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Tracking the Trucks: Maiden Start, Maiden Win for Ryan Preece at Nashville

Ryan Preece celebrates his first NASCAR Truck win with a woohoo, holding up the guitar at Nashville. Red Hunt Brother Pizza firesuit. NKP

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In a Nutshell: Ryan Preece hasn’t had the best luck in the NASCAR Cup Series this year, but everything fell his way in the Camping World Truck Series’ Friday (June 18) night race at Nashville Superspeedway. The Rackley Roofing 200 marked the first time the truckers had raced at the 1.333-mile superspeedway in a decade. Austin …

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Ryan Preece Wins Nashville Truck Race in 1st Start

Ryan Preece celebrates victory in the Rackley Roofing 200 at Nashville Superspeedway, June 2021. Photo: NKP

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Once again, a full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver has won in the lower series, but no, it isn’t Kyle Busch. Ryan Preece, in his very first career Camping World Truck Series start, took the lead within the final 10 laps to earn the victory in the series’ first race at Nashville Superspeedway since 2011. “I …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should a Part-Time Driver Be Able To Make the Playoffs?

Josh Berry

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Do you think Ty Gibbs (or Josh Berry) in the [NASCAR] Xfinity Series and Grant Enfinger in the [Camping World] Truck Series should get into the playoffs if they are above the playoff cutline points-wise even though they haven’t attempted all the races? – Thomas Rooney (via email) Great question, Thomas. And it’s one that …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Wins Texas, Goes Back-to-Back

2021 Texas Trucks John Hunter Nemechek drinking Rowdy Energy in victory lane NKP

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In a Nutshell: John Hunter Nemechek is pretty good at this truck racing thing. Nemechek led nearly half the laps of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ SpeedyCash.com 220 on Saturday (June 12) afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, kicking off a solid day for team owner Kyle Busch all around: Busch went on to win …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Winless Drivers to Watch at Texas

2021 Charlotte I Trucks pack racing II NKP

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This Saturday (June 12), the Camping World Truck Series kicks off a doubleheader with the Xfinity Series ahead of the newly-relocated NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race on Sunday evening. For the first time since 1998, the Truck Series will visit the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway oval just once after a 2021 schedule realignment that saw …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Ty Gibbs Spins and Wins at Charlotte

2021 Charlotte Xfinity Ty Gibbs celebrate victory lane NKP

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In February, Ty Gibbs briefly went dirt trackin’, making a pass in the grass, before winning on the road course at Daytona International Speedway. You can now check “spin and win” off the list of ways Gibbs has won a race. In Saturday’s (May 29) Alsco Uniforms 300, he spun exiting turn 4 coming to …

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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)

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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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Grant Enfinger Replacing Brandon Gdovic in Xfinity Charlotte Race

Grant Enfinger

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Grant Enfinger will attempt to qualify the No. 26 Toyota in Saturday’s (May 29) Alsco Uniforms 300 for Sam Hunt Racing and make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut, the team announced Saturday morning. Brandon Gdovic was scheduled to pilot the entry and practiced the car Friday, but Gdovic was uncomfortable on track and felt it best …

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Tracking the Trucks: Sheldon Creed Victorious in Darlington Throwback

2021 Trucks Darlington Sheldon Creed Flag (Credit: NKP0

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In a Nutshell: Sheldon Creed scored his first victory of 2021 when he took the checkered flag Friday night (May 7) at Darlington Raceway ahead of Ben Rhodes. Almost fittingly, the caution-filled race ended under yellow following five cautions in the final 50 laps. Rookie Carson Hocevar finished third, followed by ThorSport Racing teammates Matt …

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Entry List: 2021 LiftKits4Less.com 200

2020 Darlington Trucks pack racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This weekend’s LiftKits4Less.com 200 marks just the eighth time in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history that the division has visited Darlington Raceway and just the second time since 2011. Last year’s throwback event was won by Ben Rhodes, who already has two wins this season and heads to South Carolina second in points. Plenty …

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