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Truckin’ Thursdays: A (Possible) Farewell To The Last Original Truck Team

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In 1995, the inaugural season of the Camping World Truck Series, then known as the NASCAR SuperTruck Series, 59 teams competed in at least one race — that is not 59 trucks, but rather 59 teams fielded trucks. Now, 23 years later, there are only two left from that original season: NEMCO Motorsports and MB …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Garrett Smithley Hopes To Be Next Breakout Star at JD Motorsports

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Over the past few seasons, JD Motorsports has produced multiple elite talents. Garrett Smithley wants to add his name to that list. Smithley, 26, is in his third full season in the No. 0 ride — an opportunity that was originally scheduled only to be a three-race deal. Almost three full seasons later and he …

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Garrett Smithley on getting his start in racing, theatre background

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Garrett Smithley’s time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series with JD Motorsports has been spent in the middle of the pack, which ultimately is a win for the small, underfunded organization. In his third consecutive full-time season driving for JD, Smithley has amassed one top five and two top-10 finishes, the best results of his short career. He …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Garrett Smithley Talks Plate Package, Meaningful Drivers

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The latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast features the Frontstretch trio of Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti as well as Garrett Smithley, driver of the No. 0 JD Motorsports Chevrolet in the XFINITY Series. Smithley finished 20th in Monday’s XFINITY race after spending Saturday and Sunday dodging raindrops. The Georgia native discusses what it’s like waiting out the rain, …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Business as Usual

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While Michigan International Speedway presented a thrilling drag race for the win between Brett Moffitt and Johnny Sauter in the Camping World Truck Series’ Corrigan Oil 200 on Saturday, it was business as usual in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Consumers Energy 400 on Sunday, as Kevin Harvick cruised to the victory that rain …

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Entry List: Consumers Energy 400

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For Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, there are 40 teams entered.  No one will have to pack up and go home after qualifying. There are a number of changes for this week.  Trevor Bayne will be back in Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 6, replacing Matt …

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Entry List: Quaker State 400

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After a chaotic race at Daytona International Speedway, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Kentucky Speedway for a primetime event on Saturday, July 14.  The Quaker State 400 will be the second consecutive night race for the series and the fifth of the 2018 season. 39 cars make up this weekend’s entry list, …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Brad Keselowski Beats the Rain and Carnage at Charlotte

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Whenever Brad Keselowski is on the entry list for an XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, he becomes one of the odds-on favorites to grab the victory. He proved that in qualifying on Saturday morning (May 26) by winning the pole, as well as the Alsco 300. Keselowski jumped out to an early lead …

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Justin Allgaier Hold Off Teammate to Win OneMain Financial 200, Dash 4 Cash Bonus at Dover

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Justin Allgaier picked up his first win of the 2018 XFINITY Series season in Saturday’s OneMain Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway. The JR Motorsports driver led the most laps – 104 – and held off a late charge by teammate Elliott Sadler to win by 0.306 seconds. Allgaier also earned the $100,000 Dash 4 …

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Entry List: DC Solar 200

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40 cars have entered the XFINITY Series DC Solar 200 at ISM Raceway. With 40 cars entered this week, all of them will qualify for the race. Jamie McMurray returns to the XFINITY Series driving the No. 42 DC Solar Chip Ganassi Racing Chevy. McMurray has not made a start since 2013 driving for JR …

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