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Truckin’ Thursdays: Schedule Brings Out Captivating Competition

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(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

Remember back in 2012, when the Camping World Truck Series schedule lost a few races and it wasn’t a popular move within the industry? Now in it’s fifth year of existence, you can say it has worked for the better. Currently, the Truck Series runs 23 races and has added one venue since 2014, bringing Atlanta Motor Speedway …

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Pace Laps: Tony Stewart’s All-Star Race Ends in Flames, Kaulig Racing Running Strong and Doug Coby Searching for Third Straight Whelen Modified Tour Title

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(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

Sprint Cup: Back to the Old Tony Stewart. As they say, where there’s smoke, there’s fire – As Tony Stewart was collected in a crash in Saturday’s Sprint All-Star Race, the veteran driver making his final appearance in the non-points event gave the NASCAR world another piece of stimulating commentary on his way out the door …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2016 North Carolina Education Lottery 200

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In a Nutshell: Matt Crafton overcame an early pit road issue to win the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 by 5.748 seconds over Kyle Busch.  It’s Crafton’s second win of 2016, the 13th of his career and second in a row after his Dover victory last weekend. Johnny Sauter finished third, stretching fuel to make …

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Matt Crafton is the First Repeat Winner of 2016

2016 Atlanta CWTS MAtt Crafton truck Russell LaBounty NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

After taking the lead just past the halfway mark of the NC Education Lottery 200, 2014 Camping World Truck Series champion Matt Crafton never looked in the mirror at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Leading 47 laps on the afternoon, most of all competitors, Crafton picked up back-to-back victories for the first time in his career. Much like …

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Trackin’ The Trucks: Monster Mistakes Plague Dover Rookies

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Photo: Zach Catanzareti

In a Nutshell: The sun was shining down on Matt Crafton’s No. 88 Toyota after rain took over the headlines at Dover International Speedway. For the first time in his 16th start at Dover, he was able to bring his truck into Victory Lane. Leading the final 76 laps, Crafton was able to hold off a hard-charging …

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Matt Crafton Grabs First Victory at Monster Mile

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Photo: Zach Catanzareti

Though the first half of Friday’s JACOB Companies 200 was owned by polesitter William Byron, it was Matt Crafton who pounced when it counted, leading the final 76 laps en route to his first Camping World Truck Series win at Dover International Speedway. “It was a great race, I had a lot of fun,” Crafton said. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 3 Drivers That Need to Step Up Their Game

2016 Atlanta CWTS Tyler Reddick helmet Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Tyler Reddick If you had told me prior to the season opener at Daytona that last year’s championship runner-up Tyler Reddick would fail to score a top-10 finish in the first three races of the season, I would have called you crazy. But that’s exactly what’s happened with the driver of the No. 29 Ford …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Victorious in Atlanta

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(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

In a Nutshell: John Hunter Nemechek survived the war at Atlanta Motor Speedway and wheeled his way to a second career victory in Saturday’s Great Clips 200. In a race that was slowed by a late-race red flag, Nemechek inherited the lead from Christopher Bell inside 10 laps to go and held off a charge …

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John Hunter Nemechek Survives, Advances to Chase With Atlanta Win

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(Photo by Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)

John Hunter Nemechek’s truck was among the plainest of liveries at Atlanta Motor Speedway. With no sponsors on the hood of his No. 8 Chevrolet, the son of Joe Nemechek’s machine was merely black and white. Thankfully, those colors matched perfectly with victory lane. Nemechek maneuvered his way through two vicious wrecks by leaders and …

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