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Truckin’ Thursdays: Lawsuit Against Justin Boston Highlights Problems With Pay-to-Play

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When Kyle Busch Motorsports and rookie Justin Boston parted ways early last month, the 25-year-old implied the split was performance-based. While it’s not that surprising to see a rookie struggle in his first season behind the wheel in the Truck Series, Boston’s performance was nowhere near that of full-time teammate Erik Jones and part-time Daniel …

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The Racing Community Remembers Justin Wilson

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Father, Husband, Friend, just an amazing human being. We will miss you to no end. Love to the Wilson Family. #RIPJustin — Scott Dixon (@scottdixon9) August 25, 2015 Monday evening, the racing world got the news it dreaded. Following an accident at Pocono Raceway Sunday afternoon, IndyCar driver Justin Wilson succumbed to his injuries and …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 UNOH 200 at Bristol

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In a Nutshell: Rain was the big story for much of the day Wednesday, delaying practice early in the day and placing some doubt on whether drivers would even be able to qualify. But the track stayed dry until late in the UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP; the red flag flew with just 34 laps …

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Cole Custer Paces Final 2015 UNOH 200 Practice at Bristol

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Cole Custer posted the fastest lap time in the Camping World Truck Series’ final practice session at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday. With a lap of 126.528 mph (15.165 sec.), Custer led Ryan Blaney by a slim 0.051 sec. John Hunter Nemechek, Ty Dillon and Brandon Jones rounded out the top five. Dalton Sargeant, who …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Series on Life Support Showing Signs of Life

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After weeks – years, even – of struggling to fill fields and dismal truck counts, this week has almost been a rebirth for NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series. Over the last few years, the series has lost numerous teams and drivers, causing a reduction in grid size from 36 down to 32. Entry lists that once saw …

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Texas Motor Speedway Reveals Pre-Race Entertainment for AAA Texas 500

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Entertainment for this fall’s Chase race at Texas Motor Speedway is set. Monday morning, track officials announced Sammy Hagar and The Circle will perform the pre-race concert for November’s AAA Texas 500. The Grammy-winning “Red Rocker” along with Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson will headline the Loud and Proud pre-race show presented by American Ethanol. …

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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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