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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas

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In a Nutshell: John Wes Townley took the checkered flag 3.827 seconds ahead of Timothy Peters to win Saturday night’s Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Townley managed to run great fuel mileage to have enough in the tank when those around him, including late-race leader Matt Crafton, ran out of gas. Ben …

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Austin Theriault Suffers Compression Fracture in 2015 Rhino Linings 350 Accident at Las Vegas

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A non-SAFER barrier wall strikes again. Less than 20 laps into Saturday night’s Rhino Linings 350, Tyler Reddick got loose and went sliding across the track. Though he tried to save it, he clipped teammate Austin Theriault, sending him head on into the outside wall, mere feet past where the SAFER barrier ended. Safety personnel assisted …

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Tony Stewart’s Retirement is Reality… But It’s Not All Bad

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Wednesday afternoon brought the announcement many expected would happen a lot sooner than it did. Tony Stewart confirmed the news every major media outlet had been reporting since last weekend: he’s retiring from full-time Sprint Cup competition at the end of the 2016 season. Is anyone really surprised? Sure, it’s disappointing to see yet another …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Travis Pastrana’s Return Among Storylines to Watch in Las Vegas

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While much of the NASCAR world is currently focused on Tony Stewart‘s announcement and the impending rainy weekend at Dover International Speedway, the Camping World Truck Series heads west to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for a Saturday night showdown. With a close championship battle, every race counts for Matt Crafton, Erik Jones and Tyler Reddick …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 UNOH 175 at New Hampshire

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In a Nutshell: Austin Dillon took the checkered flag 1.054 seconds ahead of Matt Crafton to win Saturday afternoon’s UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Dillon survived a restart with Crafton charging hard to his outside with nine laps remaining and was able to gap the field en route to Victory Lane. Johnny Sauter, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Celebrating the 500th Truck Series Race

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The Camping World Truck Series rolls into New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend and celebrates a milestone. The UNOH 175 marks the 500th race since the series was first dreamed up in 1994. Born from an idea and a “we’ll give it a try” attitude, the Truck Series has turned into more than anyone could …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 American Ethanol E15 225 at Chicagoland

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In a Nutshell: After rain turned the American Ethanol E15 225 into a Saturday morning race, John Hunter Nemechek took the win by finishing 12.014 seconds ahead of Tyler Reddick. The 18-year-old led just the final two laps after Kyle Larson ran out of fuel to score his first career victory. Timothy Peters, Daniel Suarez …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Austin Theriault Prepared to Run Remainder of 2015 Season

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When NASCAR descends up Chicagoland Speedway, most of the hype will be over the opening race for this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup. But before the Cup Series even hits the track, the Camping World Truck Series will run Friday night, returning to action after two weeks off. As drivers take to the track, …

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Hendrick Motorsports, Jimmie Johnson, Lowe’s Extend Partnership

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Hendrick Motorsports announced Monday morning Lowe’s Companies Inc. has extended its partnership with the organization through the 2017 season. The home improvement company will remain as the primary sponsor of the No. 48 Chevrolet. “Lowe’s has a longstanding history with NASCAR and knows its fans are some of the most loyal in all of sports,” …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: How’s the Rookie Class Looking?

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For much of the 2015 Camping World Truck Series season, the spotlight has been on rookie Erik Jones, who has been burning up the track and currently leads Matt Crafton and Tyler Reddick in the championship standings. But Jones isn’t the only rookie out there on the track; he just happens to be outshining the …

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