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Truckin’ Thursdays: Breaking Down the Championship 4

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This Friday night (Nov. 6), the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series will crown its champion, kicking off the championship weekend at Phoenix Raceway. Despite the lengthy shutdown forced by the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of determination and creative scheduling has the series back on track to end as scheduled. Four drivers – Sheldon Creed, …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Made the Hollywood Casino 400 the Joey & Kevin Show

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We’re getting deep into the playoffs now. All three of NASCAR’s national series started the Round of 8 last weekend at Kansas Speedway. Cup and Truck races each had different things going for them. The Trucks got a rare over-the-air broadcast while the Cup race displayed the current rules package, for better or worse. Hollywood …

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GMS Racing Battle Results in Celebration, Heartbreak for Playoff Contenders

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It was a GMS Racing battle late in the Clean Harbors 200 at Kansas Speedway that ultimately left a sour taste in one playoff driver’s mouth. NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck drivers Zane Smith and Brett Moffitt swapped the top spot several times in the closing laps, but a late block by Moffitt sent …

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Brett Moffitt Punches Ticket to Phoenix, Wins Kansas Truck Race

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It may have taken him 20 races in 2020, but Brett Moffitt has finally driven into a NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series victory lane for the first time this season. The 2018 Truck Series champion got the holeshot on an overtime restart and cruised away from his GMS Racing teammate Sheldon Creed to …

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4 Burning Questions: Are the NASCAR Playoffs Too Long?

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Are the NASCAR playoffs too long? The NASCAR playoffs truly begin this weekend; the past six weeks have been more-or-less preliminary events. The NASCAR playoffs in general have always been too long. 10 weeks just makes the playoffs drag way too long. If I didn’t have to watch them for this column, I’m probably not …

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Zane Smith Returning to GMS in 2021

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Zane Smith will continue his tenure at GMS Racing in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series next season, the team announced today, Oct. 12. The driver of the No. 21 Chevrolet Silverado has had a breakout season with the organization this season, winning two races along with 10 top-10 finishes. Smith’s truck number …

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Tracking the Trucks: Raphael Lessard Scores 1st Career Win at Talladega

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In a Nutshell: Raphael Lessard scored his first career win under caution as several drivers crashed on the white flag lap Saturday (Oct. 3) afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway. The rookie led just the final lap as he took the checkered flag ahead of Trevor Bayne. Chandler Smith, Ben Rhodes and Codie Rohrbaugh rounded out the …

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Tracking the Trucks: Austin Hill Secures His Spot in Round of 8 With Las Vegas Win

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In a Nutshell: Austin Hill scored his second Gander RV & Outdoors victory this season in Friday night’s World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. After struggling through much of the first two stages, Hill snagged the top spot via a strong restart with 39 laps remaining and held off a hard-charging Sheldon …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the 2020 Championship Contenders

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The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series kicks off its seven-race playoffs Thursday night (Sept. 17) at Bristol Motor Speedway. With an expanded field this year, now 10 drivers will fight for a chance to race for the championship at Phoenix Raceway in November, up from eight competitors last year. 1. Sheldon Creed Starts: …

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