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Truckin’ Thursdays: Returning to Darlington Raceway Again

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For the first time since 2011, the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series returns to Darlington Raceway to run the penultimate race of the 2020 regular season on Sunday (Sept. 6). The series first visited Darlington in 2001, a race that the late Bobby Hamilton dominated by leading 125 of the rain-shortened 135 laps. It …

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Johnny Sauter Disappointed with 2020 Season, Must Win to Make Playoffs

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The 2020 NASCAR season has been a challenge for many race teams and drivers in all three national touring series, but the most disappointing year, at least in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, may belong to Johnny Sauter. When the season began over six months ago ago at Daytona International Speedway, Sauter was …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Winless 2020 Drivers to Watch at Gateway This Weekend

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This Sunday (Aug. 30), the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series heads to World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway for the third and final race in the Triple Truck Challenge. But more importantly, it’s just one of three races remaining to set the 2020 playoff field. Matt Crafton, Sheldon Creed, Grant Enfinger, Austin Hill and …

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Driver Vs. Driver: Truckin’ — Mike Skinner Vs. Johnny Sauter

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Sometimes a driver makes it all the way to NASCAR’s Cup Series only to discover that their best success came elsewhere. Or, they struggle in Cup but move to another series and flourish. NASCAR has enough variety in its different series that drivers can find a niche where they’re at their best. This month, we …

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NASCAR 101: Drivers Racing in Lower Series Than They Have in Years Past

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After nearly three years away from the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Korbin Forrister returns to the circuit in this weekend’s Dover International Speedway doubleheader, driving the No. 36 for DGM Racing. Forrister, a mostly part-time competitor in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series since 2014 (including seven starts in 2020), is no stranger to Xfinity. …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Kaz Grala Exceeding Expectations in Cup Debut

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All eyes were on Daytona International Speedway this weekend as the top three NASCAR national touring series held inaugural events on its road course. Expectations were sky-high. Depending on how fans like their road racing, one series lived up to those epic forecasts while two others, eh, have seen better days on right-turn tracks. Overall, …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Michigan is Back, Austin Cindric Recalls Recent Hot Streak

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a solid weekend of racing at Michigan International Speedway. Kevin Harvick swept the weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series races, edging out Denny Hamlin in Sunday’s race and continuing their season-long battle. Albino and Neff discuss the choose cone rule being implemented by NASCAR for the …

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Tracking the Trucks: Zane Smith Captures Emotional 1st Career Win at Michigan

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In a Nutshell: In a race filled with 11 cautions and a pair of overtime attempts, Zane Smith scored his first career Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series victory Friday at Michigan International Speedway. Coming from seemingly out of nowhere, Smith took advantage of a spin by late-race leader Grant Enfinger and the chaos that …

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Zane Smith Nabs First Career Truck Win In Michigan Thriller

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He led one lap, but it was the one that counted. Zane Smith is officially a winner in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. The Henry Ford Health System 200 at Michigan International Speedway was all about survival and Smith was in the right position at the right time to collect his first …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Biggest Surprises of the 2020 Truck Series Season

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The 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season started off just as many others in the past. The season-opener at Daytona International Speedway was the typical wreckfest with a thrilling finish that saw Grant Enfinger edge Jordan Anderson by just inches. The series went to Las Vegas Motor Speedway and then headed off …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Entertainment in Kansas, Matt Crafton Talks Truck Victory

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss an entertaining weekend of racing at Kansas Speedway, which saw Denny Hamlin victorious again in the NASCAR Cup Series race. Following the race, Hamlin said he believes he now wins races more with his mind than talent; the duo chat how Hamlin has evolved …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Drivers Who Could Benefit From 2 Races at Kansas Speedway

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This weekend, the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series hits Kansas Speedway for  the series’ doubleheader debut. It’s also the first time the Truck Series will run more than one race at the mile-and-a-half oval in a single season. Eight races into the season, only Grant Enfinger and Sheldon Creed find themselves locked into the …

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