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Truckin’ Thursdays: Phoenix Storylines to Watch

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While much of the NASCAR community has focused on the post-race fracas after Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series event at Texas Motor Speedway, the Camping World Truck Series teams have quietly packed up and headed off to Phoenix International Raceway for its second to last race of the season. As the green flag flies over the …

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Did You Notice? … NASCAR’s Gamble With Pandora’s Box, Hamlin’s Heist & Quick Hits

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Did You Notice? … No drivers were penalized in Tuesday’s list of fines and suspensions doled out after the Texas brawl? NASCAR chose instead to come down hard on four crew members, all from Hendrick Motorsports whose punches were clearly captured either through photos or video footage obtained from the pit road incident. The punishment …

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Pace Laps: The Race That Wouldn’t End, Sadler’s Sickness and Bubba’s Championship Hopes Go Up in Smoke

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Sprint Cup Series:  The Stop and Go 500 – How do you like your races?  Well this one seemed to mimic bad traffic.  The race had a green flag feel until the caution came out for debris on lap 174.  Then the race became a contest between who was good for twenty laps at a time, …

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Tracking the Trucks: WinStar World Casino 350

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 In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch beat out a hard charge from winless German Quiroga to win Friday night’s WinStar World Casino 350 at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch dominated, leading five times for a race-high 80 laps en route to Kyle Busch Motorsports’ 12th win in 20 races this season. Jeb Burton finished second as the …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Grading the 2014 Championship Hopefuls

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As the Camping World Truck Series rolls into Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night, I took a look at the entry list and found just 29 trucks. It marks yet another short field for a series that’s been struggling most of the season to meet the maximum truck count of 36. Last week, NASCAR announced …

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Pace Laps: Veterans Struggling, Rookies Succeeding and Tempers Flaring

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Sprint Cup Series: Favorites Back in the Pack – Jeff Gordon somehow kept his car clean and was able to to score a second-place finish at Martinsville.  For a driver who probably had to hire someone to keep all of his Martinsville clocks polished and keeping time, that result is not surprise.  In fact, he had …

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Austin Hill To Attempt Martinsville Truck Series Debut

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Ricky Benton Racing Enterprises announced early Thursday morning that K&N Pro Series East driver Austin Hill will attempt to making his Camping World Truck Series debut at Martinsville Speedway this weekend. Hill, who won twice this season in K&N, is set to pilot the No. 92 BTS Tire and Wheel Distributors / Goodyear FleetHQ / A&D …

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Junior Johnson Honorary Pace Car Driver at Martinsville

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Martinsville Speedway announced on Thursday that Junior Johnson will once again be directly involved in the race festivities. The two-time winner at the paperclip will serve as honorary pace car driver for Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500. “Junior Johnson is one of the true legends of our sport and we are thrilled to get him back …

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Texas Motor Speedway, Levy Restaurants Unveil Hawg Heaven Bacon Nachos

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On Thursday, Texas Motor Speedway and Levy Restaurants teamed up to unveil a new bacon-infused product that will be featured during the AAA Texas 500 weekend at the 1.5-mile oval. According to the release on the speedway’s website, Hawg Heaven Bacon Nachos feature four forms of bacon all in one dish: white nacho bacon cheese …

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Reed Sorenson Picks Up Phoenix Sponsor

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Tommy Baldwin Racing announced on Tuesday that FLASR will serve as primary sponsor on Reed Sorenson’s No. 36 Chevrolet at Phoenix International Raceway next month. Excited to announce a partnership with @FlasrFlask for @PhoenixRaceway More: http://t.co/G2hEBKfBh3#TeamRS pic.twitter.com/7NFb4NdVIk — Reed Sorenson (@ReedSorenson36) October 21, 2014 “It means a great deal to us that FLASR will join us …

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