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Pace Laps: Martin Truex Jr.’s Dominance & An XFINITY Championship Preview

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Truex Trounces The Field Kentucky Speedway was simply the Martin Truex Jr. show. Leading 174 of 267 laps, his No. 78 Toyota was on cruise control most of Saturday night (July 14) in the Quaker State 400. Two-tire pit strategies, like on most repaves produced short-term boosts for drivers like …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ben Rhodes Scores Hometown Win in Kentucky

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In a Nutshell: Ben Rhodes scored ThorSport Racing’s first victory since switching manufacturers in Thursday night’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Rhodes capitalized on a 74-lap green flag run and a late pit road call for fuel only to score his first win of the 2018 season over Stewart Friesen. “This …

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Ben Rhodes Gets Second Career Win at Home Track

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Ben Rhodes has locked himself into the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoffs, and he’s done it at his home track of Kentucky Speedway, winning the extremely fast-paced Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 by almost a full second over runner-up Stewart Friesen. This was ThorSport Racing’s first win as a Ford team after …

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Justin Haley, Ben Rhodes Lead Truck Practices at Kentucky

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Justin Haley and Ben Rhodes led the field in the pair of 50-minute Thursday morning practices ahead of tonight’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway, the Buckle Up in Your Truck 225. Last year’s winner of this race was eventual champion Christopher Bell, who is now racing in the XFINITY Series. First …

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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

Harrison Burton Qualifying At Iowa Speedway 2018

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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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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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