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Pace Laps: Bristol = Back, Baby

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Bristol Is Back…. And Broke the Back of NASCAR’s Big 3 So much column space has been spent on Bristol Motor Speedway’s reconfiguration. There’s been the old bump ‘n’ run Bristol, the new track with progressive banking and this current edition we have that attempts to be a combination of …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Victorious as the Playoff Field is Set at Bristol

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In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter took his fifth victory of 2018 at Bristol Motor Speedway Thursday night just 0.236 seconds ahead of Stewart Friesen. “I’m so proud of this team. I knew we had a great truck today,” Sauter said. “What a way to cap off the regular season with a win. I had to …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Christopher Bell’s Series Return Among Storylines at Bristol

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For the first time, the Camping World Truck Series will have a primetime broadcast this Thursday night (Aug. 16) at Bristol Motor Speedway. SO, Thursday's NASCAR Truck Series race on FOX not only is 1st series race in history to be scheduled for primetime on broadcast TV, but ALSO 1st #NASCAR race (of any series) …

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Pace Laps: Kevin Harvick’s Dominance & Justin Allgaier’s Career Year

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: No Circumstances? No Problem for Kevin Harvick Much like Austin Cindric did on Saturday in Mid-Ohio, Kevin Harvick straight up put on a clinic. The only difference between the two was that Harvick landed in Victory Lane while circumstances and a late-race pass for the lead put Justin Allgaier in …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Inches Past Johnny Sauter for Michigan Win

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In a Nutshell: Brett Moffitt scored his fourth win of the 2018 season Saturday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway. The driver of the No. 16 Toyota worked his way through the field from a starting spot outside the top 20 and made a last-lap pass on Johnny Sauter to grab the win by a mere …

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John Hunter Nemechek Takes Truck Series Pole in Michigan

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John Hunter Nemechek will lead the Camping World Truck Series field to the green flag in Saturday’s (Aug. 11) Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway. “When I got here this morning, Gere (Kennon, crew chief) had a laundry list he wanted me to read of how many changes we were changing for today,” Nemechek …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Stewart Friesen, Matt Crafton Among Storylines to Watch in Michigan

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After taking last weekend off while both the NASCAR XFINITY and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series raced at Watkins Glen International, the Camping World Truck Series returns to action Saturday afternoon (Aug. 11) at Michigan International Speedway. Just two races remain to set the playoff field, and opportunities are dwindling for championship hopefuls to cement …

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Pace Laps: Chase Elliott’s History in the Making

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: A History-Making Moment For Chase Elliott Finally. It’s not a surprise to me that the second Chase Elliott hit Victory Lane, his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win in the books, the first answer to how he felt was “relief.” After two-plus years of criticism, when turned into now as Elliott held off …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Takeaways From Pocono Headed into the Off Week

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While the NASCAR XFINITY Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series head off to Watkins Glen International this weekend, the Camping World Truck Series takes a weekend off before moving on to Michigan International Speedway for the first of two more races to set the eight drivers who will make up the 2018 playoff field. …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Busch Sweeps NASCAR Weekend in Pocono

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kyle Busch Goes Back-to-Back at Pocono Before the July race in 2017, Kyle Busch had never won at the Pocono Raceway. On Sunday, Busch tallied his second victory at the Tricky Triangle and second straight in July. Busch rocketed away from teammates Daniel Suarez and Erik Jones on the final …

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