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2021 Truck Series Awards: The Good, the Bad & the Dirty

2021 Texas II NXS John Hunter Nemechek victory lane NKP

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The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series saw many firsts throughout the last year, as well as intriguing, sometimes completely unexpected storylines, that it would be a disservice to try to wrap the year into one convenient package. But what we can do is take a page out of NASCAR’s book while it’s giving away some …

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Tyler Ankrum Joins Hattori

2021 Nashville Trucks Tyler Ankrum Logan Riely Getty

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Tyler Ankrum will drive the No. 16 for Hattori Racing Enterprises in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2022, HRE announced Dec. 1. Ankrum joins former GMS Racing teammate Chase Purdy in coming to HRE from GMS; Purdy was announced as HRE’s second driver Nov. 30. With the addition of both Ankrum and Purdy, …

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Tate Fogleman Joins On Point for 2022

Fogleman

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Tate Fogleman will drive the No. 30 for On Point Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2022, On Point announced Nov. 30. Fogleman joins On Point from Young’s Motorsports, for whom he drove the No. 12 full time in 2021. Fowl Life TV will sponsor the effort. He replaces Danny Bohn, who …

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Chase Purdy Moving to Hattori for 2022

Chase Purdy at Darlington

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Chase Purdy will move to Hattori Racing Enterprises in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2022, HRE announced Nov. 30. Purdy will drive the No. 61 for the organization, and sponsor BAMA Buggies will follow Purdy to the team. “I couldn’t be more excited to join the HRE team,” Purdy said in a team …

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FRM Promotes Todd Gilliland to Cup, Adds Zane Smith to Truck Team

2021 Gateway Trucks Todd Gilliland smile NKP

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Todd Gilliland will move to the NASCAR Cup Series with Front Row Motorsports in 2022, the team announced Nov. 30. Gilliland will compete in FRM’s No. 38, becoming the third rookie in a row in the seat, following Anthony Alfredo in 2021 and John Hunter Nemechek in 2020. He moves up from FRM’s No. 38 …

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NASCAR Announces Return of Practice, Qualifying in 2022

NASCAR Playoff drivers Chase Elliott and Martin Truex Jr. lead the field at Phoenix Raceway. (Photo: NKP)

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Practice and qualifying will return to NASCAR’s national series in 2022, NASCAR announced Nov. 19. Though the formats of each session will vary by track and series, NASCAR plans to hold practice and qualifying for all of its races in 2022. “NASCAR is excited to return practice and qualifying to its race weekends,” Scott Miller, …

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Friday Faceoff: What Were the Biggest Surprises & Disappointments of 2021?

Hamlin, NKP

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Another year, another near miss for Denny Hamlin. Will he ever win a NASCAR Cup Series title? Luken Glover: Denny Hamlin absolutely has the talent to get the job done. So, can he do it? Definitely a yes. Will he do it? I’m leaning towards no. We may be seeing the equivalent of Mark Martin, who …

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Tanner Gray Adds Jerry Baxter as Truck Crew Chief at David Gilliland Racing

Tanner Gray NO. 15 David Gilliland Racing truck

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Jerry Baxter will be Tanner Gray’s crew chief next year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, David Gilliland Racing announced Nov. 11. Baxter returns to the Truck Series after spending the last two years in the Cup Series with Richard Petty Motorsports. Erik Jones earned six top 10s under Baxter in 2021. Dave Elenz …

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Ben Rhodes, Matt Crafton Staying With ThorSport in 2022

2021 Darlington II trucks Ben Rhodes NKP

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2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Ben Rhodes and ThorSport Racing teammate Matt Crafton will remain with the team next year, Allison Thorson said on SiriusXM NASCAR radio per a tweet from Alan Cavanna. Rhodes secured the championship after passing Zane Smith within the final 10 laps at Phoenix Raceway last weekend. He earned …

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