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NASCAR Mailbox: How Aggressive is Too Aggressive?

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If you think about it, the most exciting racing occurs as a result of driver aggression, with drivers dive-bombing their cars into corners, not sure if they will make it out the other end. If drivers get after it, and are constantly aggressive and making daring moves throughout the event, this always makes the race …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Strikes 1st in Playoffs With Bristol Win

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Brett Moffit standing tall after his Bristol win (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Brett Moffitt emerged from the chaos that was the Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoff opener at Bristol Motor Speedway with his third victory of the season. Following a short red flag period and the seventh caution in the final stage, the defending champion struck first with a nearly one-second victory over Chandler …

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Ross Chastain Rebounds for Top-5 Finish at Bristol Following Pit Road Penalty

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Whenever Ross Chastain has qualified well this season in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series, he typically runs at the front, if not wins the race. On Thursday (Aug. 15) at Bristol Motor Speedway, he qualified second and was among the fastest trucks. Chastain battled with Brett Moffitt early on for the lead before winning the …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the 2019 Playoff Field

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Brett Moffitt – 2022 1 pole, 2 wins, 9 top fives, 11 top 10s, 22 playoff points The defending champion likely enters the postseason as an automatic favorite simply because he’s done the playoffs thing and won it all the most recently out of any of the contenders. Ousted from his championship-winning ride in favor …

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CarShield Rejoins Ross Chastain for Rest of Truck Season

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CarShield is back on Ross Chastain‘s No. 45 Niece Motorsports truck for the remainder of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season, the team announced Tuesday, Aug. 13. “I’m so pumped to have the folks at CarShield back on board the No. 45 Truck again, especially as we look to make a championship run,” …

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Tracking the Trucks: Austin Hill Ends Regular Season With a Win in Michigan

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In a Nutshell: Austin Hill ended the regular Gander Outdoors Truck Series season the same way he began it with a trip to victory lane. The driver of the No. 16 Toyota led a race-high 26 laps, including the final 10, through an overtime finish to score his second career win in the Corrigan Oil …

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Ross Chastain Wins 2019 Corrigan Oil 200 Pole

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Ross Chastain won the pole for Saturday’s (Aug. 10) Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway with a speed of 183.772 mph. Annnnd he does it! @RossChastain claims his first @NASCAR_Trucks Series pole of the 2019 season. ?? It is his third-career pole award in the series. #MelonManChallenge -PR https://t.co/Bz4VJ6vCRN — Ross Chastain (@RossChastain) August …

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Ross Chastain, Christian Eckes Lead Truck Series Practices at Michigan

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Ross Chastain and Christian Eckes led the first two NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series practices at Michigan International Speedway. Chastain led opening practice and Eckes led the final session. Practice 1 In the first practice session, Chastain paced the field with a fast speed of 185.931 mph. Right behind him was Brett Moffitt. Moffitt wheeled …

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Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Step In During Incidents of Retribution?

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Last week, there were several incidents of retribution among NASCAR’s top series, including Kyle Busch/Bubba Wallace, Jimmie Johnson/Ryan Blaney and Justin Allgaier/Ross Chastain. Is there a point where NASCAR should step in? Wesley Coburn: Kyle Busch and Bubba Wallace, probably not; Wallace was stupid, and he’ll be paid back sometime later in the season. Jimmie Johnson …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ryan Blaney’s Playoff Outlook, Beer-Drinking in Ireland

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff differ on opinions of last week’s road course action at Watkins Glen International that saw Chase Elliott run a perfect race to hold off Martin Truex Jr. for the victory. Kyle Busch was the center of attention for a lot of the event after run-ins with …

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