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Truckin’ Thursdays: Johnny Sauter’s Dominance Highlights Stories to Watch in Texas

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Does Johnny Sauter’s Texas dominance continue? It’s no secret that Johnny Sauter has pretty much made Texas Motor Speedway his personal playground in the last several years. He’s the active win leader at the mile-and-a-half oval with five victories (retired Todd Bodine has six), including three of the last five. Additionally, he set the track …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Making a Hall of Fame Case for Kyle Busch

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On Wednesday (March 13), the latest group of NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees were revealed. And while he isn’t currently eligible, it got the gears turning about how Kyle Busch should be a first-year lock once he’s nominated. Sure, Busch’s got an impressive 199 career NASCAR national touring series wins, which, for the record, can’t …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 6 Overlooked Things from the First 3 Races of 2019

Grant Enfinger is leading the way at the moment in Trucks Series. Photo here from Daytona International Speedway, February 2019. (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Nine points separate the top three in the championship standings For the first time in his career, Grant Enfinger sits atop the point standings on the strength of a pair of top-five finishes. Rookie Harrison Burton is six points back, followed by Austin Hill, who trails by three markers. Six drivers have double-digit laps led …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Dominates Vegas for 2nd Consecutive Win

Kyle Busch bowing to the crowd after his win at Las Vegas (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch dominated the Strat 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday night, taking the checkered flag just over one second ahead of runner-up Brett Moffitt. The owner/driver started on the pole with a track-record speed and led 111 of 134 laps en route to his 53rd career victory. Matt Crafton, Stewart …

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Johnny Sauter, Matt Crafton Lead Pair of Truck Series Practices in Las Vegas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

ThorSport Racing teammates Johnny Sauter and Matt Crafton led a pair of Gander Outdoors Truck Series practices held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Thursday evening (Feb. 28). Sauter’s 178.696 mph led the stable of ThorSport trucks, which all ran inside the top seven in the first session. Teammate Ben Rhodes posted a 178.577 mph lap, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Perception vs. Reality With Austin Hill & Hattori Racing

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

When the dust settled over the Gander Outdoors Truck Series season-opener at Daytona International Speedway, just nine trucks were running. Meanwhile, Austin Hill emerged victorious for the first time in his career in his debut race with Hattori Racing Enterprises. Quite the Victory Lane to park it in! ?@_AustinHill | #NextEra250 pic.twitter.com/nwk0ZE3Nxc — NASCAR Camping …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Storylines To Watch For The 2019 Season

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

In just a few short days, the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series will make its debut as a newly re-branded series. Let's GO! Can’t wait to have you at track in Daytona for your first entitlement race.#ReadySetGO pic.twitter.com/grVIfxatuX — NASCAR Camping World Trucks (@NASCAR_Trucks) February 6, 2019 Rule Changes NASCAR answered quite a few …

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J.D. Gibbs, Co-Founder of Joe Gibbs Racing, Dies at Age 49

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Joe Gibbs Racing announced late Friday night that team co-chairman J.D. Gibbs had died at the age of 49 “following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease.” It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joe Gibbs Racing Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, J.D. Gibbs, who passed away earlier tonight at the age …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Caps Storybook Season With Championship in Miami

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

In a Nutshell: Brett Moffitt wrapped up the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship by taking the victory in Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The driver of the No. 16 Toyota won by two seconds over polesitter Grant Enfinger, who led 33 laps. Noah Gragson finished third on the track and …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Caps Storybook Season With Championship

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

In a Nutshell: Brett Moffitt wrapped up the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship by taking the victory in Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The driver of the No. 16 Toyota won by two seconds over polesitter Grant Enfinger, who led 33 laps. Noah Gragson finished third on the track and …

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