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Christopher Bell Slays Field Toward Atlanta Truck Win

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Sure, stages may have stirred up this race, but Christopher Bell was the bartender. Leading 99 of 130 laps, the pole-sitter became the first driver to sweep both stages and score the race win Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway in his No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota. “This was definitely a race I had circled after …

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Christopher Bell Satisified with Third-Place Championship Finish

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(Photo: Joseph Wolkin)

In the aftermath of Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200, there were quite a few long faces in the Camping World Truck Series paddock. Matt Crafton sounded completely defeated after finishing seventh, convinced that he had the title within his clutches before it slipped away. Timothy Peters really didn’t have a whole lot to say either.  While …

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Christopher Bell: Everybody Considers Me the Underdog

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(Photo: Joseph Wolkin)

Christopher Bell considers himself as a title favorite. Everyone else? They consider himself the underdog. “I never would have dreamed of being in position to race for a NASCAR championship,” Bell said during the Championship 4 Media Day. But now, Bell, 21, is in Miami. He’s 15 years younger than the next youngest Championship 4 contender …

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3-Headed Monster: Which Championship Race Will Put on the Best Show?

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Three races. Twelve drivers. Three championships up for grabs. Who will win? That’s the big question heading into the NASCAR finale weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway: Who will win? For the Sprint Cup Series, it’s a question that’s been asked the past two years as four drivers have come into the finale with a shot at …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: William Byron, Championship 4 Among Storylines to Watch at Homestead

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(Photo by Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)

When the checkered flag flies over the field at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the 2016 season will come to a close. The champion will be crowned, the champagne will flow and the year will be capped off with what promises to be an exciting race with plenty of storylines to follow along the way. Four Drivers, One Champion …

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Christopher Bell Leads Lone Truck Series Practice at Texas Motor Speedway

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Christopher Bell led the rain-delayed practice for the Camping World Truck Series at Texas Motor Speedway Friday morning. Running 23 laps in the session, Bell posted a fast lap of 182.556 mph, edging non-Chaser Tyler Reddick, who posted a fast lap of 181.855 mph. Matt Tifft, Matt Crafton and William Byron rounded out the top …

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NASCAR 101: William Byron & the 77th-Place Points Finish

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(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

77th. That’s probably not a number or position on the mind of William Byron — or, really, anyone else — in 2016. Instead, it’s been more like the number one. Or first. You get the idea. Because that’s where Byron, a rookie for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, has been …

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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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Truckin’ Thursdays: Looking Back at the 2016 Rookie Class… So Far Part I

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

The 2016 rookie class has been all but overshadowed by William Byron’s success so far this season. In fact, it’s almost hard to call him a rookie, given how well he’s run, until he makes a rookie mistake, something that’s few and far between. But with that said, there are six other drivers reaching for …

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William Byron Stomps the Field at New Hampshire

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(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

After winning the pole earlier Saturday morning, William Byron didn’t have far to go to reach the front of the pack. That’s where he stayed for 161 of the race’s 175 laps. Building a large lead late in the race Byron had to weave through lap traffic, costing him valuable track time. His Kyle Busch …

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Christopher Bell: ‘We Haven’t Been Where We’ve Wanted to Be’

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(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series approaches the inaugural race to its inaugural Chase, drivers need to be at their best in the final seven races. Series rookie Christopher Bell is in the midst of an up and down season for Kyle Busch Motorsports, one on which he would to improve. That said, Bell, 21, is …

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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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