Race Weekend Central

Crew Chief Marcus Richmond, Red Horse Racing Part Ways

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Just days removed from his second victory in four races, Timothy Peters will have a different crew chief atop the pit box at Homestead-Miami Speedway for tonight’s Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200. Richmond revealed the news on Twitter Thursday afternoon. Really hate I have to miss closing out the season with @TimothyPeters17…Go get …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Austin Theriault Returns to Action

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This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway to close out the 2015 season. Barring a major problem for Erik Jones, he’ll seal up the championsip pretty easily, but more importantly, Austin Theriault will make his return to Brad Keselowski Racing for the first time since his head on crash into a …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix

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In a Nutshell: Timothy Peters took the checkered flag 0.309 seconds ahead of John Hunter Nemechek to win the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway Friday night. Peters inherited the lead after Erik Jones, who had led the most laps, and Matt Crafton got together, taking out third-place driver Johnny Sauter along the way. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Can a Chase in the Truck Series Work?

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Early Sunday morning, as the Sprint Cup Series prepared for Texas Motor Speedway, I came across an article title on Twitter that made me want to scream. According to Motorsport.com, NASCAR is reportedly considering a Chase-like format for the Camping World Truck Series. Without even reading the article, I was ready to condemn the idea, …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Michael Annett on Fire Recovery, Racing Roots & Hockey

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Michael Annett was born into the racing community but didn’t even set foot in a racecar until his teenage years were almost through. After starting in the ARCA Racing Series, he moved quickly through a handful of runs in the Truck Series before settling in the Xfinity Series with Germain Racing, Rusty Wallace Incorporated and finally …

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Martin Truex Jr. Sometimes “Frustrated” at Underdog Label

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After being displaced at Michael Waltrip Racing at the end of the 2013 season in the wake of spingate, Martin Truex Jr. landed at single-car team Furniture Row Racing the following year. In a ride that Kurt Busch took to its best results at that point – 11 top fives, 15 top 10s and 12th in …

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Brad Keselowski Sees Value in Double Duty Race Weekends

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The Sprint Cup Series took to Texas Motor Speedway Friday for a single practice session before qualifying for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500, and many teams spent only short bursts of time on track, tweaking their setups for the afternoon, knowing Saturday morning brought two more chances to adjust the race trim. But when early mornings rains …

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Joey Logano “Disgusted” By Fan Reaction at Martinsville

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Heading into Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, all eyes were on Matt Kenseth‘s two-race suspension and the failed appeal, so naturally, many of Friday’s press conference questions surrounded the incident at Martinsville Speedway. That, of course, includes Joey Logano, who currently sits eighth in the standings, 38 points behind leader Jeff Gordon, with two races …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas

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After facing a quiet track all day long due to lingering weepers from morning rains that ultimately canceled all on-track activity prior to the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, the Xfinity Series finally took to the track roughly 30 minutes late. In a race that featured substantially more passing and on-track action than the Camping World …

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Brad Keselowski Snags 2015 AAA Texas 500 Pole

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After leading the lone practice session Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski backed up that fast lap by taking the pole for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500. The driver of the No. 2 Ford posted a 196.929 mph lap, enough to best Kevin Harvick‘s 195.993 mph speed. Kyle Busch starts third, followed by Joey Logano. …

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