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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Scores 2nd 2018 Victory at Dover

2018 Daytona Trucks Bruce Nuttleman Johnny Sauter

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In a Nutshell: Early Friday evening (May 4), Johnny Sauter emerged from Dover International Speedway victorious for a second consecutive year. But this time, he had to fight hard-charging polesitter Noah Gragson to earn the trophy. Their fender-rubbing is what everyone will be talking about in NASCAR nation for days to come. Gragson ultimately wrecked in their battle …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Finally Returning to Racing After a Long Hiatus

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After five long weeks of sitting dormant, the Camping World Truck Series returns to action Friday evening at Dover International Speedway as part of a triple-header with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and XFINITY series. When Truck Series drivers were last on track, it was for a sn0w-delayed Monday trip to Martinsville Speedway. Despite getting …

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Truckin’ Thurdays: 3 Takeaways from Martinsville Headed into the Extended Break

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Timothy Peters certainly would have some thoughts on the Trucks schedule (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The schedule is still inherently broken Despite the changes NASCAR has made to the schedule, giving us three Camping World Truck Series races before Martinsville Speedway, the long breaks early in the season are still a major problem that needs addressing. After opening the season with three-straight races at Daytona, Atlanta and Las Vegas, the …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Wins Snow-Delayed Martinsville Race

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In a Nutshell: After a nearly 45-hour snow delay, John Hunter Nemechek emerged victorious by a slim 0.106-second margin over Kyle Benjamin, who made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Martinsville Speedway. The part-time driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet took the lead with 31 laps to go in a thrilling three-wide move and …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Drivers to Watch Headed into Martinsville

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After spending the last two weekends sitting idle, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series gets back on track this Saturday at Martinsville Speedway. Typically a place where survival is part of the game, the Virginia short track usually brings in multiple one-off drivers, attempting to make their place in the sport. Of course, once the …

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2-Headed Monster: Are Drivers Too Quick To Wreck Each Other?

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Dirty Deeds With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heading back to Martinsville Speedway this weekend, references to what took place during last fall’s visit to the paperclip-shaped half-mile are inevitable. Chase Elliott was leading and on the verge of his first career win when he took a shot to his rear bumper from Denny …

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Entry List: 2018 Alpha Energy Solutions 250

2017 Martinsville Trucks Zach Catanzareti Matt Crafton

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series returns to action this weekend at Martinsville Speedway after two off weekends.  36 trucks make up the entry list for Saturday’s race, with several changes in store since the last event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Todd Gilliland might be the biggest new name on the list; the rookie will make …

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Todd Gilliland to Run For Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year With KBM

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Todd Gilliland is set to compete for Rookie of the Year honors in the Camping World Truck Series in 2018, fresh off back-to-back NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championships. The 17-year-old will run the No. 4 truck for Kyle Busch Motorsports in 19 events, skipping four of the first six races due to not being …

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Todd Gilliland Fastest in Sole Lucas Oil 150 Practice at Phoenix

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At Phoenix International Raceway on Friday, Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Todd Gilliland was the fastest driver in the sole NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice at Phoenix. Gilliland’s best lap of 26.576 seconds (135.461 mph) was eight-hundredths of a second faster than teammate Christopher Bell. Matt Crafton was third fastest, followed by Noah Gragson and John …

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Entry List: Lucas Oil 150

2017 Loudon Cwts Todd Gilliland Truck Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

One race remains in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Round of 6 to decide who will race for the title at Homestead-Miami Speedway. That elimination race sends the series west to Phoenix International Raceway for the 23rd annual Lucas Oil 150. There are 30 trucks on the penultimate preliminary entry list. That includes no …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2017 Texas Roadhouse 200

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? While Noah Gragson was winning the Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway, two part-time rookie teammates were handling themselves like old pros.  Harrison Burton, making just his sixth Truck Series start of 2017 and the seventh of his career and Todd Gilliland in his fifth career start, finished …

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Clint Bowyer, No. 14 Team Penalized for Loose Lug Nut After New Hampshire

2017 Dover Cup Zach Catanzareti Clint Bowyer

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

NASCAR issued a penalty Tuesday (Sept. 26) to the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driven by Clint Bowyer, because of a lug nut infraction after the race at New Hampshire (Sept. 24). L1 penalties were also issued to one XFINITY team and one Camping World Truck Series team. …

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