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NASCAR America: Could Xfinity, Cup soon race on dirt? (video)

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Once again, it was standing room only Wednesday night at Tony Stewart‘s Eldora Speedway, for the fifth sold-out edition of the Eldora Dirt Derby.

Matt Crafton won the race, his first on dirt and first overall NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win since last season.

But it also got folks to thinking: could dirt racing be in the future of either the NASCAR Xfinity Series or the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series?

Check out the possibilities in the video above. 

Truck schedule at Eldora with radio/TV info

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The Camping World Truck Series gets on track tonight in preparation for Wednesday’s race at Eldora Speedway. The series will have two practice session tonight. Truck teams will qualify and race Wednesday.

This is the fifth time the Truck series has raced on the high-banked half-mile clay track in Rossburg, Ohio. Former winners are: Austin Dillon (2013), Darrell Wallace Jr. (2014), Christopher Bell (2015) and Kyle Larson (2016).

There are 34 trucks entered for the Eldora Dirt Derby 150.

(All times Eastern)

TUESDAY, July 18

5 – 11 p.m. — Garage open

7 – 7:55 p.m. — Truck practice (No TV)

9 – 9:55 p.m. — Final Truck practice (No TV)

WEDNESDAY, July 19

1 p.m. — Garage opens

4:30 p.m. — Driver/crew chief meeting

5:15 p.m. — Qualifying, single vehicle/two laps (No TV)

7:30 p.m. — First qualifying race, 10 laps (Fox Sports 2, MRN)

7:39 p.m. — Second qualifying race, 10 laps (FS2, MRN)

7:48 p.m. — Third qualifying race, 10 laps (FS2, MRN)

7:57 p.m. — Fourth qualifying race, 10 laps (FS2, MRN)

8:06 p.m. — Fifth qualifying race, 10 laps (FS2, MRN)

8:45 p.m. — Last Chance qualifying race, 15 laps (FS2, MRN)

9:10 p.m. — Driver introductions

9:30 p.m. — Eldora Dirt Derby 150 — three segments of 40, 50 and 60 laps for a total of 150 laps/75 miles (Fox Business, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Entry list for Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway

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It’s time for the biggest race of the year for the Camping World Truck Series with the fifth annual Eldora Dirt Derby.

The series heads to Rossburg, Ohio, to play in the dirt at Eldora Speedway, the track owned by Tony Stewart.

There are 34 Trucks entered into Wednesday’s event. Ty Dillon is the only Cup driver entered into the event.

Former Cup Series driver Ken Schrader is entered. Rico Abreu, who drove full-time for ThorSport Racing in 2016, will drive the No. 89 for the team this week.

There are still three entries without drivers attached.

The day will be made up of five 10-lap qualifying races, one 15-lap last chance race and the 150-lap main event.

The race will be broadcast on the Fox Business channel.

Last year, Kyle Larson won the Eldora Dirt Derby after leading the final 32 laps of the 150-lap main event.

Click here for the full entry list.

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Results from Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway

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Christopher Bell earned his third win of the season, holding off a late charge by Brandon Jones, to win Thursday night’s Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway.

All three of Bell’s wins in 2017 have come on 1.5-mile trucks: Atlanta, Fort Worth and now Kentucky.

MORE: Christopher Bell holds off Brandon Jones at Kentucky to earn third Truck win of 2017

MORE: Johnny Sauter still No. 1 in Truck standings after Kentucky

Click here for full results of Thursday night’s race.

Kyle Busch fastest in final Truck practice at Kentucky Speedway

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Kyle Busch barely held the upper hand on teammate Christopher Bell, as both drivers paced the 32-truck field in Wednesday’ final Camping World Truck Series practice at Kentucky Speedway.

Busch had the best speed at 180.886 mph, while Bell was just a tick behind at 180.789 mph.

Kaz Grala was third (180.687), followed by Matt Crafton (180.620), Johnny Sauter (180.590), Brandon Jones (180.560), Austin Hill (180.542), Noah Gragson (180.150), Justin Haley (179.575) and John Hunter Nemechek (179.569).

Click here for the full field rundown.