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Cole Custer Out of the Chase Grid, but Uninjured After Late Michigan Crash

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

Cole Custer‘s late gamble for a win and a Chase berth fell apart in a big way after a heavy crash late in Saturday’s Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway. Shortly after leading the field to green on a lap-85 restart, Custer was being pushed by eventual winner Brett Moffitt when Moffitt – seeing …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Pocono See Another Stewart-Haas Winner?

Is Pocono Raceway the Site of Stewart-Haas Racing’s Next Win? Pocono Raceway has been a solid home for Stewart-Haas Racing success. Kurt Busch is the most recent track winner, while Kevin Harvick and Danica Patrick have shown their respective speed at the sport’s triangle circuit. As for team co-owner Tony Stewart, he called the June Pocono race …

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Ben Rhodes Quickest During First Practice at Iowa Speedway

(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

Four days after losing 40 percent of its race shop, ThorSport Racing topped the speed chart in opening practice at Iowa Speedway. Three of the four team trucks were among the top 10 during the first practice at a racetrack since the incident. Practice One:  Looking for his first Camping World Truck Series victory, rookie Ben Rhodes paced the …

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Cole Custer, Johnny Sauter Swap Crew Chiefs

(Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

When Cole Custer arrives at Iowa Speedway for this weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event, he’ll have a new crew chief atop his pit box. Marcus Richmond has moved from Johnny Sauter’s GMS Racing No. 21 to Custer’s JR Motorsports No. 00, the team confirmed Tuesday (June 14). Richmond takes over for Joe Shear, …

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Cole Custer Graduates High School During Texas Pre-Race

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While the rest of the Tes0ro High School (Calif.) Class of 2016 walked the stage on Thursday, Cole Custer participated in two practice sessions at Texas Motor Speedway, more than 1,400 miles away. And though he missed his official graduation, TMS president Eddie Gossage made sure Custer still got the opportunity to wear the cap …

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Rookies and Veterans Fast in Truck Series Practices at Texas

(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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Truckin’ Thursdays: Schedule Brings Out Captivating Competition

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

Remember back in 2012, when the Camping World Truck Series schedule lost a few races and it wasn’t a popular move within the industry? Now in it’s fifth year of existence, you can say it has worked for the better. Currently, the Truck Series runs 23 races and has added one venue since 2014, bringing Atlanta Motor Speedway …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Dover Throws a Curve

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Greetings, race fans. This past weekend at Dover was a bit more like the Dover of elementary school for me than the Dover we’ve been used to.  I believe Sunday’s race was the third slowest 400-mile race at the one-mile oval.  The other two either had more cautions (Fall 2007) or just plain got ridiculous …

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William Byron, Cole Custer Lead Thursday Dover Truck Practices

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

William Byron picked up where he left off after winning at Kansas Speedway last weekend, topping the first of two practices at Dover International Speedway Thursday for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Byron was joined by fellow young gun Cole Custer at the top of the speed charts; the JR Motorsports driver paced the …

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2-Headed Monster: Heat Races … Are They Worth It?

(Photo: Russel LaBounty/NKP)

NASCAR is in the midst of a brand-new experiment this season: heat races in the XFINITY Series. NASCAR has used heat races before in the Camping World Truck Series at Eldora, using multiple races to set the starting lineup for the main event, but until 2016 the NXS ran full-length events, lap one to lap …

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