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Beyond the Cockpit: Austin Theriault: ‘You Have to Move With How Life Goes’

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Unlike his time in national NASCAR competition, Austin Theriault’s month of October could include a championship trophy. That’s because 2017 is Theriault’s first opportunity to race full-time for a series title, doing so in the ARCA Racing Series for Ken Schrader Racing. After the opening eight races, the 23-year-old holds a 135-point lead over the …

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Talking NASCAR TV: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Takes Center Stage For FOX

Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP

Welcome back to Couch Potato Tuesday (also known as Talking NASCAR TV).  I’m back for my ninth year of TV commentary, suggestions, complaints and more.  It should be a fairly interesting year, although there will be several changes in the personalities that you’ll see.  This week already showed off plenty of them. First off, reporter and NASCAR …

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Entry List: North Carolina Education Lottery 200

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The Camping World Truck Series is in action for the third consecutive week as the series heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200. 38 trucks are entered for Friday night’s event, meaning six will not make the field. Austin Theriault will make his second series start of the season for Brad …

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Austin Cindric, Austin Theriault Snag More Races with Brad Keselowki Racing

Brad Keselowski Racing announced on Thursday that the team will again field three entries in a couple of upcoming races. Austin Cindric and Austin Theriault will return to the team to drive the No. 2 Ford for two races (one each). Cindric, 17, son of Team Penske President Tim Cindric, will make his first start of 2016 in …

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Johnny Sauter Takes Win, Christopher Bell Takes Flight in Daytona

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Johnny Sauter grabbed the win in Friday night’s NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway following a thrilling night of Camping World Truck Series competition. In his first race for GMS Racing and the No. 21 Chevrolet, Sauter started from the outside pole and led 12 circuits to claim his second Daytona triumph in 176 career Truck starts. …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Austin Theriault & the Path to Recovery

Photo Credit: Zach Catanzareti, Frontstretch

A thundering pound, a stream of lambent sparks and an aftermath littered with torn sheet metal and silent air. Like a tropical storm, Austin Theriault’s grinding crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in October had no shortage of drama, intensity or concern as his No. 29 Ford careened violently into the turn 4 wall of …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Austin Theriault Returns to Action

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This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway to close out the 2015 season. Barring a major problem for Erik Jones, he’ll seal up the championsip pretty easily, but more importantly, Austin Theriault will make his return to Brad Keselowski Racing for the first time since his head on crash into a …

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Austin Theriault Hopes to Return for 2015 Truck Series Finale at Homestead

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Despite still recovering from a compression fracture in his back, Austin Theriault is looking to the future and trying to secure a ride for 2016. “It’s been an up and down month of healing,” Theriault tweeted Wednesday. “However, it is even harder sitting on the sidelines, waiting to get back in the truck.” Theriault was …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Where Does Austin Theriault Go From Here?

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If you didn’t see Saturday night’s terrifying crash that ended in Austin Theriault being airlifted to University Hospital, it’s likely you’ve seen a replay somewhere by now. Obviously, the major emotion immediately following that accident was one of hope that he was alright, but once the driver of the No. 29 Ford was out of …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Elimination Races and Match Game ’78?

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We’ve made it through part No. 1 of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. There are undoubtedly some disappointed drivers and disappointed fans. Our own Jerry Jordan is convinced that NASCAR’s happy that Jimmie Johnson failed to advance (but would never actually admit it). In all due respect, I doubt that. Even if Johnson is …

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