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Truckin’ Thursdays: Five Drivers that Need to Turn the Corner

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Five races into the Camping World Truck Series season, there are familiar foes atop the season long standings. Four of the potential Chase births have already been clinched. The real question is whether or not there will be more than eight winners that make up the newly anointed Chase. On the other side of things there …

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Johnny Sauter, Ben Rhodes Collide on Last Lap in Kansas Speedway

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Johnny Sauter thought he had made the move of the race late in the going at Kansas Speedway. Instead, he wound up in the wall on the white flag lap of the race. After a late-race wreck involving Tyler Reddick with four laps remaining in the race, the race went into overtime. Sauter made a …

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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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Martin Truex, Jr., Ben Rhodes Hit with Daytona Penalties

Fourteen teams from across the three NASCAR national series were either penalized or warned by NASCAR on Wednesday, including Daytona 500 second-place finisher Martin Truex Jr. Truex’s No. 78 team was given a P2 penalty for a violation regarding the roof flaps during pre-qualifying inspection. The flaps did not lay flush with the roof following …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 2016 Season Shaping Up to Be a Strong One

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As the weekend quickly approaches, so does the 2016 Camping World Truck Series season. With a handful of changes and a large number of driver moves, this season is shaping up to be the healthiest in years, and it all starts with Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250. The biggest changes you need to know …

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Entry List: NextEra Energy Resources 250

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Forty three. No, that number isn’t in regards to the former field size for the Sprint Cup Series. It’s the number of trucks entered for this weekend’s Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. With only 32 positions available for the CWTS race this Friday, 11 trucks will go home …

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Sunday Showdown: Who Will the Title Sponsor Be?

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Several teams have announced new drivers across NASCAR’s national divisions this month. Among them are Brian Scott in the No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports Cup ride, Chris Buescher in a Cup ride with Front Row Motorsports and Ben Rhodes moving to Thorsport Racing in the Camping World Truck Series. Which driver will have the biggest …

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Ben Rhodes to Run in Truck Series for ThorSport Racing in 2016

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Ben Rhodes will have a new home in 2016: the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Rhodes will join ThorSport Racing to pilot the No. 41 Toyota Tundra full-time in 2016 with sponsorship from Alpha Energy Solutions, the team announced Tuesday (Dec. 15). The 2016 Camping World Truck Series season will mark Rhodes’s first full-time deal …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Amid Uncertainty, Ben Rhodes Looking Forward to Future

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Ben Rhodes stood in his hauler at Dover International Speedway with a wry smile during a rainy day. The outside of his hauler was met with large puddles, each of which expanded near a set of tires. The 18-year-old was sitting on his laptop, staring at pictures of classic cars, something he loves to do. For this …

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Change Has Come for NASCAR’s Next Generation

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Change is occurring rapidly in the world of stock car racing. The newest breed of racers has kids racing late models before they are even in high school. With plenty of paths to success, many young racers find themselves trying to be like Jeff Gordon or Tony Stewart, two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions who …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Hisense 200 at Dover

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The rain played some games with the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Dover International Speedway on Saturday. High winds amidst a wet track highlight the Hisense 200. But when it was all said and done, Regan Smith went to Victory Lane for the second time this year. Taking advantage of a red flag due to rain …

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Eyes on Xfinity: What’s the Future for JR Motorsports?

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See ya later, Chase. Come February at Daytona, the metallic blue No. 9 NAPA Chevrolet will no longer be racing on Saturday afternoons. Instead, it is getting a promotion. It is not like JR Motorsports really has a choice. If it were up to the team, it would want to keep reigning Xfinity Series champion …

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