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Tracking the Trucks : AAA Insurance 200

Tracking the Trucks : AAA Insurance 200

*Who Should Have Won:* Kyle Busch. Busch started 10th and wasted no time working his way to the front, passing multiple cars on the first lap after the green flag flew. Numerous times, Kyle Busch made the same moves throughout the race, always resulting in him pulling into the lead. Busch went on to lead the most laps--133 of 200--before a right front tire failure and the resulting hard hit on the outside wall ended his run to the win. The driver of the No. 51 Miccosukee Resort and Gaming Toyota was left to settle for a 9th place finish. Read More »

Coca-cola 600 postponed due to rain

After 1,100 gallons of jet fuel were used yesterday and 1,200 gallons were used today, we still were not able to get the race underway. When the series looked at starting a race that is going to take five hours after 9:30 it just wasn’t feasible to keep the fans in the stands until 2:30 in the morning. At 8:30 it was announced that the race is postponed and will take place on Monday at 12:00 AM. Read More »

Qualifying for the Carquest Auto Parts 300

Dodging rain drops and bright sunshine, the Nationwide series completed their qualifying for tonight’s Carquest Auto Parts 300. 50 cars attempted qualifying runs and in the end, Carl Edwards was the fastest of them all. Edwards turned a lap of 29.480 seconds for a speed of 183.175. Edwards was the only driver to exceed 183 miles per hour. Starting on the outside of the front row will be Kyle Busch. Busch logged in at 29.517 seconds for a lap of ... Read More »

Coca-Cola 600 qualifying

50 years of racing at Charlotte has brought millions of memories and stories for fans and drivers alike. After qualifying this Thursday, there is one more memory in the books, highlighted by Ryan Newman. Newman scored his 44th career pole with a lap of 28.651 seconds and a speed of 188.475 miles per hour. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks : North Carolina Education Lottery 200

Tracking the Trucks : North Carolina Education Lottery 200

*In a Nutshell:* Ron Hornaday, Jr. took the checkered flag 1.669 seconds ahead of Kyle Busch to win the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Friday night at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Hornaday, Jr. held off a hard charge from Busch on the final restart with 23 laps remaining to score his 40th career Camping World Truck Series win. Matt Crafton, Ryan Newman, and Terry Cook rounded out the Top 5. *Who Should Have Won: Kyle Busch.* Busch started on the pole after the field was set by owner's points due to a qualifying rainout. Read More »

Tony Stewart claims the All-Star race

Tony Stewart became the second owner/driver to win the All-Star race when he was the first driver to take the checkered flag on Saturday night. Stewart passed Matt Kenseth with two laps to go and held on to take the win in the 25th running of NASCAR’s All-Star race. Kenseth took the lead from Kyle Busch with six laps to go after Jeff Gordon lost the lead and then crashed out of the race two laps into the final segment. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: O’Reilly Auto Parts 250

Tracking the Trucks: O’Reilly Auto Parts 250

*In a Nutshell:* Mike Skinner was standing on pit road in the rain when he got word he won the rain-shortened O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 presented by World of Warcraft Monday afternoon at Kansas Speedway. Skinner led the field when the red flag flew on Saturday for rain, and found himself in that same top spot when the rain came again on Monday. Reigning champion Johnny Benson finished runner-up to Skinner, with Brian Scott, Ron Hornaday, Jr., and Brian Ickler rounding out the Top 5. *Who Should Have Won: Mike Skinner.* Skinner led the first lap after the green flag flew and went on to lead a race-high 67 laps overall. Skinner's crew chief, Eric Phillips, spent the latter parts of the race watching the radar. Knowing rain was moving into the area, the team put just enough fuel in Skinner's truck to allow him to get off pit road first and race to the rain. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks : Kroger 250

*In a Nutshell:* Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag under caution ahead of Ron Hornaday, Jr. to win the Kroger 250 Monday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway. Harvick took the lead inside ten laps to go and held on through a green-white-checkered finish to score his first Truck Series win outside of Phoenix International Raceway. Mike Skinner, Johnny Benson, and Rick Crawford rounded out the Top 5. *Who Should Have Won: Kyle Busch*. Busch started his No. 51 Miccosukee Resorts Toyota in 13th and managed to power his way to the front pretty quickly, even pulling to a nearly one and a half second lead at some points. Read More »