Race Weekend Central

Ben Kennedy Set to Join GMS Racing for 10 Truck Series Contests

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After a few days of uncertainty, Ben Kennedy has landed a new job. Kennedy, 24, started the year out with Red Horse Racing, but was signed for only a three-race deal. However, the great-grandson of Bill France, the founder of NASCAR, will be joining GMS Racing for 10 Camping World Truck Series contests in 2016. …

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Red Horse Racing Parts Ways With Driver Ben Kennedy

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On Friday, Red Horse Racing announced that driver Ben Kennedy, the great grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France, will no longer run their Toyota Tundras in the Camping World Truck Series. Kennedy, who had just started his second season with RHR after spending his rookie season with Turner-Scott Motorsports in 2014, will now be looking …

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Kyle Busch Warned Following Martinsville Victory

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Two teams were warned following the Martinsville race weekend, including Sprint Cup Series winner Kyle Busch, for issues found during inspection. Busch’s Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 team was warned for failing pre-race inspection twice. He failed the laser inspection portion of the process. Busch started seventh and led 352 laps en route to his …

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Bobby Pierce Set for Truck Series Return with MB Motorsports

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Less than a year after taking the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series by storm at Eldora Speedway, Bobby Pierce is set to return to the sport’s third-tier division. After winning the pole for the MudSummer Classic at the half-mile dirt track, Pierce finished runner-up to fellow dirt tracker, Christopher Bell. The strong showing earned him …

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Kyle Busch Scores First Martinsville Clock With Truck Series Win

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A plethora of on-track crashes. Double-file restarts time and time again. None of it could keep Kyle Busch from winning as his No. 18 Toyota broke through to take the checkered flag first at the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 Saturday afternoon. The race is Busch’s first-ever NASCAR win at Martinsville Speedway in any of the sport’s top three …

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Ben Rhodes Wins First Truck Series Pole in Martinsville

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Ben Rhodes, driving the No. 41 Alpha Energy Solutions Toyota, will start from the inside of the front row for Saturday’s Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway. Posting a lap of 19.659 seconds [96.322 mph], Rhodes grabbed his first career Camping World Truck Series pole in just his seventh start. “All of our guys were so close …

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Cole Custer Wins Final Truck Practice in Martinsville

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Cole Custer led the way in final practice for Saturday’s Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway. The 18-year-old ran a 19.788-second lap to beat John Hunter Nemechek for the top spot on the speed charts. Ben Rhodes won practice No. 2 in his No. 41 Toyota and finished third in final practice. Kyle Busch and …

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William Byron Paces Opening Truck Practice in Martinsville

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Even in practice, short tracks seem to naturally bring out young talent in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series. William Byron, a rookie for Kyle Busch Motorsports, led the way in opening practice at Martinsville Speedway posting a lap time of 19.868 seconds [95.309 mph]. The 18-year-old Rookie of the Year contender was 0.127 seconds ahead of …

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Cole Custer Adds 2 More XFINITY Series Races for JR Motorsports

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JR Motorsports announced today that its Camping World Truck Series driver Cole Custer will compete in a total of five XFINITY Series races for the organization this season. Earlier this month, he was scheduled for three events at Richmond International Raceway in April, Charlotte Motor Speedway in October and Homestead-Miami Speedway in November. He has since …

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Entry List: Alpha Energy Solutions 250

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Following a month-long hiatus, the Camping World Truck Series returns this weekend for a short-track showdown at Martinsville Speedway. With 36 trucks entered, four will go home on Saturday. Sprint Cup Series drivers were absent from the truck field in the opening two races of the season, but Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson will compete …

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Kaz Grala, Claire Decker, Spencer Boyd Attempting Truck Series Debuts at Martinsville

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The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field will feature three new faces at Martinsville Speedway this upcoming weekend. As the Truck Series returns from a five-week hiatus, a handful of teams are taking advantage of returning to short track racing at the “paper clip.” Leading the way for drivers attempting their debuts at Martinsville is Kaz …

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