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Matt Crafton Snags Pole for Digital Ally 250 in Kansas

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Matt Crafton will lead the Gander Outdoors Truck Series field to the green flag Friday night (May 10) alongside Tyler Ankrum. Starting on the pole tonight is @Matt_Crafton! #DigitalAlly250 @DigitalAllyInc pic.twitter.com/9uh1hphQXI — Kansas Speedway (@kansasspeedway) May 10, 2019 The driver of the No. 88 Ford posted a fast lap at 177.288 mph. Harrison Burton will …

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Stewart Friesen Leads Pair of Truck Series Practices at Kansas Speedway

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Stewart Friesen led a pair of Gander Outdoors Truck Series practices at Kansas Speedway Friday morning (May 10) ahead of the Digital Ally 250. The first 55-minute session was uneventful with only 23 trucks taking time. Friesen’s 177.585 mph track topped the leaderboard ahead of Brett Moffitt. Matt Crafton, one of only two drivers with …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Earns 3 in a Row With JEGS 200 Dover Win

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter scored his third consecutive win at Dover International Speedway Friday afternoon (May 3) as he edged polesitter Brett Moffitt by just over a half-second. The driver of the No. 13 Ford recovered from lost track position when he tried to save fuel early in stage three and couldn’t get the …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Johnny Sauter, Todd Gilliland Among 4 Drivers to Watch at Dover

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Johnny Sauter It’s hard to go into a race weekend at Dover International Speedway without mentioning Sauter. After all, he won the last two races at the facility, and last year, did so in dominant fashion, leading 137 laps en route to victory lane. If that’s not enough, the driver of the No. 13 Ford …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Winless Drivers Looking for Victory Lane This Season

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Todd Gilliland Perhaps the one driver whose job hinges on whether they win this season is Todd Gilliland. “I don’t know how many times last year we were in meetings and I was just yelling at them about let’s go,” Kyle Busch Motorsports owner/driver Kyle Busch said earlier this season. “Our stuff is not that …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: A Look at How the Truck Series Was Born

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The 2019 season marks the 25th year for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series. While it’s arguably the best racing each and every weekend it races, the series is far less tenured than both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series.  That doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its own rich history. As I did some …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Remembering 11 Years of Truck Series Racing at Richmond

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Richmond Raceway. Those two words can easily bring a smile to your face if you’re a NASCAR fan. And for good reason. Last week, when NASCAR revealed the 2020 Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule, it had few surprises. With just 23 races, multiple off-weeks in a row are inevitable, though the longest break doesn’t come …

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Kaz Grala’s ‘Last-Ditch Effort’ That Landed Him a Ride With Richard Childress Racing

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After making his 2019 Xinity Series debut at Texas Motor Speedway with Richard Childress Racing a couple of weeks ago, Kaz Grala will once again pilot the No. 21 HotScream Chevrolet when the series hits Richmond Raceway this weekend. In mid-February, RCR and Grala announced a partnership that put him in the No. 21 Chevrolet …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: NASCAR Reveals 2020 Truck Series Schedule

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NASCAR released the 2020 Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule on Wednesday afternoon (April 3). The series still features 23 races and will open the season at Daytona International Speedway as part of the usual tripleheader with the NASCAR Xfinity and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series. And just like the Cup Series, the season finale has …

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Team Penske Falls Flat at Texas Motor Speedway, Fails to Finish in Top 10

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Team Penske has been one of the two dominant NASCAR teams of 2019. They’ve snagged three wins in the first six races, including last weekend at Martinsville Speedway. But once the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series hit Texas Motor Speedway for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, that changed. Joey Logano was the highest-qualifying driver in …

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