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NASCAR Announces Return of Practice, Qualifying in 2022

NASCAR Playoff drivers Chase Elliott and Martin Truex Jr. lead the field at Phoenix Raceway. (Photo: NKP)

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Frontstretch’s Truck Series content is presented by American Trucks Practice and qualifying will return to NASCAR’s national series in 2022, NASCAR announced Nov. 19. Though the formats of each session will vary by track and series, NASCAR plans to hold practice and qualifying for all of its races in 2022. “NASCAR is excited to return …

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Tanner Gray Adds Jerry Baxter as Truck Crew Chief at David Gilliland Racing

Tanner Gray NO. 15 David Gilliland Racing truck

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Frontstretch’s Truck Series content is presented by American Trucks Jerry Baxter will be Tanner Gray’s crew chief next year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, David Gilliland Racing announced Nov. 11. Baxter returns to the Truck Series after spending the last two years in the Cup Series with Richard Petty Motorsports. Erik Jones earned …

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Ben Rhodes, Matt Crafton Staying With ThorSport in 2022

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Frontstretch’s Truck Series content is presented by American Trucks 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Ben Rhodes and ThorSport Racing teammate Matt Crafton will remain with the team next year, Allison Thorson said on SiriusXM NASCAR radio per a tweet from Alan Cavanna. Rhodes secured the championship after passing Zane Smith within the final …

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Ben Beshore Suspended, 10 Teams Fined in Phoenix Penalty Report

Kyle Busch car 2021 fall playoff Kansas race NKP

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Frontstretch’s Truck Series content is presented by American Trucks Ben Beshore, crew chief of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing car driven by Kyle Busch, has been suspended from the 2022 Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum after two lug nuts were found unsecured after the NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix …

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Zane Smith & John Hunter Nemechek Fall Just Short in Championship Chase

Zane Smith NASCAR Truck Series

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Frontstretch’s Truck Series content is presented by American Trucks Zane Smith had the championship spot in his hands with 10 laps to go. John Hunter Nemechek rallied from early contact that set him behind by two laps. Neither driver was able to leave Phoenix Raceway Friday night (Nov. 5) with a championship on their resumes. …

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Chandler Smith Wins Truck Series Finale in Phoenix, Ben Rhodes Wins Championship

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Frontstretch’s Truck Series content is presented by American Trucks Chandler Smith swept both stages and scored his second career victory in Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix Raceway, just one week after being eliminated from playoff contention. “I’m just really blessed right now,” Smith said. “Can’t thank Safelite, Toyota Racing, Danny [Stockman], KBM, Kyle …

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Chandler Smith on Pole for Truck Series Finale at Phoenix

Chandler Smith at Knoxville 2021, NKP

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Frontstretch’s Truck Series content is presented by American Trucks Chander Smith may have been the last to qualify for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series finale at Phoenix Raceway on Nov. 5, but he certainly was not the least. In his one lap, Smith put down a blistering pace of 136.576 mph, more than a …

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Todd Gilliland Paces Final Truck Practice of 2021

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Frontstretch’s Truck Series content is presented by American Trucks Practice returned to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule for its season finale at Phoenix Raceway, and Todd Gilliland led the field Nov. 5. Gilliland crowned the 39-truck field with a speed of 135.844 mph. Sheldon Creed, Tyler Ankrum, Chandler Smith and Ben Rhodes rounded …

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Lawless Alan Joins Niece Full Time in 2022

Lawless Alan AUTOParkit No. 45 Niece Motorsports truck at Talladega 2021, NKP

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Frontstretch’s Truck Series content is presented by American Trucks As he prepares to make his ninth career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Phoenix Raceway, Lawless Alan has a full-time ride for next year. Alan will up his slate to a full-time schedule driving the No. 45 Chevrolet, Niece Motorsports announced Nov. 4. Alan’s …

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Xfinity and Truck Series Penalties Announced After Martinsville Weekend

Our Motorsports No. 23 Road America Natalie Decker

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Frontstretch’s Truck Series content is presented by American Trucks NASCAR announced the indefinite suspension of Our Motorsports crew member Randall Howard for a behavioral violation when it released its weekly penalty report Tuesday, Nov. 2. The details of the crew members suspension have not been released. The Our Motorsports No. 23 Chevrolet was driven by …

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