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Beyond the Cockpit: Kaz Grala Describes Daytona Truck Series Victory, Racing in the XFINITY Series

2018 Xfinity Bristol Zach Catanzareti Kaz Grala

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

At just four years old, Kaz Grala began racing go-karts in Boston and then began competing a few years later. Since then, he’s raced in Bandoleros, the UARA-Stars Series, the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona and even the K&N Pro Series East. But until 2016, those who only watch NASCAR’s …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Scores 2nd 2018 Victory at Dover

2018 Daytona Trucks Bruce Nuttleman Johnny Sauter

(Photo: Bruce Nuttleman)

In a Nutshell: Early Friday evening (May 4), Johnny Sauter emerged from Dover International Speedway victorious for a second consecutive year. But this time, he had to fight hard-charging polesitter Noah Gragson to earn the trophy. Their fender-rubbing is what everyone will be talking about in NASCAR nation for days to come. Gragson ultimately wrecked in their battle …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Finally Returning to Racing After a Long Hiatus

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After five long weeks of sitting dormant, the Camping World Truck Series returns to action Friday evening at Dover International Speedway as part of a triple-header with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and XFINITY series. When Truck Series drivers were last on track, it was for a sn0w-delayed Monday trip to Martinsville Speedway. Despite getting …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Talladega’s Memorable Truck Series Moments

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Matt Kenseth shocked the NASCAR world by announcing his return to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this week.  In other news, the Cup and XFINITY series are headed off to Talladega for some restrictor-plate racing. Meanwhile, the Truck Series sits dormant for one more weekend before returning to action at Dover International Speedway next …

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Pace Laps: So Close, Yet So Far for Martin Truex Jr. & Noah Gragson

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: So Close, Yet So Far for Martin Truex Jr. – Kyle Busch scored his third-straight win at Richmond Raceway, joining Kevin Harvick to account for six victories in nine races this season. But perhaps what was more surprising was that it was Martin Truex Jr. who was cruising his way …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Daniel Hemric Looking Ahead to Cup Debut at Richmond

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Daniel Hemric made his NASCAR debut in the Camping World Truck Series at Martinsville Speedway in 2013. After starting 16th, he suffered a transmission leak that derailed his chance to show his abilities. He ultimately finished 32nd, 60 laps off the pace. A second start a couple races later yielded a better result of 13th …

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Kyle Larson Disappointed in Runner-Up Finish at Bristol

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Kyle Larson walks away from Bristol heartbroken once again. Twice this season, the driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet has finished runner-up, including Monday’s rain-delayed Food City 500. But this one may sting just a little more for Larson, who led a race-high 200 laps, only to lose the top spot to eventual winner Kyle …

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Truckin’ Thursdays Best Of: Jennifer Jo Cobb Driven By Passion, Supported By Faith

Jennifer Jo Cobb races in the Camping World Truck Series Mudsummer Classic. (Photo: Mike Neff)

(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Author’s Note: The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series sits idle as the XFINITY and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. But that doesn’t mean the series’ drivers aren’t keeping themselves busy. This weekend, Jennifer Jo Cobb will make her NASCAR Whelen Euro Series debut in Valencia, Spain in a deal that …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Texas

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Returning to the track after Easter’s off weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series headed to Texas Motor Speedway where multiple tire failures took center stage. Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson and Ryan Newman were just a few of the big names taken out by Goodyear blowouts. When all was said and done, Kyle Busch …

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The Big 6: Questions After the 2018 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? With finishes of 16th, 19th, 36th, 26th, 17th and 26th to open the season ahead of last weekend’s Easter break, Jamie McMurray was looking rough nearly a quarter of the way through NASCAR’s regular season. Sitting 26th in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points with little sign of …

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Multi-Car Pileup Leads to Short Red Flag in Texas

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(Photo: Beth Lunkenheimer)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series endured its largest wreck since February’s Daytona 500 Sunday (Apr. 8) at Texas Motor Speedway. Jimmie Johnson, who was the only Chevrolet driver to qualify in the top 10, was among seven drivers collected in a big wreck on lap 179 in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. The carnage …

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