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Truckin’ Thursdays: Breaking Down the 2022 Truck Series Schedule

NASCAR Truck Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This week, the Camping World Truck Series heads into Talladega Superspeedway, staring down just three more races until the 2021 season comes to a close. So it seems rather appropriate that next year’s schedule was revealed on Wednesday (Sept. 29). After dropping to 22 events this season, next year, the Truck Series moves back to …

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Tracking the Trucks: Christian Eckes Leads ThorSport Racing 1-2-3-4 Finish at Las Vegas

2021 Trucks Las Vegas Christian Eckes Checkered Flag (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

In a Nutshell: Christian Eckes scored his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in a chaotic Round of 8 opener at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday night (Sept. 24). In just his ninth start this season, the part-time driver of the No. 98 Toyota took advantage of a late-race restart to take the …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: What’s Next for Sheldon Creed & Kyle Busch Motorsports?

Sheldon Creed, Logan Riely UNOH 200 (Photo: Getty Images)

(Photo: Logan Riely/Getty Images)

Did you miss last Thursday’s (Sept. 16) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway? If you did, you missed what could become the beginnings of a rivalry as the season rides into its final four races. Let’s back up. In case you haven’t paid attention all season, John Hunter Nemechek has been …

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Tracking the Trucks: Chandler Smith Scores 1st Career Win at Bristol Motor Speedway

2021 Bristol II Trucks Chandler Smith woohoo victory lane Brian Lawdermilk Getty

(Photo: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

In a Nutshell: Chandler Smith scored his first career victory in Thursday night’s (Sept. 16) UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway to win his way into the Camping World Truck Series playoffs Round of 8. The driver of the No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota bounced back from an early tire rub and utilized a …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: What a 2nd Title Would Mean for Sheldon Creed

Sheldon Creed in Victory Lane

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Two races into the Camping World Truck Series playoffs and Sheldon Creed has made sure everyone knows he’s there. Back-to-back wins at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway and Darlington Raceway have put him solidly into the Round of 8 and have helped pad his playoff point total, which will ultimately help him down the …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Drivers to Watch at Darlington Raceway

John Hunter Nemechek during the LiftKits4Less.com 200 at Darlington Raceway, 5/7/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

As the NASCAR Cup Series kicks off its playoffs this weekend at Darlington Raceway, the Camping World Truck Series will run the second race in its Round of 10. Originally scheduled to be at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, this event was shifted to Darlington after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic created enough questions about scheduling logistics …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Dylan Lupton’s Golden Opportunity With Kyle Busch Motorsports

2019 Chicagoland NGOTS Dylan Lupton Face Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

While the Camping World Truck Series sits quietly this weekend, teams will be preparing for next week’s (Sept. 5) trip to Darlington Raceway in place of what was originally scheduled to be a visit to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. But scheduling logistics due to the COVID-19 pandemic forced the schedule to be altered once again. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the 2021 Truck Series Playoff Drivers, Part II

Matt Crafton

#88: Matt Crafton, ThorSport Racing, Toyota Tundra Jack Links/Menards

Author’s Note: This is part two of the two-part series looking at the 2021 Camping World Truck Series playoff drivers. Those who are seeded first through fifth were run last week and can be found here. The playoffs kick-off at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway Friday night (Aug. 20) at 9 p.m. ET on …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the 2021 Truck Series Playoff Drivers, Part I

2021 Watkins Glen Trucks John Hunter Nemechek regular season champion trophy NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Author’s Note: This is the first of two parts looking at the 10 drivers who have qualified for the 2021 Camping World Truck Series playoffs. Part two will run next week ahead of the opening playoff race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. Meet the 2021 #CampingWorldTrucks Playoff field! pic.twitter.com/7fnSlZHgr9 — NASCAR Camping World …

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Tracking the Trucks: Austin Hill Ends Regular Season With Watkins Glen Win

2021 Watkins Glen Trucks playoff drivers Nemechek Hill Rhodes Creed Gilliland Zane Chandler Smith Crafton Hocevar Friesen Jared C Tilton Getty

(Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

In a Nutshell: Austin Hill scored his second straight win of 2021 with a victory in the Camping World Truck Series return to Watkins Glen International. The polesitter led three times for 35 of 61 laps in the lightning-shortened regular season finale. John Hunter Nemechek finished second, followed by Sheldon Creed. Todd Gilliland and Parker …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Kaz Grala, Sheldon Creed Highlight Drivers to Watch at Watkins Glen

2018 auto club Kaz Grala, JGL Racing, Ford Mustang NETTTS

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Following a three-week hiatus, the Camping World Truck Series returns to action this weekend at Watkins Glen International. It’s the first time the series has visited the seven-turn, 2.45-mile road course since 2000 when Greg Biffle led 36 of 62 laps en route to the fourth of five wins in his championship-winning campaign that season. …

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