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Thinkin’ Dirty: 2022 Chili Bowl Prelims

Chili Bowl

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Rico Abreu and Christopher Bell lead the Chili Bowl field as the only former winners to score preliminary victories thus far in 2022, while Garrett Alberson steals a hometown win in dramatic fashion.

Thinkin’ Dirty: 2021 Ohio Sprint Car Speedweeks & the Im’POSSE’ble

Kyle Larson in victory lane at Sonoma's Toyota/Save Mart 350 (June 2021). (Photo: NKP)

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The Headlines The Posse does the impossible in Pennsylvania and Kyle Larson does Kyle Larson as sprint cars invade Ohio. Our Feature Spotlights Sunday, June 13, 2021 Spotlight: The ImPOSSEble Where: Action Track USA – Kutztown, Pa. (streamed on Flo Racing) Why We Chose It: 410 winged sprints on this track is like putting Cup …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 3: 2021 Chili Bowl

Texas

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The A-Main – The stats sheet will show that Kyle Larson was utterly dominant in scoring his second consecutive Chili Bowl, but it was far closer than the scoresheet will show. KYLE LARSON IS A BACK-TO-BACK CHILI BOWL CHAMPION!!! pic.twitter.com/L7lAtfkrhn — ?????????? (@Walkapedia_) January 17, 2021 Larson, who bested polesitter Justin Grant on the race’s …

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Eldora Dirt Derby 150 Entry List

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Let’s sling some dirt, y’all. This week, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Rossburg, Ohio and Eldora Speedway for the fifth annual “Mudsummer Classic,” the Eldora Dirt Derby 150. After an off-weekend, 34 trucks are on the preliminary entry list for the mid-week dirt race from the half-mile clay dirt track owned by …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Looking Back at the 2016 Rookie Class … So Far, Part II

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Part I Austin Wayne Self No. 22 AM Racing Toyota Starts: 19 Wins: 0 Top 5s: 0 Top 10s: 1 Average Start: 23.5 Average Finish: 19.9 DNFs: 4 The 2014 ARCA Rookie of the Year entered the Truck Series full-time to pilot his family-owned truck and has spent much of the year running toward the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN App Missing NASCAR’s Speed

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Rain delays are brutal in NASCAR for a bunch of reasons.  It kills exposure for the race, for one.  For us at Frontstretch, it messes up our article schedule for days on end.  But for all the frustration she causes some good can always come out of Mother Nature’s wrath.  For example, certain drivers that might …

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Ben Rhodes Quickest During First Practice at Iowa Speedway

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Four days after losing 40 percent of its race shop, ThorSport Racing topped the speed chart in opening practice at Iowa Speedway. Three of the four team trucks were among the top 10 during the first practice at a racetrack since the incident. Practice One:  Looking for his first Camping World Truck Series victory, rookie Ben Rhodes paced the …

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Tracking the Trucks: William Byron Bests Matt Crafton in Texas

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In a Nutshell: William Byron scored his second win in just four races when he bested a dominant Matt Crafton with just five laps remaining in Friday night’s Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. He also outlasted a hard-charging Rico Abreu, who hit the wall twice in the closing laps to score the victory by …

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