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Through the Eyes of NKP: 2019 NGOTS Champion Matt Crafton

With seven top-five’s and surprisingly no trips to victory lane, Matt Crafton put together a stellar season en route to being crowned the 2018 NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series Champion.

With the help of Nigel Kinrade Photography (NKP), led by veteran photographer, Nigel Kinrade, lets take a look back at the season that was for the ThorSport Racing driver.

Lucas Oil 150 at ISM Raceway | Nigel Kinrade

 

North Carolina Education Lottery 200 | Rusty Jarrett

 

North Carolina Education Lottery 200 | Matthew T. Thacker

 

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Awards | Nigel Kinrade

 

Chevrolet Silverado 250 | Logan Whitton

 

UNOH 200 | Nigel Kinrade

 

NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 | John Harrelson

 

Ford EcoBoost 200 | Rusty Jarrett

 

Sugarlands Shine 250 | Rusty Jarrett

 

World of Westgate 200 | Rusty Labounty

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“They Said What?” NASCAR Xfinity Series Edition

Sometimes when you stick a microphone in front of a driver’s face, you have no clue what they may say and a couple of times you’ll hear something that surprises you or gives you a bit of a perspective.

Throughout the 2019 season, our writers had the opportunity to speak to a bunch of different competitors. During those interviews, there were some quotes that stood out. So it seems only fitting we take a glance back through the year at what was said.

JOHN HARRELSON | NKP

“I think the biggest thing for us is just two things. One thing is refining; we had a great program last year, but I think sometimes it’s really easy to get complacent when your program is really good and you’re running well. You tend to want to stick to that, which is fine, but I think the biggest thing about this sport which is always is a challenge is progression and moving forward. So that’s why I think the word refinement would be a big part of it.

“But then the bigger part is execution. Last year, we executed really well at quite a few races, but we didn’t execute everywhere and especially in the playoffs. We had a really rough playoffs, and ultimately it took us out of a shot of winning a championship. But really, it took us out of winning some races and really putting ourselves in that championship picture.

“So disappointing is definitely an understatement for how last year ended, but I think refinement and execution are the biggest things for this year.”

Justin Allgaier on what he can do to be stronger in 2019 compared to 2018

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“Anytime you can put your name in the record books for anything, it’s awesome. We feel pretty lucky and blessed to already have a couple of titles and those didn’t come easy, this one won’t either. This is going to be a real, real hard battle down there. I think we’re lacking a little bit of speed compared to that guys, but it’s close. We’re going to need everything we can get and little luck too. That’s how it’s been the last couple of times. I don’t know that we showed up with the best car throughout the day at Homestead, but we were there at the end when it mattered and that’s what you got to do. I’d put Justin up against any of those guy to position us to be in that position at the end.”

Dale Earnhardt Jr. on his chances at making history becoming the second team owner to win three consecutive championships.

RUSSELL LABOUNTY | NKP

“I mean, it’s just a lot of confidence. Even opening up for a team right now, obviously you know we got that win in Daytona, but I think we all know what Daytona means and you know it’s kind of a crapshoot going in. So to come out of a mile and a half, that is the majority of our schedule, and run top-ten most of the day and, to bring home a top-five. I don’t think we had any top five’s last year. So, to be third race in and have three top 15’s and two top five’s already, is just a testament to what we have going here on this 1 team.”

Michael Annett on his early season success

RUSSELL LABOUNTY | NKP

“It’s been, it’s probably been the most fun I’ve ever had racing every week in my career because you know, the last two years has just been such a grind to stay in the sport, you know, not having a sponsor.”

Gray Gaulding

NIGEL KINRADE | NKP

“It’s momentum. It’s confidence for the guys. It’s morale for them to go back to the shop, and I know they want to work for me as much as they can, but when we have good finishes, it’s kind of a bonus. It’s kind of like, we can kick in the butt to try to get to that first position. So, we’re close. This is how we started at the beginning of the year. Nothing really happened except for that pit road penalty today, and that’s what we’ve got to do, minimize mistakes.”

