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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Earns 3 in a Row With JEGS 200 Dover Win

2019 Dover NGOTS Johnny Sauter Checkered Flag Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter scored his third consecutive win at Dover International Speedway Friday afternoon (May 3) as he edged polesitter Brett Moffitt by just over a half-second. The driver of the No. 13 Ford recovered from lost track position when he tried to save fuel early in stage three and couldn’t get the …

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Johnny Sauter Snags 3rd Consecutive Truck Victory at Dover

2019 Dover NGOTS Johnny Sauter Woohoo Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

ThorSport Racing’s Johnny Sauter was able to recover from a costly pit stop and his truck stalling under caution to pass Ben Rhodes for the lead with 30 laps to go.  From there, Sauter was able to hold off a charging Brett Moffitt to claim his 24th career Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory and his …

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Friday Faceoff: Are Airborne Cars Just Part of the Game At Talladega?

2016 Talladega I CUP multicar crash John Harrelson NKP

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

NASCAR made a few judgment calls late Sunday during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Talladega Superspeedway, including a red flag, allowing the race to continue after one last-lap crash but throwing the caution after a second. Did the sanctioning body properly handle each situation? Mark Kristl: Typically the sanctioning body is in …

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Friday Faceoff: Should There Be More Stringent Requirements to Race in Cup?

2019 Las Vegas I CUP Kurt Busch NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After the debacle last Friday when no one posted a speed in the final round of qualifying, should NASCAR change the format? If so, how? Bryan Gable: I’ve been okay with group qualifying up until now, but what we saw on Friday is not acceptable. Single car qualifying would be an easy fix. Otherwise, introduce a …

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Entry List: Alan Jay Automotive Network 120

2017 Sebring CTSC Jade Buford Car Credit Ford Performance

(Photo: Ford Performance)

For Friday’s Alan Jay Automotive Network 120, Round No. 2 of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, 43 cars are entered.  It is a decrease of six teams from Daytona, but still a large group of teams. In the Grand Sport class, there are 28 cars entered.  Likely the most interesting entries are the two Multimatic …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 6 Overlooked Things from the First 3 Races of 2019

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Grant Enfinger is leading the way at the moment in Trucks Series. Photo here from Daytona International Speedway, February 2019. (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Nine points separate the top three in the championship standings For the first time in his career, Grant Enfinger sits atop the point standings on the strength of a pair of top-five finishes. Rookie Harrison Burton is six points back, followed by Austin Hill, who trails by three markers. Six drivers have double-digit laps led …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Las Vegas Features the Package, Headscratching Decision Making

2019 Las Vegas I CUP Kyle Busch pack racing NKP

(Photo: NKP)

Las Vegas brought viewers the third straight tripleheader weekend to start the season.  Admittedly, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race was another big unknown, but ended up being a lot more like Atlanta than anyone would have thought. Pennzoil 400 This was it.  The big debut of “the package.”  Did it live up to …

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Johnny Sauter, Matt Crafton Lead Pair of Truck Series Practices in Las Vegas

2019 Atlanta NGOTS Grant Enfinger Johnny Sauter racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

ThorSport Racing teammates Johnny Sauter and Matt Crafton led a pair of Gander Outdoors Truck Series practices held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Thursday evening (Feb. 28). Sauter’s 178.696 mph led the stable of ThorSport trucks, which all ran inside the top seven in the first session. Teammate Ben Rhodes posted a 178.577 mph lap, …

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NASCAR 101: Top 10 Most Wins in Truck Series History

2018 Las Vegas CWTS Kyle Busch Truck John K. Harrelson NKP

(Photo: John K. Harrelson/NKP)

All right, we can quit wringing hands over whether or not Kyle Busch will top Ron Hornaday Jr.’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series win count. It’s done. He did it. After last weekend’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Busch moves into sole possession of the most wins in Truck Series history, dating back the circuit’s …

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