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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Deals With Track Issues, While Knoxville Brings Kevin Swindell to the Booth

Ryan Blaney leads a pack of cars at Atlanta Motor Speedway, July 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

By today’s standards, last weekend was a rarity. You had a split weekend with the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series teams racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway, while the Camping World Truck Series was at Knoxville Raceway. The Cup race wasn’t all that unusual for Atlanta, just shorter, which I didn’t really welcome. The Truck race …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Preparing for Series Debut at Knoxville

2021 SRX Knoxville Raceway Track (Credit: Tom Bowles)

(Photo: Tom Bowles)

This weekend, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Knoxville Raceway for the penultimate race of the 2021 regular season. Just two races remain to set the playoff field, and four drivers have already clinched based on wins (Ben Rhodes, John Hunter Nemechek, Sheldon Creed and Todd Gilliland), and Austin Hill locked himself in …

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Thinkin’ Dirty: 2021 Marks the Return of the Buckeye Bullet at Sharon Speedway

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Photo Credit: 140BUZZ

The Headlines The Buckeye Bullet ended a quarter-century victory drought in World of Outlaws competition, the Friesens kept winning modified races even when Stewart was half a country away and the WoO late models saw a Southern dominate the north’s Palace of Speed. Our Feature Spotlights Friday, May 21 Late Model Spotlight: 2021 Truck Country …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Takeaways From Bristol Dirt & 2021 So Far

Truck Series drivers racing on Bristol Dirt. Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It seems like it was just yesterday when the green flag dropped on the 2021 Camping World Truck Series season, but here we are headed into the Easter off weekend with five of 22 races already run and only 10 more before the playoff field is set. John Hunter Nemechek maintains the point lead, though …

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Jessica Friesen Attempting Knoxville Truck Race

Jessica Friesen Practices at Bristol Dirt track No. 62 truck NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After being excluded from the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt race field due to the cancellation of qualifying, Jessica Friesen will attempt to make her series debut at the inaugural race at Knoxville Raceway on July 9 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Friesen will pilot the No. 62 One Zee Tees Chevrolet for Halmar …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Stewart & Jessica Friesen On Historical Bristol Dirt Starts

2017 Eldora CWTS Stewart Friesen truck Russell LaBounty NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Husband and wife Stewart Friesen and Jessica Friesen are making history this weekend, becoming the second married couple to ever compete in a NASCAR national series race when they compete at the Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt Track on Saturday (March 27). They join Davey Segal this week to discuss why and how this specific opportunity …

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Jessica Friesen Running Bristol Dirt Truck Race

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(Photo: Halmar Friesen Racing)

The inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt course will have a husband-and-wife duo. Jessica Friesen and Stewart Friesen will race together for Halmar Friesen Racing, HFR announced March 11. Stewart will drive his full-time No. 52 Toyota, and Jessica will drive an additional entry, the No. 62 Toyota. The …

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