Brandon Jones on gaining momentum after a strong run at Chicagoland Speedway

RUSSELL LABOUNTY | NKP

“It’s what I’ve been working for the last few years. I’ve given up a lot of different opportunities and different types of racing to go do that. The person I am at this age at the level I am at, my goal is not to run trucks or Xfinity for the rest of my career. It’s to go race on Sundays against the best and work to be the best and prove that you are the best. That’s what this is all about and why I’m doing what I’m doing. It’s been cool to have small opportunities to get a taste of what that is this year. I was able to get a taste and it’s all about working towards that. At the same time, I do think that you have to be ready and we have a lot of cases to show that those who aren’t ready or made the most of an opportunity, it goes away quick. So you have to ready to get an opportunity and those don’t come easy. I think this next year will be a very important year for me to get more prepared.”

Austin Cindric about what it’d mean to be in the Cup Series one day.

RUSTY JARRETT | NKP

“The crazy thing is – even with the top-10 streak – I still feel like it’s been a terrible year. I’m the only driver who’s made the Playoffs every year since they started this format. Those three guys have had a lot of speed this year and they’ve been very good, but we’ve also noticed that when their days don’t go the way they want to go that they’ve had some challenges dealing with that.”

Justin Allgaier

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Through the Eyes of NKP: 2018 NCWTS Champion Brett Moffitt

With six victories and 13 top-five’s, Brett Moffitt put together a stellar season en route to being crowned the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion.

With the help of Nigel Kinrade Photography (NKP), led by veteran photographer, Nigel Kinrade, lets take a look back at the season that was for the Hattori Racing Enterprises driver.

Matthew T. Thacker | Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Barry Cantrell | Lucas Oil 150 at ISM Raceway
Nigel Kinrade | Active Pest Control 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Rusty Jarrett | Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway
Nigel Kinrade | JAG Metals 350 at Texas Motor Speedway
Nigel Kinrade | Overton’s 225 at Chicagoland Speedway
Nigel Kinrade | Fr8Auctions.com 250 at Talladega Superspeedway
Russell Labounty | M&M’s 200 at Iowa Speedway
Nigel Kinrade | World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
John Harrelson | Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway 

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Through the Eyes of NKP: 2018 NXS Champion Tyler Reddick

With two victories and seven top-five’s, Tyler Reddick put together a stellar season en route to being crowned the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series Champion.

With the help of Nigel Kinrade Photography (NKP), led by veteran photographer, Nigel Kinrade, lets take a look back at the season that was for the JR Motorsports driver.

Barry Cantrell | Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Russell Labounty | O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway
Nigel Kinrade | Drive for the Cure 200 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL 
Logan Whitton | Rosanne 300 at Auto Club Speedway
Nigel Kinrade | Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Barry Cantrell | Whelen Trusted to Perform 200 at ISM Raceway 
Russell LaBounty | PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway
Matthew T. Thacker | Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway
Nigel Kinrade | Johnsonville 180 at Road America
John Harrelson | Bar Harbor 200 at Dover International Speedway

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Through the Eyes of NKP: 2018 MENCS Champion Joey Logano

With three victories and 13 top-five’s, Joey Logano put together a stellar season en route to being crowned the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion.

With the help of Nigel Kinrade Photography (NKP), led by veteran photographer, Nigel Kinrade, lets take a look back at the season that was for the Team Penske driver.

Nigel Kinrade | Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway
John Harrelson | First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway
Rusty Jarrett | Ticket Guardian 500 at ISM Raceway
Nigel Kinrade | GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway
Matthew T. Thacker | Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Russell Labounty | Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway
Nigel Kinrade | 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway
Matthew T. Thacker | Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway
Nigel Kinrade | Gander Outdoors 500 at Talladega Superspeedway
Matthew T. Thacker | Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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Through the Eyes of NKP: 2017 NXS Champion William Byron

With four victories and 12 top-fives, William Byron put together a stellar season en route to being crowned the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series Champion.

