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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Lucks Into Toyota Tundra 250 Win

2017 Talladega I Cup Kyle Busch John K Harrelson Nkp

(Photo: John K. Harrelson/NKP)

In a Nutshell: After six long weeks off, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returned to action Friday night at Kansas Speedway. Cup Series regular Kyle Busch emerged victorious in a caution-filled Toyota Tundra 250, pulling 2.622 seconds ahead of Johnny Sauter by the finish. On paper, it sounds like another Busch beating in NASCAR’s lower series. …

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NASCAR Drivers Experience NHRA Horsepower at zMax Dragway

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(Photo: Mike Mercurio)

It was straight-line-meets-circle-track Thursday morning (April 27) at Charlotte Motor Speedway and zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C., as the star drivers of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series got a chance to swap seats with some of the ace pilots from the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and get themselves a taste of nitromethane. Truck …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Goes All-in for Stewart

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(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

Last weekend saw NASCAR’s National Series put on two very different races.  Sonoma on Sunday was very clean, possibly the cleanest Cup race ever run at Sonoma Raceway.  Yes, there were four cautions, but they were for either stalled cars or debris.  No one spun out all day.  Don’t recall that ever happening.  Meanwhile, there …

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Tracking the Trucks: William Byron Bests Matt Crafton in Texas

In a Nutshell: William Byron scored his second win in just four races when he bested a dominant Matt Crafton with just five laps remaining in Friday night’s Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. He also outlasted a hard-charging Rico Abreu, who hit the wall twice in the closing laps to score the victory by …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: The Little Teams That Could

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

There is nothing quite like that Cinderella story in sports. Think of the NCAA Tournament and all of the upsets that have happened over it’s 78-year span, with 15-seeds beating 2-seeds, 14-seeds over 3-seeds and the always anticipated 12 vs. 5 match-up. This season, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series could face a similar situation. The …

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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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Ryan Truex Still Not Guaranteed Full Camping World Truck Series Schedule

Shigeaki Hattori walked on pit road moments after the checkered flag waved at Dover International Speedway. The former racecar driver turned owner ventured into the Camping World Truck Series in 2013, followed by a stint in the XFINITY Series. Driving Hattori’s truck is Ryan Truex, the younger brother of Sprint Cup Series driver Martin Truex, Jr. The younger …

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4 Burning Questions: What Will Teams Do with Lug Nuts in Dover?

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(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

What Will Teams Do Next with Lug Nuts? Just weeks removed from the new lug nut policy set in place by NASCAR, which states each car should have all five lug nuts secured in a safe manner, we’ve already found our first naughty boys and girls. Following last week’s win at Kansas Speedway, Kyle Busch‘s …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Victorious in Atlanta

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(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

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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Entry List: Great Clips 200

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(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

The first Chase slot for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has likely been filled. Who will take the second? NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Feb. 27 Great Clips 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Tuesday (Feb. 23). The list includes 34 drivers, meaning two drivers will fail to qualify for Saturday’s race. …

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Ryan Truex, Parker Kligerman Fighting For NASCAR Second Chance

They say second place is the first loser. Well, try telling that to two drivers where winning Friday night at Daytona was actually taking the green flag. “I didn’t have a ride a few weeks ago,” said Ryan Truex after scoring a runner-up finish in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series race.  “You think about it a …

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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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