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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the 2020 Championship Contenders

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series kicks off its seven-race playoffs Thursday night (Sept. 17) at Bristol Motor Speedway. With an expanded field this year, now 10 drivers will fight for a chance to race for the championship at Phoenix Raceway in November, up from eight competitors last year. 1. Sheldon Creed Starts: …

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Tracking the Trucks: Grant Enfinger Leads ThorSport 1-2-3 Finish at Richmond

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Grant Enfinger scored his third win of the 2020 season when he raced down and passed teammate Matt Crafton in the closing laps of the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway Thursday night (Sept. 10). “This win gives us a lot of momentum heading into the playoffs,” Enfinger said. “We needed it. It’s …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Returning to Richmond Raceway for the Final Regular Season Race

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For the second week in a row, the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series makes its return to a track it hasn’t visited in several years. In fact, Thursday night (Sept. 10) will mark the first time the Truck Series has run at Richmond Raceway since 2005. One of only four tracks remaining from the …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ben Rhodes Bests Derek Kraus in Darlington Overtime Finish

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In a Nutshell: Ben Rhodes snapped a 48-race winless streak in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series when he beat Derek Kraus on an overtime finish at Darlington Raceway Sunday afternoon (Sept. 6). A late caution set up a two-lap dash to the finish, and despite Kraus taking the initial edge, a slide …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Returning to Darlington Raceway Again

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For the first time since 2011, the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series returns to Darlington Raceway to run the penultimate race of the 2020 regular season on Sunday (Sept. 6). The series first visited Darlington in 2001, a race that the late Bobby Hamilton dominated by leading 125 of the rain-shortened 135 laps. It …

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Tracking the Trucks: Sheldon Creed Snags Win, $100k Bonus at Gateway

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Sheldon Creed scored his third win this season when he took the checkered flag nearly a full second ahead of teammate Brett Moffitt at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway Sunday afternoon. The driver of the No. 2 Chevrolet took the lead for the final time on a lap 147 restart and …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Winless 2020 Drivers to Watch at Gateway This Weekend

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This Sunday (Aug. 30), the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series heads to World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway for the third and final race in the Triple Truck Challenge. But more importantly, it’s just one of three races remaining to set the 2020 playoff field. Matt Crafton, Sheldon Creed, Grant Enfinger, Austin Hill and …

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Tracking the Trucks: Zane Smith Scores 2nd Career Win at Dover

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In a Nutshell: Zane Smith scored his second win in the last three races Friday evening at Dover International Speedway. The rookie made a near-perfect restart with three laps remaining to hold off veterans Matt Crafton and Brett Moffitt en route to his fourth top 10 in the last five races. Late restart? No problem …

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Tracking the Trucks: Sheldon Creed Snags 2nd Career Win at Daytona Road Course

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Sheldon Creed held off teammate Brett Moffitt in an impressive battle to win the first-ever NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race on Daytona International Speedway’s road course configuration Sunday afternoon (Aug. 16). Despite a pair of cautions in the final 12 laps and an overtime finish, Creed held off Moffitt, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Stewart Friesen, Johnny Sauter Face Must-Win Situation to Make the Playoffs

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Five races remain before the 2020 Gander RV & Outdoors playoff field is set at Richmond Raceway on Sept. 10. Five drivers – Grant Enfinger, Sheldon Creed, Austin Hill, Matt Crafton and Zane Smith – have already locked themselves into the championship battle with victories this season, but that also means there are still five …

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