Race Weekend Central

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

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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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7 MENCS Drivers Docked Practice Time at Kansas

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., who currently sits 25th in points after a rough start to the year, is one of seven drivers who will be docked practice time today at Kansas Speedway. After failing pre-race inspection last weekend at Talladega three times, Earnhardt Jr. will lose his pit stall selection and 15 minutes of practice today. Other …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: 4 Drivers to Watch in Kansas

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This weekend, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series finally gets back on track for what will remain a more consistent schedule. Granted, there are still off-weekends in the future, however no more than one will fall back-to-back, unless you count weekends for when Eldora Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway, both Wednesday night features, come around …

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Justin Haley, Christopher Bell Top Pair of Truck Series Practices at Kansas

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Justin Haley and Christopher Bell led a pair of 55-minute practice sessions at Kansas Speedway Thursday afternoon. Under cloudy skies and the threat of rain, Haley ran the most laps of any driver in the first session at 31 and was the only driver to break 178 mph. He posted a 30.297 second lap, good …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the 2017 Rookie Class, Part I

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Kaz Grala No. 33 GMS Racing Chevrolet Starts: 12 Wins: 1 (Daytona 2017) Top Fives: 1 Top 10s: 4 Poles: 1 Kaz Grala began racing go-karts at the age of four, and by the time he was 10, he had a Bandolero Summer Shootout Championship under his belt. Moving to the UARA-Stars Series in 2013, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Top 5 Closest Finishes in Truck Series History

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5. 1995 Fas Mart Supertruck Shootout – Richmond International Raceway With less than 10 laps remaining in this race at Richmond, Ron Hornaday Jr. spun, setting up a two-lap shootout between Terry Labonte and Geoffrey Bodine, who combined to lead 142 of 150 laps that day. The pair spent the final circuit beating and banging, …

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

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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

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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

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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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