NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Couch Potato Tuesday: A Look at Bob Jenkins’ Legacy

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The original plan for this week’s column was to talk about NBCSN’s broadcast of Sunday’s Go Bowling at the Glen, and reflect on how the MVP coverage worked. I would have talked about how Mike Bagley integrated himself into the telecast from his post in the Esses. Maybe I would have touched upon yesterday’s INDYCAR …

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Tracking the Trucks: Austin Hill Ends Regular Season With Watkins Glen Win

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In a Nutshell: Austin Hill scored his second straight win of 2021 with a victory in the Camping World Truck Series return to Watkins Glen International. The polesitter led three times for 35 of 61 laps in the lightning-shortened regular season finale. John Hunter Nemechek finished second, followed by Sheldon Creed. Todd Gilliland and Parker …

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Parker Kligerman Scores Top 5 at Watkins Glen: ‘It’s Pretty Awesome’

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Before he could even appreciate his top-five finish in the United Rentals 176 at Watkins Glen International on Saturday afternoon (Aug. 7), Parker Kligerman emerged on pit road with a NBC polo and headset, chatting with Justin Allgaier before heading off to his other job. Allgaier was curious about Kligerman’s tweet, advertising $1 hoodies through …

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Paul Menard Posts 8th-Place Finish in Return to Trucks at Watkins Glen

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Paul Menard is rarely seen at NASCAR racetracks these days. He proved, however, that his road-racing abilities are just as sharp as ever, wheeling the No. 66 Toyota for ThorSport Racing to an eighth-place finish in the rain-shortened NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Watkins Glen International on Saturday afternoon (Aug. 7). This wasn’t …

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Austin Hill Gets 2nd Truck Series Win of 2021 Season at Watkins Glen

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With three playoff spots on the line, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series took to Watkins Glen after a two-week break to determine the grid for the playoffs. Austin Hill came home with his second win of the season when the race was called with 11 laps to go due to lightning in the area. …

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Lawless Alan Joins Niece Motorsports

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Niece Motorsports has added Lawless Alan to its driver lineup for several races during the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, the team announced Aug. 5. Alan will compete in at least two races, with sponsorship from AUTOParkit. He’ll first drive for Niece at Darlington Raceway on Sept. 5, followed by the season finale …

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Chase Purdy Tests Positive for COVID-19, AJ Allmendinger In at Watkins Glen

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Chase Purdy has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the upcoming NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Watkins Glen International, GMS Racing announced Aug. 5. AJ Allmendinger will replace Purdy in the No. 23 Chevrolet. He will have to drop from Purdy’s slated 25th starting spot to the rear of the field for …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Kaz Grala, Sheldon Creed Highlight Drivers to Watch at Watkins Glen

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Following a three-week hiatus, the Camping World Truck Series returns to action this weekend at Watkins Glen International. It’s the first time the series has visited the seven-turn, 2.45-mile road course since 2000 when Greg Biffle led 36 of 62 laps en route to the fourth of five wins in his championship-winning campaign that season. …

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Chad Chastain Making Truck Debut With Niece at Watkins Glen

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Chad Chastain will make his NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series debut this weekend at Watkins Glen International, Niece Motorsports announced Wednesday, Aug. 4. Chastain will pilot the No. 45 with the New York Governor’s Traffic Safety Commission on the hood. The brother of Ross Chastain has driven in the Southern Pro Am Truck Series but …

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Austin Hill Holds Truck Pole at Watkins Glen

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The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to racing after about a month off, and Austin Hill will roll off from the pole at Watkins Glen International. The No. 16 Hattori Racing Enterprises pilot won his first race of the season at Knoxville Raceway July 9. Front Row Motorsports’ Todd Gilliland will begin in second …

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