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

Cory Roper at Daytona Truck 2021

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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)

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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

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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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Truck Series 2020 Year in Review

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly two months since the Camping World Truck Series raced one of the most memorable seasons it will likely ever run. After running two races to open the season, the Truck Series (and basically the entire sports world) ground to a halt while questions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic …

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2020 Top NASCAR Storylines: Cup Schedule Changes 2 Years in a Row

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In March 2019, when the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series schedule was revealed, it brought with it a plethora of changes. Interestingly enough, the five-year sanctioning agreements NASCAR entered with the tracks only gave a two-week window, so many of the bigger changes required a compromise with those facilities in approving the changes. In this year’s …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Closing the Door on an Unforgettable 2020 Season

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It’s hard to believe but the 2020 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series has come to an end, and there’s really only one way to describe this season: Unforgettable. The season opened normally enough at Daytona International Speedway with the usual wreck fest followed by a finish that saw Grant Enfinger edge Jordan Anderson by mere …

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Tracking the Trucks: Sheldon Creed Emerges as 2020 Champion in Phoenix

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In a Nutshell: Sheldon Creed won the race and the 2020 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series championship at Phoenix Raceway. The victory denied teammate Brett Moffitt, who had led a race-high 78 laps and was cruising toward victory with a large lead before the yellow flew on lap 148 of the scheduled 150 and …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Breaking Down the Championship 4

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This Friday night (Nov. 6), the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series will crown its champion, kicking off the championship weekend at Phoenix Raceway. Despite the lengthy shutdown forced by the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of determination and creative scheduling has the series back on track to end as scheduled. Four drivers – Sheldon Creed, …

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Tracking the Trucks: Grant Enfinger Snatches Win, Championship-4 Spot at Martinsville

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In a Nutshell: Less than a week after suffering an engine failure that put him in a must-win situation, Grant Enfinger snagged his spot in the Championship 4 with a victory in the Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville Speedway. “It was tough,” Enfinger told FOX Sports 1. “We knew this one was [a race] …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: NASCAR’s Failed Message by Letting Ben Rhodes Race

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Though the NASCAR Cup Series just finished its race at Texas Motor Speedway Wednesday afternoon, the penalty report for the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series has already been released. And while Chandler Smith received a penalty (rightfully so) after one of his wheels came off as he was leaving pit road, the sanctioning body …

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