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Truckin’ Thursdays: Cole Custer, Gray Gaulding Among Storylines to Watch at Martinsville

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After starting the season with back-to-back races at Daytona and Atlanta, the Camping World Truck Series entered into a month-long hiatus. Finally, that off time is over as drivers return to the track at Martinsville Speedway this weekend. It’s a chance for those under 18 to spotlight their talent, creating a healthy entry list at …

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Happiness Is… Saving Ducats, Starting & Resuming

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Not quite the easy week to write about NASCAR and offer anything that resembles happiness, right? Let’s look back at the on-track festivities real quick. The Xfinity Series had all the heart-stopping action that accompanies watching mold grow as another Cup driver stunk up the show and walked off with the check. Kevin Harvick tried …

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Qualifying Round 1 Lengthened, While Plate Format Could Change Again?

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On Tuesday, NASCAR sent a bulletin to teams indicating that the length of the first round in group qualifying will be extended from 15 to 20 minutes at short and intermediate tracks, starting this Friday in Martinsville. The move is designed to make it easier for teams (especially at short tracks) to be able to …

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Gray Gaulding, Krispy Kreme Move to Red Horse Racing

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Red Horse Racing has added Gray Gaulding to its roster, and he brings sponsor Krispy Kreme with him. Gaulding announced this morning at a groundbreaking ceremony for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Clemmons, N.C., that he will rejoin Toyota Racing to drive for Red Horse Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, piloting the No. 7 …

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R.I.P. Eldora Speedway Founder Earl Baltes, Dead at 93

Earl Baltes, the founder of legendary short track Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, passed away this morning at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He was 93 years old. Baltes is survived by Berneice, his wife of 67 years, daughter Starr and husband Joe Schmitmeyer, son Terry and wife Dee, sister Susie Barga, six grandchildren …

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Entry List: 2015 Kroger 250 at Martinsville

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After nearly a month off, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return to action this Saturday at Martinsville Speedway. NASCAR released the entry list for the March 28 17th Annual Kroger 250 on Monday (March 23). There are 36 entrants, including a few surprises. Four teams will fail to make Saturday’s feature. Daytona 500 winner …

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Talladega Superspeedway to Add New SAFER Barriers

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Talladega Superspeedway announced on Thursday that they will be adding additional SAFER barriers at the 2.66-mile tri-oval ahead of the spring NASCAR weekend at the beginning of May.  According to Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch, the new SAFER Barriers will be located on the inside of turns 1 and 3, in addition to at the …

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Daytona Announces SAFER Barrier Additions, Other Safety Improvements

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Daytona International Speedway announced Wednesday it will make changes to the track to ensure the safety of competitors. The announcement comes just a few weeks removed from a Speedweeks that made headlines for a handful of vicious crashes, including one in the XFINITY Series’ Alert Florida Today 300 that led to a broken right leg and …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Tyler Reddick, Cameron Hayley Among Drivers to Watch This Season

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Now that the first two races of the season are under our belts, the Camping World Truck Series is in its normal one-month hiatus before hitting the track at Martinsville Speedway later this month. Normally, Daytona isn’t a very good indicator of which drivers might stand out in a season, simply because of the uncertainty …

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Pace Laps: Harvick’s XFINITY Awesomeness, Crafton’s Continuation, and More

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XFINITY: Harvick continues Atlanta Dominance; Young Guns Shine – Three straight wins seems rather wild, but Kevin Harvick has been on an unbelievable tear over the past two and a half years. Harvick won his third straight race at Atlanta, and did so in dominating fashion once again. Though Joey Logano seemingly had the strongest car throughout …

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Tracking the Trucks: Hyundai Construction Equipment 200

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In a Nutshell: Matt Crafton made a statement in the Truck Series’ return to Atlanta Motor Speedway after a two-year hiatus. He took the checkered flag 8.752 seconds ahead of Ty Dillon to win the Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 Saturday evening. Crafton led twice for a race-high 85 laps en route to his first win …

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