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William Byron, Rackley WAR Team for Nashville

William Byron walks the pits at Kansas Speedway, May 2021. (Photo: NKP)

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With the addition of Nashville Superspeedway to the NASCAR Cup Series schedule, William Byron wanted some additional experience at that track. As such, he will drive a second entry for Rackley WAR in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Nashville on June 18. Byron will drive the No. 27 Chevrolet, with team co-owner …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Ben Rhodes Talks Cup Debut at Sonoma, Truck Success

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Ben Rhodes is having a damn good 2021. With two wins already this season, Rhodes sits second in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points with an average start of 6.2 and an average finish of 6.3 in the No. 99 Toyota for ThorSport Racing. He’s finished outside the top 10 only once, a 16th-place effort …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Memorial Day Spectacular Brings Lukewarm Action, Questionable Decisions

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Memorial Day Weekend is a busy time for race teams and for many people. Typical years have big Memorial Day celebrations. A lot of those events have been wiped out because of either the COVID-19 pandemic, or by weather (nothing quite like 48 degrees for a high the day of the Indianapolis 500). For race …

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NASCAR Faces Second Straight Week of Questionable Safety Calls

Johnny Sauter at 2021 Las Vegas truck race NKP

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For the second week in a row, NASCAR had to answer questions about its safety procedures during a race, this time after the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 28. Trey Hutchens III’s truck slowed on the racetrack and came to a near stop on the frontstretch in the …

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Chase Elliott Competing for GMS at Texas Truck Race

Chase Elliott 2021

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Chase Elliott will drive the No. 24 for GMS Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, the team announced Wednesday, June 2. He’ll have sponsorship from A SHOC. Elliott competed for the team in three events in 2020, earning a win at Charlotte Motor Speedway and a fourth place …

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Daytona, Martinsville, More Announce Full Capacity for Future NASCAR Events

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Six NASCAR racetracks have announced on Wednesday (June 2) that grandstands will be open to full capacity for the fall events. Michigan International Speedway and Daytona International Speedway in August, Richmond Raceway in September, Talladega Superspeedway and Martinsville Speedway in October and the Championship weekend at Phoenix Raceway in November will all be open for …

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Donny Schatz Joining David Gilliland Racing at Knoxville Truck Event

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Donny Schatz will compete for David Gilliland Racing in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Knoxville Raceway, the team announced Wednesday (June 2). Schatz will drive the No. 17 Little Giant Ford on the dirt track. Though it’s his first time in a NASCAR Truck, he has 27 career wins at Knoxville, including …

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Timothy Peters, Rackley WAR Part Ways

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Timothy Peters will no longer drive Rackley WAR’s No. 25 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the team announced June 1. Josh Berry will drive the team’s truck at the upcoming races at Texas Motor Speedway, Nashville Superspeedway and Pocono Raceway. A driver beyond Pocono has not yet been named. “We appreciate the foundation …

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NASCAR Championship Weekend Returning to Phoenix for 2022

Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson pack racing in 2021 spring Phoenix NASCAR Cup race. (Photo: NKP)

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Though the 2022 NASCAR schedule has not yet been released, at least one important piece of the puzzle has been confirmed. The season-ending championship weekend will again return to Phoenix Raceway in 2022, NASCAR announced June 1. 2022 will mark the third straight season Phoenix hosts the season finale for the NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Snags 3rd Win at Charlotte

2021 Trucks Charlotte Trey Hutchens III, Trey Hutchens Racing Chevrolet, and Drew Dollar, No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota (Credit: NKP)

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In a Nutshell: John Hunter Nemechek scored his third win of the 2021 season when he beat Carson Hocevar to the checkered flag by 0.419 seconds in Friday night’s (May 28) North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The victory came after Nemechek slid into the outside wall in turn 2 during practice, …

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