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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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Truckin’ Thursdays: John Hunter Nemechek Prepared to Race Full-Time

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Last Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway, John Hunter Nemechek spent the WinStar World Casino & Resort 400 in the spotters’ stand, keeping a watchful eye on the action for his father Joe Nemechek. But that night will likely mark his last up there for the foreseeable future. Today, John Hunter turns 18 and takes …

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Ryan Ellis Recovering After Long Race at Texas Motor Speedway

After the checkered flag flew over Friday night’s WinStar World Casino & Resort 400, MAKE Motorsports driver Ryan Ellis had to be pulled from his truck and carted off to the infield care center where he was treated and released for the flight home. Throughout the race, the driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet complained …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 WinStar World Casino & Resort 400 at Texas

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In a Nutshell: Matt Crafton scored his third victory in seven races this season with a convincing half-second win over Daniel Suarez in Friday night’s WinStar World Casino & Resort 400. The driver of the No. 88 Menards Toyota held off a late-race side-by-side challenge from Suarez and led a race-high 77 laps en route …

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Erik Jones, Matt Crafton to Start on Front Row for 2015 WinStar World Casino 400 at Texas

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After three rounds of knockout qualifying, it was Erik Jones and Matt Crafton who came out on top and will lead the field to the green flag for tonight’s WinStar World Casino 400K at Texas Motor Speedway. With a speed of 181.074, Jones scored his fourth career Camping World Truck Series pole award. Daniel Suarez, …

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