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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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Erik Jones Edges Out the Boss to Win 2015 Pocono Mountains 150 Pole at Pocono

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Beating the boss is quite impressive. Beating Kyle Busch is even more so, especially with his hot streak as of late. 19-year-old Erik Jones earned his fourth pole award of the year, edging out his Kyle Busch Motorsports owner/teammate in the final round of qualifying on Saturday morning for the Pocono Mountains 150. Clocking in …

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Erik Jones, Tyler Reddick Pace 2015 Mud Summer Classic Practices at Eldora

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The Camping World Truck Series slung some dirt Wednesday morning during two practice sessions in preparation for the 1-800-Car-Cash MudSummer Classic. Erik Jones turned the fastest lap in the first session, while Tyler Reddick was quickest in the second. With a lap of 89.454 mph in the first practice, Jones showed that the speed he …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Looking Back at the Top-5 Surprising Victories of 2015

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The second half of the 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series season will officially begin this weekend at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. There have been some interesting moments and surprise race winners as the weeks and have worn on. Today, we look at five of them who stand out…. Chris Buescher Chris Buescher has been a …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 Up-And-Coming Drivers in Stock Car Racing

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The Sprint Cup Series might have had the weekend off, but the Frontstretch Power Rankings didn’t take a break. This week, we are featuring the top up-and-coming drivers in stock car competition. It’s hard to argue that racing does not have a bright future with the number of drivers emerging from local tracks, earning opportunities …

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5 Points to Ponder: Erik Jones Triumphant, Amy Earnhardt, & the Phones are Nearly Silent

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Jones Triumphant Two Times Over No one doubts Erik Jones’s ability behind the wheel. The Kyle Busch Motorsports driver had four career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victories coming into 2015, but following the first eight races of the season, all anyone could talk about was why hadn’t he been able to visit victory lane …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Xfinity Must Be Incensed

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Welcome back! Last week saw the Sprint Cup Series take the weekend off. In the past, these weekends used to be the most boring time of the summer. Nothing would be going on. Not so much these days. The Xfinity Series was the primary show for the weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. Meanwhile, the Camping World …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Owens Corning AttiCat 300 at Chicagoland

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Lean, mean, black and green for the second straight weekend. The No. 54 Toyota raced back into Victory Lane once again. At Michigan, it was Kyle Busch earning the victory, but this weekend’s standalone event at Chicagoland Speedway belonged to rookie Erik Jones. The 19-year-old driver for Joe Gibbs Racing led a race-high 94 laps …

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Pace Laps: Hot Streaks, New Faces, Contenders & Jumping Series

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Sprint Cup Series: “Slugger’s” New Assignment: Swing For The Fences To End Sophomore Slump – Swept under the rug during a week where NASCAR announced a new rules package is an important crew chief change at Richard Childress Racing. It’s a strange time at RCR, an organization whose trio of teams are so-so despite their …

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Erik Jones Makes it a Weekend Sweep With 2015 Owens Corning Atticat 300 Win at Chicagoland

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Break out the broom. Erik Jones won the NASCAR Xfinity Series Owens Corning AttiCat 300 at Chicagoland Speedway by a handy margin over Ryan Blaney. The Joe Gibbs Racing development driver, who won the Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway Friday night, took over the top spot with 10 laps to go in his No. …

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