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ThorSport Racing Leads 2015 WinStar World Casino 350 Practice Sessions at Texas

Matt Crafton at Michigan in August for Camping World Truck Series

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It was ThorSport Racing’s day at Texas Motor Speedway on Thursday, as two of the team’s four drivers led both NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice sessions. In the first practice, defending champion Matt Crafton paced the field at a speed of 179.862 mph. Crafton topped Mexican driver Daniel Suarez and Spencer Gallagher in the session. Brandon …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Matt Crafton’s Championship Momentum Swing

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While the last few days have been lost in the shuffle due to the chaos of Matt Kenseth‘s NASCAR suspension, there’s still other racing news going on. The Camping World Truck Series, sitting above the fray continues to set up for an epic championship battle at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Just when you thought reigning titlist Matt …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Kroger 200 at Martinsville

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In a Nutshell: Matt Crafton grabbed the checkered flag in the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway ahead of John Hunter Nemechek. The race featured 12 cautions flags and saw drivers like Cole Custer and Timothy Peters perform marvelous comebacks after early troubles at the paperclip. Cameron Hayley, Custer and Tyler Reddick rounded out the top five. Who …

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Matt Crafton Holds Off Tailgate Mob for 2015 Kroger 200 Victory

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Matt Crafton spent much of his career running strong and finishing well but remaining unable to capture wins in the Camping World Truck Series. Over the last couple of years, that has all changed. On Saturday afternoon, Crafton set a personal best with his fifth victory of the season in the Truck Series. He led the …

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Pace Laps: Championships and Future Stars

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Formula 1: Hamilton Scores Second Consecutive Championship – The United States Grand Prix may have been the best race of the F1 season. Rain brought questions as to the actual performance of any of the teams and also made for a frustrating schedule – as qualifying got pushed to Sunday morning. During that session, things began …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola at Talladega

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In a Nutshell: Timothy Peters took the checkered flag under caution ahead of Brandon Jones in Saturday afternoon’s Fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway. Jones led the field to the green on the lone green-white-checkered attempt, though Peters was easily able to take the top spot. A wrecking Spencer Gallagher and John Wes …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Where Does Austin Theriault Go From Here?

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If you didn’t see Saturday night’s terrifying crash that ended in Austin Theriault being airlifted to University Hospital, it’s likely you’ve seen a replay somewhere by now. Obviously, the major emotion immediately following that accident was one of hope that he was alright, but once the driver of the No. 29 Ford was out of …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Elimination Races and Match Game ’78?

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We’ve made it through part No. 1 of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. There are undoubtedly some disappointed drivers and disappointed fans. Our own Jerry Jordan is convinced that NASCAR’s happy that Jimmie Johnson failed to advance (but would never actually admit it). In all due respect, I doubt that. Even if Johnson is …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Nothing To See Here

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In the Dark Ages, there were “scientists” determined to find a way to turn dross metals into gold, back in an era when the periodic table, the bane of high school chemistry classes, was still centuries away. What fans saw at Dover on Sunday was NASCAR’s alchemists doing their best to contrive excitement when there …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas

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In a Nutshell: John Wes Townley took the checkered flag 3.827 seconds ahead of Timothy Peters to win Saturday night’s Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Townley managed to run great fuel mileage to have enough in the tank when those around him, including late-race leader Matt Crafton, ran out of gas. Ben …

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