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Ben Rhodes Quickest During First Practice at Iowa Speedway

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Four days after losing 40 percent of its race shop, ThorSport Racing topped the speed chart in opening practice at Iowa Speedway. Three of the four team trucks were among the top 10 during the first practice at a racetrack since the incident. Practice One:  Looking for his first Camping World Truck Series victory, rookie Ben Rhodes paced the …

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Kyle Larson Penalized Again; 20 Others Cited by NASCAR

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Wednesday was a huge day for NASCAR penalties and warnings. Kyle Larson, who finished third in last weekend’s FireKeepers Casino 400, was docked 15 points as part of a P3 penalty levied against the team for failing post-race inspection. Larson’s crew chief for the week, Phil Surgen, was fined $25,000 as part of the penalty. …

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Cole Custer, Johnny Sauter Swap Crew Chiefs

2015 Martinsville I Cwts Cole Custer Truck Credit Amy Henderson

(Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

When Cole Custer arrives at Iowa Speedway for this weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event, he’ll have a new crew chief atop his pit box. Marcus Richmond has moved from Johnny Sauter’s GMS Racing No. 21 to Custer’s JR Motorsports No. 00, the team confirmed Tuesday (June 14). Richmond takes over for Joe Shear, …

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Matt Tifft Sidelined with Back Injury, Sam Hornish to Sub

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(Credit: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Matt Tifft planned to pull double duty this weekend at Iowa Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY and Camping World Truck series. Instead, he’ll be watching from the sidelines. Tifft announced today (June 14) that he will not race this weekend due to a disc problem in his back. The driver confirmed the news via Twitter. …

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ThorSport Racing Suffers Ohio Shop Fire

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

ThorSport Racing’s shop in Sandusky, Ohio was gutted early Monday morning by a fire. Video taken from the scene shows flames shooting through the roof of the 10,000 square foot facility. According to the Sandusky Register, “multiple fire departments were called to the scene” As of 7:30 a.m. ET, NBC Sports reported that a Perkins Township Fire …

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Cole Custer Graduates High School During Texas Pre-Race

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While the rest of the Tes0ro High School (Calif.) Class of 2016 walked the stage on Thursday, Cole Custer participated in two practice sessions at Texas Motor Speedway, more than 1,400 miles away. And though he missed his official graduation, TMS president Eddie Gossage made sure Custer still got the opportunity to wear the cap …

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William Byron Holds Off Rico Abreu, Matt Crafton In Texas Truck Thriller

2016 Cwts Texas William Byron Victory Lane Credit Rick Lunkenheimer

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

William Byron won his second Camping World Truck Series race of the season after getting around a dominant Matt Crafton with just five laps to go. Crafton had led 133 laps of the 167-lap race before being passed by the 18-year-old Byron. Crafton had recovered after causing the first caution of the night by cutting …

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Johnny Sauter On Pole For Friday Night Truck Race At Texas

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Johnny Sauter completed a lap of 180.024 mph on Friday afternoon and won the pole for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday night. It’s the first pole for the Wisconsin driver since 2013, which also came at the June race at Texas. It is his fifth overall and third in the Lone Star State. Starting …

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John Hunter Nemechek Brings New Sponsor, More Experience to Texas

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(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

The 2016 season marks the first full year for John Hunter Nemechek, who will turn 19 on Saturday. Not yet old enough to compete full-time in 2015, the 18-year-old shared his ride with dad Joe until his 18th birthday. And it didn’t take long for him to visit Victory Lane just a few months later …

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Rookies and Veterans Fast in Truck Series Practices at Texas

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

After having the first of three practice sessions postponed due to NASCAR officials not being on the premises, the Camping World Truck Series finally got on track Thursday evening. It was a mixture of youth and experience that laid down quick laps in each session. Matt Crafton, two time winner at Texas, led the first …

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Kyle Busch Motorsports Appeal: Penalty Upheld On Daniel Suarez

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Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

The National Motorsports Appeals Panel upheld a penalty to a NASCAR team, a trend that has been more the norm than the exception this season. Kyle Busch Motorsports appealed and lost a contest regarding its No. 51 Camping World Truck Series team and a penalty it received following the Dover race weekend last month. The …

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