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Tracking the Trucks: Chandler Smith Snags 2nd Career Win, Ben Rhodes Wins Championship in Phoenix

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In a Nutshell: Chandler Smith scored his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in Friday night’s (Nov. 5) Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix Raceway. The rookie led five times for 39 laps, including the final 18 for his second victory in five races, just one week after being eliminated from the championship battle. …

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4 Burning Questions: Who’s Saying Goodbye After 2021?

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Who will win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship? John Hunter Nemechek enters Phoenix Raceway with the most wins on the season but as the fourth seed after just barely getting to this round after a late crash at Martinsville Speedway. Nemechek is probably the most aggressive driver of these four and will do …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Where’s the Respect in the Truck Series?

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The Truck race on Saturday (Oct. 30) was a you-know-what show. Why has the respect gone down considerably in recent years? – Dan I., Knoxville, Iowa The Camping World Truck Series has been trending this way for a couple years and especially in recent weeks. But it seems to have come to a boiling point …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Potential Playoff Spoilers at Martinsville Speedway

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After back-to-back races to open the Camping World Truck Series Round of 8 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, the series continues to sit idle while the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series work their way through their respective playoffs to get to Martinsville Speedway in a few weeks. Christian Eckes and Tate Fogleman …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: No One Safe Heading to Martinsville

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After Tate Fogleman’s victory Saturday (Oct. 2) at Talladega Superspeedway, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Martinsville Speedway on the verge of its first playoff round with three non-postseason-eligible winners. Christian Eckes‘ triumph at Las Vegas Motor Speedway kicked off the Round of 8, leaving only Martinsville on Oct. 30 to decide the Championship …

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Ben Rhodes Begins on Talladega Truck Pole

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Ben Rhodes will lead the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field to green at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, Oct. 2. He took the pole position after finishing runner up to his ThorSport Racing teammate Christian Eckes last week at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Todd Gilliland lines up second while Matt Crafton begins in third. Stewart …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Elimination Looms Large at Bristol

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Sheldon Creed and John Hunter Nemechek are safe with one race left in the first round of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoffs as the series takes to the (paved) Bristol Motor Speedway on Thursday (Sept. 16) night. Anyone who’s been paying attention to the tour at all this year would probably figure that, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Drivers to Watch at Darlington Raceway

John Hunter Nemechek during the LiftKits4Less.com 200 at Darlington Raceway, 5/7/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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As the NASCAR Cup Series kicks off its playoffs this weekend at Darlington Raceway, the Camping World Truck Series will run the second race in its Round of 10. Originally scheduled to be at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, this event was shifted to Darlington after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic created enough questions about scheduling logistics …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the 2021 Truck Series Playoff Drivers, Part I

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Author’s Note: This is the first of two parts looking at the 10 drivers who have qualified for the 2021 Camping World Truck Series playoffs. Part two will run next week ahead of the opening playoff race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. Meet the 2021 #CampingWorldTrucks Playoff field! pic.twitter.com/7fnSlZHgr9 — NASCAR Camping World …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Preparing for Series Debut at Knoxville

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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

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#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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