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Truckin’ Thursdays: Elimination Looms Large at Bristol

Tyler Ankrum racing in a pack at Bristol Motor Speedway, 2020 NASCAR Truck race, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Sheldon Creed and John Hunter Nemechek are safe with one race left in the first round of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoffs as the series takes to the (paved) Bristol Motor Speedway on Thursday (Sept. 16) night. Anyone who’s been paying attention to the tour at all this year would probably figure that, …

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Friday Faceoff: Whose Darlington Disaster Will Be Hardest to Overcome?

Alex Bowman purple No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports car at Darlington with damage on left rear, fall NASCAR Cup playoff race, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Plenty of NASCAR Cup Series playoff drivers ran into trouble at Darlington Raceway. Who has the least to worry about, and who has one foot out the door? Luken Glover: Any chance at a Cinderella story was likely demolished as soon as it started for Michael McDowell. Unless he pulls off a Daytona International Speedway-like …

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Entry List: 2021 Go Bowling 250

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With two races left before the beginning of the 2021 playoffs, the NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Richmond Raceway this Saturday afternoon, Sept. 11. The entry list for the 250-lap short track event features 41 drivers. With the absence of qualifying, Timmy Hill will not be able to compete on Saturday night based on owner …

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Tracking the Trucks: Sheldon Creed Goes Back-to-Back, Sweeps Darlington

Sheldon Creed celebrates in victory lane at Darlington Raceway. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Domination by Sheldon Creed was the theme of Sunday (Sept. 5) afternoon’s event at Darlington Raceway, as the reigning champion led 104 of the 147 circuits en route to his third win of the season and second of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoffs’ opening round. Creed also swept the two Darlington …

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Sheldon Creed Dominates Darlington, Scores Second Straight Win

Sheldon Creed on pit road at World Wide Technology Raceway in Gateway, Ill. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Sheldon Creed finished Sunday (Sept. 5) afternoon’s In It To Win It 200 at Darlington Raceway where he started: out front. Creed dominated throughout the race’s 147-lap running, holding off challenges from Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates John Hunter Nemechek and Chandler Smith to win the second stage and, ultimately, the race. Creed’s third win of …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Drivers to Watch at Darlington Raceway

John Hunter Nemechek during the LiftKits4Less.com 200 at Darlington Raceway, 5/7/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

As the NASCAR Cup Series kicks off its playoffs this weekend at Darlington Raceway, the Camping World Truck Series will run the second race in its Round of 10. Originally scheduled to be at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, this event was shifted to Darlington after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic created enough questions about scheduling logistics …

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Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Allow Testing At New or Reconfigured Speedways?

2021 nascar Cup COTA pack racing, photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. hinted that JR Motorsports could expand to five NASCAR Xfinity Series cars next year. What is the ideal driver lineup for JRM in 2022?  Josh Roller: If JR Motorsports expands to a five-car team next season, I don’t mind keeping the current driver lineup. Keep Michael Annett in the No. 1. He is …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the 2021 Truck Series Playoff Drivers, Part I

2021 Watkins Glen Trucks John Hunter Nemechek regular season champion trophy NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Author’s Note: This is the first of two parts looking at the 10 drivers who have qualified for the 2021 Camping World Truck Series playoffs. Part two will run next week ahead of the opening playoff race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. Meet the 2021 #CampingWorldTrucks Playoff field! pic.twitter.com/7fnSlZHgr9 — NASCAR Camping World …

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Tracking the Trucks: Austin Hill Ends Regular Season With Watkins Glen Win

2021 Watkins Glen Trucks playoff drivers Nemechek Hill Rhodes Creed Gilliland Zane Chandler Smith Crafton Hocevar Friesen Jared C Tilton Getty

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In a Nutshell: Austin Hill scored his second straight win of 2021 with a victory in the Camping World Truck Series return to Watkins Glen International. The polesitter led three times for 35 of 61 laps in the lightning-shortened regular season finale. John Hunter Nemechek finished second, followed by Sheldon Creed. Todd Gilliland and Parker …

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Austin Hill Gets 2nd Truck Series Win of 2021 Season at Watkins Glen

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With three playoff spots on the line, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series took to Watkins Glen after a two-week break to determine the grid for the playoffs. Austin Hill came home with his second win of the season when the race was called with 11 laps to go due to lightning in the area. …

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