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2023 Rookie Roundup: Here’s How NASCAR’s Young Guns Performed This Year

Noah Gragson, NKP

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From Ty Gibbs to Rajah Caruth, take a look at how NASCAR’s rookies fared in 2023.

Tracking the Trucks: A Hail Mary, a DQ & a 4th Win for No. 42

Nascar Craftsman Truck Series driver Carson Hocevar celebrates in victory lane after winning at Homestead-Miami Speedway, NKP

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Carson Hocevar won his fourth Truck race of the year, Zane Smith was disqualified, Ben Rhodes made the Championship 4 on a bold pit call and more at Homestead.

Did You Notice?: Punching? Blood? NASCAR’s ‘Boys, Have At It’ Philosophy Says ‘Green Light’

Sanchez Crafton Fight Talladega

Nick Sanchez reacts to Matt Crafton landing a punch after a race at Talladega Superspeedway. (Courtesy: Wyatt Watson)

The penalties surrounding Nick Sanchez and Matt Crafton show NASCAR is only willing to do so much to police off-track behavior.