Race Weekend Central

XFINITY Breakdown: Christopher Bell Survives Flurry of Late Cautions to Win in Iowa

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For the first time in nearly 20 years, Christopher Bell, who led 94 laps, won his third consecutive race when he beat Justin Allgaier to the checkered flag in Saturday’s U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway. The last time a driver won three NASCAR XFINITY Series races in a row was in 1999 when Dale …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Chase Briscoe Wins Series Return at Eldora Speedway

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In a Nutshell: In his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start since winning last year’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Chase Briscoe won the Eldora Dirt Derby by mere inches over his ThorSport Racing teammate Grant Enfinger. The driver of the No. 27 Ford survived utilized a flurry of late-race cautions to put himself …

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Myatt Snider, Stewart Friesen Lead Eldora Truck Series Practices

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Myatt Snider and Stewart Friesen led a pair of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practices at Eldora Speedway ahead of Wednesday night’s Dirt Derby 150. In the first session, just 34 of the 39 trucks entered turned laps. Snider’s fast lap of 91.552 mph led Friesen, who was followed by Snider’s ThorSport Racing teammate Grant …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ben Rhodes Scores Hometown Win in Kentucky

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In a Nutshell: Ben Rhodes scored ThorSport Racing’s first victory since switching manufacturers in Thursday night’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Rhodes capitalized on a 74-lap green flag run and a late pit road call for fuel only to score his first win of the 2018 season over Stewart Friesen. “This …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Potential Winners for the Next 5 Races

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This week’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway marks the first of five remaining events ahead of the 2018 playoffs. Johnny Sauter and Brett Moffitt are locked in with a combined seven wins between them, and in all likelihood, Noah Gragson and Justin Haley can rest easy with one victory apiece, especially …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Takeaways From 4 Straight Weeks of Racing

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Johnny Sauter Remains Championship Favorite I know I sound like a broken record here, but it’s hard to look away from something that’s so incredibly true. Johnny Sauter began this four-race stretch with a victory at Texas Motor Speedway, his fourth on the season, and did so in thrilling fashion, narrowly edging Stewart Friesen by …

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Spencer Gallagher Reinstated After Completing Road to Recovery Program

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Spencer Gallagher has completed the NASCAR Road to Recovery program and has been reinstated, the sanctioning body announced Wednesday. “The whole GMS organization is very proud of Spencer (Gallagher) for getting reinstated after completing NASCAR’s Road to Recovery program after the results we received post-Talladega,” GMS Racing president Mike Beam said in a statement. “Spencer …

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

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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

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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

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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