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Tracking the Trucks: Ford 200

*In a Nutshell:* Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag 0.949 seconds ahead of Matt Crafton to win the Ford 200 Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The driver of the No. 4 Georgia Boot Chevrolet took the lead for the final time on a green-white-checkered finish to score his second consecutive win. Colin Braun, Timothy Peters and Todd Bodine rounded out the Top 5. *Who Should Have Won:* Kevin Harvick. Harvick started the race in the third position and wasted little time heading to the front of the field. The driver of the No. 4 Georgia Boot Chevrolet took the lead on lap six and led the next 52 laps before losing the lead on pit road. Harvick went on to lead 108 laps, the most of any driver Friday night. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: Lucas Oil 150

*In a Nutshell:* Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag under caution ahead of Kyle Busch to win the Lucas Oil 150 Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway. Harvick took the lead for the final time on lap 96 and held on through a green-white-checkered finish to score his fourth career Truck Series victory at the one mile track. Aric Almirola, Ron Hornaday, Jr. and Matt Crafton rounded out the Top 5. *Who Should Have Won:* Kevin Harvick. Kevin Harvick paced the first practice before qualifying on the outside pole for Friday night's race. When the green flag flew, Harvick took the lead on lap two, but on lap eight, the driver of the No. 4 Longhorn Chevrolet brought out the caution after spinning in what he claimed to be oil on the track. Harvick spent the rest of the race working his way through the field to put his team in position to win his second race this season. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: WinStar World Casino 350

Tracking the Trucks: WinStar World Casino 350

*In a Nutshell:* Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 0.955 seconds ahead of Matt Crafton to win the WinStar World Casino 350 Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch took the lead from Ron Hornaday, Jr. on lap 98 and never looked back despite a charge from Matt Crafton in the late stages of the race. Hornaday, Jr., Todd Bodine, and Colin Braun rounded out the Top 5. *Who Should Have Won: Kyle Busch.* Though Kyle Busch started in 12th, an uncharacteristic starting position for him, he quickly worked his way into the Top 5. After finally getting to the front, Busch went on to lead 54 laps, the most of any driver, on the way to his 16th Camping World Truck Series victory. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks : Mountain Dew 250

Tracking the Trucks : Mountain Dew 250

*In a Nutshell:* Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 0.057 seconds ahead of Aric Almirola to win the Mountain Dew 250 Saturday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway. Busch led only ten laps on the night and received help in the form of a push from Almirola to score his sixth win of the season. Todd Bodine, Terry Cook and David Starr rounded out the top 5. *Who Should Have Won:* Todd Bodine. It's no secret that Todd Bodine and Germain Racing have restrictor plate racing figured out, having won the four previous restrictor plate races. The driver of the No. 30 Copart Toyota took the lead with one lap to go on a green-white-checkered finish, but the combined power of teammates Kyle Busch and Aric Almirola moved ahead on the final lap. Bodine led 24 laps Saturday afternoon after starting sixth and went on to finish third. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks : Kroger 200

Tracking the Trucks : Kroger 200

*In a Nutshell:* Timothy Peters took the checkered flag 1.815 seconds ahead of Todd Bodine to win the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway Saturday afternoon. On Lap 116, Peters inherited the lead when then-leader Denny Hamlin pitted for adjustments and led for the remainder of the race on the way to his first career Camping World Truck Series victory. Colin Braun, Ron Hornaday, Jr., and Kevin Harvick rounded out the Top 5. *Who Should Have Won: Timothy Peters.* Peters started in the 11th position and managed to move into the Top 10 quickly after the green flag flew. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks : Las Vegas 350

Tracking the Trucks : Las Vegas 350

*In a Nutshell:* Johnny Sauter took the checkered flag 2.474 seconds ahead of Matt Crafton to win the Las Vegas 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday night. Sauter took the lead for the final time with 17 laps remaining and never looked back on the way to his first career Camping World Truck Series win. Jason White, Todd Bodine and Timothy Peters rounded out the Top 5. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks : Heluva Good! 200

*In a Nutshell:* Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 0.560 seconds ahead of Ron Hornaday, Jr. to win the Heluva Good! 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon. Busch took the lead during a round of green flag pit stops in the late stages of the race, and never looked back despite having to face a restart with seven laps remaining. Kevin Harvick, Matt Crafton, and Johnny Sauter rounded out the Top 5. *Who Should Have Won: Ron Hornaday, Jr.* Ron Hornaday, Jr. had a fast truck Saturday afternoon, and proved it by leading 101 of the 200 laps. With 65 laps remaining, the driver of the No. 33 Copart Chevrolet had built up a nearly two second lead over Kyle Busch in second. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: Copart 200

Tracking the Trucks: Copart 200

*In a Nutshell:* Mike Skinner took the checkered flag 0.285 seconds ahead of Johnny Sauter to win the Copart 200 at Gateway International Raceway Saturday afternoon. Skinner took the lead after NASCAR black-flagged Matt Crafton for rough driving inside ten laps remaining after Crafton helped cause two wrecks which eliminated several top contenders. Skinner was then able to hold off Johnny Sauter in a green-white-checkered finish for his third win of the season. *Who Should Have Won: Ron Hornaday, Jr.* As has been the case through most races this season, Hornaday, Jr. again had the strongest truck on the track. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks : EnjoyIllinois.com 225

Tracking the Trucks : EnjoyIllinois.com 225

*In a Nutshell:* Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 0.580 seconds ahead of Todd Bodine to win the EnjoyIllinois.com 225 Friday night at Chicagoland Speedway. Busch took the lead for the final time with 19 laps remaining on the way to scoring his fourth win in ten starts this season. Colin Braun, Rick Crawford, and Johnny Sauter rounded out the Top 5. *Who Should Have Won: Kyle Busch.* Busch started in the fourth position and wasted no time working his way to the front. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks : Toyota Tundra 200

Tracking the Trucks : Toyota Tundra 200

*In a Nutshell:* Ron Hornaday, Jr. took the checkered flag 0.944 seconds ahead of Brian Scott to win the Toyota Tundra 200 Saturday night at Nashville Superspeedway. Hornaday, Jr. again appeared to have the most dominant truck on the track, and easily held on to lead through a green-white-checkered finish. Colin Braun, Timothy Peters, and Matt Crafton rounded out the Top 5. *Who Should Have Won: Ron Hornaday, Jr.* Despite having the hood up on the No. 33 Longhorn Chevrolet prior to the pace laps, Ron Hornaday, Jr. made no secret of the fact that he had a very strong truck. He first took the lead on lap 34 when then-leader Timothy Peters got stuck behind the truck of Stacy Compton. Read More »