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Chandler Smith, Harrison Burton Top Lucas Oil 150 Practice Sessions

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Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Chandler Smith and Harrison Burton topped the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series charts on Friday (November 8) at ISM Raceway for the Lucas Oil 150. 17-year-old Smith was fastest in the first Truck Series practice, driving the No. 46 for Kyle Busch Motorsports. Smith turned 30 circuits around ISM Raceway and …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Announces 2020 Xfinity Crew Chiefs

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Joe Gibbs Racing has released its NASCAR Xfinity Series crew chief lineup for the 2020 season. The Nov. 7 announcement comes two days after news broke that Riley Herbst will drive the No. 18 JGR Toyota full time in 2020 alongside teammates Brandon Jones and Harrison Burton. Herbst will be paired with veteran Dave Rogers, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the Youngsters Racing at ISM Raceway

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The 2019 Lucas Oil 150 will make NASCAR history. Ten drivers born in the year 2000 or later will attempt to compete in the penultimate NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race of the season at ISM Raceway in Phoenix. Should all 10 drivers make the field, they will break the record for most drivers born …

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Todd Gilliland on His Future: ‘I Just Want to Race’

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Last Saturday (Oct. 27) was a critical moment in Todd Gilliland‘s career. The second-year Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver had yet to win or make the playoffs for Kyle Busch Motorsports, one of the best teams in the series’ garage. But Gilliland finally silenced many of his doubters and broke through this past Saturday to …

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Todd Gilliland Wins NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville

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Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Todd Gilliland survived the chaos to claim the checkered flag in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville Speedway Saturday (Oct. 26), his first NGOTS victory in 56 starts. KBM’s Christian Eckes started on the pole for the third time in seven NGOTS starts, but early …

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Christian Eckes wins NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 Pole at Martinsville

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Christian Eckes has won the pole for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville Speedway. It’s his third pole this season in seven starts. The driver of the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Tundra shot to the top of the leaderboard with a lap of 95.424 mph, followed …

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NASCAR 101: Related Drivers in NASCAR

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This column was all set. Perfect, even — the idea, that is. It was timely, fitting, whatever. Then Carson Ware dropped off the Gander Outdoors Truck Series entry list for this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. But you know what? Screw it. Doing it anyway. In the event that Ware returns to the entry list (until …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Corey LaJoie Talks Lessons Learned in NASCAR, Tyler Reddick Reflects on Xfinity Champions Day at Universal Studio

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a weekend of entertaining racing at Kansas Speedway in which Denny Hamlin survived a few late-race restarts to win his fifth race of 2019. The bigger story, however, was Brad Keselowski losing 27 points upright to Chase Elliott and missing the Round of 8. What …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Kansas 150

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In a Nutshell: The battle between Venturini Motorsports teammates Michael Self and Christian Eckes was the entirety of the story Friday night at Kansas Speedway, and at the end of a largely uneventful 100 laps it was Eckes that left with the trophy, leading the final 43 laps to his fourth win of the 2019 …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 ARCA Kansas 150

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The ARCA Menards Series wraps up its season with the 2019 ARCA Kansas 150 at Kansas Speedway on Oct. 18. It is the 19th race for the series at the 1.5-mile track in Kansas City, Kan., and it will host the season finale next year too. Entering the final race, Christian Eckes leads Michael Self …

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