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FRM Promotes Todd Gilliland to Cup, Adds Zane Smith to Truck Team

2021 Gateway Trucks Todd Gilliland smile NKP

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Todd Gilliland will move to the NASCAR Cup Series with Front Row Motorsports in 2022, the team announced Nov. 30. Gilliland will compete in FRM’s No. 38, becoming the third rookie in a row in the seat, following Anthony Alfredo in 2021 and John Hunter Nemechek in 2020. He moves up from FRM’s No. 38 …

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Zane Smith & John Hunter Nemechek Fall Just Short in Championship Chase

Zane Smith NASCAR Truck Series

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Zane Smith had the championship spot in his hands with 10 laps to go. John Hunter Nemechek rallied from early contact that set him behind by two laps. Neither driver was able to leave Phoenix Raceway Friday night (Nov. 5) with a championship on their resumes. Smith was passed for the lead by Ben Rhodes …

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4 Burning Questions: Who’s Saying Goodbye After 2021?

2021 Kansas I Cup Ross Chastain Kurt Busch racing NKP

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Who will win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship? John Hunter Nemechek enters Phoenix Raceway with the most wins on the season but as the fourth seed after just barely getting to this round after a late crash at Martinsville Speedway. Nemechek is probably the most aggressive driver of these four and will do …

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Tracking the Trucks: Zane Smith Stays Ahead of Martinsville Mayhem

2021 Martinsville II Trucks Todd Gilliland spin NKP

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In a Nutshell: Zane Smith emerged from chaos, smoke and banged-up trucks at Martinsville Speedway to win Saturday’s (Oct. 30) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and secure a spot in the Championship 4. Smith was 40 points back of the cutline and in a must-win situation on a mild afternoon in southern Virginia, leading 65 …

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Zane Smith Clinches Championship 4 Berth With Martinsville Win

#21: Zane Smith, GMS Racing, Chevrolet Silverado MRC Construction

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Zane Smith had to win to make it into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ Championship 4, and he did just that in the United Rentals 200 at Martinsville Speedway Oct. 30. The No. 38 of Todd Gilliland was the dominant truck, winning the first two stages and battling at the end between Smith and …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Potential Playoff Spoilers at Martinsville Speedway

Johnny Sauter

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After back-to-back races to open the Camping World Truck Series Round of 8 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, the series continues to sit idle while the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series work their way through their respective playoffs to get to Martinsville Speedway in a few weeks. Christian Eckes and Tate Fogleman …

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Did You Notice?: 4 NASCAR Winless Drivers With 4 Races Left in 2021

Greg Zipadelli and Kevin Harvick at 2019 Michigan NASCAR Cup race, NKP

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Did You Notice? … With four races left, there’s a handful of NASCAR drivers who won a race in 2020 that have yet to win in 2021? Just three are in the Cup Series, where a wave of parity and some upsets have produced 16 winners in the first 33 races, the most at this point …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: No One Safe Heading to Martinsville

2021 Talladega Trucks Matt Crafton wrecked truck NKP

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After Tate Fogleman’s victory Saturday (Oct. 2) at Talladega Superspeedway, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Martinsville Speedway on the verge of its first playoff round with three non-postseason-eligible winners. Christian Eckes‘ triumph at Las Vegas Motor Speedway kicked off the Round of 8, leaving only Martinsville on Oct. 30 to decide the Championship …

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