Race Weekend Central

Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Larson Scores Big at Eldora

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In a Nutshell: Kyle Larson conquered the mud-caked banks of Eldora Speedway to win Wednesday night’s Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby by 0.767 seconds ahead of defending winner Christopher Bell. Larson recovered from going a lap down early to take advantage of troubles Rico Abreu, Jake Griffin and Tyler Reddick rounded out the top 5. …

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Tracking the Trucks: William Byron Scores 4th Career Win at Kentucky Speedway

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In a Nutshell: William Byron scored his third win in the last four races and his fourth overall when he took the checkered flag 0.190 seconds ahead of John Hunter Nemechek in thursday night’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Byron held off a hard-charging Nemechek and Daniel Hemric in the final …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Parker Kligerman Making the Most of His Return

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When Parker Kligerman was a young child, he had a strong passion and love for cars, but it wasn’t until his family got the SPEED channel when he was nine that he felt the need to get into racing. Though his dad wasn’t all that interested in looking at go-karts and getting him started, mom …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Travis Kvapil on Making His Career in Racing

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Beth Lunkenheimer, Frontstretch.com: You made the natural progression out of working with cars in your dad’s garage to racing. Was there ever any doubt that racing was what you wanted to do? Travis Kvapil: There was never a doubt it was what I wanted to do. I knew somehow I would probably be involved in …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: NASCAR Fails to Drop the Hammer for Fighting

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Unless you’ve been under a rock for last few days, by now you’re well aware of the “fight” between John Wes Townley on the track at Gateway Motorsports Park. In a wreck that was seemingly payback for earlier contact, the pair brought out the ninth and final caution when their trucks came to a stop …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Austin Wayne Self on Coming Home to Texas

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Austin Wayne Self made his ARCA Racing Series debut in 2013. Running just six races, he posted five top-10 finishes, including a runner-up result at Winchester Speedway (Ind.). Over the next two years, Self ran 39 of 40 races, scoring one win (2015) and a combined 25 top-10 results, en route to a runner-up finish …

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Tracking the Trucks: William Byron Notches 2nd Consecutive Win

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In a Nutshell: William Byron went back-to-back with a victory over Cole Custer in Saturday night’s Speediatrics 200 at Iowa Speedway. Byron overcame a pit road stumble on his final stop, and with the help of a couple of late-race cautions, recovered to score his third win of the season. Cameron Hayley, Ben Rhodes and …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: ThorSport Racing Down But Not Out

Over the hours of Sunday night, just a couple days removed from its trip to Texas Motor Speedway, ThorSport Racing suffered a major fire at its shop, located in Sandusky, Ohio. With multiple agencies responding to the fire, it was contained and located mainly in the suspension area of the shop. [fbvideo link=”https://www.facebook.com/167797306707716/videos/634678590019583/” width=”500″ height=”400″ onlyvideo=”1″] …

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Josef Newgarden Suffers Broken Clavicle, Hand in Texas Crash

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Just 42 laps into the delayed Firestone 600 Sunday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, Josef Newgarden and Conor Daly got together, triggering a scary crash that saw Newgarden’s car hit the wall cockpit first. He emerged from his car on his own power but was carried out on a backboard as he waved to the …

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ThorSport Racing Suffers Ohio Shop Fire

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ThorSport Racing’s shop in Sandusky, Ohio was gutted early Monday morning by a fire. Video taken from the scene shows flames shooting through the roof of the 10,000 square foot facility. According to the Sandusky Register, “multiple fire departments were called to the scene” As of 7:30 a.m. ET, NBC Sports reported that a Perkins Township Fire …

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