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Truckin’ Thursdays: Takeaways From Bristol Dirt & 2021 So Far

Truck Series drivers racing on Bristol Dirt. Photo NKP

(Photo: NASCAR Media via Jared C. Tilton of Getty Images)

It seems like it was just yesterday when the green flag dropped on the 2021 Camping World Truck Series season, but here we are headed into the Easter off weekend with five of 22 races already run and only 10 more before the playoff field is set. John Hunter Nemechek maintains the point lead, though …

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Lineups Announced for Cup, Truck Races After Rain Axes Heat Races at Bristol

2021 Cup Bristol Dirt Practice Kyle Larson, No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The starting lineup for both the NASCAR Cup and Camping World Truck series have been announced following the postponement of tonight’s truck race (March 27) and the cancellation of both heat races at Bristol Motor Speedway. The lineups are now calculated using the performance metrics formula for each division. 35% of the metric is the …

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NASCAR 101: Meet the Dirt Ringers Racing at Bristol

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Anytime something unique appears on the NASCAR schedule, it always tends to bring out some fresh faces to the track. There are superspeedway aces and road course specialists, but this weekend, there is a new breed of NASCAR drivers: the dirt ringers. The NASCAR Cup Series’ return to dirt has certainly turned plenty of heads. …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Stewart & Jessica Friesen On Historical Bristol Dirt Starts

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Husband and wife Stewart Friesen and Jessica Friesen are making history this weekend, becoming the second married couple to ever compete in a NASCAR national series race when they compete at the Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt Track on Saturday (March 27). They join Davey Segal this week to discuss why and how this specific opportunity …

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Frontstretch 5: Top Dirt Aces Likely to Win at Bristol

Kyle Larson leans against his car at 2021 spring Phoenix Cup race Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Throughout the history of NASCAR racing, the sport featured occasional stars with particular skills that shone on certain tracks. On the road courses, drivers like Dan Gurney, Marcos Ambrose, Boris Said, Scott Pruett and Ron Fellows excelled. On superspeedways, Michael Waltrip, Brad Keselowski, Sterling Marlin, Ernie Irvan and Dale Earnhardt are among the first names …

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Stewart Friesen to Make NASCAR Cup Debut for Spire in Bristol Dirt Race

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What was already going to be a big weekend for Stewart Friesen just got even bigger. Friesen, a Camping World Truck Series regular who spends his free time racing at dirt tracks across the country, announced on Tuesday evening (March 16) that he would be making his NASCAR Cup Series debut in the Bristol Motor …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 12: 2021 Gobbler at Cochran

Photo Credit: World Racing Group

The Main Event: It was a race that took nearly five months to run, but Brandon Overton’s momentum from the 2020 season has only intensified in 2021, and that left “Big Sexy” in position to obliterate the field in Friday night’s rescheduled Gobbler super late model race at Cochran Motor Speedway in Cochran, Ga. Taking the …

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Jessica Friesen Running Bristol Dirt Truck Race

(Photo: Halmar Friesen Racing)

The inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt course will have a husband-and-wife duo. Jessica Friesen and Stewart Friesen will race together for Halmar Friesen Racing, HFR announced March 11. Stewart will drive his full-time No. 52 Toyota, and Jessica will drive an additional entry, the No. 62 Toyota. The …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 9: 2021 Xtreme DIRTcar Series at Lake View

Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Halmar-Friesen Racing

The A-Main: “The Boss” Ross Bailes pounced on a wounded Matthew Nance after a lap 26 pileup and drove away to a $7,000 win Saturday at Lake View Motor Speedway in Nichols, S.C., marking his first career win on the Xtreme DIRTcar tour.  In his first ever start @LakeViewDirt, SC’s @RossBailesRacin climbs out of his …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 6: 2021 Winternationals & Sunshine Swing

Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Jim DenHamer

The A-Main – New Shirley, Texas, young gun Tyler Erb scored arguably the biggest win of his career Saturday night, the $15,000 finale of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series residency at East Bay Raceway Park. Erb took advantage of a slight bobble by Watertown, N.Y.’s Tim McCreadie on a lap-32 restart, grabbing the …

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