Race Weekend Central

Tracking the Trucks: 2015 UNOH 225 at Kentucky

2015 Kentucky Cwts Matt Crafton Woohoo Cia

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In a Nutshell: Without a single lap on track before the green flag flew, Matt Crafton scored his fourth win this season in Thursday night’s UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Ben Kennedy‘s No. 11 Toyota slid along the wall and catchfence, ripping a large hole in the fence with just five laps remaining. NASCAR made …

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Matt Crafton Wins 2015 UNOH 225 at Kentucky

Matt Crafton holds the trophy fromt he Camping World Truck Series Race at Kentucky Speedway.

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Sometimes storylines get lost for other reasons. When fans read up on the 2015 UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway, they will read about the horrific accident in which Ben Kennedy hit the catchfence, causing a massive accident on lap 145, which resulted in the race being called five laps short of the scheduled distance. What …

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Erik Jones Returns to Victory Lane with 2015 American Ethanol 200 Win at Iowa

2015 Iowa Cwts Erik Jones Burnout Credit Nascra Via Getty Images

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After two months of frustrating losses, Erik Jones finally found his way back to victory lane. Erik Jones outpaced the field from the pole in his No. 4 Special Olympics World Games Toyota to win the American Ethanol 200, his fifth-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory, and the first of a tumultuous 2015 campaign. The Berne, …

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Friday Faceoff: Rules Changes, Rain Delays, Shuttering a Team & Rookie Mistakes

Nascar Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400

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Welcome to Friday Faceoff, our weekly NASCAR roundtable where the Frontstretch experts give their take on major storylines surrounding the sport. Here’s a few major questions we’re trying to answer heading into the Sprint Cup off-weekend. 1) NASCAR approved a series of rule changes to debut at Kentucky next month. Is it the right call, …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway

Nascar Camping World Truck Series Drivin' For Linemen 200

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In a Nutshell: When the dust settled and the two dominant trucks of the night sat idle off the track, Cole Custer was there to take the checkered flag in the rain-delayed Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park Saturday night. Custer took advantage of a missed shift by Tyler Reddick that stacked up …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 WinStar World Casino & Resort 400 at Texas

2015 Cwts Texas Matt Crafton Trophy Rick Lunkenheimer

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In a Nutshell: Matt Crafton scored his third victory in seven races this season with a convincing half-second win over Daniel Suarez in Friday night’s WinStar World Casino & Resort 400. The driver of the No. 88 Menards Toyota held off a late-race side-by-side challenge from Suarez and led a race-high 77 laps en route …

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Spencer Gallagher, Matt Crafton Head Up 2015 WinStar World Casino 400 Practice Sessions at Texas

2015 Dover I Cwts Matt Crafton Truck Cia

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On Thursday, the Camping World Truck Series took to Texas Motor Speedway for two practice sessions in preparation for Friday night’s WinStar World Casino 400k. With the short field (now up to 30 entrants instead of the 27 on the initial entry list), everyone will qualify.  Regardless, speed and handling are still crucial. Teams were …

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The Frontstretch 5: NASCAR Drivers You Should be Watching

Brett Moffit waits to climb into the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford prior to the 2015 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Five! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things and ideas that define the current state of our sport. This week, Amy has a group of drivers fans may not see very …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Lucas Oil 200 at Dover

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In a Nutshell: Tyler Reddick and Erik Jones waged a side-by-side battle while fighting lapped traffic, but it was Reddick who came out victorious Friday evening at Dover International Speedway. In a race that was marred by several wrecks and a lot of torn-up equipment, Jones and Reddick took two and four tires, respectively, on …

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Cameron Hayley’s Hopes at a Win Blow Up in Smoke at Dover

2015 Dover I Cwts Cameron Hayley Truck Cia

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After finishing inside the top five at Kansas, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ lone full-time Canadian driver has finished 14th or worse in the past two races. However, entering Dover, a track that he was raced at in the past, Cameron Hayley believed he had a truck capable of contending for a victory. The …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 News Bites To Watch Heading To Dover

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This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series is back in action at Dover International Speedway early Friday afternoon (5:30 p.m. ET). While the Xfinity and Sprint Cup series are hitting about a dozen races on the schedule, the Truck Series has made a whopping five starts so far this season. Right now, that means this …

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Friday Faceoff: Will Kyle Busch Make the Chase & Who Will Win Iowa?

2014 Iowa Nns Trevor Bayne Brad Keselowski Racing Cia

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1. Everyone’s been giving their opinion, now let’s hear yours: will Kyle Busch make the Chase? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I think Kyle Busch can make the Chase; getting into the top 30 shouldn’t be an insurmountable task, though winning could prove more daunting given Joe Gibbs Racing’s recent performance. I’m not sold on that …

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