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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN Has Fun in Darlington, Forgets Stuff

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Labor Day Weekend is traditionally one of the biggest race weekends of the year.  Basically every series of note was in action last weekend with the exception of IMSA. Before we get started, news came out on Sunday that Daniel Suarez lost sponsorship from Subway due to Suarez appearing in a piece that aired on …

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Tracking the Trucks: Austin Cindric Uses Dump & Run to Win in Canada

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In a Nutshell: Austin Cindric started on the pole and emerged victorious Sunday afternoon at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The driver of the No. 19 Ford needed a win to make the playoff field, and after recovering from a pit road penalty under green, he dumped then-leader Kaz Grala, who ended up third, on the final …

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

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

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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(Photo: Barry Cantrell / NKP)

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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Couch Potato Tuesday: Chase Elliott Formidable Driver, Forgettable In FOX Booth

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With Speedweeks complete, we finally got a good look at the new rules package for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta.  Admittedly, the result of the new package is very similar to what we had before.  Kevin Harvick kicked butt, but failed to win.  Of course, that’s the Cliffs’ Notes version of the …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kaz Grala Wins Plate Race NASCAR Survivor

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(Credit: Mike Neff)

In a Nutshell: During the latest edition of plate race NASCAR Survivor, it looked like the veterans had the votes to knock off the youngsters. But after a Demolition Derby-type affair, stalwarts like Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter quickly learned they didn’t earn immunity from the dreaded Big One. Ben Rhodes got bumped on the backstretch by ThorSport …

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Kaz Grala Wins, Matt Crafton Flips In Wild Daytona Finish

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In some ways, Friday’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway was 2016 all over again. You had a GMS Racing truck headed to Victory Lane with a fellow competitor flipping in his wake. It’s just that the driver holding the trophy now wasn’t even a full-fledged adult this time last year. Pole-sitter Kaz Grala was Friday …

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Change Racing Announces 2017 Lineup; Spencer Pumpelly Bounced

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On Thursday morning, the Robby Benton-owned Change Racing organization announced their 2017 plans for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  The team will once again compete full-time in the GT Daytona class with their Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (last year’s car is pictured above), but there will be some changes. In the driver’s seat for the full …

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Kaz Grala to Compete for 2017 Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year with GMS Racing

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Kaz Grala will be moving up to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on a full-time basis in 2017. The 17-year-old announced he will be competing full-time with GMS Racing, piloting the No. 33 truck next year after running nine contests in 2016. Grala joins championship-winning driver Johnny Sauter as the two confirmed drivers for …

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Kaz Grala Posts Career-High Finish at Hometown Track

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(Credit: Mike Neff)

Westborough, MA sits 90 minutes south of Loudon, NH, the site of the inaugural Camping World Truck Series Chase race on Saturday. Though Kaz Grala is not a part of the playoff system, his  career-high seventh-place finish was special, coming at his home track. Grala has competed in seven races for GMS Racing in 2016. …

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