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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Monster Ending Goes Out with a Whimper

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Well, the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is over, and Kyle Busch has won his second title, overcoming teammates Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr, and Kevin Harvick of Stewart-Haas Racing, as they all had problems of one sort or another (documented elsewhere by my colleagues). While Busch did run the full season …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the Youngsters Racing at ISM Raceway

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The 2019 Lucas Oil 150 will make NASCAR history. Ten drivers born in the year 2000 or later will attempt to compete in the penultimate NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race of the season at ISM Raceway in Phoenix. Should all 10 drivers make the field, they will break the record for most drivers born …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Bubba Wallace Breaks Down Recent Success at Richard Petty Motorsports, Fighting in Martinsville

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the lack of action for the lead at Martinsville Speedway, which saw Martin Truex Jr. lock himself into Homestead-Miami Speedway by leading 464 of 500 laps en route to his seventh triumph of 2019. The duo discusses the 2019 aerodynamic package at short tracks and …

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Todd Gilliland on His Future: ‘I Just Want to Race’

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Last Saturday (Oct. 27) was a critical moment in Todd Gilliland‘s career. The second-year Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver had yet to win or make the playoffs for Kyle Busch Motorsports, one of the best teams in the series’ garage. But Gilliland finally silenced many of his doubters and broke through this past Saturday to …

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Beside the Rising Tide: The Finish You Didn’t See and Other Non-Observations

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The Best Finish to a Stock Car Race You Never Saw There were plenty of last lap dramatics in Saturday’s truck series race at Martinsville. But if you were watching the race at home you never saw any of it … not live anyway.  With two laps left to run and a three truck battle …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 First Data 500 at Martinsville

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The Headline(s): Martin Truex, Jr. took what Brad Keselowski did to the field in the spring race at Martinsville and bested it, winning both stages and leading 464 laps en route to a snore-inducing victory in the First Data 500. It was his seventh win of 2019, 26th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win …

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Pace Laps: Don’t Take Martin Truex Jr.’s 2019 Season for Granted

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Don’t Take Martin Truex Jr. For Granted This time last year, Martin Truex Jr. had yet to win a short track race in 13 years of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition. After Sunday’s race (Oct. 27) at Martinsville Speedway? He’s got three. Truex won half of the short track …

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Tracking the Trucks: Todd Gilliland Grabs 1st Career Win Amid Martinsville Chaos

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In a Nutshell: Todd Gilliland scored his first career win at Martinsville Speedway Saturday afternoon when he beat Ross Chastain to the checkered flag by almost a full second. The driver of the No. 4 Toyota held onto the top spot during an overtime finish that saw Gilliland’s teammate Harrison Burton spin in the NASCAR …

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Todd Gilliland Wins NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville

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Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Todd Gilliland survived the chaos to claim the checkered flag in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville Speedway Saturday (Oct. 26), his first NGOTS victory in 56 starts. KBM’s Christian Eckes started on the pole for the third time in seven NGOTS starts, but early …

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Christian Eckes, Todd Gilliland Top Martinsville Truck Practices

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Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Christian Eckes and Todd Gilliland led the pair of NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series practice sessions on Friday (Oct. 25) for the NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville Speedway. Eckes and the No. 51 KBM team snuck to the top of the leaderboard in the closing seconds of the first …

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NASCAR 101: Related Drivers in NASCAR

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This column was all set. Perfect, even — the idea, that is. It was timely, fitting, whatever. Then Carson Ware dropped off the Gander Outdoors Truck Series entry list for this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. But you know what? Screw it. Doing it anyway. In the event that Ware returns to the entry list (until …

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Tracking the Trucks: Spencer Boyd Scores 1st Career Win at Talladega

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In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter crossed the finish line first, but Spencer Boyd walked away from Talladega Superspeedway with his first career win Saturday afternoon (Oct. 12). “Two weeks ago, I wasn’t running this race,” Boyd said in victory lane. “…Four years ago, I was selling cars with my dad at Hendrick Automotive Group. A …

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