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Truckin’ Thursdays: Texas Motor Speedway Kicks Off the Triple Truck Challenge

The drop of the checkered flag at Charlotte Motor Speedway last weekend for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series means that another couple of weekends off before they’re back on track. But what it also means is that the next time the series races, the Triple Truck Challenge, announced prior to the start of the season, …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Closes Out Perfect Season With a Win in Charlotte

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In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch dominated the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday night (May 18). The driver of the No. 51 Toyota led five times for 102 of 134 laps en route to his fifth win in five starts this season. “A couple of years ago I shot for [going …

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Alex Bowman Leaves Kansas Disappointed With 3rd Straight Runner-Up Finish

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Alex Bowman walked away wondering what might have been if he had chosen a different lane on the second-to-last restart Saturday night at Kansas Speedway. The Hendrick Motorsports driver lost the lead to eventual winner Brad Keselowski and finished second for the third straight race. I’ve never wanted something so bad. Not going to lie, …

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Brad Keselowski Wins Thrilling Digital Ally 400 at Kansas Speedway

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Brad Keselowski scored his third win of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season in Saturday night’s (May 11) Digital Ally 400 at Kansas Speedway. The veteran needed NASCAR Overtime and then some nail-biting side-by-side action behind him to clear the path to victory. But the triumph on this Mother’s Day weekend was bittersweet. …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ross Chastain Gives Niece Motorsports its 1st Win in Kansas

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In a Nutshell: Ross Chastain brought Niece Motorsports its first victory in Friday night’s Digital Ally 250 at Kansas Speedway. After saving himself from a near-spin with less than 20 laps remaining, Chastain took advantage of Stewart Friesen‘s dry fuel tank to rocket to his first career Gander Outdoors Truck Series win and an emotional …

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Ben Rhodes ‘Surprised’ by Runner-Up Finish in Kansas

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Ben Rhodes walked away from Kansas Speedway Friday night with a runner-up finish and his third top five in seven races this season. “I was surprised today,” Rhodes said on pit road after the race. “I thought we were going to be lucky to get a top 10; I don’t know how we got second. …

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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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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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