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Truckin’ Thursdays: Why Is Respect an Issue in Truck Series Today?

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“There’s a complete lack of respect everywhere, all over the place.” – Kyle Busch Respect. It’s such a simple word, yet it’s become such a hot topic in recent weeks in NASCAR and, more specifically, in the Camping World Truck Series. Coming out of last weekend’s trip to Martinsville Speedway, plenty of drivers left upset …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Where’s the Respect in the Truck Series?

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The Truck race on Saturday (Oct. 30) was a you-know-what show. Why has the respect gone down considerably in recent years? – Dan I., Knoxville, Iowa The Camping World Truck Series has been trending this way for a couple years and especially in recent weeks. But it seems to have come to a boiling point …

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Xfinity and Truck Series Penalties Announced After Martinsville Weekend

Our Motorsports No. 23 Road America Natalie Decker

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NASCAR announced the indefinite suspension of Our Motorsports crew member Randall Howard for a behavioral violation when it released its weekly penalty report Tuesday, Nov. 2. The details of the crew members suspension have not been released. The Our Motorsports No. 23 Chevrolet was driven by Natalie Decker this past weekend at in the Xfinity …

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Networks, Start Times Announced for 2022 NASCAR Season

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NASCAR announced its networks and air times for all races of its three national series for the duration of the 2022 schedule on Nov. 2. One of the biggest changes to the network schedule is the increase of network broadcasts throughout next year’s NASCAR Cup Series schedule, which features a growth from 17 network broadcasts …

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Dean Thompson Running Full Time for Niece in 2022

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Dean Thompson will join Niece Motorsports for his first full-time season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2022, the team announced Nov. 2. “To say I’m excited for next season is definitely an understatement,” Thompson said in a team release.  “I’m honored to have the chance to drive these Niece Motorsports Chevrolets.  I’ve …

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Tracking the Trucks: Zane Smith Stays Ahead of Martinsville Mayhem

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In a Nutshell: Zane Smith emerged from chaos, smoke and banged-up trucks at Martinsville Speedway to win Saturday’s (Oct. 30) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and secure a spot in the Championship 4. Smith was 40 points back of the cutline and in a must-win situation on a mild afternoon in southern Virginia, leading 65 …

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Zane Smith Clinches Championship 4 Berth With Martinsville Win

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Zane Smith had to win to make it into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ Championship 4, and he did just that in the United Rentals 200 at Martinsville Speedway Oct. 30. The No. 38 of Todd Gilliland was the dominant truck, winning the first two stages and battling at the end between Smith and …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Non-Playoff Storylines to Watch at Martinsville

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As the Camping World Truck Series comes into Martinsville Speedway off of a three-week hiatus, the eight playoff drivers are set to make their bid for the Championship 4 and a chance to race for the title next weekend at Phoenix Raceway. Christian Eckes and Tate Fogleman each scored their first career wins at Las …

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Podcast: Martinsville’s Clay Campbell on Hosting NASCAR’s Penultimate Race, Getting Event Feel Back

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Hosting the penultimate race of the 2020 NASCAR season, Martinsville Speedway holds the key to determining the Championship 4 field. Track president Clay Campbell joins Davey Segal this week to discuss what the race weekend entails in terms of preparation, how a track goes about securing a marquee date on the schedule, whether Martinsville has …

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