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Alex Tagliani to Drive No. 29 in Mosport Truck Race

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The last time the NASCAR world saw Alex Tagliani, he was bumped out of the lead on the final lap of the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio. Tagliani will now get another chance at victory as Brad Keselowski Racing announced he will drive the team’s No. 29 entry in the Aug. 30 Chevrolet Silverado …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 UNOH 200 at Bristol

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In a Nutshell: Rain was the big story for much of the day Wednesday, delaying practice early in the day and placing some doubt on whether drivers would even be able to qualify. But the track stayed dry until late in the UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP; the red flag flew with just 34 laps …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Timothy Peters on Longevity in a Changing Series

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Timothy Peters is a rarity in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series garage.  In a series known for quick turnarounds and underfunded teams, Peters has managed to spend the better part of a decade earning success with Red Horse Racing, one of the sport’s strongest and most stable teams in that division. Since joining the …

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Throwback Thursday: Catching Up with Mike Skinner

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He might not have had facial hair like Keith Hernandez or Tom Selleck, but Mike Skinner had quite the mustache in his prime. A few years before Jimmie Johnson piloted the blue Lowe’s Chevrolet, it was Skinner that expanded the home improvement giant’s interest in the world of NASCAR with Richard Childress Racing. The Camping World Truck Series …

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Ryan Blaney Overcomes Early Penalty in 2015 UNOH 200 Win at Bristol

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You need a little luck and perfect timing to overcome a penalty and eke out a win at Bristol Motor Speedway. On a wet Wednesday night, Ryan Blaney had both. Blaney took a victory in the UNOH 200 at BMS Wednesday, overcoming a penalty early in the race and retaking the lead on a green-white-checkered finish to …

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Kyle Busch Claims 2015 UNOH 200 Pole at Bristol

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Mother Nature has reared her ugly head many times this season, but on Wednesday she surrendered early enough that the Camping World Truck Series was able to qualify for their mid-week race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch won the pole with a 125.683 mph lap, his first of the season. He will be looking …

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Cole Custer Paces Final 2015 UNOH 200 Practice at Bristol

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Cole Custer posted the fastest lap time in the Camping World Truck Series’ final practice session at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday. With a lap of 126.528 mph (15.165 sec.), Custer led Ryan Blaney by a slim 0.051 sec. John Hunter Nemechek, Ty Dillon and Brandon Jones rounded out the top five. Dalton Sargeant, who …

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Brandon Jones Fastest in 1st 2015 UNOH 200 Practice at Bristol

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On Tuesday afternoon, the Camping World Truck Series held their opening practice session for Wednesday night’s UNOH 200 Presented by ZLOOP. The 37 teams present at the .533-mile concrete oval were scheduled for nearly three hours of track time in what amounted to an open test. That time was partially cut due to rain. Regardless, …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Ben Kennedy Creating a Legacy of his Own

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Being born into NASCAR’s first family has had it perks for Ben Kennedy. The great-grandson of William H.G. “Big Bill” France Sr., founder of NASCAR, is on a mission. It’s one that is unlike any other that the sport has seen, and it includes working with the core group of NASCAR executives outside of racing – his …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: High-Drag Package Tests NBC

NASCAR Sprint Cup action during the 2015 Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway

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Michigan International Speedway brought the high-drag package into the spotlight once again. As you can imagine, such a setup really does affect how a Sprint Cup race is covered. Anyone reading this critique probably already has an opinion on how the package affected the racing. That’s great. You’re more than entitled to your opinions. What …

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