Race Weekend Central

Rookies and Veterans Fast in Truck Series Practices at Texas

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

After having the first of three practice sessions postponed due to NASCAR officials not being on the premises, the Camping World Truck Series finally got on track Thursday evening. It was a mixture of youth and experience that laid down quick laps in each session. Matt Crafton, two time winner at Texas, led the first …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Schedule Brings Out Captivating Competition

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

Remember back in 2012, when the Camping World Truck Series schedule lost a few races and it wasn’t a popular move within the industry? Now in it’s fifth year of existence, you can say it has worked for the better. Currently, the Truck Series runs 23 races and has added one venue since 2014, bringing Atlanta Motor Speedway …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Dover Throws a Curve

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Greetings, race fans. This past weekend at Dover was a bit more like the Dover of elementary school for me than the Dover we’ve been used to.  I believe Sunday’s race was the third slowest 400-mile race at the one-mile oval.  The other two either had more cautions (Fall 2007) or just plain got ridiculous …

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William Byron, Cole Custer Lead Thursday Dover Truck Practices

(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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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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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?

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?

(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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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

(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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