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2-Headed Monster: Do Playoffs Work in NASCAR’s Lower Divisions?

Tyler Reddick 2018 Nascar Xfinity Series Champion

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

The Gander Outdoors Trucks Series playoffs start Thursday night (Aug. 14) at Bristol Motor Speedway, and the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs start in a few weeks. This will be the fourth season NASCAR has had playoffs in the two lower national touring series. Is it working, or should Xfinity and Trucks go back to a …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the 2019 Playoff Field

2019 Michigan Nascar Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoff Field Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Brett Moffitt – 2022 1 pole, 2 wins, 9 top fives, 11 top 10s, 22 playoff points The defending champion likely enters the postseason as an automatic favorite simply because he’s done the playoffs thing and won it all the most recently out of any of the contenders. Ousted from his championship-winning ride in favor …

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Matt Crafton Confident After Making the Playoffs

2019 Michigan Ngots Matt Crafton

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Matt Crafton entered the 2019 Corrigan Oil 200 in a precarious situation in the playoff standings. He was second in the point standings, but he was the last driver above the playoff cut line. He was safe on points, but he could’ve been knocked out if a full-time driver below the cut line won at …

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Austin Hill Scores Overtime Truck Win at Michigan; Matt Crafton Takes Final Playoff Spot

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Austin Hill capped the regular season of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series the same way he opened it at Daytona – in victory lane. Holding off a spirited charge by Sheldon Creed in overtime, Hill scored his second win of the 2019 season at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday (Aug. 10) at the expense of …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: A Trip to Eldora Speedway Never Disappoints

Nascar Camping World Truck Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ever since NASCAR added Eldora Speedway to the Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule in 2013, teams have circled this event on their calendars for a variety of different reasons, ranging from fear of the unknown to excitement. What was once a wild-card race – and to an extent still is – has become one that …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Who Could Sneak into the Truck Series Playoffs With 2 Races Left?

2019 Pocono Ngots Harrison Burton Truck Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

So far in 2019, there has been a debate as to whether the current NASCAR season has been a good one, leading to a more existential question of what exactly makes for a good race. Does a good race need constant side-by-side action? Does strategy and a good finish do enough for people to classify …

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Tyler Ankrum Scores 1st Career Truck Series Win at Kentucky Speedway

2019 Kentucky Ngots Tyler Ankrum Victory Lane Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Tyler Ankrum took advantage of Brett Moffitt’s empty fuel tank and scored his first career Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory in Thursday night’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Motor Speedway. He led a race-high 40 laps along the way. “Honestly, I wasn’t even really listening. I was just driving my rear-end off,” …

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Entry List: Canadian Tire Motorsports Park 120

2019 Daytona Impc Billy Johnson Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Saturday’s IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Canadian Tire Motorsports Park 120 will have 38 entries, up from 37 in Watkins Glen last week. Canadian Tire Motorsports Park is the home track for Multimatic Motorsports (and by extension, the whole Multimatic operation), so they’ve brought their two Ford Mustang GT4s out to play for the first time …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Wins Again at Chicagoland Speedway

2019 Chicagoland Ngots Brett Moffitt Burnout Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Brett Moffitt dominated a large portion of the final stage at Chicagoland Speedway to win the Camping World 225 by a more than four-second margin over Brandon Jones. Moffitt extended his lead during a late-race round of green-flag pit stops and held onto the top spot for his second win of the …

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Greg Biffle Returns To NASCAR, Wins At Texas

Nascar Gander Outdoors Truck Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the first time in 414 races, Greg Biffle got into a truck and raced in the Gander Outdoor Truck Series. He didn’t miss a beat. Biffle, who hasn’t raced in NASCAR since 2016, won the  23rd Annual SpeedyCash.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. For the win, Biffle’s team gets a $50,000 bonus as part of …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Texas Motor Speedway Kicks Off the Triple Truck Challenge

2019 Las Vegas I Gots Kyle Busch Brett Moffitt Pack Racing Nkp

The drop of the checkered flag at Charlotte Motor Speedway last weekend for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series means that another couple of weekends off before they’re back on track. But what it also means is that the next time the series races, the Triple Truck Challenge, announced prior to the start of the season, …

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Matt Crafton Wins Consecutive Truck Poles

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For the second week in a row, Matt Crafton will lead the field to the green flag in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Crafton turned a speed of 179.134 mph to win the pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday evening (May 17), his second in as many races. Stewart Friesen (178.926 mph) qualified on the …

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