Race Weekend Central

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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Truckin’ Thursdays: Ben Kennedy’s Saga Continues

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Camping World Truck Series teams have been idle for the last month, but for the first time in a long time, there’s actually news coming out during this extended break. And over the last couple of weeks, that news has centered almost exclusively around Ben Kennedy. In case you’ve missed it all, Kennedy and Red …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Erik Jones Excelling in Full-Time XFINITY Ride

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

Erik Jones burst onto the NASCAR radar in 2012 when he bested Kyle Busch in the Snowball Derby. After the performance Busch saw from the youngster, he knew the talent was one that he couldn’t let just sit without being utilized to its fullest. Enter Kyle Busch Motorsports. Busch brought Jones, who wasn’t yet old …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Ray Black, Jr. Settling into XFINITY Series Racing

(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

Last Friday night, Ray Black, Jr. returned to Texas Motor Speedway, the site of his XFINITY Series debut last November, with high hopes to improve upon his finish. After all, the last-minute deal wasn’t the ideal debut since Black suffered a broken shock that left him simply riding around, running laps with little hope of …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: What if the Truck Series Used Heat Races?

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series sits idle once again, and it will for another two weekends before heading to Kansas Speedway for Mother’s Day weekend. But the XFINITY Series will run its first of four events where heat races will set the starting lineup for the 200-lap main event. It’s an experiment that …

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