Stewart Friesen snags overtime Truck Series win at Texas

May 20, 2022 By Holly Cain NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH – It was a hard-earned, deeply-appreciated victory for Stewart Friesen in Friday night’s SpeedyCash.com 220 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway – the first win for the popular Canadian driver since November 2019. His 60 laps out front in the No. 52 Halmar Friesen Racing Toyota more than doubled his year-long total laps led and were enough to land his first win in the last 53 races and to secure his place in the 2022 Playoffs. Friesen, 38, lined up alongside Toyota driver Christian Eckes for a…

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Kurt Busch charges to dramatic NASCAR Cup win at Kansas

May 15, 2022 By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service KANSAS CITY, Kan. – In an event fraught with pit road mistakes and mechanical issues, Kurt Busch ran an impeccable race. In an intensely competitive run to the finish of Sunday’s AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway, Busch nosed past leader Kyle Larson at the finish line on Lap 259 of 267 and completed the pass two corners later off Turn 2, as Larson scraped the outside wall. Seven laps later, Busch’s No. 45 23XI Racing Toyota crossed the finish line 1.413 seconds ahead of Larson to win for the first time at Kansas,…

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Zane Smith dominates at Kansas for third NASCAR Truck Series win of 2022

May 14, 2022 By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Leading 108 of 134 laps, Zane Smith dominated Saturday night’s Heart of America 200 and staved off a late charge from Ty Majeski at Kansas Speedway to record his NASCAR Camping World Series-leading third victory of the season. After a restart with eight laps left, Smith pulled away from Majeski and crossed the finish line with a comfortable 1.653 seconds to spare. The runner-up finish was a career-best for Majeski. “It was really just an unbelievable truck,” said Smith, who won for the first time at Kansas and the…

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Joey Logano steams to NASCAR Cup Series pole at Darlington

May 7, 2022 By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service It was easy to hear the relief and elation in Joey Logano’s voice after the driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford put his car on the pole for Sunday’s Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway (3:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). “Oh, it was so much needed for all of us here,” said Logano, who struggled to a 29th-place finish last Monday at Dover. “The last couple of weeks were pretty rough, getting in a couple of crashes and not being strong at Dover.” On Throwback Weekend at…

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Justin Allgaier breaks drought with impressive NASCAR Xfinity win at Darlington

May 7, 2022 By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service The numbers tell the story of Justin Allgaier’s impressive victory in Saturday’s Mahindra ROXOR 200 at Darlington Raceway. First and foremost, in defending the NASCAR Xfinity Series victory he claimed last spring at the Lady in Black, Allgaier broke a 34-race drought dating to that 2021 win. For the second straight race, JR Motorsports posted a 1-2 result, with Noah Gragson trailing Allgaier to the finish line by .259 seconds in a two-lap dash to the end of regulation. JRM drivers now have won three straight races in the series and three straight…

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John Hunter Nemechek completes unfinished business with Darlington win

May 6, 2022 By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service The fastest truck won Friday’s Dead On Tools 200 at Darlington Raceway, but not without much ado between the green flag and the checkers. Pole winner John Hunter Nemechek fought through 10 cautions, an extra pit stop to tighten a loose wheel and a overtime restart to post his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season, holding off hard-luck Carson Hocevar by .552 seconds in the two-lap shootout to the finish. “Just a huge shoutout to all the guys that work on this No. 4 KBM Toyota Tundra,” Nemechek said…

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