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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

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 motorsport.com 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 motorsport.com. “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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Eyes on XFINITY: Christopher Bell’s Kansas Victory Showcases Why He’s Moving Up Next Year

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As the 2017 season inches ever closer to its conclusion, Christopher Bell is making a run for the Camping World Truck Series championship with Kyle Busch Motorsports in what turns out to be his final year in the series. Next season, he’ll join Joe Gibbs Racing to run full-time in the XFINITY Series. “Christopher has …

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Ryan Blaney Finishes 3rd After Qualifying Time Disallowed in Kansas

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Ryan Blaney entered Kansas Speedway with a nine-point cushion ahead of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff cut line and a fast car to help move him into the Round of 8 and keep the Wood Brothers’ championship hopes alive. He ran no worse than sixth in all three practice sessions through the weekend. …

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Kurt Busch Rebounds From Early Vibration for Best Finish Since Daytona Win

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Kurt Busch started the season – and Stewart-Haas Racing’s tenure with Ford – with a bang and a victory in the Daytona 500, but since then, the season has been a bit of an up-and-down one for the No. 41 team. Fast forward to Kansas Speedway, and Busch came home with his best result since …

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