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Entry List: North Carolina Education Lottery 200

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Dover was a solid race but does a low truck count mean trouble in Kansas? (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend, with 37 trucks scheduled to attempt the North Carolina Education Lottery 200, barring entry list changes. This means that five trucks will fail to qualify for the race in NASCAR’s backyard. DGR-Crosley has three entries on tap for the Charlotte weekend. Anthony …

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Angela Ruch To Drive 12 Truck Races for Niece Motorsports

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Niece Motorsports announced today (Saturday, March 23) that Angela Ruch will drive the No. 44 Chevrolet in 12 races this NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season. Welcome to the team @Angela__Ruch! — Niece Motorsports (@NieceMotorsport) March 23, 2019 Ruch has competed in three NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races in her career, two of which …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Daytona Brings Differing Events, Questions for FOX Sports

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Michael McDowell and others were overlooked in the brief post-race coverage (credit: Frontstretch)

Speedweeks is now complete.  You ended up with three very different races at Daytona International Speedway.  Some of it was enjoyable, some not so much.  Regardless, we have a number of different things to look at this week. Daytona 500 The good news coming out of the event dubbed The Great American Race by Ken …

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Angela Ruch Has Career Night, Is 2nd Woman to Earn Top 10 in Daytona Truck Race

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Daytona International Speedway, February 2019. (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

When the entry list came out for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway, seeing Angela Ruch on the entry list in NEMCO Motorsports’ No. 8 Chevrolet was a shock. After all, the niece of Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope had not competed in a Gander Outdoors Truck Series race since she finished …

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Entry List: NextEra Energy 250

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The newly re-branded NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series opens its season on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Daytona International Speedway with the NextEra Energy Resources 250.  40 trucks are entered this weekend, meaning eight will go home after qualifying. There are many changes in the Truck Series this season, with several faces in new places. …

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Entry List: Ford EcoBoost 300

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to the Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend (Nov. 17) for the final race of the season: the Ford EcoBoost 300. At the conclusion of the race, the series will crown either Christopher Bell, Tyler Reddick, Daniel Hemric, or Cole Custer as 2018 champion. 45 teams are entered this weekend, which means …

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Entry List: Kansas Lottery 300

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After a week off, the NASCAR XFINITY Series returns to action Saturday for the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. This event will open the second round of the XFINITY Series playoffs. 42 teams are entered this week, which means two drivers will go home, barring any late entry list changes. There’s a bit of …

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Entry List: 2017 O’Reilly Auto Parts 300

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For Saturday night’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, 40 XFINITY Series teams have submitted entries.  No one will fail to qualify. There are a couple of teams that ran in Kansas a couple of weeks ago that are not entered.  One is the No. 55 team that Josh Berry drove for with …

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Angela Ruch on NASCAR Diversity: ‘We’re All Fighting the Same Battles’

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In a time where the top levels of NASCAR struggle to field female drivers, Angela Ruch was a welcome name on July’s XFINITY Series entry list. Ruch qualified for the Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway, driving for BJ McLeod Motorsports. It was Ruch’s first NASCAR race in nearly five years, and the first for a female in the 2017 …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Drive for the Cure 300

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Since being announced as the replacement for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88, Alex Bowman has earned his share of detractors. Entering the Drive for the Cure 300, the knock has been Bowman’s winless resume in all three of NASCAR’s top national touring series. Time to go ahead and cross that criticism off the list. Bowman …

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