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Pace Laps: Matt DiBenedetto Crushed, While Tyler Reddick, Brett Moffitt Capitalize at Bristol

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Oh, What Might Have Been One slip-up. One simple mistake. When you’re racing with the big boys in NASCAR’s top division, that’s all it takes for a Cinderella slipper to smash into tiny little pieces. Matt DiBenedetto was on the verge of one of the sport’s great upset stories Saturday …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Strikes 1st in Playoffs With Bristol Win

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Brett Moffit standing tall after his Bristol win (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Brett Moffitt emerged from the chaos that was the Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoff opener at Bristol Motor Speedway with his third victory of the season. Following a short red flag period and the seventh caution in the final stage, the defending champion struck first with a nearly one-second victory over Chandler …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the 2019 Playoff Field

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Brett Moffitt – 2022 1 pole, 2 wins, 9 top fives, 11 top 10s, 22 playoff points The defending champion likely enters the postseason as an automatic favorite simply because he’s done the playoffs thing and won it all the most recently out of any of the contenders. Ousted from his championship-winning ride in favor …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Consumers Energy 400

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The Headline(s): Last week at Watkins Glen International, Chase Elliott repeated as the defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner at the road course. This week at Michigan International Speedway? Kevin Harvick, who won the 2018 edition of this race, scored his second 2019 win in four weeks in what turned into a fuel mileage …

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Tracking the Trucks: Austin Hill Ends Regular Season With a Win in Michigan

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In a Nutshell: Austin Hill ended the regular Gander Outdoors Truck Series season the same way he began it with a trip to victory lane. The driver of the No. 16 Toyota led a race-high 26 laps, including the final 10, through an overtime finish to score his second career win in the Corrigan Oil …

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Tracking the Trucks: Stewart Friesen Snags 1st Career Win at Eldora Speedway

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In a Nutshell: After finishing runner-up six times in his career, Stewart Friesen finally scored his first career win Thursday night at Eldora Speedway. “Oh man, thank you to all the race fans that stuck with us,” Friesen said in victory lane. “Today, this is the day. This is the week. Thanks to everybody. This …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: A Trip to Eldora Speedway Never Disappoints

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Ever since NASCAR added Eldora Speedway to the Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule in 2013, teams have circled this event on their calendars for a variety of different reasons, ranging from fear of the unknown to excitement. What was once a wild-card race – and to an extent still is – has become one that …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ross Chastain Scores Dominant 3rd Victory at Pocono Raceway

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In a Nutshell: Ross Chastain scored his third win of the 2019 season with a dominant performance in the Gander RV 150 at Pocono Raceway Saturday afternoon, July 27. He dedicated his victory to late Kaulig Racing crew chief Nick Harrison, who died suddenly last weekend at the age of 37. “I know we were …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Ross Chastain Could Lock into the Playoffs at Pocono Raceway

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Just three races remain before the 2019 Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoff field is set. So far this season, five series regulars have won races, though their spots in the championship battle aren’t actually guaranteed. In fact, one of this year’s victors could still find themselves on the outside looking in when the playoffs begin …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: No Further Penalties for Stewart Friesen After Kentucky

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Penalty day came and went this week, and it turns out Stewart Friesen dodged a bullet. NASCAR announced the No. 52 team wouldn’t face any further penalty. During opening day inspection at Kentucky Speedway last week, Friesen’s primary No. 52 Chevrolet was confiscated and the team was forced to pull out its backup truck. Firewall …

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