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Nelson Piquet Jr. sidesteps Crafton for Vegas trucks win

Nelson Piquet dove low to the inside of Matt Crafton in the first turn and made the winning move stick on the backstretch of the 1.5-mile track. Crafton, whose winless streak stretched to 30 races, finished .223 seconds behind the Brazilian at the checkered flag.

Nelson Piquet Jr. rallies at Michigan for breakthrough truck win

Nelson Piquet and crew chief Chris Carrier employed a brilliant — and race-winning — strategy to capture the Brazilian's first victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The duo chose to stay out on the race track while the front-runners pitted under green, and milked a huge lead that ballooned to over 15 seconds with seven laps remaining.

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