Race Weekend Central

Truckin’ Thursdays: Ben Kennedy’s Saga Continues

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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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Ben Kennedy Set to Join GMS Racing for 10 Truck Series Contests

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After a few days of uncertainty, Ben Kennedy has landed a new job. Kennedy, 24, started the year out with Red Horse Racing, but was signed for only a three-race deal. However, the great-grandson of Bill France, the founder of NASCAR, will be joining GMS Racing for 10 Camping World Truck Series contests in 2016. …

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Matt Crafton Wins Pole for 2015 Truck Series Season Finale at Homestead

Matt Crafton at Michigan in August for Camping World Truck Series

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The series championship may be out the window for Matt Crafton, but he doesn’t plan on backing down in the final weekend of the 2015 Camping World Truck Series season. With a lap of 32.229 seconds, Crafton secured his 11th career pole, fourth of the season and first at Homestead-Miami Speedway in a truck returning from …

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Off the Wall With… Ben Kennedy

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In the hot seat this week: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Ben Kennedy What’s fun besides racing? Ben Kennedy: Wake board and triathlons. What’s the top item on your bucket list? Kennedy: Travel somewhere. I’d like to spend more time in Australia. I think that would be cool. Your go-to on movie night is: …

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NASCAR 101: Newcomers Completely & Utterly Invade Martinsville Truck Entry List

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Martinsville Speedway’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races? Easily the best of any track on the circuit these days to both discover and watch young talent. Which is not wholly surprising. Each season, it’s the first on the schedule that allows drivers 16 and 17 years old to race, and it’s also among the first …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas

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In a Nutshell: John Wes Townley took the checkered flag 3.827 seconds ahead of Timothy Peters to win Saturday night’s Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Townley managed to run great fuel mileage to have enough in the tank when those around him, including late-race leader Matt Crafton, ran out of gas. Ben …

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Erik Jones Grabs 1st Road-Course Win in 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 250 in Canada

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Erik Jones won the Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park after Alex Tagliani – chasing him for the win on the final lap – lost fourth gear and fell to fifth. Leading 19 laps around the 2.459-mile road course, Jones won for the second time in 2015, and sixth time in his Camping World …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Ben Kennedy Creating a Legacy of his Own

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Being born into NASCAR’s first family has had it perks for Ben Kennedy. The great-grandson of William H.G. “Big Bill” France Sr., founder of NASCAR, is on a mission. It’s one that is unlike any other that the sport has seen, and it includes working with the core group of NASCAR executives outside of racing – his …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 UNOH 225 at Kentucky

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In a Nutshell: Without a single lap on track before the green flag flew, Matt Crafton scored his fourth win this season in Thursday night’s UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Ben Kennedy‘s No. 11 Toyota slid along the wall and catchfence, ripping a large hole in the fence with just five laps remaining. NASCAR made …

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Matt Crafton Wins 2015 UNOH 225 at Kentucky

Matt Crafton holds the trophy fromt he Camping World Truck Series Race at Kentucky Speedway.

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Sometimes storylines get lost for other reasons. When fans read up on the 2015 UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway, they will read about the horrific accident in which Ben Kennedy hit the catchfence, causing a massive accident on lap 145, which resulted in the race being called five laps short of the scheduled distance. What …

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Ben Kennedy Goes Airborne Into Catchfence During Truck Series Crash at Kentucky

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For the second straight week, a vehicle has gone up into the catchfence in a NASCAR-sanctioned race. One week after Austin Dillon’s vicious ride into the catchfence at Daytona International Speedway, Ben Kennedy was involved in a wild crash that saw his No. 11 Local Motors Toyota get into the catchfence. Kennedy, 23, was battling …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 Up-And-Coming Drivers in Stock Car Racing

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The Sprint Cup Series might have had the weekend off, but the Frontstretch Power Rankings didn’t take a break. This week, we are featuring the top up-and-coming drivers in stock car competition. It’s hard to argue that racing does not have a bright future with the number of drivers emerging from local tracks, earning opportunities …

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