Race Weekend Central

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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Christopher Bell Victorious in Truck Pocono Battle

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It came down to the wire with three drivers going for the win, but Christopher Bell bested the rest of the Camping World Truck Series field at Pocono Raceway. Taking the lead from John Hunter Nemechek with six laps to go, Bell capped off a thrilling three-truck battle with Ben Rhodes in pursuit of the trophy. …

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Ben Rhodes Wins Truck Series Pole at Pocono

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For the second time in his Camping World Truck Series career, Ben Rhodes will start on pole. Turning a lap of 52.931 seconds (170.033 mph), Rhodes topped Kyle Busch by only 0.011 to win the pole for Saturday’s Overton’s 150 at Pocono Raceway. The pole, his first of 2017, is the second of his 39-race …

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Christopher Bell Leads Rain-Shortened Truck Pocono Practice

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They didnt get much time, but Christopher Bell made the most of it. Less than 25 minutes into final practice for the Camping World Truck Series at Pocono Raceway, rain hit the 2.5-mile track, putting the session under the red flag. John Hunter Nemechek stalled his No. 8 Chevrolet shortly beforehand. For Bell, however, it …

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Matt Crafton Conquers Eldora, Wins 1st Race of 2017 Truck Season

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Every time the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series comes to Eldora Speedway, there’s talk of dirt track specialists, dirt track specialists and more dirt track specialists. But sometimes, the regulars prevail, too. Just ask Matt Crafton. In Wednesday night’s (July 19) Eldora Dirt Derby 150, the fifth held at the Ohio dirt track in the …

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