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Fan’s View: Austin Dillon Proving His Mettle

There’s a difference between attending a Sprint Cup and a K&N Pro East Series event. At the first, you will be able to identify all the players on the track. They’ve been around a while, and if you watch the haulers arrive, it’s a pretty uniform parade of glitzy paintjobs, polished chrome and heavy-duty machinery. …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2010 VFW 200 at Michigan

In a race that featured a track record 20 lead changes, as well as a 40-minute red flag for rain, Aric Almirola beat out Truck Series stars Todd Bodine and Kyle Busch Saturday to win at Michigan. Almirola came through with a three-wide charge through the middle on lap 93 and never looked back, scoring his second win of the Truck season and of his career in the 100-lapper. Bodine, Busch, Ron Hornaday Jr. and polesitter Austin Dillon rounded out the top five.

Tearing Apart the Trucks: Meet the Future Stars of the Series

When the Camping World Truck Series started out as a simple idea from Jim Smith, Frank Vessels, Jim Venable and Dick Landfield, no one dreamed it would be around nearly 16 years later. The series has largely been used as a development ground for drivers looking to work their way into the Sprint Cup Series, …

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Mirror Driving: Caution-Happy, The Next Future Star & That Other NASCAR Feud

Welcome to Mirror Driving. Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news, rumors and controversy. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said!

Talking NASCAR TV: Mixed Results for TNT’s New Personnel in New Roles

Hello, race fans, and welcome to our weekly look at race broadcasts. Last weekend was the first of many where the Sprint Cup Series ran separate from NASCAR’s other top divisions. The Sprint Cup Series appeared at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., while the Nationwide Series raced at Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tenn. and …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2010 WinStar World Casino 400K at Texas

Todd Bodine took the checkered flag 1.007 seconds ahead of Johnny Sauter to win the WinStar World Casino 400K at Texas Motor Speedway Friday night. Bodine held the lead through one green-white-checkered finish to score his sixth career win at the mile-and-a-half track. Rookie Austin Dillon, Mike Skinner and Ken Schrader rounded out the top five.

Tearing Apart the Trucks: Kyle Closes Half His Truck Team – What Now?

As the Camping World Truck Series rolls into Texas Motor Speedway this weekend for the WinStar World Casino 400K, they’ll do so without Tayler Malsam and the No. 56 Toyota, fielded for the the first seven races this season by Kyle Busch Motorsports. But for Malsam, that’s a good thing. Earlier this week, Malsam joined …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Brian Ickler on Running for Roush, Busch & Cows in the Road

Racing in the desert isn’t the most common road to NASCAR, but it’s one that led Brian Ickler from a mirage of his dreams to the reality of a fast-blossoming career. Ickler has raced from Baja to Charlotte, even fielding his own team at the sport’s lower levels before catching the eye of Sprint Cup …

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Mirror Driving: What’s Next in Silly Season, Grading the Hall & Fixing Sabotage

Welcome to Mirror Driving. Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news, rumors and controversy. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said!

Fan’s View: The Wonder of Kyle Busch Winning Again

Kyle Busch won the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Doesn’t that just tick you off? It used to bother me, but somehow the predictability of who takes the checkers for the Friday and Saturday races has become somewhat intriguing, instead. If I’ve missed the race, I’ll ask, “So, who won?” If …

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