Race Weekend Central

Johnny Sauter Punches Ticket to Homestead with Victory at Texas

Nascar Camping World Truck Series Jag Metals 350 Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, Tx Usa Friday 3 November 2017 Johnny Sauter, Ismconnect Chevrolet Silverado, Celebrates In Victory Lane. World Copyright: John K Harrelson Nkp

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On Friday night, Johnny Sauter became the first driver to secure his spot in the Camping World Truck Series Championship 4 while earning his second straight victory in the JAG Metals 350 at Texas Motor Speedway. The last time Sauter visited Texas Victory Lane in the series, he would go on to secure his first …

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Johnny Sauter Fastest in Opening Texas Practice

2017 Loudon Cwts Johnny Sauter Truck Phil Allaway

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On Thursday afternoon, Camping World Truck Series teams took to Texas Motor Speedway’s 1.5-mile quad-oval for 55 minutes of practice.  In a session where the top of the chart was ultimately dominated by GMS Racing, Johnny Sauter ended up fastest overall with a lap of 29.529 seconds (182.871 mph). Despite the GMS dominance at the …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2017 Texas Roadhouse 200

2017 Atlanta Cwts Noah Gragson Truck Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? While Noah Gragson was winning the Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway, two part-time rookie teammates were handling themselves like old pros.  Harrison Burton, making just his sixth Truck Series start of 2017 and the seventh of his career and Todd Gilliland in his fifth career start, finished …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Martin Truex Jr. Grab First Short Track Win in Martinsville?

2017 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Stp 500 Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va Usa Sunday 2 April 2017 Martin Truex Jr, Furniture Row/denver Mattress Toyota Camry World Copyright: Logan Whitton/nkp

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Will Martin Truex Jr. Grab First Short Track Win? Though we’ll later discuss whose best shot at advancing to the Championship 4 at Martinsville Speedway, here’s one guy whose best opportunities come but every week in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Martin Truex Jr. has lit the sport on fire since 2015, …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 33: Clockin’ Out

2017 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Stp 500 Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va Usa Sunday 2 April 2017 Matt Kenseth, Tide Toyota Camry World Copyright: John K Harrelson/nkp

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Episode 33: Clockin’ Out Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Phil Allaway and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Phil and Zach wrap up the chaos at Kansas Speedway, offering our thoughts on the penalties handed to Matt Kenseth and the feast-and-famine round for Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson. We also preview the …

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GMS Racing Fastest in Both NCWTS Practices in Las Vegas

2017 Dover Johnny Sauter Trucks Zach Catanzareti

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title contender Johnny Sauter turned the fastest lap in opening practice Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Sauter turned a lap of 30.089 seconds (179.468 mph). He was 0.143 seconds faster than second-place Ryan Truex. Matt Crafton was the only other playoff driver in the top five, running third. Noah Gragson finished …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 8 Drivers, 3 Rounds, 1 Championship

2017 Gateway Cwts Chrostophet Bell Ben Rhodes Barry Cantrell Nkp

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Last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, the Camping World Truck Series set its playoff field, and for the final seven races on the schedule, all eyes will focus on the championship battle. One thing that’s different this year, though, is the number of playoff points accumulated each week by winning stages and races. Those bonus points …

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Pace Laps: Championship Favorites Reign at Chicago, Josef Newgarden Wins IndyCar Title

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Tales Of The Turtles 400 Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Il Usa Sunday 17 September 2017 Martin Truex Jr, Furniture Row Racing, Furniture Row/denver Mattress Toyota Camry Celebrates His Win World Copyright:brett Moist Nkp

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: The Importance of Execution – It ended some days and opened opportunity for others. Heck, it even had its place in the day of the race winner Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. Execution is an important factor in tying one end of the race to the other, especially once the playoffs …

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Tracking the Trucks: One Final Look At The Playoff Squeeze

2017 Dover I Cwts Ben Rhodes Truck Nigel Kinrade Nkp

In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter was the fastest truck on Friday evening, and he was rewarded for it. He led 28 laps on the evening in his No. 21 Chevrolet Silverado en route to his second victory of the 2017 season in the TheHouse.com 225 from Chicagoland Speedway. Ben Rhodes clinched the eighth and final …

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Johnny Sauter Wins Chicagoland Truck Series Race, Ben Rhodes Makes Playoffs

2017 Trucks Pocono Zach Catanzareti Johnny Sauter

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Christopher Bell dominated Friday night in Chicagoland but, in the end, just the slightest of wiggles handed the victory over to Johnny Sauter. The defending champion capitalized on Bell’s mistake in the end to secure his second victory of 2017. Chase Briscoe made strides toward the leader after passing Bell but would have to settle for …

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Chase Briscoe, Johnny Sauter Lead Truck Chicagoland Practices

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Chase Briscoe is still looking for his first win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, but if his Chicagoland Speedway practice sessions are any indication, he might have a better shot than any come Friday. Briscoe led the opening practice session for the TheHouse.com 225 at Chicagoland Thursday (Sept. 14) and placed second in …

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Matt Crafton Wins LTi Printing 200 Pole

2017 Kentucky I Cwts Matt Crafton Russell Labounty Nkp

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On Saturday morning, ThorSport Racing’s Matt Crafton claimed the pole for the Camping World Truck Series’ LTi Printing 200 at Michigan International Speedway.  Crafton’s second round lap of 39.076 seconds (184.256 mph) was six-hundredths of a second faster than GMS Racing’s Johnny Sauter. Afterwards, Crafton noted just how important the pole really is at Michigan. …

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