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Couch Potato Tuesday: ESPN’s Field Of Four, Not 43

2014 Homestead CUP Denny Hamlin CIA

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I’m going to make a statement up front before I even start the critique: I hate watching championship battles. Why? The race doesn’t even matter, only the points do. That’s why I prefer final events in which the championship is decided ahead of time; that way, the races can be covered fully instead of picking …

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Matt Crafton, Ryan Blaney Pace Thursday Truck Series Practices at Homestead

2014 Talladega II CWTS Matt Crafton truck CIA

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The battle for the Camping World Truck Series championship heated up on Thursday as championship leader Matt Crafton and second-place Ryan Blaney paced practices for Friday’s season-ending Ford EcoBoost 200. Crafton, who comes into this weekend with the opportunity to become the first driver to win back-to-back Truck Series championships, was on top of the …

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Tyler Reddick Scores First Career Pole

Tyler Reddick Talladega Polesitter Credit Jared Tilton NASCAR via Getty Images

Credit Jared Tilton, NASCAR via Getty Images

Camping World Truck Series rookie Tyler Reddick scored his first career pole in just his 13th start for Saturday afternoon’s fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. The part-time driver posted a speed of 186.827 mph (51.256 seconds). Tayler Malsam qualified second, followed by ThorSport teammates Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter. Sophomore driver Ryan Blaney, who is …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Five Drivers In Position For First Career Win

2014 Mudsummer Classic Eldora Speedway German Quiroga Camping World Trucks Mike Neff 240

(Credit: Mike Neff)

As the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season starts winding down, the pressure for multiple drivers a step behind championship leader Matt Crafton starts heating up. While a select few still have hopes for a title, most are searching for something a bit more basic: a first career victory that assures their place in …

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Mirror Driving: System Failure, Strategy vs. Speed, and Future Stars

2014 Pocono II CUP Dale Earnhardt Jr beats Kevin Harvick CIA

Welcome to Mirror Driving. Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news, rumors and controversy. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said! This Week’s Participants: Amy Henderson (Mondays / The Big Six & Wednesdays / …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: A New Man In NASCAR’s Play-by-Play Chair

2014 Pocono II CUP Justin Allgaier racing CIA

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Last weekend, all three series were back in action, though they were split up between Pocono and Iowa. ESPN continues their “lame duck” season covering the Nationwide and Sprint Cup series, while FOX Sports 1 continued their longtime coverage of Camping World Trucks. U.S. Cellular 250 On Saturday night, the Nationwide Series was back in …

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Tracking The Trucks: Dillon Takes Pocono Mountains 150

2014 CWTS Pocono Austin Dillon Burnout Credit CIA

In a Nutshell: Austin Dillon took control at Pocono when Kyle Larson’s engine went south, then survived a flurry of late restart battles with Clint Bowyer to win his first Truck Series race since Eldora last July. Dillon, who hadn’t won in any of NASCAR’s top three series since then, prevailed in an event that …

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Beyond the Cockpit with Tyler Reddick – Trucks, Super Dirt Late Models and Mini Outlaw Sprint Karts

Tyler Reddick has been making the transition to asphalt for a couple of years. At 16, he made his first NASCAR start in the K&N East Series at Rockingham Speedway. He came home with the win. He also had a top 10 in one of the two ARCA series races he ran that year. The …

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Tech Talk with Doug Randolph for Eldora: Shaker Screens, Truck Arms, Tear-Offs and Track Moisture

Ryan Blaney Qualifying in 2013 at Eldora Speedway Camping World Trucks Mike Neff

With the success of the Eldora Truck Series event, could a Cup race at the facility be on the horizon? Credit: Mike Neff

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is off this weekend and, for the second year in a row, the Truck Series is headed to Eldora Speedway for the only NASCAR national touring series race on dirt. Last year there were many lessons learned and this year will certainly hold more. In an effort to understand some …

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