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Truckin’ Thursdays: Dreaming of a Return to Lucas Oil Raceway

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Every time NASCAR heads to Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it brings back memories of when the Camping World Truck Series would race at the short track currently known as Lucas Oil Raceway. In the past, the series would typically open up the race weekend in small-town Indiana ahead of the NASCAR XFINITY Series at the same …

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The Frontstretch 5: Takeaways From a Weekend of Racing at Darlington

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1. Kevin Harvick v. Ross Chastain The XFINITY Series’ visit to Darlington Raceway marked the first of three opportunities for Ross Chastain to show what he’s capable of in top-notch equipment. And in his first start with Chip Ganassi Racing, all went well for the 25-year-old, who started on the pole and led 90 laps. …

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The Underdog House: Small Teams Take a Beating in Darlington

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Think Small Darlington isn’t generally all that kind to drivers across the board, and sometimes it tends to be less so to those who are struggling to make ends meet week after week. It’s such a unique facility that there’s really no other track like it on the schedule, but it sure has the ability …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: A Plea to Bring the Trucks Back to Darlington

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As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and XFINITY Series head to Darlington Raceway for NASCAR Throwback Weekend, the Camping World Truck Series sits dormant for a couple weeks before heading off to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Sadly, the series doesn’t race at the track “Too Tough to Tame,” and it’s been that way since …

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5 Points to Ponder: Fireworks Fly Between Truck Series Teammates in Canada

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ONE: Justin Allgaier Snags XFINITY Point Lead With Victory Justin Allgaier scored his fourth NASCAR XFINITY Series win of the season Saturday at Road America, continuing what has been a banner year for the driver of the No. 7 Chevrolet. The victory was also Allgaier’s fifth-straight top-three finish. “The last restart there, (James Davison) kind …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Dalton Sargeant Sidelined Ahead of Playoff Opening Weekend

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Dalton Sargeant‘s 2018 season just came to a screeching halt on Wednesday (Aug. 22) when GMS Racing announced he would no longer be racing for the organization. “Due to an unfortunate circumstance with Sargeant Motorsports, Dalton Sargeant will no longer compete with GMS Racing full-time in the [Camping World] Truck Series for the remainder of …

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5 Points to Ponder: Bristol is Back, Baby!

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ONE: Bristol is Back That’s right, I said it. Beginning with driver intros that were actually televised so fans could see the song choices and competitors had a rare opportunity to introduce themselves, the hype began. Obviously, some intros were more amusing than others as a handful of drivers brought their children along to do …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Victorious as the Playoff Field is Set at Bristol

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In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter took his fifth victory of 2018 at Bristol Motor Speedway Thursday night just 0.236 seconds ahead of Stewart Friesen. “I’m so proud of this team. I knew we had a great truck today,” Sauter said. “What a way to cap off the regular season with a win. I had to …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Christopher Bell’s Series Return Among Storylines at Bristol

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For the first time, the Camping World Truck Series will have a primetime broadcast this Thursday night (Aug. 16) at Bristol Motor Speedway. SO, Thursday's NASCAR Truck Series race on FOX not only is 1st series race in history to be scheduled for primetime on broadcast TV, but ALSO 1st #NASCAR race (of any series) …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Inches Past Johnny Sauter for Michigan Win

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In a Nutshell: Brett Moffitt scored his fourth win of the 2018 season Saturday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway. The driver of the No. 16 Toyota worked his way through the field from a starting spot outside the top 20 and made a last-lap pass on Johnny Sauter to grab the win by a mere …

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