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Truckin’ Thursdays: Takeaways From Bristol Dirt & 2021 So Far

Truck Series drivers racing on Bristol Dirt. Photo NKP

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It seems like it was just yesterday when the green flag dropped on the 2021 Camping World Truck Series season, but here we are headed into the Easter off weekend with five of 22 races already run and only 10 more before the playoff field is set. John Hunter Nemechek maintains the point lead, though …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Gearing Up for the Inaugural Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway, but this time, it’s for a complete unknown. Instead of the traditional 0.533-mile concrete surface, officials have trucked in “23,000 cubic yards of dirt,” according to Speedway Motorsports, Inc. vice president of operations and development Steve Swift. From 2013 through 2019, the Truck …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Rough Start to 2021 for Many Drivers

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#26: Tyler Ankrum, GMS Racing, Chevrolet Silverado Liuna! #21: Zane Smith, GMS Racing, Chevrolet Silverado MRC Construction

After a two-week break, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads back east for its fourth race of the 2021 season on Saturday (March 20) at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Like last year, Atlanta marks the fourth race of the season, albeit under very different circumstances and taking place almost three full months earlier than the …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Grant Enfinger Making Most of Part-Time Schedule

Tanner Gray and Grant Enfinger race together at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photohraphy)

It all started with a last-minute announcement. It wasn’t until February when ThorSport Racing finalized its Camping World Truck Series lineup for the 2021 season, and just a few short months after racing for a championship and coming up short, Grant Enfinger was left facing down a part-time schedule. According to the team announcement, former …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Marcus Lemonis Paying It Forward at Las Vegas

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Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Last November, Grant Enfinger was racing for a Camping World Truck Series championship, and this season, he’s only running a part-time schedule, sharing the No. 98 Toyota with Christian Eckes. It’s a harsh reminder that money drives NASCAR more than anything else when it comes to putting trucks on the track. Simply put, the reason …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Cory Roper’s Highs & Lows at Daytona

Cory Roper at Daytona Truck 2021

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Cory Roper. Until two weeks ago when he nearly won the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, you may not have heard that name unless you’re an avid follower of the Camping World Truck Series. He nearly snagged his first career victory on one of the sport’s biggest stages, though he took the checkered flag …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Is Ben Rhodes in a Prove-It Year at ThorSport?

2021 Trucks Daytona Ben Rhodes, No. 99 ThorSport Racing Toyota, checkered flag (Credit: NKP)

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A Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway isn’t exactly the best gauge for how drivers will perform the next week or, moreover, how a season will go for anyone in the field. But that doesn’t stop us from trying. In a race that literally started and ended with trucks wrecking across the …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Some ABCs of the 2021 Truck Series Season

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

When the green flag flies over Daytona International Speedway, it will mark the return of the Camping World Truck Series name after two years using the Gander RV & Outdoors moniker. “The transition back to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series demonstrates the continued power of NASCAR’s brand-loyal fan base and creates a broader touch …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Closing the Door on an Unforgettable 2020 Season

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It’s hard to believe but the 2020 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series has come to an end, and there’s really only one way to describe this season: Unforgettable. The season opened normally enough at Daytona International Speedway with the usual wreck fest followed by a finish that saw Grant Enfinger edge Jordan Anderson by mere …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Breaking Down the Championship 4

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This Friday night (Nov. 6), the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series will crown its champion, kicking off the championship weekend at Phoenix Raceway. Despite the lengthy shutdown forced by the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of determination and creative scheduling has the series back on track to end as scheduled. Four drivers – Sheldon Creed, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: NASCAR’s Failed Message by Letting Ben Rhodes Race

Ben Rhodes, Las Vegas

(Ningel Kinrade Photography)

Though the NASCAR Cup Series just finished its race at Texas Motor Speedway Wednesday afternoon, the penalty report for the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series has already been released. And while Chandler Smith received a penalty (rightfully so) after one of his wheels came off as he was leaving pit road, the sanctioning body …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: James Buescher Making NASCAR Return With Niece Motorsports

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

When the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, seven playoff drivers will look to join Kansas Speedway winner Brett Moffitt in the Championship 4. Meanwhile, when the green flag flies, James Buescher will make his first start since 2015, piloting the No. 42 Niece Motorsports Chevrolet with backing …

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