Race Weekend Central

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

(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

(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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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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Stewart Friesen Scores Truck Series Pole in Texas

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Stewart Friesen scored his second career pole and his first this season with a 185.103 mph lap in the final round of Camping World Truck Series qualifying Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 52 Chevrolet will lead the field to green in the PPG 400 alongside rookie Todd Gilliland, who …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: The Latest & The Greatest

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Beating The Best Johnny Sauter picked up his third win of the season last Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Sauter beat one of the best ever in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in Kyle Busch for the win. The victory denied Busch an opportunity to tie Ron Hornaday Jr. for the most all-time …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 5 Drivers to Watch at Charlotte

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

The Camping World Truck Series takes to the track this Friday night, May 18, for its annual dust-up at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Here’s give drivers to keep an eye on. Todd Gilliland Gilliland signed on to pilot the No. 4 Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports full-time for the 2018 season but there was just one …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Kevin Harvick Does it Again in Kansas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we discuss the wild weekend of racing at Kansas Speedway that saw Kevin Harvick pick up his fifth victory of the season, with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanazareti. The trio examines Harvick’s historic run through the opening 12 races as he’s the first driver since Jeff Gordon in …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Is FOX Production Making NASCAR Seem Boring?

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Kansas Speedway has always been a tough go for NASCAR since the track got a second date in 2011. It’s even worse that the race is held on Saturday night of Mother’s Day weekend. Certainly, Mother’s Day would be a difficult sell, but the time leads to a reduced television audience and a difficult position …

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Tracking the Trucks: Redemption for Noah Gragson in Kansas

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Noah Gragson scored his second career Camping World Truck Series win in Friday night’s 37 Kind Days 250 at Kansas Speedway. The driver of the No. 18 Toyota beat out boss Kyle Busch by 1.558 seconds to grab his first win of 2018. Stewart Friesen, John Hunter Nemechek and Johnny Sauter rounded …

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Stewart Friesen, Brett Moffitt Lead Truck Practices at Dover

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Stewart Friesen and Brett Moffitt led the pair of Camping World Truck Series practice sessions at Dover International Speedway Thursday. Opening practice for the JEGS 200 was won by Friesen, who put the No. 52 Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet Silverado atop the leaderboard with a lap of 155.797 mph. He was followed by Johnny Sauter 153.407 …

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