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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Snags Chicagoland Victory

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

In a Nutshell: Just days ago, Brett Moffitt thought he would be sitting out Friday night’s Overton’s 225 at Chicagoland Speedway, and instead he was the one celebrating in Victory Lane after the checkered flag flew. Taking advantage of a last-lap pass on John Hunter Nemechek, who ultimately ended up running out of fuel and …

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Pace Laps: Tragedy Strikes Racing Community With Loss Of Jason Johnson

(Photo: Mike Neff)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Fab Foursome Keep On Rising Road courses are supposed to be different. These right-turn tracks bring out the best in drivers who don’t have a chance to win anywhere else. AJ Allmendinger, Marcos Ambrose and Jeremy Clements in NASCAR’s XFINITY Series are just a few of the recent success stories …

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Tracking the Trucks: Justin Haley Scores 1st Career Win at Gateway Motorsports Park

Justin Haley (Photo: NKP)

In a Nutshell: Justin Haley scored his first career victory Saturday night at Gateway Motorsports Park when he bested Johnny Sauter on the final restart with two laps remaining. The driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet led just seven laps on the night but had to endure a pair of restarts before taking the checkered …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Brett Moffitt’s Precarious Sponsorship Situation

Brett Moffitt celebrates his win at Iowa Speedway in 2018. (Photo: NKP)

Brett Moffitt celebrating his Iowa win (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s the same story we’ve seen, time and time again. [Insert driver name here] was sidelined due to a lack of funding to keep their team going. Despite the current apparent health in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series that has yet to put a short field on the track this season, a lack of …

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5 Points to Ponder: Digesting Excellent Iowa Racing For NASCAR’s XFINITY, Truck Series

Field Enters Turn Three After Final Restart of Iowa 250 pres. by Enogen

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

ONE: Johnny Sauter Remains Truck Series Championship Favorite When Brett Moffitt and Johnny Sauter got together at Iowa Speedway early Saturday for their media availability, Moffitt was asked about his outlook for the upcoming race that night and what his goals were. The answer was simple. “Beat him (Sauter),” Moffitt said with a chuckle. “He’s …

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Pace Laps: Kasey Kahne’s Endless Pursuit of… What? & Exciting NASCAR Racing In Iowa

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: The Latest Push To Fix Kasey Kahne June’s off week came with a crew chief change in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Travis Mack was replaced as Kasey Kahne‘s head wrench after just 15 races as the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing team remains mired in midpack. Jon Leonard will …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Notches 1st Win at Iowa Speedway

Brett Moffitt celebrates his win at Iowa Speedway in 2018. (Photo: NKP)

Brett Moffitt celebrating his Iowa win (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: After adding new sponsorship this week in Destiny Homes, Brett Moffitt made his second 2018 trip to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Victory Lane when he took the checkered flag 0.333 seconds ahead of Noah Gragson to win the M&M’s 200 at Iowa Speedway Saturday night. Moffitt outlasted a last-lap slide job …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Hitting the Halfway Point in the Regular Season

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Last Friday night’s race at Texas Motor Speedway marked the eighth on the schedule, which also makes it the halfway point of the regular season. With only eight more races to set this year’s playoff field, the championship picture is about as murky as it can be, aside from Johnny Sauter asserting himself as the …

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Pace Laps: A Rainy Kind of NASCAR Weekend

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Stewart-Haas Racing Asserting Its Dominance For the seventh time this season, Stewart-Haas Racing is taking home another race win trophy, this time with Clint Bowyer’s second victory of the season in the rain-shortened race at Michigan International Speedway. Joining teammates Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick, who has five wins this …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter’s 2018 Dominance Continues in Texas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter scored his fourth win of the 2018 season when he beat poles-itter Stewart Friesen to the checkered flag by 0.092 seconds in the Camping World Truck Series’ closest finish at Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 21 led for the final 51 laps to score his fifth victory …

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