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2021 Truck Series Awards: The Good, the Bad & the Dirty

2021 Texas II NXS John Hunter Nemechek victory lane NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series saw many firsts throughout the last year, as well as intriguing, sometimes completely unexpected storylines, that it would be a disservice to try to wrap the year into one convenient package. But what we can do is take a page out of NASCAR’s book while it’s giving away some …

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Tyler Ankrum Joins Hattori

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(Photo: Logan Riely/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Tyler Ankrum will drive the No. 16 for Hattori Racing Enterprises in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2022, HRE announced Dec. 1. Ankrum joins former GMS Racing teammate Chase Purdy in coming to HRE from GMS; Purdy was announced as HRE’s second driver Nov. 30. With the addition of both Ankrum and Purdy, …

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Fire on Fridays: Lower-Series Drivers Who Deserve Late-Season Call-Ups

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This would’ve been easier before 2020. Back in the days of qualifying before every NASCAR race (remember those?), anyone approved by NASCAR could show up to a track on the national series schedule and try to put their car in the show. Whether they should’ve been there was of little importance; as long as they …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Winless Drivers to Watch at Texas

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This Saturday (June 12), the Camping World Truck Series kicks off a doubleheader with the Xfinity Series ahead of the newly-relocated NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race on Sunday evening. For the first time since 1998, the Truck Series will visit the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway oval just once after a 2021 schedule realignment that saw …

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Todd Gilliland Wins Inaugural COTA Truck Series Race

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Todd Gilliland celebrating his win at the first Truck race at COTA (credit: Jared C. Tilton, Getty Images)

In a race that was full of road course specialists battling in slippery race conditions, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular Todd Gilliland took the victory in the first-ever NASCAR event at Circuit of the Americas just outside Austin, Texas. It is the 2021 DAYTONA 500 Champion race team Front Row Motorsports’ first win in …

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Tyler Ankrum Wins COTA Truck Series Pole

Tyler Ankrum at COTA, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

As if qualifying a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series truck on the complex 3.41-mile long Circuit of the Americas for the first time ever wasn’t hard enough, Tyler Ankrum also had to do it in the rain. Despite the tricky weather conditions, Ankrum still grabbed the pole for today’s inaugural truck series race at COTA …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Storylines to Watch at Kansas Speedway

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Tyler Ankrum Looking to Back Up Strong Richmond Run It’s no secret the 2021 Camping World Truck Series season hasn’t been kind to Tyler Ankrum. He posted three DNFs in the first five races and the other two finishes weren’t much better at 21st (Daytona International Speedway road course) and 18th (Atlanta Motor Speedway). But …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Victorious at Richmond

2021 Trucks Richmond John Hunter Nemechek, No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, Burnout (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

In a Nutshell: John Hunter Nemechek dominated, leading 114 of 250 laps in Saturday’s (April 17) ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway to score his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win of the 2021 season. Nemechek’s teammate and Kyle Busch Motorsports owner Kyle Busch finished second, followed by Tyler Ankrum, who scored his season-best finish. …

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Tyler Ankrum “Living For a Run Like This” After Top 5 at Richmond

Tyler Ankrum during the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond, 4/17/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After a rough start to the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, Tyler Ankrum turned his luck around after finishing third Saturday (April 17) at Richmond Raceway. It was Ankrum’s first top five this year, as his previous best finish was 18th at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Additionally, it was Ankrum’s second-consecutive top five at …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Trucks Head Back for Rare Richmond Visit

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is headed back to my home track of Richmond Raceway for just the second time in the past 15 years, and it just so happens to be the track’s 75th anniversary. Trucks made appearances at the .75-mile D-oval from the series’ inception in 1995 through 2005, but Richmond fell …

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