NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Matt Crafton Wins Consecutive Truck Poles

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For the second week in a row, Matt Crafton will lead the field to the green flag in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Crafton turned a speed of 179.134 mph to win the pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday evening (May 17), his second in as many races. Stewart Friesen (178.926 mph) qualified on the …

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Matt Crafton Snags Pole for Digital Ally 250 in Kansas

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Matt Crafton will lead the Gander Outdoors Truck Series field to the green flag Friday night (May 10) alongside Tyler Ankrum. Starting on the pole tonight is @Matt_Crafton! #DigitalAlly250 @DigitalAllyInc pic.twitter.com/9uh1hphQXI — Kansas Speedway (@kansasspeedway) May 10, 2019 The driver of the No. 88 Ford posted a fast lap at 177.288 mph. Harrison Burton will …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Earns 3 in a Row With JEGS 200 Dover Win

2019 Dover NGOTS Johnny Sauter Checkered Flag Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter scored his third consecutive win at Dover International Speedway Friday afternoon (May 3) as he edged polesitter Brett Moffitt by just over a half-second. The driver of the No. 13 Ford recovered from lost track position when he tried to save fuel early in stage three and couldn’t get the …

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Johnny Sauter Snags 3rd Consecutive Truck Victory at Dover

2019 Dover NGOTS Johnny Sauter Woohoo Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

ThorSport Racing’s Johnny Sauter was able to recover from a costly pit stop and his truck stalling under caution to pass Ben Rhodes for the lead with 30 laps to go.  From there, Sauter was able to hold off a charging Brett Moffitt to claim his 24th career Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory and his …

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Friday Faceoff: Are Airborne Cars Just Part of the Game At Talladega?

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(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

NASCAR made a few judgment calls late Sunday during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Talladega Superspeedway, including a red flag, allowing the race to continue after one last-lap crash but throwing the caution after a second. Did the sanctioning body properly handle each situation? Mark Kristl: Typically the sanctioning body is in …

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Friday Faceoff: Should There Be More Stringent Requirements to Race in Cup?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After the debacle last Friday when no one posted a speed in the final round of qualifying, should NASCAR change the format? If so, how? Bryan Gable: I’ve been okay with group qualifying up until now, but what we saw on Friday is not acceptable. Single car qualifying would be an easy fix. Otherwise, introduce a …

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Entry List: Alan Jay Automotive Network 120

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(Photo: Ford Performance)

For Friday’s Alan Jay Automotive Network 120, Round No. 2 of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, 43 cars are entered.  It is a decrease of six teams from Daytona, but still a large group of teams. In the Grand Sport class, there are 28 cars entered.  Likely the most interesting entries are the two Multimatic …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 6 Overlooked Things from the First 3 Races of 2019

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Grant Enfinger is leading the way at the moment in Trucks Series. Photo here from Daytona International Speedway, February 2019. (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Nine points separate the top three in the championship standings For the first time in his career, Grant Enfinger sits atop the point standings on the strength of a pair of top-five finishes. Rookie Harrison Burton is six points back, followed by Austin Hill, who trails by three markers. Six drivers have double-digit laps led …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Las Vegas Features the Package, Headscratching Decision Making

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Las Vegas brought viewers the third straight tripleheader weekend to start the season.  Admittedly, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race was another big unknown, but ended up being a lot more like Atlanta than anyone would have thought. Pennzoil 400 This was it.  The big debut of “the package.”  Did it live up to …

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