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Ben Rhodes Quickest During First Practice at Iowa Speedway

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(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

Four days after losing 40 percent of its race shop, ThorSport Racing topped the speed chart in opening practice at Iowa Speedway. Three of the four team trucks were among the top 10 during the first practice at a racetrack since the incident. Practice One:  Looking for his first Camping World Truck Series victory, rookie Ben Rhodes paced the …

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Rookies and Veterans Fast in Truck Series Practices at Texas

2016 Atlanta CWTS MAtt Crafton truck Russell LaBounty NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

After having the first of three practice sessions postponed due to NASCAR officials not being on the premises, the Camping World Truck Series finally got on track Thursday evening. It was a mixture of youth and experience that laid down quick laps in each session. Matt Crafton, two time winner at Texas, led the first …

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Spencer Gallagher Bringing Enthusiasm & Experience to GMS Racing

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

For Spencer Gallagher, a simple walk through the garage area can encourage more attention then any other driver in the Camping World Truck Series. Sporting his “Run GMS” shirt – based off the American hip hop group Run-D.M.C. – to show his GMS Racing heritage, the 26-year-old makes his passion for extroversion no mystery week-in and …

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2-Headed Monster: Heat Races … Are They Worth It?

2016 Richmond I NXS Erik Jones car Russell LaBounty NKP 1

(Photo: Russel LaBounty/NKP)

NASCAR is in the midst of a brand-new experiment this season: heat races in the XFINITY Series. NASCAR has used heat races before in the Camping World Truck Series at Eldora, using multiple races to set the starting lineup for the main event, but until 2016 the NXS ran full-length events, lap one to lap …

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Erik Jones Highlights Phoenix Penalty Report

2016 Phoenix I NXS Erik Jones car Matthew T Thacker NKP

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

NASCAR penalized one team and warned four others on Wednesday for infractions occurring during the Phoenix race weekend. Erik Jones’ No. 20 XFINITY Series team was levied a P2 penalty for failing post-race inspection. His car was found to be out of alignment in the rear end. Jones’ crew chief Chris Gabehart was fined $5,000 …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: A Trio of Surprises 2 Races In

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Parker Kligerman If I had told you that Ricky Benton Racing Enterprises would the Truck Series standings this year, you would have laughed in my face. But that’s exactly what has happened this year. Parker Kligerman has taken the part-time team and put it atop the points standings with finishes of third and eighth at …

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Grant Enfinger Quickest in 2 of 3 Truck Series Practices Friday

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(Photo: Mike Neff)

As the Camping World Truck Series heads to Atlanta, teams had over four hours to prepare their cars for qualifying and race conditions on Saturday. Throughout the three sessions, the same names remained up front with Grant Enfinger pacing two of the sessions. Practice 1: Enfinger led the way on Friday morning in the first of …

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Daniel Hemric Tops 2015 Ford EcoBoost 200 Truck Practice at Homestead

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Despite some overnight rains, the sole practice session for the Camping World Truck Series started on-time Friday morning at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After only a few minutes, it became quite clear that tire wear and falloff will be a significant factor all weekend, regardless of the series. In the early stages of the 145-minute sessions, Daniel Hemric …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 UNOH 175 at New Hampshire

2015 New Hampshire Motor Speedway NCWTS Austin Dillon woohoo victory lane NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

In a Nutshell: Austin Dillon took the checkered flag 1.054 seconds ahead of Matt Crafton to win Saturday afternoon’s UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Dillon survived a restart with Crafton charging hard to his outside with nine laps remaining and was able to gap the field en route to Victory Lane. Johnny Sauter, …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 UNOH 225 at Kentucky

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In a Nutshell: Without a single lap on track before the green flag flew, Matt Crafton scored his fourth win this season in Thursday night’s UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Ben Kennedy‘s No. 11 Toyota slid along the wall and catchfence, ripping a large hole in the fence with just five laps remaining. NASCAR made …

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