Race Weekend Central

Christopher Bell: Everybody Considers Me the Underdog

Christopher Bell

(Photo: Joseph Wolkin)

Christopher Bell considers himself as a title favorite. Everyone else? They consider himself the underdog. “I never would have dreamed of being in position to race for a NASCAR championship,” Bell said during the Championship 4 Media Day. But now, Bell, 21, is in Miami. He’s 15 years younger than the next youngest Championship 4 contender …

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Daniel Suarez Grabs First Career Win as Championship 4 is Set at Phoenix

2016 Nxs Daniel Suarez Cockpit

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Daniel Suarez is winless no more in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. After finishing runner-up four times, the part-time driver of the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota snagged his first-career win Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway. Johnny Sauter, who swept the first two races in this round, finished second. Matt Crafton. Cameron …

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William Byron Earns 2nd Truck Series Pole at Phoenix

2016 Camping World Truck New Hampshire

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker NKP)

Though he’s a six-time winner in 2016, William Byron had only one pole in his Camping World Truck Series rookie season. That was until he ripped around Phoenix International Raceway Friday night at a speed of 138.254 mph, where he grabbed pole No. 2 in his No. 9 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota. “Feels great for …

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Austin Cindric to Race Full-Time for BKR in 2017

2015 Lime Rock Ctsc Austin Cindric Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo Credit: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

On Friday afternoon at Phoenix International Raceway, Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) announced that Austin Cindric will drive for the organization full-time in 2017.  The 18-year old son of Team Penske President Tim Cindric has spent the past few years racing anything he possibly can on four wheels. Cindric is very happy to get a chance …

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Spencer Gallagher Paces Final Truck Practice at Phoenix

2015 Martinsville I Cwts Spencer Gallagher Truck Credit Amy Henderson

(Photo: Amy Henderson)

Spencer Gallagher was fastest in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series final practice at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday afternoon in preparation for the evening’s Lucas Oil 150. Gallagher posted an average speed of 135.150 mph during his fast lap, leaving him atop the charts at the end of the session.  Cameron Hayley held the second …

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William Byron Quickest in Opening Phoenix Truck Practice

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Early on Friday morning, the 33 trucks entered in tonight’s Lucas Oil 150 took to the Phoenix International Raceway tri-oval for its first practice session.  The results were not all that different from the rest of the season. Kyle Busch Motorsports’ William Byron turned in the fastest lap of the session on his final lap on-track. …

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NASCAR Penalizes Nearly Two Dozen Teams in Texas

2016 Cup Texas Joey Logano Car Rick Lunkenheimer

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

On Wednesday, NASCAR released the weekly penalty report stemming from Texas.  Compared to recent weeks, this one was quite the doozy. In the Sprint Cup Series, Joey Logano‘s No. 22 Ford that finished second Sunday night was found to have one loose lugnut.  As a result, the No. 22 has been hit with a P2 …

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Johnny Sauter Goes Back to Back, Wins Texas

2016 Camping World Truck Iowa

17-18 June, 2016, Newton, Iowa USA Johnny Sauter ©2016, Russell LaBounty NKP

After winning at Daytona International Speedway in Feburary, Johnny Sauter went 19 races without winning a race. But two races into the Round of 6 in the Camping World Truck Series Chase, Sauter has gone back to back in Victory Lane. Sauter’s win at Texas didn’t come easy, however. He had to pass Daniel Hemric …

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Spencer Gallagher Snags Pole for Striping Technology 350

2016 Cwts Texas Spencer Gallagher Pole Rick Lunkenheimer

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Spencer Gallagher topped the first round of qualifying as the only driver to break the 180 mph mark, and he backed that up with a 180.307 mph lap, good enough for his second pole this season (Chicagoland). Daniel Hemric will start alongside on the front row. William Byron, Matt Tifft and Tyler Reddick rounded out …

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Christopher Bell Leads Lone Truck Series Practice at Texas Motor Speedway

2016 Trucks Talladega Christopher Bell Zach Catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Christopher Bell led the rain-delayed practice for the Camping World Truck Series at Texas Motor Speedway Friday morning. Running 23 laps in the session, Bell posted a fast lap of 182.556 mph, edging non-Chaser Tyler Reddick, who posted a fast lap of 181.855 mph. Matt Tifft, Matt Crafton and William Byron rounded out the top …

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