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Podcast: Todd Gilliland on Making Jump to Cup With FRM

Todd Gilliland joins Davey Segal to discuss his 2022 Nascar plans

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Front Row Motorsports has set its lineup for 2022, and Todd Gilliland has gotten the call to the NASCAR Cup Series. After a few seasons in the Camping World Truck Series, why was now the right time for Gilliland to move up? He shares his thoughts on the latest Frontstretch Podcast. Plus, Gilliland discusses how …

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FRM Promotes Todd Gilliland to Cup, Adds Zane Smith to Truck Team

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Todd Gilliland will move to the NASCAR Cup Series with Front Row Motorsports in 2022, the team announced Nov. 30. Gilliland will compete in FRM’s No. 38, becoming the third rookie in a row in the seat, following Anthony Alfredo in 2021 and John Hunter Nemechek in 2020. He moves up from FRM’s No. 38 …

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Todd Gilliland Paces Final Truck Practice of 2021

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Practice returned to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule for its season finale at Phoenix Raceway, and Todd Gilliland led the field Nov. 5. Gilliland crowned the 39-truck field with a speed of 135.844 mph. Sheldon Creed, Tyler Ankrum, Chandler Smith and Ben Rhodes rounded out the top five. Of the group, Rhodes is …

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Tracking the Trucks: Zane Smith Stays Ahead of Martinsville Mayhem

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In a Nutshell: Zane Smith emerged from chaos, smoke and banged-up trucks at Martinsville Speedway to win Saturday’s (Oct. 30) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and secure a spot in the Championship 4. Smith was 40 points back of the cutline and in a must-win situation on a mild afternoon in southern Virginia, leading 65 …

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Zane Smith Clinches Championship 4 Berth With Martinsville Win

#21: Zane Smith, GMS Racing, Chevrolet Silverado MRC Construction

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Zane Smith had to win to make it into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ Championship 4, and he did just that in the United Rentals 200 at Martinsville Speedway Oct. 30. The No. 38 of Todd Gilliland was the dominant truck, winning the first two stages and battling at the end between Smith and …

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Did You Notice?: What’s Next for Ford’s NASCAR Future After Rocky 2021 Playoffs?

Ford drivers Ryan Blaney and Austin Cindric chat on pit road at Kansas Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

#12: Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Menards/Moen and #33: Austin Cindric, Team Penske, Ford Mustang MoneyLion

Did You Notice? … The way Ford has struggled during the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs? As I first pointed out at CBS Sports, they’ve gone 0-for-8 and sit outside Championship 4 position for the first time in the history of the format, implemented in 2014. That could change this weekend at Martinsville Speedway if any …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Potential Playoff Spoilers at Martinsville Speedway

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After back-to-back races to open the Camping World Truck Series Round of 8 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, the series continues to sit idle while the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series work their way through their respective playoffs to get to Martinsville Speedway in a few weeks. Christian Eckes and Tate Fogleman …

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Fire on Fridays: Lower-Series Drivers Who Deserve Late-Season Call-Ups

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This would’ve been easier before 2020. Back in the days of qualifying before every NASCAR race (remember those?), anyone approved by NASCAR could show up to a track on the national series schedule and try to put their car in the show. Whether they should’ve been there was of little importance; as long as they …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the 2021 Truck Series Playoff Drivers, Part I

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Author’s Note: This is the first of two parts looking at the 10 drivers who have qualified for the 2021 Camping World Truck Series playoffs. Part two will run next week ahead of the opening playoff race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. Meet the 2021 #CampingWorldTrucks Playoff field! pic.twitter.com/7fnSlZHgr9 — NASCAR Camping World …

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