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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the 2021 Truck Series Playoff Drivers, Part I

2021 Watkins Glen Trucks John Hunter Nemechek regular season champion trophy NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Author’s Note: This is the first of two parts looking at the 10 drivers who have qualified for the 2021 Camping World Truck Series playoffs. Part two will run next week ahead of the opening playoff race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. Meet the 2021 #CampingWorldTrucks Playoff field! pic.twitter.com/7fnSlZHgr9 — NASCAR Camping World …

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Tracking the Trucks: Austin Hill Ends Regular Season With Watkins Glen Win

2021 Watkins Glen Trucks playoff drivers Nemechek Hill Rhodes Creed Gilliland Zane Chandler Smith Crafton Hocevar Friesen Jared C Tilton Getty

(Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

In a Nutshell: Austin Hill scored his second straight win of 2021 with a victory in the Camping World Truck Series return to Watkins Glen International. The polesitter led three times for 35 of 61 laps in the lightning-shortened regular season finale. John Hunter Nemechek finished second, followed by Sheldon Creed. Todd Gilliland and Parker …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Kaz Grala, Sheldon Creed Highlight Drivers to Watch at Watkins Glen

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Following a three-week hiatus, the Camping World Truck Series returns to action this weekend at Watkins Glen International. It’s the first time the series has visited the seven-turn, 2.45-mile road course since 2000 when Greg Biffle led 36 of 62 laps en route to the fourth of five wins in his championship-winning campaign that season. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Should the Truck Series Return to Knoxville Raceway?

Trucks go out four wide before the start of the race at Knoxville, NKP

Four wide start (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Chaos. Fun. Melee. Entertaining. Wild. Great. Expensive. Awesome. Those are just some of the words used to describe last Friday night’s (July 9) Camping World Truck Series visit to the Knoxville Raceway. While it wasn’t the first dirt race for the series, it was a first at the historic Iowa track, and of course, that …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Preparing for Series Debut at Knoxville

2021 SRX Knoxville Raceway Track (Credit: Tom Bowles)

(Photo: Tom Bowles)

This weekend, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Knoxville Raceway for the penultimate race of the 2021 regular season. Just two races remain to set the playoff field, and four drivers have already clinched based on wins (Ben Rhodes, John Hunter Nemechek, Sheldon Creed and Todd Gilliland), and Austin Hill locked himself in …

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NASCAR 101: Chip Ganassi Racing in NASCAR Through the Years

Ross Chastain at COTA

Ross Chastain on track at COTA (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

As of the checkered flag at Phoenix Raceway in November, the NASCAR operation at Chip Ganassi Racing will cease to exist. On June 30, Trackhouse Racing Team, which joined the sport this season with Daniel Suarez behind the wheel, announced it had purchased the entirety of CGR’s NASCAR assets, effective the end of the 2021 …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Wins Again at Pocono

2021 Pocono Trucks John Hunter Nemechek celebrate victory lane NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: John Hunter Nemechek scored his fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win this season when he took the checkered flag more than a second ahead of Kyle Busch. A late-race caution set up a six-lap shootout that saw the teammates restart side by side, and Nemechek took the advantage. Though Busch was …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 3 Races Left to Set Playoff Field

Camping World Truck Series

#26: Tyler Ankrum, GMS Racing, Chevrolet Silverado LiUNA!, #88: Matt Crafton, ThorSport Racing, Toyota Tundra Jack Links/Menards

Just three races remain on the 2021 Camping World Truck Series schedule before 10 drivers will face off in hopes of snagging this year’s championship. John Hunter Nemechek (four wins), Ben Rhodes (two wins), Sheldon Creed (one win) and Todd Gilliland (one win) have all locked themselves into this year’s playoffs with wins this season. …

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Aric Almirola Snags Cup Pole at Nashville Superspeedway

Aric Almirola smiling from Charlotte Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Aric Almirola scored just his third career pole and his first since 2019 as the second car out for qualifying at Nashville Superspeedway Sunday morning (June 20). “That’s the hard part about this year without qualifying,” Almirola told NBC Sports. “We got in a wreck early at Daytona and it immediately puts you in a …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Winless Drivers to Watch at Texas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This Saturday (June 12), the Camping World Truck Series kicks off a doubleheader with the Xfinity Series ahead of the newly-relocated NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race on Sunday evening. For the first time since 1998, the Truck Series will visit the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway oval just once after a 2021 schedule realignment that saw …

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