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The Underdog House: Daniel Suarez Bounces Back From Coca-Cola 600 Adversity

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Top Dog: Daniel Suarez Before we jump into the house and talk about Suarez, I would like to thank all of our veterans and those currently serving in the U.S. military. To the families of those who have sacrificed their lives for our country, we owe a large debt of gratitude to your loved ones …

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Tracking the Trucks: Sheldon Creed Victorious in Darlington Throwback

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In a Nutshell: Sheldon Creed scored his first victory of 2021 when he took the checkered flag Friday night (May 7) at Darlington Raceway ahead of Ben Rhodes. Almost fittingly, the caution-filled race ended under yellow following five cautions in the final 50 laps. Rookie Carson Hocevar finished third, followed by ThorSport Racing teammates Matt …

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Tracking the Trucks: Sheldon Creed Punches Championship 4 Ticket With Texas Win

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In a Nutshell: Amidst 10 caution flag periods, hard crashes and several angry drivers, Sheldon Creed won the SpeedyCash.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his fourth career NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series win and the one that clinches his spot in the Championship 4. “Today, we did an awesome job,” Creed …

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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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The Underdog House: Michael McDowell Lonely at the Top

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Top Dog Michael McDowell has been a frequent visitor to the top 20 this season, but he barely squeaked in this past Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. McDowell spent the majority of the race hovering around the 25th position. He finished 26th and 25th in the first two stages and was still in 25th …

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Brandon Jones Wins Wreck-Filled Truck Race at Pocono

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In the first race of a tripleheader at Pocono Raceway, Brandon Jones scored his first career NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series victory while driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports. The race, originally scheduled for Saturday but postponed due to rain, started just after 9:30 ET on Sunday morning and was an immediate demolition derby. …

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Grant Enfinger Outruns Austin Hill, Wins Vet Tix Camping World 200

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It took battling side-by-side with Austin Hill for nearly a full lap, but Grant Enfinger held on to win Saturday afternoon’s Vet Tix Camping World 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series’ second race back after the season halted in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic was also just …

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2019 Truck Series Review, Pt. 2: Non-Playoff Drivers

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In part one of our Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series review, we highlighted the eight drivers that qualified for the postseason. In part two, we’ll touch on the full-time drivers who missed the playoffs. 16. Jordan Anderson In his second full-time Truck Series campaign in as many years, Anderson regressed slightly in the top …

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The Underdog House: Who to Watch As the Season Winds Down

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The racing season may be winding down, but the action is going to get more and more intense as we close in on Homestead-Miami Speedway. Every competitor knows that this is the time to make an impact. Some drivers are chasing a championship while others are auditioning for their next opportunity. So just which underdogs …

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2-Headed Monster: Does NASCAR Need To Eliminate Playoff Waivers?

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Tyler Ankrum won the 2019 Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway. For the 18-year-old from San Bernadino, Calif., this is his first career NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory and likely clinches him a playoff berth. Ankrum has not competed in all the Truck Series races this season — he missed the …

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