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Stewart Friesen Posts Strong Finish in Second Phoenix Start

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Since the Halmar Friesen Racing/GMS Racing alliance began back in August, Stewart Friesen has been putting strong performance after strong performance. The driver from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario has made 24 starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and has developed quite well since his debut at Eldora last season. Despite not having the best truck on …

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Stewart Friesen, Matt Crafton Fastest in Martinsville Truck Practices

2017 Loudon CWTS Stewart Friesen Truck Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday afternoon, Martinsville Speedway was an all-truck zone as 34 Camping World Truck Series teams descended on the paperclip for two practice sessions.  Halmar Friesen Racing’s Stewart Friesen was fastest overall with a lap of 19.993 seconds (94.713 mph). Practice No. 1 In the early afternoon session, ThorSport Racing’s Matt Crafton was fastest with …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Will Surprise Us All at Talladega?

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Who Could Be a Surprise Cup Winner on Sunday? NASCAR’s Talladega week is where it gets fun for us writers. We get to publish our outlandish, bold winners who we predict may make us look like geniuses for once in our nine-month season. In this week’s Frontstretch Podcast powered by DraftKings, we added a little …

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Tracking the Trucks: Christopher Bell has Perfect Race at New Hampshire

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After narrowly missing out on the pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday morning, it didn’t take Christopher Bell long to prove he had the truck to beat in the UNOH 175. Bell took the lead from Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Noah Gragson shortly after lap 40, en route to winning an uneventful opening stage. Stage …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chooses NASCAR On NBC

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Last week was nothing short of a doozy.  You had a Cup race that took more than six hours to run due to rain and wrecks.  An XFINITY race that featured a fair amount of passing, but was run at too slow of a pace for my taste.  You also had a wreckfest on the …

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NASCAR 101: International Racers in 2017

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(Photo: Rusty Jarrett/NKP)

NASCAR is looking for some international flavor, and its diversity program is attempting to sway the sport in a direction similar to the Verizon IndyCar Series. International stock car drivers are rare, and ones with the funding to bring them to America to race in one of NASCAR’s top three series is a feat that’s …

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Tracking the Trucks: Matt Crafton Slays Dirt Racing at Eldora

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

In a Nutshell: Matt Crafton snapped a 27-race winless streak with a 1.960-second victory over Stewart Friesen in Wednesday night’s (July 19) Eldora Dirt Derby. Crafton took advantage of a late-race restart to pass a dominant Friesen for the lead and held on to the top spot for the remaining 17 circuits en route to …

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Stewart Friesen Fastest Overall in Eldora Qualifying

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Qualifying for the Eldora Dirt Derby is a little different than any other track.  There is only one round of qualifying, two laps per driver.  Also, winning the overall pole doesn’t necessarily put you on pole for the Eldora Dirt Derby.  It does put you on pole for the first heat race, though, which is …

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Stewart Friesen, Caleb Holman Pace Eldora Practice Sessions

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(Photo: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

For the drivers of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, racing on the dirt at Eldora Speedway presents a unique challenge yet an equally unique opportunity. There is arguably no other race where experience in similar situations can benefit a driver quite like Eldora. Dirt track experience certainly took over the speed charts during the …

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Stewart Friesen to Attempt Truck Debut at Eldora

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Area Auto Racing News reported on Tuesday that Stewart Friesen, formerly of Ontario, but now living in Sprakers, N.Y., will attempt to make his Camping World Truck Series debut at Eldora Speedway on July 20 in the Aspen Dental 150. Halmar Racing, Friesen’s regular team in the Super DIRTcar Series and on a regular basis at …

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