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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Scores 50th Career Victory at Las Vegas

Nascar Camping World Truck Series Stratosphere 200 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nv Usa Friday 2 March 2018 Kyle Busch, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Toyota Tundra Cessna, Celebrates After Winning. World Copyright: John K Harrelson Nkp

Kyle Busch celebrating his 2018 Truck Series win at Las Vegas (Photo: John K Harrelson /NKP)

In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch scored his 50th career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory Friday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 51 Toyota led the final 15 laps of the Stratosphere 200 en route to a 0.437-second victory over Johnny Sauter. Last week’s winner, Brett Moffitt, ran third after …

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NASCAR 101: 3 for 3, 3 Races In

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The lower series of the NASCAR national series are known for many things, including their unpredictability with regards to entry lists. There are times when it’s tough to predict three-fourths of the list in an XFINITY or Camping World Truck Series race, thanks to a constantly changing driver lineup and even a slew of part-time …

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Justin Marks, Johnny Sauter Lead Las Vegas Truck Practices

2018 Atlanta Trucks Zach Catanzareti Johnny Sauter

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A veteran road racer and a veteran champion led the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series speed charts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the two practices held on Thursday (March 1) for Friday night’s Stratosphere 200. Justin Marks, driving the No. 54 DGR-Crosley Toyota, led the first practice. Marks ran a quickest lap of 178.141 …

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Justin Marks Plans Up to 6 NASCAR Races in 2018

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(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

In recent years, Justin Marks has been more of a part-time racer as he’s focused on his businesses, like GoPro Motorplex.  However, the 2018 season is shaping up to be his busiest season in a number of years.  Marks will drive full-time for Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian in the No. 93 Acura alongside Lawson …

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Michael Shank Racing Announces 2018 Programs

2017 Road Atlanta Iwsc Oswaldo Negri Jr. Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday morning, Michael Shank Racing announced two separate racing programs for the 2018 season at the PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis.  For the Verizon IndyCar Series, the team announced a part-time effort in partnership with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.  Meanwhile, the team’s two-car program in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with Acura will continue as …

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The Underdog House: Surviving NASCAR Talladega… Sort Of

2017 Talladega Ii Cup Michael Mcdowell Brad Keselowski Racing Matthew T Thacker Nkp

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Think Small One thing that struck me when I first started in NASCAR was that if you spent enough time looking, you could see fans at a race who supported every driver in the field.  T-shirts, hats, and bumper stickers were among the ways they proclaimed their loyalty. Fast forward a couple of decades, and …

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Did You Notice?: Tackling The Unpredictability of Talladega And NASCAR Silly Season

2017 Talladega I Cup Ricky Stenhouse Jr Pack Racing Matthew T Thacker Nkp

(Photo Matthew T. Thacker / NKP)

Did You Notice? …. Talladega is truly the Russian Roulette of the NASCAR playoffs? This race has now had a green-white-checkered finish three years running. Last fall, two top title contenders (Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr.) failed to finish in surprising fashion (engine failure). Later in that race, a driver who would soon announce his retirement (Brian Scott) …

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Justin Marks Quickest in Opening Johnsonville 180 Practice

2015 Nxs Justin Marks Mid Ohio Brett Moist Nkp

(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

On Saturday afternoon, XFINITY Series teams took to the 4.048-mile road course for their first practice session of the weekend at Road America.  The weather forecast for Sunday is dicey, but teams were greeted with dry weather for the first session.  Wet or dry, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Justin Marks may be the man to beat …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 24: Time’s Tickin’

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mi Usa Sunday 13 August 2017 Erik Jones, Furniture Row Racing, 5 Hour Energy Extra Strength Toyota Camry And Joey Logano, Team Penske, Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion World Copyright: Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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Episode 24: Time’s Tickin’ Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joseph and Zach recap Kyle Busch’s Bristol Sweep, if Erik Jones and Joey Logano can win their way into the playoffs and how the manufacturers are shaping up with one-third of the season left to run.  We also …

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4 Burning Questions: Is Justin Marks a Lock for Road America Win?

Justin Marks

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Is Justin Marks a Lock for Road America Win? Rain, a road course and a stock car. Now all you need is a set of rain tires and you’re set to go. Most of the time, when radars point to precipitation, they also point toward Justin Marks. Despite only one career top five to his …

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Pace Laps: Aric Almirola’s Wreck Changes the Game, Ben Rhodes Comes up Shy of First Victory

2017 Kansas I Cup Aj Allmendinger Aric Almirola Pack Racing Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Almirola Crash Changed The Game – Just one week ago, Aric Almirola stood inside Victory Lane at Talladega Superspeedway. He’d won his second XFINITY Series race in his last three restrictor plate attempts, following that up with a fourth-place effort in the Cup race. A season-long goal of making the playoffs suddenly …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Justin Marks on Mid-Ohio Triumph, Turner Return

2017 Daytona Iwsc Justin Marks Car Credit Phil Allaway

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Justin Marks has had an up-and-down career in motorsports.  In NASCAR, Marks has two career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts, 30 in the XFINITY Series and 37 in the Camping World Truck Series.  Success has been fleeting.  He has two poles and four top-10 finishes in the trucks.  In the XFINITY Series, Marks has …

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