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Rookies and Veterans Fast in Truck Series Practices at Texas

2016 Atlanta CWTS MAtt Crafton truck Russell LaBounty NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

After having the first of three practice sessions postponed due to NASCAR officials not being on the premises, the Camping World Truck Series finally got on track Thursday evening. It was a mixture of youth and experience that laid down quick laps in each session. Matt Crafton, two time winner at Texas, led the first …

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AJ Allmendinger, Ben Kennedy Among 4 Added to Richard Childress Racing’s XFINITY Roster

2016 Fontana NXS Aric Almirola AUstin Dillon Brendan Gaughan racing Russell LABounty NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Richard Childress Racing added some star power to its No. 2 NASCAR XFINITY Series  on Wednesday. RCR announced it has filled the seat for the five NXS standalone races. Ben Kennedy, Sam Hornish Jr., AJ Allmendinger and Michael McDowell will all get a shot at bringing the No. 2 to Victory Lane, a feat the …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Storylines to Watch in Kansas

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Finally. After five weeks of sitting dormant, the Camping World Truck Series returns to action Friday night at Kansas Speedway. Following three practice sessions Thursday afternoon, drivers will qualify for the Toyota Tundra 250 this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. local time. But before that, we might as well get caught up on the many things …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Ben Kennedy’s Saga Continues

2016 Atlanta CWTS Ben Kennedy truck Russell LaBounty NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Camping World Truck Series teams have been idle for the last month, but for the first time in a long time, there’s actually news coming out during this extended break. And over the last couple of weeks, that news has centered almost exclusively around Ben Kennedy. In case you’ve missed it all, Kennedy and Red …

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Ben Kennedy Set to Join GMS Racing for 10 Truck Series Contests

2016 Atlanta CWTS Ben Kennedy truck Russell LaBounty NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

After a few days of uncertainty, Ben Kennedy has landed a new job. Kennedy, 24, started the year out with Red Horse Racing, but was signed for only a three-race deal. However, the great-grandson of Bill France, the founder of NASCAR, will be joining GMS Racing for 10 Camping World Truck Series contests in 2016. …

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Matt Crafton Wins Pole for 2015 Truck Series Season Finale at Homestead

Matt Crafton at Michigan in August for Camping World Truck Series

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The series championship may be out the window for Matt Crafton, but he doesn’t plan on backing down in the final weekend of the 2015 Camping World Truck Series season. With a lap of 32.229 seconds, Crafton secured his 11th career pole, fourth of the season and first at Homestead-Miami Speedway in a truck returning from …

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Off the Wall With… Ben Kennedy

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In the hot seat this week: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Ben Kennedy What’s fun besides racing? Ben Kennedy: Wake board and triathlons. What’s the top item on your bucket list? Kennedy: Travel somewhere. I’d like to spend more time in Australia. I think that would be cool. Your go-to on movie night is: …

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NASCAR 101: Newcomers Completely & Utterly Invade Martinsville Truck Entry List

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(Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

Martinsville Speedway’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races? Easily the best of any track on the circuit these days to both discover and watch young talent. Which is not wholly surprising. Each season, it’s the first on the schedule that allows drivers 16 and 17 years old to race, and it’s also among the first …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas

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Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

In a Nutshell: John Wes Townley took the checkered flag 3.827 seconds ahead of Timothy Peters to win Saturday night’s Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Townley managed to run great fuel mileage to have enough in the tank when those around him, including late-race leader Matt Crafton, ran out of gas. Ben …

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Erik Jones Grabs 1st Road-Course Win in 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 250 in Canada

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Canadian Tire Motorsport Park - Day 1

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Erik Jones won the Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park after Alex Tagliani – chasing him for the win on the final lap – lost fourth gear and fell to fifth. Leading 19 laps around the 2.459-mile road course, Jones won for the second time in 2015, and sixth time in his Camping World …

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