With the help of Nigel Kinrade Photography (NKP), led by veteran photographer, Nigel Kinrade, lets take a look back at the season that was for the JR Motorsports driver.

 

Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway | John K Harrelson NKP

 

TheHouse.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway | Barry Cantrell NKP

 

Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway | Rusty Jarrett NKP

 

Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 at Darlington Raceway | Logan Whitton NKP

 

Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway | Nigel Kinrade NKP

 

Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway | Nigel Kinrade NKP

 

Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway | Rusty Jarrett NKP

 

Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway | Russell LaBounty NKP

 

American Ethanol E15 250 at Iowa Speedway | Brett Moist NKP

 

VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway | Barry Cantrell NKP

 

U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway | Russell LaBounty NKP

 

Ticket Galaxy 200 at Phoenix Raceway | Logan Whitton NKP

 

Overton’s 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway | Nigel Kinrade NKP

 

Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway | Brett Moist NKP

 

NASCAR XFINITY and Truck Series Awards Banquet | Nigel Kinrade NKP

 

Ticket Galaxy 200 at Phoenix Raceway | Logan Whitton NKP

 

Mid-Ohio Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course | Russell LaBounty NKP

 

Zippo 200 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International | Barry Cantrell NKP

 

Johnsonville 180 at Road America | Brett Moist NKP

 

Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway | Nigel Kinrade NKP

 

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Through the Eyes of NKP: 2017 NCWTS Champion Christopher Bell

With five victories and 15 top-fives, Christopher Bell put together a stellar season en route to being crowned the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion.

With the help of Nigel Kinrade Photography (NKP), led by veteran photographer, Nigel Kinrade, lets take a look back at the season that was for the Kyle Busch Motorsports driver.

JAG Metals 350 at Texas Motor Speedway | Nigel Kinrade NKP

 

Drivin For Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park | Russell LaBounty NKP

 

winstaronlinegaming.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway | John K Harrelson NKP

 

LTI Printing 200 at Michigan International Speedway | Rusty Jarrett NKP

 

Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway | Nigel Kinrade NKP

 

Overton’s 150 at Pocono Raceway | Susan DeVault NKP

 

Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway | Matthew T. Thacker NKP

 

M&M’s 200 presented by Casey’s General Store at Iowa Speedway | Brett Moist NKP

 

UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway | Rusty Jarrett NKP

 

Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway | Barry Cantrell NKP

 

Bar Harbor 200 at Dover International Speedway | Logan Whitton NKP

 

Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway | Barry Cantrell NKP

 

M&M’s 200 presented by Casey’s General Store at Iowa Speedway | Russell LaBounty NKP

 

NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway | Barry Cantrell NKP

 

Active Pest Control 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway | Nigel Kinrade NKP

 

North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway | Matthew T. Thacker NKP

 

Active Pest Control 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway | Nigel Kinrade NKP

 

Active Pest Control 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway | Matthew T. Thacker NKP

 

Active Pest Control 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway | Rusty Jarrett NKP

 

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FINAL FOUR Through the Eyes of NKP: Truex

The Final Four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Championship contenders have all had an interesting journey en route to Homestead.

We are very fortunate to have the best photographers in the game capture every exciting moment.

Nigel Kinrade Photography (NKP), led by veteran photographer, Nigel Kinrade, boasts more than fifty years of combined experience. 

NKP is present at every event on the schedule for each of the three NASCAR National Touring Series and serve the major teams and sponsors of our sport.

Check out this video, from a few years back, that will offer some behind-the-scenes action with Nigel.

