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Truckin’ Thursdays: Why Isn’t the Truck Series Racing at Martinsville This Weekend?

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

This weekend the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series head to Martinsville Speedway for a short track showdown while the Camping World Truck Series sits dormant. But that wasn’t always the case. From 2003 through 2019, the Truck Series visited the 0.526-mile paperclip twice per season. We’ll let 2020 slide since NASCAR needed to just get …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Takeaways From Bristol Dirt & 2021 So Far

Truck Series drivers racing on Bristol Dirt. Photo NKP

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

It seems like it was just yesterday when the green flag dropped on the 2021 Camping World Truck Series season, but here we are headed into the Easter off weekend with five of 22 races already run and only 10 more before the playoff field is set. John Hunter Nemechek maintains the point lead, though …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Gearing Up for the Inaugural Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway, but this time, it’s for a complete unknown. Instead of the traditional 0.533-mile concrete surface, officials have trucked in “23,000 cubic yards of dirt,” according to Speedway Motorsports, Inc. vice president of operations and development Steve Swift. From 2013 through 2019, the Truck …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Scores 60th Truck Win in Atlanta

2021 Trucks Atlanta Kyle Busch, No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, Trophy (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch dominated, leading 102 of 130 laps en route to his sixth Camping World Truck Series victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon (March 20). “It’s just a great opportunity to race in great stuff with KBM (Kyle Busch Motorsports), Cessna Beechcraft. This Toyota Tundra was awesome,” Busch said. “I can’t …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Grant Enfinger Making Most of Part-Time Schedule

Tanner Gray and Grant Enfinger race together at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photohraphy)

It all started with a last-minute announcement. It wasn’t until February when ThorSport Racing finalized its Camping World Truck Series lineup for the 2021 season, and just a few short months after racing for a championship and coming up short, Grant Enfinger was left facing down a part-time schedule. According to the team announcement, former …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Beats Kyle Busch for Las Vegas Win

2021 Trucks Las Vegas John Hunter Nemechek, No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, Victory Lane (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: John Hunter Nemechek scored his first win since returning to the Camping World Truck Series after spending a year running in the NASCAR Cup Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He led a race-high 94 of 134 laps and endured three late-race restarts in the final 30 laps en route to his …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Marcus Lemonis Paying It Forward at Las Vegas

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Last November, Grant Enfinger was racing for a Camping World Truck Series championship, and this season, he’s only running a part-time schedule, sharing the No. 98 Toyota with Christian Eckes. It’s a harsh reminder that money drives NASCAR more than anything else when it comes to putting trucks on the track. Simply put, the reason …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Cory Roper’s Highs & Lows at Daytona

Cory Roper at Daytona Truck 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Cory Roper. Until two weeks ago when he nearly won the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, you may not have heard that name unless you’re an avid follower of the Camping World Truck Series. He nearly snagged his first career victory on one of the sport’s biggest stages, though he took the checkered flag …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ben Rhodes Edges Jordan Anderson at Daytona

2021 Trucks Daytona finish with wreck - Rhodes/Roper/Anderson. (Credit: NKP)

Credit: NKP

In a Nutshell: Ben Rhodes edged Jordan Anderson and Cory Roper at the line to score his first career Daytona International Speedway win in Friday’s (Feb. 12) NextEra Energy 250 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. A caution involving 10 trucks with just four laps remaining set up the overtime finish that gave ThorSport …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Some ABCs of the 2021 Truck Series Season

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

When the green flag flies over Daytona International Speedway, it will mark the return of the Camping World Truck Series name after two years using the Gander RV & Outdoors moniker. “The transition back to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series demonstrates the continued power of NASCAR’s brand-loyal fan base and creates a broader touch …

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