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Hailie Deegan Proves She Belongs in SRX Runner-Up Finish at Knoxville

2021 SRX Knoxville Hailie Deegan car (Credit: Tom Bowles)

Photo: Tom Bowles

Of the three dirt ringers to show up at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night (June 19) for the second ever SRX race, Hailie Deegan had the best showing. The Camping World Truck Series regular not only bested dirt racers Scott Bloomquist and Brian Brown. But Deegan ran neck-and-neck with eventual winner Tony Stewart, who was …

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Tracking the Trucks: Maiden Start, Maiden Win for Ryan Preece at Nashville

Ryan Preece celebrates his first NASCAR Truck win with a woohoo, holding up the guitar at Nashville. Red Hunt Brother Pizza firesuit. NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Ryan Preece hasn’t had the best luck in the NASCAR Cup Series this year, but everything fell his way in the Camping World Truck Series’ Friday (June 18) night race at Nashville Superspeedway. The Rackley Roofing 200 marked the first time the truckers had raced at the 1.333-mile superspeedway in a decade. Austin …

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Todd Gilliland Drives From Back to 2nd Place at Nashville

2021 Nashville Trucks Todd Gilliland Ryan Truex racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Todd Gilliland is currently in the midst of a career-best year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. His only finish outside the top 20 was a 31st-place finish in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Specifically, he has now finished inside the top 10 in four straight races, a streak that began with …

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Ryan Preece Wins Nashville Truck Race in 1st Start

Ryan Preece celebrates victory in the Rackley Roofing 200 at Nashville Superspeedway, June 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Once again, a full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver has won in the lower series, but no, it isn’t Kyle Busch. Ryan Preece, in his very first career Camping World Truck Series start, took the lead within the final 10 laps to earn the victory in the series’ first race at Nashville Superspeedway since 2011. “I …

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Derek Kraus Earns 1st Career Truck Series Pole at Nashville

#19: Derek Kraus, McAnally Hilgemann Racing, Toyota Tundra THOROGOOD Pole winner 2021 Nashville Trucks

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the first time since 2011, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series took to the concrete 1.33-mile circuit of Nashville Superspeedway for its session of one-shot qualifying on Friday evening, June 18. With a lap time of 160.493 mph, truck series young gun Derek Kraus blistered the second-place time of 158.959 mph set by 20-year-old …

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Watkins Glen Allowing Full Capacity in Grandstands for NASCAR Weekend

Watkins Glen 2019 NASCAR Cup Chase Elliott

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Watkins Glen International will allow an unlimited number of fans when NASCAR comes to town on Aug. 4-8, it announced June 18. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that COVID-19 restrictions were lifted immediately. Masks will still be required for those who haven’t received the COVID-19 vaccine. It becomes one of several racetracks …

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Chandler Smith Tops Nashville Practice Charts in Trucks

Chandler Smith No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Truck at 2021 NASCAR Charlotte race NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Chandler Smith held the single-fastest lap time during the Camping World Truck Series’ lone practice session at Nashville Superspeedway Friday, June 18. The No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports pilot put down a fast lap speed of 161.489 mph on the 1.333-mile racetrack. William Byron was second quickest, going 161.288 mph, while GMS Racing’s Tyler Ankrum …

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Friday Faceoff: How Many Cup Venues Should 1 City Get?

Brad Keselowski No. 2 car in 2010 Nashville Superspeedway NASCAR race Nigel Kinrade

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/Autostock)

Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway continues to campaign for a NASCAR weekend even though Nashville Superspeedway is back on the schedule and sits barely 30 minutes away. Does it matter if two venues are that geographically close? Luken Glover: There are certain areas where this would not work, but Nashville is one of the biggest opportunities to pounce …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should a Part-Time Driver Be Able To Make the Playoffs?

Josh Berry

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Do you think Ty Gibbs (or Josh Berry) in the [NASCAR] Xfinity Series and Grant Enfinger in the [Camping World] Truck Series should get into the playoffs if they are above the playoff cutline points-wise even though they haven’t attempted all the races? – Thomas Rooney (via email) Great question, Thomas. And it’s one that …

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