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Frontstretch Foto Funnies: Simon Says You’re Out

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Dale Junior is eliminated when the emcee doesn’t say "Simon Says" before giving the command to look to the left. (Photo: CIA Editorial Photography)

Welcome to the Frontstretch Foto Funnies! Ever see a photo that’s just begging for a caption? We see them all the time! Each week, we’ll pick a few, then let our staff give it their best shot. We’ll post the best ones for you! Want to get in on the fun?  Leave your best ideas …

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Martin Truex, Jr. To Miss Friday Action at Michigan after Girlfriend’s Cancer Diagnosis

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On Wednesday, Furniture Row Racing announced that driver Martin Truex, Jr. will sit out practice and qualifying at Michigan International Speedway on Friday.  Truex’s girlfriend, Sherry Pollex, was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer and Truex is planning to stay back in North Carolina in order to spend more time with her. In Truex’s absence, defending …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Sitting Pretty at the Halfway Point

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Darrell Wallace, Jr. has contributed two wins to KBM and Toyota's dominance in 2014.

Last Saturday afternoon’s Pocono Mountains 150 marked the halfway point in the Camping World Truck Series schedule. While it’s taken us nearly six months to get to the middle of the schedule, we’ll have a whirlwind of 11 races to close out the season in a mere three months. In the meantime, this season hasn’t …

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Going By the Numbers: Toyota’s NASCAR Streak Of Epic Proportions

By now you’ve heard the story, even if you don’t follow the series on a scrutinizing level: Toyota’s Tundras are unbeatable in the Camping World Truck Series. The manufacturer has been on point in 2014 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, setting a blazing pace in the season’s first 10 races. So far, Toyota …

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Tracking the Trucks: American Ethanol 200

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In a Nutshell: Erik Jones took the checkered flag 0.629 seconds ahead of Ryan Blaney to win Friday night’s American Ethanol 200 from Iowa Speedway. Jones led a race-high 131 laps en route to his second career victory. Matt Crafton, Joey Coulter and German Quiroga rounded out the top 5. Who Should Have Won: Erik …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Five Drivers To Watch At Iowa

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While the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series drivers head off to New Hampshire, the Camping World Truck Series is headed to Iowa Speedway for a rare race alongside IndyCar. Thanks to that distance, there isn’t a single Cup driver on the entry list for Friday night’s event, and even better, a full field of trucks …

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Tracking the Trucks: Drivin’ For Linemen 200

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Darrell Wallace Jr.'s success in the Camping World Truck Series is great PR for NASCAR, but it's Ron Hornaday who is quietly making a title run.

In a Nutshell: Darrell Wallace, Jr. took the checkered flag 0.329 seconds ahead of German Quiroga to win Saturday night’s Drivin’ For Linemen 200 at Gateway International Speedway. Wallace took the lead for the final time with just three laps remaining and held on for his second career victory. Timothy Peters, Johnny Sauter and Ron …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: It’s Really Anyone’s Race This Weekend In St. Louis

After a brief hiatus, the stars of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return to Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis, Missouri this Saturday night for the first time since 2010. Since the first Truck Series event at the 1.25-mile oval, back in 1998, the only past winner of the race who is still …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 Up & Coming Drivers

NASCAR’s Cup Series has the week off so the Power Rankings turns its focus this Wednesday towards the drivers trying desperately to make it there.

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