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Stewart Friesen ‘Really Firing’ in Quick Start to 2019

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Following three straight top-10 starts and a top-five finish entering Martinsville Speedway, Stewart Friesen kept the numbers climbing in Saturday’s TruNoth Global 250. Scoring the pole in his No. 52 Halmar Chevrolet, Friesen kept his truck clean to come home fifth. And from the start, Friesen stayed tough on the commonly feared outside lane, eventually …

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Stewart Friesen & Ben Rhodes Top Friday Afternoon Truck Practices in Atlanta

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Gander Outdoor Truck Series held two practice sessions on Friday afternoon in preparation for Saturday evening’s Ultimate Tailgating 200 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, the second event of the 2019 season. Stewart Friesen was fastest during the first session with a speed of 177.204 mph.  Friesen is looking for his first career win in …

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Stewart Friesen Grows with Each Race at Halmar Friesen Racing

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Stewart Friesen’s 2018 season has been by far the best of his NASCAR career. Being recently eliminated from the Camping World Truck Series playoffs, the driver of the No. 52’s campaign has seen him challenge for wins week in and week out for the first time in his stock-car career. In 21 starts this season, …

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Kyle Larson Penalized for Damaged Vehicle Policy Violation

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On Wednesday (Oct. 17), NASCAR released the weekly penalty report.  This week, the sanctioning body came down on Kyle Larson.  On Sunday, Larson blew a left rear tire on the backstretch and spun on lap 104.  Repairs were made to the CreditOne Chevrolet and Larson continued, eventually finishing 11th. In post-race inspection, it was discovered that …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Las Vegas Brings NASCAR Heat, Wrecks and Tough Work For NBCSN

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The playoffs are now underway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.  Admittedly, these ten races are my least favorite time of the year, TV-wise.  Most of the good things that have been tried during the season are typically dispatched in favor of a complete focus on the playoffs.  I believe this intense focus hurts …

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Stewart Friesen: ‘Wins Will Come’

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After final practice for Thursday’s UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Stewart Friesen was one of the favorites to win the race, topping the scoring chart. He came up just short of his first first-career Camping World Truck Series win, finishing second. Friesen began the race from 13th, one of his worst starts of the …

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Myatt Snider, Stewart Friesen Top Truck Practices at Bristol

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Camping World Truck Series had a pair of practice sessions on Thursday (Aug. 16) for the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Myatt Snider led the way for ThorSport Racing in the opening practice, as Stewart Friesen was on top of the scoring pylon in final practice. Practice One:  Snider proved he has the speed …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Michigan Brings 2 Different Broadcast Strategies

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In recent years, races at Michigan have dropped off as far as competitiveness goes.  The track was repaved for 2012 due to some huge bumps.  Despite seven seasons of racing and six Michigan winters, the groove still has not widened much.  Track position has been paramount. Consumers Energy 400 Prior to the race, Dale Jarrett …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Stewart Friesen, Matt Crafton Among Storylines to Watch in Michigan

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

After taking last weekend off while both the NASCAR XFINITY and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series raced at Watkins Glen International, the Camping World Truck Series returns to action Saturday afternoon (Aug. 11) at Michigan International Speedway. Just two races remain to set the playoff field, and opportunities are dwindling for championship hopefuls to cement …

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NASCAR 101: Meet the Canadians on the National Series Circuit

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The entry list for Saturday’s US Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series features a name many fans may not recognize if they don’t follow the NASCAR Pinty’s Series or have an encyclopedic knowledge of Camping World Truck Series fields in the mid-2000s: Peter Shepherd. Shepherd, 31, will make his XFINITY debut …

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