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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Scores 2nd 2018 Victory at Dover

(Photo: Bruce Nuttleman)

In a Nutshell: Early Friday evening (May 4), Johnny Sauter emerged from Dover International Speedway victorious for a second consecutive year. But this time, he had to fight hard-charging polesitter Noah Gragson to earn the trophy. Their fender-rubbing is what everyone will be talking about in NASCAR nation for days to come. Gragson ultimately wrecked in their battle …

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Noah Gragson, Christopher Bell Lead XFINITY Practices at Dover

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Joe Gibbs Racing drivers swept both XFINITY Series practices at Dover International Speedway on Friday (May 4). Noah Gragson topped the opening practice, while Christopher Bell led Friday afternoon’s final XFINITY Series practice ahead of tomorrow’s OneMain Financial 200. Practice No. 1 Gragson put the No. 18 Toyota Camry in front with a lap of 153.420 mph, and …

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Noah Gragson Parlays KBM Speed Into JEGS 200 Pole

(Photo: AP via Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Noah Gragson capped off a dominating performance by Kyle Busch Motorsports Friday (May 4) to earn his first pole of 2018. His teammate Todd Gilliland turned the fastest lap in the first round while Gragson swept the second and final rounds. Defending race winner Johnny Sauter qualified second, his best career start at Dover. In …

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Noah Gragson Disappointed with Performance at Talladega

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

A week removed from stealing headlines in Richmond, Noah Gragson made his second XFINITY Series start in the Sparks Energy 300. Despite not being a headline stealer again this weekend, Gragson still came home with a fourth-place finish. He quietly snuck his way to the front and managed to hold off others to secure his …

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Pace Laps: So Close, Yet So Far for Martin Truex Jr. & Noah Gragson

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: So Close, Yet So Far for Martin Truex Jr. – Kyle Busch scored his third-straight win at Richmond Raceway, joining Kevin Harvick to account for six victories in nine races this season. But perhaps what was more surprising was that it was Martin Truex Jr. who was cruising his way …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Christopher Bell Gets First Victory of 2018, Noah Gragson Shines

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In what was a rather entertaining race, Friday night’s ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway came down to a duo of Joe Gibbs Racing teammates duking it out until the very last corner for the victory. Christopher Bell had a stout car, leading 120 laps, and all but a few in the final stage. However, he …

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Noah Gragson Shines in XFINITY Series Debut at Richmond

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Noah Gragson made his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut Friday night (April 20) at Richmond Raceway, and what a debut it was. Gragson ran third-quickest in both practice sessions held early Friday, and when it came to qualifying, he made it to the final round. He lined up 11th on the grid for his first ever …

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Truckin’ Thurdays: 3 Takeaways from Martinsville Headed into the Extended Break

Timothy Peters certainly would have some thoughts on the Trucks schedule (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The schedule is still inherently broken Despite the changes NASCAR has made to the schedule, giving us three Camping World Truck Series races before Martinsville Speedway, the long breaks early in the season are still a major problem that needs addressing. After opening the season with three-straight races at Daytona, Atlanta and Las Vegas, the …

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4 Burning Questions: Chase Elliott Vs. Denny Hamlin, Round 3?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Does karma happen? One of the new commercial spots produced prior to this season was a fairly standard advertisement for Hooters and driver Chase Elliott. It was a good enough ad the first 3,258 times it played during Fox’s broadcasts, but one shot in the ad stood out among all the rest. https://youtu.be/ZTxIqJcEeN8?t=20s This references …

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Brett Moffitt Nails Final Restart for 2nd Truck Series Win

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

At Michigan in 2016, we saw a three-wide move for a Camping World Truck Series victory by Brett Moffitt. Saturday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, it happened again, as Moffitt took it three-wide in an overtime restart to pull away with the win in the Active Pest Control 200. Retweet to congratulate @Brett_Moffitt on his …

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