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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Hendrick Motorsports’ Record 269 Wins

Hendrick Motorsports first win at Martinsville With Geoff Bodine. Photo ISC Images & Archives via Getty Images

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Kyle Larson’s second win of the 2021 season at Charlotte Motor Speedway marked the 269th NASCAR Cup Series victory for Hendrick Motorsports. The organization surpassed Petty Enterprises, which held the record for most Cup wins since 1960, with its sixth win of the year (Larson and Alex Bowman – 2; William Byron and Chase Elliott …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Snags 3rd Win at Charlotte

2021 Trucks Charlotte Trey Hutchens III, Trey Hutchens Racing Chevrolet, and Drew Dollar, No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: John Hunter Nemechek scored his third win of the 2021 season when he beat Carson Hocevar to the checkered flag by 0.419 seconds in Friday night’s (May 28) North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The victory came after Nemechek slid into the outside wall in turn 2 during practice, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Todd Gilliland Breaks Down ‘Awesome Week’ & Tenure at Front Row Motorsports

David Gilliland and Todd Gilliland pose with trophy at COTA. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Todd Gilliland scored his first win with Front Row Motorsports in last weekend’s (May 22) Camping World Truck Series visit to Circuit of the Americas. He led just four laps on a rainy Saturday afternoon and took the victory by a whopping 7.941-second margin over Kaz Grala. But what was probably forgotten in that win …

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Tracking the Trucks: Todd Gilliland Victorious in Inaugural COTA Race

Todd Gilliland holding the trophy at COTA, Photo Getty Images

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In a Nutshell: Todd Gilliland snagged his first win since 2019 in the Camping World Truck Series’ inaugural visit to Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas Saturday afternoon. The driver of the No. 38 recovered from an early penalty for a crew member over the wall too soon to score the first victory for …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Breaking Down the New Faces for COTA

Josh Reaume

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series descends on Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The purpose-built Formula 1 track will host a tripleheader with the Xfinity and NASCAR Cup series. It’s a 3.41-mile, 20-turn road course that offers multiple elevations and stunning views. The Toyota Tundra 225 will run just 42 laps with …

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Tracking the Trucks: Sheldon Creed Victorious in Darlington Throwback

2021 Trucks Darlington Sheldon Creed Flag (Credit: NKP0

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Sheldon Creed scored his first victory of 2021 when he took the checkered flag Friday night (May 7) at Darlington Raceway ahead of Ben Rhodes. Almost fittingly, the caution-filled race ended under yellow following five cautions in the final 50 laps. Rookie Carson Hocevar finished third, followed by ThorSport Racing teammates Matt …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Erik Darnell, Ryan Reed Highlight Darlington Changes

Erik Darnell to drive No. 45 truck

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series kicks off a tripleheader with the Xfinity and NASCAR Cup series at Darlington Raceway. The seventh annual Throwback Weekend marks the first time the Truck Series was actually scheduled to participate. In previous years, the series didn’t even race at Darlington and only made its return to the …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Storylines to Watch at Kansas Speedway

Tyler Ankrum on pit road at Daytona Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Tyler Ankrum Looking to Back Up Strong Richmond Run It’s no secret the 2021 Camping World Truck Series season hasn’t been kind to Tyler Ankrum. He posted three DNFs in the first five races and the other two finishes weren’t much better at 21st (Daytona International Speedway road course) and 18th (Atlanta Motor Speedway). But …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Is Toyota’s Dominance Worth Worrying About?

2021 Trucks Richmond John Hunter Nemechek, No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, Wins (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series sits quietly while the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series head to Talladega Superspeedway. With just six races under its belt, it’s a disappointing break in the momentum, though the series will be right back on track the following weekend at Kansas Speedway on May 1. Six races into …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Victorious at Richmond

2021 Trucks Richmond John Hunter Nemechek, No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, Burnout (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

In a Nutshell: John Hunter Nemechek dominated, leading 114 of 250 laps in Saturday’s (April 17) ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway to score his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win of the 2021 season. Nemechek’s teammate and Kyle Busch Motorsports owner Kyle Busch finished second, followed by Tyler Ankrum, who scored his season-best finish. …

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