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The Underdog House: NASCAR Gladiator Erik Jones Scores Bristol Top 10

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The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Sept. 18 displayed various storylines throughout the night. Heavyweight drivers battled all night, desperate playoff drivers wrung out every last drop of effort to make the Round of 12, and a confrontation between Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick took center stage on a captivating evening at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Tracking the Trucks: Chandler Smith Scores 1st Career Win at Bristol Motor Speedway

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In a Nutshell: Chandler Smith scored his first career victory in Thursday night’s (Sept. 16) UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway to win his way into the Camping World Truck Series playoffs Round of 8. The driver of the No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota bounced back from an early tire rub and utilized a …

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4 Burning Questions: NASCAR Schedule Pondering

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What were the changes to the schedule? This past Wednesday, after the Athletic reported the full schedule the day prior, NASCAR officially announced the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series schedule. Mark those calendars. šŸ—“ The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series schedule is here. pic.twitter.com/PhChB7pUsb — NASCAR (@NASCAR) September 15, 2021 The schedule is 36 races held across …

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Chandler Smith Wins Truck Series at Bristol, Advances to Playoffs Round of 8

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In a seemingly must-win situation, Chandler Smith had the restart of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career Thursday night (Sept. 16). On the final restart with six laps remaining, he drove aggressively to pass Sheldon Creed, who won both stages and dominated the race, to win the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. It’s …

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Podcast: Doug Coby on Trucks Debut, SRX Impact & Future NASCAR Plans

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Making his NASCAR national series debut this weekend, six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby is ready to hit the high banks of Bristol Motor Speedway for GMS Racing in the Camping World Truck Series. He joins Davey Segal this week to break down how the opportunity came about while racing in the Superstar …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Elimination Looms Large at Bristol

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Sheldon Creed and John Hunter Nemechek are safe with one race left in the first round of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoffs as the series takes to the (paved) Bristol Motor Speedway on Thursday (Sept. 16) night. Anyone who’s been paying attention to the tour at all this year would probably figure that, …

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Sheldon Creed Secures Bristol Truck Pole

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Like the NASCAR Cup Series, the sport’s Camping World Truck Series also finishes its opening round of the playoffs at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Round of 10 will conclude Thursday night (Sept. 16) with the UNOH 200 and Sheldon Creed is on the pole for the second straight Truck event. Creed won the past two …

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Entry List: 2021 UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics

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The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will conclude the Round of 10 at The Last Great Coliseum at Bristol Motor Speedway. Forty-one trucks are entered for 40 spots. Due to points exclusion, Norm Benning’s No. 6 Chevrolet will not make the race. Howie DiSavino III returns to Jordan Anderson Racing’s truck for the fourth time …

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Sage Karam Returns to Jordan Anderson Racing for 2 Races, Sets Truck Debut for Martinsville

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Sage Karam will return to Jordan Anderson Racing’s No. 31 car in the Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sept. 17, team owner Jordan Anderson announced on Twitter on Sept. 10. Anderson also noted that Karam will compete in the Oct. 9 Xfinity race at Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL in addition to making …

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Fire on Fridays: Lower-Series Drivers Who Deserve Late-Season Call-Ups

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This would’ve been easier before 2020. Back in the days of qualifying before every NASCAR race (remember those?), anyone approved by NASCAR could show up to a track on the national series schedule and try to put their car in the show. Whether they should’ve been there was of little importance; as long as they …

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