NCWTS: Crafton Finishes Fifth at Dover to Retain Camping World Truck Points Lead

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DOVER, Del. — official team release — Ronda Greer photo — Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Rip It/Menards Toyota Tundra, recovered from a pit road penalty late in Friday’s Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway to finish fifth, the ThorSport Racing driver’s fourth top-five finish in 15 starts at the one-mile concrete oval. Starting third, Crafton maintained a top-five position …

NSCS: Proving Chase Appearance was No Fluke; Newman Produces Strong Showing at Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Story by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America photo — Ryan Newman came within a few hundred yards of winning the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. With the Indiana driver’s best points showing of his NASCAR career, Newman started off the 2015 season slow …

TUSC: Overcoming Adversity, Dempsey/Wright Motorsports Scores Second-Straight Rolex 24 Podium

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — official team release — Bob Chapman photo — If a team has to have problems in the Rolex 24, it’s best to have them early. But Dempsey/Wright Motorsports took that old saying to new levels when it dropped from fourth in class on the grid to last place at the beginning of the Rolex 24 Saturday afternoon at …

CTSCC: Strong Debut For Devin Jones at Daytona; Battles Mechanical Issue After Posting Mazda’s Quick Lap in Qualifying

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. — official team release — DJR photo — Devin Jones made his inaugural start in the IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge during the Rolex 24 weekend at Daytona International Speedway. Racing the ALARA Racing No. 34 alongside lead driver Christian Szymczak in the Street Tuner (ST) class, Jones marked a weekend to remember. Jones had limited practice …

NSCS: Close But No Cigar; Hamlin’s Title Hopes Dashed Again in Homestead Finale

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images North America photo – In 2010 it was a crash on Lap 25 in the season finale at Homestead that would cost Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin his 33-point advantage over Jimmie Johnson and his first-career Sprint Cup Series championship. In 2014 it was …