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Did You Notice?: Exciting Racing & Good Sportsmanship Are Not Mutually Exclusive?


(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Did You Notice? … how gracefully Kyle Larson accepted defeat? From erasing a more than three-second deficit to coming within striking distance, only to smack the wall, lose momentum and get another shot at Kyle Busch with some help from lap traffic, the driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet did everything he could to score …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Snags Chicagoland Victory

2018 Las Vegas I CWTS Brett Moffitt Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

In a Nutshell: Just days ago, Brett Moffitt thought he would be sitting out Friday night’s Overton’s 225 at Chicagoland Speedway, and instead he was the one celebrating in Victory Lane after the checkered flag flew. Taking advantage of a last-lap pass on John Hunter Nemechek, who ultimately ended up running out of fuel and …

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Tracking the Trucks: Justin Haley Scores 1st Career Win at Gateway Motorsports Park

2018 Gateway CWTS Juston Haley truck NKP

Justin Haley (Photo: NKP)

In a Nutshell: Justin Haley scored his first career victory Saturday night at Gateway Motorsports Park when he bested Johnny Sauter on the final restart with two laps remaining. The driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet led just seven laps on the night but had to endure a pair of restarts before taking the checkered …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Brett Moffitt’s Precarious Sponsorship Situation

Brett Moffitt celebrates his win at Iowa Speedway in 2018. (Photo: NKP)

Brett Moffitt celebrating his Iowa win (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s the same story we’ve seen, time and time again. [Insert driver name here] was sidelined due to a lack of funding to keep their team going. Despite the current apparent health in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series that has yet to put a short field on the track this season, a lack of …

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5 Points to Ponder: Digesting Excellent Iowa Racing For NASCAR’s XFINITY, Truck Series

Field Enters Turn Three After Final Restart of Iowa 250 pres. by Enogen

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

ONE: Johnny Sauter Remains Truck Series Championship Favorite When Brett Moffitt and Johnny Sauter got together at Iowa Speedway early Saturday for their media availability, Moffitt was asked about his outlook for the upcoming race that night and what his goals were. The answer was simple. “Beat him (Sauter),” Moffitt said with a chuckle. “He’s …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Notches 1st Win at Iowa Speedway

Brett Moffitt celebrates his win at Iowa Speedway in 2018. (Photo: NKP)

Brett Moffitt celebrating his Iowa win (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: After adding new sponsorship this week in Destiny Homes, Brett Moffitt made his second 2018 trip to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Victory Lane when he took the checkered flag 0.333 seconds ahead of Noah Gragson to win the M&M’s 200 at Iowa Speedway Saturday night. Moffitt outlasted a last-lap slide job …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Hitting the Halfway Point in the Regular Season

2018 Las Vegas I CWTS Johnny Sauter pack racing Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Last Friday night’s race at Texas Motor Speedway marked the eighth on the schedule, which also makes it the halfway point of the regular season. With only eight more races to set this year’s playoff field, the championship picture is about as murky as it can be, aside from Johnny Sauter asserting himself as the …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter’s 2018 Dominance Continues in Texas

Johnny Sauter Stewart Friesen

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter scored his fourth win of the 2018 season when he beat poles-itter Stewart Friesen to the checkered flag by 0.092 seconds in the Camping World Truck Series’ closest finish at Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 21 led for the final 51 laps to score his fifth victory …

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Stewart Friesen Scores Truck Series Pole in Texas

2018 CWTS Texas Stewart Friesen Rick Lunkenheimer

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Stewart Friesen scored his second career pole and his first this season with a 185.103 mph lap in the final round of Camping World Truck Series qualifying Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 52 Chevrolet will lead the field to green in the PPG 400 alongside rookie Todd Gilliland, who …

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Chris Eggleston Tops Truck Series Practice at Texas Motor Speedway

2018 CWTS Texas Chris Eggleston Back End Garage Beth Lunkenheimer

(Photo: Beth Lunkenheimer)

Camping World Truck Series drivers took to Texas Motor Speedway Thursday afternoon (June 7) for a single practice session ahead of Friday night’s PPG 400. Chris Eggleston the 55-minute session with a fast lap of 180.886 mph. Stewart Friesen, who ended the practice in fourth, held the top spot for the majority of the session. …

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