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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 “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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Tracking the Trucks: Darrell Wallace Jr. Wins at Michigan in Truck Series Return

2016 Fontana NXS Darrell Wallace Jr laughing Brett Moist NKP

(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

In a Nutshell: In his first Camping World Truck Series start since Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2014, Darrell Wallace Jr. emerged victorious in Saturday afternoon’s LTi Printing 200. Surviving a spirited battle with Christopher Bell and Austin Cindric in the closing laps, Wallace returned to the series in the same way he left it: in Victory Lane. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 6 Drivers Battling For 3 Remaining Playoff Spots

2017 Kentucky I CWTS Ben Rhodes Brett Moist NKP

(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

The Camping World Truck Series took a week off while the Cup and XFINITY series headed to Watkins Glen for a weekend of road course racing. During that down time, the month of August suddenly dawned, leaving us with just over a month before the playoffs begin. Only four races remain until the playoff field …

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Tracking the Trucks: Matt Crafton Slays Dirt Racing at Eldora

2017 Daytona I CWTS Matt Crafton Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

In a Nutshell: Matt Crafton snapped a 27-race winless streak with a 1.960-second victory over Stewart Friesen in Wednesday night’s (July 19) Eldora Dirt Derby. Crafton took advantage of a late-race restart to pass a dominant Friesen for the lead and held on to the top spot for the remaining 17 circuits en route to …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Looking Back at the Last 4 Years of Eldora

Cody Coughlin Eldora Speedway 2016 Truck Nigel Kinrade Photography

19-20 July, 2016, Rossburg, Ohio USA Cody Coughlin ©2016, Brett Moist NKP

Next Wednesday night, the Camping World Truck Series steps out of its asphalt comfort zone and onto the dirt of Eldora Speedway. The Aspen Dental 150 will mark the fifth consecutive year the series has visited the half-mile oval, and it appears this race will remain on the schedule for years to come, especially with the reception …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Why Kyle Busch Should Race in the Truck Series

2017 Charlotte I CWTS Kyle Busch burnout Rusty Jarrett NKP

(Photo: Rusty Jarrett / NKP)

Kyle Busch is running triple duty this weekend at Kentucky Speedway, beginning with Thursday night’s Camping World Truck Series Race. Of course that means there will be ample opportunity for people to complain he’s “stealing” wins and money from the series regulars, something that’s become a common practice any time the younger Busch brother competes …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Goes Back-to-Back With Iowa Win

2017 Daytona I CWTS John Hunter Nemechek Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade NKP)

In a Nutshell: John Hunter Nemechek led just the final six laps in Friday night’s M&M’s 200 at Iowa Speedway en route to a 1.652 second victory over Johnny Sauter. Nemechek took advantage of four fresh tires to pass Sauter and Chase Briscoe, who finished seventh, in a three-wide battle for the lead and never looked …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Regular Season Halfway Check-Up

2017 Dover I CWTS pack racing Logan Whitton NKP

(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

After struggling to get through the first couple months of the season when trucks were on track exactly three times between Feb. and May, suddenly the Camping World Truck Series hit the halfway point of its regular season last weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park. Now, with momentum under their belts, several teams are hitting their …

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