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Chase Briscoe Scores First Truck Series Pole in Dover

Chase Briscoe has won the pole for the first time in the Camping World Truck Series after posting an unbeatable speed of 156.474 mph (23.007 seconds) at Dover International Speedway. In just his sixth career Truck start, the Brad Keselowski Racing rookie will lead the field to green for Friday’s …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Matt Crafton Embracing Mentor Role at ThorSport Racing

Matt Crafton has seen talent come and go during his career in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series — and he’s seen others go on to achieve their ultimate goal of moving to the Cup Series. This year, 2017, marks Crafton’s 17th consecutive full-time season in the Truck Series, 16 of …

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Christopher Bell Slays Field Toward Atlanta Truck Win

Sure, stages may have stirred up this race, but Christopher Bell was the bartender. Leading 99 of 130 laps, the pole-sitter became the first driver to sweep both stages and score the race win Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway in his No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota. “This was definitely a …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kaz Grala Wins Plate Race NASCAR Survivor

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 …

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Kaz Grala Wins, Matt Crafton Flips In Wild Daytona Finish

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. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Reasons to Tune In to the 2017 Season

Racing in Stages Let’s just get to the elephant in the room right away. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock throughout the offseason, by now you’re well aware that perhaps the biggest news came in the form of an announcement that each race of the season would be broken …

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Matt Crafton Comes Up Short in Quest for Truck Series Championship

Finishing second in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings was not the plan for two-time champion Matt Crafton. Anger flowed within Crafton following the championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the driver blasting swear words as he walked into the media center Friday evening. His short, 18-word response to an …

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William Byron Takes 7th Win; Johnny Sauter Wins Truck Championship

Though youngster William Byron took the race win, it was a veteran who shined brightest Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. That veteran was Johnny Sauter, a journeyman NASCAR driver who grabbed his first Camping World Truck Series championship after a late pass on Matt Crafton Starting the race in 19th, the …

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3-Headed Monster: Which Championship Race Will Put on the Best Show?

Three races. Twelve drivers. Three championships up for grabs. Who will win? That’s the big question heading into the NASCAR finale weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway: Who will win? For the Sprint Cup Series, it’s a question that’s been asked the past two years as four drivers have come into the …

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