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Truckin’ Thursdays: Kaz Grala, Sheldon Creed Highlight Drivers to Watch at Watkins Glen

2018 Auto Club Kaz Grala, Jgl Racing, Ford Mustang Nettts

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Following a three-week hiatus, the Camping World Truck Series returns to action this weekend at Watkins Glen International. It’s the first time the series has visited the seven-turn, 2.45-mile road course since 2000 when Greg Biffle led 36 of 62 laps en route to the fourth of five wins in his championship-winning campaign that season. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Should the Truck Series Return to Knoxville Raceway?

Trucks go out four wide before the start of the race at Knoxville, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Chaos. Fun. Melee. Entertaining. Wild. Great. Expensive. Awesome. Those are just some of the words used to describe last Friday night’s (July 9) Camping World Truck Series visit to the Knoxville Raceway. While it wasn’t the first dirt race for the series, it was a first at the historic Iowa track, and of course, that …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Preparing for Series Debut at Knoxville

Knoxville

(Photo Credit: Tom Bowles, Frontstretch)

This weekend, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Knoxville Raceway for the penultimate race of the 2021 regular season. Just two races remain to set the playoff field, and four drivers have already clinched based on wins (Ben Rhodes, John Hunter Nemechek, Sheldon Creed and Todd Gilliland), and Austin Hill locked himself in …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 3 Races Left to Set Playoff Field

Camping World Truck Series

#26: Tyler Ankrum, GMS Racing, Chevrolet Silverado LiUNA!, #88: Matt Crafton, ThorSport Racing, Toyota Tundra Jack Links/Menards

Just three races remain on the 2021 Camping World Truck Series schedule before 10 drivers will face off in hopes of snagging this year’s championship. John Hunter Nemechek (four wins), Ben Rhodes (two wins), Sheldon Creed (one win) and Todd Gilliland (one win) have all locked themselves into this year’s playoffs with wins this season. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Winless Drivers to Watch at Texas

Nascar Camping World Truck Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This Saturday (June 12), the Camping World Truck Series kicks off a doubleheader with the Xfinity Series ahead of the newly-relocated NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race on Sunday evening. For the first time since 1998, the Truck Series will visit the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway oval just once after a 2021 schedule realignment that saw …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Ben Rhodes Talks Cup Debut at Sonoma, Truck Success

Ben Rhodes 2021 Charlotte trucks NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ben Rhodes is having a damn good 2021. With two wins already this season, Rhodes sits second in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points with an average start of 6.2 and an average finish of 6.3 in the No. 99 Toyota for ThorSport Racing. He’s finished outside the top 10 only once, a 16th-place effort …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Todd Gilliland Breaks Down ‘Awesome Week’ & Tenure at Front Row Motorsports

David Gilliland and Todd Gilliland pose with trophy at COTA. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Todd Gilliland scored his first win with Front Row Motorsports in last weekend’s (May 22) Camping World Truck Series visit to Circuit of the Americas. He led just four laps on a rainy Saturday afternoon and took the victory by a whopping 7.941-second margin over Kaz Grala. But what was probably forgotten in that win …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Breaking Down the New Faces for COTA

Josh Reaume

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series descends on Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The purpose-built Formula 1 track will host a tripleheader with the Xfinity and NASCAR Cup series. It’s a 3.41-mile, 20-turn road course that offers multiple elevations and stunning views. The Toyota Tundra 225 will run just 42 laps with …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Erik Darnell, Ryan Reed Highlight Darlington Changes

Erik Darnell to drive No. 45 truck

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series kicks off a tripleheader with the Xfinity and NASCAR Cup series at Darlington Raceway. The seventh annual Throwback Weekend marks the first time the Truck Series was actually scheduled to participate. In previous years, the series didn’t even race at Darlington and only made its return to the …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Storylines to Watch at Kansas Speedway

Tyler Ankrum on pit road at Daytona Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Tyler Ankrum Looking to Back Up Strong Richmond Run It’s no secret the 2021 Camping World Truck Series season hasn’t been kind to Tyler Ankrum. He posted three DNFs in the first five races and the other two finishes weren’t much better at 21st (Daytona International Speedway road course) and 18th (Atlanta Motor Speedway). But …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Is Toyota’s Dominance Worth Worrying About?

2021 Trucks Richmond John Hunter Nemechek, No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, Wins (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series sits quietly while the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series head to Talladega Superspeedway. With just six races under its belt, it’s a disappointing break in the momentum, though the series will be right back on track the following weekend at Kansas Speedway on May 1. Six races into …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Trucks Head Back for Rare Richmond Visit

Nascar Gander Rv & Outdoors Truck Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is headed back to my home track of Richmond Raceway for just the second time in the past 15 years, and it just so happens to be the track’s 75th anniversary. Trucks made appearances at the .75-mile D-oval from the series’ inception in 1995 through 2005, but Richmond fell …

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