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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Just Like Old Times, Kurt Busch Wins Bristol

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Who’s in the headline Kurt Busch owned Bristol at one point in time. He won five races there from 2002 through 2006, including three straight in 2003 and 2004. Since his fifth win in 2006, he didn’t have a single runner-up finish. Busch ran in the top 10 the majority of the night and made …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Victorious as the Playoff Field is Set at Bristol

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In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter took his fifth victory of 2018 at Bristol Motor Speedway Thursday night just 0.236 seconds ahead of Stewart Friesen. “I’m so proud of this team. I knew we had a great truck today,” Sauter said. “What a way to cap off the regular season with a win. I had to …

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Johnny Sauter Wins 5th Race of 2018 at Bristol

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Johnny Sauter clinched the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular-season title simply by starting the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The other four winners – Brett Moffitt, Justin Haley, Ben Rhodes and Noah Gragson – were also locked in at the race’s beginning, and Grant Enfinger was locked in via points at the …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Christopher Bell’s Series Return Among Storylines at Bristol

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For the first time, the Camping World Truck Series will have a primetime broadcast this Thursday night (Aug. 16) at Bristol Motor Speedway. SO, Thursday's NASCAR Truck Series race on FOX not only is 1st series race in history to be scheduled for primetime on broadcast TV, but ALSO 1st #NASCAR race (of any series) …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Michigan Brings 2 Different Broadcast Strategies

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In recent years, races at Michigan have dropped off as far as competitiveness goes.  The track was repaved for 2012 due to some huge bumps.  Despite seven seasons of racing and six Michigan winters, the groove still has not widened much.  Track position has been paramount. Consumers Energy 400 Prior to the race, Dale Jarrett …

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Pace Laps: Kevin Harvick’s Dominance & Justin Allgaier’s Career Year

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: No Circumstances? No Problem for Kevin Harvick Much like Austin Cindric did on Saturday in Mid-Ohio, Kevin Harvick straight up put on a clinic. The only difference between the two was that Harvick landed in Victory Lane while circumstances and a late-race pass for the lead put Justin Allgaier in …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ben Rhodes Scores Hometown Win in Kentucky

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In a Nutshell: Ben Rhodes scored ThorSport Racing’s first victory since switching manufacturers in Thursday night’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Rhodes capitalized on a 74-lap green flag run and a late pit road call for fuel only to score his first win of the 2018 season over Stewart Friesen. “This …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Takeaways From 4 Straight Weeks of Racing

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Johnny Sauter Remains Championship Favorite I know I sound like a broken record here, but it’s hard to look away from something that’s so incredibly true. Johnny Sauter began this four-race stretch with a victory at Texas Motor Speedway, his fourth on the season, and did so in thrilling fashion, narrowly edging Stewart Friesen by …

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Johnny Sauter, Todd Gilliland Lead Chicagoland Trucks Practices

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Johnny Sauter and Todd Gilliland led Thursday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practices at Chicagoland Speedway, preparing for Friday night’s Overton’s 225. First practice: Sauter’s GMS Racing Chevrolet led the field with a lap of 174.160 mph, and he was followed by teammate Dalton Sargeant with a lap f 174.031 mph. In third was Ben …

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The Frontstretch 5: Great Things About NASCAR’s Lower Divisions, Areas of Opportunity

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1. Standalone races Races like the XFINITY/Truck show at Iowa last weekend used to be much more common, but the ones that are still on the schedule often end up being among the best races of the season in any series. Some of that has to do with the venues, but it’s also because the …

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