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Truckin’ Thursdays: Series on Life Support Showing Signs of Life

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After weeks – years, even – of struggling to fill fields and dismal truck counts, this week has almost been a rebirth for NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series. Over the last few years, the series has lost numerous teams and drivers, causing a reduction in grid size from 36 down to 32. Entry lists that once saw …

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NASCAR Next’s Dalton Sargeant to Make Truck Series Debut at Bristol

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NASCAR’s Next program will deliver another success story in August. Dalton Sargeant announced that he will make his Camping World Truck Series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway next Wednesday (Aug. 19). He will team up with Wauters Motorsports for the race, running the No. 5 Toyota Tundra. GALT will sponsor the truck. Sargeant, a NASCAR …

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Beyond the Cockpit: John Wes Townley Proving People Wrong with Title Run

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Chicken is pretty good. For John Wes Townley, it has given him a career doing what he loves – racing cars/trucks for a living. But racing with his father’s company, Zaxby’s, slapped on his cars since his NASCAR debut in 2008, the Georgia native has lived a life full of harsh criticism. His wild hair and …

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JJ Haley, Braun Motorsports to Make Truck Series Debut at Bristol

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Braun Motorsports, a newly-formed team in the Camping World Truck Series, announced Tuesday that they will field an entry at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 19 with 16-year-old JJ Haley behind the wheel. The teenager will be making his series debut. Haley is a well-known up-and-coming driver in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and ARCA …

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Entry List: 2015 Careers For Veterans 200 at Michigan

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Two weeks after a championship swing and fireworks in Pocono, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is returning to another superspeedway. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Aug. 15 Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway. The list includes 34 entries, meaning two teams will fail to make Saturday’s race. Fresh off …

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Texas Motor Speedway Reveals Pre-Race Entertainment for AAA Texas 500

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Entertainment for this fall’s Chase race at Texas Motor Speedway is set. Monday morning, track officials announced Sammy Hagar and The Circle will perform the pre-race concert for November’s AAA Texas 500. The Grammy-winning “Red Rocker” along with Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson will headline the Loud and Proud pre-race show presented by American Ethanol. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Ryan Ellis Making His Mark

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Camping World Truck Series driver Ryan Ellis is a man of many talents. From the obvious behind the wheel to spotting and even marketing and sponsorship conversations, the 25-year-old has set out to make a name for himself in NASCAR, and he’s doing it by snapping up every opportunity that comes his way. In fact, …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Where is Former Truck Series Champion Mike Skinner?

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It’s been a few years since inaugural Camping World Truck Series champion Mike Skinner has been in a NASCAR race. Fortunately, when it was time to hang up his helmet, the 28-time winner in NASCAR’s third-tier division sailed off into the sunset with quite the resume. Skinner’s last race was in 2012, and at the …

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Pace Laps: Wild Races, Crazy Spins, and Speed Records

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Cup Series: Unexpected Wild Race at Pocono Leads to Victory for Matt Kenseth – It was quite the 400 miles at Pocono Raceway. With wrecks filling the first half of the race, the second half seemed like it would get even more wild. However, the field set a steady pace for the final 80 laps, …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono

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In a Nutshell: Wild restarts, pit strategy and high speeds controlled Pocono Raceway on Saturday afternoon for one of the shortest races on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule. Kyle Busch dominated at the “tricky triangle,” leading 53 of 69 laps in his first Truck Series race of the season in his self-owned No. 51 Toyota Tundra. …

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