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Truckin’ Thursdays: Phoenix Storylines to Watch

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While much of the NASCAR community has focused on the post-race fracas after Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series event at Texas Motor Speedway, the Camping World Truck Series teams have quietly packed up and headed off to Phoenix International Raceway for its second to last race of the season. As the green flag flies over the …

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Ryan Blaney, Darrell Wallace, Jr. Among Drivers to be Featured on NickSports

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NASCAR announced on Tuesday Nov. 4 that Darrell Wallace, Jr., Ryan Blaney, Kenzie Ruston and Kyle Larson will be featured in Nickelodeon as part of their new docu-series titled “Hammer Down.” The shows, eight to 12 minutes in length, will allow young fans a glimpse into the lives of the young athletes. “‘Hammer Down’ gives …

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Friday Faceoff: Feuds, Winning & the Dynamic Duo’s Demise?

2014 Martinsville Cup Martin Truex Jr. Casey Mears Kasey Kahne Brian Vickers More Wreck Credit CIA

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Welcome to Friday Faceoff! What do you get when you take some hot-button NASCAR topics and hand them over to our dedicated and… er, opinionated staff? A little disagreement and a whole lot of thought-provoking insight! Check out this week’s edition to see what everyone is arguing… um, we mean, discussing this week! Martinsville Speedway‘s …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Grading the 2014 Championship Hopefuls

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As the Camping World Truck Series rolls into Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night, I took a look at the entry list and found just 29 trucks. It marks yet another short field for a series that’s been struggling most of the season to meet the maximum truck count of 36. Last week, NASCAR announced …

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Ryan Blaney Fastest in First CWTS Practice at Martinsville

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Brad Keselowski Racing driver Ryan Blaney was the fastest in Friday’s first Camping World Truck Series practice at Martinsville Speedway. Blaney set a fast time of 19.894 seconds (95.185 mph) in the No. 29 truck.  Gray Gaulding, Brandon Jones, Austin Hill, and Johnny Sauter rounded out the top 5. The rest of the top 10 …

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Truck Series Breakdown: fred’s 250 powered by Coca Cola

2014 Mudsummer Classic Eldora Speedway Timothy Peters Camping World Trucks Mike Neff 350

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Timothy Peters finally broke through in 2014, holding off the field on a green-white-checkered finish, to score the win in the fred’s 250 powered by Coca Cola at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday afternoon. Peters held off Tayler Malsam by 0.143 seconds to score his eighth career Truck Series win. Spencer Gallagher finished a career best third, …

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Fantasy Insider: Taking The Talladega Gamble

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It’s a race that real NASCAR teams and fantasy NASCAR owners as well have been anticipating and dreading at the same time. The restrictor plate race at Talladega Sunday could likely be the best of times and worst of times for teams. With such significant drivers like Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski …

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Did You Notice? … Hornish Hire Sign Of Shift In NASCAR’s Ford Hierarchy

2014 Road America NNS Sam Hornish Jr. credit NASCAR via Getty Images

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Did You Notice? … Sam Hornish, Jr.’s strategy worked? His choice to run a limited schedule, in top-notch Nationwide equipment as opposed to running full-time with a struggling team paid off this week. Hornish will be the replacement for Marcos Ambrose in 2015, driving the No. 9 Ford for a Richard Petty Motorsports program that …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN Shirking Other Responsibilities During Chase

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When you think of Chase for the Sprint Cup coverage on TV broadcasts, what do you think of? Coverage of the playoffs, sure, but how about the other 27 drivers racing for something other than the title? Surely you expect some coverage thrown their way, right? If the first race of the Chase, held last …

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