 

I LOVE NEW YORK 355 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International | John K Harrelson NKP

 

O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway | Russell LaBounty | NKP

 

GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway | John K Harrelson NKP

 

Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway | Nigel Kinrade | NKP

 

Toyota Save/Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway | Nigel Kinrade NKP

 

Overton’s 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway | Russell LaBounty NKP

 

Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway | Logan Whitton NKP

 

Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway | Nigel Kinrade NKP

 

FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway | Barry Cantrell NKP

 

Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway | Russell LaBounty NKP

 

Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway | Logan Whitton NKP

 

STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway | John K Harrelson NKP

 

Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway | Nigel Kinrade NKP

 

Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway | Nigel Kinrade NKP

 

AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway | Matthew T. Thacker NKP

 

Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway | Rusty Jarrett NKP

 

Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway | Nigel Kinrade NKP

 

Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway | Nigel Kinrade NKP

 

Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway | Logan Whitton NKP

 

Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway | Nigel Kinrade NKP

 

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FINAL FOUR Through the Eyes of NKP: Busch

The Final Four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Championship contenders have all had an interesting journey en route to Homestead.

We are very fortunate to have the best photographers in the game capture every exciting moment.

Nigel Kinrade Photography (NKP), led by veteran photographer, Nigel Kinrade, boasts more than fifty years of combined experience. 

NKP is present at every event on the schedule for each of the three NASCAR National Touring Series and serve the major teams and sponsors of our sport.

Check out this video, from a few years back, that will offer some behind-the-scenes action with Nigel.

 

Fold of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway | Barry Cantrell NKP

 

Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway | Logan Whitton NKP

 

O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway | Logan Whitton NKP

 

GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway | Rusty Jarrett NKP

 

Overton’s 400 at Pocono Raceway | Rusty Jarrett NKP

 

Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway | Nigel Kinrade NKP

 

Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway | John K Harrelson NKP

 

ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway | Rusty Jarrett NKP

 

AXALTA presents the Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway | Matthew T. Thacker NKP

 

Camping World 500 at Phoenix International Raceway | Russell LaBounty NKP

 

First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway | Rusty Jarrett NKP

 

FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway | Logan Whitton NKP

 

STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway | Logan Whitton NKP

 

Apache Warrior 400 presented by Lucas Oil at Dover International Speedway | Nigel Kinrade NKP

 

Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway | John K Harrelson NKP

 

Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway | Brett Moist NKP

 

Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway | Nigel Kinrade NKP
AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway | John K Harrelson NKP

 

Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway | Matthew Thacker NKP

 

Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway | Matthew T. Thacker NKP

 

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FINAL FOUR Through the Eyes of NKP: Harvick

The Final Four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Championship contenders have all had an interesting journey en route to Homestead.

We are very fortunate to have the best photographers in the game capture every exciting moment.

Nigel Kinrade Photography (NKP), led by veteran photographer, Nigel Kinrade, boasts more than fifty years of combined experience. 

NKP is present at every event on the schedule for each of the three NASCAR National Touring Series and serve the major teams and sponsors of our sport.

Check out this video, from a few years back, that will offer some behind-the-scenes action with Nigel.

 

Apache Warrior 400 at Dover International Speedway | Logan Whitton NKP

 

AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway | Rusty Jarrett NKP

 

O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway | Matthew T. Thacker NKP

 

Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway | Rusty Jarrett NKP

 

Overton’s 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway | Matthew T. Thacker NKP

 

Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway | Nigel Kinrade NKP

 

ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway | Brett Moist NKP

 

2017 NASCAR Media Tour | Matthew Thacker NKP

 

FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway | Nigel Kinrade NKP

 

STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway | Logan Whitton NKP

 

Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway | Barry Cantrell NKP

 

Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway | Barry Cantrell NKP

 

Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway | Russell LaBounty NKP

 

Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway | Logan Whitton NKP

 

Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway | John K Harrelson NKP

 

AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway | Nigel Kinrade NKP

 

NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway | Matthew T. Thacker NKP

 

Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway | Rusty Jarrett NKP

 

Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway | Barry Cantrell NKP

 

Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway | Nigel Kinrade NKP

 

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