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Doug Coby Wins First-Ever SRX Race at Stafford

2021 SRX Stafford Doug Coby car (Credit: Tom Bowles)

(Photo: Tom Bowles)

In a field filled with this year’s Indianapolis 500 winner, a NASCAR Hall of Famer, a Daytona 500 winner and other racing luminaries, it was the local driver Doug Coby who shined in the first-ever Camping World SRX Series race. Coby won the second heat race, thereby starting first. He then led the most laps …

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Greg Biffle, Scott Speed, Scott Bloomquist Join SRX

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Greg Biffle, Scott Speed and Scott Bloomquist are joining the Superstar Racing Experience summer series at select racetracks, SRX announced Wednesday, May 19. Biffle will race at Stafford Motor Speedway on June 12 and Slinger Speedway on July 10. Speed’s competing at Eldora Speedway on June 26 and Lucas Oil Raceway on July 3. Lastly, …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Trackhouse Racing Taking NASCAR by Storm

William Byron and the No. 24 team celebrate winning at Homestead-Miami Speedway, February 2021 Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Any interesting story isn’t complete without a good surprise or two. The NASCAR Cup Series has been racing in Florida for better than three weeks, and I don’t think it’s possible for the three trophies to be going back to North Carolina with a more unexpected trio of drivers. But the statistics would support the …

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Ben Rhodes Breaks NASCAR Truck Series Drought, Wins Darlington

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Sunday’s (Sept. 6) NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series event at Darlington Raceway was decided on pit strategy. The closing laps saw a handful of trucks take a chance, staying on track during a late caution on old tires. It’s typically not the best decision when it comes to an abrasive oval known as …

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Greg Biffle Driving Darlington Truck Race for GMS

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series is returning to Darlington Raceway for the first time since 2011, and the 2000 series champion Greg Biffle will return for a one-off race with GMS Racing in the No. 24, GMS announced Aug. 27. Biffle will compete in the South Carolina Education Lottery 200, the penultimate …

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The Frontstretch 5: Forgotten Fantastic Finishes

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(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

“It’s going to be a drag race. They touch, they touch…” NASCAR fans can all remember that finish on March 16, 2003, as one of the most memorable finishes. The finish between Ricky Craven and Kurt Busch was the closest in NASCAR Cup Series history until Clint Bowyer and Jimmie Johnson tied it at Talladega …

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Triple Truck Challenge to Kick Off at Daytona International Speedway on Aug. 16

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After a successful first year, NASCAR announced on Saturday, July 18 the return of the Triple Truck Challenge to the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. The challenge was originally set to begin on April 18 at Richmond Raceway, continuing through May 1 and May 15 at Dover International Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway, …

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The Frontstretch 5: Closest NASCAR Cup Series Finishes at Auto Club Speedway

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Auto Club Speedway hasn’t exactly gained the reputation of a fan-favorite track during its tenure on the NASCAR Cup Series circuit. And it’s certainly produced some clunkers, with margins of victory sometimes in double-digit seconds. But the finishes have not been all bad. Several races have had a margin of victory under half a second, …

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NASCAR 101: Drivers With Starts in Parts of 4 (or More) Decades

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Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP

With the 2020 NASCAR season now underway, any driver who competed at Daytona International Speedway last weekend can officially say they’ve competed in a NASCAR race in the 2020s. This season marks the first in a new decade for NASCAR, officially leaving the 2010s in the dust. The ’10s saw a sizable number of drivers …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Curious and Curiouser 

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR’s Gander Outdoor Truck Series often provides the best racing of any given weekend’s slate. But if you go by the ratings and attendance at the truck events, the series seems to be teetering on the precipice of obscurity few envisioned when the series made its bombastic debut back in 1995. After all, the three …

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