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Kyle Busch’s Truck Fails Post-Race Inspection After Chicagoland Win

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Kyle Busch did what he does best on Friday, dominated the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field en-route to a victory in the American Ethanol E15 250 at Chicagoland Speedway. However, this victory comes with a slight twist. Busch’s No. 18 SiriusXM Toyota failed post-race inspection on Friday after the defending Sprint Cup Series champion …

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Kyle Larson Sweeps Saturday Practices at Chicagoland

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Kyle Larson rode a strong No. 42 Chevrolet to the top of the board in each of Saturday’s two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practices at Chicagoland Speedway. Larson’s early 29.460-second lap kept him atop the charts for the majority of final practice for Sunday’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400. Larson will try to replicate the speed …

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Cameron Hayley Falls Just Short of Critical Chicago Win

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Would Cameron Hayley have wrecked Kyle Busch for a win and trip to the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase? Maybe. We’ll never know. Hayley found himself restarting outside of Busch in NASCAR Overtime in Friday’s American Ethanol E15 250, but the Canadian fell behind Busch when fourth-place Tyler Reddick  –who also needed a …

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2016 Camping World Truck Series Chase Grid Finalized in Chicagoland

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The 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase grid had is finally complete after the American Ethanol E15 250, and thanks to Kyle Busch’s win in the regular season finale, it looks the same as it did entering the weekend. Six series regulars earned victories during the 16-race regular season, with two more drivers making …

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Kyle Busch Fends Chase Hopefuls Off for Chicagoland Truck Triumph

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

A plethora of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers entered the regular season finale at Chicagoland Speedway desperate for a victory to secure themselves into the Chase. However, there was one major factor working against them. Kyle Busch was on the entry list. Spencer Gallagher surged on restarts, Cameron Hayley rose on long runs and …

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Jimmie Johnson Leads Opening Cup Practice at Chicagoland

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Entering the Chase as an underdog – or at least as much of one as he’s ever been – six-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson has something to prove in this season’s Chase. The six-time champion took the first steps toward showing he can contend by pacing opening practice at Chicagoland Speedway. Johnson’s 29.383-second circuit …

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Spencer Gallagher Claims Chicagoland Truck Pole

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

After qualifying, Spencer Gallagher and John Wes Townley will again find themselves running alongside each other tonight after their midseason tussle at Gateway Motorsports Park. This time, with a Chase bid on the line, the two will likely need to save their fighting for another time, or at least after the race. Gallagher will lead the …

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Brandon Jones Tops XFINITY Practice at Chicagoland

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Fresh off of 150 miles in Thursday’s ARCA Racing Series race, Brandon Jones led the field in the first full practice session for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Jones’ 30.352-second lap led the way in final practice for Saturday’s Drive for Safety 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. It was an all-Jones top two, with Erik Jones ending …

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NASCAR Cancels Sprint Cup Qualifying, Field Set By Chase Standings

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(Photo: Russell Labounty/NKP)

As it turns out, scoring the most wins in the regular season can lead to more perks than just bonus points in the first round of the Chase. Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski will lead the field to green in Sunday’s Chase opening Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 after rain showers on Friday forced NASCAR …

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Rejuvenated Matt Tifft Thankful, Ready for Truck Series Return at Chicagoland

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A familiar, smiling face has rejoined the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series paddock ahead of Friday’s American Ethanol E15 225 at Chicagoland Speedway, and he’s grateful for the opportunity to return. Less than three months after undergoing surgery to remove a low-grade glioma in the brain, Matt Tifft returns to action in Red Horse Racing’s No. 11 …

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