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Truckin’ Thursdays: Driver Changes Highlight a Busy Week for GMS Racing

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This week has been another busy one for GMS Racing. Despite the Camping World Truck Series being off until mid-October, when it will run the final race in the Round of 8 at Talladega Superspeedway, the organization has stolen most of the headlines. Effective immediately, Cody Coughlin, who’s piloted the No. 2 Chevrolet for GMS …

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Cody Coughlin Released From GMS Racing

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(Photo: John K. Harrelson/NKP)

It was announced on Monday morning that Cody Coughlin, driver of the No. 2 truck for GMS Racing, was released from the team due to “unforeseen issues with sponsorship.” Spencer Gallagher will drive that truck for the upcoming race at Talladega next month. In a statement,President of GMS Racing, Mike Beam said, “Due to unforeseen issues …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Stewart Friesen, Matt Crafton Among Storylines to Watch in Michigan

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

After taking last weekend off while both the NASCAR XFINITY and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series raced at Watkins Glen International, the Camping World Truck Series returns to action Saturday afternoon (Aug. 11) at Michigan International Speedway. Just two races remain to set the playoff field, and opportunities are dwindling for championship hopefuls to cement …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Winless Drivers Who Could Leave Texas Victorious

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The Camping World Truck Series returns to the track this Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway (June 8). In its most recent outing, the series descended on Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ All-Star Race weekend and Johnny Sauter left with a third win to his credit in just seven races …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Drivers to Watch at Charlotte

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The Camping World Truck Series takes to the track this Friday night, May 18, for its annual dust-up at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Here’s give drivers to keep an eye on. Todd Gilliland Gilliland signed on to pilot the No. 4 Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports full-time for the 2018 season but there was just one …

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Tracking the Trucks: Redemption for Noah Gragson in Kansas

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(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Noah Gragson scored his second career Camping World Truck Series win in Friday night’s 37 Kind Days 250 at Kansas Speedway. The driver of the No. 18 Toyota beat out boss Kyle Busch by 1.558 seconds to grab his first win of 2018. Stewart Friesen, John Hunter Nemechek and Johnny Sauter rounded …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Changes for the 2018 Season

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Management Changes As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series roars back to action at Daytona International Speedway this Friday night, a significant change the casual fan might not notice is the series’ new general manager. Late last month, NASCAR announced former Truck Series driver Ben Kennedy is the division’s new general manager. “Ben will draw …

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Cody Coughlin Moves to GMS Racing Full-Time in 2018

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On Monday (Jan. 16), GMS Racing announced that Cody Coughlin will join the organization for the 2018 season.  Coughlin will drive the No. 2 Chevrolet with sponsorship from JEGS. Jerry Baxter, who was the crew chief for Kaz Grala‘s No. 33 in 2017, will fill that role for Coughlin. “I couldn’t be more excited to …

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Cody Coughlin, Chris Fontaine Top Truck Talladega Practices

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At a track that breeds surprise winners, it also breeds surprise drivers atop practice. Friday at Talladega Superspeedway had the first on-track opportunities for the Camping World Truck Series. Cody Coughlin topped the first session while series part-timer Chris Fontaine led the way in session No. 2. For Coughlin, the Thorsport Racing driver turned a …

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Cody Coughlin, Kyle Busch Top Bristol Truck Practices

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Cody Coughlin led the first of two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice sessions at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday (Aug. 16), while Kyle Busch led the second. Rookie Coughlin set the fastest time of the session with a lap of 14.828 seconds (129.404 mph) in the No. 13 Ride TV/JEGS Toyota.  Busch was runner-up …

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