Martin Truex Jr. wins the Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt at Bristol

March 29, 2021 By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service In defiance of conventional wisdom, it wasn’t an experienced dirt racer who won Monday’s twice-rain-delayed Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway. Nor was it a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular who took the checkered flag. When the dust settled, Martin Truex Jr. was the unlikely occupant of Victory Lane—and a dominant one at that. Racing in the Camping World Truck Series for the first time since 2006, Truex led 105 of the 150 laps in an action-filled race that featured 12 cautions for 54 laps and saw pre-race favorite…

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Ryan Blaney wins at Atlanta, spoils Kyle Larson’s dominant run

March 21, 2021 By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service You can call Ryan Blaney “The Spoiler.” With a pass for the lead with eight laps left in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Blaney took the air out of an otherwise dominating performance by Kyle Larson, who had to settle for second place after winning the first two stages and leading 269 of 325 laps. “Gosh, we had a great long-run car all day,” Blaney said after climbing from his No. 12 Team Penske Ford. “It took us a little bit to get going. I was pretty free…

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Justin Allgaier holds off Martin Truex Jr. for dramatic Atlanta win

March 20, 2021 By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service When Martin Truex Jr. made his only serious mistake on Saturday afternoon, Justin Allgaier took full advantage. Even so, Allgaier had to hold off Truex during a 26-lap, green-flag run to the finish to win the EchoPark 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. “We didn’t start out the day like we wanted to—these guys persevered behind it,” said Allgaier, who picked up his first win of the season, his first at Atlanta and the 15th of his career. “They pushed and made great adjustments on pit road—(crew chief) Jason Burdett…

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Kyle Busch dominates in NASCAR Truck Series race at Atlanta

March 20, 2021 By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Kyle Busch wasn’t about to let two straight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races slip away. Leading 102 of 130 laps and pulling away in the final stage of Saturday’s Fr8Auctions 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Busch notched his first victory of the season, his sixth at the 1.54-mile track and the 60th of his career—extending his own series record. Busch beat runner-up Austin Hill to the finish line by 4.133 seconds. Third was John Hunter Nemechek, who had held off Busch, his car owner, to win the last Truck Series outing at…

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