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Matt Crafton Wins at Kansas, Breaks 67-Race Drought

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After a tight standoff between veteran and rookie, Matt Crafton snapped a three-year, 67-race winless streak to capture the E.P.T 200 at Kansas Speedway in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. Saturday’s (July 25) contest was the second of two Truck races this weekend at Kansas, the first of which was held on Friday …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Drivers Who Could Benefit From 2 Races at Kansas Speedway

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This weekend, the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series hits Kansas Speedway for  the series’ doubleheader debut. It’s also the first time the Truck Series will run more than one race at the mile-and-a-half oval in a single season. Eight races into the season, only Grant Enfinger and Sheldon Creed find themselves locked into the …

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Tracking the Trucks: Sheldon Creed Snags Rain-Shortened Kentucky Victory

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In a Nutshell: Sheldon Creed was out in front of the field when the rains came over Kentucky Speedway late Saturday (July 11) to score his first career Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series win. The red flag flew right after stage two came to an end due to lightning, and the trucks were brought …

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Brandon Jones Wins Wreck-Filled Truck Race at Pocono

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In the first race of a tripleheader at Pocono Raceway, Brandon Jones scored his first career NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series victory while driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports. The race, originally scheduled for Saturday but postponed due to rain, started just after 9:30 ET on Sunday morning and was an immediate demolition derby. …

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Johnny Sauter: A Remnant Short Track Racer From ‘An Era That’s Gone By’

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Just prior to the start of the 2019 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season, Johnny Sauter was let go of his ride at GMS Racing in favor of Brett Moffitt. In the 11th hour, Sauter, the 2016 Truck champion, and his longtime crew chief Joe Shear Jr. returned to ThorSport Racing to pilot the …

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Zane Smith, Johnny Sauter Lead Truck Practice Sessions at Daytona

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Zane Smith and Johnny Sauter led the opening two practice sessions for the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series at Daytona on Thursday afternoon under cloudy skies. In the first practice, it was Smith who led the field at 193.174 mph. Riley Herbst was second, followed by Ty Majeski, Joe Nemechek and his son, John …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: The More, The Merrier

Matt Crafton celebrated the championship last time he raced in Florida (Photo: Christian Koelle)

A Crowded House The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series kicks off its 26th season of competition on Friday night and the division finds itself in a unique position. It appears to be the healthiest of the three major touring levels in terms of participation and the number of entries compared to the available …

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2019 Truck Series Review, Pt. 1: Playoff Drivers

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Another year with the tough trucks of NASCAR has come and gone. With a familiar face hoisting the championship trophy, seven drivers were left wanting more as the checkered flag fell on 2019. 8. Tyler Ankrum In a season that saw him miss the first three events (age restriction), this teenager, coming off a ARCA …

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2019 NASCAR Top Storylines: Matt Crafton’s Winless Truck Series Championship

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Matt Crafton is certainly a driver worthy of three NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series crowns. It’s a shame that he has to be the face of a 2019 title, however, that rings entirely hollow.  Securing the 2019 Truck championship on the back of a second-place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Crafton became only the …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Breaking Down Homestead, Tyler Reddick Chats Xfinity Title

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the championship weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway that saw Kyle Busch, Tyler Reddick and Matt Crafton be crowned NASCAR champions. Busch came in as a slight underdog for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title, snapping a 21-race winless streak in the process. Reddick had an …

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