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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the 2020 Championship Contenders

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The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series kicks off its seven-race playoffs Thursday night (Sept. 17) at Bristol Motor Speedway. With an expanded field this year, now 10 drivers will fight for a chance to race for the championship at Phoenix Raceway in November, up from eight competitors last year. 1. Sheldon Creed Starts: …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Tyler Ankrum Previews Truck Playoffs, Long Green Flag Runs in Richmond

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss all the long green flag racing at Richmond Raceway across the three national touring series. Some hated it, while Albino and Neff enjoyed it. Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Cup Series race in dominant fashion. Albino and Neff break down his chances of making …

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Grant Enfinger Gives ThorSport 1-2-3 Finish in Truck Series Regular Season Finale at Richmond

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The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series returned to Richmond Raceway for its first race there since 2005. The winning crew chief in that race was Jeff Hensley, atop the pit box then for Mike Skinner. Hensley ended his Thursday night (Sept. 10) in victory lane as his driver Grant Enfinger won the ToyotaCare …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Returning to Richmond Raceway for the Final Regular Season Race

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For the second week in a row, the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series makes its return to a track it hasn’t visited in several years. In fact, Thursday night (Sept. 10) will mark the first time the Truck Series has run at Richmond Raceway since 2005. One of only four tracks remaining from the …

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4 Burning Questions: NASCAR Is Doing What In California?

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They’re doing what to Fontana? This week, after The Athletic broke the news, NASCAR confirmed that they are pursuing plans to effectively turn the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California into a half-mile short track. The course looks to be a hybrid of all three of the current NASCAR Cup Series short tracks in …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Could Daniel Hemric’s Dismal Season Ruin His NASCAR Future?

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NASCAR’s annual Throwback Weekend at Darlington Raceway brings out all the old and unique paint schemes and this year was no different. For the first time in playoff history, though, the Cup Series playoff opener was held at The Track Too Tough to Tame. All three national touring races had their moments this weekend, headlined …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis

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The Headline(s): Kevin Harvick notched his fourth win of the season and third Brickyard 400 victory on Sunday (July 5) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, continuing to keep pace with Denny Hamlin as the two dominate the 2020 season. Harvick also successfully defended his status as the winner at the Brickyard after taking the checkered flag …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Scampers to Homestead Win

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In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch broke an un-Kyle Busch-like winless streak of two races to bring home his 58th career NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series win. Busch, who had to perform a first-lap pass through penalty due to inspection woes, cruised away from Ross Chastain on a late restart to easily cross the finish …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., Alex Bowman, Bubba Wallace Among NASCAR Stars Going iRacing: Here’s Where and When to Watch

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The NASCAR world is paused for the moment, but a number of drivers and crew members are using iRacing to keep racing going in some form for the time being. Earlier this week, the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak forced the sport of stock car racing into an unprecedented state of suspended animation, with NASCAR postponing the …

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Late-Race Big One Collects More Than Half of Remaining Truck Series Field at Daytona

As the laps clicked away and the field inched closer and closer to the checkered flag during Friday night’s (Feb. 14) NextEra Energy 250, you could feel the intensity ramp up. With less than three laps remaining, that pressure finally reached a boiling point. A three-wide charge for the lead ended in contact between ThorSport …

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