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Truckin’ Thursdays: Takeaways From Bristol Dirt & 2021 So Far

Truck Series drivers racing on Bristol Dirt. Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It seems like it was just yesterday when the green flag dropped on the 2021 Camping World Truck Series season, but here we are headed into the Easter off weekend with five of 22 races already run and only 10 more before the playoff field is set. John Hunter Nemechek maintains the point lead, though …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Was Bristol Dirt a Success?

2021 Bristol dirt trucks track overhead Jared C Tilton Getty Images via NASCAR

(Photo: Jared C Tilton/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Should this past weekend at Bristol be considered a success given all that went into it and what they had to overcome with the rain? – Hazel B., Austin, Texas Talk about a loaded question … so much to unpack with this race and so little time to do it. First, let me lay out …

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Cup, Truck Bristol Dirt Races Postponed to Monday

2021 Trucks Bristol Dirt Practice John Hunter Nemechek (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Bristol Dirt? Mother Nature doesn’t care, as she didn’t let up on Bristol Motor Speedway over a March 27-28 weekend filled with rain. Constant precipitation from Saturday afternoon into Sunday ultimately forced the postponement of the NASCAR Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series’ Bristol dirt races. Drivers will have to wait another day before …

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Lineups Announced for Cup, Truck Races After Rain Axes Heat Races at Bristol

2021 Cup Bristol Dirt Practice Kyle Larson, No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The starting lineup for both the NASCAR Cup and Camping World Truck series have been announced following the postponement of tonight’s truck race (March 27) and the cancellation of both heat races at Bristol Motor Speedway. The lineups are now calculated using the performance metrics formula for each division. 35% of the metric is the …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR Team Orders Creeping Into 2021

2021 Trucks Atlanta Kyle Busch, No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, Burnout (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Did You Notice? … The way in which teammates helped each other out at Atlanta Motor Speedway last weekend (March 20-21)? The most obvious example came in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, where Kyle Busch twice slowed down in the final laps of a stage to let John Hunter Nemechek pass by and win. In …

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Kyle Busch Dominates, Wins Truck Race at Atlanta

2021 Trucks Atlanta Kyle Busch, No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, Celebrate (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Busch dominated the Fr8 Auctions 200, leading 102 of the 130 laps, on Saturday (March 20) en route to winning in his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start this year. It is his 60th career Truck Series win and sixth Truck Series victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway. “It’s a great opportunity to race …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Rough Start to 2021 for Many Drivers

2021 Daytona I trucks Tyler Ankrum Zane Smith NKP

#26: Tyler Ankrum, GMS Racing, Chevrolet Silverado Liuna! #21: Zane Smith, GMS Racing, Chevrolet Silverado MRC Construction

After a two-week break, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads back east for its fourth race of the 2021 season on Saturday (March 20) at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Like last year, Atlanta marks the fourth race of the season, albeit under very different circumstances and taking place almost three full months earlier than the …

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John Hunter Nemechek to Tackle Atlanta Truck Race From Pole

John Hunter Nemechek truck races in 2021 Daytona February race Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

John Hunter Nemechek hopes to earn his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway as he rolls off from the pole Saturday, March 20. Nemechek, who earned his first win at the Georgia track in 2016, is looking to win his second consecutive Truck event in 2021. He’ll have to beat …

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John Hunter Nemechek Stepped Down to Win & It’s Working

2021 Trucks Las Vegas Kyle Busch Motorsports driver John Hunter Nemechek, No. 4 Toyota, and Kyle Busch, No. 51 Toyota (Credit: NKP)

Credit: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Did lessons John Hunter Nemechek learned in his lone NASCAR Cup Series season help him beat Kyle Busch for his first Camping World Truck Series win in three years? “For sure,” Nemechek told Frontstretch this week. Which ones? “I can’t disclose that information,” Nemechek said matter of factly. Click here for video of the full …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Beats Kyle Busch for Las Vegas Win

2021 Trucks Las Vegas John Hunter Nemechek, No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, Victory Lane (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: John Hunter Nemechek scored his first win since returning to the Camping World Truck Series after spending a year running in the NASCAR Cup Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He led a race-high 94 of 134 laps and endured three late-race restarts in the final 30 laps en route to his …

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