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Ben Rhodes Bags Canadian Tire Pole in Historic Truck Series Qualifying

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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 the Trucks would qualify on …

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Kyle Busch Motorsports Sweep Gander Outdoors 150 Practices

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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 race of the season, led …

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

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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 short-term boosts for drivers like …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ben Rhodes Scores Hometown Win in Kentucky

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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 season over Stewart Friesen. “This …

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Ben Rhodes Gets Second Career Win at Home Track

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Ben Rhodes has locked himself into the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoffs, and he’s done it at his home track of Kentucky Speedway, winning the extremely fast-paced Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 by almost a full second over runner-up Stewart Friesen. This was ThorSport Racing’s first win as a Ford team after …

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Justin Haley, Ben Rhodes Lead Truck Practices at Kentucky

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Justin Haley and Ben Rhodes led the field in the pair of 50-minute Thursday morning practices ahead of tonight’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway, the Buckle Up in Your Truck 225. Last year’s winner of this race was eventual champion Christopher Bell, who is now racing in the XFINITY Series. First …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Potential Winners for the Next 5 Races

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This week’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway marks the first of five remaining events ahead of the 2018 playoffs. Johnny Sauter and Brett Moffitt are locked in with a combined seven wins between them, and in all likelihood, Noah Gragson and Justin Haley can rest easy with one victory apiece, especially …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Closes Out Cup Schedule with Rough Sonoma

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In the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, road races have become must see TV over the past few years.  Bumping and banging was the norm and drivers seemed to be more willing to root and gash than on short tracks. Then, stage racing showed up. Our own Bryan Gable wrote this week about how they’ve …

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Pace Laps: Kasey Kahne’s Endless Pursuit of… What? & Exciting NASCAR Racing In Iowa

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: The Latest Push To Fix Kasey Kahne June’s off week came with a crew chief change in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Travis Mack was replaced as Kasey Kahne‘s head wrench after just 15 races as the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing team remains mired in midpack. Jon Leonard will …

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Harrison Burton Earns First Career NCWTS Pole at Iowa

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Harrison Burton makes his 10th career start Saturday, and he will start from the pole position. The 17-year-old earned his first-career pole in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, turning a 132.850-mph lap around Iowa Speedway during the third round of qualifying to put a lock on the pole. Noah Gragson, the defending pole winner, qualified …

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