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Pace Laps: Championship Favorites Reign at Chicago, Josef Newgarden Wins IndyCar Title

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: The Importance of Execution – It ended some days and opened opportunity for others. Heck, it even had its place in the day of the race winner Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. Execution is an important factor in tying one end of the race to the other, especially once the playoffs …

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Tracking the Trucks: One Final Look At The Playoff Squeeze

In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter was the fastest truck on Friday evening, and he was rewarded for it. He led 28 laps on the evening in his No. 21 Chevrolet Silverado en route to his second victory of the 2017 season in the TheHouse.com 225 from Chicagoland Speedway. Ben Rhodes clinched the eighth and final …

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Johnny Sauter Wins Chicagoland Truck Series Race, Ben Rhodes Makes Playoffs

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Christopher Bell dominated Friday night in Chicagoland but, in the end, just the slightest of wiggles handed the victory over to Johnny Sauter. The defending champion capitalized on Bell’s mistake in the end to secure his second victory of 2017. Chase Briscoe made strides toward the leader after passing Bell but would have to settle for …

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Chase Briscoe, Johnny Sauter Lead Truck Chicagoland Practices

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Chase Briscoe is still looking for his first win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, but if his Chicagoland Speedway practice sessions are any indication, he might have a better shot than any come Friday. Briscoe led the opening practice session for the TheHouse.com 225 at Chicagoland Thursday (Sept. 14) and placed second in …

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Matt Crafton Wins LTi Printing 200 Pole

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On Saturday morning, ThorSport Racing’s Matt Crafton claimed the pole for the Camping World Truck Series’ LTi Printing 200 at Michigan International Speedway.  Crafton’s second round lap of 39.076 seconds (184.256 mph) was six-hundredths of a second faster than GMS Racing’s Johnny Sauter. Afterwards, Crafton noted just how important the pole really is at Michigan. …

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Tracking the Trucks: Busch’s Bad Day Opens Floodgates In Overton’s 150

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In a Nutshell: The Camping World Truck Series Overton’s 150 began as yet another walk in the park for Kyle Busch. But on lap 35, Busch’s bad break turned up the heat on what had been a boring Pocono affair. The floodgates were busted wide open when Kyle Busch crashed in the Tunnel Turn, ending …

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Truck Qualifying Rained Out at Kentucky Speedway, Johnny Sauter On Pole

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Johnny Sauter will start Thursday night’s (July 6) Kentucky 225 at Kentucky Speedway from the top spot after qualifying for the event was rained out earlier Thursday. Qualifying was scheduled for 5 p.m. ET. but constant on and off showers prevented the trucks from ever taking the track. The top 26 spots were set by owners …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Scores First Dover Victory Over Teammate Kaz Grala

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In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter turned the Monster Mile into a Monster Smile, as he ended his winless gremlins in Friday’s Bar Harbor 200 from Dover International Speedway. Holding off teammate Kaz Grala, Sauter took advantage of a late fuel gamble to grab the lead and hold it for the final 33 laps — his first …

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Johnny Sauter Claims First Victory at Monster Mile

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After earning stage points in every race this season, reigning Camping World Truck Series champion Johnny Sauter stepped it up Friday with a trip to Victory Lane. Sauter put an end to his winless streak at Dover International Speedway, likely ensuring himself a playoff position in the process. Due to an eventful, strategy-filled final stage, Sauter went on to …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Smokes ‘Em in Charlotte

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In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch scored his seventh Camping World Truck Series victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday night. Making a bold move to jump from fourth to the lead with less than 20 laps remaining, the driver of the No. 51 Toyota pulled away from the field in a three-lap shootout to the finish. Johnny …

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