Race Weekend Central

Truckin’ Thursdays: Five Drivers In Position For First Career Win

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As the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season starts winding down, the pressure for multiple drivers a step behind championship leader Matt Crafton starts heating up. While a select few still have hopes for a title, most are searching for something a bit more basic: a first career victory that assures their place in …

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Tracking the Trucks: Lucas Oil 225

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In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 1.129 seconds ahead of Matt Crafton to grab his fifth victory this season in the rain delayed Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway Saturday evening. Busch used a lapped truck to assist in his pass of Austin Dillon to take the lead for the final time on lap …

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Pace Laps: Roush Fenway’s Struggles, Truck Championship Contenders and Racing vs. Rain

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Sprint Cup Series: Slow Start for Roush Fenway Racing – There has been a gap between Penske Racing and Roush Fenway Racing all season.  Though both teams use Ford engines, Penske has been gapping their counterpart, and never was it more evident than at Chicagoland on Sunday. While Brad Keselowski earned the win and Joey Logano …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Turner Scott Motorsports Saga Takes Bizarre Turn

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In the wake of Turner Scott Motorsports “breaking up” their Truck Series team, both owners pointing fingers toward the other the organization has been in turmoil for a few weeks now. From the rumors that swirled to layoffs, lawsuits, then the official closure of the No. 30 team, TSM continues to be in the news …

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Happiness Is… Drama, Not Fighting & Intelligence

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One race to go until the Cup playoffs begin. That seems like a mismatched sentence, putting together autosport and hockey, but alas, that’s how things are now.  This whole season has seemed like one big Chase storyline, beginning with Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s Daytona 500.  Almost immediately after he crossed the finish line, it felt like …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Memorable Series Moments Part IV


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Following last week’s Turner Scott Motorsports reports, news in the Truck Series has been relatively quiet, with the exception of TSM officially shuttering the No. 30 team, leaving Ron Hornaday, Jr. and 18 members of the team unemployed. With both owners apparently embroiled in lawsuits against each other, there’s not a whole lot more that …

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Tracking the Trucks: Chevrolet Silverado 250

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In a Nutshell: Ryan Blaney finished 0.049 seconds ahead of German Quiroga to win Sunday afternoon’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The driver of the No. 29 Ford led twice for a race-high 34 laps en route to his first win of the season. Erik Jones, Gray Gaulding and Andrew Ranger rounded …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Divorce Papers – Making Sense of Turner Scott Motorsports

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To say it’s been a tumultuous 24 hours for anyone connected to Steve Turner and Harry Scott’s NASCAR Truck program is putting it mildly. Early Wednesday afternoon, Motorsport.com’s Lee Spencer reported Turner Scott Motorsports had shut down all three of its Truck Series teams effective immediately. According to Spencer’s report, crew chief Mike Shelton delivered …

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Tracking the Trucks: UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP

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In a Nutshell: After finishing runner-up five times in the Camping World Truck Series, Brad Keselowski finally scored his win in his 62nd career start in the rain-delayed UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP on Thursday morning at Bristol Motor Speedway. Keselowski led three times for a race-high 119 laps en route to a 0.776 second …

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Ray Courtemanche Jr. to Run NCWTS Race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park


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La Cite de Mirabel Inc. officially announced today that Ryan Courtemanche, Jr. will drive the No. 07 truck for SS Green Light Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Courtemanche. Jr. will have sponsorship backing from La Cite de Mirabel. Courtemanche, Jr. tested a truck earlier this month …

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Tracking the Trucks: Careers For Veterans 200

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In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter and teammate Matt Crafton each took just a couple seconds of fuel in the closing laps of Saturday afternoon’s Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway. Though Crafton came off of pit road side-by-side with Sauter, who had pitted a handful of laps earlier, the momentum the No. 98 …

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