Truck Series

Tracking the Trucks: WinStar World Casino 400K

*In a Nutshell:* Ron Hornaday, Jr. took the checkered flag 0.936 seconds ahead of rookie Parker Kligerman to win the WinStar World Casino 400K Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Though Hornaday actually crossed the start / finish line in second, he was the beneficiary of a black flag issued to then-leader Johnny Sauter and scored his first win this season. David Mayhew, Brian Ickler and Joey Coulter rounded out the top 5. *Who Should Have Won:* *Ron Hornaday, Jr.* Johnny Sauter and Austin Dillon clearly had the fastest trucks in the field, but Dillon was involved in a wreck with a loose Matt Crafton that took him out of contention for the win though his crew did manage to keep him on the lead lap while making repairs to the No. 3 Chevrolet.

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Germain’s Texas Dominance Stopped?, Arpin’s Debut

Almost a third of the way through the schedule races this season, the Camping World Truck Series heads off to Texas Motor Speedway for a Friday night showdown. Germain Racing teammates Brendan Gaughan and defending champion Todd Bodine have a combined ten wins and 16 top-10 finishes in 26 starts at the mile-and-a-half track. After a dismal start to the 2011 season that featured just one top-10 finish prior to last week's race, Bodine looked to turn things around for the No. 30 team. And that's exactly what happened--after starting tenth, Bodine led nine laps and posted a strong third-place finish that bumped him back inside the top 10 in points. There's no doubt the turnaround couldn't have come at a better time as Bodine rolls into the track that features six of his 21 career Truck Series wins.

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Tracking the Trucks: O’Reilly Auto Parts 250

*In a Nutshell:* Clint Bowyer took the checkered flag 1.695 seconds ahead of Johnny Sauter to win the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway Saturday afternoon. Bowyer took the lead for the final time with 46 laps remaining and checked out from the rest of the field on the way to his third career win in 11 starts. Todd Bodine, James Buescher and rookie Joey Coulter rounded out the top 5.

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Truck Series Celebrates 400th Start

The Camping World Truck Series rolls into Kansas this weekend and celebrates a milestone. The O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 marks the 400th race since the series was first dreamed up in 1994. Born from an idea and a "we'll give it a try" attitude, the Truck Series has turned into more than anyone could have imagined 16 years ago. After a four-race demonstration series was held at Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, CA, a 20-race scheduled was released for the first ever Truck Series season. The inaugural race was held February 5, 1995 at Phoenix International Raceway, where Mike Skinner, behind the wheel of the GM Goodwrench Service Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, beat out Terry Labonte to claim his first of 28 career victories.

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Tracking the Trucks: North Carolina Education Lottery 200

*In a Nutshell:* Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 0.317 seconds ahead of Clint Bowyer to win the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday night. Busch took the lead for the first and only time with seven laps remaining and never looked back. Cole Whitt, James Buescher and Ron Hornaday, Jr. rounded out the top 5. *Who Should Have Won:* *Kyle Busch* In a departure from the usual, Kyle Busch seemed to struggle with handling for much of the race and even spun his No. 18 Toyota to bring out the fourth caution of the night. But despite the handling issues, Busch and crew chief Eric Phillips worked on the truck and managed to pull enough out of it to take the lead when it counted the most. The win marks Busch's third consecutive this season and his 28th career Truck Series victory.

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2011 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte

After claiming the pole, Timothy Peters led for 30 laps and was running solidly in the top five. It looked like Peters was headed for a surefire top finish, but a lap 62 crash ended his night, relegating Peters to a 32nd-place finish. Peters also dropped one spot in points for a total of four positions lost in the last two weeks.

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Raikkonen Set to Debut

At just three years old, Raikkonen knew he was born to race, and it didn't take long to start tallying his success. In 2001, he signed on with the Sauber Forumla 1 team and scored four points-paying finishes. Fast forward to 2007 when Raikkonen finally won the Driver Championship before he left Ferrari at the end of the 2009 season. He spent some time in rally racing and won all six stages in the Rallye Vosgien in France, in late 2010.

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Tracking the Trucks: Lucas Oil 200

*In a Nutshell:* Kyle Busch took the checkered flag under caution ahead of Cole Whitt to win the Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway Friday night. Busch took the lead from Whitt on a restart with 17 laps to go and survived two more restarts before scoring his 27th career Truck Series victory. Matt Crafton, Austin Dillon and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top 5.

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Is Another First-Time Winner at Dover in the Cards This Weekend?

In what has been a very sporadic schedule to start the season, the Camping World Truck Series is back in action tonight at Dover. In 11 Truck Series races at the track, there has never been a repeat winner, but there have been five first-time winners crowned at the Monster Mile. It all started with Jason Leffler, who scored his first and only Truck Series victory at the historic track after leading just a little over a quarter of the laps run. The following season Chad Chaffin led 52 of 200 laps on the way to his first career victory behind the wheel of the No. 18 Dickies Dodge for Bobby Hamilton.

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Tracking the Trucks: Bully Hill Vineyards 200

*In a Nutshell:* Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 1.061 seconds ahead of Nelson Piquet, Jr. to win the Bully Hill Vineyards 200 at Nashville Superspeedway Friday night. Busch restarted second with three laps remaining but was able to dispose of then-leader Ron Hornaday, Jr. by the time the field made it to turn four and held the top spot until the end. Timothy Peters, Hornaday, Jr. and James Buescher rounded out the top-5 finishers. *Who Should Have Won:* *Kyle Busch* It was clear that the No. 18 was the truck to beat from the time it rolled off the hauler. Busch led both practice sessions and backed up that performance with a blistering fast lap that edged 2010 Rookie of the Year Austin Dillon by 0.03 seconds.

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