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Kyle Busch Dominates, Wins Truck Race At Bristol After Speeding Penalty

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Kyle Busch wiped the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field on Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway by starting on the pole, leading 109 laps, and winning all three stages. But his 178th national series win didn’t come easily. Busch avoided a late race incident that happened right in front of him. With just five …

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Kyle Busch Sets Track Record to Win UNOH 200 Pole

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Kyle Busch took pole position for Wednesday night’s UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway, his 18th career NCWTS pole. The final, five minute session – consisting of the 12 fastest drivers on track – was led by Busch, who finished fastest with a time of 14.827 seconds (129.413 mph).  Even though Busch went faster during …

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Cody Coughlin, Kyle Busch Top Bristol Truck Practices

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Cody Coughlin led the first of two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice sessions at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday (Aug. 16), while Kyle Busch led the second. Rookie Coughlin set the fastest time of the session with a lap of 14.828 seconds (129.404 mph) in the No. 13 Ride TV/JEGS Toyota.  Busch was runner-up …

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Darrell Wallace Jr.’s Michigan Truck Win Encumbered

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Darrell Wallace Jr.‘s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in the LTi Printing 200 at Michigan International Speedway last weekend (Aug. 12) has been ruled encumbered, with crew chief Shane Huffman suspended for the next Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday night (Aug. 16), NASCAR announced Wednesday. According to the penalty report, …

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Darrell Wallace Jr. Victorious in Trucks Return at Michigan

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A few weeks ago, Darrell ‘Bubba’ Wallace Jr. was sitting on his couch looking for a ride. Wallace’s XFINITY Series team with Roush-Fenway Racing folded earlier in the season. His substitute role in the No. 43 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car ended when Aric Almirola returned from his injury. “Everybody goes through trials and tribulations …

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Matt Crafton Wins LTi Printing 200 Pole

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On Saturday morning, ThorSport Racing’s Matt Crafton claimed the pole for the Camping World Truck Series’ LTi Printing 200 at Michigan International Speedway.  Crafton’s second round lap of 39.076 seconds (184.256 mph) was six-hundredths of a second faster than GMS Racing’s Johnny Sauter. Afterwards, Crafton noted just how important the pole really is at Michigan. …

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Matt Crafton, John Hunter Nemechek Lead Truck Practices at Michigan

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The Camping World Truck Series held two 55-minute practices at Michigan International Speedway on Friday (Aug. 12). Matt Crafton was the fastest in the first session with a speed of 187.744 miles per hour. Rookies Chase Briscoe (187.125 mph) and Grant Enfinger (187.062 mph) took second and third place. Ryan Truex (186.095 mph) and Kyle …

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The Overtime Line Now the Start/Finish Line, Beginning with Watkins Glen

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The start/finish line will now be the Overtime Line starting with the upcoming Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY races at Watkins Glen International. Overtime begins if a caution is displayed before the leader of the race takes the white flag, or before the final lap has begun. Much like the 2010-15 rules, …

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Erik Jones Hit with L1 Penalty, Chris Gayle Suspended

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Wednesday saw NASCAR release the weekly penalty report.  For Furniture Row Racing, it was not a very good report.  Erik Jones‘ No. 77 team has been assessed an L1-penalty for an infraction found in post-race inspection after Sunday’s Overton’s 400 at Pocono Raceway. The No. 77 Toyota Camry was found to have had improper arm …

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NASCAR Announces Changes To Cup Driver Participation Limits

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There is a growing contingent of fans who want to see fewer NASCAR XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series trophies collected by Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regulars. Next year, that will likely happen a bit less often. NASCAR announced on Tuesday that they will once again reduce the number of NASCAR XFINITY Series and …

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