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Alex Tagliani, Erik Jones Pace 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 250 Practices at CTMP

Alex Tagliani in his truck at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (8/29/15) credit: Getty Images

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams had two practices on Saturday to dial in their trucks for qualifying and the race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. When the red and black flags flew to end practice, road-course ace Alex Tagliani and Erik Jones were at the top of the leaderboard in both sessions. The first practice …

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Kyle Busch Claims 2015 UNOH 200 Pole at Bristol

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Mother Nature has reared her ugly head many times this season, but on Wednesday she surrendered early enough that the Camping World Truck Series was able to qualify for their mid-week race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch won the pole with a 125.683 mph lap, his first of the season. He will be looking …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan

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In a Nutshell: Pit-road issues gave way to pure speed and talent in a wild Saturday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway. Kyle Busch overcame an early speeding penalty and multiple late-race restarts to claim his second-consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory. Busch led a race-high 44 laps laps in the victory, including the final …

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NASCAR 101: NASCAR Drivers from the Mitten

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When I was growing up, the one NASCAR race weekend I could always count on seeing each year was one at Michigan International Speedway, whether it was the June or August race (the latter, usually). Good thing, too – the track didn’t always have a stellar reputation for putting on a great show on TV, …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

Joey Logano poses with the trophy after winning the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International

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Who’s in the headline – Weekend sweeps seem to happen quite frequently these days, with some of the winning drivers from the Cup Series running the companion races that are scheduled on many race weekends. Surprisingly, this weekend featured the first time such a sweep took place at Watkins Glen. Joey Logano had never run a …

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Did You Notice? Toyota Toying With NASCAR’s Future, Shortened Races & Kauffman Quips

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Did You Notice? Joe Gibbs Racing is making future plans for Erik Jones even though the organization has four Cup drivers signed through 2016? Owner Joe Gibbs hopped on SIRIUS XM Radio Tuesday morning and expressed his support for the young driver, indicating he’ll have a long-term connection with the program. Jones has already racked up three …

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The Frontstretch 5: Musing through Summer ’15

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Five! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things and ideas that define the current state of our sport. This week, Amy has some totally random thoughts on the summer of ’15. …

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Joe Gibbs: “Erik Jones a Big Part of Team’s Future”

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Joe Gibbs Racing has big plans for Erik Jones next season. JGR owner Joe Gibbs joined Jim Noble and Chocolate Meyers on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on Tuesday to discuss the future of the rising star. “We look at Erik as a big part of our future,” Gibbs said on The Morning Drive. “We’ve got a plan …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Nails NASCAR Pit-Road Issues

Kurt Busch leads a pack of cars in the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway

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The Summer weekend at Pocono is always an interesting one, if only because it causes the media partners to split their priorities. NBCSN had to have three separate production crews out last weekend. One was in Pocono for Sprint Cup, another in Iowa for the Xfinity Series, and a third one was at Mid-Ohio for …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono

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In a Nutshell: Wild restarts, pit strategy and high speeds controlled Pocono Raceway on Saturday afternoon for one of the shortest races on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule. Kyle Busch dominated at the “tricky triangle,” leading 53 of 69 laps in his first Truck Series race of the season in his self-owned No. 51 Toyota Tundra. …

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