Race Weekend Central

2-Headed Monster: Are Drivers Too Quick To Wreck Each Other?

Kyle Busch Martinsville Checkered Flag

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Dirty Deeds With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heading back to Martinsville Speedway this weekend, references to what took place during last fall’s visit to the paperclip-shaped half-mile are inevitable. Chase Elliott was leading and on the verge of his first career win when he took a shot to his rear bumper from Denny …

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Entry List: 2018 Alpha Energy Solutions 250

2017 Martinsville Trucks Zach Catanzareti Matt Crafton

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series returns to action this weekend at Martinsville Speedway after two off weekends.  36 trucks make up the entry list for Saturday’s race, with several changes in store since the last event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Todd Gilliland might be the biggest new name on the list; the rookie will make …

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Todd Gilliland to Run For Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year With KBM

2017 Phoenix Ii Cwts Todd Gilliland David Gilliland Logan Whitton Nkp

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Todd Gilliland is set to compete for Rookie of the Year honors in the Camping World Truck Series in 2018, fresh off back-to-back NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championships. The 17-year-old will run the No. 4 truck for Kyle Busch Motorsports in 19 events, skipping four of the first six races due to not being …

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Todd Gilliland Fastest in Sole Lucas Oil 150 Practice at Phoenix

2017 Dover I Cwts Todd Gilliland Nkp

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At Phoenix International Raceway on Friday, Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Todd Gilliland was the fastest driver in the sole NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice at Phoenix. Gilliland’s best lap of 26.576 seconds (135.461 mph) was eight-hundredths of a second faster than teammate Christopher Bell. Matt Crafton was third fastest, followed by Noah Gragson and John …

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Entry List: Lucas Oil 150

2017 Loudon Cwts Todd Gilliland Truck Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

One race remains in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Round of 6 to decide who will race for the title at Homestead-Miami Speedway. That elimination race sends the series west to Phoenix International Raceway for the 23rd annual Lucas Oil 150. There are 30 trucks on the penultimate preliminary entry list. That includes no …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2017 Texas Roadhouse 200

2017 Atlanta Cwts Noah Gragson Truck Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? While Noah Gragson was winning the Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway, two part-time rookie teammates were handling themselves like old pros.  Harrison Burton, making just his sixth Truck Series start of 2017 and the seventh of his career and Todd Gilliland in his fifth career start, finished …

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Clint Bowyer, No. 14 Team Penalized for Loose Lug Nut After New Hampshire

2017 Dover Cup Zach Catanzareti Clint Bowyer

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NASCAR issued a penalty Tuesday (Sept. 26) to the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driven by Clint Bowyer, because of a lug nut infraction after the race at New Hampshire (Sept. 24). L1 penalties were also issued to one XFINITY team and one Camping World Truck Series team. …

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Friday Faceoff: Where Will Matt Kenseth Land?

2017 Las Vegas Cup Matt Kenseth Ruddell Labounty Nkp

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Matt Kenseth is officially a free agent after the 2017 season.  Can Kenseth, age 45, still land a top-level ride?  Should he accept a mid-tier offer if the power teams don’t come calling? Bryan Gable:  Absolutely.  Just because Kenseth is not in his prime anymore does not mean he has no value to NASCAR’s best …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Todd Gilliland Staying Humble Through Early Success

Nascar Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ For Linemen 200 Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, Il Usa Saturday 17 June 2017 Todd Gilliland, Pedigree Toyota Tundra World Copyright: Barry Cantrell Nkp

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

It’s only been a couple years, but Todd Gilliland is a known name in the regional series of NASCAR. In fact, most would undoubtably call him the driver to beat in the K&N Pro Series West. With four consecutive victories and five consecutive poles early this season, the West season has been a playground for …

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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: Johnny Sauter Scores First Dover Victory Over Teammate Kaz Grala

2017 Dover Johnny Sauter Trucks Zach Catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter turned the Monster Mile into a Monster Smile, as he ended his winless gremlins in Friday’s Bar Harbor 200 from Dover International Speedway. Holding off teammate Kaz Grala, Sauter took advantage of a late fuel gamble to grab the lead and hold it for the final 33 laps — his first …

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