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Stewart Friesen, Caleb Holman Pace Eldora Practice Sessions

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For the drivers of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, racing on the dirt at Eldora Speedway presents a unique challenge yet an equally unique opportunity. There is arguably no other race where experience in similar situations can benefit a driver quite like Eldora. Dirt track experience certainly took over the speed charts during the …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Potential First-Time Winners at Gateway

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Ryan Truex (Photo: Brett Moist NKP)

Chase Briscoe almost broke through and scored his first career victory last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. In fact, many thought he was the one who’d weaved through the chaos that ended the race and won, but it was Christopher Bell who emerged victorious. But Briscoe’s near-victory, coupled with Ryan Blaney’s first career Cup Series win …

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Multiple Crew Chiefs Fined After Pocono/Texas Weekend

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Two infractions were handed down by NASCAR across the top three series this past weekend as improperly installed lug nuts on the last pit stop of the race became an issue. To date, NASCAR has handed down 20 lug nut-related penalties across its top three series, including the lost tire off Kyle Busch’s Toyota, resulting …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: NASCAR’s Tame Pocono 400 Turns Into Terrific Finish

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Who’s in the headline – For the third time this season, we have a first-time winner in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. It’s Ryan Blaney, who drove to the lead after a late-race restart with fresher tires than a dominant Kyle Busch. He then held off Kevin Harvick in a thrilling finish after Harvick closed in while Busch and …

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Friday Faceoff: What to Do with the Overtime Line?

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1. The teams of both Kyle Busch and Chase Briscoe received heavy penalties after Dover International Speedway, including suspensions of crew chiefs, tire carriers and tire changers after each had a wheel fall off in completion.  Did NASCAR make the right call? Amy Henderson: Yes. The rulebook is pretty specific in this area, and NASCAR was …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: NASCAR Made the Right Call on Brad Keselowski Racing

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Dover started off rough and turned quite well for Chase Briscoe, who’s currently just six races into his Camping World Truck Series rookie season. After struggling a bit in practice, the 22-year-old put his No. 29 Ford on the pole for the first time at Dover. Though he had nothing for Ryan Truex, who started second, …

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Joe Gibbs Racing, Brad Keselowski Racing Penalized After Dover

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After a few relatively quiet weeks in the post race penalty department, three teams across the top three series in NASCAR were hit with stiff penalties due to pit stop issues. The No. 18 M&M’s Toyota of Kyle Busch was the most notable victim of a loose wheel, which came off immediately after the first …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Scores First Dover Victory Over Teammate Kaz Grala

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In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter turned the Monster Mile into a Monster Smile, as he ended his winless gremlins in Friday’s Bar Harbor 200 from Dover International Speedway. Holding off teammate Kaz Grala, Sauter took advantage of a late fuel gamble to grab the lead and hold it for the final 33 laps — his first …

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Chase Briscoe Scores First Truck Series Pole in Dover

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Chase Briscoe has won the pole for the first time in the Camping World Truck Series after posting an unbeatable speed of 156.474 mph (23.007 seconds) at Dover International Speedway. In just his sixth career Truck start, the Brad Keselowski Racing rookie will lead the field to green for Friday’s Bar Harbor 200. “This is …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Lucks Into Toyota Tundra 250 Win

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In a Nutshell: After six long weeks off, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returned to action Friday night at Kansas Speedway. Cup Series regular Kyle Busch emerged victorious in a caution-filled Toyota Tundra 250, pulling 2.622 seconds ahead of Johnny Sauter by the finish. On paper, it sounds like another Busch beating in NASCAR’s lower series. …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kaz Grala Wins Plate Race NASCAR Survivor

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In a Nutshell: During the latest edition of plate race NASCAR Survivor, it looked like the veterans had the votes to knock off the youngsters. But after a Demolition Derby-type affair, stalwarts like Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter quickly learned they didn’t earn immunity from the dreaded Big One. Ben Rhodes got bumped on the backstretch by ThorSport …

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Camping World Truck Series Season Starts Off with a Bang

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It took the Camping World Truck Series just one lap before the Big One reared its ugly head Friday evening at Daytona. Around the 10th spot, cars began to shuffle out of the tri-oval when Chase Briscoe got into the back of Noah Gragson, triggering an 11-truck pileup. John Hunter Nemechek, Tyler Young, Terry Jones, Austin …

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