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NASCAR 101: NASCAR’s Current Owner-Drivers

2019 Daytona I Nxs Jeremy Clements Car Nkp

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Where have all the owner-drivers gone? Well, it certainly ain’t the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Which is probably a different story from when many who read this first started following NASCAR. The story of the owner-driver — the do-it-all wheelman who can balance a checkbook just as well as he can drive a car …

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Entry List: North Carolina Education Lottery 200

2019 Dover Trucks Tyler Ankrum Zach Catanzareti

Dover was a solid race but does a low truck count mean trouble in Kansas? (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend, with 37 trucks scheduled to attempt the North Carolina Education Lottery 200, barring entry list changes. This means that five trucks will fail to qualify for the race in NASCAR’s backyard. DGR-Crosley has three entries on tap for the Charlotte weekend. Anthony …

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The Underdog House: The Other Side of the Neon Garage

2019 Atlanta Cup Chris Buescher Racing Nkp

Top of The Class Once again, JTG Daugherty Racing’s Chris Buescher was the top underdog in Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. While he wasn’t able to secure a top-10 finish, he did bring the No. 37 Chevrolet across the stripe in 18th place. There were plenty of unknowns going into the race …

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The Underdog House: Marching On Atlanta

2019 Atlanta Cup Chris Buescher Racing Nkp

Top of The Class For the second time in 2019, JTG Daugherty Racing put a driver in the top 10 at the end of the weekend’s Cup event. This time, it was Chris Buescher carrying the torch for the organization at Atlanta Motor Speedway, as he brought the No. 37 Chevrolet across the stripe in …

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Entry List: Atlanta 200

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The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series returns to action this Saturday (Feb. 23) at Atlanta Motor Speedway. 33 trucks are currently on the entry list, meaning one team will go home early. Reigning Truck Series winner Austin Hill looks to make it two in a row in his No. 16 Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota, after notching his …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Owners Allow Their Stars to Race Other Types of Cars?

2018 Talladega Cup Zach Catanzareti Kyle Larson

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

1. Road courses have gained a reputation as being wild, unpredictable affairs, but Sunday’s race at Sonoma Raceway was neither. Do you think there was a specific reason why that happened? Vito Pugliese: Two cars that were in another league speed-wise coupled with stage racing that wasn’t conducive to setting up a thrilling finish. If we’re …

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Truckin’ Thursday: Justin Haley, the First-Time Winner Shouldnʻt Surprise You

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Justin Haley (Photo: NKP)

Haley A Star On The Rise Justin Haley picked up his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win Saturday night at Gateway Motorsports Park. Interestingly enough, Haley is the first driver to earn their initial Truck win at the 1.25 mile oval in Madison, Ill. Despite being only 19 years old, Haley is merely …

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NASCAR 101: NASCAR Drivers from the Mitten

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When I was growing up, the one NASCAR race weekend I could always count on seeing each year was one at Michigan International Speedway, whether it was the June or August race (the latter, usually). Good thing, too – the track didn’t always have a stellar reputation for putting on a great show on TV, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Series on Life Support Showing Signs of Life

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After weeks – years, even – of struggling to fill fields and dismal truck counts, this week has almost been a rebirth for NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series. Over the last few years, the series has lost numerous teams and drivers, causing a reduction in grid size from 36 down to 32. Entry lists that once saw …

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Entry List: 2015 Careers For Veterans 200 at Michigan

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Two weeks after a championship swing and fireworks in Pocono, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is returning to another superspeedway. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Aug. 15 Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway. The list includes 34 entries, meaning two teams will fail to make Saturday’s race. Fresh off …

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