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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 WinStar World Casino & Resort 350 at Texas

2015 Texas II CWTS Erik Jones burnout CIA

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In a Nutshell: Erik Jones took the checkered flag 2.855 seconds ahead of teammate Daniel Suarez to win Friday night’s WinStar World Casino & Resort 350 at Texas Motor Speedway. Jones survived losing nine seconds to Matt Crafton on pit road and recovered to take his third win of the year. Ryan Blaney finished third, …

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Matt Crafton Snags 2015 WinStar World Casino & Resort 350 Pole at Texas

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Martinsville winner Matt Crafton posted the fasted speed in the first round of Camping World Truck Series qualifying and backed it up with an even faster lap of 181.397 mph, enough to score his third pole this season. Starting alongside Crafton will be Spencer Gallagher, who was also the fastest qualifying rookie. Daniel Hemric will …

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Austin Dillon Tops Lone 2015 O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge Practice Session in Texas

2015 XFINITY Texas Austin Dillon Car on Track Beth Lunkenheimer

(Photo Credit: Beth Lunkenheimer, Frontstretch)

For more than two hours, Xfinity Series teams ran laps and tweaked their cars for Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, and when the only practice session for the series ended, Austin Dillon sat atop the leaderboard with a fast lap of 184.363 mph, a speed he set on the first lap out on the track. …

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HScott Motorsports Suffers Hauler Fire

HSCott Motorsports Hauler Fire

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Just a day before Sprint Cup Series teams were to hit the track at Texas Motor Speedway, Michael Annett‘s No. 46 team suffered the loss of both of its cars plus the at track equipment in a hauler fire en route to the speedway. The fire began in Longview, Tex., about three hours from the …

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Brad Keselowski Paces 2015 AAA Texas 500 Practice

2015 Texas Cup Brad Keselowski Car

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Brad Keselowski led the lone Sprint Cup Series practice at Texas Motor Speedway this afternoon with a fast lap of 197.059 mph. During the nearly two-hour session, the driver of the No. 2 Ford sat atop the leaderboard for much of the time. Kevin Harvick ran second-quickest at 196.421 mph, though he briefly spent time …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Matt Crafton’s Championship Momentum Swing

Martinsville Trucks Kroger 200 Matt Crafton Burnout 2015 Mike Neff

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

While the last few days have been lost in the shuffle due to the chaos of Matt Kenseth‘s NASCAR suspension, there’s still other racing news going on. The Camping World Truck Series, sitting above the fray continues to set up for an epic championship battle at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Just when you thought reigning titlist Matt …

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Fact or Fiction: Breaking Down the Talladega Confusion

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Last weekend’s 500 at Talladega Superspeedway was met with many emotions. From long green-flag runs to emotional outbursts to parts failures to the Big One, and even confusion, drama and frustration, the race had it all. But fans, drivers and media alike were left scratching their heads, trying to figure out what they had …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola at Talladega

2015 Talladega Superspeedway NCWTS Timothy Peters checkered flag photo NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo by Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images)

In a Nutshell: Timothy Peters took the checkered flag under caution ahead of Brandon Jones in Saturday afternoon’s Fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway. Jones led the field to the green on the lone green-white-checkered attempt, though Peters was easily able to take the top spot. A wrecking Spencer Gallagher and John Wes …

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Timothy Peters Snags 2015 Fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola Pole at Talladega

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(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Camping World Truck Series teams took to Talladega Superspeedway in single-truck runs to qualify for this afternoon’s Fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola. Defending Talladega winner Timothy Peters will lead the field to the green flag with a speed of 178.304 mph, and Las Vegas winner John Wes Townley will start alongside him. Points leader Erik Jones starts …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Brian Keselowski Set to Make Truck Series Debut at Talladega

2015 CWTS Kansas Austin Theriault Truck in Garage CIA

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The last time the Camping World Truck Series was on track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski Racing driver Austin Theriault suffered a terrifying crash after contact from teammate Tyler Reddick, who got loose but was unable to right his truck. The nearly head-on collision with a non-SAFER barrier saw Theriault airlifted to a …

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