Race Weekend Central

Truckin’ Thursdays: Carl Edwards Gives Back

2014 Michigan Ii Cup Carl Edwards Car Cia

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Author’s Note: While the Truck Series sits idle for its final off weekend of the year, much of the series has been quiet this week, save for an announcement that Gray Gaulding’s Martinsville truck will be pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So instead of covering the Truck Series this week, I’m taking the opportunity …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: A Series on Life Support … And Fading Fast

2014 Kentucky Cwts Green Flag Empty Stands Cia

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The last two races have seen young drivers beat out the veterans of the Camping World Truck Series for a trip to Victory Lane. 16-year-old Cole Custer broke the record for youngest winner in the Truck Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway that was set by Las Vegas Motor Speedway victor Erik Jones late last …

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Clint Bowyer’s Wife Gives Birth to Healthy Baby Boy

2014 Indianapolis Cup Clint Bowyer Cia

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Early Wednesday morning, Kansas native Clint Bowyer announced on Twitter that his wife, Lorra, had given birth to their baby boy. After being on baby watch since the  checkered flag flew over Dover International Speedway last Sunday afternoon, the two spent more than 18 hours in the hospital before their little one made his appearance. …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2014 AAA 400 at Dover

2014 Dover Ii Cup Jeff Gordon Burnout

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Sunday’s race? Beth Lunkenheimer has you covered with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H… the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? To say the 2014 season has been a struggle for Martin Truex …

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Tracking the Trucks: Rhino Linings 350

Rhino Linings 350

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In a Nutshell: Erik Jones took the checkered flag 1.329 seconds ahead of teammate Darrell Wallace, Jr. to win the Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday night. Jones took the lead for the final time on lap 133 of 146 and never looked back. Matt Crafton and Red Horse Racing teammates Timothy …

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Quotes to Remember: AAA 400

2014 Dover Ii Cup Jeff Gordon Wins Cia

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“I don’t know what happened to Kevin Harvick. It was unfortunate for him. He was the class of the field. We were tuning on it to try to keep even with him. When I saw him go out, I knew we could compete with the No.2 (Brad Keselowski) car. The No. 2 was really good …

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Ladies of NASCAR Gear Up for Better Half Dash at Charlotte Motor Speedway

2013 Ashley Deihl Stremme Better Half Dash Winner Credit Cms Photo Hhp

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When the Sprint Cup Series heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway next month, the ladies of NASCAR will kick the action off on Thursday, Oct. 9, with the Better Half Dash. For the fourth consecutive year, they will hop into Bandolero cars and race the quarter-mile to raise money for their chosen charities. Earlier this week, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Ron Hornaday, Jr. Returns to Action

2014 Mudsummer Classic Eldora Speedway Ron Hornaday Jr. Camping World Trucks Mike Neff 301

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After sitting on the sidelines for the last three races, Ron Hornaday, Jr. will be back on track this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The veteran was sidelined just before the Camping World Truck Series headed off to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park last month. Hornaday will pilot the No. 9 Rheem Chevrolet for NTS …

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Tracking the Trucks: UNOH 175

Cole Custer

In a Nutshell: Cole Custer took the checkered flag 1.148 seconds ahead of Darrell Wallace, Jr. to win the UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon. The driver of the No. 00 took the lead on the final restart with just four laps remaining en route to his first career victory. Matt Crafton, …

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