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Truckin’ Thursdays: NASCAR Dodges Credibility Bullet With ThorSport Decision

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When the 2019 Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoffs opened at Bristol Motor Speedway, ThorSport Racing had three of its four drivers in the championship battle. But fast-forward three races and two of that trio got knocked out in one swoop at Las Vegas Motor Speedway just a couple of weeks ago. Grant Enfinger was the …

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Did You Notice?: Bubba Wallace Putting NASCAR in a Tough Spot

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Did You Notice? … Bubba Wallace has a history of confrontations in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series? We’ll start with the now, what everyone’s still talking about three days after the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL. Sunday’s incident (Sept. 29) with Alex Bowman was easily his most serious to date. The two drivers made contact multiple …

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Pace Laps: Lady Luck Takes Over at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Truex Keeps On Trucking Martin Truex Jr. had been lost in the shuffle of title contenders as NASCAR descended upon the gambling capital of North America. Las Vegas Motor Speedway seemed a better fit instead for Team Penske’s two stars, Brad Keselowski and reigning Cup champion Joey Logano. They were …

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Tracking the Trucks: Austin Hill, Hattori Racing Gamble to Win in Las Vegas

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In a Nutshell: Austin Hill scored his third win of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season with a 2.116-second victory over Ross Chastain in Friday night’s World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 16 Hattori Racing Toyota restarted 20th on lap 87 restart after a late …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: What a Difference a Year Makes for Johnny Sauter

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Just one year ago, as the Gander Outdoors Truck Series headed to its third and final race in the Round of 8, Johnny Sauter comfortably led the point standings. He was well above the cutoff line to make it into the Round of 6 despite not having a win in the first two races of …

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4 Burning Questions: Why Does IndyCar Keep Tempting Fate?

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Why does the NTT IndyCar Series go to Pocono Raceway? No, really. Can somebody give me a good answer to this? I understand that IndyCar has a legacy of staging races in the Northeast (which is layman’s terms for saying, “muh tradition”). If this is the case, why doesn’t IndyCar return to Watkins Glen International? …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Strikes 1st in Playoffs With Bristol Win

Brett Moffit standing tall after his Bristol win (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Brett Moffitt emerged from the chaos that was the Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoff opener at Bristol Motor Speedway with his third victory of the season. Following a short red flag period and the seventh caution in the final stage, the defending champion struck first with a nearly one-second victory over Chandler …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the 2019 Playoff Field

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Brett Moffitt – 2022 1 pole, 2 wins, 9 top fives, 11 top 10s, 22 playoff points The defending champion likely enters the postseason as an automatic favorite simply because he’s done the playoffs thing and won it all the most recently out of any of the contenders. Ousted from his championship-winning ride in favor …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Take Us Out to the Ballgame?

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On the sports calendar, August means the start of college football season, an excessive amount of golf on TV, and the hunt for baseball’s playoff positions winding down. NASCAR’s Gander Outdoors Truck Series solidified its playoff field with the regular season finale this weekend at Michigan International Speedway, Austin Cindric is looking like a possible …

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2-Headed Monster: Does NASCAR Need To Eliminate Playoff Waivers?

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Tyler Ankrum won the 2019 Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway. For the 18-year-old from San Bernadino, Calif., this is his first career NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory and likely clinches him a playoff berth. Ankrum has not competed in all the Truck Series races this season — he missed the …

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