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Erik Jones Wins the Pole for the 2015 Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix

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For a series-high fifth time this season, Erik Jones will lead the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field to the green flag. The current championship points leader with two races remaining in the season won the pole for the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway, setting a fast pace of 26.179 seconds in the …

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Matt Crafton Snags 2015 WinStar World Casino & Resort 350 Pole at Texas

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Martinsville winner Matt Crafton posted the fasted speed in the first round of Camping World Truck Series qualifying and backed it up with an even faster lap of 181.397 mph, enough to score his third pole this season. Starting alongside Crafton will be Spencer Gallagher, who was also the fastest qualifying rookie. Daniel Hemric will …

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Friday Faceoff: Did NASCAR Make the Right Call?

Joey Logano and Matt Kenneth battle for position during the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway

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Did NASCAR make the right call with a two-race suspension levied against Matt Kenseth after Kenseth intentionally wrecked Joey Logano at Martinsville? Who or why not? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: Buckle up, Buttercup, and welcome to the new Chase. Thanks to the format, NASCAR had little choice but to come down heavily because of the …

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ThorSport Racing Leads 2015 WinStar World Casino 350 Practice Sessions at Texas

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It was ThorSport Racing’s day at Texas Motor Speedway on Thursday, as two of the team’s four drivers led both NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice sessions. In the first practice, defending champion Matt Crafton paced the field at a speed of 179.862 mph. Crafton topped Mexican driver Daniel Suarez and Spencer Gallagher in the session. Brandon …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Matt Crafton’s Championship Momentum Swing

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Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

While the last few days have been lost in the shuffle due to the chaos of Matt Kenseth‘s NASCAR suspension, there’s still other racing news going on. The Camping World Truck Series, sitting above the fray continues to set up for an epic championship battle at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Just when you thought reigning titlist Matt …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Kroger 200 at Martinsville

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(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

In a Nutshell: Matt Crafton grabbed the checkered flag in the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway ahead of John Hunter Nemechek. The race featured 12 cautions flags and saw drivers like Cole Custer and Timothy Peters perform marvelous comebacks after early troubles at the paperclip. Cameron Hayley, Custer and Tyler Reddick rounded out the top five. Who …

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Matt Crafton Holds Off Tailgate Mob for 2015 Kroger 200 Victory

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Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

Matt Crafton spent much of his career running strong and finishing well but remaining unable to capture wins in the Camping World Truck Series. Over the last couple of years, that has all changed. On Saturday afternoon, Crafton set a personal best with his fifth victory of the season in the Truck Series. He led the …

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Pace Laps: Championships and Future Stars

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Formula 1: Hamilton Scores Second Consecutive Championship – The United States Grand Prix may have been the best race of the F1 season. Rain brought questions as to the actual performance of any of the teams and also made for a frustrating schedule – as qualifying got pushed to Sunday morning. During that session, things began …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola at Talladega

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In a Nutshell: Timothy Peters took the checkered flag under caution ahead of Brandon Jones in Saturday afternoon’s Fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway. Jones led the field to the green on the lone green-white-checkered attempt, though Peters was easily able to take the top spot. A wrecking Spencer Gallagher and John Wes …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Where Does Austin Theriault Go From Here?

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If you didn’t see Saturday night’s terrifying crash that ended in Austin Theriault being airlifted to University Hospital, it’s likely you’ve seen a replay somewhere by now. Obviously, the major emotion immediately following that accident was one of hope that he was alright, but once the driver of the No. 29 Ford was out of …

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