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Truckin’ Thursdays: Johnny Sauter’s Dominance Highlights Stories to Watch in Texas

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Does Johnny Sauter’s Texas dominance continue? It’s no secret that Johnny Sauter has pretty much made Texas Motor Speedway his personal playground in the last several years. He’s the active win leader at the mile-and-a-half oval with five victories (retired Todd Bodine has six), including three of the last five. Additionally, he set the track …

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Tyler Ankrum, Todd Gilliland Fastest in Friday Truck Practices

#17: Tyler Ankrum, Dgr Crosley, Toyota Tundra May's Hawaii Nascar Gander Outdoors Truck Series

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The lack of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series action on Friday (March 22) at Martinsville Speedway did not mean it was a quiet day at the Virginia short track, as it hosted three separate practice sessions for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Tyler Ankrum was the surprise of the first practice, being the fastest …

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Friday Faceoff: Should There Be More Stringent Requirements to Race in Cup?

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After the debacle last Friday when no one posted a speed in the final round of qualifying, should NASCAR change the format? If so, how? Bryan Gable: I’ve been okay with group qualifying up until now, but what we saw on Friday is not acceptable. Single car qualifying would be an easy fix. Otherwise, introduce a …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Las Vegas Features the Package, Headscratching Decision Making

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Las Vegas brought viewers the third straight tripleheader weekend to start the season.  Admittedly, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race was another big unknown, but ended up being a lot more like Atlanta than anyone would have thought. Pennzoil 400 This was it.  The big debut of “the package.”  Did it live up to …

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Todd Gilliland Rebounds From Distraction-Filled Week for Solid Top 10 at Las Vegas

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Todd Gilliland's seventh-place result in the Strat 200 was what the No. 4 team needed: an uneventful, solid night. (Photo/Davey Segal)

Todd Gilliland entered Las Vegas Motor Speedway coming off a top 10 at Atlanta, but needed something better. His owner and Strat 200 race winner, Kyle Busch, made a statement following his Truck Series win at Atlanta regarding Gilliland’s performance, saying an uptick was needed and his “career (was) on the line.” The finish wasn’t …

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Entry List: NextEra Energy 250

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The newly re-branded NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series opens its season on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Daytona International Speedway with the NextEra Energy Resources 250.  40 trucks are entered this weekend, meaning eight will go home after qualifying. There are many changes in the Truck Series this season, with several faces in new places. …

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Tracking the Trucks: Todd Gilliland Runs Out of Fuel, Justin Haley Victorious in Texas

#24: Justin Haley, Gms Racing, Chevrolet Silverado Fraternal Order Of Eagles, Celebrates In Victory Lane.

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In a Nutshell: Justin Haley took advantage of Todd Gilliland‘s empty fuel tank to score his third victory of the season Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet beat Ben Rhodes to the checkered flag in the JAG Metals 350. Brett Moffitt, Gilliland and Austin Hill rounded out the …

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Justin Haley Punches Ticket to Homestead with Victory at Texas

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The Jaws theme was playing in the background as Justin Haley began creeping closer and closer to the No. 4 of Todd Gilliland. All he needed was for Gilliland to make a mistake, and that was just what happened. Gilliland ran out of fuel on the backstretch and Haley went passed the No. 4 and rocketed …

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Johnny Sauter Becomes All-Time Truck Winner at Martinsville

Johnny Sauter 2018 Texas Roadhouse 200 Victory Lane

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Apparently, three grandfather clocks were not enough for Johnny Sauter. The 2016 Camping World Truck Series champion won the Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway on Friday afternoon (Oct. 27) for his fourth win at the paperclip. Sauter breaks a tie with Dennis Setzer, Mike Skinner and Kevin Harvick for the most wins at the …

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Todd Gilliland Wins Martinsville Truck Pole

Todd Gilliland Texas Roadhouse 200 Qualifying

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Todd Gilliland‘s quest to score his first career Camping World Truck Series win got a little closer. The rookie driver turned a lap of 95.113 miles per hour in Truck qualifying at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday morning (Oct. 27) to win his first career pole award. Gilliland’s Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Harrison Burton (94.656 mph) …

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Timothy Peters Returns to Talladega Victory Lane, Playoff Chaos Ensues

Timothy Peters 2018 Fr8auctions 250

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When GMS Racing put Timothy Peters on the Talladega Superspeedway entry list for the team’s No. 25 truck, he immediately became someone to beat. The former full-time Camping World Truck Series driver is a 10-time winner in the series, including two at Talladega. Make those numbers 11 and three, as Peters won the FR8Auctions 250 …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Drivers to Watch at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

2018 Johnny Sauter Xfinity Dover Zach Catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

After three weeks off, the Camping World Truck Series drivers return to the track this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to kick off a triple-header with the NASCAR XFINITY Series and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. On Friday (Sept. 14), 38 teams will fight for 32 spots to make the race and eight …

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