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Truckin’ Thursdays: Breaking Down the Championship 4

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Friday night, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will crown its 19th series champion, and it comes down to four drivers, racing for all the marbles. Johnny Sauter, Brett Moffitt, Justin Haley and Noah Gragson, who have a combined 15 wins in 22 races, will fight it out, head-to-head for this year’s title. It’s a …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Scores 5th 2018 Win at ISM Raceway

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In a Nutshell: Brett Moffitt took the checkered flag less than a half-second ahead of Noah Gragson to win Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 at ISM Raceway. The driver of the No. 16 Toyota utilized a dramatic three-wide pass for the lead on the final restart with three laps remaining …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Championship 4 Clinch Scenarios for Phoenix

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When the checkered flag flies Friday night (Nov. 9) over ISM Raceway in Phoenix, four drivers will know they’ve got the chance to race for the championship when the series visits Homestead-Miami Speedway to close out the year. GMS Racing teammates Johnny Sauter and Justin Haley have the least amount of pressure on them heading …

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Tracking the Trucks: Todd Gilliland Runs Out of Fuel, Justin Haley Victorious in Texas

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In a Nutshell: Justin Haley took advantage of Todd Gilliland‘s empty fuel tank to score his third victory of the season Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet beat Ben Rhodes to the checkered flag in the JAG Metals 350. Brett Moffitt, Gilliland and Austin Hill rounded out the …

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2-Headed Monster: How Does Chase Elliott v. Denny Hamlin & Martin Truex Jr v. Joey Logano Compare?

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For much of the week, the talk in NASCAR has surrounded the final battle in last Sunday’s (Oct. 28) First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr waged a multi-lap battle for the lead that ultimately ended in Logano bumping Truex out of the top spot, the pair bouncing off of …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Hollywood Casino 400

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? In a race that was dominated by championship contenders, Erik Jones was the lone non-playoff driver to crack the top 10 at Kansas Speedway. He started sixth and finished inside the top 10 in both stages before ultimately taking the checkered flag in fourth. His eighth top five …

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Pit Road Penalty Dooms Kevin Harvick Again in Kansas

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For the second time in three races, pit road doomed a dominant Kevin Harvick, and ironically, Chase Elliott was able to capitalize in both situations. At Dover International Speedway a couple weeks ago, a lugnut took the valve stem out of one of his tires, forcing an unscheduled pit stop that left him disappointed with …

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John Hunter Nemechek Recovers From Inspection Woes to Win at Kansas

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John Hunter Nemechek scored his first career NASCAR XFINITY Series win in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway in just his 15th series start. "Check the first one off."@JHNemechek celebrates his first career win in the @NASCAR_Xfinity Series, coming at @KansasSpeedway. pic.twitter.com/IwXFT9Ja3m — NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) October 20, 2018 It didn’t come easy …

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Aric Almirola & Kurt Busch Lead Pair of Saturday Kansas Cup Practices

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers took to Kansas Speedway for a pair of practice sessions ahead of Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 on Saturday. Talladega winner Aric Almirola posted a 186.683 mph lap to take the top spot in the first session, narrowly edging Erik Jones, who was one of only two non-playoff drivers to …

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Daniel Hemric Scores Hollywood Casino 300 XFINITY Pole at Kansas Speedway

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Playoff drivers Daniel Hemric and Christopher Bell will lead the NASCAR XFINITY Series field to the green flag in Saturday afternoon’s Hollywood Casino 300 at Kansas Speedway. Hemric’s 183.955 mph lap was enough to give him his fourth pole this season in the first race to set the Championship 4. #SoundOn for your #KSL300 pole …

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