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Truckin’ Thursdays: Texas Motor Speedway Kicks Off the Triple Truck Challenge

The drop of the checkered flag at Charlotte Motor Speedway last weekend for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series means that another couple of weekends off before they’re back on track. But what it also means is that the next time the series races, the Triple Truck Challenge, announced prior to the start of the season, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Winless Drivers Looking for Victory Lane This Season

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Todd Gilliland Perhaps the one driver whose job hinges on whether they win this season is Todd Gilliland. “I don’t know how many times last year we were in meetings and I was just yelling at them about let’s go,” Kyle Busch Motorsports owner/driver Kyle Busch said earlier this season. “Our stuff is not that …

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The 12: NASCAR’s Top Prospects

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This week, NASCAR springs back into action after a restful off week. With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stars absent from the track, our panel of Frontstretch power rankings experts did the same. The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Toyota Owners 400 Edition Putting power rankings aside this week, many drivers are trying to take the …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Kyle Busch Show Continues, Bristol’s Bad Attendance, Harrison Burton Reflects on Xfinity Debut

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In the latest edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Kyle Busch‘s most recent win at Bristol Motor Speedway, which makes him three-for-eight in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season. One of the big questions is what could have happened had Kurt Busch gotten to the rear bumper of the No. 18 …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Bristol Provides Good Racing, Decent Coverage and Bad Luck

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Bristol Motor Speedway always seems to provide some interesting action.  The usage of PJ1 TrackBite on the concrete banks has led to mixed results over the years.  This past weekend just might have been the most competitive at Bristol since the 2007 reconfiguration. Food City 500 Sunday’s 500-lap race was a relatively quick affair by …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: NASCAR Reveals 2020 Truck Series Schedule

NASCAR released the 2020 Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule on Wednesday afternoon (April 3). The series still features 23 races and will open the season at Daytona International Speedway as part of the usual tripleheader with the NASCAR Xfinity and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series. And just like the Cup Series, the season finale has …

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Entry List: 2019 ALSCO 300

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday (April 6) for the first short track event of their 2019 season.  This race will also be the first for the Dash 4 Cash program, which will include eligible drivers Christopher Bell, Tyler Reddick, Michael Annett and Chase Briscoe. There are a few changes to this …

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Harrison Burton to Run Eight NASCAR Xfinity Series Races for Joe Gibbs Racing

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This weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, 18-year-old Harrison Burton will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut. The teenager will take the next step, driving the No. 18 Toyota Supra for Joe Gibbs Racing on April 6 in the Alsco 300. It will be the first of eight races this season for the young driver, a …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Johnny Sauter’s Dominance Highlights Stories to Watch in Texas

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Does Johnny Sauter’s Texas dominance continue? It’s no secret that Johnny Sauter has pretty much made Texas Motor Speedway his personal playground in the last several years. He’s the active win leader at the mile-and-a-half oval with five victories (retired Todd Bodine has six), including three of the last five. Additionally, he set the track …

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Tyler Ankrum, Todd Gilliland Fastest in Friday Truck Practices

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The lack of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series action on Friday (March 22) at Martinsville Speedway did not mean it was a quiet day at the Virginia short track, as it hosted three separate practice sessions for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Tyler Ankrum was the surprise of the first practice, being the fastest …

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