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Matt Crafton Wins Pole for 2015 Truck Series Season Finale at Homestead

Matt Crafton at Michigan in August for Camping World Truck Series

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The series championship may be out the window for Matt Crafton, but he doesn’t plan on backing down in the final weekend of the 2015 Camping World Truck Series season. With a lap of 32.229 seconds, Crafton secured his 11th career pole, fourth of the season and first at Homestead-Miami Speedway in a truck returning from …

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Daniel Hemric Tops 2015 Ford EcoBoost 200 Truck Practice at Homestead

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Despite some overnight rains, the sole practice session for the Camping World Truck Series started on-time Friday morning at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After only a few minutes, it became quite clear that tire wear and falloff will be a significant factor all weekend, regardless of the series. In the early stages of the 145-minute sessions, Daniel Hemric …

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Friday Faceoff: Who Will Win It All?

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After the Phoenix Chase race was delayed and cut short by rain, some are calling for NASCAR to change the rules for Chase races so that all laps are completed, even if it’s the next day. Should NASCAR create a new rule? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: That’s a hard call.  If you make a rule …

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4 Burning Questions at Homestead: Can Jeff Gordon Go Out on Top?

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1. CAN JEFF GORDON GO OUT ON TOP? John Elway. Lorena Ochoa. Ray Lewis. Ned Jarrett. It’s not often that a superstar has the opportunity to retire as a champion of their sport. Those four athletes are part of a select few that have, and this weekend Jeff Gordon aims to join them. If Gordon …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Phoenix a Tiring Challenge for NASCAR on NBC

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Normally, Sprint Cup races at Phoenix International Raceway are some of the shortest of the year. Sunday was clearly an exception to that rule, as there was over 10 hours of coverage on NBC and NBCSN from Avondale. We’ll get to the desert in a moment. On Monday, NBC Sports announced a special ramping up …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Edition

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It’s hard to decide which song to attach to what turned out to be a marathon day and night at Jeff Gordon (or Phoenix International, as its usually known) Raceway on Sunday. You’ve got “The Waiting” by Tom Petty, or maybe the old “Rainy Night” by Eddie Rabbitt and of course, “A Hard Day’s Night” …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix

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In a Nutshell: Timothy Peters took the checkered flag 0.309 seconds ahead of John Hunter Nemechek to win the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway Friday night. Peters inherited the lead after Erik Jones, who had led the most laps, and Matt Crafton got together, taking out third-place driver Johnny Sauter along the way. …

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Erik Jones Wins the Pole for the 2015 Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix

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For a series-high fifth time this season, Erik Jones will lead the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field to the green flag. The current championship points leader with two races remaining in the season won the pole for the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway, setting a fast pace of 26.179 seconds in the …

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4 Burning Questions in Phoenix: Will Kevin Harvick Drive to 5 Straight?

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1. Will Kevin Harvick drive to five straight at Phoenix? The track may be called Jeff Gordon Raceway in tribute to the four-time champion, but don’t get the wrong idea, this is still the place owned by Kevin Harvick. With four consecutive days ending in Victory Lane, you have to look at the laps led …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Can a Chase in the Truck Series Work?

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Early Sunday morning, as the Sprint Cup Series prepared for Texas Motor Speedway, I came across an article title on Twitter that made me want to scream. According to Motorsport.com, NASCAR is reportedly considering a Chase-like format for the Camping World Truck Series. Without even reading the article, I was ready to condemn the idea, …

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