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

Timothy Peters has had a rough few weeks in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. His former team, Red Horse Racing, shut down abruptly a few weeks ago, leaving him and many others without a job. Unable to secure a ride for Dover, Peters sat on the sidelines but quickly announced a partnership with MDM …

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Noah Gragson Scores First Career Pole at Texas

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Noah Gragson will lead the field to green in tonight’s winstaronlinegaming.com 400 shortly after he graduates from high school at Texas Motor Speedway. Posting a lap at 185.134 mph, the driver of the No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, broke the track qualifying record of 184.464 mph, set by Clint Bowyer in 2006. Johnny Sauter, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: NASCAR Made the Right Call on Brad Keselowski Racing

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Dover started off rough and turned quite well for Chase Briscoe, who’s currently just six races into his Camping World Truck Series rookie season. After struggling a bit in practice, the 22-year-old put his No. 29 Ford on the pole for the first time at Dover. Though he had nothing for Ryan Truex, who started second, …

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