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Ryan Newman Blows Engine While Running Top 10 in Kansas

2016 Cup Talladega Ryan Newman Zach Catanzareti

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Ryan Newman’s day went south in a hurry during Saturday night’s Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway. After starting 19th, he had worked his way inside the top 10 and was running ninth when the engine suddenly let go, forcing him straight to the garage just before the conclusion of Stage 2. “The bottom end of …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Lucks Into Toyota Tundra 250 Win

2017 Talladega I Cup Kyle Busch John K Harrelson Nkp

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In a Nutshell: After six long weeks off, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returned to action Friday night at Kansas Speedway. Cup Series regular Kyle Busch emerged victorious in a caution-filled Toyota Tundra 250, pulling 2.622 seconds ahead of Johnny Sauter by the finish. On paper, it sounds like another Busch beating in NASCAR’s lower series. …

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Ryan Blaney Scores First Career Pole in Kansas; 11 Cars Fail NASCAR LIS Inspection

2017 Fontana Cup Ryan Blaney Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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A surging sophomore emerged after Friday night’s NASCAR LIS inspection led to a confusing round of qualifying in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Ryan Blaney scored his first career pole at Kansas Speedway and will lead the field to green in Saturday night’s Go Bowling 400. “I didn’t know during the first two rounds if …

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Kyle Busch Capitalizes on Ben Rhodes’ Blown Motor to Win Toyota Tundra 250

Nascar Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250 Race

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Ben Rhodes dominated Friday night’s Toyota Tundra 240. His only problem? It was the Toyota Tundra 250. Rhodes’ expiring engine, giving up with eight laps left gift-wrapped Kyle Busch a much-needed NASCAR victory. Breezing by the wounded No. 27 Toyota, Busch scored his 47th career Camping World Truck Series win Friday night at Kansas Speedway. The driver of the …

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7 MENCS Drivers Docked Practice Time at Kansas

2017 Richmond I Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., who currently sits 25th in points after a rough start to the year, is one of seven drivers who will be docked practice time today at Kansas Speedway. After failing pre-race inspection last weekend at Talladega three times, Earnhardt Jr. will lose his pit stall selection and 15 minutes of practice today. Other …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: 4 Drivers to Watch in Kansas

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This weekend, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series finally gets back on track for what will remain a more consistent schedule. Granted, there are still off-weekends in the future, however no more than one will fall back-to-back, unless you count weekends for when Eldora Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway, both Wednesday night features, come around …

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Justin Haley, Christopher Bell Top Pair of Truck Series Practices at Kansas

2017 Daytona I Cwts Chrostopher Bell Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Justin Haley and Christopher Bell led a pair of 55-minute practice sessions at Kansas Speedway Thursday afternoon. Under cloudy skies and the threat of rain, Haley ran the most laps of any driver in the first session at 31 and was the only driver to break 178 mph. He posted a 30.297 second lap, good …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the 2017 Rookie Class, Part I

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Kaz Grala No. 33 GMS Racing Chevrolet Starts: 12 Wins: 1 (Daytona 2017) Top Fives: 1 Top 10s: 4 Poles: 1 Kaz Grala began racing go-karts at the age of four, and by the time he was 10, he had a Bandolero Summer Shootout Championship under his belt. Moving to the UARA-Stars Series in 2013, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Top 5 Closest Finishes in Truck Series History

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5. 1995 Fas Mart Supertruck Shootout – Richmond International Raceway With less than 10 laps remaining in this race at Richmond, Ron Hornaday Jr. spun, setting up a two-lap shootout between Terry Labonte and Geoffrey Bodine, who combined to lead 142 of 150 laps that day. The pair spent the final circuit beating and banging, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 3 Drivers Who Could Be Considered All-Stars

2017 Daytona I Cwts Matt Crafton Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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On Tuesday afternoon, NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway teamed up to announce a new All-Star race format for the upcoming event in May. In case you haven’t heard all of the details, you can check them out here. While it sounds exciting, and the idea of eliminations should encourage the competitors to drive a little …

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