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Tracking the Trucks: EnjoyIllinois.com 225

Tracking the Trucks: EnjoyIllinois.com 225

*In a Nutshell:* Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 0.186 seconds ahead of Todd Bodine to win the EnjoyIllinois.com 225 Friday night at Chicagoland Speedway. A blown engine for Timothy Peters with just three laps remaining set up a green-white-checkered finish in which Busch had no trouble pulling out front, scoring his second straight victory and fourth overall in 2010. Ron Hornaday, Jr., Johnny Sauter and Justin Lofton rounded out the top 5. *Who Should Have Won: Kyle Busch.* Once again, Kyle Busch had the strongest truck on the track Friday night. It took him just 12 laps to take the lead for the first time after starting fourth. Despite dropping to fifth during his second pit stop after trouble getting their first can of fuel in, Busch once again took the lead on lap 98. Despite a hard charge from Todd Bodine after that, Busch managed to hold onto the lead and, ultimately, the win. The driver of the No. 18 Toyota led three times for 121 of 154 laps. Read More »

The Frontstretch Foto Funnies – Special “Kyle Busch Takes Bristol” Edition!

The Frontstretch Foto Funnies – Special “Kyle Busch Takes Bristol” Edition!

NASCAR could safely fund Kyle Busch’s winning truck, confident that no other driver would risk $50,000 by pointing it out. Once again, Kyle refuses to be outdone by Carl Edwards! “Beats me where my humility is. Anyone seen it?” There was in fact one fan cheering on Kyle Busch at Bristol, but unfortunately he could not make himself heard to the victorious driver. “Look at this crowd! They all think I’m number one!” “Sure, Kyle, you’re the best. How many ... Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: Too Tough to Tame 200

Tracking the Trucks: Too Tough to Tame 200

*In a Nutshell:* Todd Bodine took the checkered flag 0.531 seconds ahead of Timothy Peters to win the Too Tough to Tame 200 Saturday night at Darlington Raceway. Bodine made his final pit stop on lap 77 and managed to come out on top of a fuel gamble thanks to several laps run under caution on the way to the checkers. Ron Hornaday, Jr., Johnny Sauter and Austin Dillon rounded out the top 5. *Who Should Have Won:* Todd Bodine. Again Timothy Peters dominated the early stages of Saturday night's race, leading the first 47 laps before giving that lead up on pit road. Ultimately it was Todd Bodine's fast truck that worked steadily through the field all night until he finally found himself out front when Austin Dillon pitted for fuel under the night's seventh caution. Read More »

Qualifying – Too Tough to Tame 200

Timothy Peters was consistent in the two practice sessions before qualifying and it paid off for him when the time came to lay it down in qualifying. Peters was the 17th truck on the track which didn’t really make difference since the track temperature stayed relatively constant during the hour and five minute qualifying session. Peters turned a lap at 28.784 seconds for a speed of 170.845 mph. James Buescher was the next to last truck to take to the ... Read More »

Practice #1- Too Tough to Tame 200

Austin Dillon took to Darlington Raceway like a duck in Ramsey’s minnow pond takes to water as he blazed to the top of the charts in the first practice of the day for the Camping World Truck Series return to Darlington raceway. Dillon ran 42 laps in practice which was the third most by anyone. His fast lap came on his 42nd and final lap in what was most likely a practice qualifying run. Dillon’s top speed was 169.013mph and ... Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: Nashville 200

Tracking the Trucks: Nashville 200

*In a Nutshell:* Point leader Todd Bodine took the checkered flag 4.164 seconds ahead of Austin Dillon to win the Nashville 200 Saturday night at Nashville Superspeedway. Bodine overcame an early flat tire and led 91 of 150 laps to score his second win of the season. Aric Almirola, Timothy Peters, and Johnny Sauter rounded out the top 5. *Who Should Have Won: Todd Bodine.* Bodine started his No. 30 Germain.com Toyota on the pole, but faded quickly within the first 20 laps. A timely caution flew that ultimately saved his day, allowing service for what turned out to be a flat right-rear tire. By virtue of being on a different pit schedule after that, Bodine took the lead again around lap 65 when the rest of the field completed a round of green-flag stops. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: Pocono Mountains 125

Tracking the Trucks: Pocono Mountains 125

*In a Nutshell:* Elliott Sadler took the checkered flag 0.445 seconds ahead of Kasey Kahne to win the inaugural Pocono Mountains 125 Saturday afternoon at Pocono Speedway. Sadler held off a charge from Kahne and Matt Crafton during a second green-white-checkered attempt to score his first career victory. Aric Almirola and Justin Lofton rounded out the top 5. *Who Should Have Won:* Elliott Sadler. Sadler dominated both practice sessions and showed he had a strong truck when he took the pole with a speed two-tenths of a second faster than second-place starter Kasey Kahne. He easily led the first 20 laps of the race before fading late in a green flag run. He assumed the lead for the final time on the first of two green-white-checkered attempts and never looked back, scoring an emotional win. Read More »

The Frontstretch Foto Funnies! Indianapolis, July 2010

The Frontstretch Foto Funnies! Indianapolis, July 2010

_Editor’s Note: Frontstretch is proud to bring back the popular Foto Funnies! Every Wednesday, our Kurt Smith will take a handful of pictures from last weekend’s race and tell us what “really” happened in those Kodak moments. So, in honor of Sunday’s race, here’s a few behind-the-scenes captions from what happened during the “Chip Ganassi Triple Crown Weekend” … er, Brickyard 400 out in Indianapolis!_ *Past Editions:* “Daytona”:http://www.frontstretch.com/fotofunnies/30147/ “Chicagoland”:http://www.frontstretch.com/fotofunnies/30256/ “Gateway”:http://www.frontstretch.com/fotofunnies/30353/ When he took the lead at Indianapolis, Jamie McMurray finally ... Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: AAA Insurance 200 presented by J.D. Byrider

Tracking the Trucks: AAA Insurance 200 presented by J.D. Byrider

*In a Nutshell:* After nearly a year of waiting, Ron Hornaday, Jr. returned to victory lane Friday night at O'Reilly Raceway Park. He took the lead for the final time with 48 laps remaining and held on to beat Kyle Busch to the checkered flag by 2.095 seconds. Matt Crafton, his teammate Johnny Sauter and James Buescher rounded out the top 5. *Who Should Have Won:* *Ron Hornaday, Jr.* Though Timothy Peters started out as the strong truck, leading the first 62 laps, but Peters' truck faded just as Hornaday's started coming to him. Read More »

Kroger 200 Benefitting Riley Hospital for Children Qualifying Qualifying for the Kroger 200 Benefitting Riley Hospital for Children went off at 5:00 pm Saturday night at O’Reilly Raceway Park with 43 cars running for the 43 starting spots. Trevor Bayne was the 16th driver to take to the track but was the fastest car in the field after everyone had posted a time. Bayne’s fast lap was 22.427 seconds with a speed of 110.117 miles per hour. He was the ... Read More »