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William Byron, Cole Custer Lead Thursday Dover Truck Practices

2016 CWTS Kansas William Byron Burnout Rick Lunkenheimer

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

William Byron picked up where he left off after winning at Kansas Speedway last weekend, topping the first of two practices at Dover International Speedway Thursday for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Byron was joined by fellow young gun Cole Custer at the top of the speed charts; the JR Motorsports driver paced the …

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2-Headed Monster: Heat Races … Are They Worth It?

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(Photo: Russel LaBounty/NKP)

NASCAR is in the midst of a brand-new experiment this season: heat races in the XFINITY Series. NASCAR has used heat races before in the Camping World Truck Series at Eldora, using multiple races to set the starting lineup for the main event, but until 2016 the NXS ran full-length events, lap one to lap …

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Cole Custer Impresses in XFINITY Debut

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

With a slick and smooth JR Motorsports paint scheme on the car for Cole Custer the 18-year-old drove the same way in Saturday’s ToyotaCare 250.  One of the sport’s more talented teenagers, Custer came home sixth in his XFINITY Series debut. “It went great,” he said after the race. “We had to start pretty far …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Chase Elliott Grab a Third-Straight Top 5 in Richmond?

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Will Chase Elliott Grab a Third Straight Top 5 in Richmond? Following back-to-back top 5s for Chase Elliott this season, the Sprint Cup Series rookie will look for a third this weekend at Richmond. Will he do it? One thing he has going for him – unlike most tracks on the circuit – is past …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Are Matt Tifft and Cole Custer the Latest Names Made Here?

2016 Atlanta CWTS Cole Custer Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

The XFINITY Series will have a couple of relatively new faces in new places this weekend at Richmond International Raceway.  Matt Tifft will be making the first of 13 scheduled starts in Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18 car.  Additionally, Camping World Truck Series regular Cole Custer will be making his first ever XFINITY start, racing …

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Entry List: ToyotaCare 250

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(Credit: NASCAR via Getty Images)

The XFINITY Series will make its first of two stops in 2016 at Richmond International Raceway this weekend for the ToyotaCare 250. There are 41 cars entered for Saturday’s event and one will go home. JR Motorsports will bring four cars to the track for the third time this season. JRM Camping World Truck Series …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 3 Drivers That Need to Step Up Their Game

2016 Atlanta CWTS Tyler Reddick helmet Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Tyler Reddick If you had told me prior to the season opener at Daytona that last year’s championship runner-up Tyler Reddick would fail to score a top-10 finish in the first three races of the season, I would have called you crazy. But that’s exactly what’s happened with the driver of the No. 29 Ford …

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Cole Custer Wins Final Truck Practice in Martinsville

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Zach Catanzareti

Cole Custer led the way in final practice for Saturday’s Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway. The 18-year-old ran a 19.788-second lap to beat John Hunter Nemechek for the top spot on the speed charts. Ben Rhodes won practice No. 2 in his No. 41 Toyota and finished third in final practice. Kyle Busch and …

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Cole Custer Adds 2 More XFINITY Series Races for JR Motorsports

2016 Atlanta CWTS Cole Custer Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

JR Motorsports announced today that its Camping World Truck Series driver Cole Custer will compete in a total of five XFINITY Series races for the organization this season. Earlier this month, he was scheduled for three events at Richmond International Raceway in April, Charlotte Motor Speedway in October and Homestead-Miami Speedway in November. He has since …

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Regan Smith, Cole Custer Added to JR Motorsports’ XFINTITY Series Lineup

2016 Daytona I CUP Regan Smith John Harrelson NKP

(Photo: John Harrelson/NKP)

Regan Smith will reunite with JR Motorsports in the XFINITY Series for one race at Bristol in August, the team announced Wednesday. Dale’s Pale Ale will sponsor the No. 88 car while he is behind the wheel. It was just last October that Smith found out that he would not be back with JR Motorsports …

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