Race Weekend Central

Cole Custer Graduates High School During Texas Pre-Race

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While the rest of the Tes0ro High School (Calif.) Class of 2016 walked the stage on Thursday, Cole Custer participated in two practice sessions at Texas Motor Speedway, more than 1,400 miles away. And though he missed his official graduation, TMS president Eddie Gossage made sure Custer still got the opportunity to wear the cap …

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Tracking the Trucks: William Byron Bests Matt Crafton in Texas

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

In a Nutshell: William Byron scored his second win in just four races when he bested a dominant Matt Crafton with just five laps remaining in Friday night’s Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. He also outlasted a hard-charging Rico Abreu, who hit the wall twice in the closing laps to score the victory by …

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John Hunter Nemechek Brings New Sponsor, More Experience to Texas

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

The 2016 season marks the first full year for John Hunter Nemechek, who will turn 19 on Saturday. Not yet old enough to compete full-time in 2015, the 18-year-old shared his ride with dad Joe until his 18th birthday. And it didn’t take long for him to visit Victory Lane just a few months later …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Observations from an “Outsider”

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Early last month, my husband and I made the trek to Kansas Speedway for what turned out to be an incredible race weekend, capped off by a first-time winner in the Truck Series (William Byron) after a wild race, followed by a victory by his boss in the Cup Series the following night (Kyle Busch) …

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Kyle Busch Snags His First Career Win at Kansas Speedway

Kyle Busch finally beat the beast that’s haunted him for more than 10 years as he emerged victorious in the Go Bowling 400 Saturday night. Going the last 56 laps without pitting, Busch held hard charges from a multitude of drivers through two separate restarts to knock another track off of his winless list, leaving …

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Tracking the Trucks: William Byron Wins Wild Kansas Race

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

In a Nutshell: In what turned out to be a wild and crazy Toyota Tundra 250, William Byron emerged victorious in overtime ahead of defending winner Matt Crafon at Kansas Speedway. The driver of the No. 9 squeezed through a wrecking Ben Rhodes and Johnny Sauter to score his first career victory. Daniel Hemric, Christopher …

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John Wes Townley Snags Toyota Tundra 250 Pole

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Camping World Truck Series drivers participated in two rounds of qualifying at Kansas Speedway Friday afternoon. And when the final lap was made, it was John Wes Townley who scored his first career pole with a fast lap of 177.253 mph. “It gives us a big boost of confidence,” Townley said immediately after his run. …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Storylines to Watch in Kansas

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Finally. After five weeks of sitting dormant, the Camping World Truck Series returns to action Friday night at Kansas Speedway. Following three practice sessions Thursday afternoon, drivers will qualify for the Toyota Tundra 250 this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. local time. But before that, we might as well get caught up on the many things …

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Tyler Reddick, William Byron & John Wes Townley Top Truck Series Practices

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Camping World Truck Series drivers took to Kansas Speedway for three separate practice sessions ahead of tomorrow night’s Toyota Tundra 250. Each session lasted just under an hour with an hour break in between. Just 28 of 34 drivers entered made laps during the first session. Ben Rhodes sat atop the leaderboard for a large chunk of …

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Clint Bowyer Joins JR Motorsports for Chicagoland

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

For the first time since 2012, Clint Bowyer will hop into an XFINITY Series car. JR Motorsports announced this morning that Bowyer will pilot the No. 88 Morton Buildings Chevrolet at Chicagoland Speedway Sept. 17. “When Dale Jr. offers to let you drive his car, there’s only one answer and that’s ‘yes’,” Bowyer said in …

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