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Tracking the Trucks: Tyler Reddick Plays Chase Spoiler at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

In a Nutshell: Just a couple weeks after missing the cutoff to join the inaugural Chase for the championship, Tyler Reddick beat teammate Daniel Hemric to the checkered flag by 1.404 seconds to score his first victory in the 2016 season. Reddick held off challenges from his teammate and third-place finisher Cole Custer in the …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Is William Byron Better than Erik Jones?

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William Byron stormed out of the gate with a dominant win in the opening Chase race, proving he is a strong favorite for the championship, much like Erik Jones was with Kyle Busch Motorsports last season. Under the leadership of Rudy Fugle, Jones’ championship crew chief from 2015, Byron has surpassed anyone’s expectations and reached …

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Tracking the Trucks: William Byron Scores Dominant Chase-Opening Win at New Hampshire

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In a Nutshell: William Byron was in his own zip code Saturday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He led 161 of 175 laps en route to a decisive 0.446 second victory over teammate Christopher Bell. Byron gave up the lead during a yellow-flag pit stop when he took four tires but spent just 14 …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Gearing Up for the Inaugural Chase for the Champsionship

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This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series takes to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the first race in the Round of 8 ahead of crowning the winner of the inaugural Chase. While many dreaded the announcement of the truck series chase NASCAR back in January, the reality is that we’re just seven races away from …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Wins as Chase Field Is Set at Chicagoland Speedway

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 0.139 seconds ahead of Daniel Hemric to score his second win of the season in Friday night’s American Ethanol E15 225 at Chicagoland Speedway. The driver of the No. 18 Toyota survived a 14-minute red flag and a flurry of late-race restarts to head to Victory Lane. …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Scores First Career Victory at Michigan

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

In a Nutshell: Just 10 days removed from finishing runner-up to Ben Kennedy at Bristol Motor Speedway, Brett Moffitt emerged victorious Saturday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway. Moffitt waited out a two-hour rain delay and made a last lap pass to score his first career win by just 0.098 seconds ahead of teammate Timothy Peters, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 3 Races Remaining to Set Inaugural Chase Field

As the Camping World Truck Series rolls into Michigan International Speedway this weekend, drivers will mark off one of the three remaining events before the inaugural Chase for the championship begins. Following Ben Kennedy’s victory at Bristol just over a week ago, six drivers have now notched wins and effectively slotted themselves into the Chase …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ben Kennedy Outlasts Bristol for First Career Win

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

In a Nutshell: Ben Kennedy took the checkered flag 0.274 seconds ahead of Brett Moffitt to win Wednesday night’s UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kennedy outlasted a hard-charging Moffitt on the restart with six laps remaining to score his first career win. Daniel Hemric, William Byron and Johnny Sauter rounded out the top 5. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Five Scariest Truck Series Crashes

Crashes take their toll

NASCAR has made so many safety advances that it’s easy to get complacent and forget that the sport is still inherently dangerous. Despite everything the sanctioning body has done, there’s no way to make the sport 100 percent safe, short of maybe ending it altogether, and we all know that’s not going to happen, nor …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Gearing Up for the Inaugural Chase for the Championship

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When the Camping World Truck Series heads to Pocono Raceway Saturday afternoon, it will knock off one of the five remaining races to set the inaugural Chase field. Only five drivers have punched their tickets with a victory, so there’s still quite a bit of uncertainty in exactly who will make up the eight drivers …

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