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Truckin’ Thursdays: Returning to Darlington Raceway Again

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For the first time since 2011, the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series returns to Darlington Raceway to run the penultimate race of the 2020 regular season on Sunday (Sept. 6). The series first visited Darlington in 2001, a race that the late Bobby Hamilton dominated by leading 125 of the rain-shortened 135 laps. It …

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The Frontstretch 5: Great Things About NASCAR’s Lower Divisions, Areas of Opportunity

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1. Standalone races Races like the XFINITY/Truck show at Iowa last weekend used to be much more common, but the ones that are still on the schedule often end up being among the best races of the season in any series. Some of that has to do with the venues, but it’s also because the …

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Up to Speed: The NASCAR Hall of Fame’s “Series Challenge”

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Earlier this week, the NASCAR Hall of Fame announced the five members of its ninth class, to be inducted in January 2018.  The five inductees are Robert Yates, Red Byron, Ray Evernham, Ken Squier, and Ron Hornaday.  The 2018 class is typical in that it reflects some consensus picks and maybe one or two surprises, …

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Rookie William Byron Competing for Wins on the Track and in the Classroom

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Prior to entering his rookie season with Kyle Busch Motorsports, William Byron had one expectation — winning. Being a rookie in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, many things are new to Byron. Week-in and week-out, the 18-year-old is traveling across America, something he had done previously in the K&N Pro East Series, but not …

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NASCAR 101: Meet the 5 New Nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame

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By now, you’ve probably seen the list: 20 NASCAR personalities, ranging from drivers and owners to crew chiefs and TV broadcasters, are under consideration for the 2017 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame following the 2016 induction last month. All told, five will be admitted entrance into the Charlotte shrine, joining everyone from Dale …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Kevin Harvick Toast?

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Kevin Harvick finished 42nd at Chicago after a mid-race crash. Can he rebound and make the cut after Dover, or is his repeat bid toast? Mark Howell, Senior Writer: As the dearly departed Yogi Berra used to say, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” That said: Harvick must win one of the next two races; …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Celebrating the 500th Truck Series Race

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The Camping World Truck Series rolls into New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend and celebrates a milestone. The UNOH 175 marks the 500th race since the series was first dreamed up in 1994. Born from an idea and a “we’ll give it a try” attitude, the Truck Series has turned into more than anyone could …

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Ron Hornaday to Run Las Vegas and Texas for NTS Motorsports

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Ron Hornaday will drive the No. 9 Chevrolet Silverado for NTS Motorsports on September 27th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and October 31st at Texas Motor Speedway with sponsorship from Rheem Manufacturing Company. This will be the first race back for Hornaday since the August 21st race at Bristol following a rift between Turner Scott Motorsports …

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Rheem Motorsports Says Ron Hornaday Had Funding

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In the ongoing saga with Steve Turner, Harry Scott, Jr. and Turner Scott Motorsports, a new twist has been added to the puzzle. TSM announced last week that they had shut down the No. 30 truck team, driven by Ron Hornaday, due to lack of funding. However, Rheem Motorsports Managing Director Ed Raniszeski told Sirius XM Speedway that he was stunned …

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Post-Race Inspection Issues Plague Keselowski and Others

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Just moments after Brad Keselowski’s first win in the Camping World Truck Series at Bristol Motor Speedway, the celebration hit a sour note as Keselowski’s No.19 as well Ron Hornaday, Jr.’s No.30 and Cole Custer’s No.00 had issues in post race inspection following the rain delayed UNOH 200 on Thursday morning. In a statement released …

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