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Justin Haley Continues Strong Start to Playoffs with Top 5 in Vegas

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The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular season was mainly dominated by Brett Moffitt, Noah Gragson and Johnny Sauter. Justin Haley hadn’t made much noise the first 16 races of the season. But then the playoffs began. The Winamac, Ind. native put himself in the right place at the right time at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and …

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Grant Enfinger Wins in Overtime at Las Vegas, Advances to Round of 6

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The third time was the charm for Grant Enfinger. The Fairhope, Ala. native won Friday night’s World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, earning his first win of the 2018 Camping World Truck Series season and the second of his career (Talladega, 2016). With the win, Enfinger locks himself and the No. 98 ThorSport …

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Erik Jones Earns Second Career Pole in South Point 400

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There goes That Jones Boy. Erik Jones won the pole for Sunday’s South Point 400 after turning a blazing lap of 188.121 mph (28.705 seconds) around Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Byron, Mich. native became the youngest driver to win a pole at LVMS, the second of his career (Bristol, 2017) and first of this …

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Noah Gragson Earns Truck Series Pole at Home Track

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who doesn’t like a little home cooking? Las Vegas native Noah Gragson clearly does, as he put his No. 18 Satellite AutoGlass Toyota Tundra on the pole for Friday night’s World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. His Kyle Busch Motorsports machine turned a lap of 178.036 mph (30.331 seconds) around the 1.5-mile …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Kasey Kahne Hang It Up Early?

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Kasey Kahne will miss the next three races due to severe dehydration issues suffered at Darlington Raceway. Will his final stretch of races end with him behind the wheel, or should he sit it out? Clayton Caldwell: It would be a great benefit for Leavine Family Racing to have Kasey Kahne behind the wheel as soon …

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Fire on Friday: Revive the Gillette Young Guns, Please

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My generation pretty much invented the term “Netflix and chill.” If you don’t know what that is by now, ask Siri. Everybody is streaming. Not just millennials. Say it with me: E-V-E-R-Y-B-O-D-Y. Movies, television shows, documentaries, sports, it’s all on demand, available to the customer based on their needs, wants and desires. Did anybody ask for …

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Fire on Friday: Lack of Continuity in Playoffs

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Am I the only one who finds it rather strange that NASCAR’s top three series don’t start their playoffs on the same weekend? Scratch that — it’s not just strange, it’s a missed opportunity. Why does the Camping World Truck Series, which has the best racing in all of NASCAR, start its postseason three weeks before the …

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Friday Faceoff: Too Much Access for Fans?

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Kurt Busch‘s win at Bristol was his first in over a year and a half, but he has been consistently running well this season. Is he a realistic contender to fill in as the fourth driver to accompany the “Big Three?” John Haverlin: Kurt Busch is a contender to join the “Big Four.” Stewart-Haas Racing has …

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Daniel Suarez Comes Home 4th at Watkins Glen: ‘We’re Getting Close’

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Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 will live in NASCAR history as Chase Elliott‘s first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win. But Daniel Suarez‘s strong fourth-place run in the GoBowling at The Glen wasn’t too shabby, either. Suarez finished third at Watkins Glen International last season (his best career finish at the time) and followed that …

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