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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Takeaways From Daytona Headed into Atlanta


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1. The End of an Era When the checkered flag flew to conclude the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season-opener at Daytona International Speedway, FDNY Racing’s tenure in the series ended. The team, formerly known as Jim Rosenblum Racing, fielded cars from 1983 – 1993 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series before shutting down …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Changes for the 2018 Season

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Management Changes As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series roars back to action at Daytona International Speedway this Friday night, a significant change the casual fan might not notice is the series’ new general manager. Late last month, NASCAR announced former Truck Series driver Ben Kennedy is the division’s new general manager. “Ben will draw …

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Myatt Snider Joins ThorSport Racing for 2018

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Myatt Snider is set to run for 2018 Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year honors. ThorSport Racing announced the addition of the 23-year-old to its lineup on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Piloting the No. 13 Liberty Tax Ford, Snider joins two-time champion Matt Crafton, Ben Rhodes and Grant Enfinger to round out the organization’s …

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Tracking the Trucks: Chase Briscoe Scores 1st Career Win at Homestead-Miami Speedway

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In a Nutshell: Chase Briscoe put on a clinic at Homestead-Miami Speedway as he took the checkered flag ahead of Christopher Bell to score his first career win. Starting on the pole, the driver of the No. 29 Ford led a race-high 81 of 134 laps en route to Victory Lane. Johnny Sauter, Ryan Truex, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 3 Non-Playoff Drivers That Need a Strong Run at Homestead

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John Hunter Nemechek and Chase Briscoe (photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

This weekend, all eyes will be on the championship battle at Homestead-Miami Speedway as Christopher Bell, Johnny Sauter, Matt Crafton and Austin Cindric will duke it out for the 2017 title in a single-race, winner-takes-all fight. While the majority of the focus will be on those four drivers, there are several others who would greatly benefit …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Goes Back-to-Back With Phoenix Win

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In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter took his second straight win when he beat John Hunter Nemechek to the checkered flag in the Lucas Oil 150 Friday night at Phoenix Raceway. The driver of the No. 21 Chevrolet took advantage of a two-lap shootout after teammates Noah Gragson and Christopher Bell brought out the third red …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Matt Crafton’s Home in the Truck Series

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For 17 years, Matt Crafton has made his career in the Camping World Truck Series. And following a report from last week, he’ll continue sitting behind the wheel of the No. 88 Toyota through at least the 2018 season. “It’s been an honor to be with ThorSport Racing,” Crafton told “I’ve always said …

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Tracking the Trucks: Noah Gragson Scores 1st Career Victory at Martinsville

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In a Nutshell: Noah Gragson scored his first career victory at Martinsville Speedway Saturday afternoon when he beat Matt Crafton to the checkered flag by 1.486 seconds. The driver of the No. 18 Toyota executed a nearly perfect restart from the outside line with just 10 laps remaining to win the Texas Roadhouse 200. Johnny …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Cale Gale Returns to NASCAR Competition

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After taking the Kansas weekend off, the Camping World Truck Series is back in action Saturday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway. While six drivers have their eye on making the Championship 4 over the next three races, another competitor will make his first series start since 2013. Cale Gale, who made just three starts during the …

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