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Chandler Smith Leads Lone Knoxville Truck Practice

Nascar Camping World Truck Series

#18: Chandler Smith, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Toyota Tundra Safelite AutoGlass

Chandler Smith posted the fastest speed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice at Knoxville Raceway July 8. Matt Crafton, Derek Kraus, Donny Schatz and Hailie Deegan rounded out the top five. Schatz is making his series debut for David Gilliland Racing in the No. 17. There were a few drivers who experienced issues …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Preparing for Series Debut at Knoxville


(Photo Credit: Tom Bowles, Frontstretch)

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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Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 at Pocono

2021 Pocono Kyle Busch pack racing James Gilbert Getty

(Photo: James Gilbert/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Sunday (June 27) afternoon’s NASCAR Cup Series race has quite the status to live up to after what happened less than 24 hours before. On Saturday, Kyle Larson was seemingly on cruise control, having battled and overcome Hendrick Motorsports teammate Alex Bowman in the waning laps of the Pocono Organics CBD 325 to take the …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Wins Again at Pocono

2021 Pocono Trucks John Hunter Nemechek celebrate victory lane NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: John Hunter Nemechek scored his fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win this season when he took the checkered flag more than a second ahead of Kyle Busch. A late-race caution set up a six-lap shootout that saw the teammates restart side by side, and Nemechek took the advantage. Though Busch was …

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John Hunter Nemechek Outduels Kyle Busch for Pocono Victory

2021 Pocono Trucks John Hunter Nemechek celebrate NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It was a dogfight between student and master in the waning laps of today’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway, and as it had been for many races this season, the student came out victorious. John Hunter Nemechek found himself battling team owner Kyle Busch for the win yet again in the closing …

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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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Derek Kraus Earns 1st Career Truck Series Pole at Nashville

#19: Derek Kraus, McAnally Hilgemann Racing, Toyota Tundra THOROGOOD Pole winner 2021 Nashville Trucks

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the first time since 2011, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series took to the concrete 1.33-mile circuit of Nashville Superspeedway for its session of one-shot qualifying on Friday evening, June 18. With a lap time of 160.493 mph, truck series young gun Derek Kraus blistered the second-place time of 158.959 mph set by 20-year-old …

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Friday Faceoff: How Many Cup Venues Should 1 City Get?

Brad Keselowski No. 2 car in 2010 Nashville Superspeedway NASCAR race Nigel Kinrade

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/Autostock)

Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway continues to campaign for a NASCAR weekend even though Nashville Superspeedway is back on the schedule and sits barely 30 minutes away. Does it matter if two venues are that geographically close? Luken Glover: There are certain areas where this would not work, but Nashville is one of the biggest opportunities to pounce …

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2-Headed Monster: Should 23XI Racing Hire John Hunter Nemechek as Its Next Driver?

2021 Trucks Charlotte John Hunter Nemechek Woo-hoo (Credit: HHP/Chris Owens via NKP)

(Photo: Harold Hinson Photography LLC via NKP)

It’s been an outstanding season so far for Moorseville, North Carolina’s John Hunter Nemechek. Nemechek made the move from the NASCAR Cup Series back to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2021 with many questioning the move. However, Nemechek has proven so far this season that when given the right …

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5 Points to Ponder: Unstoppable Hendrick & Nemechek’s Smart Move

2021 Cup Texas All Star Kyle Larson Wins Nkp

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1. Does anyone have anything for Hendrick this year? Hendrick Motorsports is pretty good at this racing thing. The group was the class of the field in the All-Star Race, where Kyle Larson took home his third win in a row. With all four drivers combining to win seven of the first 16 events of …

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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

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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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John Hunter Nemechek Captures 4th Truck Win of 2021 at Texas

2021 Texas Trucks John Hunter Nemechek burnout NKP

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

John Hunter Nemechek won his fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race of the season at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday, June 12. Nemechek played a great strategy in stage three, staying out as long as he could and making fast lap times to ultimately come out ahead of Chase Elliott in the final 20 or …

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