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Truckin’ Thursdays: NASCAR’s Failed Message by Letting Ben Rhodes Race

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Though the NASCAR Cup Series just finished its race at Texas Motor Speedway Wednesday afternoon, the penalty report for the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series has already been released. And while Chandler Smith received a penalty (rightfully so) after one of his wheels came off as he was leaving pit road, the sanctioning body …

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Did You Notice?: All-Time Weirdest NASCAR Rain Delays

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Did You Notice? … The rain delay at Texas Motor Speedway is extending into record-setting territory? As I write this column, we are on our third postponement of a race scheduled to run Sunday, Oct. 25. A misty light rain has fallen seemingly forever, pushing back the start to at least Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Trucks at Texas on FOX Sports 1 — What a Doozy!

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This is an interesting time for us. It is very rare that you get a double postponement due to weather. In the Cup Series, I can only recall this happening a couple of times in the last 20 years. It’s happening now as NASCAR officially pulled the plug at Texas Motor Speedway Monday after working …

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Tracking the Trucks: Sheldon Creed Punches Championship 4 Ticket With Texas Win

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Amidst 10 caution flag periods, hard crashes and several angry drivers, Sheldon Creed won the SpeedyCash.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his fourth career NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series win and the one that clinches his spot in the Championship 4. “Today, we did an awesome job,” Creed …

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‘KBM Trucks Run Over Everybody’: Ben Rhodes Among Drivers Angry As Wrecks Mar Texas Truck Race

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Sunday’s (Oct. 25) NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors event at Texas Motor Speedway provided plenty of frayed tempers, causing several crashes that brought out cautions in the latter half of the SpeedyCash.com 400. Included in the mess? Championship contender Ben Rhodes and both KBM trucks (Kyle Busch Motorsports). However, a pair of non-playoff drivers sparked …

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Sheldon Creed Seals Dominating Texas Truck Series Win, Spot in Championship 4

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Sheldon Creed collected his fourth win of the 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season Sunday (Oct. 25), finishing off a dominating victory at Texas Motor Speedway in the SpeedyCash.com 400. Creed survived a two-lap overtime dash to the finish ahead of Austin Hill.  Retaking the lead heading to a restart with 12 …

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From Louisville with Love, Part II: Ben Rhodes Talks Kentucky Speedway Devastation, 2020 Xfinity Attempt & NASCAR Future

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In Part I of From Louisville with Love, Ben Rhodes spoke with Frontstretch about his 2020 improvements, playoff racing against his ThorSport Racing teammates, his two weeks with championship-winning crew chief Junior Joiner and traveling the NASCAR circuit in 2020 as a Kentucky resident.  In the final portion of this two-part series, Rhodes expresses his …

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From Louisville with Love, Part I: Ben Rhodes Talks Playoffs, 2 Weeks with Junior Joiner & Kentucky Travels

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(Ningel Kinrade Photography)

Ben Rhodes is on pace for a career year in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. With three races left in the season, the fifth-year driver has already tied his career high in top fives and needs only one more top 10 to tie his career high in that category. His average finish is …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Scores Overtime Win in Kansas

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: After finishing runner-up four times this season, Brett Moffitt scored his first 2020 victory at Kansas Speedway when he edged teammate Sheldon Creed, who led a race-high 61 laps, by 0.111 seconds at the line. A late-race spin by Zane Smith, who had been battling with Moffitt for the lead, set up …

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GMS Racing Battle Results in Celebration, Heartbreak for Playoff Contenders

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It was a GMS Racing battle late in the Clean Harbors 200 at Kansas Speedway that ultimately left a sour taste in one playoff driver’s mouth. NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck drivers Zane Smith and Brett Moffitt swapped the top spot several times in the closing laps, but a late block by Moffitt sent …

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