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Taylor Gray Racing Part Time Trucks, ARCA in 2022

2021 ARCA Elko Taylor Gray, No. 17 David Gilliland Racing Ford (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

After recently returning from an off-track injury, Taylor Gray has big plans for both his ARCA and NASCAR future with David Gilliland Racing. The teenager will once again run a part-time schedule in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series next season. Gray will also compete part-time in ARCA and full-time in the ARCA Menards Series …

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Podcast: Sheldon Creed on Dirt Racing, Leaving the Truck Series & Twitter Beef with Marcus Lemonis

Defending Truck Series champion Sheldon Creed calls it like he sees it, and did so this week on a myriad of topics. He joins Davey Segal to provide his unfiltered thoughts on dirt racing, why he doesn’t want to become a Truck Series lifer, the prospect of moving up the NASCAR ranks, whether or not …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Should the Truck Series Return to Knoxville Raceway?

Trucks go out four wide before the start of the race at Knoxville, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Chaos. Fun. Melee. Entertaining. Wild. Great. Expensive. Awesome. Those are just some of the words used to describe last Friday night’s (July 9) Camping World Truck Series visit to the Knoxville Raceway. While it wasn’t the first dirt race for the series, it was a first at the historic Iowa track, and of course, that …

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Frontstretch 5: Greatest NASCAR Drivers Without a Cup Start

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Hundreds of drivers have been fortunate enough to have started a NASCAR event in their lifetimes. Even fewer drivers have had the chance to take the green flag in a NASCAR Cup Series race, let alone achieve lasting success in the series. But there is a special club of drivers who had success in the …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Random Notes & Reckless Abandon

2021 knoxville Trucks pack racing Carson Hocevar Chandler Smith James Gilbert Getty Images

(Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Friday night’s (July 9) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race had a somewhat slapdash jury-rigged feel to it even before the racing commenced. Nope, they don’t run many touring series races on Friday nights any longer, though for a few years as more and more Cup Series races were moved to Saturday nights the companion …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Deals With Track Issues, While Knoxville Brings Kevin Swindell to the Booth

Ryan Blaney leads a pack of cars at Atlanta Motor Speedway, July 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

By today’s standards, last weekend was a rarity. You had a split weekend with the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series teams racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway, while the Camping World Truck Series was at Knoxville Raceway. The Cup race wasn’t all that unusual for Atlanta, just shorter, which I didn’t really welcome. The Truck race …

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Tracking the Trucks: Austin Hill Wins Amid Knoxville Mayhem

(Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

In a Nutshell: Nearly three hours after the Corn Belt 150 took the green flag and nearly five hours after the qualifying heats began, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ debut on the Knoxville Raceway dirt finally took the checkered. Austin Hill snared his first victory of the season after being a non-factor for much …

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Austin Hill Wins 1st Ever Knoxville Truck Race

2021 Knoxville Trucks Austin Hill celebrate James Gilbert Getty Images

(Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Austin Hill won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ inaugural event at Knoxville Raceway Friday night (July 9). Hill took the lead from Chandler Smith just before a caution came out during overtime and shot out to the lead in the final overtime finish to take his first victory of the season. “Kind of thought …

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4 Burning Questions: What to Do With Road Courses?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What can NASCAR do to fix road course races? The NASCAR Cup Series event at Road America was a pretty solid race. There was one huge issue with it, however. Yep, 22 whole minutes between stages thanks to a caution for Kyle Tilley at the end of the stage. NASCAR could have ran 10 laps …

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