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Christopher Bell, Austin Cindric Lead Canada Truck Practices

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Austin Cindric and Christopher Bell paced the pair of practice sessions for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park before Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250. Cindric led practice one at a speed of 110.884 mph over Bell, while Bell led practice two at 111.873 mph over Noah Gragson. Ryan Truex, Matt …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Will Channel Their Throwback Legend at Darlington?

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Who Will Channel Their Throwback Legend in Darlington? Second to maybe the Daytona 500, no other race nowadays has quite as much anticipation and lead-up than the Southern 500. Returning to the Labor Day weekend date in 2015, NASCAR, Darlington Speedway and the whole clan came together to celebrate the sport’s past by showcasing historic, …

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Johnsonville 180 Qualifying Cancelled, Austin Cindric to Start on Pole

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Sunday’s weather forecast for Elkhart Lake, Wis. calls for rain.  It rained for much of the morning at Road America, enough that NASCAR officials declared a “change in climatic conditions” and put everyone on rain tires for qualifying.  However, it didn’t rain enough.  The track was wet in some areas and dry in others.  Without …

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4 Burning Questions: Is Justin Marks a Lock for Road America Win?

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Is Justin Marks a Lock for Road America Win? Rain, a road course and a stock car. Now all you need is a set of rain tires and you’re set to go. Most of the time, when radars point to precipitation, they also point toward Justin Marks. Despite only one career top five to his …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Busch Takes the Broom at Bristol & Bad News for Brad Keselowski Racing

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Bristol Win Slips Through Fingers of Erik Jones, Matt Kenseth – As American screenwriter Eric Roth once said: “Our lives are defined by opportunities… even the ones we miss.” Following a blinding qualifying lap Friday afternoon, rookie Erik Jones was in prime position to grab his first career Cup win …

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Austin Cindric Adds XFINITY Race at Road America to Schedule for Team Penske

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Battling to make the playoffs in the Camping World Truck Series, Austin Cindric announced on Twitter that he will be piloting the No. 22 Team Penske XFINITY Series car next weekend at Road America making his series debut. Cindric, 18, son of Team Penske president Tim Cindric, is familiar to road courses. Last year, he …

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Brad Keselowski Racing to Close After 2017

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Eleven years ago, K-Automotive Racing, owned by Brad Keselowski‘s father Bob, shut down its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team. Now, Brad’s own team looks to be following suit. On Thursday evening (Aug. 17), Brad Keselowski Racing announced in a press release that it would be closing its doors at the conclusion of the 2017 …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Struggles to Find All-Star Feel

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Last weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and Camping World Truck Series descended onto Charlotte Motor Speedway for the annual All-Star festivities.  New gimmicks were in play and they did next to nothing to change the action.  More on that a little later. Before we get into the races themselves, I have to talk about …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Smokes ‘Em in Charlotte

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In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch scored his seventh Camping World Truck Series victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday night. Making a bold move to jump from fourth to the lead with less than 20 laps remaining, the driver of the No. 51 Toyota pulled away from the field in a three-lap shootout to the finish. Johnny …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Darrell Waltrip Violates Scout Law at Martinsville

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Martinsville Speedway, oldest track in NASCAR and the one of the slowest.  This weekend, we got a different type of action at Martinsville.  Goodyear, with some help from warmer temperatures, finally came up with something that would lay down rubber on the concrete for what seems like the first time in ever.  As a result, …

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