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Matt Crafton Fastest in Sole Practice Session at Kansas

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Matt Crafton led the way in the sole NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Friday (May 11). When mother nature intervened with heavy thunderstorms early in the morning, NASCAR was forced to cancel the first session. During the lone practice, Crafton turned a 177.626 mph lap putting his Ford on the top of the speed charts. …

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Justin Haley, Matt Crafton, Grant Enfinger Lead Martinsville Truck Practices

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Following three practices for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Martinsville Speedway on Friday (March 23), three different drivers led the way in advance of Saturday’s (March 24) Alpha Energy Solutions 250. Justin Haley and Matt Crafton led the way in first and second practice, while Grant Enfinger paced final practice. Haley was fastest …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Takeaways From Daytona Headed into Atlanta

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1. The End of an Era When the checkered flag flew to conclude the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season-opener at Daytona International Speedway, FDNY Racing’s tenure in the series ended. The team, formerly known as Jim Rosenblum Racing, fielded cars from 1983 – 1993 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series before shutting down …

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ThorSport Racing Switches to Ford for 2018

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On Monday morning, ThorSport Racing announced that the team will field Ford F-150s full-time in the Camping World Truck Series in 2018.  The move comes on the heels of ThorSport leaving Toyota last week after six seasons. The move allows Ford to maintain a proper presence in the Camping World Truck Series after the closure …

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Looseness Curbs Matt Crafton’s Championship Chances at Homestead

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Matt Crafton came into Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200 with just as good of a chance to claim the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title as the other Championship 4 contenders.  However, as the 200-mile race wound on, the Black Label Bacon/Menards Toyota just fell further away from the lead pack. As Harry Hogge once …

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Tracking the Trucks: Chase Briscoe Scores 1st Career Win at Homestead-Miami Speedway

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In a Nutshell: Chase Briscoe put on a clinic at Homestead-Miami Speedway as he took the checkered flag ahead of Christopher Bell to score his first career win. Starting on the pole, the driver of the No. 29 Ford led a race-high 81 of 134 laps en route to Victory Lane. Johnny Sauter, Ryan Truex, …

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Pace Laps: Brad Keselowski Advances to Homestead, William Byron Scores Another Victory

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Brad Keselowski Sneaks into Championship 4 – When they bumped, banged, passed and wrecked in the distance, the view became clear for Brad Keselowski: milk it home and you’re going to Homestead-Miami Speedway. From the drop of the green flag in the Can-Am 500, a position in the Championship 4 …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Matt Crafton’s Home in the Truck Series

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For 17 years, Matt Crafton has made his career in the Camping World Truck Series. And following a report from motorsport.com last week, he’ll continue sitting behind the wheel of the No. 88 Toyota through at least the 2018 season. “It’s been an honor to be with ThorSport Racing,” Crafton told motorsport.com. “I’ve always said …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Does Matt Crafton’s Loyalty Mean to the Truck Series?

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The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series might need veteran Matt Crafton just like Crafton needs the division. With a push on rookies and young guns to take over the division, Crafton and GMS Racing’s Johnny Sauter are the lone experienced racers left in the sport’s third-tier. The rest of the field were mostly toddlers — …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2017 Texas Roadhouse 200

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? While Noah Gragson was winning the Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway, two part-time rookie teammates were handling themselves like old pros.  Harrison Burton, making just his sixth Truck Series start of 2017 and the seventh of his career and Todd Gilliland in his fifth career start, finished …

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