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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the 2020 Championship Contenders

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The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series kicks off its seven-race playoffs Thursday night (Sept. 17) at Bristol Motor Speedway. With an expanded field this year, now 10 drivers will fight for a chance to race for the championship at Phoenix Raceway in November, up from eight competitors last year. 1. Sheldon Creed Starts: …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Austin Dillon’s Strong Performances Continue

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Richmond Raceway is known for tire wear and long green-flag runs. And boy, did we get a ton of that this weekend. Three of the four national touring races went caution-free in the final stage this weekend. In Saturday’s (Sept. 12) Cup Series race, there were no cautions besides the two stage breaks and the …

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Brett Moffitt Comes Home 6th in Xfinity Race at Richmond

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Brett Moffitt scored his sixth top-10 finish of the NASCAR Xfinity Series season on Friday night (Sept. 11), bringing the Our Motorsports No. 02 Chevrolet home in sixth at Richmond Raceway. Moffitt started 20th for the Go Bowling 250, quietly working his way through the field in his second of three races in three days. …

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Grant Enfinger Gives ThorSport 1-2-3 Finish in Truck Series Regular Season Finale at Richmond

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The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series returned to Richmond Raceway for its first race there since 2005. The winning crew chief in that race was Jeff Hensley, atop the pit box then for Mike Skinner. Hensley ended his Thursday night (Sept. 10) in victory lane as his driver Grant Enfinger won the ToyotaCare …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Returning to Richmond Raceway for the Final Regular Season Race

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For the second week in a row, the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series makes its return to a track it hasn’t visited in several years. In fact, Thursday night (Sept. 10) will mark the first time the Truck Series has run at Richmond Raceway since 2005. One of only four tracks remaining from the …

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4 Burning Questions: NASCAR Is Doing What In California?

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They’re doing what to Fontana? This week, after The Athletic broke the news, NASCAR confirmed that they are pursuing plans to effectively turn the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California into a half-mile short track. The course looks to be a hybrid of all three of the current NASCAR Cup Series short tracks in …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ben Rhodes Bests Derek Kraus in Darlington Overtime Finish

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In a Nutshell: Ben Rhodes snapped a 48-race winless streak in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series when he beat Derek Kraus on an overtime finish at Darlington Raceway Sunday afternoon (Sept. 6). A late caution set up a two-lap dash to the finish, and despite Kraus taking the initial edge, a slide …

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Ben Rhodes Breaks NASCAR Truck Series Drought, Wins Darlington

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Sunday’s (Sept. 6) NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series event at Darlington Raceway was decided on pit strategy. The closing laps saw a handful of trucks take a chance, staying on track during a late caution on old tires. It’s typically not the best decision when it comes to an abrasive oval known as …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Winless 2020 Drivers to Watch at Gateway This Weekend

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This Sunday (Aug. 30), the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series heads to World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway for the third and final race in the Triple Truck Challenge. But more importantly, it’s just one of three races remaining to set the 2020 playoff field. Matt Crafton, Sheldon Creed, Grant Enfinger, Austin Hill and …

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