Race Weekend Central

5 Points to Ponder: Digesting Excellent Iowa Racing For NASCAR’s XFINITY, Truck Series

Field Enters Turn Three After Final Restart of Iowa 250 pres. by Enogen

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ONE: Johnny Sauter Remains Truck Series Championship Favorite When Brett Moffitt and Johnny Sauter got together at Iowa Speedway early Saturday for their media availability, Moffitt was asked about his outlook for the upcoming race that night and what his goals were. The answer was simple. “Beat him (Sauter),” Moffitt said with a chuckle. “He’s …

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Pace Laps: Kasey Kahne’s Endless Pursuit of… What? & Exciting NASCAR Racing In Iowa

Kasey Kahne

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: The Latest Push To Fix Kasey Kahne June’s off week came with a crew chief change in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Travis Mack was replaced as Kasey Kahne‘s head wrench after just 15 races as the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing team remains mired in midpack. Jon Leonard will …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Notches 1st Win at Iowa Speedway

Brett Moffitt celebrates his win at Iowa Speedway in 2018. (Photo: NKP)

Brett Moffitt celebrating his Iowa win (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: After adding new sponsorship this week in Destiny Homes, Brett Moffitt made his second 2018 trip to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Victory Lane when he took the checkered flag 0.333 seconds ahead of Noah Gragson to win the M&M’s 200 at Iowa Speedway Saturday night. Moffitt outlasted a last-lap slide job …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Hitting the Halfway Point in the Regular Season

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Last Friday night’s race at Texas Motor Speedway marked the eighth on the schedule, which also makes it the halfway point of the regular season. With only eight more races to set this year’s playoff field, the championship picture is about as murky as it can be, aside from Johnny Sauter asserting himself as the …

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Pace Laps: A Rainy Kind of NASCAR Weekend

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Stewart-Haas Racing Asserting Its Dominance For the seventh time this season, Stewart-Haas Racing is taking home another race win trophy, this time with Clint Bowyer’s second victory of the season in the rain-shortened race at Michigan International Speedway. Joining teammates Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick, who has five wins this …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter’s 2018 Dominance Continues in Texas

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In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter scored his fourth win of the 2018 season when he beat poles-itter Stewart Friesen to the checkered flag by 0.092 seconds in the Camping World Truck Series’ closest finish at Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 21 led for the final 51 laps to score his fifth victory …

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Chris Eggleston Tops Truck Series Practice at Texas Motor Speedway

2018 Cwts Texas Chris Eggleston Back End Garage Beth Lunkenheimer

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Camping World Truck Series drivers took to Texas Motor Speedway Thursday afternoon (June 7) for a single practice session ahead of Friday night’s PPG 400. Chris Eggleston the 55-minute session with a fast lap of 180.886 mph. Stewart Friesen, who ended the practice in fourth, held the top spot for the majority of the session. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Winless Drivers Who Could Leave Texas Victorious

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The Camping World Truck Series returns to the track this Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway (June 8). In its most recent outing, the series descended on Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ All-Star Race weekend and Johnny Sauter left with a third win to his credit in just seven races …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Dalton Sargeant on Settling In at GMS Racing

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Dalton Sargeant began his racing career as many do, driving go-karts, in 2006. He’s raced all different types of cars, tested Formula Open-Wheel cars and even boasts a second-place finish in the Snowball Derby. In 2015, Sargeant made his Camping World Truck Series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway, starting 18th and finishing 10th. He posted …

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Pace Laps: 2018 NASCAR Championship Down To Three Men?

#78: Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing, Toyota Camry Bass Pro Shops/5 Hour Energy Wins Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Martin Truex Jr. Punches Back Against Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch Reigning champion Martin Truex Jr. hasn’t had it easy this season. At one point, he wrecked three times in four races during a stretch from Texas to Talladega. “Last year, I felt like we couldn’t do anything wrong,” he said. “This …

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Kevin Harvick Leads Most Laps, Remains Winless at Pocono

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Last weekend, Kyle Busch notched the final victory he needed to have at least one win at each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series track on the schedule. Kevin Harvick isn’t far behind, lacking victories at just Pocono Raceway and Kentucky Speedway. Following a disappointing early exit from the Coca-Cola 600 last weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, …

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