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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Reasons to Tune In to the 2017 Season

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Racing in Stages Let’s just get to the elephant in the room right away. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock throughout the offseason, by now you’re well aware that perhaps the biggest news came in the form of an announcement that each race of the season would be broken into stages. No, it’s not …

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Cody Coughlin Joins ThorSport Racing for 2017 Truck Series Campaign

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Add Cody Coughlin to the list of new full-time drivers in the Camping World Truck Series. ThorSport Racing, which fielded rides for Matt Crafton, Cameron Hayley, Ben Rhodes and Rico Abreu last season, announced Monday that the 21-year-old has joined the organization for the 2017 season. Led by Michael Shelton, who most recently served as …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Finding Something to Be Thankful For

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Every year when Thanksgiving rolls around, my family has a tradition where we go around the table and each person shares something we’re thankful for. In recent years, the theme has been pretty much the same: we’re all able to be together still – even though my brother and I are over 30 and have …

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