Race Weekend Central

Tracking the Trucks: Parker Kligerman Scores 2nd Career Win at Talladega

2017 Talladega Cwts Parker Kligerman Victory Lane John K Harrelson Nkp

(Photo: John K. Harrelson/NKP)

In a Nutshell: Parker Kligerman emerged from the carnage victorious in Saturday afternoon’s fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. The driver of the No. 75 Toyota kept the pedal to the floor as a last-lap melee wiped out a large chunk of the remaining drivers and scored his second career win at the 2.66-mile track. Polesitter …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR Playoff Stress, Tyler Reddick’s Triumph & Timothy Peters’ Impressive Return

2017 Chicago Nxs Justin Allgaier Celebrates Logan Whitton Nkp

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: A Week of Stress for Many Following New Hampshire With two of three races complete in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Round of 16, we can easily place six drivers in the “stressed” category as the series heads to Dover International Speedway for the first elimination race of the playoffs. Starting …

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Christopher Bell Sweeps Stages Toward New Hampshire Victory

2017 Loudon Cwts Christopher Bell Truck Phil Allaway

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The Camping World Truck series opened their playoffs on Saturday afternoon,  where Christopher Bell led 73 of the 175 laps and won the first two stages at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  Despite his success, Bell still had to work and work and work in order to regain the lead.  With 16 laps to go, Ryan Truex …

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Pace Laps: Championship Favorites Reign at Chicago, Josef Newgarden Wins IndyCar Title

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Tales Of The Turtles 400 Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Il Usa Sunday 17 September 2017 Martin Truex Jr, Furniture Row Racing, Furniture Row/denver Mattress Toyota Camry Celebrates His Win World Copyright:brett Moist Nkp

(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: The Importance of Execution – It ended some days and opened opportunity for others. Heck, it even had its place in the day of the race winner Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. Execution is an important factor in tying one end of the race to the other, especially once the playoffs …

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Johnny Sauter Wins Chicagoland Truck Series Race, Ben Rhodes Makes Playoffs

2017 Trucks Pocono Zach Catanzareti Johnny Sauter

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Christopher Bell dominated Friday night in Chicagoland but, in the end, just the slightest of wiggles handed the victory over to Johnny Sauter. The defending champion capitalized on Bell’s mistake in the end to secure his second victory of 2017. Chase Briscoe made strides toward the leader after passing Bell but would have to settle for …

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Ryan Truex Wins First Truck Series Pole at Chicagoland

2017 Eldora Cwts Ryan Truex Russell Labounty Nkp

(Photo: Russell Labounty/NKP)

For the first time in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career, Ryan Truex will lead the field to the green flag. Truex won the pole for tonight’s The House 225 from Chicagoland Speedway with a lap of 175.982 mph (30.685 seconds) around the 1.5-mile tri-oval in his No. 16 Hattori Racing Toyota. The pole is …

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Ryan Truex Earns Season-Best Truck Series Finish at Pocono

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Restarts were the opportune time for making big moves at Pocono Raceway for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series during Saturday’s Overton’s 150. For Hattori Racing Enterprises driver Ryan Truex, restarts could have taken away a chance to end a three-race streak of finishing 20th or worse. Instead, things went well for the No. 16 Toyota, ending …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Potential First-Time Winners at Gateway

2016 Chicago Cwts Ryan Truex Thinking Brett Moist Nkp

Ryan Truex (Photo: Brett Moist NKP)

Chase Briscoe almost broke through and scored his first career victory last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. In fact, many thought he was the one who’d weaved through the chaos that ended the race and won, but it was Christopher Bell who emerged victorious. But Briscoe’s near-victory, coupled with Ryan Blaney’s first career Cup Series win …

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Friday Faceoff: What to Do with the Overtime Line?

2017 Dover I Cup Jimmie Johnson Leads Matthew T Thacker Nkp

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1. The teams of both Kyle Busch and Chase Briscoe received heavy penalties after Dover International Speedway, including suspensions of crew chiefs, tire carriers and tire changers after each had a wheel fall off in completion.  Did NASCAR make the right call? Amy Henderson: Yes. The rulebook is pretty specific in this area, and NASCAR was …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Smokes ‘Em in Charlotte

2017 Atlanta Cwts Kyle Busch Truck Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch scored his seventh Camping World Truck Series victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday night. Making a bold move to jump from fourth to the lead with less than 20 laps remaining, the driver of the No. 51 Toyota pulled away from the field in a three-lap shootout to the finish. Johnny …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Ryan Truex on Appreciating What You Have

Nascar Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Ks Usa Thursday 11 May 2017 Ryan Truex, Seawatch Toyota Tundra World Copyright: Russell Labounty Nkp

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Ryan Truex finally feels at home for a full NASCAR season. Following years of part-time rides, struggling efforts and fallen-through deals, 25-year-old Truex has a full-time season on tap with Shigeaki Hattori Racing in the Camping World Truck Series. So far, it’s going pretty well. His No. 16 Toyota is hot off a sixth-place finish last weekend …

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