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ARCA Preview: 2021 General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 at Pocono

2020 ARCA Pocono Pack Racing - Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, and Michael Self, No. 25 Venturini Motorsports Toyota (Credit: NKP)

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If Ty Gibbs wins Friday’s (June 25) ARCA Menards Series race at Pocono Raceway, he will tie the series’ all-time winning streak with five straight victories. Gibbs would join Harold Smith, Jack Bowsher, Bruce Gould, and Tim Steele, who last accomplished that feat in 1997. The good news for Gibbs? He has led 70% of …

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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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Chandler Smith Tops Nashville Practice Charts in Trucks

Chandler Smith No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Truck at 2021 NASCAR Charlotte race NKP

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Chandler Smith held the single-fastest lap time during the Camping World Truck Series’ lone practice session at Nashville Superspeedway Friday, June 18. The No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports pilot put down a fast lap speed of 161.489 mph on the 1.333-mile racetrack. William Byron was second quickest, going 161.288 mph, while GMS Racing’s Tyler Ankrum …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Wins Texas, Goes Back-to-Back

2021 Texas Trucks John Hunter Nemechek drinking Rowdy Energy in victory lane NKP

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In a Nutshell: John Hunter Nemechek is pretty good at this truck racing thing. Nemechek led nearly half the laps of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ SpeedyCash.com 220 on Saturday (June 12) afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, kicking off a solid day for team owner Kyle Busch all around: Busch went on to win …

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Frontstretch 5: Drivers Who Could Score Birthday Wins in 2021

Erik Jones 2021 Kansas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Birthdays can be a special and wonderful time for everyone, but winning a NASCAR race on the same day amplifies its sweetness even more. That’s what Kyle Busch did for the second time in his career on Sunday (May 2) in the Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway, scoring his 58th career NASCAR Cup …

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John Hunter Nemechek Wins Richmond, Leads KBM Dominance

#4: John Hunter Nemechek, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Toyota Tundra Safeway, celebrates in Victory Lane.

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A bevy of cautions didn’t hinder John Hunter Nemechek from victory on a Saturday afternoon (April 17) at Richmond Raceway, as the Kyle Busch Motorsports driver secured his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win of 2021 in the ToyotaCare 250. The victory capped a near-perfect day for KBM, as the Toyota stable was consistently …

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Chandler Smith Leads Toyota-Dominated Daytona Truck Practice

Nascar Gander Rv & Outdoors Truck Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Rookie Chandler Smith topped the leaderboard in the lone NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice session for its season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Smith posted the fastest lap time of 189.641 mph. Paul Andrews is serving as his crew chief, as Smith’s usual crew chief Danny Stockman is finishing off a three-race suspension. Toyota …

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Chandler Smith Driving KBM’s No. 18 in 2021

2019 Iowa Arca Chandler Smith Victory Lane Arca

(Photo: ARCA Menards Series)

Chandler Smith will drive full time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2020 for Kyle Busch Motorsports, the team announced Dec. 7. Smith will pilot the No. 18 previously driven by Christian Eckes. Safelite Autoglass will sponsor the full-season effort, Smith’s first in the series, for 15 races. “Since I started racing at …

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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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Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 51 Team Penalized, Crew Chief Out 3 Races

2020 Kansas Ii Truck Chandler Smith Brett Moffitt Racing Nkp

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The No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports team incurred a penalty due to the wheel that came off the truck at Texas Motor Speedway last weekend, NASCAR announced Wednesday, Oct. 28. The team violated Sections 12.5.2.7.4 in the NASCAR rule book, and crew chief Danny Stockman and tire changer/jack man Charles Thacker are suspended for the …

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Tracking the Trucks: Sheldon Creed Punches Championship 4 Ticket With Texas Win

2020 Texas Ii Truck Sheldon Creed Trophy Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Amidst 10 caution flag periods, hard crashes and several angry drivers, Sheldon Creed won the SpeedyCash.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his fourth career NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series win and the one that clinches his spot in the Championship 4. “Today, we did an awesome job,” Creed …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Scores Overtime Win in Kansas

2020 Kansas Ii Truck Brett Moffitt Checkered Flag Nkp

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In a Nutshell: After finishing runner-up four times this season, Brett Moffitt scored his first 2020 victory at Kansas Speedway when he edged teammate Sheldon Creed, who led a race-high 61 laps, by 0.111 seconds at the line. A late-race spin by Zane Smith, who had been battling with Moffitt for the lead, set up …

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