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Rookies and Veterans Fast in Truck Series Practices at Texas

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

After having the first of three practice sessions postponed due to NASCAR officials not being on the premises, the Camping World Truck Series finally got on track Thursday evening. It was a mixture of youth and experience that laid down quick laps in each session. Matt Crafton, two time winner at Texas, led the first …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Schedule Brings Out Captivating Competition

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(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

Remember back in 2012, when the Camping World Truck Series schedule lost a few races and it wasn’t a popular move within the industry? Now in it’s fifth year of existence, you can say it has worked for the better. Currently, the Truck Series runs 23 races and has added one venue since 2014, bringing Atlanta Motor Speedway …

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Matt Crafton Grabs First Victory at Monster Mile

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Though the first half of Friday’s JACOB Companies 200 was owned by polesitter William Byron, it was Matt Crafton who pounced when it counted, leading the final 76 laps en route to his first Camping World Truck Series win at Dover International Speedway. “It was a great race, I had a lot of fun,” Crafton said. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 3 Drivers That Need to Step Up Their Game

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Tyler Reddick If you had told me prior to the season opener at Daytona that last year’s championship runner-up Tyler Reddick would fail to score a top-10 finish in the first three races of the season, I would have called you crazy. But that’s exactly what’s happened with the driver of the No. 29 Ford …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: A Trio of Surprises 2 Races In

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Parker Kligerman If I had told you that Ricky Benton Racing Enterprises would the Truck Series standings this year, you would have laughed in my face. But that’s exactly what has happened this year. Parker Kligerman has taken the part-time team and put it atop the points standings with finishes of third and eighth at …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Victorious in Atlanta

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In a Nutshell: John Hunter Nemechek survived the war at Atlanta Motor Speedway and wheeled his way to a second career victory in Saturday’s Great Clips 200. In a race that was slowed by a late-race red flag, Nemechek inherited the lead from Christopher Bell inside 10 laps to go and held off a charge …

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John Hunter Nemechek Survives, Advances to Chase With Atlanta Win

John Hunter Nemechek’s truck was among the plainest of liveries at Atlanta Motor Speedway. With no sponsors on the hood of his No. 8 Chevrolet, the son of Joe Nemechek’s machine was merely black and white. Thankfully, those colors matched perfectly with victory lane. Nemechek maneuvered his way through two vicious wrecks by leaders and …

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Grant Enfinger Quickest in 2 of 3 Truck Series Practices Friday

As the Camping World Truck Series heads to Atlanta, teams had over four hours to prepare their cars for qualifying and race conditions on Saturday. Throughout the three sessions, the same names remained up front with Grant Enfinger pacing two of the sessions. Practice 1: Enfinger led the way on Friday morning in the first of …

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Tracking The Trucks: Bell Flips, Sauter Slips Through To Daytona Victory Lane

In a Nutshell: A wild, competitive race which has been the hallmark of the Truck Series since its Daytona debut. In this one, the big wrecks were held off until the final ten laps. When they did finally happen, shredding the field only about a dozen were left standing. Johnny Sauter was the veteran rising above it …

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NASCAR 101: So, What Else Is New?

Silly Season practically begins halfway through the previous season every year, and chances are you’ve heard the narratives of drivers like Chase Elliott, Clint Bowyer and Brian Scott (and more!) plenty by now, so much so that you’re practically an expert when it comes to the driver and team changes that have permeated the discussion …

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Entry List: NextEra Energy Resources 250

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Forty three. No, that number isn’t in regards to the former field size for the Sprint Cup Series. It’s the number of trucks entered for this weekend’s Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. With only 32 positions available for the CWTS race this Friday, 11 trucks will go home …

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Tracking The Trucks: 2015 Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead

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In a Nutshell: Matt Crafton claimed his sixth victory of the season in the Ford EcoBoost 200. Crafton swept a number of drivers who either stayed out or took two tires on the final caution and drove away from there to take the win. John Hunter Nemechek finished 2.942 seconds behind in second. Tyler Reddick was third, …

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