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Tracking the Trucks: Ross Chastain Scores Dominant 3rd Victory at Pocono Raceway

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In a Nutshell: Ross Chastain scored his third win of the 2019 season with a dominant performance in the Gander RV 150 at Pocono Raceway Saturday afternoon, July 27. He dedicated his victory to late Kaulig Racing crew chief Nick Harrison, who died suddenly last weekend at the age of 37. “I know we were …

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Stewart Friesen Crashes Out on Lap 1 at Pocono

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Heading into Saturday’s (July 27) Gander RV 150 at Pocono Raceway, Stewart Friesen was one of the pre-race favorites for the win. By the end of first corner on the first lap, his shot of earning his first Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory was crushed. Friesen began the 150-mile race from third position, only behind …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ryan Newman Relives Top 10 Run at Kentucky

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a long, hot weekend of racing at Kentucky Speedway, which saw Kurt Busch oust his brother Kyle Busch for his first victory with Chip Ganassi Racing. What did we think of the Kentucky race? The finish was spectacular, as was Clint Bowyer‘s sixth-place run, which …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: No Further Penalties for Stewart Friesen After Kentucky

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Penalty day came and went this week, and it turns out Stewart Friesen dodged a bullet. NASCAR announced the No. 52 team wouldn’t face any further penalty. During opening day inspection at Kentucky Speedway last week, Friesen’s primary No. 52 Chevrolet was confiscated and the team was forced to pull out its backup truck. Firewall …

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Stewart Friesen’s Wild Day Ends with Runner-Up Finish

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Stewart Friesen had himself a day on Thursday (July 11) at Kentucky Speedway. But when the checkered flag flew, the Canada native picked up yet another runner-up finish. Friesen’s nightmarish day began prior to opening Gander Outdoors Truck Series practice when NASCAR confiscated the No. 52 Chevrolet because it didn’t like the way the rear …

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Stewart Friesen’s Truck Confiscated by NASCAR Ahead of Kentucky Race

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NASCAR has confiscated the Halmar Friesen Racing No. 52 Chevrolet Silverado of Stewart Friesen before opening practice of the Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway. This was first reported by Bob Pockrass of Fox Sports. Firewall issue on the Friesen truck, according to NASCAR. No one ejected from …

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Stewart Friesen Leads Lone Gateway Practice

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After Mother Nature forced NASCAR to cancel a practice session and qualifying earlier on Saturday (June 22), the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series drivers received their only track time leading into the CarShield 200 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. In the lone practice session, Stewart Friesen led the field with a time of …

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NASCAR 101: NASCAR’s Current Owner-Drivers

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Where have all the owner-drivers gone? Well, it certainly ain’t the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Which is probably a different story from when many who read this first started following NASCAR. The story of the owner-driver — the do-it-all wheelman who can balance a checkbook just as well as he can drive a car …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Texas Motor Speedway Kicks Off the Triple Truck Challenge

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The drop of the checkered flag at Charlotte Motor Speedway last weekend for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series means that another couple of weekends off before they’re back on track. But what it also means is that the next time the series races, the Triple Truck Challenge, announced prior to the start of the season, …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ross Chastain Talks Trucks Win, Brad Keselowski Steals Victory In Cup

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss an entertaining weekend of racing at Kansas Speedway that saw Brad Keselowski victorious at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series level, taking the win from Alex Bowman late. Bowman became the first driver in NASCAR history to have three consecutive runner-up finishes without a win. …

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