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Truckin’ Thursdays: 3 Drivers Who Could Be Considered All-Stars

2017 Daytona I CWTS Matt Crafton rusty Jarrett NKP

(Photo: Rusty Jarrett / NKP)

On Tuesday afternoon, NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway teamed up to announce a new All-Star race format for the upcoming event in May. In case you haven’t heard all of the details, you can check them out here. While it sounds exciting, and the idea of eliminations should encourage the competitors to drive a little …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Ryan Blaney Dominates, Jimmie Johnson Wins at Texas

2017 Texas I CUP Jimmie Johnson checkered flag Matthre T Thacker NKP

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

Who’s In The Headline Once Ryan Blaney faded, Jimmie Johnson got his NASCAR groove back Sunday at one of his favorite places: Texas Motor Speedway. In a dramatic drive from the back to the front, Johnson earned his seventh win in 28 starts at the 1.5-mile tri-oval. It was the top story in a Hendrick Motorsports resurgence that leaves them …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

2017 Texas I CUP Chris Buescher racing Matthew T Thacker NKP 1

(Photo: Matthew Thacker/NKP)

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? If you were to look at the finishing order, you’d think I was crazy to pick out the driver who finished 21st and the first car one-lap down, but Chris Buescher had an impressive day behind the wheel of the new second team for JTG Daugherty Racing. After …

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Darrell Wallace Jr. Posts 5th-Straight 6th-Place Finish

2017 Atlanta NXS Darrell Wallace Jr Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

When Darrell Wallace Jr. took the checkered flag in Saturday afternoon’s My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, he posted his fifth-straight sixth-place finish. After struggling through much of last season with just three top fives and nine top 10s and finishing 11th in the standings, Wallace opened the year with a dismal 33rd-place …

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Cole Custer Scores First Top-5 Finish of the Year


(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Cole Custer scored his first top-five finish of the season Saturday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway when he took the checkered flag in fifth. Behind the wheel of the No. 00 Ford for the newly-created Stewart-Haas Racing XFINITY Series effort, Custer started sixth and had to bide his time to enter the top 5. He …

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Erik Jones Dominates XFINITY Series My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas

2017 NXS Texas Erik Jones Victory Lane NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Erik Jones dominated and his second XFINIT Y Series win at Texas Motor Speedway in the My Bariatric Solutions 300 Saturday afternoon, leading 112 laps along the way to a half-second margin of victory over Ryan Blaney. “We really didn’t make many adjustments. (Chris) Gabehart (crew chief) did a great job last night trying to …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Drivers That Stand Out 2 Races In

2017 Atlanta CWTS Johnny Sauter Barry Cntrell NKP

(Photo: Barry Cantrell / NKP)

Around this time each year, I feel like it’s required to, once again, complain that there are way too many off weeks early in the season.  At this point, that argument falls on deaf ears. I mean, sure there’s that extra race in Atlanta to follow-up the season-opener, but that momentum is stopped cold just …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Jordan Anderson’s Power of Persistence

2017 CWTS Atlanta Jordan Anderson Truck

(Photo: Jordan Anderson)

The Camping World Truck Series may be off-track until April, but you can bet one driver is working double-time, hoping to find a way to get back on track when the series reaches Martinsville on April 1. After an incident at Atlanta Motor Speedway last weekend, Jordan Anderson, who made his Truck Series debut at …

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Atlanta Penalties Announced; 3 Crew Chiefs Suspended

aj allmendinger 2017 daytona 500

(Photo: Joseph Wolkin)

NASCAR dropped the hammer on three teams following violations found at Atlanta Motor Speedway last weekend. AJ Allmendinger’s 26th-place result was ruled an encumbered finish after loose lugnuts were found in post-race inspection. As a result, the No. 47 team has been docked 35 driver and owner points for the violation, and crew chief Randall …

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