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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Sports 1 Pimps New NASCAR Package

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

All-Star Weekend is typically the time of year where NASCAR likes to throw things out there.  In the past, the Monster Energy All-Star Race saw the creation of segments, inversions, eliminations, and mandatory pit stops that required a pen and paper to determine who was going to line up where. 2018 brought even more shenanigans. …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Scores 3rd 2018 Victory at Charlotte

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In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter scored his third win in seven races this season when he beat Kyle Busch to the checkered flag by 1.34 seconds to win Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “Today we had a good truck in practice, but obviously the adjustments Joe (Shear, crew chief) …

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John Hunter Nemechek Fastest in Homestead Truck Happy Hour

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On Friday morning, NEMCO Motorsports’ John Hunter Nemechek turned in the fastest lap overall in Camping World Truck Series Happy Hour.  The slightly warmer temperatures resulted in a significant decrease in speed.  Nemechek’s best lap of 32.680 seconds (165.239 mph) was nearly two-thirds of a second slower than Johnny Sauter‘s quick time in the morning …

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Entry List: JAG Metals 350

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For the Camping World Truck Series, 32 trucks are entered in Friday night’s JAG Metals 350.  As a result, no one will fail to qualify. There are a couple of driver changes of note.  At Niece Motorsports, Austin Wayne Self will drive the team’s No. 45 Chevrolet, replacing Jeffrey Abbey.  The move allows Self to …

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NASCAR 101: The 4 Drivers Attempting to Make Their 2017 XFINITY Debuts at Charlotte

(Photo: Brett Moist NKP)

Well, this sure hasn’t happened lately. For the first time since toward the beginning point of the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series season, there are quite a few new faces filling out the entry list for this weekend’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Not that the series has been hurting for different blood. In each race …

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Entry List: 2017 Toyota Tundra 250

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On Tuesday, NASCAR released the entry list for Friday night’s Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway.  For the Camping World Truck Series’ fourth race of the year, 31 trucks are currently entered.  As a result, no one will fail to qualify. A couple of strong teams are not entered this week, most notably GMS Racing’s …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kaz Grala Wins Plate Race NASCAR Survivor

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In a Nutshell: During the latest edition of plate race NASCAR Survivor, it looked like the veterans had the votes to knock off the youngsters. But after a Demolition Derby-type affair, stalwarts like Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter quickly learned they didn’t earn immunity from the dreaded Big One. Ben Rhodes got bumped on the backstretch by ThorSport …

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Austin Wayne Self Finishes Career-High Second at Daytona

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In what was one of the wilder Daytona Camping World Truck Series races in recent memory, the young guns took over on the last lap with the top four finishers all being under 22 years old. After getting into a second-lap melee, Austin Wayne Self finished in the runner-up position, just behind race-winner Kaz Grala. …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Making NASCAR Great Again

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The 2016 presidential election season has been quite different from the past. Candidates always bash each other, but this year, the vulgar language and criticism both major party candidates have delivered is making headlines world-wide. However, come Nov. 8, 2016, America will vote in a new president. NASCAR drivers and executives have been voicing who they want …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Looking Back at the 2016 Rookie Class … So Far, Part II

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Part I Austin Wayne Self No. 22 AM Racing Toyota Starts: 19 Wins: 0 Top 5s: 0 Top 10s: 1 Average Start: 23.5 Average Finish: 19.9 DNFs: 4 The 2014 ARCA Rookie of the Year entered the Truck Series full-time to pilot his family-owned truck and has spent much of the year running toward the …

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