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Truckin’ Thursdays: Too Many Laps Run Under Caution at Eldora

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The seventh annual Eldora Dirt Derby should be memorable due to its victor: Stewart Friesen broke through and won his first NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race. In seven Truck Series races at Eldora Speedway, there has not been a driver who has won multiple times. All of this furthers the case that the Eldora Dirt …

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Pace Laps: Chase Elliott, Austin Cindric Take Over Watkins Glen, Friesen Finally Wins

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Chase Elliott Wins As Playoff Race Heats Up Chase Elliott and Martin Truex Jr. We’ve seen them battle mano-e-mano in western New York before and the 2019 Go Bowling At The Glen was round two. This time, Elliott hung on with pure speed, putting on the most dominant performance of …

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Tracking the Trucks: Stewart Friesen Snags 1st Career Win at Eldora Speedway

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In a Nutshell: After finishing runner-up six times in his career, Stewart Friesen finally scored his first career win Thursday night at Eldora Speedway. “Oh man, thank you to all the race fans that stuck with us,” Friesen said in victory lane. “Today, this is the day. This is the week. Thanks to everybody. This …

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Stewart Friesen Earns First Career Victory with 2019 Eldora Dirt Derby Win

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After six career second-place finishes, Stewart Friesen got the proverbial monkey off his back at Eldora Speedway, winning the 2019 Eldora Dirt Derby. It is his first career NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series win. The win comes one race after Friesen wrecked on the first lap at Pocono Raceway en route to a last-place finish. After …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: A Trip to Eldora Speedway Never Disappoints

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Ever since NASCAR added Eldora Speedway to the Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule in 2013, teams have circled this event on their calendars for a variety of different reasons, ranging from fear of the unknown to excitement. What was once a wild-card race – and to an extent still is – has become one that …

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Chase Briscoe, Stewart Friesen Lead Eldora Dirt Derby Practices

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Chase Briscoe and Stewart Friesen led Wednesday night’s practices for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway in the only NASCAR national series event on dirt. Briscoe, driving the No. 27 Ford F-150 for ThorSport Racing in a one-off effort, shot to the top of the leaderboard in the first session …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Who Could Sneak into the Truck Series Playoffs With 2 Races Left?

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So far in 2019, there has been a debate as to whether the current NASCAR season has been a good one, leading to a more existential question of what exactly makes for a good race. Does a good race need constant side-by-side action? Does strategy and a good finish do enough for people to classify …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ross Chastain Scores Dominant 3rd Victory at Pocono Raceway

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In a Nutshell: Ross Chastain scored his third win of the 2019 season with a dominant performance in the Gander RV 150 at Pocono Raceway Saturday afternoon, July 27. He dedicated his victory to late Kaulig Racing crew chief Nick Harrison, who died suddenly last weekend at the age of 37. “I know we were …

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Stewart Friesen Crashes Out on Lap 1 at Pocono

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Heading into Saturday’s (July 27) Gander RV 150 at Pocono Raceway, Stewart Friesen was one of the pre-race favorites for the win. By the end of first corner on the first lap, his shot of earning his first Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory was crushed. Friesen began the 150-mile race from third position, only behind …

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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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