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Johnny Sauter Wins Wild Lucas Oil 150, Championship 4 Decided

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Two drivers battled it out in the end for the victory but, those two weren’t the ones everyone were expecting. After making contact with his teammate Noah Gragson, Christopher Bell lost the race he had absolutely dominated after he hit the wall. Bell’s pit stop meant that the race came down to Johnny Sauter and John …

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Pace Laps: Erik Jones, Johnny Sauter Tackle Texas & GT Challenge Faces Major Change

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Keselowski Effort Still Not Enough at Texas – After failing to win the “must-win” race at Martinsville last weekend, Brad Keselowski watched his playoff hopes almost go flat today as his tire went down on the first lap of the AAA Texas 500. The puncture could have put his chances at …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Punches Championship Ticket at Texas

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In A Nutshell: Johnny Sauter took the lead with 13 laps to go when John Hunter Nemechek ran out of fuel.  From there, the defending Camping World Truck Series champion held off Austin Cindric to take his third win of the season.  The victory locks him into the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in two …

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Johnny Sauter Punches Ticket to Homestead with Victory at Texas

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On Friday night, Johnny Sauter became the first driver to secure his spot in the Camping World Truck Series Championship 4 while earning his second straight victory in the JAG Metals 350 at Texas Motor Speedway. The last time Sauter visited Texas Victory Lane in the series, he would go on to secure his first …

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Johnny Sauter Fastest in Opening Texas Practice

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On Thursday afternoon, Camping World Truck Series teams took to Texas Motor Speedway’s 1.5-mile quad-oval for 55 minutes of practice.  In a session where the top of the chart was ultimately dominated by GMS Racing, Johnny Sauter ended up fastest overall with a lap of 29.529 seconds (182.871 mph). Despite the GMS dominance at the …

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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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4 Burning Questions: Will Martin Truex Jr. Grab First Short Track Win in Martinsville?

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Will Martin Truex Jr. Grab First Short Track Win? Though we’ll later discuss whose best shot at advancing to the Championship 4 at Martinsville Speedway, here’s one guy whose best opportunities come but every week in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Martin Truex Jr. has lit the sport on fire since 2015, …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 33: Clockin’ Out

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Episode 33: Clockin’ Out Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Phil Allaway and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Phil and Zach wrap up the chaos at Kansas Speedway, offering our thoughts on the penalties handed to Matt Kenseth and the feast-and-famine round for Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson. We also preview the …

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GMS Racing Fastest in Both NCWTS Practices in Las Vegas

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title contender Johnny Sauter turned the fastest lap in opening practice Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Sauter turned a lap of 30.089 seconds (179.468 mph). He was 0.143 seconds faster than second-place Ryan Truex. Matt Crafton was the only other playoff driver in the top five, running third. Noah Gragson finished …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 8 Drivers, 3 Rounds, 1 Championship

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Last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, the Camping World Truck Series set its playoff field, and for the final seven races on the schedule, all eyes will focus on the championship battle. One thing that’s different this year, though, is the number of playoff points accumulated each week by winning stages and races. Those bonus points …

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