Race Weekend Central

Kyle Larson Penalized for Damaged Vehicle Policy Violation

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Myatt Snider, Stewart Friesen Lead Eldora Truck Series Practices

(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

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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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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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