Race Weekend Central

Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Potential Winners for the Next 5 Races

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This week’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway marks the first of five remaining events ahead of the 2018 playoffs. Johnny Sauter and Brett Moffitt are locked in with a combined seven wins between them, and in all likelihood, Noah Gragson and Justin Haley can rest easy with one victory apiece, especially …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Closes Out Cup Schedule with Rough Sonoma

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In the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, road races have become must see TV over the past few years.  Bumping and banging was the norm and drivers seemed to be more willing to root and gash than on short tracks. Then, stage racing showed up. Our own Bryan Gable wrote this week about how they’ve …

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Pace Laps: Kasey Kahne’s Endless Pursuit of… What? & Exciting NASCAR Racing In Iowa

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: The Latest Push To Fix Kasey Kahne June’s off week came with a crew chief change in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Travis Mack was replaced as Kasey Kahne‘s head wrench after just 15 races as the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing team remains mired in midpack. Jon Leonard will …

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Harrison Burton Earns First Career NCWTS Pole at Iowa

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Harrison Burton makes his 10th career start Saturday, and he will start from the pole position. The 17-year-old earned his first-career pole in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, turning a 132.850-mph lap around Iowa Speedway during the third round of qualifying to put a lock on the pole. Noah Gragson, the defending pole winner, qualified …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Winless Drivers Who Could Leave Texas Victorious

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The Camping World Truck Series returns to the track this Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway (June 8). In its most recent outing, the series descended on Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ All-Star Race weekend and Johnny Sauter left with a third win to his credit in just seven races …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Is FOX Production Making NASCAR Seem Boring?

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 400 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, KS USA Saturday 13 May 2017 Martin Truex Jr, Furniture Row Racing, Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota Camry, Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Busch Light Ford Fusion and Ryan Blaney, Wood Brothers Racing, Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford Fusion restart World Copyright: Russell LaBounty NKP

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Kansas Speedway has always been a tough go for NASCAR since the track got a second date in 2011. It’s even worse that the race is held on Saturday night of Mother’s Day weekend. Certainly, Mother’s Day would be a difficult sell, but the time leads to a reduced television audience and a difficult position …

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

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

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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John Hunter Nemechek Lights Up Martinsville for Alpha Energy Solutions 250 Win

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It took two days and 250 laps, but the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series finally saw the checkered flag on Monday afternoon, March 26. John Hunter Nemechek held off Kyle Benjamin to score his sixth career victory in the Truck Series, marking the the fourth consecutive year in which Nemechek has grabbed a victory in …

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Ben Rhodes: ‘Pit Crew Just Killed Us Today’

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Ben Rhodes saw perhaps his best career Camping World Truck Series race fade away Monday at Martinsville Speedway. And Rhodes was far from shocked. The biggest factor between Rhodes and Victory Lane has sat on pit road, as the No. 41 ThorSport Racing team have lost multiple shots at victory due to slow pit stops. …

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Snow Postpones Martinsville NASCAR Races to Monday

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Due to heavy and continuous snow in the local area of Ridgeway, Va., all on-track activity for Sunday has been canceled at Martinsville Speedway. This will lead to a doubleheader day on Monday with the Camping World Truck Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing back-to-back at the famous half-mile. The Truck Series Alpha …

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Ben Rhodes Scores Martinsville Pole in Truck Series

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For the second time, Ben Rhodes will start from pole at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday (March 24). Winning his first career Camping World Truck Series pole here in 2016, the third-year Thorsport Racing driver repeats the performance in 2018, starting first for Saturday’s Alpha Energy Solutions 250. In a 1-2 sweep for Thorsport, Matt Crafton …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Scores 2nd Career Win in Atlanta

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In a Nutshell: Brett Moffitt scored his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory Saturday afternoon when he took the checkered flag 1.326 seconds ahead of Noah Gragson in the Active Pest Control 200. The driver of the No. 16 Toyota led just the final two laps in an overtime finish to bring Hattori …

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