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Truckin’ Thursdays: 3 Things to Remember from Kansas

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For the second time this season, the Camping World Truck Series has back-to-back races scheduled and will once again be on track at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday night. Fresh off of a return to racing at Kansas Speedway, there was plenty to remember about in a race largely dominated by Erik Jones. “Some days you’re …

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Pace Laps: Opportunity, Fuel Mileage, Make-A-Wish & More

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Xfinity Series: It’s Time for a Standalone – After another much needed off-weekend, the NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars will have their first true chance to reach Victory Lane at a non-plate track this year. Heading over to the stand-alone event in Iowa on Sunday, the division’s drivers will be up against very few (if any) …

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Matt Crafton Saves Fuel to Win 2015 Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas

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Before the race, fans and analysts both reminded Matt Crafton that no one had ever repeated a win in Kansas. With a fast Toyota Tundra and a little luck, Crafton changed that fact on Friday night. Crafton passed Daniel Suarez in the waning laps and survived to the finish on fuel to win the NASCAR …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas

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In a Nutshell: Matt Crafton survived a late-race fuel mileage fight with the leaders, including dominant driver of the day Erik Jones. Jones headed to pit road with only five laps to go after leading a total of 151 laps. Tyler Reddick initially inherited the lead, but ran out of gas a couple of laps …

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Erik Jones Wins the Pole for the 2015 Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas

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In his first weekend of doing double-duty between the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series, Erik Jones is off to quite the impressive start. The 18-year-old has won the pole for the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway with a track record time of 30.101 seconds. Leading the field for the third …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: They’re Your Top 10, But How Are They Really Doing?

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It’s finally here. After sitting dormant for the last six weeks, the Camping World Truck Series returns to action, this time at Kansas Speedway for a Friday night event. But can you name the last race winner without looking it up? I’ll save you the time: Joey Logano led 150 of 258 laps at Martinsville …

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Evaluating the Cup Subs: Who’s Made the Most of Their Opportunity?

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After just 22 laps of Sunday’s Food City 500, Erik Jones replaced Denny Hamlin in the No. 11. It wasn’t the debut of the Joe Gibbs Racing prodigy everyone has been expecting. No, most had been pointing to next month’s race at Kansas as the potential first time we get to see the wunderkind behind …

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Matt Crafton to Race TORC Season Opener at Texas

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While the Camping World Truck Series sits idle, Matt Crafton will make a special appearance at the Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway later this month. According to a report from the series website, the back-to-back champion will run the Christ Kyle Memorial Benefit truck in The Off Road Championship (TORC) season opener at Texas. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Memorable Moments at Bristol

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The Camping World Truck Series may be sitting silent this week, awaiting its return at Kansas Speedway in three weeks, but the Xfinity and Sprint Cup series are headed off to Bristol Motor Speedway for a little short-track showdown. As is the case with pretty much every extended downtime, very little has gone on in …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Matt Crafton Begins Down Time With NHRA 4-Wides

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Just one day after finishing runner-up to Joey Logano at Martinsville Speedway last Saturday, Matt Crafton began the latest month-long hiatus for the Camping World Truck Series by attending the NHRA 4-Wides at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, N.C. As a guest of Kalitta Motorsports and shared sponsor SealMaster, Crafton took a few minutes to sit …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Martinsville, Trucks, the RTA & the Off-Weekend

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We’re now six races into the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, and what a six-pack of ups and downs it has been for fans and teams alike. Who would have thought that the kind of dominance we’ve seen out of 2014 champion Kevin Harvick would come so early in the season, and that single-car operation Furniture …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Kroger 250 at Martinsville

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In a Nutshell: Joey Logano shoved his way past Matt Crafton on a green-white-checkered finish to win the Kroger 250. It was Logano’s first Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway and his first series win. Crafton, Erik Jones, Johnny Sauter and Tyler Reddick rounded out the top five. Who Should Have Won: Crafton. …

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