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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the Drivers Who Made the Round of 6 After Talladega

Brett Moffitt (Photo: Christian Koelle)

A wild and crazy NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway last weekend set the Round of 6, as drivers inch ever closer to the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Every single playoff driver encountered some sort of issue throughout the race, and when the checkered flag flew, the championship battle was reduced …

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Pace Laps: A Tame Talladega?

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Team Orders Lead To Tame Talladega The final restrictor plate race in NASCAR history at Talladega also proved to be its most, well, restrictive. There were just 15 lead changes in Sunday’s (Oct. 14) 1000Bulbs.com 500, the fewest in a 500-mile race here since the spring of 1973. A race …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Wendell Chavous Hanging Up His Helmet After Talladega

The Camping World Truck Series returns to action Saturday afternoon (Oct. 13) at Talladega Superspeedway after nearly a month off from competition. But for one driver, it will be his last start in NASCAR. Wendell Chavous announced Monday (Oct. 8) that he will be stepping away from the Truck Series indefinitely following Saturday’s Fr8Auctions 250. …

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Pace Laps: SHR’s Banner Day Goes Up in Flames

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Stewart-Haas Racing Shoots Itself In The Foot Stewart-Haas Racing put on a clinic for most of Sunday’s (Oct. 7) Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover International Speedway. Kevin Harvick led a race-high 286 laps while Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer and Kurt Busch were poised to deliver SHR a 1-2-3-4 finish. The …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Jordan Anderson Cleared of Charges Related to Report of Stolen Truck

(Photo: Bruce Nuttleman)

Just a few days after Jordan Anderson and his team finally completed their long trek home from Las Vegas Motor Speedway following an accident with an elk in New Mexico, the NASCAR world was rocked by the news that there was a warrant out for the arrest of the Camping World Truck Series driver. According …

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5 Points to Ponder: A NASCAR ROVALution in Charlotte

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ONE: Thank You Marcus Smith, Charlotte Motor Speedway and NASCAR A couple of years ago, Speedway Motorsports Inc. CEO and director Marcus Smith, who also happens to be the general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway, had an idea. “Why don’t we revive the old road course and race NASCAR on the Roval?” Smith said on …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Driver Changes Highlight a Busy Week for GMS Racing

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This week has been another busy one for GMS Racing. Despite the Camping World Truck Series being off until mid-October, when it will run the final race in the Round of 8 at Talladega Superspeedway, the organization has stolen most of the headlines. Effective immediately, Cody Coughlin, who’s piloted the No. 2 Chevrolet for GMS …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Justin Fontaine Hanging Up His Helmet at Season’s End

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When the checkered flag flies over the season finale at Homestead-Miami, it will also mark the indefinite end of Justin Fontaine‘s motorsports career, “barring a major influx of sponsorship funds.” Fontaine becomes the latest driver to hang up his helmet across the sport in recent years after “careful consideration” that he outlined in a long …

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Pace Laps: The NASCAR Horseshoe Goes To… Brad Keselowski

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: A New Horseshoe In Town 24 races into the NASCAR season, Brad Keselowski sat winless. Team Penske was an afterthought in the championship race, winning just once at Talladega with Joey Logano. It was Stewart-Haas Racing, not their three-car operation, that had superior speed at Ford. I’ll tell you the …

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Tracking the Trucks: Grant Enfinger Locks into Round of 6 With Las Vegas Win

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In a Nutshell: Grant Enfinger scored his first win of the 2018 Camping World Truck Series season Friday night when he bested Johnny Sauter by 0.142 seconds in the World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 98 Ford led a race-high 40 laps, including the final two when …

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