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Truckin’ Thursdays: Attempting to Pick the 2015 Champion

Matt Crafton at Michigan in August for Camping World Truck Series

What do a veteran, a rookie and a sophomore driver all have in common? Easy. All three are knee-deep in what has already been one of the more entertaining championship battles in recent years. Separated by just 15 points, Erik Jones, Matt Crafton and Tyler Reddick have a combined eight …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Lawsuit Against Justin Boston Highlights Problems With Pay-to-Play

(Photo: Amy Henderson)

When Kyle Busch Motorsports and rookie Justin Boston parted ways early last month, the 25-year-old implied the split was performance-based. While it’s not that surprising to see a rookie struggle in his first season behind the wheel in the Truck Series, Boston’s performance was nowhere near that of full-time teammate …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Series on Life Support Showing Signs of Life

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

After weeks – years, even – of struggling to fill fields and dismal truck counts, this week has almost been a rebirth for NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series. Over the last few years, the series has lost numerous teams and drivers, causing a reduction in grid size from 36 down to 32. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Ryan Ellis Making His Mark

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2014)

Camping World Truck Series driver Ryan Ellis is a man of many talents. From the obvious behind the wheel to spotting and even marketing and sponsorship conversations, the 25-year-old has set out to make a name for himself in NASCAR, and he’s doing it by snapping up every opportunity that …

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Tracking the Trucks: Wild Wreck Ends UNOH 225 Early, Matt Crafton Victorious

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

In a Nutshell: Without a single lap on track before the green flag flew, Matt Crafton scored his fourth win this season in Thursday night’s UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Ben Kennedy’s No. 11 Toyota slid along the wall and catchfence, ripping a large hole in the fence with just …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Tyler Reddick on Switching Between Mentor & Mentee

Tyler Reddick entered the Camping World Truck Series with a single start in a Ken Schrader-owned truck at Rockingham Speedway in 2013. After starting 13th, Reddick finished 30th, 10 laps behind the leaders, thanks in large part to an early spin and a lack of speed. Reddick ran a part-time …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Jennifer Jo Cobb Driven By Passion, Supported By Faith

(Photo: Mike Neff)

Jennifer Jo Cobb made her Camping World Truck Series debut at Kansas Speedway in 2008 but suffered an engine failure just 31 laps in, sliding behind the wheel of a Derrike Cope-fielded Dodge. It was a scratch-and-claw effort that was the start of pursuing a mountain-sized dream to one day make it as a …

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