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Frontstretch Podcast: Justice Served in NASCAR

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff go in depth on NASCAR’s monumental week: from pre-race ceremonies at Atlanta Motor Speedway supporting the Black Lives Matter movement to Wednesday’s announcement of the Confederate flag being banned from all racetracks. The duo give their take on NASCAR’s leadership, commending Steve Phelps for making a …

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Austin Hill Hungry for Truck Title & Respect, Getting Feet Wet in Xfinity

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Austin Hill started last year with a lot of doubts and criticism after he replaced 2018 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series champion Brett Moffitt at Hattori Racing Enterprises. At the time, Hill only had one top-five finish and eight top 10s in 51 career Truck races. Granted, all of those previous starts came with …

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Johnny Sauter: A Remnant Short Track Racer From ‘An Era That’s Gone By’

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Just prior to the start of the 2019 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season, Johnny Sauter was let go of his ride at GMS Racing in favor of Brett Moffitt. In the 11th hour, Sauter, the 2016 Truck champion, and his longtime crew chief Joe Shear Jr. returned to ThorSport Racing to pilot the …

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Kyle Busch Wins Las Vegas Truck Race in Dominating Fashion

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The streak continues: Kyle Busch has now won every NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series event he has raced in since July 2018. The Nevadan picked up his seventh consecutive NGROTS win after claiming the checkered flag in Friday’s (Feb. 21) Strat 200 at his home track, Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Busch’s No. 51 …

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Johnny Sauter Nabs Pole for Las Vegas Truck Race

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For the first time since 2016, Johnny Sauter has won a pole in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. Sauter will lead the field to the green in tonight’s (Feb. 21) Strat 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after his No. 13 Ford clocked in a lap of 177.836 mph. GMS Racing’s Sheldon …

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Zane Smith, Johnny Sauter Lead Truck Practice Sessions at Daytona

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Zane Smith and Johnny Sauter led the opening two practice sessions for the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series at Daytona on Thursday afternoon under cloudy skies. In the first practice, it was Smith who led the field at 193.174 mph. Riley Herbst was second, followed by Ty Majeski, Joe Nemechek and his son, John …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: The More, The Merrier

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Matt Crafton celebrated the championship last time he raced in Florida (Photo: Christian Koelle)

A Crowded House The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series kicks off its 26th season of competition on Friday night and the division finds itself in a unique position. It appears to be the healthiest of the three major touring levels in terms of participation and the number of entries compared to the available …

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2019 Truck Series Review, Pt. 1: Playoff Drivers

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Another year with the tough trucks of NASCAR has come and gone. With a familiar face hoisting the championship trophy, seven drivers were left wanting more as the checkered flag fell on 2019. 8. Tyler Ankrum In a season that saw him miss the first three events (age restriction), this teenager, coming off a ARCA …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Manufacturers Dictate How Their Teams Race?

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Should manufacturers be getting involved to make their teams cooperate at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway? Christian Koelle: Instead of manufacturers, it should be teams working together — but understand when we get to ISM Raceway, all of this goes away; it’s every man for himself. Josh Roller: I don’t have an issue with manufacturers …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Chaos in Talladega, Austin Cindric Previews Round of 8

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a chaotic weekend of racing at Talladega Superspeedway that saw Ryan Blaney clinch his spot into the Round of 8. Much like the Gander Outdoors Truck Series race on Saturday (Oct. 12), when Johnny Sauter got penalized for forcing Riley Herbst below the yellow line …

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