Race Weekend Central

Tearing Apart the Trucks: Truck Series Pit-Road Rules Save Money – Are They Worth the Savings?

As the Camping World Truck Series rolls into Memphis Motorsports Park for another weekend of great racing, I find myself looking back at the major rule change for the series this season. Prior to the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR announced major pit-road rule changes that would affect every team and their race …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2009 Copart 200 at Milwaukee

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 (June 20) 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 …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2009 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 Busch did, but he led the most important ones on his way to his first career Truck Series win. Brian Ickler, Matt …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Johnny Benson Ousted at Red Horse Racing

After a less than thrilling race at Texas Motor Speedway, the Camping World Truck Series made up for it to the tune of some big news. Monday afternoon, I got home from work and read in disbelief that Johnny Benson‘s No. 1 Red Horse Racing team has shut down due to a lack of operating …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2009 WinStar Casino 400 at Texas

In a Nutshell: Todd Bodine took the checkered flag 1.321 seconds ahead of Matt Crafton to win the WinStar World Casino 400 at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night (June 5). Bodine gambled on fuel strategy and won, scoring his fifth victory at the mile-and-a-half track. Colin Braun, Johnny Benson and Rick Crawford rounded out …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2009 AAA Insurance 200 at Dover

In a Nutshell: Brian Scott took the checkered flag 0.435 seconds ahead of Dennis Setzer to win the rain-delayed AAA Insurance 200 Saturday afternoon at Dover International Speedway. Scott and crew chief Jeff Hensley gambled and didn’t pit on the final caution, allowing Scott to jump to the front of the field and hold on …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: JR Fitzpatrick Debuts With KHI

When the 2009 Camping World Truck Series season began, JR Fitzpatrick planned to run full-time in search of becoming the 2009 Raybestos Rookie of the Year. Last month, all of that changed when TRG Motorsports announced they would run a reduced schedule due to a lack of financial support for the team. At the time, …

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