The big news coming out of Rockingham this week was the installment of SAFER barriers at a hefty $1 million per mile.
Before we start, an interesting bit came out of Saturday night’s post-race press conference with winning car owner Jack Roush.
*In a Nutshell:* See Kevin Harvick. See Kevin Harvick go fast. See Kevin Harvick have enough horsepower and saved fuel on the final restart to get away from Kyle Busch. See Kevin Harvick win. Caution flags are the only one that kept this one close, with Harvick leading 44 of the 53 laps run en route to the win. Kyle Busch made his way up to second and managed to keep up with Harvick during the final green-white-checker restart, but Happy managed to get a drive on the high side through turn 1 that put this one away. Busch, James Buescher, Johnny Sauter and Austin Dillon rounded out the top 5.
After what was an agonizingly slow start to season–as usual–suddenly the Camping World Truck Series has already hit the halfway point of the season. With just 12 races remaining, the 2011 campaign has already shaped up to be one of the more competitive ones in a few years.
Following the Lucas Deep Clean 200 at Nashville Superspeedway two weeks ago, Johnny Sauter held a 42 point lead over third place James Buescher, but that lead closed up considerably after last week’s visit to Lucas Oil Raceway. After waiting too long to change out a tire going flat, the driver of the No. 13 Chevrolet broke a swaybar and was forced to limp his way around the track to a disappointing 23rd-place finish. As a result, the top 7 are now separated by just 46 points with 12 races remaining.
Mike Dillon is the Vice President of Competition for Richard Childress Racing and the owner of Team Dillon Racing, the organization’s development team.
The mood around Raceway Park this weekend was muted considering everyone though it’d be the last time they’d see the Truck and the Nationwide series.
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Timothy Peters took the checkered flag 2.645 seconds ahead of James Buescher to win the AAA Insurance 200 Friday night at Lucas Oil Raceway.
The Camping World Truck Series rolls into Lucas Oil Raceway tonight for what is likely the last visit for the series to the 0.686-mile oval.
There is no longer room at the NASCAR inn for Lucas Oil Raceway Park.
NASCAR’s Cup Series has the week off so the Power Rankings turns its focus this Wednesday towards the drivers trying desperately to make it there.