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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Makes Late Charge to Victory at Martinsville

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Photo Credit : Mike Neff

In a Nutshell: Contreras Motorsports put together a truck with the help of JR Motorsports for Chase Elliott to get some valuable seat time around Martinsville Speedway. Elliott responded by putting the truck on the pole and leading the most laps in the race. Johnny Sauter started fifth but methodically worked his way forward, making …

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Johnny Sauter Wins Martinsville; Punches Ticket to Championship 4

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(Photo: Mike Neff)

With a Sprint Cup Series regular hot on his heels, Johnny Sauter did not skip a beat. The Daytona winner held strong, beating Chase Elliott to the line to grab his third Martinsville victory, second of the season and 12th of his Truck Series career “To get a win here in extra special,” Sauter said. …

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Ben Kennedy Confronts Ben Rhodes Following Martinsville Truck Race

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Tempers flared following the Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway, as Ben Kennedy confronted Ben Rhodes following Saturday’s Texas Roadhouse 200. Following contact from Rhodes with 23 laps remaining, Kennedy spun in Turn 2 before getting pounded by John Wes Townley. Continuing on to finish 18th, Kennedy, who is a current Chase driver, …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Wins as Chase Field Is Set at Chicagoland Speedway

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 0.139 seconds ahead of Daniel Hemric to score his second win of the season in Friday night’s American Ethanol E15 225 at Chicagoland Speedway. The driver of the No. 18 Toyota survived a 14-minute red flag and a flurry of late-race restarts to head to Victory Lane. …

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Pace Laps: Hot Streaks, First-Time Winners and Unfinished Business

Sprint Cup: A Streak Ends on 22 for Kurt Busch: It was Sunday’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway where a NASCAR record came to an end. That record, being owned by Kurt Busch, was the run of lead-lap finishes to start a Sprint Cup Series season. Coming into Bristol, Busch …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ben Kennedy Outlasts Bristol for First Career Win

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

In a Nutshell: Ben Kennedy took the checkered flag 0.274 seconds ahead of Brett Moffitt to win Wednesday night’s UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kennedy outlasted a hard-charging Moffitt on the restart with six laps remaining to score his first career win. Daniel Hemric, William Byron and Johnny Sauter rounded out the top 5. …

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Ben Kennedy Sweeps XFINITY Series Practices in Iowa

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Joe Gibbs Racing has made the competition elevate its performance, wining eight races in the XFINITY Series in 2016. In the first practice session at Iowa Speedway, it was Ben Kennedy who had the edge over the JGR train of drivers, with a late lap of 132.448 mph, over a tenth of a second quicker than second …

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NASCAR 101: 3 Up-and-Coming Drivers Making NASCAR Debuts in 2016

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(Photo: Mike Neff)

On Wednesday, Richard Childress Racing revealed more of its stable for the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series season, particularly its drivers for the standalone races that are not contested at the same track on the same weekend as the Sprint Cup Series. Let’s see… AJ Allmendinger, check. Michael McDowell, check. Sam Hornish, Jr., check, and good …

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Rookies and Veterans Fast in Truck Series Practices at Texas

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

After having the first of three practice sessions postponed due to NASCAR officials not being on the premises, the Camping World Truck Series finally got on track Thursday evening. It was a mixture of youth and experience that laid down quick laps in each session. Matt Crafton, two time winner at Texas, led the first …

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AJ Allmendinger, Ben Kennedy Among 4 Added to Richard Childress Racing’s XFINITY Roster

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Richard Childress Racing added some star power to its No. 2 NASCAR XFINITY Series  on Wednesday. RCR announced it has filled the seat for the five NXS standalone races. Ben Kennedy, Sam Hornish Jr., AJ Allmendinger and Michael McDowell will all get a shot at bringing the No. 2 to Victory Lane, a feat the …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Storylines to Watch in Kansas

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Finally. After five weeks of sitting dormant, the Camping World Truck Series returns to action Friday night at Kansas Speedway. Following three practice sessions Thursday afternoon, drivers will qualify for the Toyota Tundra 250 this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. local time. But before that, we might as well get caught up on the many things …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Ben Kennedy’s Saga Continues

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Camping World Truck Series teams have been idle for the last month, but for the first time in a long time, there’s actually news coming out during this extended break. And over the last couple of weeks, that news has centered almost exclusively around Ben Kennedy. In case you’ve missed it all, Kennedy and Red …

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