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Raphael Lessard Scores Canac Sponsorship

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Raphael Lëssard has added sponsorship from Canac for the 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season, Kyle Busch Motorsports announced Tuesday, March 10. Lëssard’s No. 4 KBM truck will carry the sponsor for the first time at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday, March 20. “It’s awesome for our team and for motorsports in Canada,” …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: The Storylines of 2019

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The 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season is complete. Matt Crafton won the championship, his third career title, tying him for second-most championships. With 23 races in the history books, what were the prevailing storylines of this Truck Series season? Ross Chastain’s Breakout Year 2019 was the year of Ross Chastain. The 26-year-old from …

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Christian Eckes, Raphael Lessard to Compete Full Time for Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2020

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Kyle Busch Motorsports has tabbed a pair of teenagers for its NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series lineup in 2020. 18-year-old Raphael Lessard and 19-year-old Christian Eckes will each pilot full-time entries for KBM, the team announced Nov. 14. Both will compete for rookie of the year honors. Eckes, the 2019 ARCA Menards Series champion, will …

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Raphael Lessard Pairing With DGR-Crosley for 2 Truck Races

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Raphael Lessard has added to his 2019 schedule in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Lessard will drive for DGR-Crosley at Iowa Speedway and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the team announced Thursday, June 6. A truck number wasn’t announced, though it’s assumed Lessard will pilot the team’s part-time No. 15, as DGR-Crosley’s full-time Nos. 17 …

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Raphael Lessard, Johnny Sauter Pace Thursday Dover Truck Practices

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Rookie Raphael Lessard and veteran Johnny Sauter paced the two NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series practice Thursday (May 2) in preparation for Friday’s Jegs 200 at Dover International Speedway. Leading the weekend’s first on-track activities, Lessard laid down the fastest lap of first practice in his Kyle Busch Motorsports-prepared No. 46 Toyota. The Canadian, who …

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