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Pace Laps: Wild Races, Crazy Spins, and Speed Records

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Cup Series: Unexpected Wild Race at Pocono Leads to Victory for Matt Kenseth – It was quite the 400 miles at Pocono Raceway. With wrecks filling the first half of the race, the second half seemed like it would get even more wild. However, the field set a steady pace for the final 80 laps, …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono

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In a Nutshell: Wild restarts, pit strategy and high speeds controlled Pocono Raceway on Saturday afternoon for one of the shortest races on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule. Kyle Busch dominated at the “tricky triangle,” leading 53 of 69 laps in his first Truck Series race of the season in his self-owned No. 51 Toyota Tundra. …

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Erik Jones Edges Out the Boss to Win 2015 Pocono Mountains 150 Pole at Pocono

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Beating the boss is quite impressive. Beating Kyle Busch is even more so, especially with his hot streak as of late. 19-year-old Erik Jones earned his fourth pole award of the year, edging out his Kyle Busch Motorsports owner/teammate in the final round of qualifying on Saturday morning for the Pocono Mountains 150. Clocking in …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 UNOH 225 at Kentucky

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In a Nutshell: Without a single lap on track before the green flag flew, Matt Crafton scored his fourth win this season in Thursday night’s UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Ben Kennedy‘s No. 11 Toyota slid along the wall and catchfence, ripping a large hole in the fence with just five laps remaining. NASCAR made …

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Matt Crafton Wins 2015 UNOH 225 at Kentucky

Matt Crafton holds the trophy fromt he Camping World Truck Series Race at Kentucky Speedway.

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Sometimes storylines get lost for other reasons. When fans read up on the 2015 UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway, they will read about the horrific accident in which Ben Kennedy hit the catchfence, causing a massive accident on lap 145, which resulted in the race being called five laps short of the scheduled distance. What …

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Erik Jones Returns to Victory Lane with 2015 American Ethanol 200 Win at Iowa

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After two months of frustrating losses, Erik Jones finally found his way back to victory lane. Erik Jones outpaced the field from the pole in his No. 4 Special Olympics World Games Toyota to win the American Ethanol 200, his fifth-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory, and the first of a tumultuous 2015 campaign. The Berne, …

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Friday Faceoff: Rules Changes, Rain Delays, Shuttering a Team & Rookie Mistakes

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Welcome to Friday Faceoff, our weekly NASCAR roundtable where the Frontstretch experts give their take on major storylines surrounding the sport. Here’s a few major questions we’re trying to answer heading into the Sprint Cup off-weekend. 1) NASCAR approved a series of rule changes to debut at Kentucky next month. Is it the right call, …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway

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In a Nutshell: When the dust settled and the two dominant trucks of the night sat idle off the track, Cole Custer was there to take the checkered flag in the rain-delayed Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park Saturday night. Custer took advantage of a missed shift by Tyler Reddick that stacked up …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 WinStar World Casino & Resort 400 at Texas

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In a Nutshell: Matt Crafton scored his third victory in seven races this season with a convincing half-second win over Daniel Suarez in Friday night’s WinStar World Casino & Resort 400. The driver of the No. 88 Menards Toyota held off a late-race side-by-side challenge from Suarez and led a race-high 77 laps en route …

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Spencer Gallagher, Matt Crafton Head Up 2015 WinStar World Casino 400 Practice Sessions at Texas

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On Thursday, the Camping World Truck Series took to Texas Motor Speedway for two practice sessions in preparation for Friday night’s WinStar World Casino 400k. With the short field (now up to 30 entrants instead of the 27 on the initial entry list), everyone will qualify.  Regardless, speed and handling are still crucial. Teams were …

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