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Couch Potato Tuesday: Richmond Provides Interesting Action If You Look Closely

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Richmond Raceway in recent years has taken on a different look. Yahoo! Sports’ Nick Bromberg made note of this on Twitter after the race Saturday night. From 2001-2010 there were 14 Richmond races with 10 or more cautions From 2011-2020 there have been 3 Richmond races with 10 or more cautions Since the start of stage …

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Tracking the Trucks: Grant Enfinger Leads ThorSport 1-2-3 Finish at Richmond

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Grant Enfinger scored his third win of the 2020 season when he raced down and passed teammate Matt Crafton in the closing laps of the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway Thursday night (Sept. 10). “This win gives us a lot of momentum heading into the playoffs,” Enfinger said. “We needed it. It’s …

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ThorSport Makes Truck Series History at Richmond

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Grant Enfinger ended the regular season the exact same way he began it: in victory lane. But through an eventful final stage in the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway on Thursday (Sept. 10) for the eventual winner, ThorSport Racing also made Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series history. The organization, which has been in existence …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Returning to Richmond Raceway for the Final Regular Season Race

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For the second week in a row, the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series makes its return to a track it hasn’t visited in several years. In fact, Thursday night (Sept. 10) will mark the first time the Truck Series has run at Richmond Raceway since 2005. One of only four tracks remaining from the …

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4 Burning Questions: NASCAR Is Doing What In California?

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They’re doing what to Fontana? This week, after The Athletic broke the news, NASCAR confirmed that they are pursuing plans to effectively turn the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California into a half-mile short track. The course looks to be a hybrid of all three of the current NASCAR Cup Series short tracks in …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Returning to Darlington Raceway Again

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For the first time since 2011, the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series returns to Darlington Raceway to run the penultimate race of the 2020 regular season on Sunday (Sept. 6). The series first visited Darlington in 2001, a race that the late Bobby Hamilton dominated by leading 125 of the rain-shortened 135 laps. It …

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Johnny Sauter Disappointed with 2020 Season, Must Win to Make Playoffs

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The 2020 NASCAR season has been a challenge for many race teams and drivers in all three national touring series, but the most disappointing year, at least in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, may belong to Johnny Sauter. When the season began over six months ago ago at Daytona International Speedway, Sauter was …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Winless 2020 Drivers to Watch at Gateway This Weekend

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This Sunday (Aug. 30), the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series heads to World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway for the third and final race in the Triple Truck Challenge. But more importantly, it’s just one of three races remaining to set the 2020 playoff field. Matt Crafton, Sheldon Creed, Grant Enfinger, Austin Hill and …

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Driver Vs. Driver: Truckin’ — Mike Skinner Vs. Johnny Sauter

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Sometimes a driver makes it all the way to NASCAR’s Cup Series only to discover that their best success came elsewhere. Or, they struggle in Cup but move to another series and flourish. NASCAR has enough variety in its different series that drivers can find a niche where they’re at their best. This month, we …

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NASCAR 101: Drivers Racing in Lower Series Than They Have in Years Past

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After nearly three years away from the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Korbin Forrister returns to the circuit in this weekend’s Dover International Speedway doubleheader, driving the No. 36 for DGM Racing. Forrister, a mostly part-time competitor in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series since 2014 (including seven starts in 2020), is no stranger to Xfinity. …

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