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NASCAR 101: NASCAR’s Current Owner-Drivers

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Where have all the owner-drivers gone? Well, it certainly ain’t the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Which is probably a different story from when many who read this first started following NASCAR. The story of the owner-driver — the do-it-all wheelman who can balance a checkbook just as well as he can drive a car …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Jordan Anderson Cleared of Charges Related to Report of Stolen Truck

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Just a few days after Jordan Anderson and his team finally completed their long trek home from Las Vegas Motor Speedway following an accident with an elk in New Mexico, the NASCAR world was rocked by the news that there was a warrant out for the arrest of the Camping World Truck Series driver. According …

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Friday Faceoff: Which Top Driver Might Be Facing A Winless Season?

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1. Once again, weather dominated the headlines this weekend. Do you think there’s anything more that NASCAR can do (tires, start times, scheduling) or is it just a case of “c’est la vie”? John Haverlin: There’s nothing more NASCAR can do. Start times and altering the schedule would be OK, but it takes a lot (television, tracks, …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Michael Waltrip Just Isn’t Serious Enough

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Rain is the worst part of oval racing.  Unlike road courses, rain is a complete no go. Last weekend was every bit of that in Michigan, not just for the Monster Energy Cup Series, but the XFINITY Series as well.  We’ll cover the LTi Printing 250 later this week.  For now, the focus is on Sunday’s …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter’s 2018 Dominance Continues in Texas

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In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter scored his fourth win of the 2018 season when he beat poles-itter Stewart Friesen to the checkered flag by 0.092 seconds in the Camping World Truck Series’ closest finish at Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 21 led for the final 51 laps to score his fifth victory …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Sports 1 Pimps New NASCAR Package

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All-Star Weekend is typically the time of year where NASCAR likes to throw things out there.  In the past, the Monster Energy All-Star Race saw the creation of segments, inversions, eliminations, and mandatory pit stops that required a pen and paper to determine who was going to line up where. 2018 brought even more shenanigans. …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Scores 2nd 2018 Victory at Dover

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In a Nutshell: Early Friday evening (May 4), Johnny Sauter emerged from Dover International Speedway victorious for a second consecutive year. But this time, he had to fight hard-charging polesitter Noah Gragson to earn the trophy. Their fender-rubbing is what everyone will be talking about in NASCAR nation for days to come. Gragson ultimately wrecked in their battle …

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Jordan Anderson Slides to First Career Top-10 Finish

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It took 58 career races, but Jordan Anderson finally cracked the top 10 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Friday evening (Feb. 16) at Daytona International Speedway. Anderson, 26, began the NextEra Energy Resources 250 in 28th position. After lagging back for the opening two stages, the South Carolina native decided it was go …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Changes for the 2018 Season

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Management Changes As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series roars back to action at Daytona International Speedway this Friday night, a significant change the casual fan might not notice is the series’ new general manager. Late last month, NASCAR announced former Truck Series driver Ben Kennedy is the division’s new general manager. “Ben will draw …

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Jordan Anderson Reveals Full-Time 2018 Plans, New Team

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Jordan Anderson has been a NASCAR driver for a few years, and now he’s also a team owner. Jordan Anderson Racing, officially formed for the 2018 season, will run full-time in the Camping World Truck Series with its owner behind the wheel. Anderson will pilot trucks featuring the No. 3 in 2018. Anderson, who has spent …

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