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Grant Enfinger Snags Texas Truck Series Pole

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Grant Enfinger will lead the field to the green flag for Friday night’s (March 29) Vankor 350 at Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 98 Ford just narrowly edged Brett Moffitt with a 187.35 mph lap. It’s Enfinger’s fourth career pole and his first at TMS. All smiles ? for this guy ?? …

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Jimmie Johnson Leads Lone Cup Series Practice at Texas Motor Speedway

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Jimmie Johnson topped the lone Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway with a 189.747 mph lap. He led a trio of Hendrick Motorsports drivers inside the top five. Alex Bowman posted the second-quickest lap, followed by William Byron in fourth. Chase Elliott, the only HMS driver to run …

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Johnny Sauter, Austin Hill Lead Truck Series Practices at Texas Motor Speedway

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Johnny Sauter and Austin Hill topped a pair of Gander Outdoors Truck Series practices at Texas Motor Speedway Thursday afternoon (March 28) ahead of Friday night’s Vankor 350. Sauter’s ThorSport teammate Grant Enfinger topped the leaderboard for much of the first session before he was knocked to the second spot by a 185.580 mph lap …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Johnny Sauter’s Dominance Highlights Stories to Watch in Texas

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Does Johnny Sauter’s Texas dominance continue? It’s no secret that Johnny Sauter has pretty much made Texas Motor Speedway his personal playground in the last several years. He’s the active win leader at the mile-and-a-half oval with five victories (retired Todd Bodine has six), including three of the last five. Additionally, he set the track …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR Experiences Martinsville Monotony?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Martinsville Monotony? 2019 has been a bit of a mixed review for NASCAR to date. An increase in TV ratings and attendance at certain tracks is a promising sign. There’s an openness and excitement within the building as new leadership, led by NASCAR CEO Jim France and President Steve Phelps, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Making a Hall of Fame Case for Kyle Busch

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On Wednesday (March 13), the latest group of NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees were revealed. And while he isn’t currently eligible, it got the gears turning about how Kyle Busch should be a first-year lock once he’s nominated. Sure, Busch’s got an impressive 199 career NASCAR national touring series wins, which, for the record, can’t …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 6 Overlooked Things from the First 3 Races of 2019

Grant Enfinger is leading the way at the moment in Trucks Series. Photo here from Daytona International Speedway, February 2019. (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Nine points separate the top three in the championship standings For the first time in his career, Grant Enfinger sits atop the point standings on the strength of a pair of top-five finishes. Rookie Harrison Burton is six points back, followed by Austin Hill, who trails by three markers. Six drivers have double-digit laps led …

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Pace Laps: Penske’s Power & The Kyle Busch Show In Las Vegas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Penske Powerhouse Las Vegas Motor Speedway showed us NASCAR still has kinks to work out with its new handling package. Cars struggled to pass each other on long runs, the field spread out considerably and slower speeds resulted in a caution free race aside from stage breaks. The racing up …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Dominates Vegas for 2nd Consecutive Win

Kyle Busch bowing to the crowd after his win at Las Vegas (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch dominated the Strat 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday night, taking the checkered flag just over one second ahead of runner-up Brett Moffitt. The owner/driver started on the pole with a track-record speed and led 111 of 134 laps en route to his 53rd career victory. Matt Crafton, Stewart …

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Johnny Sauter, Matt Crafton Lead Pair of Truck Series Practices in Las Vegas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

ThorSport Racing teammates Johnny Sauter and Matt Crafton led a pair of Gander Outdoors Truck Series practices held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Thursday evening (Feb. 28). Sauter’s 178.696 mph led the stable of ThorSport trucks, which all ran inside the top seven in the first session. Teammate Ben Rhodes posted a 178.577 mph lap, …

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