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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Punches Championship Ticket at Texas

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In A Nutshell: Johnny Sauter took the lead with 13 laps to go when John Hunter Nemechek ran out of fuel.  From there, the defending Camping World Truck Series champion held off Austin Cindric to take his third win of the season.  The victory locks him into the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in two …

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Entry List: JAG Metals 350

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For the Camping World Truck Series, 32 trucks are entered in Friday night’s JAG Metals 350.  As a result, no one will fail to qualify. There are a couple of driver changes of note.  At Niece Motorsports, Austin Wayne Self will drive the team’s No. 45 Chevrolet, replacing Jeffrey Abbey.  The move allows Self to …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Tommy Joe Martins Still Surviving in NASCAR

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In 2016, Tommy Joe Martins solidified his spot in NASCAR after an outburst on Twitter regarding the economics of the sport. On Oct. 9, 2017, he was at it again, displaying how it’s almost impossible for small teams to compete in NASCAR due to the distribution of prize money. Of course, he had plenty of …

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Voice Of Vito: Can Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dominate One Last Time At ‘Dega?

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Consistency or Conspiracy with NASCAR No-Call? Heading into Talladega this weekend, there are three big storylines: the last ride for Dale Earnhardt Jr. at his most successful track, can Ricky Stenhouse Jr. sweep Talladega and make it into the next round of the playoffs, and is there an underdog who can come from relative obscurity …

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Entry List: Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200

After a weekend of road course racing from Wisconsin, the final right-turn race of the season for NASCAR’s XFINITY Series it’s time to head south. They’ll visit Darlington Raceway for the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 on Saturday afternoon. There are 41 cars on the preliminary entry list for this throwback event. That means one team will be …

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Martins Motorsports Announces Switch to XFINITY Series

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Martins Motorsports has announced a return to running part-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series with driver Tommy Joe Martins. The change comes after fielding a full-time entry in the Camping World Truck Series last season. The team will begin at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 on April 22 with Martins, who …

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William Byron Quickest in Opening Phoenix Truck Practice

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Early on Friday morning, the 33 trucks entered in tonight’s Lucas Oil 150 took to the Phoenix International Raceway tri-oval for its first practice session.  The results were not all that different from the rest of the season. Kyle Busch Motorsports’ William Byron turned in the fastest lap of the session on his final lap on-track. …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Wins as Chase Field Is Set at Chicagoland Speedway

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In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 0.139 seconds ahead of Daniel Hemric to score his second win of the season in Friday night’s American Ethanol E15 225 at Chicagoland Speedway. The driver of the No. 18 Toyota survived a 14-minute red flag and a flurry of late-race restarts to head to Victory Lane. …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Scores First Career Victory at Michigan

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In a Nutshell: Just 10 days removed from finishing runner-up to Ben Kennedy at Bristol Motor Speedway, Brett Moffitt emerged victorious Saturday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway. Moffitt waited out a two-hour rain delay and made a last lap pass to score his first career win by just 0.098 seconds ahead of teammate Timothy Peters, …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: 3 Kentucky NASCAR Races, 3 Different Results For FOX And NBC

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Welcome back.  Last weekend saw three interesting races at the new-and-possibly improved Kentucky Speedway.  It’s pretty rare to see three completely different races in one race weekend. Before we start, FOX Sports announced on Wednesday that Shannon Spake has left ESPN to join the FOX Sports family.  The press release indicates that she will keep …

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