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Tracking the Trucks : Dover 200

Tracking the Trucks : Dover 200

*In a Nutshell:* Aric Almirola took the checkered flag 0.898 seconds ahead of James Buescher to win the Dover 200 Friday afternoon at Dover International Speedway. Almirola came from two laps down and maintained the lead on a green-white-checkered finish to score his first career Camping World Truck Series win. Rookie Justin Lofton, Ricky Carmichael and Todd Bodine rounded out the top 5. *Who Should Have Won:* Kyle Busch. Busch's No. 18 Toyota-sponsored Tundra was the truck to beat from the moment on-track activities began Thursday afternoon. Busch led both practice sessions before qualifying on the pole Friday morning. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: O’Reilly Auto Parts 250

Tracking the Trucks: O’Reilly Auto Parts 250

*In a Nutshell:* After a month off and an hour-long rain delay, Johnny Sauter took the checkered flag 5.032 seconds ahead of Ron Hornaday, Jr. to win the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 Sunday afternoon at Kansas Speedway. Sauter started third and remained inside the top 10 all afternoon on the way to his second career Truck Series victory the day after his 32nd birthday. Todd Bodine, Brian Ickler and Johnny Benson rounded out the top 5. *Who Should Have Won:* Johnny Sauter. Sauter started third and led multiple times Sunday afternoon for a total of 101 laps. If there was any doubt the No. 13 Chevrolet was one of the two strongest trucks on the track, that was proven in the closing laps of the race when Sauter pulled out to as much as a five-second lead over second place. And even though there were tense moments with the defending series champion, Sauter managed to keep his head and drive on to his first win this season. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: Nashville 200

Tracking the Trucks: Nashville 200

*In a Nutshell:* Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 0.426 seconds ahead of Kevin Harvick to win the Nashville 200 Friday night at Nashville Superspeedway. Busch managed to lap all but seven of the other competitors on the track to score his 40th career Truck Series win and the first for his newly formed team, Kyle Busch Motorsports. Defending series champion Ron Hornaday, Jr. took third, with points leader Timothy Peters and Todd Bodine rounding out the Top 5. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: Kroger 250

Tracking the Trucks: Kroger 250

*In a Nutshell:* Kevin Harvick showed up and vanquished everyone again. A qualifying rain-out on Friday gifted Harvick the pole, and he took full advantage of it. Harvick led a race high 187 of the 250 laps on his way to the victory in Saturday afternoon's Kroger 250. It is his eighth career Camping World Truck Series victory, and his second this year. It also marks Harvick's fourth victory in as many truck races, dating back to Phoenix in November last season. KHI teammate Ron Hornaday Jr. finished second, followed by Brian Ickler, making his debut for Kyle Busch Motorsports, in third. Timothy Peters and Johnny Benson rounded out the top 5. *Who Should Have Won:* Harvick. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: E-Z-Go 200

Tracking the Trucks: E-Z-Go 200

*In a Nutshell:* Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag 1.308 seconds ahead of Kyle Busch to win the E-Z-Go 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Kevin Harvick dominated the race, leading 100 of the 130 laps run Saturday afternoon on the way his seventh career Camping World Truck Series victory. Aric Almirola, Steve Wallace and Todd Bodine rounded out the Top 5. Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: NextEra Energy Resources 250

Tracking the Trucks: NextEra Energy Resources 250

*In a Nutshell:* Timothy Peters took the checkered flag 0.068 seconds ahead of Todd Bodine to win the NextEra Energy Resources 250 Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway. Peters made a stirring last lap pass on Bodine, holding him off through the tri-oval to score the biggest win of his career and second overall in the series. Dennis Setzer, pole sitter Jason White, and Matt Crafton rounded out the Top 5. *Who Should Have Won: Timothy Peters.* There were a few clear favorites that stood out during a race filled with plenty of twists and turns. Pole sitter Jason White led eight laps, and worked his way through the field multiple times after dropping back. Elliott Sadler led 25 laps early, but got caught up in a lap 32 wreck. Read More »

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 »