Race Weekend Central

Can Stewart Friesen Turn Things Around for Postseason Push?

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2019 was Stewart Friesen‘s breakout year in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. The Ontario native won his first two races since joining the series in 2016, and he advanced to the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  This year has been much worse for the 37-year-old. Friesen only has one top-five finish through the …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Biggest Surprises of the 2020 Truck Series Season

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The 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season started off just as many others in the past. The season-opener at Daytona International Speedway was the typical wreckfest with a thrilling finish that saw Grant Enfinger edge Jordan Anderson by just inches. The series went to Las Vegas Motor Speedway and then headed off …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Entertainment in Kansas, Matt Crafton Talks Truck Victory

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss an entertaining weekend of racing at Kansas Speedway, which saw Denny Hamlin victorious again in the NASCAR Cup Series race. Following the race, Hamlin said he believes he now wins races more with his mind than talent; the duo chat how Hamlin has evolved …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Drivers Who Could Benefit From 2 Races at Kansas Speedway

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This weekend, the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series hits Kansas Speedway for  the series’ doubleheader debut. It’s also the first time the Truck Series will run more than one race at the mile-and-a-half oval in a single season. Eight races into the season, only Grant Enfinger and Sheldon Creed find themselves locked into the …

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Grant Enfinger Outruns Austin Hill, Wins Vet Tix Camping World 200

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It took battling side-by-side with Austin Hill for nearly a full lap, but Grant Enfinger held on to win Saturday afternoon’s Vet Tix Camping World 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series’ second race back after the season halted in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic was also just …

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Stewart Friesen, Brennan Poole Join Kyle Busch Bounty Hunt

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Kevin Harvick‘s NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series bounty on Kyle Busch has exploded in popularity. Halmar Racing’s Stewart Friesen is the latest to announce his involvement in the bounty hunt, where Harvick’s plan will award $100,000 to the first full-time Cup Series driver to beat Kyle Busch in Truck Series competition. Busch won …

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2019 Truck Series Review, Pt. 1: Playoff Drivers

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Another year with the tough trucks of NASCAR has come and gone. With a familiar face hoisting the championship trophy, seven drivers were left wanting more as the checkered flag fell on 2019. 8. Tyler Ankrum In a season that saw him miss the first three events (age restriction), this teenager, coming off a ARCA …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Offseason Update, Matt Lederer Discusses Xfinity Premier Sponsorship in Cup

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In a special offseason edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a plethora of news stories that have transpired since the checkered flag at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Seven-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson will be retiring following the 2020 season. The duo discuss if Johnson is the greatest driver of all time, reflecting back on …

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Stewart Friesen Remaining in Truck Series, Moving to Toyota in 2020

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Halmar Friesen Racing will remain in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Series in 2020, though the team will have a slightly different look. The No. 52 will move from Chevrolet to Toyota in 2020, the team announced Tuesday, Dec. 3. Stewart Friesen remains the driver of the No. 52 full time, and Tripp Bruce …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: The Storylines of 2019

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The 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season is complete. Matt Crafton won the championship, his third career title, tying him for second-most championships. With 23 races in the history books, what were the prevailing storylines of this Truck Series season? Ross Chastain’s Breakout Year 2019 was the year of Ross Chastain. The 26-year-old from …

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