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John Wes Townley, Daniel Hemric Lead the Way in Chicagoland Truck Practices

Nascar Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250 Qualifying

KANSAS CITY, KS - MAY 06: John Wes Townley, driver of the #05 Jive Communications Chevrolet, wins the Keystone Light Pole Award during qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway on May 6, 2016 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)

John Wes Townley led the opening practice of a pivotal weekend at Chicagoland Speedway for the Camping World Truck Series at a speed of 175.182 mph. Townley, winless on the season, is in a must-win scenario in order to make the inaugural Chase for the championship in the Truck Series. Five-time winner and championship leader …

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Twitter Handles Replacing Last Names on Chase Drivers’ Windshields

Kevin Harvick Darlington Cup 2016 Yvonne Leonard

(Photo: Yvonne Leonard)

On Thursday, NASCAR announced that Twitter handles will replace driver names on the windshields of cars, strictly for Chase competitors. Like the past two seasons, the yellow splitter and yellow banner on top of the windshield will be in play, also indicating that a driver is in the Chase for the time being. The reasoning …

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Blake Koch Signed Through 2017 with Kaulig Racing

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Kaulig Racing announced this week that the organization has signed Blake Koch and sponsor LeafFilter through the 2017 season in a team press release. LeafFilter Gutter Protecting will be the primary sponsor for all 33 races in 2017 for Koch. The driver and team owner Matt Kaulig, president of LeafFilter, have worked together since the …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Cameron Hayley More Confident with ThorSport Racing

2016 Nascar Camping World Truck Series, Michigan

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

As the inaugural Chase for the Camping World Truck Series approaches, many drivers are in a must win situation heading into Chicagoland this Friday, the last race before the playoffs begin. In recent months drivers such as Ben Kennedy and Christopher Bell have been victorious, stamping their name in the history books as part of the …

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Joey Logano Likes Team Penske’s Chances Heading into the Chase

2016 Cup Richmond Ray Evernham Joey Logano Zach Catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

As the Sprint Cup regular season came to a close at Richmond, Team Penske is in a situation similar to what it has been in over the past couple seasons. Both Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano have wins, securing Chase positions for each driver. Through 26 races in the 2016 season, the duo has a combined five victories. …

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Chris Gayle Named Erik Jones’ Crew Chief for 2017

2016 Watkins Glen Cup Furniture Row Racing Erik Jones Zach Catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Furniture Row Racing announced Thursday (Sept. 8) that veteran NASCAR XFINITY Series crew chief Chris Gayle will sit atop the pit box for Erik Jones during the driver’s rookie season in the Sprint Cup Series in 2017. Currently the leader of the No. 18 XFINITY Series team for Joe Gibbs Racing, Gayle has recorded nine victories in 2016, …

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Jamie McMurray Pleased with the Direction of Chip Ganassi Racing

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With only two races remaining before the Chase cutoff at Richmond, Jamie McMurray finds himself on the hot seat, currently sitting 15 points to the good of the bubble. In recent weeks, Chip Ganassi Racing has been on an upward slide, with both of the teams consistently running toward the front of the field. Kyle Larson …

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Josh Wise and The Motorsports Group Pick up Darlington Sponsor, Plan Throwback

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Earlier this week Josh Wise flocked to Twitter, hoping to gain sponsorship for this Sunday’s Southern 500. We have been digging on getting a sponsor for a throwback scheme @TooToughToTame Lots of irons in the fire. — Josh Wise (@Josh_Wise) August 30, 2016 NASCAR fans around the world tweeted out and got the word out …

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Tropical Storm Hermine Cancels First Day of Throwback Weekend at Darlington

The NASCAR Sprint Cup field races during the 2015 Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway

(Photo Credit: Yvonne Leonard, Frontstretch)

With the threat of Tropical Storm Hermine looming around the southern states NASCAR was forced to cancel all on-track activities for Friday, the first day of NASCAR’s second-annual throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway. The track’s slated for double duty, with the XFINITY Series on Saturday afternoon and the Sprint Cup Series racing in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on …

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NASCAR NEXT Driver Gary Klutt to Drive for Kyle Busch Motorsports in Canada

2016 Camping World Truck Eldora

19-20 July, 2016, Rossburg, Ohio USA Cody Coughlin ©2016, Brett Moist NKP

Kyle Busch Motorsports announced on Thursday that NASCAR Next driver Gary Klutt will pilot the No. 51 Toyota at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park next week in the Camping World Truck Series. Klutt, 24, will be taking over for Cody Coughlin, who will be competing at Winchester Speedway in the ARCA CRA Super Series. Coughlin has …

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2-Headed Monster- Does Ty Dillon Deserve a Full-Time Cup Ride?

Ty Dillon

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“I’m ready to make that step (into the Sprint Cup Series). I feel confident as a driver that I can go and compete inside the top 10, top 15 in the Sprint Cup Series if I get a full-time gig.” Those words were spoken by Ty Dillon prior to the XFINITY Series Food City 300 …

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Friday Faceoff: More NASCAR-IndyCar Crossovers in the Works?

2016 Bristol Motor Speedway Nscs Matt Kenseth Leads Pack Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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Last week, we talked about the addition of a road course to the Chase, and next week, the series heads to a 2-mile oval, of which there are two on the schedule for three races — but none in the Chase, and there’s only one short track race as well. What would an ideal Chase …

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