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Truckin’ Thursdays: They’re Your Top 10, But How Are They Really Doing?

Green Flag Atlanta Trucks 2015 Mike Neff

(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

It’s finally here. After sitting dormant for the last six weeks, the Camping World Truck Series returns to action, this time at Kansas Speedway for a Friday night event. But can you name the last race winner without looking it up? I’ll save you the time: Joey Logano led 150 of 258 laps at Martinsville …

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James Buescher Not Running Truck Series at Kansas Speedway

2015 Cwts Daytona James Buescher Gunbroker.com Truck Cia

(Photo: CIA Stock Photography ©2015)

Despite being listed on the entry list behind the wheel of the No. 31 Chevrolet for NTS Motorsports with backing from ERT Investments, James Buescher announced on Twitter that he will not be running the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway this weekend. I'm on the @NASCAR_Trucks entry list for @kansasspeedway, but I will NOT …

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Ryan Newman to Run Truck Series Race at Kansas

Ryan Newman

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SWM-NEMCO Motorsports announced late Tuesday afternoon that Ryan Newman will pilot its No. 8 Chevrolet this weekend at Kansas Speedway. Originally entered with Joe Nemechek, the No. 8 truck will highlight Rescue Rance, an organization founded by Newman and wife Krisse that “promotes through its program a respect for all animals, as well as agricultural, …

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Sam Hornish Jr. Gets New Crew Chief; Tommy Baldwin Back Atop Pit Box

2015 Bristol I Cup Sam Hornish Jr Vertical Credit Amy Henderson

Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch

After scoring his first top-10 finish of the season at Talladega Superspeedway, Sam Hornish Jr. will have a new crew chief beginning with this weekend at Kansas Speedway. Richard Petty Motorsports announced today that Drew Blickensderfer has been replaced by Kevin “Bono” Manion, effective immediately. Blickensderfer has been given a different position within the organization, but …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Memorable Moments at Talladega

2014 Talladega Ii Cwts Pack Racing Cia

(Photo: CIA Stock Photography ©2014)

Here we are again with another race weekend that the Camping World Truck Series sits silent, waiting for next weekend’s Friday night event at Kansas Speedway. While the Xfinity and Sprint Cup series head off to Talladega Superspeedway, I’m left getting my Truck Series fix by watching previous videos. I present to you some of …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Remembering Steve Byrnes

Steve Byrnes

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On Tuesday, April 21, the NASCAR world was rocked by the loss of Steve Byrnes, whose positive attitude while he battled head and neck cancer was an inspiration to all. Byrnes was the guy that, when you heard his voice on a telecast, you stopped and paid attention. He wasn’t afraid to ask the tough …

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Richard Childress Racing Appeal Heard, Fines Reduced

On Thursday afternoon, the National Motorsports Appeal Panel upheld the P5 penalty assessed to Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 team on March 31, 2015 following the race at Auto Club Speedway. The three-person appeals panel consisted of Mr. John Capels, Mr. Hunter Nickell and Mr. Dale Pinilis. The trio determined that the No. 31 team was in violation …

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Pippa Mann Confirms 2015 Indianapolis 500 Run

Pippa Mann Pink Indy 500

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Verizon IndyCar Series driver Pippa Mann confirmed this morning that she will run the Indianapolis 500 with Dale Coyne Racing. Once again, Mann will sport her pink gear and car in support of breast cancer awareness through Susan G. Komen. This year’s race will be the fourth for the driver at the Brickyard. Last year, …

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Matt Crafton to Race TORC Season Opener at Texas

2014 Homestead Cwts Jeb Burton Matt Crafton Cia

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

While the Camping World Truck Series sits idle, Matt Crafton will make a special appearance at the Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway later this month. According to a report from the series website, the back-to-back champion will run the Christ Kyle Memorial Benefit truck in The Off Road Championship (TORC) season opener at Texas. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Memorable Moments at Bristol

Atlanta Trucks 2015 Timothy Peters Mike Neff

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

The Camping World Truck Series may be sitting silent this week, awaiting its return at Kansas Speedway in three weeks, but the Xfinity and Sprint Cup series are headed off to Bristol Motor Speedway for a little short-track showdown. As is the case with pretty much every extended downtime, very little has gone on in …

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Jimmie Johnson Scores 5th Texas Win in 2015 Duck Commander 500

2015 Texas I Cup Jimmie Johnson Wins Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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Jimmie Johnson scored his second win of the season when he held off a hard-charging Kevin Harvick and teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the Duck Commander 500 Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 48 Chevrolet led nine times for a race-high 128 laps en route to his fifth career …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas

2015 Texas I Nns Erik Jones Wins Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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Last spring’s O’Reilly 300 featured a first-time Xfinity Series winner in Chase Elliott, who set a record as the youngest driver to take the checkered flag first. This year, it was Erik Jones who scored his first career win and became the second youngest winner in the Xfinity Series at 18 years, 10 months and …

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