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Pace Laps: A Rainy Kind of NASCAR Weekend

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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

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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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Stewart Friesen Scores Truck Series Pole in Texas

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Stewart Friesen scored his second career pole and his first this season with a 185.103 mph lap in the final round of Camping World Truck Series qualifying Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 52 Chevrolet will lead the field to green in the PPG 400 alongside rookie Todd Gilliland, who …

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Chris Eggleston Tops Truck Series Practice at Texas Motor Speedway

(Photo: Beth Lunkenheimer)

Camping World Truck Series drivers took to Texas Motor Speedway Thursday afternoon (June 7) for a single practice session ahead of Friday night’s PPG 400. Chris Eggleston the 55-minute session with a fast lap of 180.886 mph. Stewart Friesen, who ended the practice in fourth, held the top spot for the majority of the session. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Winless Drivers Who Could Leave Texas Victorious

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The Camping World Truck Series returns to the track this Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway (June 8). In its most recent outing, the series descended on Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ All-Star Race weekend and Johnny Sauter left with a third win to his credit in just seven races …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Dalton Sargeant on Settling In at GMS Racing

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Dalton Sargeant began his racing career as many do, driving go-karts, in 2006. He’s raced all different types of cars, tested Formula Open-Wheel cars and even boasts a second-place finish in the Snowball Derby. In 2015, Sargeant made his Camping World Truck Series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway, starting 18th and finishing 10th. He posted …

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Pace Laps: 2018 NASCAR Championship Down To Three Men?

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Martin Truex Jr. Punches Back Against Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch Reigning champion Martin Truex Jr. hasn’t had it easy this season. At one point, he wrecked three times in four races during a stretch from Texas to Talladega. “Last year, I felt like we couldn’t do anything wrong,” he said. “This …

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Kevin Harvick Leads Most Laps, Remains Winless at Pocono

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Last weekend, Kyle Busch notched the final victory he needed to have at least one win at each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series track on the schedule. Kevin Harvick isn’t far behind, lacking victories at just Pocono Raceway and Kentucky Speedway. Following a disappointing early exit from the Coca-Cola 600 last weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: GMS Racing & Johnny Sauter a Recipe for Success

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

In the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch have combined to win nine of 13 points-paying races this season. In the Camping World Truck Series, Johnny Sauter is showing his own dominance in his third season with GMS Racing. Sauter, aged 40, was no stranger to NASCAR when he finally joined …

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JR Motorsports Names Billy Wilburn Interim Crew Chief for Justin Allgaier

Justin Allgaier (Photo: Christian Koelle)

JR Motorsports has named Justin Allgaier’s car chief Billy Wilburn as interim crew chief for this weekend’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and next weekend’s trip to Pocono Raceway. Following his victory in the final Dash 4 Cash event at Dover International Speedway, Allgaier’s No. 7 team was hit with an L1 …

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