Race Weekend Central

Fanning the Flames: Trucks, Catch Cans & Racing in Kentucky

A few random thoughts while running through the DVR’d version of last Sunday’s LifeLock 400 from Michigan just prior to jumping up and down like a maniac on the white-flag lap: A “Through the Field” segment is not a “through the field” segment when you only run through the top 10, TNT. I’m just clarifying. …

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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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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2009 LifeLock 400 at Michigan

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? I’ve never had a problem with fuel-mileage racing; it’s certainly exciting in its own way. Who would have thought the lead would change twice on the last lap because two different leaders ran out of gas? The mileage issue proved the old adage about better lucky than good, …

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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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Thompson in Turn 5: Kyle Busch Back on Track to 200 Wins?

Kyle Busch’s guitar-smashing antics in victory lane following his NASCAR Nationwide Series win at Nashville Superspeedway seems to have captured the lion’s share of attention after a busy and newsworthy weekend of NASCAR racing. In fact, his questionable victory celebration overshadowed even the fact that the Federated Auto Parts 300 win was Busch’s 51st NASCAR …

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What’s Vexing Vito: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished – Johnny Benson Ousted From Red Horse Racing

“I have a lot of faults Brad, but ingratitude isn’t one of them.” – George C. Scott in Patton – 1970 That line came to mind this week, when it was announced by Red Horse Racing, that defending Camping World Truck Series champion Johnny Benson Jr. was being booted from the No. 1 Toyota Tundra. …

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Mirror Driving: Judging Double-File Restarts, Benson’s Pink Slip, & of Course… Busch & Earnhardt

The latest casualty of the economy is reigning Camping World Truck Series champ Johnny Benson, whose team will shut down effective immediately.

Talking NASCAR TV: TNT’s 1st Effort of the Year Promising, but Issues Remain

HEY FANS! I’VE GOT GOOD NEWS FOR YOU TODAY! THERE ARE NO GOPHERS IN THIS REVIEW! THAT’S RIGHT, NO STINKIN’ GOPHERS IN THIS REVIEW! Note: This is a reference to a YouTube video by the user UrinatingTree. It is adapted from his review of NHL Stanley Cup for the Super Nintendo. I do warn you, …

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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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