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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Drivers to Watch at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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After three weeks off, the Camping World Truck Series drivers return to the track this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to kick off a triple-header with the NASCAR XFINITY Series and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. On Friday (Sept. 14), 38 teams will fight for 32 spots to make the race and eight …

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Pace Laps: Screw the Rain in Indianapolis

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain On Indy’s Parade Moving NASCAR’s Indianapolis race to early September was designed to shake up the schedule. Its new spot as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale increased its importance. A race that drivers still consider a crown jewel was pushing hard to put fans back in …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Dreaming of a Return to Lucas Oil Raceway

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Every time NASCAR heads to Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it brings back memories of when the Camping World Truck Series would race at the short track currently known as Lucas Oil Raceway. In the past, the series would typically open up the race weekend in small-town Indiana ahead of the NASCAR XFINITY Series at the same …

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The Frontstretch 5: Takeaways From a Weekend of Racing at Darlington

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1. Kevin Harvick v. Ross Chastain The XFINITY Series’ visit to Darlington Raceway marked the first of three opportunities for Ross Chastain to show what he’s capable of in top-notch equipment. And in his first start with Chip Ganassi Racing, all went well for the 25-year-old, who started on the pole and led 90 laps. …

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The Underdog House: Small Teams Take a Beating in Darlington

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Think Small Darlington isn’t generally all that kind to drivers across the board, and sometimes it tends to be less so to those who are struggling to make ends meet week after week. It’s such a unique facility that there’s really no other track like it on the schedule, but it sure has the ability …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Larson, Ross Chastain Come Up Short at Darlington

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kyle Larson Dominates, But Brad Keselowski Wins Brad Keselowski‘s pit crew stepped up when it mattered on Sunday night’s (Sept. 2) Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, getting the No. 2 out first ahead of Kyle Larson on the final pit stop. Keselowski then held off Larson on the final …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: A Plea to Bring the Trucks Back to Darlington

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As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and XFINITY Series head to Darlington Raceway for NASCAR Throwback Weekend, the Camping World Truck Series sits dormant for a couple weeks before heading off to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Sadly, the series doesn’t race at the track “Too Tough to Tame,” and it’s been that way since …

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5 Points to Ponder: Fireworks Fly Between Truck Series Teammates in Canada

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ONE: Justin Allgaier Snags XFINITY Point Lead With Victory Justin Allgaier scored his fourth NASCAR XFINITY Series win of the season Saturday at Road America, continuing what has been a banner year for the driver of the No. 7 Chevrolet. The victory was also Allgaier’s fifth-straight top-three finish. “The last restart there, (James Davison) kind …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Dalton Sargeant Sidelined Ahead of Playoff Opening Weekend

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Dalton Sargeant‘s 2018 season just came to a screeching halt on Wednesday (Aug. 22) when GMS Racing announced he would no longer be racing for the organization. “Due to an unfortunate circumstance with Sargeant Motorsports, Dalton Sargeant will no longer compete with GMS Racing full-time in the [Camping World] Truck Series for the remainder of …

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5 Points to Ponder: Bristol is Back, Baby!

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ONE: Bristol is Back That’s right, I said it. Beginning with driver intros that were actually televised so fans could see the song choices and competitors had a rare opportunity to introduce themselves, the hype began. Obviously, some intros were more amusing than others as a handful of drivers brought their children along to do …

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