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

(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

(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’

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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

(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

(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

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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

(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

(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

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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