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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Championship Favorites Squander Big Playoff Gaps at Martinsville

Kevin Harvick crashes at end of Martinsville playoff race NKP

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Martinsville Speedway has been hyped from the moment it became the cutoff race NASCAR’s Round of 8 in all three national touring series. Beginning in 2020, the track determined the Championship 4 for Phoenix Raceway’s season finale. But could the paperclip-shaped oval live up to those lofty expectations? The answer we got was yes, three …

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Tracking the Trucks: Grant Enfinger Snatches Win, Championship-4 Spot at Martinsville

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In a Nutshell: Less than a week after suffering an engine failure that put him in a must-win situation, Grant Enfinger snagged his spot in the Championship 4 with a victory in the Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville Speedway. “It was tough,” Enfinger told FOX Sports 1. “We knew this one was [a race] …

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Grant Enfinger Caps Off Wild Night By Winning at Martinsville; Earns Championship-4 Spot

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It was a nearly full-moon Friday night for the first-ever NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series night race at Martinsville Speedway, and the action did not disappoint. At the end of the day, it was Grant Enfinger who survived a wild NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 to claim his first career win at Martinsville …

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Engine Failure Ends Austin Hill’s Playoff Run at Martinsville

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The regular season NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series champion won’t be vying for a title at Phoenix next weekend. Friday, Oct. 30 was a whirlwind of emotions for Austin Hill. Before the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Round of 8 finale at Martinsville Speedway, it was announced he would return full-time …

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Austin Hill Returning to Hattori Racing Enterprises in 2021

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Austin Hill is returning to the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series in 2021. The 26-year-old will again wheel his familiar No. 16 Toyota for Hattori Racing Enterprises in 2021, Hill announced Oct. 30. In addition, the Georgia native will also pilot a yet-to-be-numbered HRE entry part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. “I can’t …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: NASCAR’s Failed Message by Letting Ben Rhodes Race

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Though the NASCAR Cup Series just finished its race at Texas Motor Speedway Wednesday afternoon, the penalty report for the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series has already been released. And while Chandler Smith received a penalty (rightfully so) after one of his wheels came off as he was leaving pit road, the sanctioning body …

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Sheldon Creed Seals Dominating Texas Truck Series Win, Spot in Championship 4

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Sheldon Creed collected his fourth win of the 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season Sunday (Oct. 25), finishing off a dominating victory at Texas Motor Speedway in the SpeedyCash.com 400. Creed survived a two-lap overtime dash to the finish ahead of Austin Hill.  Retaking the lead heading to a restart with 12 …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR Diversity Takes Giant Leap Forward During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Did You Notice? … How far NASCAR diversity has come in just a few short months? Flash back to April 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic was in full swing, and the viability of single-car teams (think: Richard Petty Motorsports / Bubba Wallace and Gaunt Brothers Racing / Daniel Suarez) was in doubt. Kyle Larson had just been …

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The Underdog House: John Hunter Nemechek Just Plain Speedy in Kansas

Top Dog John Hunter Nemechek was back on top of the underdogs on Sunday as the rookie driver finished 17th in the Hollywood Casino 400. Nemechek earned his only career Xfinity Series win at Kansas Speedway, so perhaps we should have seen this coming. Not only that, but his first Gander RV & Outdoors Truck …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Chase Briscoe Cruises to Victory Again, Other Playoff Contenders Stumble

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You can now eliminate the word “worry” and all synonyms related to the word from Chase Briscoe’s vocabulary because in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway, he was simply dominant – and all synonyms related to the word too.

 Briscoe won both stages, much like he did at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and he …

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