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Johnny Sauter Suspended for One Race by NASCAR

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NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series veteran Johnny Sauter was suspended Tuesday (June 18) for one race by series officials. The punishment comes two days after he and Austin Hill tangled in Sunday’s M&M’s 200 at Iowa. Although he will miss this weekend’s Gateway 200, Sauter remains eligible for the NASCAR playoffs and championship. The driver …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Sports 1 Has an Adventurous Sunday in Iowa

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For the most part, drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series had a pretty easy weekend. Some of them hung out at their homes or vacationed with their kids. Kurt Busch went to France to check out the 24 Hours of Le Mans. I’m pretty sure that Chip Ganassi is not in a good …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2019 M&M’s 200 at Iowa

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In a Nutshell: With arguably the fastest truck in the field in the hands of a debutante, Ross Chastain capitalized on a hard charge in the first stage to dominate the rest of Sunday’s rain-delayed M&M’s 200, scoring his second career NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory.  Or so fans thought. As of 3:30 p.m. …

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Pace Laps: Christopher Bell Puts on a Clinic, Truck Series Drama Unfolds In Iowa

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Xfinity Series: Christopher Bell Show in Iowa  Heading into Sunday’s CircuitCity.com 250 at Iowa Speedway, Christopher Bell was the favorite. The No. 20 team lived up to expectations in the race, leading 186 laps en route to its fourth victory of the season. The victory is Bell’s second in four starts at the 7/8-mile short …

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Ross Chastain Disqualified at 2019 M&M’s 200 at Iowa Speedway, Brett Moffitt Wins

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BREAKING: Ross Chastain has been disqualified from the M&M’s 200 race at Iowa Speedway after his winning truck failed post-race inspection for being too low. Instead, Brett Moffitt has been declared the race winner.  Ross Chastain took the lead with a three-wide pass at the end of stage one in the 2019 M&M’s 200 at …

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Johnny Sauter, Austin Hill Tangle at Iowa in 2019 M&M’s 200

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Johnny Sauter and Austin Hill battled each other hard for several laps in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ M&M’s 200 at Iowa Speedway. But after a little contact back and forth, Hill decided he had enough. Sauter and Hill were battling for seventh position on Sunday (June 16) just ahead of Sheldon Creed. Both …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Variety of Tracks Left Could Shake Up Playoffs

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The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ regular season is halfway complete — eight races down, eight races to go until the start of the playoffs. Austin Hill and Johnny Sauter are the only two Truck Series regulars to have won a race this season. Although they have not mathematically clinched a berth in the playoffs, …

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Johnny Sauter, Austin Hill Lead Truck Series Practices at Texas Motor Speedway

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Johnny Sauter and Austin Hill topped a pair of Gander Outdoors Truck Series practices at Texas Motor Speedway Thursday afternoon (March 28) ahead of Friday night’s Vankor 350. Sauter’s ThorSport teammate Grant Enfinger topped the leaderboard for much of the first session before he was knocked to the second spot by a 185.580 mph lap …

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Brett Moffitt Leaves Martinsville 3rd, ‘Pretty Bummed’ Not To Win

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Defending Gander Outdoors Truck Series champion Brett Moffitt‘s hot streak continued on Saturday afternoon (March 23) as came away from Martinsville Speedway in third place. The Grimes, Iowa native has now finished in the top five in three consecutive races and six of the last seven races dating back to last season. Despite the strong …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR’s 2019 Daytona Dreams Realized… Or Forgotten?

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Did You Notice? … We’re now five races into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season? The sport’s new handling package, qualifying debacles and Kyle Busch’s 200 have stolen the headlines since Daytona Speedweeks. It seems like a lifetime ago Denny Hamlin was celebrating in Victory Lane for the Daytona 500. But Hamlin has taken a …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 6 Overlooked Things from the First 3 Races of 2019

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Grant Enfinger is leading the way at the moment in Trucks Series. Photo here from Daytona International Speedway, February 2019. (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Nine points separate the top three in the championship standings For the first time in his career, Grant Enfinger sits atop the point standings on the strength of a pair of top-five finishes. Rookie Harrison Burton is six points back, followed by Austin Hill, who trails by three markers. Six drivers have double-digit laps led …

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Atlanta Truck Series Qualifying Cancelled; Austin Hill Starts from the Pole

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Due to poor weather conditions, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series qualifying at Atlanta Motor Speedway has been cancelled. The starting lineup for the Ultimate Tailgating 200 will be according to the NASCAR rule book. According to the NASCAR rule book, the Top 25 spots of the Truck Series lineup are set by 2018 owners points. …

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