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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Scores First 2017 Win at Gateway

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(Photo: John Harrelson/NKP)

In a Nutshell: John Hunter Nemechek took an emotional victory in Saturday night’s Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park. The driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet led the entire first stage but didn’t sniff the front of the field again until the final 10 laps. A late caution provided a last-ditch opportunity, putting Nemechek in …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Potential First-Time Winners at Gateway

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Ryan Truex (Photo: Brett Moist NKP)

Chase Briscoe almost broke through and scored his first career victory last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. In fact, many thought he was the one who’d weaved through the chaos that ended the race and won, but it was Christopher Bell who emerged victorious. But Briscoe’s near-victory, coupled with Ryan Blaney’s first career Cup Series win …

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Will Power Wins Wild IndyCar Race at Texas Motor Speedway

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(Photo: Beth Lunkenheimer)

In a boom-or-bust year for Will Power, Texas Motor Speedway offered a boom. He was able to power through a wild, wreck-filled IndyCar race to score his second victory of the season and assert himself in the championship race. Starting ninth, Power emerged victorious under caution in Saturday night’s Rainguard Water Sealers 600, leading 180 of 248 …

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Tracking the Trucks: Christopher Bell Emerges Victorious from Texas Carnage

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

In a Nutshell: Christopher Bell emerged from the late-race carnage victorious over Chase Briscoe in a caution-filled 400 at Texas Motor Speedway Friday night. The driver of the No. 4 Toyota led a race-high 92 laps en route to his second win of the season. Grant Enfinger brought his No. 98 ThorSport Toyota home …

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Timothy Peters Walks Away From Scary NASCAR Wreck At Texas Motor Speedway

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(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

Timothy Peters has had a rough few weeks in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. His former team, Red Horse Racing, shut down abruptly a few weeks ago, leaving him and many others without a job. Unable to secure a ride for Dover, Peters sat on the sidelines but quickly announced a partnership with MDM …

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Noah Gragson Scores First Career Pole at Texas

2017 Atlanta CWTS Noah Gragson truck Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Noah Gragson will lead the field to green in tonight’s 400 shortly after he graduates from high school at Texas Motor Speedway. Posting a lap at 185.134 mph, the driver of the No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, broke the track qualifying record of 184.464 mph, set by Clint Bowyer in 2006. Johnny Sauter, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: NASCAR Made the Right Call on Brad Keselowski Racing

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Dover started off rough and turned quite well for Chase Briscoe, who’s currently just six races into his Camping World Truck Series rookie season. After struggling a bit in practice, the 22-year-old put his No. 29 Ford on the pole for the first time at Dover. Though he had nothing for Ryan Truex, who started second, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Drivers Who Scored 1st Career Win at Dover

2016 Charlotte CWTS pack racing Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

After taking just a single weekend off, the Camping World Truck Series returns to action on Friday for the Bar Harbor 200 at Dover International Speedway. In 17 previous races, the track has seen 14 different winners, with Kyle Busch as the only repeat victor. Without Busch on the entry list, the only previous winner …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Kevin Harvick’s Solution to the Schedule

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(Photo: Lesley Ann Miller / NKP)

Tuesday afternoon, NASCAR released the 2018 schedules, and while most of the focus was placed on significant changes to the Cup side of things, there were a few subtle changes on the Camping World Truck Series lineup as well. Sadly, the schedule remains at 23 events, which still doesn’t bring the lineup back to the …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Smokes ‘Em in Charlotte

2017 Atlanta CWTS Kyle BUsch truck NIgel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch scored his seventh Camping World Truck Series victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday night. Making a bold move to jump from fourth to the lead with less than 20 laps remaining, the driver of the No. 51 Toyota pulled away from the field in a three-lap shootout to the finish. Johnny …

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