Race Weekend Central

Truckin’ Thursdays: Small Team “MAKE”ing it Work

2015 Cwts Travis Kvapil Truck Make

(Photo: MAKE Motorsports)

While the spotlight throughout the Camping World Truck Series continues to shine most prominently on drivers like Matt Crafton, Erik Jones, Tyler Reddick and many of the up-and-coming stars that are too young to race full-time, there are several other smaller teams throughout the garage making their races weekends work, regardless of the hardships faced. …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Ray Black Jr. on the Truck Series, Growing & Scuba Diving

Atlanta Trucks 2015 Ray Black Jr Mike Neff

(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Plenty of NASCAR drivers are athletic outside of their comfort zone. Ray Black Jr., 24, is not your normal racer in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Before he even thought about racing cars for a living, the Palm Coast, Fla. native was scuba diving with his father. Daring to enter the sea with many …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: A Closer Look At Danica Patrick’s FOX Debut

2015 Michigan I Cup Danica Patrick Cia

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

Welcome back, race fans. I have to tell you, last weekend was frustrating as heck. Rain bites; it’s as simple as that. Here in Upstate New York, local racing was rained out Friday night due to severe thunderstorms. Sunday saw downpours in Michigan and Saturday saw the same in Illinois. Weak. Quicken Loans 400 Sunday’s …

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Entry List: 2015 American Ethanol 200 at Iowa

2014 Iowa Cwts Pack Racing Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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For the third straight week, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) field is preparing for an independent weekend. NASCAR released the entry list for the June 19 American Ethanol 200 Presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway earlier today (June 15). The list includes 32 drivers, meaning every driver will make the race. The race in …

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Pace Laps: Stop & Go at Michigan, Kyle Busch is Back, Champions Prevail

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Sprint Cup Pace Laps: Raining On NASCAR’s Parade… But Not Kurt’s – You’ve got to feel for NASCAR, who was damned if they did and damned if they didn’t Sunday at Michigan. With a forecast that called for “pop-up showers” it was silly to postpone the Sprint Cup race until Monday; the easy decision was to …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway

Nascar Camping World Truck Series Drivin' For Linemen 200

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In a Nutshell: When the dust settled and the two dominant trucks of the night sat idle off the track, Cole Custer was there to take the checkered flag in the rain-delayed Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park Saturday night. Custer took advantage of a missed shift by Tyler Reddick that stacked up …

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Cole Custer Wins Wild 2015 Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway

Nascar Camping World Truck Series Drivin' For Linemen 200

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In a race that was a struggle for survival for much of the night, it was seventeen year old Cole Custer who came out on top and went to victory lane in the Drive for Lineman 200. The win for Custer was his first victory in 2015 and the second of his career. Custer earned his …

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Rain Ends 2015 Drivin’ for Linemen 200 Qualifying Early at Gateway

2015 Martinsville I Cwts Erik Jones Truck Credit Amy Henderson

(Photo Credit: Amy Henderson)

A short but heavy rain brought NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying to an abrupt end at Gateway Motorsports Park – forcing the field to be set based on points. With just a few laps on the board, Erik Jones jumped out front and was the fastest of the group. It was a continuation of the …

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Friday Faceoff: Penalties, Crew Chief Swaps & Manufacturers

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Welcome to Friday Faceoff, our weekly NASCAR roundtable where the Frontstretch experts give their take on major storylines surrounding the sport. Here’s a few major questions we’re trying to answer heading into Pocono this weekend. 1) Jimmie Johnson‘s written warning P1 penalty was rescinded by a NASCAR Appeals Panel this week. Major debate has ensued. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: John Hunter Nemechek Prepared to Race Full-Time

Atlanta Trucks 2015 Joe Nemechek Mike Neff

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Last Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway, John Hunter Nemechek spent the WinStar World Casino & Resort 400 in the spotters’ stand, keeping a watchful eye on the action for his father Joe Nemechek. But that night will likely mark his last up there for the foreseeable future. Today, John Hunter turns 18 and takes …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Grading FOX’s Grid Walk

2015 Pocono I Cup Alex Bowman Spin Cia

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Welcome back, race fans. This past weekend, the Sprint Cup Series was at Pocono Raceway, traditionally one of the more spread-out tracks on the calendar. However, we ended up with a closer, more competitive race than at Dover. Funny how those things work out. Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 After a rather unsatisfactory 400-mile tilt …

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Entry List: 2015 Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway

Gateway Motorsports Park

In one its rare standalone weekends, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) will suffer from a small field. NASCAR released the entry list for the June 13 NCWTS Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park this afternoon (June 8). The list includes on 26 entrants, six short of a full field. While the …

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