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Truckin’ Thurdays: 3 Takeaways from Martinsville Headed into the Extended Break

Timothy Peters certainly would have some thoughts on the Trucks schedule (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The schedule is still inherently broken Despite the changes NASCAR has made to the schedule, giving us three Camping World Truck Series races before Martinsville Speedway, the long breaks early in the season are still a major problem that needs addressing. After opening the season with three-straight races at Daytona, Atlanta and Las Vegas, the …

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2-Headed Monster: Are Drivers Too Quick To Wreck Each Other?

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Dirty Deeds With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heading back to Martinsville Speedway this weekend, references to what took place during last fall’s visit to the paperclip-shaped half-mile are inevitable. Chase Elliott was leading and on the verge of his first career win when he took a shot to his rear bumper from Denny …

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Entry List: 2018 Alpha Energy Solutions 250

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NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series returns to action this weekend at Martinsville Speedway after two off weekends.  36 trucks make up the entry list for Saturday’s race, with several changes in store since the last event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Todd Gilliland might be the biggest new name on the list; the rookie will make …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2017 Texas Roadhouse 200

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? While Noah Gragson was winning the Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway, two part-time rookie teammates were handling themselves like old pros.  Harrison Burton, making just his sixth Truck Series start of 2017 and the seventh of his career and Todd Gilliland in his fifth career start, finished …

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Harrison Burton Scores 1st Truck Series Top 5 at Martinsville

Harrison Burton certainly benefits from his last name but other young drivers need other attention (Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Harrison Burton has already won the K&N Pro Series East title this year. Now, he has gotten his first taste of success in the Camping World Truck Series, scoring a fourth-place finish in the Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday (Oct. 28). The transition to Trucks had been a difficult one for Burton, …

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Noah Gragson Perfects Restart for 1st Truck Series Win at Martinsville

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Last time out, Martinsville Speedway gave rookie Noah Gragson his first top-five finish in the Camping World Truck Series. This time, it’s his first win. After perfecting the outside lane on the final restart of Saturday’s Texas Roadhouse 200, Gragson passed Matt Crafton, leading the final 10 laps and winning his first race in the series. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Late Pass Gives Kyle Busch Victory Over Chase Elliott at Dover

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Who’s in the headline – We’ve seen it happen multiple times at Dover International Speedway as the No. 48 team makes a late-race charge to lead a handful of laps and win the race. It wasn’t the No. 48 car Sunday, but it was the No. 18 team. Kyle Busch dropped like a stone in …

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Daniel Suarez’s Crew Chief Issued Lug Nut Penalty After Bristol Cup Race

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Scott Graves, crew chief for Daniel Suarez, was the sole recipient of a penalty after the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway this past Saturday. The crew chief of the No. 19 Toyota has been fined $10,000 after “lug nut(s) [were] not properly installed,” according to NASCAR’s penalty report, issued Wednesday. Suarez finished 15th …

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Friday Faceoff: Where Will Matt Kenseth Land?

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Matt Kenseth is officially a free agent after the 2017 season.  Can Kenseth, age 45, still land a top-level ride?  Should he accept a mid-tier offer if the power teams don’t come calling? Bryan Gable:  Absolutely.  Just because Kenseth is not in his prime anymore does not mean he has no value to NASCAR’s best …

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NASCAR Next Class of 2017-2018 Revealed

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NASCAR announced the newest group of drivers Wednesday that comprise its NASCAR Next program. Now in its seventh year, the list of nine is designed to highlight young talent throughout the 2017-2018 racing seasons. By putting out their public resumes, the hope is they next get good money and sponsorship to move up the stock car ranks. …

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