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Timothy Peters Looking For Ride After Talladega Win

Timothy Peters WIN

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

From 2009 to 2016, Timothy Peters was a fixture in the Camping World Truck Series. The Danville, Va. native won 10 races and finished in the top 10 in points every year during that timeframe, including a runner-up points finish in 2012. Peters was also one of CWTS’ inaugural Championship 4 to compete for the …

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Aric Almirola Finally Victorious at Talladega

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After numerous almosts throughout the 2018 season, Aric Almirola finally won. The 34-year-old outlasted the field on fuel to take home the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 14). Almirola made it to the checkered flag on fuel through overtime while his dominant Stewart-Haas Racing teammates, Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick, ran …

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Timothy Peters Returns to Talladega Victory Lane, Playoff Chaos Ensues

Timothy Peters WIN

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When GMS Racing put Timothy Peters on the Talladega Superspeedway entry list for the team’s No. 25 truck, he immediately became someone to beat. The former full-time Camping World Truck Series driver is a 10-time winner in the series, including two at Talladega. Make those numbers 11 and three, as Peters won the FR8Auctions 250 …

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David Gilliland Wins Truck Series Pole at Talladega

David Gilliland POLE

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David Gilliland continues to be fast man in town when it comes to superspeedways. The former Daytona 500 pole winner took the top spot in Camping World Truck Series qualifying at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday evening (Oct. 12) — completing a sweep of CWTS superspeedway poles in 2018. Gilliland won the pole earlier for the …

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Solid Rebound for Jimmie Johnson at Richmond, Needs More To Advance

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Jimmie Johnson finished eighth in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night (Sept. 22). It doesn’t sound like that impressive of a result for the seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion, but his fight to get that result might be what keeps his playoff hopes alive. “[We] overcame a lot …

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Denny Hamlin Struggles at Home Track, Faces Must-Win At Charlotte

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Richmond Raceway was not kind to Chesterfield, Va. native Denny Hamlin on Saturday night (Sept. 22), and now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran is even further below the Round of 12 cutline. Hamlin finished one lap down in 16th in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at his home track after a night of …

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Massie’s Minute: Stroker Ace Was Born to Race 35 Years Too Soon

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STROKER ACE, Jim Nabors, Loni Anderson, Burt Reynolds, Bubba Smith, 1983, (c) Universal

Unless you live under a rock, you’re probably aware that legendary actor Burt Reynolds died two weeks ago. If you were a NASCAR fan in the 1970s and 1980s, you may have idolized Reynolds, who became a southern folk hero from films such as Smokey and the Bandit, The Cannonball Run and, of course, Stroker Ace …

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Brad Keselowski Finally Wins The Southern 500

Brad Keselowski Southern 500

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Prior to Sunday night’s (Sept. 2) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway, Brad Keselowski had won just about everything except for NASCAR’s crown jewel races. Keselowski won the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Sunday to finally check one of the sport’s most prestigious races off the list. Keselowski swept the weekend, winning the …

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Brad Keselowski Wins As Tempers Flare at Darlington

Brad Keselowski XFINITY Darlington

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Brad Keselowski can mark another track off of his checklist. The former NASCAR XFINITY Series champion won the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 at Darlington Raceway on Saturday evening (Sept. 1) for his first win at the Track Too Tough To Tame. Keselowski had only led two laps until he took the top spot with …

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Massie’s Minute: XFINITY Field Cap Another Wrong Turn by NASCAR

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On Thursday afternoon (Aug. 23), news broke that the NASCAR XFINITY Series will trim its field size next season from 40 cars to 38. On the surface, that change doesn’t seem like a huge deal. After all, no one is watching races to see who finishes positions 38-40. But upon a closer look, this change …

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