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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

(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

Knoxville

(Photo Credit: Tom Bowles, Frontstretch)

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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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Hendrick Motorsports’ Record 269 Wins

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

(Photo: ISC Images & Archives via Getty Images)

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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