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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 »

Tracking the Trucks: AAA Insurance 200

Tracking the Trucks: AAA Insurance 200

*In a Nutshell:* Ron Hornaday, Jr. took the checkered flag 0.202 seconds ahead of Mike Skinner to win the AAA Insurance 200 presented by J.D. Byrider Friday night at O'Reilly Raceway Park. Hornaday, Jr. held off a late race charge from Skinner, who had a fresh set of tires, to score his record fourth consecutive Truck Series win. Aric Almirola, Dennis Setzer and Colin Braun rounded out the Top 5. *Who Should Have Won:* Ron Hornaday, Jr. Hornaday, Jr. qualified his No. 33 VFW.org Chevrolet in the fourth position after running fourth in the final practice session. The driver of the No. 33 Chevrolet led twice for a total of 67 laps, the most of any driver, on the way to his 44th career Camping World Truck Series win. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks : Built Ford Tough 225

Tracking the Trucks : Built Ford Tough 225

*In a Nutshell:* Ron Hornaday, Jr. took the checkered flag 0.135 seconds ahead of Mike Skinner to win the Built Ford Tough 225 Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway. Hornaday, Jr. held off a hard charging Skinner long enough to score his third consecutive and fourth win of the season. Matt Crafton, Timothy Peters, and Aric Almirola rounded out the Top 5. *Who Should Have Won: Tayler Malsam.* Malsam started eighth and had a very fast truck, powering to the lead for the first time in his career on lap 47 after pit strategy helped him restart third. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: MemphisTravel.com 200

Tracking the Trucks: MemphisTravel.com 200

*In a Nutshell:* Ron Hornaday, Jr. took the checkered flag 0.653 seconds ahead of Brian Scott to win the MemphisTravel.com 200 Saturday afternoon at Memphis Motorsports Park. Hornaday maintained the lead during a green-white-checkered finish after Tayler Malsam and Dennis Setzer brought out the caution with five laps to go. David Starr, Aric Almirola, and Matt Crafton rounded out the Top 5. *Who Should Have Won: Ron Hornaday, Jr.* For the second week in a row Hornaday, Jr. had the strongest truck on the track and backed it up by scoring his fourth win of the season. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks : Copart 200

Tracking the Trucks : Copart 200

*In a Nutshell:* Ron Hornaday, Jr. took the checkered flag 1.039 seconds ahead of Dennis Setzer to win the rain delayed Copart 200 Saturday afternoon at the Milwaukee Mile. Hornaday held onto the lead on the final restart with just eight laps remaining to score his 41st career victory. Brian Scott, Todd Bodine and James Buescher rounded out the top 5. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: Michigan 200

Tracking the Trucks: Michigan 200

*In a Nutshell:* Colin Braun took the checkered flag 1.790 seconds ahead of Kyle Busch to win the Michigan 200 Saturday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway. Braun led less than half the laps Kyle Busch did, but he led the most important ones on his way to his first career Truck Series win. Brian Ickler, Matt Crafton, and Mike Skinner rounded out the Top 5. *Who Should Have Won: Kyle Busch.* Busch started fourth and made it known early in the running of the Michigan 200 that he had a fast truck. His pit crew got him off of pit road first under a lap 9 caution, and Busch went on to lead 62 of the 100 laps run Saturday afternoon. Read More »

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 »