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

2017 Atlanta CWTS pack racing Lesley Ann Miller NKP

(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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Truckin’ Thursdays: Ben Rhodes Heartbroken Yet Hopeful Headed into Charlotte

2017 Daytona I CWTS Ben Rhodes Eddie Triconis Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

It’s something no driver, especially one gunning for a first career win, wants to face. But it’s exactly what happened to Ben Rhodes on Friday night at Kansas Speedway. after a spirited battle with Kyle Busch for the race lead, Rhodes took his No. 27 Toyota and pulled it ahead by more than one second. …

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The Frontstretch 5: Thoughts Leaving Kansas Speedway

2017 Kansas I CUP Ryan Blaney Kyle Busch Kyle Larson racing Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

1. Kudos to the AMR medical team that extricated Almirola. First and foremost, I want to send well wishes to Aric Almirola for a speedy recovery. A T5 compression fracture is no joke, and he’ll need some time to get better, even if it’s revealed through follow-up doctor visits there is no further damage to …

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Kansas Wreck a Harsh Reminder NASCAR is Dangerous

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

It’s something no one in NASCAR – fans, drivers or media – ever want to think about. But in Saturday night’s Go Bowling 400, we were all given the harsh reminder that the sport is inherently dangerous. Right before the 200-lap mark, Joey Logano suffered a brake rotor failure that snapped his No. 22 Ford …

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Ryan Blaney Close to First Career Win But Denied at Kansas Speedway

2017 Las Vegas CUP Ryan Blaney Russell LABounty NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Ryan Blaney finally got a chance to race for his first career win on Saturday night at Kansas Speedway… and he almost got it too. After running inside the top five in both practice sessions on Friday, Blaney put the rest of the field on notice that he had speed in his No. 21 Ford …

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Ryan Newman Blows Engine While Running Top 10 in Kansas


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Ryan Newman’s day went south in a hurry during Saturday night’s Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway. After starting 19th, he had worked his way inside the top 10 and was running ninth when the engine suddenly let go, forcing him straight to the garage just before the conclusion of Stage 2. “The bottom end of …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Lucks Into Toyota Tundra 250 Win

2017 Talladega I CUP Kyle Busch John K Harrelson NKP

(Photo: John K. Harrelson/NKP)

In a Nutshell: After six long weeks off, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returned to action Friday night at Kansas Speedway. Cup Series regular Kyle Busch emerged victorious in a caution-filled Toyota Tundra 250, pulling 2.622 seconds ahead of Johnny Sauter by the finish. On paper, it sounds like another Busch beating in NASCAR’s lower series. …

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Ryan Blaney Scores First Career Pole in Kansas; 11 Cars Fail NASCAR LIS Inspection

2017 Fontana CUP Ryan Blaney Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

A surging sophomore emerged after Friday night’s NASCAR LIS inspection led to a confusing round of qualifying in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Ryan Blaney scored his first career pole at Kansas Speedway and will lead the field to green in Saturday night’s Go Bowling 400. “I didn’t know during the first two rounds if …

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Kyle Busch Capitalizes on Ben Rhodes’ Blown Motor to Win Toyota Tundra 250

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(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Ben Rhodes dominated Friday night’s Toyota Tundra 240. His only problem? It was the Toyota Tundra 250. Rhodes’ expiring engine, giving up with eight laps left gift-wrapped Kyle Busch a much-needed NASCAR victory. Breezing by the wounded No. 27 Toyota, Busch scored his 47th career Camping World Truck Series win Friday night at Kansas Speedway. The driver of the …

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