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NASCAR Mailbox: Where’s the Respect in the Truck Series?

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The Truck race on Saturday (Oct. 30) was a you-know-what show. Why has the respect gone down considerably in recent years? – Dan I., Knoxville, Iowa The Camping World Truck Series has been trending this way for a couple years and especially in recent weeks. But it seems to have come to a boiling point …

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Zane Smith Clinches Championship 4 Berth With Martinsville Win

#21: Zane Smith, GMS Racing, Chevrolet Silverado MRC Construction

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Zane Smith had to win to make it into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ Championship 4, and he did just that in the United Rentals 200 at Martinsville Speedway Oct. 30. The No. 38 of Todd Gilliland was the dominant truck, winning the first two stages and battling at the end between Smith and …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Potential Playoff Spoilers at Martinsville Speedway

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After back-to-back races to open the Camping World Truck Series Round of 8 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, the series continues to sit idle while the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series work their way through their respective playoffs to get to Martinsville Speedway in a few weeks. Christian Eckes and Tate Fogleman …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: No One Safe Heading to Martinsville

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After Tate Fogleman’s victory Saturday (Oct. 2) at Talladega Superspeedway, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Martinsville Speedway on the verge of its first playoff round with three non-postseason-eligible winners. Christian Eckes‘ triumph at Las Vegas Motor Speedway kicked off the Round of 8, leaving only Martinsville on Oct. 30 to decide the Championship …

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Crew Chiefs for Martin Truex Jr., Aric Almirola Fined After Bristol Lug Nut Infractions

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The crew chiefs of the No. 19 of Martin Truex Jr. and the No. 10 of Aric Almirola have each been fined $10,000 following lug nut infractions found during post-race inspection in the NASCAR Cup Series on Sept. 18, NASCAR announced Sept. 21. Both Mike Bugarewicz of the Stewart-Haas Racing team and James Small of …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Elimination Looms Large at Bristol

Tyler Ankrum racing in a pack at Bristol Motor Speedway, 2020 NASCAR Truck race, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Sheldon Creed and John Hunter Nemechek are safe with one race left in the first round of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoffs as the series takes to the (paved) Bristol Motor Speedway on Thursday (Sept. 16) night. Anyone who’s been paying attention to the tour at all this year would probably figure that, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the 2021 Truck Series Playoff Drivers, Part II

Matt Crafton

#88: Matt Crafton, ThorSport Racing, Toyota Tundra Jack Links/Menards

Author’s Note: This is part two of the two-part series looking at the 2021 Camping World Truck Series playoff drivers. Those who are seeded first through fifth were run last week and can be found here. The playoffs kick-off at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway Friday night (Aug. 20) at 9 p.m. ET on …

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