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Tracking the Trucks: Zane Smith Steals a Win in Wild COTA Overtime Restart

Zane Smith

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell Zane Smith snuck into the lead after contact between the top-three trucks with two laps to go to earn his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of 2022 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on Saturday, March 26. John Hunter Nemechek also snuck by to earn his first top …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Previewing the 2022 Truck Series Season

NASCAR Truck Series Daytona

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

More than three months since the conclusion of the 2021 season, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is just over a week away from embarking on its 2022 venture. Look ahead of the season here.

2021 NASCAR Rookie Roundup: How’d the New Guys (& Gal) Do?

Ty Gibbs celebrates in victory lane after winning 2021 NASCAR Xfinity race at Kansas, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2021 season has come to a close, and with it ends the rookie seasons for the newcomers to the sport. All three NASCAR national series saw at least two Rookie of the Year contenders, and in the case of the Xfinity and Camping World Truck series, there were four apiece. With over a dozen …

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4 Burning Questions: Rookie Report Card

Chase Briscoe at Charlotte, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

How have the two NASCAR Cup Series rookies performed? Now that all three NASCAR national touring series have headed into the playoffs, it’s a good time to take a look at the rookies in each series and how they did this season, especially with just two of them actually in the playoffs. Unlike traditional classes, …

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Podcast: Chase Purdy on Re-Learning How to Race, Contracting COVID & His College Football Conundrum

Graphic: Jared Haas

After a two-year sabbatical of sorts away from racing, Chase Purdy is still getting his feet under him as he’s returned to the seat on a full-time basis with GMS Racing in the Camping World Truck Series this year. He joins Davey Segal this week to discuss his season to date, contracting COVID-19 and how …

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Dropping the Hammer: COVID Again Looms Over NASCAR

Kyle Larson at Watkins Glen

Kyle Larson signs autographs for fans at Watkins Glen (Davey Segal)

Things were going so well. The world was returning to a vaguely defined “normal.” After not attending a NASCAR race as a member of the press in 18 months, after getting vaccinated as soon as it was available to my age demographic, I got to cover the June race weekend at Nashville Superspeedway. No masks. …

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Chase Purdy Tests Positive for COVID-19, AJ Allmendinger In at Watkins Glen

Chase Purdy in No. 23 Bama Buggies GMS Racing truck at 2021 NASCAR Truck race at Charlotte, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Chase Purdy has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the upcoming NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Watkins Glen International, GMS Racing announced Aug. 5. AJ Allmendinger will replace Purdy in the No. 23 Chevrolet. He will have to drop from Purdy’s slated 25th starting spot to the rear of the field for …

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Should There Be an ARCA Bounty on Ty Gibbs at Pocono?

2021 ARCA Mid-Ohio Ty Gibbs Trophy (Credit: Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing used with permission

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Ty Gibbs won an ARCA Menards Series race. This year alone he has five main series wins, including four straight, along with both an ARCA Menards Series East and ARCA Menards Series West victory. While he is currently one point behind leader Corey Heim in the points, Gibbs …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Snags 3rd Win at Charlotte

2021 Trucks Charlotte Trey Hutchens III, Trey Hutchens Racing Chevrolet, and Drew Dollar, No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: John Hunter Nemechek scored his third win of the 2021 season when he beat Carson Hocevar to the checkered flag by 0.419 seconds in Friday night’s (May 28) North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The victory came after Nemechek slid into the outside wall in turn 2 during practice, …

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