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Korbin Forrister fastest in final Truck Series practice at Talladega

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TALLADEGA, Ala. – Korbin Forrister was fastest in final practice for the Camping World Truck Series at Talladega Superspeedway with a lap of 187.956 mph.

There were three Chase drivers in the top five.

Ben Kennedy led the way at second fastest with a lap of 187.368 mph. Tyler Reddick was third at 187.286 mph, Daniel Hemric was fourth at 187.156 mph, and John Hunter Nemechek was fifth at 187.119 mph.

Hemric and Nemechek enter the fred’s 250 outside of a transfer spot in the Chase.

The rest of the top 10 were Matt Tifft (1867.053 mph), Ben Rhodes (187.006 mph), Matt Crafton (186.878 mph), Travis Kvapil (185.675 mph), and Ryan Truex (183.800 mph).

Click here to see the speeds from final CWTS practice

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Family time: Travis Kvapil spends a Sunday afternoon racing with sons

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Add Travis Kvapil as the latest member of the “like father, like son(s)” club.

The veteran NASCAR driver enjoyed the first off-weekend of the off-season by taking part in some quality family time.

But it also meant racing time, too, as Kvapil took sons Carson (12 years old) and Caden (turns 9 on Dec. 10) out to do some testing on Sunday.

Caden took his first laps on asphalt in a Bandolero, while Carson made his first laps in a Legend car.

And proud papa took to Twitter to do some well-deserved bragging.

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NASCAR issues warnings to 11 Sprint Cup teams, docks Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth practice time


NASCAR announced Wednesday night that Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth each will be docked 15 minutes of practice time next week at Darlington Raceway for inspection issues at Bristol Motor Speedway. They were among 11 Sprint Cup teams issued warnings.

Warnings were given to:

  • Busch’s team for failing pre-race inspection four times.
  • Kenseth’s team for failing pre-race inspection two times plus being late to inspection.
  • The teams of Jeff Gordon, Joey Logano, Alex Bowman, Travis Kvapil and Timmy Hill for failing pre-qualifying inspection twice.
  • The teams of Landon Cassill, Matt DiBenedetto, Clint Bowyer and Denny Hamlin for being late to the inspection line.

NASCAR recently streamlined its warning structure. NASCAR’s Rule Book states that for every fourth warning a team receives in a season it will result in the loss of pit selection. Warnings can not be appealed.

The new system began earlier this month.

Previously receiving a warning under the new system were the teams Dale Earnhardt Jr., Paul Menard, Josh Wise, AJ Allmendinger and Brad Keselowski.



(UPDATED) Preliminary entry list for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Bristol

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There are 36 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Wednesday night’s UNOH 200 presented by ZLoop NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Kyle Busch, who has won the past two series races, is entered. Ryan Blaney, who finished second to Busch last weekend at Michigan, also is entered.

Updates: Ryan Ellis will drive in the No. 1 Chevrolet and Travis Kvapil will drive the No. 50 Chevrolet.


Man who stole trailer with NASCAR Sprint Cup car is sentenced


Johnny Milton Terry was sentenced to 10 years probation and fined $1,000 plus court costs Monday after pleading no contest in the February theft of the pickup truck and the trailer that contained a NASCAR Sprint Cup car.

Team Xtreme reported that the vehicle and trailer with the car Travis Kvapil was to have raced at Atlanta Motor Speedway were stolen from a Drury Inn parking lot in Morrow, Ga., on Feb. 27. The vehicles were recovered the next day but the team was unable to compete in that weekend’s race.

A report by the Morrow Police Department stated Terry confessed to the crime a day after the theft and that person contacted police.

An arrest warrant was issued on March 6. Terry was later arrested and had bond denied June 29.

As part of Monday’s plea deal in Clayton County (Ga.) Superior Court, Terry was sentenced under the First Offender/Conditional Discharge program despite being jailed four times from 2001-11, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

The Morrow Police Department report stated that a criminal history check on Terry returned “several entering autos/theft by receiving stolen property and is a convicted felon.’’