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Cole Custer Adds 2 More XFINITY Series Races for JR Motorsports

2016 Atlanta Cwts Cole Custer Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

JR Motorsports announced today that its Camping World Truck Series driver Cole Custer will compete in a total of five XFINITY Series races for the organization this season. Earlier this month, he was scheduled for three events at Richmond International Raceway in April, Charlotte Motor Speedway in October and Homestead-Miami Speedway in November. He has since …

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Entry List: Alpha Energy Solutions 250

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(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

Following a month-long hiatus, the Camping World Truck Series returns this weekend for a short-track showdown at Martinsville Speedway. With 36 trucks entered, four will go home on Saturday. Sprint Cup Series drivers were absent from the truck field in the opening two races of the season, but Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson will compete …

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Kaz Grala, Claire Decker, Spencer Boyd Attempting Truck Series Debuts at Martinsville

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(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field will feature three new faces at Martinsville Speedway this upcoming weekend. As the Truck Series returns from a five-week hiatus, a handful of teams are taking advantage of returning to short track racing at the “paper clip.” Leading the way for drivers attempting their debuts at Martinsville is Kaz …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Memorable Truck Series Moments at Martinsville

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You’ve almost made it! This weekend marks the final time the Camping World Truck Series will sit silent before descending upon Martinsville Speedway to bring in the month of April. Sitting dormant since Atlanta Motor Speedway, the second race of the season, it’s nearly impossible for teams, drivers or fans to gain any kind of momentum …

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Harrison Burton Plans NASCAR Truck Debut at Martinsville

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Kyle Busch Motorsports announced Thursday that Harrison Burton, 15, will make his NASCAR touring series debut on Oct. 29 at Martinsville Speedway behind the wheel of the No. 18 truck. Burton is the son of 21-time Sprint Cup winner Jeff Burton and is currently running for rookie of the year honors in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: A Trio of Surprises 2 Races In

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Parker Kligerman If I had told you that Ricky Benton Racing Enterprises would the Truck Series standings this year, you would have laughed in my face. But that’s exactly what has happened this year. Parker Kligerman has taken the part-time team and put it atop the points standings with finishes of third and eighth at …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Caution Clock Consequences

2016 Atlanta Cwts Spencer Gallagher Pack Racing Russell Labounty Nkp

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

When NASCAR first revealed the implementation of a caution clock for this year’s Camping World Truck Series campaign, the first reaction I had was to scream and ask why the sanctioning body felt the need to mess with a series that didn’t need manipulation to create excitement. After all, the racing on track certainly speaks …

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Beyond the Cockpit: William Byron Young, Fast & Ready for His Rookie Truck Season

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

He started in sim racing, is in an online college career and has a NASCAR K&N Pro East Series title at just 18 years old. This is William Byron who now dives head-first into the 2016 racing season with Kyle Busch Motorsports in his first full-time Camping World Truck Series season. Setting the K&N East world on …

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Rico Abreu Fueled by Support in Rookie Truck Season

Though practice was in the books and the on-track duties were finished for the day at Daytona International Speedway, Rico Abreu was still out and about in the garage area. Pairing with his Thorsport Racing teammate Matt Crafton, the two found a spot behind Abreu’s No. 98 Safelite Auto Glass Toyota to chat racing. The 24-year-old rookie, …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: McReynolds Hits the Spot in Atlanta

Welcome back to another edition of Couch Potato Tuesday.  This past weekend, we had some interesting action in Atlanta.  We also, for some reason, had a guy in a bear suit make FOX NASCAR Sunday.  More on that later. Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Sunday brought the Sprint Cup Series back to Atlanta Motor Speedway …

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Pace Laps: Johnson’s Major Win, NHRA Girl Power and Late Model Season Underway

Sprint Cup: Delightful Dale – You would think the most happy and ecstatic driver in the state of Georgia would be Atlanta winner Jimmie Johnson. No sir, as Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was delighted after the 2016 debut of the low-downforce package – a race he finished second to his Hendrick Motorsports teammate. “I loved it,” …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Victorious in Atlanta

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(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

In a Nutshell: John Hunter Nemechek survived the war at Atlanta Motor Speedway and wheeled his way to a second career victory in Saturday’s Great Clips 200. In a race that was slowed by a late-race red flag, Nemechek inherited the lead from Christopher Bell inside 10 laps to go and held off a charge …

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