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Truckin’ Thursdays: Where Does Austin Theriault Go From Here?

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If you didn’t see Saturday night’s terrifying crash that ended in Austin Theriault being airlifted to University Hospital, it’s likely you’ve seen a replay somewhere by now. Obviously, the major emotion immediately following that accident was one of hope that he was alright, but once the driver of the No. 29 Ford was out of …

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5 Points to Ponder: The Worst Kind of Milestone and Missed Opportunities

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ONE: Missed opportunities When the champion driver hoists the wavy silver trophy above his head and the glitter cannon goes crazy at the conclusion to the Sprint Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway; if that wheelman is Kevin Harvick, the other three protagonists in the final four will rue the race at Dover International Speedway this …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Elimination Races and Match Game ’78?

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We’ve made it through part No. 1 of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. There are undoubtedly some disappointed drivers and disappointed fans. Our own Jerry Jordan is convinced that NASCAR’s happy that Jimmie Johnson failed to advance (but would never actually admit it). In all due respect, I doubt that. Even if Johnson is …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Nothing To See Here

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In the Dark Ages, there were “scientists” determined to find a way to turn dross metals into gold, back in an era when the periodic table, the bane of high school chemistry classes, was still centuries away. What fans saw at Dover on Sunday was NASCAR’s alchemists doing their best to contrive excitement when there …

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Pace Laps: The Closer Does it Again, Safety 1st, and NHRA Keystone Nationals

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Sprint Cup Series: The Closer is Back in It – Sunday afternoon at Dover International Speedway was simply Kevin Harvick’s day of reckoning. Between the unscheduled stop for fuel with two laps to go last week at New Hampshire to the drop of the green flag at the Monster Mile, the story became ever-so simple for …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas

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In a Nutshell: John Wes Townley took the checkered flag 3.827 seconds ahead of Timothy Peters to win Saturday night’s Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Townley managed to run great fuel mileage to have enough in the tank when those around him, including late-race leader Matt Crafton, ran out of gas. Ben …

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Austin Theriault Suffers Compression Fracture in 2015 Rhino Linings 350 Accident at Las Vegas

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A non-SAFER barrier wall strikes again. Less than 20 laps into Saturday night’s Rhino Linings 350, Tyler Reddick got loose and went sliding across the track. Though he tried to save it, he clipped teammate Austin Theriault, sending him head on into the outside wall, mere feet past where the SAFER barrier ended. Safety personnel assisted …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Travis Pastrana’s Return Among Storylines to Watch in Las Vegas

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While much of the NASCAR world is currently focused on Tony Stewart‘s announcement and the impending rainy weekend at Dover International Speedway, the Camping World Truck Series heads west to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for a Saturday night showdown. With a close championship battle, every race counts for Matt Crafton, Erik Jones and Tyler Reddick …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Chase Focus Continues to Haunt NBCSN

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Loudon is traditionally a quick race by Sprint Cup standards. As a result, there isn’t quite as much action to show on broadcasts. The track itself also doesn’t necessarily equate to the most competitive outing. It’s hard as heck to pass. Just because it’s Loudon doesn’t mean you get a pass on these things. Sylvania …

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Entry List: 2015 Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas

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With the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competing across the country from the Sprint Cup Series, it’ll be an upcoming prospect or series regular that ends the night in victory lane. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Oct. 3 Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The list includes 30 entrants, meaning each …

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