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Truckin’ Thursdays: What to Watch For in Atlanta

For the first time since 2011, the Camping World Truck Series opens its season with back-to-back races, rather than sitting dormant for about a month following the season opener. After a two-year hiatus, the Truck Series returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday evening in a rare doubleheader with the XFINITY Series. XFINITY will start first …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Daytona

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After a Speedweeks that can be described as nothing else but crazy, Sunday saw a somewhat tame Daytona 500…if you can call multiple laps of three-wide racing for the lead at 200 mph tame. The race ended under yellow for a multi-car accident after the field took the white flag. Joey Logano, who led 31 …

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Kyle Busch Suffers Compound Right Leg Fracture; Crafton To Sub

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UPDATE: Owner Joe Gibbs addressed the media Sunday morning. He said plans beyond Daytona are “undetermined” along with the amount of time Busch is in the car. However, Busch underwent successful surgery on his right leg Saturday night and is resting comfortably. His mid-left foot, which underwent fracture will likely not be repaired by surgery …

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Nationwide, Camping World Truck Series Celebrate Champions

On Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck series celebrated and honored their series champions with the year-end banquet. The banquet was held at the Trump Doral in Florida, with Donald Trump offering the opening remarks of the evening to welcome the guests. Chase Elliott was honored as the Nationwide …

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Five Points to Ponder: Reflecting On NASCAR’s 2014 Journey

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ONE: Stewart-Haas Racing’s crazy path to a second title When Stewart-Haas Racing announced they would run four cars in 2014 with Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart and Danica Patrick behind the wheel, media and fans alike thought co-owners Stewart and Gene Haas were crazy. Three of the four are among the most outspoken drivers …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN’s Field Of Four, Not 43

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I’m going to make a statement up front before I even start the critique: I hate watching championship battles. Why? The race doesn’t even matter, only the points do. That’s why I prefer final events in which the championship is decided ahead of time; that way, the races can be covered fully instead of picking …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ford EcoBoost 200

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Author’s Note: To all of my readers that have stuck by throughout this season that the Truck Series has struggled through: thank you! Your criticisms and praise have challenged me to think outside the box in a year that can only be considered a tough one for the series that featured several short fields, and …

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Matt Crafton, Ryan Blaney Pace Thursday Truck Series Practices at Homestead

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The battle for the Camping World Truck Series championship heated up on Thursday as championship leader Matt Crafton and second-place Ryan Blaney paced practices for Friday’s season-ending Ford EcoBoost 200. Crafton, who comes into this weekend with the opportunity to become the first driver to win back-to-back Truck Series championships, was on top of the …

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Happiness Is… The End, A Mirror, and the Trucks

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In Brian Donovan’s book Hard Driving, which details the life of driver Wendell Scott, the author lays down the central premise for how sports operates.  He doesn’t discuss fairness, or competitive balance or any of that kind of stuff.  Instead, he adopts a more business sided mindset and how early track promoters worked.  This concept …

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