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Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Allow Testing At New or Reconfigured Speedways?

2021 nascar Cup COTA pack racing, photo: NKP

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. hinted that JR Motorsports could expand to five NASCAR Xfinity Series cars next year. What is the ideal driver lineup for JRM in 2022?  Josh Roller: If JR Motorsports expands to a five-car team next season, I don’t mind keeping the current driver lineup. Keep Michael Annett in the No. 1. He is …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the 2021 Truck Series Playoff Drivers, Part II

Matt Crafton

#88: Matt Crafton, ThorSport Racing, Toyota Tundra Jack Links/Menards

Author’s Note: This is part two of the two-part series looking at the 2021 Camping World Truck Series playoff drivers. Those who are seeded first through fifth were run last week and can be found here. The playoffs kick-off at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway Friday night (Aug. 20) at 9 p.m. ET on …

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Carson Hocevar Returning to Niece in 2022

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After running his first full-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season in 2021 with Niece Motorsports, 18-year-old Carson Hocevar will return race again full-time with the Truck team in 2022, it announced Aug. 17. “I’m so excited and thankful for the chance to race full time again with Niece Motorsports in 2022,” Hocevar said in …

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Entry List: Toyota 200 Presented By CK Power at Gateway

Trucks pack racing at Gateway

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The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ first race of the playoffs begin this weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. There are 41 trucks entered for the race but Clay Greenfield is excluded by owner’s points. Josh Berry, who will run for JR Motorsports full time in the Xfinity Series next year, will drive …

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Jake Griffin Running Gateway for Niece

Erik Darnell to drive No. 45 truck

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Jake Griffin will make his third start of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, driving this time for Niece Motorsports at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, the team announced on Aug. 16. Griffin will pilot the No. 45 Great Escapes RV Center Chevrolet Silverado on Friday night (Aug. 20). The 22-year-old has made …

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Chris Hacker Making Truck Debut at Gateway

CJ McLaughlin during practice for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5/28/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Chris Hacker will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway this weekend (Aug. 20) for Reaume Brothers Racing, the team announced Aug. 16. The 21-year-old will drive the No. 34 ARS Construction Toyota Tundra in Friday night’s race in Missouri, also serving as the playoff opener for …

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