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Tracking the Trucks: Lucas Oil 200

Tracking the Trucks: Lucas Oil 200

*In a Nutshell:* Todd Bodine scored his first victory of the year in Friday evening's rain-shortened Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway. The driver of the No. 11 Red Horse Racing Toyota didn't pit when the rest of the field did following the first red flag for rain and held off charges from Parker Kligerman and Kevin Harvick through two restarts en route to his first career victory at the one-mile oval. Kligerman, Harvick, Nelson Piquet, Jr. and Cale Gale rounded out the top 5. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: North Carolina Education Lottery 200

Tracking the Trucks: North Carolina Education Lottery 200

*In a Nutshell:* Justin Lofton took the checkered flag 0.261 seconds ahead of Brad Keselowski in Friday night's North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Lofton took the lead for the final time with just ten laps remaining and held on through one more restart to score his first career Camping World Truck Series victory. Todd Bodine, Jason Leffler and Ron Hornaday, Jr. rounded out the top-5 finishers. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: SFP 250

Tracking the Trucks: SFP 250

*In a Nutshell:* James Buescher took the checkered flag 5.320 seconds ahead of Timothy Peters in Saturday afternoon's SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway. Buescher chased down Brad Keselowski following a round of green-flag pit stops where Buescher took four tires compared to Keselowski's two-tire strategy. From there, the driver of the No. 31 Chevrolet didn't look back, leading the final 11 laps en route to his first career victory. Keselowski, Nelson Piquet, Jr. and Todd Bodine rounded out the top 5. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200

Tracking the Trucks: Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200

*In a Nutshell:* Kasey Kahne won his fourth Camping World Truck Series race in five tries as NASCAR held its first race in eight years at historic Rockingham Speedway in Rockingham, North Carolina. Nelson Piquet, Jr. dominated the race early around the slick 1-mile long track, and opened up big leads during long green-flag stretches, but a key pit-road penalty with just over 20 laps to go allowed Kasey Kahne to streak to the checkered flag unchallenged. James Buescher, Matt Crafton, Johnny Sauter and Timothy Peters rounded out the top 5. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: Kroger 250

Tracking the Trucks: Kroger 250

*In a Nutshell:* Saturday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway could have been renamed the Kevin Harvick show as the Cup driver led 248 of 250 laps en route to his 14th career victory. In an uncharacteristically calm race that was slowed by just seven cautions, Harvick easily led the field and often pulled out front by more than a second during each green-flag run. James Buescher, Justin Lofton and Timothy Peters rounded out the top 5. Read More »

Tracking The Trucks: John King Prevails In Wild NextERA Energy Resources 250

Tracking The Trucks: John King Prevails In Wild NextERA Energy Resources 250

*In a Nutshell:* After spinning out Johnny Sauter to take the lead, rookie John King was in front when the caution fell during the last lap of a green-white-checkered finish. Since it was the third attempt, NASCAR ended the race under yellow and the rookie took the checkers in just his eighth career start in the series. Buzzwords to describe this one: Bizarro. Surreal. Wild wrecks. And... easily one of the top 3 upsets in Truck Series history, ever. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: Ford 200

*In a Nutshell:* With just 17 laps remaining, the rain started to fall once again over Homestead-Miami Speedway, and just two laps later the field sat on pit road under the red flag with Johnny Sauter in the top spot. Less than ten minutes after drivers parked on pit road, NASCAR called the race, ending the 2011 season 22.5 miles short. Kevin Harvick, Nelson Piquet, Jr. and Joey Coulter rounded out the top 5. *Who Should Have Won:* *Johnny Sauter* In a rain-shortened race, it's always hard to guess who would have come out on top had the full distance been run. But Sauter had quite the truck in the laps leading up to the caution that ultimately ended the race. For the final 40 laps, the driver of the No. 13 Chevrolet held the top spot, though competitor Denny Hamlin kept closing the gap. Despite a move by Hamlin to the outside, a loose Sauter managed to hang on to the top spot before exclaiming, 'It's raining!' on his radio right after he nearly slid up the track into Hamlin. Sauter led a total of 44 laps en route to his second victory this season. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: WinStar World Casino 350K

Tracking the Trucks: WinStar World Casino 350K

*In a Nutshell:* Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag 0.294 seconds ahead of points leader Austin Dillon to win the WinStar World Casino 350K Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. In a race that was slowed by just six cautions--four came within the first 60 laps--Harvick held the lead on a green-white-checkered finish for his fourth win of the season. Ty Dillon, Nelson Piquet, Jr. and Matt Crafton rounded out the top 5. *Who Should Have Won:* *Kevin Harvick* clearly had a strong truck in the late stages of the race Friday night. After starting tenth, the driver of the No. 2 Hunt Brothers Chevrolet worked his way through the field, pulling out to a nearly four-second lead before a caution with just five laps remaining. Harvick led four times for a race high 61 laps en route to his fourth victory this season. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: Kroger 200

Tracking the Trucks: Kroger 200

*In a Nutshell:* Denny Hamlin passed Austin Dillon and Ron Hornaday, Jr. to take the checkered flag by 1.210 seconds over Hornaday on Saturday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway. Dillon, Johnny Sauter, and Joey Coulter rounded out the top 5. *Who Should Have Won:* *Denny Hamlin.* Driving the powerhouse No. 18 for Kyle Busch Motorsports at a track where he has dominated in the Cup Series, Hamlin led twice for 68 laps, more than any other driver. Hamlin was masterful on the final restart, when it looked as if the battle was going to come down to Hornaday and Dillon, but both of them got a slow start and Hamlin was able to capitalize, diving to the inside to pass the title contenders. He then drove away to take the checkers for his first CWTS win and to become the 23rd driver to post wins across all three national touring series. Read More »