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Tracking the Trucks: 2006 Smith’s Las Vegas 350

After a season of frustration, Mike Skinner finally broke through to score his first Truck Series win of 2006 Saturday night in the Smith’s Las Vegas 350. Taking the lead on the final restart on lap 126, Skinner held off Ted Musgrave by .309 seconds to score his first career victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

No Chase? Great!

It just occurred to me that with all the things there are to complain about with the Busch and Truck series, (like Buschwhackers, really late start times, Buschwhackers…) they both have one really great rule (or lack of one): no Chase.

Mirror Driving: Who Needs to be Fixed More… Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson or the Chase?

Who was hurt more on Sunday – Kyle Busch or Jimmie Johnson? In particular, what has happened to the No. 48 team since August, and can it be fixed?

Tracking the Trucks: 2006 Sylvania 200 at Loudon

After starting the season without a single Truck Series win, Johnny Benson scored his fourth of the season Saturday night in the Sylvania 200. Starting on the front row, Benson dominated for much of the evening, finishing .691 seconds ahead of polesitter Mike Skinner at the checkered flag.

Mirror Driving: NASCAR Team Orders Gone Bad & Who Would You Kick Out of the Chase?

If you had the power to change NASCAR’s Chase field, would you replace one of the drivers currently in the top 10? Or did all 10 drivers deserve to make it in?

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