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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte

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In a Nutshell: Kasey Kahne and Erik Jones started side-by-side on Friday night, and that’s the exact same way the duo finished the race. The pair qualified 1-2 but were forced to start from the rear after each had a pre-race issue (Jones – missed drivers’ meeting; Kahne – unapproved adjustments). As soon as the …

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Kasey Kahne Edges Erik Jones For 2015 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Victory at Charlotte

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.005 seconds. That’s all that separated Kasey Kahne and Erik Jones after 139 laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kahne nipped Jones at the line to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200. The win was the first for JR Motorsports in Truck competition, the 200th for Chevrolet, and Kahne’s fifth …

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Erik Jones, Kasey Kahne Top 2015 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Practices at Charlotte

Erik Jones dominated in the race last week, and Kasey Kahne has dominated nearly every Truck race he’s ran. Both drivers showed speed in Thursday’s two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice sessions, with Kahne topping the early session and Jones leading the second. In his first race of the year with backing from Dollar General, …

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Friday Faceoff: Will Kyle Busch Make the Chase & Who Will Win Iowa?

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1. Everyone’s been giving their opinion, now let’s hear yours: will Kyle Busch make the Chase? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I think Kyle Busch can make the Chase; getting into the top 30 shouldn’t be an insurmountable task, though winning could prove more daunting given Joe Gibbs Racing’s recent performance. I’m not sold on that …

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Happiness Is… Rules, Bewilderment & the Next Big Hotness

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Hip hip hooray, the Sprint All-Star Race is here. Forgive Happiness Is for starting this week’s column in a rather negative way, but seriously, the All-Star Race. This race may once have been interesting but now looks like another example of NASCAR’s desire to milk the fans for everything they’re worth (hello, two-day format) while …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 3 Things to Remember from Kansas

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For the second time this season, the Camping World Truck Series has back-to-back races scheduled and will once again be on track at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday night. Fresh off of a return to racing at Kansas Speedway, there was plenty to remember about in a race largely dominated by Erik Jones. “Some days you’re …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Jimmie Johnson’s Legacy & Erik Jones’s Future

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Author’s Note: Greg has taken this weekend off so I’ve taken offered to cover the NASCAR Mailbox this week, and let me say I’m excited to answer your questions. Let the fun begin. Greg will return next week. The SpongeBob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Speedway was certainly interesting. Watching that No. 48 perform the way …

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Bowles-Eye View: Rediscovering NASCAR’s Missing Piece, Passion

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For a sportswriter, even in this age of social media, I find myself a pretty private person. As I see it, you’re here for me to write about why Tony Stewart’s a little off this year, not about what I did on my off weekend. You want pictures of Kyle Larson’s Target car, not me …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Erik Jones’s Debut Brings Unsavory Booth Behavior

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Welcome back, folks. Hope you had an excellent Mother’s Day Weekend. Last weekend, the Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series were both at Kansas Speedway. The week was up and down at best. SpongeBob SquarePants 400 Looking back, I should have seen what happened early Saturday night coming. The Braves-Nationals baseball game ran long. …

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MPM2Nite: And the Winner Ain’t…

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Talk about a perfect storm for a NASCAR TV ratings disaster. Start with an event slated to run on Saturday night, a time slot that has produced some of the lowest ratings of FOX’s tenure with NASCAR. Add in the fact the Kansas City event was to be run on FOX Sports 1. The first …

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