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Truckin’ Thursdays: Closing the Door on an Unforgettable 2020 Season

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It’s hard to believe but the 2020 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series has come to an end, and there’s really only one way to describe this season: Unforgettable. The season opened normally enough at Daytona International Speedway with the usual wreck fest followed by a finish that saw Grant Enfinger edge Jordan Anderson by mere …

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4 Burning Questions: NASCAR Is Doing What In California?

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They’re doing what to Fontana? This week, after The Athletic broke the news, NASCAR confirmed that they are pursuing plans to effectively turn the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California into a half-mile short track. The course looks to be a hybrid of all three of the current NASCAR Cup Series short tracks in …

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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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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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Brandon Jones Wins Wreck-Filled Truck Race at Pocono

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In the first race of a tripleheader at Pocono Raceway, Brandon Jones scored his first career NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series victory while driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports. The race, originally scheduled for Saturday but postponed due to rain, started just after 9:30 ET on Sunday morning and was an immediate demolition derby. …

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Grant Enfinger Outruns Austin Hill, Wins Vet Tix Camping World 200

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It took battling side-by-side with Austin Hill for nearly a full lap, but Grant Enfinger held on to win Saturday afternoon’s Vet Tix Camping World 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series’ second race back after the season halted in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic was also just …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Denny Hamlin One of the All-Time Greats?

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Given the situation, who is the right choice to fill in the No. 6 car in the NASCAR Cup Series while Ryan Newman is recovering? Amy Henderson: I like the driver RFR went with, Ross Chastain. He’s shown that with good equipment, he can be racy and he can finish well for the team this weekend. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Jordan Anderson: From Ready to Quit to Runner-Up at Daytona in 3 Years

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Jordan Anderson walked away from the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway last Friday night (Feb. 14) as the runner-up in a photo finish with Grant Enfinger. Margin of Victory: 0.010 seconds. This is the closest finish in the history of the Gander RV & and Outdoors Truck Series …

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The Underdog House: David Ragan Unretires To Finish 4th at Daytona

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Top Dog David Ragan said that he was looking forward to spending more time at home when he announced his retirement from full-time racing last fall. While he certainly didn’t mention running the Daytona 500, it remained a possibility. He’s probably glad it did, because Ragan scored his 16th career top-five finish in the NASCAR …

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For Daytona Speedweeks, Keep the Pickup Trucks in the Campground

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Fresh off a thrilling photo-finish that saw Grant Enfinger get physical to hold off a perfectly-timed challenge from underdog Jordan Anderson for the win at Daytona International Speedway, I reached the only logical conclusion driving back from the track early Saturday morning (Feb. 15). The Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season opener shouldn’t be …

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Jordan Anderson Has Career Night, Loses in Photo-Finish in Daytona Truck Race

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Jordan Anderson was just a few inches shy of pulling off one of the biggest upsets in recent memory. In the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night (Feb. 14), Anderson finished second, just one-hundredth of a second behind winner Grant Enfinger. “It’s Daytona, we almost won,” Anderson …

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Grant Enfinger Holds Off Jordan Anderson To Win 2020 NASCAR Truck Series Opener

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Grant Enfinger won the 2019 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series regular season points title. But he never could win a race, failing to advance past the first round of the playoffs. He entered Friday’s (Feb. 14) season opener at Daytona International Speedway winless since September 2018 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Not anymore. …

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