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Truckin’ Thursdays: Erik Darnell, Ryan Reed Highlight Darlington Changes

Erik Darnell to drive No. 45 truck

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This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series kicks off a tripleheader with the Xfinity and NASCAR Cup series at Darlington Raceway. The seventh annual Throwback Weekend marks the first time the Truck Series was actually scheduled to participate. In previous years, the series didn’t even race at Darlington and only made its return to the …

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Raphael Lessard Out at GMS

Raphael Lessard stands at Daytona 2021 truck race NKP

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Raphael Lessard is out of the No. 24 at GMS Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series effective immediately, GMS announced May 3. According to GMS’ tweet, Lessard will not be in the ride for the remainder of the season “due to unfortunate circumstances.” A separate release from Lessard noted that funding had become …

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Raphael Lessard, Ben Rhodes Lead Bristol Dirt Truck Practices

2021 Trucks Bristol Dirt Practice Ben Rhodes, No. 99 ThorSport Racing Toyota (Credit: NKP)

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The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series had two practice sessions at the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track on Friday (March 26). These were the first practice sessions for the Truck Series since its season-opening race weekend at Daytona International Speedway. Raphael Lessard and Ben Rhodes paced the two sessions, respectively. Practice 1 Lessard wheeled his …

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Raphael Lessard Now Racing Full Time for GMS in Trucks

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After initially being announced for a part-time run in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2021, Raphael Lessard has altered his schedule to a full-time season with GMS Racing, the team announced Jan. 7. Lessard will drive the No. 24 for the full 2021 season. “We are excited to have Raphael join us for …

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Stock Car Scoop: Corey Lajoie’s New Ride for 2021

Corey LaJoie Richmond I 2019

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Corey Lajoie announced his plans for the 2021 season on Nov. 30 Who will the former Go Fas Racing driver be driving for in 2021 in the NASCAR Cup Series? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop.  Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also will reveal which …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Austin Cindric on Xfinity Championship

Austin Cindric Phoenix Championship 2020

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the first three weeks of a busy 2020 offseason. The crew chief change at Joe Gibbs Racing highlights the offseason, as Adam Sevens will move from winning 28 races and two championships with Kyle Busch to Christopher Bell. Was the change needed after just one …

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Raphael Lessard Competing for GMS Racing Part Time in 2021

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Raphael Lessard will compete for GMS Racing in 12 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in 2021, with the possibility of more, the team announced Nov. 25. The news comes after Kyle Busch Motorsports signed John Hunter Nemechek to pilot the No. 4 truck. Lessard took that truck to victory lane at Talladega Superspeedway last …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Closing the Door on an Unforgettable 2020 Season

2020 Truck Sheldon Creed Champagne NASCAR via Getty Images

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It’s hard to believe but the 2020 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series has come to an end, and there’s really only one way to describe this season: Unforgettable. The season opened normally enough at Daytona International Speedway with the usual wreck fest followed by a finish that saw Grant Enfinger edge Jordan Anderson by mere …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Scores Overtime Win in Kansas

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In a Nutshell: After finishing runner-up four times this season, Brett Moffitt scored his first 2020 victory at Kansas Speedway when he edged teammate Sheldon Creed, who led a race-high 61 laps, by 0.111 seconds at the line. A late-race spin by Zane Smith, who had been battling with Moffitt for the lead, set up …

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Brett Moffitt Punches Ticket to Phoenix, Wins Kansas Truck Race

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It may have taken him 20 races in 2020, but Brett Moffitt has finally driven into a NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series victory lane for the first time this season. The 2018 Truck Series champion got the holeshot on an overtime restart and cruised away from his GMS Racing teammate Sheldon Creed to …

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