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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 »

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 »

Tracking the Trucks : American Commercial Lines 200

Tracking the Trucks : American Commercial Lines 200

*In a Nutshell:* Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 0.122 seconds ahead of Kevin Harvick to win the American Commercial Lines 200 Saturday afternoon at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Busch overcame gear problems on a late race pit stop to rocket to the front and score his fourth win in five starts at Atlanta. Todd Bodine, Mike Skinner, and Terry Cook rounded out the Top 5. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks : San Bernardino County 200

Tracking the Trucks : San Bernardino County 200

*In a Nutshell:* Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 9.023 seconds ahead of Todd Bodine to win the San Bernardino County 200 Saturday afternoon at Auto Club Speedway in California. Busch took the lead for the final time with only seven laps remaining after a late race gas and go pit stop on the way to his first win of the 2009 season. Chad McCumbee, David Starr and T.J. Bell rounded out the Top 5. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks : NextEra Energy Resources 250

Tracking the Trucks : NextEra Energy Resources 250

*In a Nutshell:* Todd Bodine took the checkered flag 0.249 seconds ahead of Kyle Busch to win the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night. Bodine overcame an early race black flag for advancing his position below the double yellow line on his way to victory lane. Terry Cook, rookie J.R. Fitzpatrick and Ron Hornaday, Jr. rounded out the Top 5. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: Ford 200

Tracking the Trucks: Ford 200

*In a Nutshell:* Todd Bodine took the checkered flag 0.232 seconds ahead of rookie Brian Scott to win the Ford 200 Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After starting 18th, Bodine took the lead with just four laps remaining and held on through a green/white/checkered finish to score his third win this season. Meanwhile, Johnny Benson finished one position ahead of Ron Hornaday to win the Truck Series championship by seven points (Benson was seventh, Hornaday eighth). *Who Should Have Won: Kyle Busch.* Busch started ninth after leading the final practice, but a dragging splitter required a pit stop under caution on lap six. Following that stop, the driver of the No. 51 wasted no time moving to the front. He went on to lead 64 laps, but didn't quite have the muscle at the end in dropping to a fourth place finish. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks : Lucas Oil 150

Tracking the Trucks : Lucas Oil 150

*In a Nutshell:* Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag 0.940 seconds ahead of Kyle Busch to win the Lucas Oil 150 Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway. Harvick led the field to the green flag with eight laps remaining, and despite the hard charge Kyle Busch made, the driver and owner of the No. 2 Chevrolet went on to win his first Truck Series race of 2008. Todd Bodine, Brian Scott, and Mike Skinner rounded out the Top 5 finishers. *Who Should Have Won: Kyle Busch.* Busch started on the outside pole and led the first lap after Ron Hornaday, Jr. wrecked. Even after being challenged for the lead after just 50 laps, Busch fought hard on the outside and refused to give up quickly; he went on to lead 90 laps on the way to his fourth runner-up finish of the season. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks : E-Z-GO 200

Tracking the Trucks : E-Z-GO 200

*In a Nutshell:* Ryan Newman took the checkered flag 0.377 seconds ahead of Ron Hornaday, Jr. to win the E-Z-GO 200 Saturday afternoon at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Newman made a last lap pass on teammate Ron Hornaday, Jr. to score a win in his first ever Truck Series start. Denny Hamlin, Todd Bodine and Scott Speed rounded out the Top 5. *Who Should Have Won:* Ron Hornaday, Jr. Hornaday, Jr. ran sixth quickest and started on the outside pole in a field set by owner's points. By the time the field made it to lap 59, Hornaday, Jr. held a six second lead over Kyle Busch and had lapped nearly half of the field. The driver of the No. 33 Camping World Chevrolet took the lead for the first time on lap 10 and went on to lead 110 of the 130 laps run on his way to a runner-up finish. Read More »