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Truckin’ Thursdays: 3 Storylines to Follow With 5 Races Remaining Until the Playoffs

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The Gander Outdoors Truck Series will kick off the 2019 playoffs in mid-August at Bristol Motor Speedway with a midweek showdown. However, there’s still a ton of racing left before setting the field of eight drivers who will compete for this year’s championship. Just four series regulars have victories this season, and one of those …

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Pace Laps: A Sonoma Snoozer, While Ross Chastain Takes NASCAR by Storm

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: New Track, Same Sonoma Story Sonoma Raceway added its famed Carousel for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. But the new 2.52-mile course led to an unexpected challenge, not for the drivers but the fans. A caution-free race, except for stage breaks, became dominated by Kyle Busch and Martin Truex …

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Tracking the Trucks: Sweet Redemption for Ross Chastain at Gateway

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In a Nutshell: Just one week after having a win at Iowa Speedway stripped, Ross Chastain scored his second victory for Niece Motorsports at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway Saturday night. The driver of the No. 45 Chevrolet had to hold off hard-charging Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Christian Eckes and Todd Gilliland on the …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Honoring Mike Mittler’s Legacy at Gateway

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Just moments before the pre-race ceremonies began for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway last month, the news that many had been dreading hit Twitter. Long-time Truck Series owner Mike Mittler, who led MB Motorsports through 24 seasons in the series, had lost his battle with cancer. KEITH: TRUCK SERIES LOSES LEGEND …

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Pace Laps: Christopher Bell Puts on a Clinic, Truck Series Drama Unfolds In Iowa

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Xfinity Series: Christopher Bell Show in Iowa  Heading into Sunday’s CircuitCity.com 250 at Iowa Speedway, Christopher Bell was the favorite. The No. 20 team lived up to expectations in the race, leading 186 laps en route to its fourth victory of the season. The victory is Bell’s second in four starts at the 7/8-mile short …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Josh Reaume Building His Team & Business One Race at a Time

Josh Reaume

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Josh Reaume, Josh Bilicki, Daniel Sasnett, Scott Stenzel. Unless you pay more attention to the Gander Outdoors Truck Series than just the race broadcasts, it’s unlikely you’ve heard those names, or even if you have, you probably don’t know much about them or what makes their race weekends tick. In fact, as you walk through …

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Pace Laps: Michigan Monsoon Makes For Monday NASCAR Racing

NASCAR officiating under a rain delay at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Photo: NKP)

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Monday Race At Michigan Michigan International Speedway faced Mother Nature’s wrath a second straight year. Sunday’s (June 9) 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400 was postponed by rain and rescheduled for Monday at 5 p.m. ET. All the action will be covered live after Women’s World Cup Soccer action on FOX Sports …

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Tracking the Trucks: Greg Biffle Returns & Wins it All At Texas Motor Speedway

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In a Nutshell: Greg Biffle did Kyle Busch things in a Kyle Busch Motorsports truck at Texas Motor Speedway Friday night (June 7) and won the SpeedyCash.com 400. In his first Gander Outdoors Truck Series start in 15 years, the veteran driver hopped into the No. 51 Toyota and led twice for just 18 laps, …

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Todd Gilliland Suffers Early Exit at Texas After Starting On Pole

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Todd Gilliland has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons this season. Having missed out on a couple of what could have been victories last year, he’s drawn strong comments out of Kyle Busch Motorsports team owner Kyle Busch, who hinted as early as Atlanta Motor Speedway that his job may be on …

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Ross Chastain Kicks Off 2019 Championship Campaign With 10th Place at Texas

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Ross Chastain has had one heck of a season. He’s started every NASCAR race this season to date and even took Niece Motorsports to its first Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory at Kansas Speedway last month. Earlier this week, Chastain announced he would switch to earning Truck Series points and attempt to make a run …

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