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2-Headed Monster: Should John Hunter Nemechek Have Moved Cole Custer?

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Nobody ever said that Canadian Tire Motorsport Park doesn’t disappoint. Four years, four crazy finishes, three last-corner passes for the win. And last weekend’s finish between Cole Custer and John Hunter Nemechek was perhaps the craziest of them all. Custer, leading on the last lap and needing a win to qualify for the inaugural Camping …

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5 Points To Ponder: Was Cole Custer, John Hunter Nemechek Aggression Too Much?

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ONE: A Look At Those Locked In With Darlington in the books, the Chase field for the Sprint Cup Series has gotten substantially clearer. Of the 16 Chase spots, 12 have been tentatively filled by race winners who have clinched finishing the regular season in the top 30. These 12 drivers include, by order of …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC NASCAR Throwback Weekend Brings Smiles, Questions

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Labor Day weekend is always an interesting one in the world of motorsports.  Darlington has re-claimed the weekend for Sprint Cup and the XFINITY Series, making it stand out in the process.  The trucks spent the weekend in Canada at a venue known for good action and questionable finishes.  It did not disappoint in either aspect. …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Wrecks Cole Custer for a Win in Canada

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In a Nutshell: Cole Custer entered the final corner of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park with the lead. His No. 00 truck set the pace throughout the day up north, leading the first 30 laps of the Chevrolet Silverado 250. But Custer’s truck wouldn’t make it across the finish line first. Instead, it was John Hunter Nemechek, …

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Tracking the Trucks: William Byron Notches 2nd Consecutive Win

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In a Nutshell: William Byron went back-to-back with a victory over Cole Custer in Saturday night’s Speediatrics 200 at Iowa Speedway. Byron overcame a pit road stumble on his final stop, and with the help of a couple of late-race cautions, recovered to score his third win of the season. Cameron Hayley, Ben Rhodes and …

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Ben Rhodes Quickest During First Practice at Iowa Speedway

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Four days after losing 40 percent of its race shop, ThorSport Racing topped the speed chart in opening practice at Iowa Speedway. Three of the four team trucks were among the top 10 during the first practice at a racetrack since the incident. Practice One:  Looking for his first Camping World Truck Series victory, rookie Ben Rhodes paced the …

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John Hunter Nemechek Brings New Sponsor, More Experience to Texas

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The 2016 season marks the first full year for John Hunter Nemechek, who will turn 19 on Saturday. Not yet old enough to compete full-time in 2015, the 18-year-old shared his ride with dad Joe until his 18th birthday. And it didn’t take long for him to visit Victory Lane just a few months later …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Observations from an “Outsider”

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Early last month, my husband and I made the trek to Kansas Speedway for what turned out to be an incredible race weekend, capped off by a first-time winner in the Truck Series (William Byron) after a wild race, followed by a victory by his boss in the Cup Series the following night (Kyle Busch) …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Schedule Brings Out Captivating Competition

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Remember back in 2012, when the Camping World Truck Series schedule lost a few races and it wasn’t a popular move within the industry? Now in it’s fifth year of existence, you can say it has worked for the better. Currently, the Truck Series runs 23 races and has added one venue since 2014, bringing Atlanta Motor Speedway …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Storylines to Watch in Kansas

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Finally. After five weeks of sitting dormant, the Camping World Truck Series returns to action Friday night at Kansas Speedway. Following three practice sessions Thursday afternoon, drivers will qualify for the Toyota Tundra 250 this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. local time. But before that, we might as well get caught up on the many things …

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Kyle Busch Scores First Martinsville Clock With Truck Series Win

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A plethora of on-track crashes. Double-file restarts time and time again. None of it could keep Kyle Busch from winning as his No. 18 Toyota broke through to take the checkered flag first at the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 Saturday afternoon. The race is Busch’s first-ever NASCAR win at Martinsville Speedway in any of the sport’s top three …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Why Would Stewart-Haas Racing Move from Chevy to Ford?

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It isn’t rare in sports for athletes to swap teams or even just brands, however, it is rare that the team swaps things around. But that is exactly the case for Stewart-Haas Racing. In 2017, the organization will make the bold move, going from Chevrolet to Ford after being with the manufacturer synonymous with apple pie since …

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