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Christopher Bell Looks to Depart Truck Series with a Championship for KBM

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The 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series campaign has been one to remember for Christopher Bell. Kyle Busch Motorsports’ top performer, Bell has a series-leading five wins, five pole positions, and enters the weekend a favorite among Championship 4 candidates. The driver of the No. 4 truck has earned a top 10 in all but two …

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Stewart Friesen Posts Strong Finish in Second Phoenix Start

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Since the Halmar Friesen Racing/GMS Racing alliance began back in August, Stewart Friesen has been putting strong performance after strong performance. The driver from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario has made 24 starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and has developed quite well since his debut at Eldora last season. Despite not having the best truck on …

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Johnny Sauter Wins Wild Lucas Oil 150, Championship 4 Decided

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Two drivers battled it out in the end for the victory but, those two weren’t the ones everyone were expecting. After making contact with his teammate Noah Gragson, Christopher Bell lost the race he had absolutely dominated after he hit the wall. Bell’s pit stop meant that the race came down to Johnny Sauter and John …

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Christopher Bell Wins Lucas Oil 150 Pole

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On Friday afternoon, Christopher Bell helped his playoff cause by claiming the pole for the Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway.  Bell’s lap of 26.275 seconds (137.012 mph) in the final round was the fastest lap of the whole day.  In addition, Bell was quickest in all three rounds of …

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Austin Hill Driving Full-Time with Young’s Motorsports in 2018

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On Friday, Young’s Motorsports announced that Austin Hill will run full-time with the team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2018. Hill has became a veteran of the CWTS, competing in a partial season since 2014. Hill will team with veteran crew chief Chad Kendrick. He will pilot the No. 02 Chevrolet Siverado. …

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Todd Gilliland Fastest in Sole Lucas Oil 150 Practice at Phoenix

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At Phoenix International Raceway on Friday, Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Todd Gilliland was the fastest driver in the sole NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice at Phoenix. Gilliland’s best lap of 26.576 seconds (135.461 mph) was eight-hundredths of a second faster than teammate Christopher Bell. Matt Crafton was third fastest, followed by Noah Gragson and John …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 35: Desert Delight

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Episode 35: Desert Delight Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Zach Catanzareti and Joseph Wolkin In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin and Zach are joined this week by Joe as they recap the triple header race weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, breaking down Kevin Harvick’s surprising pass and the difficulties faced in the XFINITY Series on …

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Dalton Sargeant Returning to Truck Series at Phoenix, Homestead

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MDM Motorsports announced Wednesday (Nov. 8) that Dalton Sargeant will join the team for the last two races of the 2017 season at Phoenix International Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway, driving the No. 99 Chevy Silverado sponsored by Performance Plus Motor Oil. “I can’t thank all of the great people at Performance Plus Motor Oil and …

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Justin Haley Hit With L1 Penalty for Height Violation at Texas

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This weekend’s tripleheader at Texas Motor Speedway was fairly uneventful in terms of penalties.  NASCAR did not find any violations on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup or XFINITY Series cars that they inspected. There was a post-race fight between Richard Childress Racing’s Brendan Gaughan, JD Motorsports’ Ross Chastain and their crews after Saturday night’s XFINITY race.  Despite …

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Entry List: Lucas Oil 150

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One race remains in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Round of 6 to decide who will race for the title at Homestead-Miami Speedway. That elimination race sends the series west to Phoenix International Raceway for the 23rd annual Lucas Oil 150. There are 30 trucks on the penultimate preliminary entry list. That includes no …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Punches Championship Ticket at Texas

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In A Nutshell: Johnny Sauter took the lead with 13 laps to go when John Hunter Nemechek ran out of fuel.  From there, the defending Camping World Truck Series champion held off Austin Cindric to take his third win of the season.  The victory locks him into the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in two …

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