Race Weekend Central

John Hunter Nemechek Survives, Advances to Chase With Atlanta Win

John Hunter Nemechek’s truck was among the plainest of liveries at Atlanta Motor Speedway. With no sponsors on the hood of his No. 8 Chevrolet, the son of Joe Nemechek’s machine was merely black and white. Thankfully, those colors matched perfectly with victory lane. Nemechek maneuvered his way through two vicious wrecks by leaders and …

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Grant Enfinger Quickest in 2 of 3 Truck Series Practices Friday

As the Camping World Truck Series heads to Atlanta, teams had over four hours to prepare their cars for qualifying and race conditions on Saturday. Throughout the three sessions, the same names remained up front with Grant Enfinger pacing two of the sessions. Practice 1: Enfinger led the way on Friday morning in the first of …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: The Fields Are Healthy, But Don’t Get Ahead of Yourself

The overarching narrative of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series currently stands as such: health, health, look at that health. And that’s to be expected after a Daytona weekend that saw an 11-truck surplus, one of the largest DNQ lists in recent memory. And even if the series had still possessed its pre-2015 36-truck field, …

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Martin Truex, Jr., Ben Rhodes Hit with Daytona Penalties

Fourteen teams from across the three NASCAR national series were either penalized or warned by NASCAR on Wednesday, including Daytona 500 second-place finisher Martin Truex Jr. Truex’s No. 78 team was given a P2 penalty for a violation regarding the roof flaps during pre-qualifying inspection. The flaps did not lay flush with the roof following …

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Entry List: Great Clips 200

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(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

The first Chase slot for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has likely been filled. Who will take the second? NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Feb. 27 Great Clips 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Tuesday (Feb. 23). The list includes 34 drivers, meaning two drivers will fail to qualify for Saturday’s race. …

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FOX Shows Surprises, Deficiencies as Speedweeks Wraps Up

Speedweeks is now complete.  The stomach churning can cease for a couple of months until Talladega.  Regardless, we now have three season openers to look back at.  The goal is simple. Daytona 500 Sunday brought the pomp and circumstance directly to FOX.  500 miles of action with a bunch of celebrities.  Wyclef Jean was in …

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Pace Laps: Hamlin’s Big Step, GMS Steps Up And ‘Off’ Weekends

Sprint Cup: Hamlin, Team Toyota Packs A Punch – The final laps of Daytona reminded me of the closing moments of a Great American Race here 19 years ago. In that one, Bill Elliott held the lead on the final restart only for the selflessness of three Hendrick Motorsports teammates to bond together and blow on by …

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Ryan Truex, Parker Kligerman Fighting For NASCAR Second Chance

They say second place is the first loser. Well, try telling that to two drivers where winning Friday night at Daytona was actually taking the green flag. “I didn’t have a ride a few weeks ago,” said Ryan Truex after scoring a runner-up finish in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series race.  “You think about it a …

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Tracking The Trucks: Bell Flips, Sauter Slips Through To Daytona Victory Lane

In a Nutshell: A wild, competitive race which has been the hallmark of the Truck Series since its Daytona debut. In this one, the big wrecks were held off until the final ten laps. When they did finally happen, shredding the field only about a dozen were left standing. Johnny Sauter was the veteran rising above it …

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Johnny Sauter Takes Win, Christopher Bell Takes Flight in Daytona

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(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Johnny Sauter grabbed the win in Friday night’s NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway following a thrilling night of Camping World Truck Series competition. In his first race for GMS Racing and the No. 21 Chevrolet, Sauter started from the outside pole and led 12 circuits to claim his second Daytona triumph in 176 career Truck starts. …

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Grant Enfinger Wins First Career Truck Pole; Big Names Fail To Make Show

Reigning ARCA champion Grant Enfinger is off to a great start in his new ride. The Camping World Truck Series rookie took the pole for Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250, clocking in with a speed of 180.752 miles an hour to top final round qualifying at Daytona. Enfinger is making his first start since …

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