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Did You Notice?: Bubba Wallace Putting NASCAR in a Tough Spot

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Did You Notice? … Bubba Wallace has a history of confrontations in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series? We’ll start with the now, what everyone’s still talking about three days after the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL. Sunday’s incident (Sept. 29) with Alex Bowman was easily his most serious to date. The two drivers made contact multiple …

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Tracking the Trucks: Austin Hill, Hattori Racing Gamble to Win in Las Vegas

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In a Nutshell: Austin Hill scored his third win of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season with a 2.116-second victory over Ross Chastain in Friday night’s World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 16 Hattori Racing Toyota restarted 20th on lap 87 restart after a late …

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4 Burning Questions: Why Does IndyCar Keep Tempting Fate?

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Why does the NTT IndyCar Series go to Pocono Raceway? No, really. Can somebody give me a good answer to this? I understand that IndyCar has a legacy of staging races in the Northeast (which is layman’s terms for saying, “muh tradition”). If this is the case, why doesn’t IndyCar return to Watkins Glen International? …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Strikes 1st in Playoffs With Bristol Win

Brett Moffit standing tall after his Bristol win (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Brett Moffitt emerged from the chaos that was the Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoff opener at Bristol Motor Speedway with his third victory of the season. Following a short red flag period and the seventh caution in the final stage, the defending champion struck first with a nearly one-second victory over Chandler …

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2-Headed Monster: Do Playoffs Work in NASCAR’s Lower Divisions?

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The Gander Outdoors Trucks Series playoffs start Thursday night (Aug. 14) at Bristol Motor Speedway, and the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs start in a few weeks. This will be the fourth season NASCAR has had playoffs in the two lower national touring series. Is it working, or should Xfinity and Trucks go back to a …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the 2019 Playoff Field

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Brett Moffitt – 2022 1 pole, 2 wins, 9 top fives, 11 top 10s, 22 playoff points The defending champion likely enters the postseason as an automatic favorite simply because he’s done the playoffs thing and won it all the most recently out of any of the contenders. Ousted from his championship-winning ride in favor …

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Matt Crafton Confident After Making the Playoffs

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Matt Crafton entered the 2019 Corrigan Oil 200 in a precarious situation in the playoff standings. He was second in the point standings, but he was the last driver above the playoff cut line. He was safe on points, but he could’ve been knocked out if a full-time driver below the cut line won at …

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Austin Hill Scores Overtime Truck Win at Michigan; Matt Crafton Takes Final Playoff Spot

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Austin Hill capped the regular season of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series the same way he opened it at Daytona – in victory lane. Holding off a spirited charge by Sheldon Creed in overtime, Hill scored his second win of the 2019 season at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday (Aug. 10) at the expense of …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: A Trip to Eldora Speedway Never Disappoints

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ever since NASCAR added Eldora Speedway to the Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule in 2013, teams have circled this event on their calendars for a variety of different reasons, ranging from fear of the unknown to excitement. What was once a wild-card race – and to an extent still is – has become one that …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Who Could Sneak into the Truck Series Playoffs With 2 Races Left?

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So far in 2019, there has been a debate as to whether the current NASCAR season has been a good one, leading to a more existential question of what exactly makes for a good race. Does a good race need constant side-by-side action? Does strategy and a good finish do enough for people to classify …

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