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NASCAR Releases 2017 Sprint Cup, XFINITY, Truck Schedules

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The 2017 schedules for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, XFINITY and Camping World Truck series are here. And if you were expected any major changes to any, well, there’s no need to read further. The schedules, revealed Thursday, May 5, represent an adherence to the status quo as far as recent schedules have gone, particularly the …

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Clint Bowyer to Return to Camping World Truck Series at Kansas Speedway

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For the first time since 2014, Clint Bowyer will compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Competing in Friday evening’s Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway, the Sprint Cup Series veteran will pilot the No. 24 truck for GMS Racing. Bowyer, 36, has not been in a Truck Series race since filling in for …

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Eldora Truck Race Adds Aspen Dental as Presenting Sponsor

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The only NASCAR-sanctioned race on dirt has a new presenting sponsor. The July 20 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway will be sponsored by Aspen Dental, speedway owner Tony Stewart confirmed on Friday (April 29) at Talladega Superspeedway. The Rossburg, Ohio, track confirmed the news in a release. “During our five year …

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Austin Cindric, Austin Theriault Snag More Races with Brad Keselowki Racing

Brad Keselowski Racing announced on Thursday that the team will again field three entries in a couple of upcoming races. Austin Cindric and Austin Theriault will return to the team to drive the No. 2 Ford for two races (one each). Cindric, 17, son of Team Penske President Tim Cindric, will make his first start of 2016 in …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Ben Kennedy’s Saga Continues

2016 Atlanta Cwts Ben Kennedy Truck Russell Labounty Nkp

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Camping World Truck Series teams have been idle for the last month, but for the first time in a long time, there’s actually news coming out during this extended break. And over the last couple of weeks, that news has centered almost exclusively around Ben Kennedy. In case you’ve missed it all, Kennedy and Red …

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Ben Kennedy Set to Join GMS Racing for 10 Truck Series Contests

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After a few days of uncertainty, Ben Kennedy has landed a new job. Kennedy, 24, started the year out with Red Horse Racing, but was signed for only a three-race deal. However, the great-grandson of Bill France, the founder of NASCAR, will be joining GMS Racing for 10 Camping World Truck Series contests in 2016. …

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Red Horse Racing Parts Ways With Driver Ben Kennedy

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On Friday, Red Horse Racing announced that driver Ben Kennedy, the great grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France, will no longer run their Toyota Tundras in the Camping World Truck Series. Kennedy, who had just started his second season with RHR after spending his rookie season with Turner-Scott Motorsports in 2014, will now be looking …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: What if the Truck Series Used Heat Races?

2016 Atlanta Cwts Spencer Gallagher Pack Racing Russell Labounty Nkp

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This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series sits idle once again, and it will for another two weekends before heading to Kansas Speedway for Mother’s Day weekend. But the XFINITY Series will run its first of four events where heat races will set the starting lineup for the 200-lap main event. It’s an experiment that …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 3 Drivers That Need to Step Up Their Game

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Tyler Reddick If you had told me prior to the season opener at Daytona that last year’s championship runner-up Tyler Reddick would fail to score a top-10 finish in the first three races of the season, I would have called you crazy. But that’s exactly what’s happened with the driver of the No. 29 Ford …

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Kyle Busch Warned Following Martinsville Victory

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Two teams were warned following the Martinsville race weekend, including Sprint Cup Series winner Kyle Busch, for issues found during inspection. Busch’s Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 team was warned for failing pre-race inspection twice. He failed the laser inspection portion of the process. Busch started seventh and led 352 laps en route to his …

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