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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Drivers That Stand Out 2 Races In

2017 Atlanta CWTS Johnny Sauter Barry Cntrell NKP

(Photo: Barry Cantrell / NKP)

Around this time each year, I feel like it’s required to, once again, complain that there are way too many off weeks early in the season.  At this point, that argument falls on deaf ears. I mean, sure there’s that extra race in Atlanta to follow-up the season-opener, but that momentum is stopped cold just …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Jordan Anderson’s Power of Persistence

2017 CWTS Atlanta Jordan Anderson Truck

(Photo: Jordan Anderson)

The Camping World Truck Series may be off-track until April, but you can bet one driver is working double-time, hoping to find a way to get back on track when the series reaches Martinsville on April 1. After an incident at Atlanta Motor Speedway last weekend, Jordan Anderson, who made his Truck Series debut at …

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Atlanta Penalties Announced; 3 Crew Chiefs Suspended

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(Photo: Joseph Wolkin)

NASCAR dropped the hammer on three teams following violations found at Atlanta Motor Speedway last weekend. AJ Allmendinger’s 26th-place result was ruled an encumbered finish after loose lugnuts were found in post-race inspection. As a result, the No. 47 team has been docked 35 driver and owner points for the violation, and crew chief Randall …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Reasons to Tune In to the 2017 Season

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Racing in Stages Let’s just get to the elephant in the room right away. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock throughout the offseason, by now you’re well aware that perhaps the biggest news came in the form of an announcement that each race of the season would be broken into stages. No, it’s not …

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Cody Coughlin Joins ThorSport Racing for 2017 Truck Series Campaign

2016 Camping World Truck Talladega

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

Add Cody Coughlin to the list of new full-time drivers in the Camping World Truck Series. ThorSport Racing, which fielded rides for Matt Crafton, Cameron Hayley, Ben Rhodes and Rico Abreu last season, announced Monday that the 21-year-old has joined the organization for the 2017 season. Led by Michael Shelton, who most recently served as …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Finding Something to Be Thankful For

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(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Every year when Thanksgiving rolls around, my family has a tradition where we go around the table and each person shares something we’re thankful for. In recent years, the theme has been pretty much the same: we’re all able to be together still – even though my brother and I are over 30 and have …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: William Byron, Championship 4 Among Storylines to Watch at Homestead

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(Photo by Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)

When the checkered flag flies over the field at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the 2016 season will come to a close. The champion will be crowned, the champagne will flow and the year will be capped off with what promises to be an exciting race with plenty of storylines to follow along the way. Four Drivers, One Champion …

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Tracking the Trucks: Daniel Suarez Scores First Career Victory in Phoenix

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(Photo: Sarah Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images)

In a Nutshell: Daniel Suarez finished 0.510 seconds ahead of Johnny Sauter to score his first career Truck Series win in Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150. Suarez, who had one of the two strongest trucks in the field, took advantage of teammate William Byron‘s blown motor and led the final 12 circuits en route to …

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Daniel Suarez Grabs First Career Win as Championship 4 is Set at Phoenix

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Daniel Suarez is winless no more in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. After finishing runner-up four times, the part-time driver of the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota snagged his first-career win Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway. Johnny Sauter, who swept the first two races in this round, finished second. Matt Crafton. Cameron …

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Joey Logano Walks Away from Texas Disappointed in 2nd-Place Finish


(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

He led a race high 178 laps, but instead of going to Victory Lane, Joey Logano walked away disappointed with a runner-up finish, his fourth on the season. After taking the lead on the restart, following five laps of a running under yellow to begin the race, Logano relinquished that top spot just twice in …

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