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Myatt Snider, Stewart Friesen Lead Eldora Truck Series Practices

2017 Eldora CWTS pack racing Russell LaBounty NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Myatt Snider and Stewart Friesen led a pair of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practices at Eldora Speedway ahead of Wednesday night’s Dirt Derby 150. In the first session, just 34 of the 39 trucks entered turned laps. Snider’s fast lap of 91.552 mph led Friesen, who was followed by Snider’s ThorSport Racing teammate Grant …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ben Rhodes Scores Hometown Win in Kentucky


(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

In a Nutshell: Ben Rhodes scored ThorSport Racing’s first victory since switching manufacturers in Thursday night’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Rhodes capitalized on a 74-lap green flag run and a late pit road call for fuel only to score his first win of the 2018 season over Stewart Friesen. “This …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Potential Winners for the Next 5 Races

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

This week’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway marks the first of five remaining events ahead of the 2018 playoffs. Johnny Sauter and Brett Moffitt are locked in with a combined seven wins between them, and in all likelihood, Noah Gragson and Justin Haley can rest easy with one victory apiece, especially …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Takeaways From 4 Straight Weeks of Racing


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Johnny Sauter Remains Championship Favorite I know I sound like a broken record here, but it’s hard to look away from something that’s so incredibly true. Johnny Sauter began this four-race stretch with a victory at Texas Motor Speedway, his fourth on the season, and did so in thrilling fashion, narrowly edging Stewart Friesen by …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Off-Site NASCAR Commentator Issue Continues For FOX

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(Photo: Christian Koelle)

For NASCAR’s XFINITY Series, getting away from its big brother, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, for a weekend helps establish a separate identity.  The division becomes more than just “Cup Lite.” Unfortunately, as we’ve seen recently, creating a standalone event comes at a cost; a serious cutback in television production value and support. Iowa …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Notches 1st Win at Iowa Speedway

Brett Moffitt celebrates his win at Iowa Speedway in 2018. (Photo: NKP)

Brett Moffitt celebrating his Iowa win (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: After adding new sponsorship this week in Destiny Homes, Brett Moffitt made his second 2018 trip to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Victory Lane when he took the checkered flag 0.333 seconds ahead of Noah Gragson to win the M&M’s 200 at Iowa Speedway Saturday night. Moffitt outlasted a last-lap slide job …

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Harrison Burton Earns First Career NCWTS Pole at Iowa

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Harrison Burton makes his 10th career start Saturday, and he will start from the pole position. The 17-year-old earned his first-career pole in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, turning a 132.850-mph lap around Iowa Speedway during the third round of qualifying to put a lock on the pole. Noah Gragson, the defending pole winner, qualified …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Michael Waltrip Just Isn’t Serious Enough

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Rain is the worst part of oval racing.  Unlike road courses, rain is a complete no go. Last weekend was every bit of that in Michigan, not just for the Monster Energy Cup Series, but the XFINITY Series as well.  We’ll cover the LTi Printing 250 later this week.  For now, the focus is on Sunday’s …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter’s 2018 Dominance Continues in Texas

Johnny Sauter Stewart Friesen

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter scored his fourth win of the 2018 season when he beat poles-itter Stewart Friesen to the checkered flag by 0.092 seconds in the Camping World Truck Series’ closest finish at Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 21 led for the final 51 laps to score his fifth victory …

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Johnny Sauter Ties Personal Season Record with Fourth Victory of 2018

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(Photo: Barry Cantrell / NKP)

The first stage was Stewart Friesen‘s, the second stage was Grant Enfinger‘s, but in the end, no one could stop Johnny Sauter who absolutely dominated the final stage, but had to hold on at the end to outlast Friesen. Sauter’s fuel was beginning to run low and Friesen was beginning to trim Sauter’s lead. Those two elements …

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