Race Weekend Central

Tracking the Trucks: 2015 UNOH 225 at Kentucky

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In a Nutshell: Without a single lap on track before the green flag flew, Matt Crafton scored his fourth win this season in Thursday night’s UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Ben Kennedy‘s No. 11 Toyota slid along the wall and catchfence, ripping a large hole in the fence with just five laps remaining. NASCAR made …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Tyler Reddick on Switching Between Mentor & Mentee

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Tyler Reddick entered the Camping World Truck Series with a single start in a Ken Schrader-owned truck at Rockingham Speedway in 2013. After starting 13th, Reddick finished 30th, 10 laps behind the leaders, thanks in large part to an early spin and a lack of speed. Reddick ran a part-time schedule during his rookie season, …

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Pace Laps: Austin Dillon Wreck Safety Success Story or Catalyst for Change?

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Did you miss an event during this busy week in racing? How about a late-night press release, an important sponsorship rumor, or a juicy piece of news? If you did, you’ve come to the right place! Each Monday, Frontstretch will break down the racing, series by series, to bring you the biggest stories that you …

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NASCAR Tracks Ask Fans Not to Display Confederate Flag

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As the debate about the use of the Confederate Flag continues throughout the U.S., NASCAR facilities have now come together to join the discussion. The large group of tracks has collaborated to request fans “refrain from displaying the Confederate Flag at our facilities and NASCAR events.” “As members of the NASCAR industry, we join NASCAR in the …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Jennifer Jo Cobb Driven by Passion, Supported by Faith

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Jennifer Jo Cobb made her Camping World Truck Series debut at Kansas Speedway in 2008 but suffered an engine failure just 31 laps in, sliding behind the wheel of a Derrike Cope-fielded Dodge. It was a scratch-and-claw effort that was the start of pursuing a mountain-sized dream to one day make it as a full-time NASCAR competitor. Fast forward …

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Pace Laps: Hot Streaks, New Faces, Contenders & Jumping Series

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Sprint Cup Series: “Slugger’s” New Assignment: Swing For The Fences To End Sophomore Slump – Swept under the rug during a week where NASCAR announced a new rules package is an important crew chief change at Richard Childress Racing. It’s a strange time at RCR, an organization whose trio of teams are so-so despite their …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen at Iowa

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In a Nutshell: Erik Jones finally shook the monkey off of his back Friday night at Iowa Speedway when he grabbed a dominant victory. The driver of the No. 4 Toyota took the checkered flag nearly six seconds ahead of Brandon Jones, who led after a late round of pit stops. Tyler Reddick, Matt Crafton …

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Friday Faceoff: Rules Changes, Rain Delays, Shuttering a Team & Rookie Mistakes

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Welcome to Friday Faceoff, our weekly NASCAR roundtable where the Frontstretch experts give their take on major storylines surrounding the sport. Here’s a few major questions we’re trying to answer heading into the Sprint Cup off-weekend. 1) NASCAR approved a series of rule changes to debut at Kentucky next month. Is it the right call, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Small Team “MAKE”ing it Work

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While the spotlight throughout the Camping World Truck Series continues to shine most prominently on drivers like Matt Crafton, Erik Jones, Tyler Reddick and many of the up-and-coming stars that are too young to race full-time, there are several other smaller teams throughout the garage making their races weekends work, regardless of the hardships faced. …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., Amy Reimann Engaged in Germany

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. and longtime girlfriend Amy Reimann are using one of the few off weekends in the Sprint Cup Series to visit Germany and do a bit of Earnhardt genealogy research, among other things. Early Wednesday afternoon, the pair got engaged, and Reimann posted a photo of the couple beaming and featuring her engagement …

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Pace Laps: Stop & Go at Michigan, Kyle Busch is Back, Champions Prevail

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Sprint Cup Pace Laps: Raining On NASCAR’s Parade… But Not Kurt’s – You’ve got to feel for NASCAR, who was damned if they did and damned if they didn’t Sunday at Michigan. With a forecast that called for “pop-up showers” it was silly to postpone the Sprint Cup race until Monday; the easy decision was to …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway

Nascar Camping World Truck Series Drivin' For Linemen 200

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In a Nutshell: When the dust settled and the two dominant trucks of the night sat idle off the track, Cole Custer was there to take the checkered flag in the rain-delayed Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park Saturday night. Custer took advantage of a missed shift by Tyler Reddick that stacked up …

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