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Beyond the Cockpit: Timothy Peters on Longevity in a Changing Series

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Timothy Peters is a rarity in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series garage.  In a series known for quick turnarounds and underfunded teams, Peters has managed to spend the better part of a decade earning success with Red Horse Racing, one of the sport’s strongest and most stable teams in that division. Since joining the …

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NASCAR 101: 5 Drivers We Want to See in Cup Before the End of 2015

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Erik Jones makes his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut this weekend with a start at Kansas Speedway for Joe Gibbs Racing – that is, unless you count his partial race filling in for Denny Hamlin at Bristol Motor Speedway last month, and we’re not. His entrance into the Cup Series makes for what has already …

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Pace Laps: A 2nd Chance to Make a 1st Impression, Ending a Dry Spell

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Photo Credit: NASCAR via Getty Images

Sprint Cup Series: We all need a second chance sometimes – For 19-year-old Chase Elliott, Sunday afternoon at Richmond International raceway was his second-career Sprint Cup Series start – the first he will like to remember after a troublesome Martinsville debut in March. Advancing to Round 2 of Coors Light qualifying on Friday afternoon, Elliott …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Memorable Moments at Bristol

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The Camping World Truck Series may be sitting silent this week, awaiting its return at Kansas Speedway in three weeks, but the Xfinity and Sprint Cup series are headed off to Bristol Motor Speedway for a little short-track showdown. As is the case with pretty much every extended downtime, very little has gone on in …

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Ben Kennedy Jumps To Red Horse Racing For 2015

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2014 Truck Series Rookie of the Year, Ben Kennedy, will be switching teams for his sophomore season. The driver announced a partnership Wednesday with Red Horse Racing, one that will put him behind the wheel of their No. 11 Toyota full-time for 2015. “I am very excited to return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck …

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Pace Laps: Veterans Struggling, Rookies Succeeding and Tempers Flaring

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Sprint Cup Series: Favorites Back in the Pack – Jeff Gordon somehow kept his car clean and was able to to score a second-place finish at Martinsville.  For a driver who probably had to hire someone to keep all of his Martinsville clocks polished and keeping time, that result is not surprise.  In fact, he had …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kroger 200

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In a Nutshell: Darrell Wallace, Jr. took the checkers ahead of Timothy Peters to win the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway, while Matt Crafton, Erik Jones and Ryan Blaney rounded out the top 5. The win is Wallace’s third of 2014 and the fourth of his career, with his first win coming in this race …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Martinsville Memories

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Every racing series in the world has that one race track that defines the very foundation of what it was built upon. For the Sprint Cup Series it is the high banks of the Daytona International Speedway, for the Indy Car Series, it is the hallowed grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that leaves an …

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Tracking the Trucks: fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola

2014 CWTS Talladega Superspeedway Timothy Peters Burnout Credit NASCAR via Getty Images

Credit: NASCAR via Getty Images

In a Nutshell: Timothy Peters took the checkered flag 0.143 seconds ahead of Tayler Malsam to win the fred’s 250 powered by Coca Cola at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday afternoon. Peters held the top spot and remained there through a green-white-checkered finish to make 2014 his sixth consecutive season with at least one win. Spencer Gallagher, …

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