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Truckin’ Thursdays: Elimination Looms Large at Bristol

Tyler Ankrum racing in a pack at Bristol Motor Speedway, 2020 NASCAR Truck race, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Sheldon Creed and John Hunter Nemechek are safe with one race left in the first round of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoffs as the series takes to the (paved) Bristol Motor Speedway on Thursday (Sept. 16) night. Anyone who’s been paying attention to the tour at all this year would probably figure that, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Drivers to Watch at Darlington Raceway

John Hunter Nemechek during the LiftKits4Less.com 200 at Darlington Raceway, 5/7/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

As the NASCAR Cup Series kicks off its playoffs this weekend at Darlington Raceway, the Camping World Truck Series will run the second race in its Round of 10. Originally scheduled to be at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, this event was shifted to Darlington after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic created enough questions about scheduling logistics …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the 2021 Truck Series Playoff Drivers, Part I

2021 Watkins Glen Trucks John Hunter Nemechek regular season champion trophy NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Author’s Note: This is the first of two parts looking at the 10 drivers who have qualified for the 2021 Camping World Truck Series playoffs. Part two will run next week ahead of the opening playoff race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. Meet the 2021 #CampingWorldTrucks Playoff field! pic.twitter.com/7fnSlZHgr9 — NASCAR Camping World …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Preparing for Series Debut at Knoxville

2021 SRX Knoxville Raceway Track (Credit: Tom Bowles)

(Photo: Tom Bowles)

This weekend, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Knoxville Raceway for the penultimate race of the 2021 regular season. Just two races remain to set the playoff field, and four drivers have already clinched based on wins (Ben Rhodes, John Hunter Nemechek, Sheldon Creed and Todd Gilliland), and Austin Hill locked himself in …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 3 Races Left to Set Playoff Field

Camping World Truck Series

#26: Tyler Ankrum, GMS Racing, Chevrolet Silverado LiUNA!, #88: Matt Crafton, ThorSport Racing, Toyota Tundra Jack Links/Menards

Just three races remain on the 2021 Camping World Truck Series schedule before 10 drivers will face off in hopes of snagging this year’s championship. John Hunter Nemechek (four wins), Ben Rhodes (two wins), Sheldon Creed (one win) and Todd Gilliland (one win) have all locked themselves into this year’s playoffs with wins this season. …

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Tracking the Trucks: Maiden Start, Maiden Win for Ryan Preece at Nashville

Ryan Preece celebrates his first NASCAR Truck win with a woohoo, holding up the guitar at Nashville. Red Hunt Brother Pizza firesuit. NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Ryan Preece hasn’t had the best luck in the NASCAR Cup Series this year, but everything fell his way in the Camping World Truck Series’ Friday (June 18) night race at Nashville Superspeedway. The Rackley Roofing 200 marked the first time the truckers had raced at the 1.333-mile superspeedway in a decade. Austin …

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

Ben Rhodes 2021 Charlotte trucks NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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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Crew Chief Kevin Bellicourt Suspended after Charlotte Lug Nut Penalty

#77: Justin Haley, Spire Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Walmart Charlotte Cup NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Among the fines given out within the post-race penalty report from last weekend’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Spire Motorsports crew chief Kevin Bellicourt has been suspended for one NASCAR Cup Series event following a lug nut infraction. According to the penalty report, the crew chief of the No. 77 Spire Motorsports entry driven …

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Tracking the Trucks: Sheldon Creed Victorious in Darlington Throwback

2021 Trucks Darlington Sheldon Creed Flag (Credit: NKP0

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Sheldon Creed scored his first victory of 2021 when he took the checkered flag Friday night (May 7) at Darlington Raceway ahead of Ben Rhodes. Almost fittingly, the caution-filled race ended under yellow following five cautions in the final 50 laps. Rookie Carson Hocevar finished third, followed by ThorSport Racing teammates Matt …

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Sheldon Creed Wins Darlington Truck Series Wreckfest

2021 Trucks Darlington Sheldon Creed, No. 2 GMS Racing Chevrolet, Burnout (Credit: NLKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

John Hunter Nemechek looked like he was well on his way to score his third win of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season in Friday’s (May 7) Liftkits4less.com 200 at Darlington Raceway. The 23-year-old dominated the 147-lap contest as he looked to score Kyle Busch Motorsports’ sixth consecutive NCWTS win, which would have been …

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