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Spencer Boyd Wins First Truck Race After Johnny Sauter Penalized at Talladega

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Johnny Sauter may have crossed the line first, but Spencer Boyd emerged victorious at Talladega Superspeedway in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Boyd was declared the race winner after NASCAR reviewed the finish and determined that he blocked second-place Riley Herbst coming to the checkered flag, sending both Sauter and Herbst below the yellow …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: International Road Course Racing

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While the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was off for the final time in the 2019 season, the Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series were both in action, and road course racing had an international flair as the NXS was at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., while the Trucks were in Canada at …

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Spencer Boyd Cutting Back to Part-Time Truck Schedule, Eyeing More Cup Races

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With the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoffs beginning this week at Bristol Motor Speedway, Spencer Boyd has decided to cut back his schedule, since he isn’t part of the playoff field, while pursuing more races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. “As a team, we collectively had a goal to make the playoffs, …

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Tracking the Trucks: Austin Hill Ends Regular Season With a Win in Michigan

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In a Nutshell: Austin Hill ended the regular Gander Outdoors Truck Series season the same way he began it with a trip to victory lane. The driver of the No. 16 Toyota led a race-high 26 laps, including the final 10, through an overtime finish to score his second career win in the Corrigan Oil …

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Spencer Boyd Making Cup Debut at Michigan

Daytona International Speedway, February 2019. (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Spencer Boyd will make his debut in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this Sunday, Aug. 11, at Michigan International Speedway. Boyd will drive the No. 53 for Rick Ware Racing, which will be a Ford Mustang this week. “I’ve known Rick (Ware) for a long time,” Boyd said …

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Spencer Boyd Injured, Landon Huffman to Fill In at Eldora

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NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Spencer Boyd will sit out this week’s race at Eldora Speedway due to a non-racing-related injury, Young’s Motorsports announced Tuesday, July 30. With Boyd out of the seat, Landon Huffman will fill in for the driver of the No. 20. Boyd alluded to back pain as the cause on …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ryan Newman Relives Top 10 Run at Kentucky

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a long, hot weekend of racing at Kentucky Speedway, which saw Kurt Busch oust his brother Kyle Busch for his first victory with Chip Ganassi Racing. What did we think of the Kentucky race? The finish was spectacular, as was Clint Bowyer‘s sixth-place run, which …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Does a GWC Alone Make a Broadcast Great?

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Kentucky Speedway provided viewers with a somewhat mixed race. Yes, you had a classic finish between the Busch brothers. You also had the other 266 laps. How did NBCSN handle them? Quaker State 400 Saturday night saw an average Cup race at Kentucky Speedway. In all honesty, none of these races have ever really been …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Kansas Provides a Bunch of Action for Viewers

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Kansas Speedway put on a very interesting couple of races last weekend. We got a first-time winner Friday night in Ross Chastain and a very interesting Cup race that looked unlike any race seen so far this year. Digital Ally 400 Saturday night’s 400-mile race was somewhat unexpected. It was a competitive race… whenever Kevin …

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The Underdog House: Dover Downer

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Top of The Class Rain kept the cars in the garage all day on Sunday, and Dover proved to be rather monstrous to our underdog contingent on Monday. In fact, the 20th-place finish notched by Matt DiBenedetto and Leavine Family Racing is the lowest “best in class” result of 2019 thus far. Part of that …

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