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Tracking the Trucks: William Byron Notches 2nd Consecutive Win

2016 Charlotte Cwts William Byron Truck Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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In a Nutshell: William Byron went back-to-back with a victory over Cole Custer in Saturday night’s Speediatrics 200 at Iowa Speedway. Byron overcame a pit road stumble on his final stop, and with the help of a couple of late-race cautions, recovered to score his third win of the season. Cameron Hayley, Ben Rhodes and …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: ThorSport Racing Down But Not Out

2016 Cwts Thorsport Flags Flying After Fire Credit Thorsport

Over the hours of Sunday night, just a couple days removed from its trip to Texas Motor Speedway, ThorSport Racing suffered a major fire at its shop, located in Sandusky, Ohio. With multiple agencies responding to the fire, it was contained and located mainly in the suspension area of the shop. [fbvideo link=”https://www.facebook.com/167797306707716/videos/634678590019583/” width=”500″ height=”400″ onlyvideo=”1″] …

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Josef Newgarden Suffers Broken Clavicle, Hand in Texas Crash

2016 Indycar Texas Josef Newgarden Pre Race Credit Chris Jones

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Just 42 laps into the delayed Firestone 600 Sunday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, Josef Newgarden and Conor Daly got together, triggering a scary crash that saw Newgarden’s car hit the wall cockpit first. He emerged from his car on his own power but was carried out on a backboard as he waved to the …

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ThorSport Racing Suffers Ohio Shop Fire

2016 Atlanta Cwts Matt Crafton Truck Russell Labounty Nkp

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

ThorSport Racing’s shop in Sandusky, Ohio was gutted early Monday morning by a fire. Video taken from the scene shows flames shooting through the roof of the 10,000 square foot facility. According to the Sandusky Register, “multiple fire departments were called to the scene” As of 7:30 a.m. ET, NBC Sports reported that a Perkins Township Fire …

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Pace Laps: Stewart’s Comeback, Gaughan’s Milestone and Le Mans Fever

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Sprint Cup: Tony Stewart’s Well-Needed Michigan boost – After a rough string of races entering Sunday’s FireKeepers 400 at Michigan International Speedway, Tony Stewart put one together. Qualifying third, Stewart instituted a story for the afternoon: What can Smoke do from here? Would he fall outside the top 20 fast or burst into the race …

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Cole Custer Graduates High School During Texas Pre-Race

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While the rest of the Tes0ro High School (Calif.) Class of 2016 walked the stage on Thursday, Cole Custer participated in two practice sessions at Texas Motor Speedway, more than 1,400 miles away. And though he missed his official graduation, TMS president Eddie Gossage made sure Custer still got the opportunity to wear the cap …

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Tracking the Trucks: William Byron Bests Matt Crafton in Texas

In a Nutshell: William Byron scored his second win in just four races when he bested a dominant Matt Crafton with just five laps remaining in Friday night’s Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. He also outlasted a hard-charging Rico Abreu, who hit the wall twice in the closing laps to score the victory by …

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John Hunter Nemechek Brings New Sponsor, More Experience to Texas

2016 Cwts Texas John Hunter Nemechek Truck New Sponsor Credit Rick Lunkenheimer

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

The 2016 season marks the first full year for John Hunter Nemechek, who will turn 19 on Saturday. Not yet old enough to compete full-time in 2015, the 18-year-old shared his ride with dad Joe until his 18th birthday. And it didn’t take long for him to visit Victory Lane just a few months later …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Observations from an “Outsider”

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Early last month, my husband and I made the trek to Kansas Speedway for what turned out to be an incredible race weekend, capped off by a first-time winner in the Truck Series (William Byron) after a wild race, followed by a victory by his boss in the Cup Series the following night (Kyle Busch) …

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Pace Laps: Blaney Heats Up, Tiny Truck Teams Totaled and Red Bull Rocked

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Sprint Cup: Ryan Blaney Grabs Strong Top 5 – Ryan Blaney led the charge for Sprint Cup Series rookies with a top-5 finish in Saturday’s Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway. It was a feel-good story in an otherwise fall-asleep Saturday night at the 1.5-mile oval. Blaney’s fifth also made the record books. Wood Brothers Racing scored …

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Kyle Busch Snags His First Career Win at Kansas Speedway

Kyle Busch finally beat the beast that’s haunted him for more than 10 years as he emerged victorious in the Go Bowling 400 Saturday night. Going the last 56 laps without pitting, Busch held hard charges from a multitude of drivers through two separate restarts to knock another track off of his winless list, leaving …

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Tracking the Trucks: William Byron Wins Wild Kansas Race

2016 Cwts Kansas William Byron Burnout Rick Lunkenheimer

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

In a Nutshell: In what turned out to be a wild and crazy Toyota Tundra 250, William Byron emerged victorious in overtime ahead of defending winner Matt Crafon at Kansas Speedway. The driver of the No. 9 squeezed through a wrecking Ben Rhodes and Johnny Sauter to score his first career victory. Daniel Hemric, Christopher …

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