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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Charlotte Brings Drivers Out of the Woodwork

This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200. As is typical of the mile-and-a-half track, there are 42 drivers entered for tonight’s race. Along with the healthy entry list comes quite a few unfamiliar faces. One of those drivers is Mike Guerity who will …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2010 Dover 200

Aric Almirola took the checkered flag 0.898 seconds ahead of James Buescher to win the Dover 200 Friday afternoon at Dover International Speedway. Almirola came from two laps down and maintained the lead on a green-white-checkered finish to score his first career Camping World Truck Series win. Rookie Justin Lofton, Ricky Carmichael and Todd Bodine rounded out the top five.

Tearing Apart the Trucks: Understanding the Kyle Busch Motorsports Fiasco

Almost two weeks ago, the Charlotte Observer reported several subcontractors claim they are owed for work done at the new Kyle Busch Motorsports facility that’s set to open for the team in June. Paul Davis of Creative Carpets LLC filed a lien as a last resort against the contractor that hired him, claiming he is …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Royal Purple 200 at Darlington

For the 36th time in the last 82 Nationwide Series races, a Joe Gibbs Racing entry visited victory lane, with Denny Hamlin holding off teammate Kyle Busch to score his first Nationwide Series victory of 2010 and first since Kansas back in 2008. Hamlin, who won the pole for Friday night’s race as well, combined …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2010 O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas

After a month off and an hour-long rain delay, Johnny Sauter took the checkered flag 5.032 seconds ahead of Ron Hornaday Jr. to win the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 Sunday afternoon at Kansas Speedway. Sauter started third and remained inside the top 10 all afternoon on the way to his second career Truck Series victory, captured the day after his 32nd birthday.

James Buescher Says Phoenix Racing Will Run Rest of 2010 season

James Buescher is not worried about his future with the No. 1 Phoenix Racing Nationwide Series team. FOX Sports broke news last week that James Finch’s Phoenix Racing team, a longtime NASCAR fixture, is up for sale. The 20-year-old Buescher tells Frontstretch that this news has no effect on the team’s operations this season. “I …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 Up & Coming NASCAR Stars

The second off week of the season gives us a chance to take a step back, get a little creative, and play the role of “talent scout” for the power rankings this week. This time, our experts were asked to look into their crystal ball, ranking the top-20 prospects coming up the ranks that could …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not: NASCAR Stars of the Past & Future

  Yesterday’s end to March Madness was the ultimate display of David vs. Goliath: the small school Butler Bulldogs versus the longtime tournament powerhouse Duke Blue Devils for a national title. But why put all your eggs in one basket, rooting for that classic “Big Brother vs. Little Guy” matchup when you can see the …

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5 Points to Ponder: Tough Crowd in Music City, NASCAR’s New Villain, More

With Carl Edwards vs. Brad Keselowski hyped in the offseason as the sequel to last season’s Cup showdown in the Nationwide Series between Edwards and eventual champion Kyle Busch, another Cup regular has come to crash the party… and he’s already done the Nationwide dance twice before.

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