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ARCA Preview: Music City 200 presented by Inspectra Thermal Solutions

Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville 2018 Music City 200

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The ARCA Menards Series heads to Nashville this weekend for the 2019 Music City 200 presented by Inspectra Thermal Solutions at Fairgrounds Speedway. The race makes it’s May debut after cold conditions have made recent races at Nashville almost unbearable. Last season, Zane Smith held off eventual ARCA Menards Series champion Sheldon Creed for his …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Johnny Sauter, Todd Gilliland Among 4 Drivers to Watch at Dover

#97: Jesse Little, Jjl Motorsports, Ford F 150 Skuttle Tight / Parker Fibernet / Visit Kingsport Nascar Gander Outdoors Truck Series

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Johnny Sauter It’s hard to go into a race weekend at Dover International Speedway without mentioning Sauter. After all, he won the last two races at the facility, and last year, did so in dominant fashion, leading 137 laps en route to victory lane. If that’s not enough, the driver of the No. 13 Ford …

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Pace Laps: Chevy Teamwork Takes Center Stage In Talladega’s GEICO 500

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Chevy Shuts Down 2019 Shutout With a Little Hendrick Motorsports Teamwork It may have been a brand new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series package at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday (April 28). The cars may have run without restrictor plates for the first time in 30 years, posting 38 lead changes and …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 General Tire 200 at Talladega

Todd Gilliland & Riley Herbst 2019 General Tire 200

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Gander Outdoor Truck Series regular Todd Gilliland came to Talladega in search of a confidence boost after a lackluster start to the 2019 campaign. He found just that, cycling to the lead on lap 43 after a caution flew for a turn four wreck between Thad Moffitt and Christian Eckes, and never again relinquishing the …

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ARCA Preview: General Tire 200 at Talladega Superspeedway

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The ARCA Menards Series heads to Talladega Superspeedway to start the kick off of Talladega’s 50th anniversary season. History was made the last time ARCA was on the high banks of the Talladega Superspeedway when Zane Smith and Joe Graf Jr. battled it out to the finish line and became the closest finish ever in …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Winless Drivers Looking for Victory Lane This Season

2019 Las Vegas I Gots Kyle Busch Harrison Burton Todd Gilliland Nkp

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Todd Gilliland Perhaps the one driver whose job hinges on whether they win this season is Todd Gilliland. “I don’t know how many times last year we were in meetings and I was just yelling at them about let’s go,” Kyle Busch Motorsports owner/driver Kyle Busch said earlier this season. “Our stuff is not that …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Johnny Sauter’s Dominance Highlights Stories to Watch in Texas


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Does Johnny Sauter’s Texas dominance continue? It’s no secret that Johnny Sauter has pretty much made Texas Motor Speedway his personal playground in the last several years. He’s the active win leader at the mile-and-a-half oval with five victories (retired Todd Bodine has six), including three of the last five. Additionally, he set the track …

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Tyler Ankrum, Todd Gilliland Fastest in Friday Truck Practices

#17: Tyler Ankrum, Dgr Crosley, Toyota Tundra May's Hawaii Nascar Gander Outdoors Truck Series

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The lack of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series action on Friday (March 22) at Martinsville Speedway did not mean it was a quiet day at the Virginia short track, as it hosted three separate practice sessions for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Tyler Ankrum was the surprise of the first practice, being the fastest …

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Friday Faceoff: Should There Be More Stringent Requirements to Race in Cup?

2019 Las Vegas I Cup Kurt Busch Nkp

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After the debacle last Friday when no one posted a speed in the final round of qualifying, should NASCAR change the format? If so, how? Bryan Gable: I’ve been okay with group qualifying up until now, but what we saw on Friday is not acceptable. Single car qualifying would be an easy fix. Otherwise, introduce a …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Las Vegas Features the Package, Headscratching Decision Making

2019 Las Vegas I Cup Kyle Busch Pack Racing Nkp

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Las Vegas brought viewers the third straight tripleheader weekend to start the season.  Admittedly, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race was another big unknown, but ended up being a lot more like Atlanta than anyone would have thought. Pennzoil 400 This was it.  The big debut of “the package.”  Did it live up to …

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Todd Gilliland Rebounds From Distraction-Filled Week for Solid Top 10 at Las Vegas

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Todd Gilliland's seventh-place result in the Strat 200 was what the No. 4 team needed: an uneventful, solid night. (Photo/Davey Segal)

Todd Gilliland entered Las Vegas Motor Speedway coming off a top 10 at Atlanta, but needed something better. His owner and Strat 200 race winner, Kyle Busch, made a statement following his Truck Series win at Atlanta regarding Gilliland’s performance, saying an uptick was needed and his “career (was) on the line.” The finish wasn’t …

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Entry List: NextEra Energy 250

2018 Daytona Trucks Bruce Nuttleman Johnny Sauter

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The newly re-branded NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series opens its season on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Daytona International Speedway with the NextEra Energy Resources 250.  40 trucks are entered this weekend, meaning eight will go home after qualifying. There are many changes in the Truck Series this season, with several faces in new places. …

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