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Chase Briscoe Moves to Truck Series with Brad Keselowski Racing

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Ford Performance is kicking off its own NASCAR driver development program in 2017, and the first benefactor has been chosen: Chase Briscoe. Briscoe, the defending champion in the ARCA Racing Series, will drive for Brad Keselowski Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2017, the team announced Thursday (Jan. 12). Briscoe joins Austin …

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Atlanta Motor Speedway to Repave After Cup Weekend

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On Tuesday, Atlanta Motor Speedway announced that their 1.54-mile quad-oval will be repaved after their NASCAR tripleheader weekend in March.  The current surface is original to Atlanta Motor Speedway’s reconfiguration in 1997.  It is the third oldest track surface currently in use in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, behind only the concrete surface at …

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Kaz Grala to Compete for 2017 Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year with GMS Racing

Kaz Grala will be moving up to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on a full-time basis in 2017. The 17-year-old announced he will be competing full-time with GMS Racing, piloting the No. 33 truck next year after running nine contests in 2016. Grala joins championship-winning driver Johnny Sauter as the two confirmed drivers for …

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Christopher Bell Satisified with Third-Place Championship Finish

Christopher Bell

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In the aftermath of Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200, there were quite a few long faces in the Camping World Truck Series paddock. Matt Crafton sounded completely defeated after finishing seventh, convinced that he had the title within his clutches before it slipped away. Timothy Peters really didn’t have a whole lot to say either.  While …

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Matt Crafton Comes Up Short in Quest for Truck Series Championship

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Finishing second in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings was not the plan for two-time champion Matt Crafton. Anger flowed within Crafton following the championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the driver blasting swear words as he walked into the media center Friday evening. His short, 18-word response to an opening question during the post-race …

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William Byron Takes 7th Win; Johnny Sauter Wins Truck Championship

2016 Cup Homestead Miami Speedway Johnny Sauter Zach Catanzareti

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Though youngster William Byron took the race win, it was a veteran who shined brightest Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. That veteran was Johnny Sauter, a journeyman NASCAR driver who grabbed his first Camping World Truck Series championship after a late pass on Matt Crafton Starting the race in 19th, the GMS Racing driver found himself …

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Timothy Peters: ‘We Just Missed it Tonight’

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Friday evening’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race did not go the way Timothy Peters envisioned it would. As he stepped out of his Toyota Tundra, he took a deep breath. The smile on his face said it all, showing a positive aspect in the midst of what could very well be a negative atmosphere …

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Johnny Sauter Calm, Collected Entering Homestead Title Opportunity

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With nearly 500 national NASCAR starts behind him, Johnny Sauter is a grizzled veteran of the sport. “I feel like I’ve seen, heard and done it all,” he said. “Nothing would surprise me in the least.” Instead, he’s left it up to critics to raise their eyebrows. That’s why, in his mind, Sauter’s first year with GMS Racing has …

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William Byron Sweeps Truck Series Practices at Homestead

2016 Trucks Homestead Miami Speedway William Byron Zach Catanzareti

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After leading the way in opening practice Friday morning, William Byron was downright dominant in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Happy Hour. Byron wound up more than a half-second quicker than the field in final practice, running a fast lap of 171.778 mph. The Kyle Busch Motorsports driver wound up running nine laps in total. …

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Tyler Reddick Joining Chip Ganassi Racing in 2017

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Tyler Reddick will have a new home in 2017. The three-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series winner will make the jump to the XFINITY Series next year, joining Chip Ganassi Racing. Reddick is set to join Sprint Cup Series regular Kyle Larson as the co-pilot of the No. 42 car for 18-22 races. Additional sponsorship …

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William Byron Tops Opening Truck Series Practice at Homestead

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A week after his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title chances ended with 12 laps to go, William Byron fought back from Phoenix disaster to lead the way in opening practice of championship weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Byron posted a lap early on of 31.411 seconds (171.914 mph), more than a tenth of a second quicker than …

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