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The Frontstretch 5: Storylines to Watch in KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway

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Matt Kenseth’s Return to Racing Last season, Joe Gibbs Racing announced Erik Jones would move from his Furniture Row Racing ride to pilot the No. 20 Toyota for the organization this season, leaving 2003 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth looking for a place to continue racing in 2018. Despite snagging an emotional …

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Tracking the Trucks: Redemption for Noah Gragson in Kansas

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In a Nutshell: Noah Gragson scored his second career Camping World Truck Series win in Friday night’s 37 Kind Days 250 at Kansas Speedway. The driver of the No. 18 Toyota beat out boss Kyle Busch by 1.558 seconds to grab his first win of 2018. Stewart Friesen, John Hunter Nemechek and Johnny Sauter rounded …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: A Deeper Look at 37 Kind Days

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Friday night, the Camping World Truck Series returns to action at Kansas Speedway for the 37 Kind Days 250, and of course, there are plenty of storylines to follow. Darrell Wallace Jr. will be running double duty, making his Truck Series return for the first time since winning a one-off start at Michigan International Speedway …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Kaz Grala Describes Daytona Truck Series Victory, Racing in the XFINITY Series


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At just four years old, Kaz Grala began racing go-karts in Boston and then began competing a few years later. Since then, he’s raced in Bandoleros, the UARA-Stars Series, the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona and even the K&N Pro Series East. But until 2016, those who only watch NASCAR’s …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Scores 2nd 2018 Victory at Dover


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In a Nutshell: Early Friday evening (May 4), Johnny Sauter emerged from Dover International Speedway victorious for a second consecutive year. But this time, he had to fight hard-charging polesitter Noah Gragson to earn the trophy. Their fender-rubbing is what everyone will be talking about in NASCAR nation for days to come. Gragson ultimately wrecked in their battle …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Finally Returning to Racing After a Long Hiatus

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After five long weeks of sitting dormant, the Camping World Truck Series returns to action Friday evening at Dover International Speedway as part of a triple-header with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and XFINITY series. When Truck Series drivers were last on track, it was for a sn0w-delayed Monday trip to Martinsville Speedway. Despite getting …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Talladega’s Memorable Truck Series Moments

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Matt Kenseth shocked the NASCAR world by announcing his return to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this week.  In other news, the Cup and XFINITY series are headed off to Talladega for some restrictor-plate racing. Meanwhile, the Truck Series sits dormant for one more weekend before returning to action at Dover International Speedway next …

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Noah Gragson Shines in XFINITY Series Debut at Richmond


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Noah Gragson made his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut Friday night (April 20) at Richmond Raceway, and what a debut it was. Gragson ran third-quickest in both practice sessions held early Friday, and when it came to qualifying, he made it to the final round. He lined up 11th on the grid for his first ever …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Daniel Hemric Looking Ahead to Cup Debut at Richmond

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Daniel Hemric made his NASCAR debut in the Camping World Truck Series at Martinsville Speedway in 2013. After starting 16th, he suffered a transmission leak that derailed his chance to show his abilities. He ultimately finished 32nd, 60 laps off the pace. A second start a couple races later yielded a better result of 13th …

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Kyle Larson Disappointed in Runner-Up Finish at Bristol


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Kyle Larson walks away from Bristol heartbroken once again. Twice this season, the driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet has finished runner-up, including Monday’s rain-delayed Food City 500. But this one may sting just a little more for Larson, who led a race-high 200 laps, only to lose the top spot to eventual winner Kyle …

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