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Jake Griffin Running Gateway for Niece

Erik Darnell to drive No. 45 truck

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Jake Griffin will make his third start of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, driving this time for Niece Motorsports at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, the team announced on Aug. 16. Griffin will pilot the No. 45 Great Escapes RV Center Chevrolet Silverado on Friday night (Aug. 20). The 22-year-old has made …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Deals With Track Issues, While Knoxville Brings Kevin Swindell to the Booth

Ryan Blaney leads a pack of cars at Atlanta Motor Speedway, July 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

By today’s standards, last weekend was a rarity. You had a split weekend with the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series teams racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway, while the Camping World Truck Series was at Knoxville Raceway. The Cup race wasn’t all that unusual for Atlanta, just shorter, which I didn’t really welcome. The Truck race …

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Jake Griffin Running 2 Truck Dirt Races for Reaume

Josh Reaume

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Jake Griffin will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in two races for Reaume Brothers Racing in 2021, the team announced Jan. 8. Griffin will drive the series’ pair of dirt races at Bristol Motor Speedway and Knoxville Raceway. The number Griffin will pilot was not announced; in 2020, RBR fielded the Nos. …

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Bobby Pierce Joins MB Motorsports for NCWTS Debut at Eldora

2014 Eldora Cwts Wall Cia

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. © 2014)

MB Motorsports announced that 18-year-old Bobby Pierce will join the team at the Eldora Speedway for the third annual 1-800-CARCASH Mud Summer Classic. Pierce, 18, will also be joined by 16-year-old driver Jake Griffin. Pierce captured the DIRTCar National Late Model championship last season. The Illinois native not only has experience on dirt; he also …

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NASCAR 101: Why Drivers Under 18 Have a Shot in the Trucks

2014 Phoenix Ii Cwts Brandon Jones Brennan Newberry Cia

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

This weekend, you could conceivably see drivers on a NASCAR national series level that don’t even have their driver’s license yet. Not to say that’s actually gonna happen; of the young’ns this weekend, everyone’s at least 16 years old, meaning unless someone decided to delay taking their test, you could meet any of them out …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Cole Custer, Gray Gaulding Among Storylines to Watch at Martinsville

2015 Cole Custer Truck Credit Jr Motorsports

(Photo Credit: JR Motorsports)

After starting the season with back-to-back races at Daytona and Atlanta, the Camping World Truck Series entered into a month-long hiatus. Finally, that off time is over as drivers return to the track at Martinsville Speedway this weekend. It’s a chance for those under 18 to spotlight their talent, creating a healthy entry list at …

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