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Derek Kraus, Bill McAnally Racing to Field Full-Time Truck Series Team in 2020

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The 2019 ARCA Menards Series West champion is moving up the NASCAR ladder. And so is his team. Frontstretch has learned that Derek Kraus, an 18-year-old from Stratford, Wis., will make the foray into the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series full time in 2020 racing the in the No. 19 Toyota Tundra. He’ll …

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2019 Truck Series Review, Pt. 2: Non-Playoff Drivers

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In part one of our Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series review, we highlighted the eight drivers that qualified for the postseason. In part two, we’ll touch on the full-time drivers who missed the playoffs. 16. Jordan Anderson In his second full-time Truck Series campaign in as many years, Anderson regressed slightly in the top …

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2019 Truck Series Review, Pt. 1: Playoff Drivers

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Another year with the tough trucks of NASCAR has come and gone. With a familiar face hoisting the championship trophy, seven drivers were left wanting more as the checkered flag fell on 2019. 8. Tyler Ankrum In a season that saw him miss the first three events (age restriction), this teenager, coming off a ARCA …

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Kevin Harvick Falls Short Of NASCAR Cup Championship

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2019 was the year of Joe Gibbs Racing, and when it came to crunch time, Kevin Harvick fell a little short. The 2014 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion led 41 laps and won stage 2 during the Ford EcoBoost 400 (Nov. 17) from Homestead-Miami Speedway, but found himself playing catch-up in the final stage …

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Justin Allgaier ‘Just Didn’t Have The Speed’ At Homestead, Finishes 4th In Championship

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Justin Allgaier came into the 2019 championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway with more momentum than anybody on the heels of his ISM Raceway victory last week. Unfortunately, for the driver of the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, that momentum didn’t translate to anything on track. Allgaier struggled from the get go and wound up coming …

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Daniel Suarez on Oust from Stewart-Haas Racing: ‘It Was A Surprise’

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Coming into the 2019 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Daniel Suarez was feeling good about his 2020 plans and returning to Stewart-Haas Racing. Friday morning (Nov. 15), he was officially jobless. Stewart-Haas Racing confirmed Motorsport.com’s initial report that Cole Custer will replace Suarez in the No. 41 Ford next season. A message for my fans …

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Tony Stewart, Joe Gibbs in Jovial Mood Ahead of Championship Clash

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Instead of the three or four owners sitting at the podium for the championship owners press conference, it was only two. They happened to have a bit of history together, too. Tony Stewart and Joe Gibbs make up this years Championship 4 team owners. It just so happens the two are going into the NASCAR …

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Fire on Fridays: Denny Hamlin’s Mindset Is Championship Caliber

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A week ago, Denny Hamlin was getting peppered with questions about the impending weekend that was: essentially a win-or-go-home race, with a Championship 4 berth on the line, in his best career season to date, driving for an organization that has clearly been the class of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, one week removed …

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Brett Moffitt Back In Familiar Position, Albeit With Different Team At Homestead

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Gunning for back-to-back championships, Brett Moffitt has one major similarity and one major difference from 2018 to this year. One is his facial hair, and one is his ride. The defending champion earned the title last season for Hattori Racing Enterprises, who was eliminated with driver Austin Hill last weekend at ISM Raceway. This season, …

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Christopher Bell Oozing Confidence, Ready For Redemption at Homestead

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Christopher Bell is perhaps the highly-rated prospect in recent NASCAR memory. That’s what makes last year so surprising. In a season dominated by Bell and the No. 20, they rolled off the truck at Homestead-Miami Speedway slow, and couldn’t catch up for the remainder of the weekend. The minute 2018 ended, Bell’s focus turned to …

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