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John Hunter Nemechek Outduels Kyle Busch for Pocono Victory

2021 Pocono Trucks John Hunter Nemechek celebrate NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It was a dogfight between student and master in the waning laps of today’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway, and as it had been for many races this season, the student came out victorious. John Hunter Nemechek found himself battling team owner Kyle Busch for the win yet again in the closing …

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NASCAR 101: Doubleheader Weekends, Past & Present

2020 Pocono Cup II Kurt Busch Austin Dillon pack racing around a turn NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Doubleheader weekends are not a new idea when it comes to motorsports. It’s not even a new idea when it comes to NASCAR. However, regarding the nation’s most popular motorsport, the idea of running two races in one weekend at the same track is something NASCAR has only recently decided to undertake. This weekend at …

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Ryan Preece Wins Nashville Truck Race in 1st Start

Ryan Preece celebrates victory in the Rackley Roofing 200 at Nashville Superspeedway, June 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Once again, a full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver has won in the lower series, but no, it isn’t Kyle Busch. Ryan Preece, in his very first career Camping World Truck Series start, took the lead within the final 10 laps to earn the victory in the series’ first race at Nashville Superspeedway since 2011. “I …

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Derek Kraus Earns 1st Career Truck Series Pole at Nashville

#19: Derek Kraus, McAnally Hilgemann Racing, Toyota Tundra THOROGOOD Pole winner 2021 Nashville Trucks

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the first time since 2011, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series took to the concrete 1.33-mile circuit of Nashville Superspeedway for its session of one-shot qualifying on Friday evening, June 18. With a lap time of 160.493 mph, truck series young gun Derek Kraus blistered the second-place time of 158.959 mph set by 20-year-old …

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Eddie D’Hondt Reinstated By NASCAR After Charges Dropped

Eddie D'Hondt at Martinsville Speedway in 2018. (Photo: NKP)

Eddie D'Hondt, Chase Elliott's spotter, on the spotter's stand at Martinsville Speedway. (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Eddie D’Hondt, the spotter for NASCAR Cup Series defending champion Chase Elliott that was arrested and charged on misdemeanor charges of assault in late May, has been cleared of his charges for, “insufficient evidence to warrant prosecution. Conflicting statements were made by the witnesses and dispositive evidence was never provided to the DA’s office.” Shortly …

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Truck Crewman Suspended, Xfinity & Cup Teams Fined After Texas

2021 Texas Trucks John Hunter Nemechek burnout NKP

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

After the previous weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity and Camping World Truck series events at Texas Motor Speedway, NASCAR has released its weekly penalty report that has left one Xfinity team fined and a Truck crew member suspended. Matthew Moermond, who is listed as the technical director and an engineer for Kyle Busch Motorsports, has been suspended …

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Rinus Veekay Injured in Cycling Accident, Status Pending for Road America

2020 REV Group Grand Prix

(Photo Credit: Chris Jones/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Rinus VeeKay was injured in a cycling accident during a training ride early Tuesday, Ed Carpenter Racing announced June 15. The NTT IndyCar Series young gun sustained a clavicle injury and is being treated by INDYCAR’s medical staff. The team said VeeKay’s participation in this weekend’s Rev Group Grand Prix at Road America is pending. …

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Kyle Larson on Pole for All-Star Race, Tyler Reddick for All-Star Open

2021 Charlotte I Cup Kyle LArson NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Larson‘s past month has now gotten even better. Coming off of two straight NASCAR Cup Series wins in the last two weeks, Larson has won the pole for Sunday, June 13’s All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway via random draw on Tuesday, June 8. Larson, who is tied with Martin Truex Jr. for most …

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