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Brett Moffitt Dejected After Failing to Defend NASCAR Truck Series Title

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One year ago, Brett Moffitt hosted the Gander Outdoors Truck Series trophy after winning the race and the championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Moffitt returned to the scene on Friday night (Nov. 15), but failed to recapture the glory. He finished the fifth this time around, placing him third among the Championship 4. “Not good,” Moffitt …

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Brett Moffitt Back In Familiar Position, Albeit With Different Team At Homestead

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Gunning for back-to-back championships, Brett Moffitt has one major similarity and one major difference from 2018 to this year. One is his facial hair, and one is his ride. The defending champion earned the title last season for Hattori Racing Enterprises, who was eliminated with driver Austin Hill last weekend at ISM Raceway. This season, …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Championship Weekend in Homestead

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a lackluster race weekend at ISM Raceway that saw Denny Hamlin, Justin Allgaier and Stewart Friesen win their way to Homestead in the top three series. Hamlin had to hold off a handful of playoff drivers with a late-race restart in Phoenix, en route to …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Who’s the Championship Favorite?

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The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series will crown its champion at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday (Nov. 15). The best finishing Championship 4 driver – Ross Chastain, Matt Crafton, Stewart Friesen or Brett Moffitt – will win the championship. However, that does not mean the championship winner will have to win the 2019 Ford EcoBoost 200. …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: The Penultimate Race

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has just one race left, not just this season, but also in its history under that name. But to get there, they first had to complete the Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway, which only was mildly interesting due to how enormous a lead eventual race winner Denny Hamlin …

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Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Penalize Drivers for Causing Yellow Flags?

Kyle Larson was adamant that Bubba Wallace’s spin in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway was intentional. How prevalent do you think such occurrences are, and what, if anything, needs to be done? Adam Cheek: They aren’t massively common, but something should be done when it’s pretty clearly intentional. Maybe a …

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Tracking the Trucks: Todd Gilliland Grabs 1st Career Win Amid Martinsville Chaos

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In a Nutshell: Todd Gilliland scored his first career win at Martinsville Speedway Saturday afternoon when he beat Ross Chastain to the checkered flag by almost a full second. The driver of the No. 4 Toyota held onto the top spot during an overtime finish that saw Gilliland’s teammate Harrison Burton spin in the NASCAR …

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Christian Eckes wins NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 Pole at Martinsville

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Christian Eckes has won the pole for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville Speedway. It’s his third pole this season in seven starts. The driver of the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Tundra shot to the top of the leaderboard with a lap of 95.424 mph, followed …

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Brett Moffitt, Sheldon Creed & Sam Mayer Returning to GMS in Truck Series for 2020

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Brett Moffitt and Sheldon Creed will continue racing for GMS Racing in 2020, the team announced Friday (Oct. 25). In addition, Sam Mayer will compete in six events for the team in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, as well as the ARCA Showdown and ARCA Series East championships. Moffitt has four wins, 12 top …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Playoff Drivers, Tanner Gray’s Debut Among Martinsville Storylines

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Setting the Championship 4 Following a wild finish at Talladega Superspeedway that saw Johnny Sauter penalized, Spencer Boyd was the one who emerged victorious. That means no playoff driver locked their way into the Championship 4 the last time the Gander Outdoors Truck Series raced. Defending champion Brett Moffitt holds the advantage with a 45-point …

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