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Tracking the Trucks: Ross Chastain Gives Niece Motorsports its 1st Win in Kansas

In a Nutshell: Ross Chastain brought Niece Motorsports its first victory in Friday night’s Digital Ally 250 at Kansas Speedway. After saving himself from a near-spin with less than 20 laps remaining, Chastain took advantage of Stewart Friesen‘s dry fuel tank to rocket to his first career Gander Outdoors Truck …

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Ben Rhodes ‘Surprised’ by Runner-Up Finish in Kansas

Ben Rhodes walked away from Kansas Speedway Friday night with a runner-up finish and his third top five in seven races this season. “I was surprised today,” Rhodes said on pit road after the race. “I thought we were going to be lucky to get a top 10; I don’t …

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Stewart Friesen & Ben Rhodes Top Friday Afternoon Truck Practices in Atlanta

The Gander Outdoor Truck Series held two practice sessions on Friday afternoon in preparation for Saturday evening’s Ultimate Tailgating 200 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, the second event of the 2019 season. Stewart Friesen was fastest during the first session with a speed of 177.204 mph.  Friesen is looking for …

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Justin Haley Punches Ticket to Homestead with Victory at Texas

The Jaws theme was playing in the background as Justin Haley began creeping closer and closer to the No. 4 of Todd Gilliland. All he needed was for Gilliland to make a mistake, and that was just what happened. Gilliland ran out of fuel on the backstretch and Haley went passed …

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Ben Rhodes Bags Canadian Tire Pole in Historic Truck Series Qualifying

Ben Rhodes secured the fifth pole in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career Saturday afternoon (Aug. 25), and he did it in historic fashion. Qualifying for Sunday’s race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park started with an interesting twist. Rain hit the track before the race, and NASCAR decided that …

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Kyle Busch Motorsports Sweep Gander Outdoors 150 Practices

Kyle Busch and Noah Gragson led Friday’s (July 27) Camping World Truck Series practice sessions at Pocono Raceway. Busch turned a speed of 167.320 mph to lead the opening session while Gragson turned a 168.732 mph lap to lead final practice. Practice One Busch, who’s entering his final Truck Series …

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Pace Laps: Martin Truex Jr.’s Dominance & An XFINITY Championship Preview

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Truex Trounces The Field Kentucky Speedway was simply the Martin Truex Jr. show. Leading 174 of 267 laps, his No. 78 Toyota was on cruise control most of Saturday night (July 14) in the Quaker State 400. Two-tire pit strategies, like on most repaves produced …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ben Rhodes Scores Hometown Win in Kentucky

In a Nutshell: Ben Rhodes scored ThorSport Racing’s first victory since switching manufacturers in Thursday night’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Rhodes capitalized on a 74-lap green flag run and a late pit road call for fuel only to score his first win of the 2018 …

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