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Kyle Larson Leads Opening Cup Practice in Kansas

2017 Michigan II CUP Kyle larson Nigel Kinrade nKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

It took almost five minutes for teams to venture out onto the track for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ first practice session Friday afternoon at Kansas Speedway, thanks to the rubber laid down by a two-hour ARCA practice earlier in the morning. At the conclusion of the 85-minute session, it was Kyle Larson who …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 3 Potential 1st-Time Winners Before the End of 2017

2017 Kentucky I CWTS Ryan Truex Brett Moist NKP

(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

A few weeks ago at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Ben Rhodes finally found his elusive first career win, something that many expected to happen much sooner than it did. The sophomore driver came the closest to Victory Lane at Kansas Speedway earlier this season when he engaged in a spirited battle with Kyle Busch for …

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Tracking the Trucks: Parker Kligerman Scores 2nd Career Win at Talladega

2017 Talladega CWTS Parker Kligerman Victory Lane John K Harrelson NKP

(Photo: John K. Harrelson/NKP)

In a Nutshell: Parker Kligerman emerged from the carnage victorious in Saturday afternoon’s fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. The driver of the No. 75 Toyota kept the pedal to the floor as a last-lap melee wiped out a large chunk of the remaining drivers and scored his second career win at the 2.66-mile track. Polesitter …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Setting the Round of 6 at Talladega

2016 Talladega CWTS Timothy Peters Cole Custer John Wes Townley Pack Racing Barry Cantrell NKP

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series heads to Talladega Superspeedway to close out the Round of 8 in its playoffs ahead of championship weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway next month. With Christopher Bell and Ben Rhodes standing as the only two drivers guaranteed a spot in the Round of 6, the remaining six drivers look …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ben Rhodes Scores 1st Career Win in Las Vegas

2017 Daytona I CWTS Ben Rhodes Eddie Triconis Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

In a Nutshell: Ben Rhodes scored his first career win in exciting fashion Saturday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. A late-race caution, combined with scoring confusion on NASCAR’s part, set up a seven-lap sprint to the finish. And despite a hard-charging Christopher Bell, the driver of the No. 27 Toyota held on to score …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 8 Drivers, 3 Rounds, 1 Championship

2017 Gateway CWTS Chrostophet Bell Ben Rhodes Barry Cantrell NKP

(Photo: Barry Cantrell / NKP)

Last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, the Camping World Truck Series set its playoff field, and for the final seven races on the schedule, all eyes will focus on the championship battle. One thing that’s different this year, though, is the number of playoff points accumulated each week by winning stages and races. Those bonus points …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: How Austin Cindric’s Win is Different Than Jeremy Clements’

2017 Kentucky I CWTS Austin Cindric BArry Cantrell NKP

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

Last Sunday afternoon at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Austin Cindric stole the headlines when he shoved Kaz Grala out of the lead on the final lap, en route to his first career victory and a playoff berth for his team’s final season in the Camping World Truck Series. The win, coupled with teammate Chase Briscoe’s …

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Tracking the Trucks: Austin Cindric Uses Dump & Run to Win in Canada

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In a Nutshell: Austin Cindric started on the pole and emerged victorious Sunday afternoon at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The driver of the No. 19 Ford needed a win to make the playoff field, and after recovering from a pit road penalty under green, he dumped then-leader Kaz Grala, who ended up third, on the final …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Brad Keselowski Racing Becomes Latest Casualty in the Truck Series

2017 Iowa CWTS Chase Briscoe truck Russell LaBounty NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

It started with the abrupt closure of Red Horse Racing in May. Just two days after posting a fifth-place run at Charlotte Motor Speedway, owner Tom DeLoach told Motorsport.com “I can’t keep funding it out of my own pocket.” Just like that, two trucks were stricken from the already short list of full-time teams. And when …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Scores 49th Career Truck Series Win at Bristol

2017 Watkins Glen CUP Kyle Busch helmet Barry Cantrell NKP

(Photo: Barry Cantrell / NKP)

In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch scored his third win this season when he emerged victorious in Wednesday night’s UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The field waited out a rain delay of more than two-hours before taking the green flag. Matt Crafton finished second, followed by John Hunter Nemechek. Grant Enfinger and Ben Rhodes rounded …

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