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Truckin’ Thursdays: Ryan Ellis Making His Mark

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Camping World Truck Series driver Ryan Ellis is a man of many talents. From the obvious behind the wheel to spotting and even marketing and sponsorship conversations, the 25-year-old has set out to make a name for himself in NASCAR, and he’s doing it by snapping up every opportunity that comes his way. In fact, …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic at Eldora

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In a Nutshell: Dirt slinging, tires sliding, sheetmetal flying. It’s everything you ever wanted from a dirt race in NASCAR. Christopher Bell survived a flurry of cautions, including two in the final 12 laps, to take the win in the 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic at Eldora Speedway Wednesday night. Bell emerged victorious in a green-white-checkered …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 UNOH 225 at Kentucky

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In a Nutshell: Without a single lap on track before the green flag flew, Matt Crafton scored his fourth win this season in Thursday night’s UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Ben Kennedy‘s No. 11 Toyota slid along the wall and catchfence, ripping a large hole in the fence with just five laps remaining. NASCAR made …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Tyler Reddick on Switching Between Mentor & Mentee

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Tyler Reddick entered the Camping World Truck Series with a single start in a Ken Schrader-owned truck at Rockingham Speedway in 2013. After starting 13th, Reddick finished 30th, 10 laps behind the leaders, thanks in large part to an early spin and a lack of speed. Reddick ran a part-time schedule during his rookie season, …

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NASCAR Tracks Ask Fans Not to Display Confederate Flag


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As the debate about the use of the Confederate Flag continues throughout the U.S., NASCAR facilities have now come together to join the discussion. The large group of tracks has collaborated to request fans “refrain from displaying the Confederate Flag at our facilities and NASCAR events.” “As members of the NASCAR industry, we join NASCAR in the …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Jennifer Jo Cobb Driven by Passion, Supported by Faith

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Jennifer Jo Cobb made her Camping World Truck Series debut at Kansas Speedway in 2008 but suffered an engine failure just 31 laps in, sliding behind the wheel of a Derrike Cope-fielded Dodge. It was a scratch-and-claw effort that was the start of pursuing a mountain-sized dream to one day make it as a full-time NASCAR competitor. Fast forward …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen at Iowa

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In a Nutshell: Erik Jones finally shook the monkey off of his back Friday night at Iowa Speedway when he grabbed a dominant victory. The driver of the No. 4 Toyota took the checkered flag nearly six seconds ahead of Brandon Jones, who led after a late round of pit stops. Tyler Reddick, Matt Crafton …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Small Team “MAKE”ing it Work

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While the spotlight throughout the Camping World Truck Series continues to shine most prominently on drivers like Matt Crafton, Erik Jones, Tyler Reddick and many of the up-and-coming stars that are too young to race full-time, there are several other smaller teams throughout the garage making their races weekends work, regardless of the hardships faced. …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., Amy Reimann Engaged in Germany

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. and longtime girlfriend Amy Reimann are using one of the few off weekends in the Sprint Cup Series to visit Germany and do a bit of Earnhardt genealogy research, among other things. Early Wednesday afternoon, the pair got engaged, and Reimann posted a photo of the couple beaming and featuring her engagement …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway

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In a Nutshell: When the dust settled and the two dominant trucks of the night sat idle off the track, Cole Custer was there to take the checkered flag in the rain-delayed Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park Saturday night. Custer took advantage of a missed shift by Tyler Reddick that stacked up …

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