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Truckin’ Thursdays: Matt Crafton’s Championship Momentum Swing

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Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

While the last few days have been lost in the shuffle due to the chaos of Matt Kenseth‘s NASCAR suspension, there’s still other racing news going on. The Camping World Truck Series, sitting above the fray continues to set up for an epic championship battle at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Just when you thought reigning titlist Matt …

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Daniel Hemric Joins Brad Keselowski Racing For 2016

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Brad Keselowski Racing will have a new face behind the wheel of the No. 19 Ford F-150 next season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The team officially announced Tuesday that Daniel Hemric will take over the ride in 2016 with California Clean Coal as the primary sponsor. Hemric joined NTS Motorsports at the …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 UNOH 175 at New Hampshire

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In a Nutshell: Austin Dillon took the checkered flag 1.054 seconds ahead of Matt Crafton to win Saturday afternoon’s UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Dillon survived a restart with Crafton charging hard to his outside with nine laps remaining and was able to gap the field en route to Victory Lane. Johnny Sauter, …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN Tightens Up for NASCAR’s Chase

NASCAR Sprint Cup cars race past the grandstand at Chicagoland Speedway during the 2015 myAFibRisk.com 400

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Last weekend marked the first weekend of the Chase. Oh boy. It’s the time of the year in which I become more and more irritable when it comes to the television product that we get from week to week. To save some time this week, I’m moving my critique of the Furious 7 300 to …

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John Hunter Nemechek Wins 1st Truck Race on Fuel Mileage at Chicagoland

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(Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

On Saturday morning, the Camping World Truck Series took to Chicagoland Speedway to make up the American Ethanol E15 225, a race originally scheduled for Friday night, but was postponed due to heavy rains. JR Motorsports’ Kyle Larson and ThorSport Racing’s Johnny Sauter had the two best trucks all weekend, but the E15 in the race’s …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Attempting to Pick the 2015 Champion

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What do a veteran, a rookie and a sophomore driver all have in common? Easy. All three are knee-deep in what has already been one of the more entertaining championship battles in recent years. Separated by just 15 points, Erik Jones, Matt Crafton and Tyler Reddick have a combined eight wins, 26 top-five and 33 …

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Pace Laps: Heartbreaking Losses and Replacement Drivers

Juan Pablo Montoya on track at Sonoma (credit: IndyCar)

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IndyCar: Montoya Critical of Himself, INDYCAR Following Championship Loss – 1.179 seconds. That’s all that separated Juan Pablo Montoya from a Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Montoya, who led the points from the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in March, lost the championship in a tiebreaker to four-time champion Scott Dixon following a sixth-place finish …

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Friday Faceoff: Was Bristol a Good Race Despite Lack of Wrecks?

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The Bristol night race featured lots of racing, but not as much of the beating and banging that some fans expect at short tracks. Is that kind of racing necessary for a “great” short-track race, or can such a race without too many bent fenders and crumpled doors still satisfy? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: It …

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Pace Laps: Wild Races, Crazy Spins, and Speed Records

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Cup Series: Unexpected Wild Race at Pocono Leads to Victory for Matt Kenseth – It was quite the 400 miles at Pocono Raceway. With wrecks filling the first half of the race, the second half seemed like it would get even more wild. However, the field set a steady pace for the final 80 laps, …

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Erik Jones, Tyler Reddick Pace 2015 Mud Summer Classic Practices at Eldora

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The Camping World Truck Series slung some dirt Wednesday morning during two practice sessions in preparation for the 1-800-Car-Cash MudSummer Classic. Erik Jones turned the fastest lap in the first session, while Tyler Reddick was quickest in the second. With a lap of 89.454 mph in the first practice, Jones showed that the speed he …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Tyler Reddick on Switching Between Mentor & Mentee

2014 Mudsummer Classic Eldora Speedway Tyler Reddick Camping World Trucks Mike Neff-303

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Tyler Reddick entered the Camping World Truck Series with a single start in a Ken Schrader-owned truck at Rockingham Speedway in 2013. After starting 13th, Reddick finished 30th, 10 laps behind the leaders, thanks in large part to an early spin and a lack of speed. Reddick ran a part-time schedule during his rookie season, …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 Up-And-Coming Drivers in Stock Car Racing

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The Sprint Cup Series might have had the weekend off, but the Frontstretch Power Rankings didn’t take a break. This week, we are featuring the top up-and-coming drivers in stock car competition. It’s hard to argue that racing does not have a bright future with the number of drivers emerging from local tracks, earning opportunities …

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