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Cole Custer Paces 2015 Kroger 250 Practice at Martinsville

2015 Cole Custer Truck Credit JR Motorsports

(Photo Credit: JR Motorsports)

In the first practice for one of the youngest Camping World Truck Series fields ever at Martinsville Speedway, the series’ youngest winner topped the charts, Cole Custer, now 17, put up a blazing 19.711-second lap to top the only Camping World Truck Series practice on Friday (March 27). Custer, who won last season at New …

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Friday Faceoff: Phantom Debris, Toyota’s Tough Start & Truck Series Youth at Martinsville

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(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

1) Much has been said already about the debris cautions during last weekend’s Auto Club 400. Give it to us straight: is NASCAR in the right or the wrong? Kevin Rutherford, Managing Editor: No doubt: NASCAR has made some questionable calls in years past when it comes to throwing the caution vs. not throwing the …

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NASCAR 101: Why Drivers Under 18 Have a Shot in the Trucks

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Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

This weekend, you could conceivably see drivers on a NASCAR national series level that don’t even have their driver’s license yet. Not to say that’s actually gonna happen; of the young’ns this weekend, everyone’s at least 16 years old, meaning unless someone decided to delay taking their test, you could meet any of them out …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Cole Custer, Gray Gaulding Among Storylines to Watch at Martinsville

2015 Cole Custer Truck Credit JR Motorsports

(Photo Credit: JR Motorsports)

After starting the season with back-to-back races at Daytona and Atlanta, the Camping World Truck Series entered into a month-long hiatus. Finally, that off time is over as drivers return to the track at Martinsville Speedway this weekend. It’s a chance for those under 18 to spotlight their talent, creating a healthy entry list at …

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Entry List: 2015 Kroger 250 at Martinsville

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After nearly a month off, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return to action this Saturday at Martinsville Speedway. NASCAR released the entry list for the March 28 17th Annual Kroger 250 on Monday (March 23). There are 36 entrants, including a few surprises. Four teams will fail to make Saturday’s feature. Daytona 500 winner …

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Cole Custer, JR Motorsports Team Up for Part-Time Truck Schedule in 2015

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The 2014 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship winning organization is making a part-time move to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series during the 2015 season. Cole Custer, 16, will be making the move to JR Motorsports this season in the No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet. Custer, who raced for Haas Racing Developments in nine races during …

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Going By the Numbers: NASCAR’s Newbie Cup Runneth Over in 2014

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The 2014 season is over, and NASCAR’s gained the highest degree of attention – positive or otherwise – it’s received in years. And yet, you’re not happy. That’s certainly the case for many fans and viewers of the sport, who look at the experiment that was the new Chase format with disdain, even outrage. The …

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Friday Faceoff: New Rules, Chase Choices, and Young ‘Uns

Welcome to Friday Faceoff! What do you get when you take some hot-button NASCAR topics and hand them over to our dedicated and… er, opinionated staff? A little disagreement and a whole lot of thought-provoking insight! Check out this week’s edition to see what everyone is arguing… um, we mean, discussing this week! NASCAR announced …

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Pace Laps: Chase Mess, Justin Boston’s Nationwide Debut, Cole Custer Makes History & More

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Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

Sprint Cup Series: A Hodge-Podge for Chase Drivers – Let’s ignore the fact there were 15 cautions at Loudon, and that most of them happened in the second half of the race, leading to an event that felt like a stop-and-go commute downtown in a major city during rush hour.  The result of all the cautions …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Sylvania 300 – Joey Logano Punches His Ticket While Others Punch the Wall

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Key Moment – On the penultimate restart with 29 laps to go, Brad Keselowski started on the inside of leader Kevin Harvick. As they raced through turns one and two, Keselowski slipped up and made slight contact with Harvick, moving him up and out of the groove. Joey Logano pounced on the opportunity and swept …

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