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Truckin’ Thursdays: An Eldora Recap

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In a Nutshell: Darrell Wallace, Jr. put on a clinic in Wednesday night’s 1800CarCash Mudsummer Classic, grabbing the victory by 5.489 seconds over Ron Hornaday, Jr. at Eldora Speedway. The driver of the No. 54 Toyota held off a hard-charging Kyle Larson until the latter’s truck couldn’t take anymore punishment and gave up, leaving Wallace …

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Pace Laps: Elliott’s Win, INDYCAR’s No-Win Situation and Upcoming Eldora

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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 week, The Frontstretch will break down the racing, series by series, to bring you the biggest stories that …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Memorable Series Moments Part III

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Once again this weekend, the Camping World Truck Series sits idle while the Nationwide Series heads off to Iowa as the only of NASCAR’s top three series racing this weekend. And with this week’s only news surrounding the No. 51 failing post-race inspection at Iowa Speedway and the penalty (10-point deduction each for driver Erik …

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Tracking the Trucks: American Ethanol 200

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In a Nutshell: Erik Jones took the checkered flag 0.629 seconds ahead of Ryan Blaney to win Friday night’s American Ethanol 200 from Iowa Speedway. Jones led a race-high 131 laps en route to his second career victory. Matt Crafton, Joey Coulter and German Quiroga rounded out the top 5. Who Should Have Won: Erik …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Five Drivers To Watch At Iowa

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While the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series drivers head off to New Hampshire, the Camping World Truck Series is headed to Iowa Speedway for a rare race alongside IndyCar. Thanks to that distance, there isn’t a single Cup driver on the entry list for Friday night’s event, and even better, a full field of trucks …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Memorable Series Moments Part II

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Once again this weekend, the Camping World Truck Series sits idle while the Nationwide and Cup series head off to Daytona International Speedway for the 4th of July weekend. With little in the way of news other than Kyle Larson’s announcement that he’ll be running Eldora (who didn’t see that one coming?) and Kyle Busch’s …

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Pace Laps: Tire Problems, Harvick’s Nationwide Win and Busch Fails Inspection

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Carlos Huertas grabbed his first win in the first of a double-header in Houston over the weekend.

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, The Frontstretch will break down the racing, series by series, to bring you the biggest stories that …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Corey LaJoie Preps for Truck Series Debut

The Camping World Truck Series is back in action, this time on Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway. A quick look at the entry list shows us that Cup drivers Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon and Brad Keselowski will return to action, but you’ll also see names like Chase Pistone, Max Gresham and Caleb Holman. One driver …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Memorable Series Moments Part I

While the Nationwide and Cup series head out west for a visit to Sonoma, the Camping World Truck Series once again sits idle, and until NASCAR adjusts the schedule so these off weeks come along much less frequently, fans are left with quite a bit of downtime in between events. After watching the battle between …

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Tracking the Trucks: Drivin’ For Linemen 200

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Darrell Wallace Jr.'s success in the Camping World Truck Series is great PR for NASCAR, but it's Ron Hornaday who is quietly making a title run.

In a Nutshell: Darrell Wallace, Jr. took the checkered flag 0.329 seconds ahead of German Quiroga to win Saturday night’s Drivin’ For Linemen 200 at Gateway International Speedway. Wallace took the lead for the final time with just three laps remaining and held on for his second career victory. Timothy Peters, Johnny Sauter and Ron …

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Pace Laps: Hendrick Horsepower, RHR’s Rebound and a Surprise Nationwide Winner

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Paul Menard's Nationwide victory at Michigan marked a turnaround the entire Richard Childress Racing team is experiencing right now.

Sprint Cup Series: Power and Tires – Enzo Ferrari once stated that aerodynamics are for people who don’t know how to build engines.  That may be a paraphrasing of the Italian icon’s words, but you get the idea.  This concept could not be found in better evidence than after the Sprint Cup race at Michigan.  How’s …

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