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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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Matt Crafton Wins Ford EcoBoost 200, But Erik Jones Takes 2015 Truck Series Title in Homestead

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Matt Crafton won the battle at Homestead-Miami Speedway while Erik Jones won the war. Crafton started the Ford EcoBoost 200 – the season finale for the Camping World Truck Series – from the pole position and led a race-high 93 laps en route to one more victory in 2015. However, that effort wasn’t nearly enough …

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Matt Crafton Wins Pole for 2015 Truck Series Season Finale at Homestead

Matt Crafton at Michigan in August for Camping World Truck Series

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The series championship may be out the window for Matt Crafton, but he doesn’t plan on backing down in the final weekend of the 2015 Camping World Truck Series season. With a lap of 32.229 seconds, Crafton secured his 11th career pole, fourth of the season and first at Homestead-Miami Speedway in a truck returning from …

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Daniel Hemric Tops 2015 Ford EcoBoost 200 Truck Practice at Homestead

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Despite some overnight rains, the sole practice session for the Camping World Truck Series started on-time Friday morning at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After only a few minutes, it became quite clear that tire wear and falloff will be a significant factor all weekend, regardless of the series. In the early stages of the 145-minute sessions, Daniel Hemric …

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4 Burning Questions at Homestead: Can Jeff Gordon Go Out on Top?

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1. CAN JEFF GORDON GO OUT ON TOP? John Elway. Lorena Ochoa. Ray Lewis. Ned Jarrett. It’s not often that a superstar has the opportunity to retire as a champion of their sport. Those four athletes are part of a select few that have, and this weekend Jeff Gordon aims to join them. If Gordon …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Phoenix a Tiring Challenge for NASCAR on NBC

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Normally, Sprint Cup races at Phoenix International Raceway are some of the shortest of the year. Sunday was clearly an exception to that rule, as there was over 10 hours of coverage on NBC and NBCSN from Avondale. We’ll get to the desert in a moment. On Monday, NBC Sports announced a special ramping up …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix

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In a Nutshell: Timothy Peters took the checkered flag 0.309 seconds ahead of John Hunter Nemechek to win the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway Friday night. Peters inherited the lead after Erik Jones, who had led the most laps, and Matt Crafton got together, taking out third-place driver Johnny Sauter along the way. …

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Erik Jones Wins the Pole for the 2015 Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix

Jones, Erik - 2015 Lucas Oil 150 Pole Award - Phoenix

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For a series-high fifth time this season, Erik Jones will lead the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field to the green flag. The current championship points leader with two races remaining in the season won the pole for the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway, setting a fast pace of 26.179 seconds in the …

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Matt Crafton Snags 2015 WinStar World Casino & Resort 350 Pole at Texas

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Martinsville winner Matt Crafton posted the fasted speed in the first round of Camping World Truck Series qualifying and backed it up with an even faster lap of 181.397 mph, enough to score his third pole this season. Starting alongside Crafton will be Spencer Gallagher, who was also the fastest qualifying rookie. Daniel Hemric will …

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Friday Faceoff: Did NASCAR Make the Right Call?

Joey Logano and Matt Kenneth battle for position during the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway

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Did NASCAR make the right call with a two-race suspension levied against Matt Kenseth after Kenseth intentionally wrecked Joey Logano at Martinsville? Who or why not? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: Buckle up, Buttercup, and welcome to the new Chase. Thanks to the format, NASCAR had little choice but to come down heavily because of the …

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ThorSport Racing Leads 2015 WinStar World Casino 350 Practice Sessions at Texas

Matt Crafton at Michigan in August for Camping World Truck Series

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It was ThorSport Racing’s day at Texas Motor Speedway on Thursday, as two of the team’s four drivers led both NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice sessions. In the first practice, defending champion Matt Crafton paced the field at a speed of 179.862 mph. Crafton topped Mexican driver Daniel Suarez and Spencer Gallagher in the session. Brandon …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Matt Crafton’s Championship Momentum Swing

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While the last few days have been lost in the shuffle due to the chaos of Matt Kenseth‘s NASCAR suspension, there’s still other racing news going on. The Camping World Truck Series, sitting above the fray continues to set up for an epic championship battle at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Just when you thought reigning titlist Matt …

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