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NASCAR Expands Truck Series Playoff Field to 10 Drivers

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NASCAR announced Tuesday (Jan. 21) that it will expand the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series playoff field from eight to 10 beginning with the 2020 season. The series will still follow its seven-race elimination-style playoff format. The Round of 10 will feature three races (Gateway, Canadian Tire and Bristol) where two drivers are eliminated …

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Aric Almirola, Daniel Suarez Cap Off Stewart-Haas Racing 1-2-3 Finish at Texas

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Kevin Harvick dominated the AAA Texas 500 and led 119 laps en route to his third straight fall victory at Texas Motor Speedway. But he didn’t get the win without a fight from his teammates. For the second time in their existence (Michigan – 2018), Stewart-Haas Racing scored a 1-2-3 finish. Aric Almirola and Daniel …

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John Hunter Nemechek Runs Quiet Cup Debut at Texas to 21st-Place Finish

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John Hunter Nemechek was put in what some might call an uncomfortable position: fill in for an ailing Matt Tifft for the remainder of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Tapped earlier this week to pilot the No. 36 Ford after Tifft suffered a season-ending seizure last weekend at Martinsville Speedway, Nemechek made …

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Matt Tifft Gives Medical Update at Texas Motor Speedway

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Matt Tifft, who suffered a season-ending medical episode last weekend ahead of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway, spoke to the media for the first time Sunday morning (Nov. 3) at Texas Motor Speedway. “It has been an interesting week for sure,” Tifft said. “It honestly has been a little crazy …

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Tracking the Trucks: Todd Gilliland Grabs 1st Career Win Amid Martinsville Chaos

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

In a Nutshell: Todd Gilliland scored his first career win at Martinsville Speedway Saturday afternoon when he beat Ross Chastain to the checkered flag by almost a full second. The driver of the No. 4 Toyota held onto the top spot during an overtime finish that saw Gilliland’s teammate Harrison Burton spin in the NASCAR …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Playoff Drivers, Tanner Gray’s Debut Among Martinsville Storylines

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Setting the Championship 4 Following a wild finish at Talladega Superspeedway that saw Johnny Sauter penalized, Spencer Boyd was the one who emerged victorious. That means no playoff driver locked their way into the Championship 4 the last time the Gander Outdoors Truck Series raced. Defending champion Brett Moffitt holds the advantage with a 45-point …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Hollywood Casino 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Though Kyle Larson led 60 of the first 78 laps on Sunday at Kansas Speedway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and even held as much as an eight-second lead in stage one, it was Denny Hamlin who had the truly dominant car. Spending 153 …

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Chase Elliott Edges Brad Keselowski for Final Round of 8 Spot

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When Chase Elliott and Brad Keselowski headed into Kansas Speedway for the Hollywood Casino 400, the pair was separated by a whopping 42 points. Keselowski sat 20 points above the Round of 8 cut line while Elliott was 22 markers below it. But by the time the checkered flag flew after a pair of overtime …

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Cole Custer, Tyler Reddick Tangle After Wild Xfinity Race in Kansas

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As Brandon Jones celebrated his first career Xfinity Series win at Kansas Speedway, fireworks were flying on pit road. Once the checkered flag flew, Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick were involved in an altercation that resulted in a cut over Reddick’s eye. Asked @TylerReddick how he got the red mark on his eye. Said it …

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Kevin Harvick Not Allowed to Qualify After Inspection Issues at Kansas

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Kevin Harvick will have his work cut out for him in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway following a pre-qualifying inspection failure. He’ll start from the rear of the field after being excluded from running a lap during qualifying Saturday (Oct. 19) afternoon. “We gotta pass a lot of cars, it is what it …

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