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Truckin’ Thursdays: Kyle Busch’s Contributions to the Truck Series & NASCAR

Kyle Busch is helping raise the next generation of drivers (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Whenever Kyle Busch starts on the pole or wins a race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Twitter lights up with all sorts of criticism of the driver/owner at Kyle Busch Motorsports. One example of many: “Why you’re even competing in the trucks is beyond me. Let others have an opportunity that YOU already …

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Pace Laps: Quiet Martin Truex Jr. & Weekend of the Kyles

(Photo: John K. Harrelson/NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Martin Truex Jr. Quiet Despite Racing on 2017 Playing Ground Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 seemed like a perfect event for Martin Truex Jr. to win for the single-car Furniture Row Racing team: fourth-place starting spot on a 1.5-mile track in the race he won one year ago. However, a win was …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Scores 50th Career Victory at Las Vegas

Kyle Busch celebrating his 2018 Truck Series win at Las Vegas (Photo: John K Harrelson /NKP)

In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch scored his 50th career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory Friday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 51 Toyota led the final 15 laps of the Stratosphere 200 en route to a 0.437-second victory over Johnny Sauter. Last week’s winner, Brett Moffitt, ran third after …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: NASCAR Nails Penalty for Kyle Busch’s Loose Wheel

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Last Saturday afternoon, during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, a late-race caution sent the field down pit road. When Kyle Busch’s crew struggled on the right front, crew chief Marcus Richmond called an audible and changed the planned four-tire stop, to two tires, and told his driver to go. …

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Pace Laps: Ford Forges Ahead Of NASCAR Pack at Atlanta

(Photo: Rusty Jarrett/NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Ford Takes Charge in Atlanta For Ford, Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway was a throwback to happier times for the manufacturer: Atlanta 2017. It was in that race, one year ago where Kevin Harvick dominated, leading 292 of 325 laps. But a late caution flag shuffled the field, costing Harvick a …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Scores 2nd Career Win in Atlanta

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In a Nutshell: Brett Moffitt scored his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory Saturday afternoon when he took the checkered flag 1.326 seconds ahead of Noah Gragson in the Active Pest Control 200. The driver of the No. 16 Toyota led just the final two laps in an overtime finish to bring Hattori …

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Cole Custer Crashes Out Early in Atlanta XFINITY Race

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Cole Custer’s day in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway came to an end shortly after it began Saturday afternoon. Just 12 laps in, contact from John Hunter Nemechek, who made his series debut, sent the driver of the No. 00 Ford hard into the outside wall. The terminal damage relegated …

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Ryan Newman Paces Final Cup Practice in Atlanta

(Photo: Barry Cantrell / NKP)

Ryan Newman, who qualified second Friday afternoon, led the final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session Saturday. Posting a 184.868 mph lap, the driver of the No. 31 Chevrolet held the top spot throughout most of the 80 minute practice. “I feel like we’ve got a good car,” Newman said following the session. “I …

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Martin Truex Jr. Fails Atlanta Cup Pre-Qualifying Inspection

(Photo: Barry Cantrell / NKP)

Martin Truex Jr. will start 35th in the 36-car field for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. After failing to make it through pre-qualifying inspection three times, the No. 78 team did not post a time during qualifying, which puts Truex deep in the starting field. Additionally, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Takeaways From Daytona Headed into Atlanta

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1. The End of an Era When the checkered flag flew to conclude the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season-opener at Daytona International Speedway, FDNY Racing’s tenure in the series ended. The team, formerly known as Jim Rosenblum Racing, fielded cars from 1983 – 1993 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series before shutting down …

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