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Beyond the Cockpit: Dalton Sargeant on Settling In at GMS Racing

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Dalton Sargeant began his racing career as many do, driving go-karts, in 2006. He’s raced all different types of cars, tested Formula Open-Wheel cars and even boasts a second-place finish in the Snowball Derby. In 2015, Sargeant made his Camping World Truck Series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway, starting 18th and finishing 10th. He posted …

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Kevin Harvick Leads Most Laps, Remains Winless at Pocono

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Last weekend, Kyle Busch notched the final victory he needed to have at least one win at each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series track on the schedule. Kevin Harvick isn’t far behind, lacking victories at just Pocono Raceway and Kentucky Speedway. Following a disappointing early exit from the Coca-Cola 600 last weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: GMS Racing & Johnny Sauter a Recipe for Success

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

In the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch have combined to win nine of 13 points-paying races this season. In the Camping World Truck Series, Johnny Sauter is showing his own dominance in his third season with GMS Racing. Sauter, aged 40, was no stranger to NASCAR when he finally joined …

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JR Motorsports Names Billy Wilburn Interim Crew Chief for Justin Allgaier

Justin Allgaier (Photo: Christian Koelle)

JR Motorsports has named Justin Allgaier’s car chief Billy Wilburn as interim crew chief for this weekend’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and next weekend’s trip to Pocono Raceway. Following his victory in the final Dash 4 Cash event at Dover International Speedway, Allgaier’s No. 7 team was hit with an L1 …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Scores 3rd 2018 Victory at Charlotte

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In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter scored his third win in seven races this season when he beat Kyle Busch to the checkered flag by 1.34 seconds to win Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “Today we had a good truck in practice, but obviously the adjustments Joe (Shear, crew chief) …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Drivers to Watch at Charlotte

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

The Camping World Truck Series takes to the track this Friday night, May 18, for its annual dust-up at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Here’s give drivers to keep an eye on. Todd Gilliland Gilliland signed on to pilot the No. 4 Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports full-time for the 2018 season but there was just one …

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Hertz Joins Hendrick Motorsports to Sponsor William Byron

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William Byron will have a new primary sponsor for four points-paying races over the next two seasons. Car rental company Hertz Corporation joined Hendrick Motorsports as part of a two-year deal. The team release did not indicate which races the company will serve as primary sponsor but did state it will also adorn Byron’s No. …

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William Byron Triggers Fiery Crash, Red Flag Late at Kansas

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series KC Masterpiece 400 was relatively uneventful most of the night. But after 237 laps with no unplanned cautions, the final 30 laps gave us three. The most serious came on lap 249, when William Byron triggered a vicious crash that resulted in a 13-minute, 13-second red flag. The driver of …

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Kevin Harvick Scores 5th Win in 12 Races at Kansas Speedway

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Georgia. Nevada. Arizona. Delaware… and now, the Midwest. Kevin Harvick has the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series covered all across America. Harvick emerged victorious again when the dust settled over Saturday night’s (May 12) KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway. The driver of the No. 4 Ford took four fresh tires under the final …

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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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