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Truckin’ Thursdays: Closing the Door on an Unforgettable 2020 Season

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It’s hard to believe but the 2020 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series has come to an end, and there’s really only one way to describe this season: Unforgettable. The season opened normally enough at Daytona International Speedway with the usual wreck fest followed by a finish that saw Grant Enfinger edge Jordan Anderson by mere …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Sheldon Creed Relives Winning Truck Championship

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss NASCAR’s championship weekend at Phoenix Raceway, which saw the youth movement takeover the sport. Chase Elliott became the third youngest Cup Series champion, dominating the race after starting in the back. The duo discusses what this means for Elliott’s confidence level, as he’s proven he …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: There Is No Way the Championship 4 Doesn’t Hurt the Sport As a Whole

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#9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro NAPA Auto Parts, celebrates after winning the 2020 Nascar Cup Series Championship

It seems so weird to actually be home for the final race weekend of the NASCAR season. For me, this was the first time since 2014 that I’d actually been home for it. The last five season finales were spent in Homestead, dodging rain showers, hiding under souvenir trailers and sweating. We also got interesting …

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Brett Moffitt Dominates Phoenix, Loses Race on Final Restart: ‘I’m Just Glad it’s Over’

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Everything looked perfect for Brett Moffitt as the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors’ Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix Raceway was winding down. He had led more than half the race and was in position to win his second series title in three years. Perfect, that is, until a caution flew with two laps to go. …

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Sheldon Creed Denies Brett Moffitt, Wins 2020 Truck Championship

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With three laps to go in Friday’s (Nov. 6) Lucas Oil 150, Brett Moffitt had his second career NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series championship all but locked up. A 2020 Truck title appeared a mere formality. Meanwhile, back in the field, Dawson Cram was on pace to have a lackluster 24th-place result… until …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Breaking Down the Championship 4

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This Friday night (Nov. 6), the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series will crown its champion, kicking off the championship weekend at Phoenix Raceway. Despite the lengthy shutdown forced by the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of determination and creative scheduling has the series back on track to end as scheduled. Four drivers – Sheldon Creed, …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Hailie Deegan Talks Truck Debut

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss their continued frustration with the 550-horsepower NASCAR Cup Series package. In Sunday’s Cup race at Kansas Speedway, Kevin Harvick trailed Joey Logano for over 40 laps and was never able to pass for the lead, though clearly having the quicker racecar. The duo chats about …

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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

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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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Stock Car Scoop: Joey Logano Speaks After Kansas Win, ‘100% of Our Time to Phoenix’

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Joey Logano won for the third time this season in the NASCAR Cup Series in Sunday’s (Oct. 18) Hollywood Casino 400. Logano held off Kevin Harvick to clinch his third spot in the Championship 4 in the last five seasons. So how does this surprise victory set up Logano for a potential title run in …

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