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10 Points to Ponder… After the 2008 Ford 400 at Homestead

1. It’s Still The Thought That Counts – NASCAR drivers Geoffrey Bodine and Scott Wimmer will join the National Hot Rod Association’s Hillary Will and Arie Luyendyk Jr. of the Indy Racing League in a tour of U.S. military bases in Iraq and Kuwait. Billed as “The Racing Heroes 2008 Goodwill Tour,” the four racecar …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2008 Ford 200 at Homestead

In a Nutshell: Todd Bodine took the checkered flag 0.232 seconds ahead of rookie Brian Scott to win the Ford 200 Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After starting 18th, Bodine took the lead with just four laps remaining and held on through a green/white/checkered finish to score his third win this season. Meanwhile, Johnny Benson …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Craftsman’s Truck Series Tenure Ends in Style

Here we are at the end of yet another year of Craftsman Truck Series racing. It sure has been fun watching Ron Hornaday Jr. and Johnny Benson swap the top spot in the standings. With just one race remaining on the schedule to settle it all, the championship is still up for grabs. Benson currently …

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Voice of Vito: You Were Always On My Mind – Johnny Benson Ponders His Future in NASCAR

A lot of things must have been going through Johnny Benson’s mind Friday night at Phoenix. Chief among them was probably, “…why did I just do that…” midway through a race while preparing to absorb the impact of a blast into the wall between turns 1 and 2 – with innocent bystander TJ Bell in …

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Fan’s View: “3”

“3” Face it, the number makes you smile. You’re driving down the road and the truck you’re passing has it plastered on his rear doors in a shameless homage to a past hero. Maybe you honk. Even if you don’t, just seeing it puts a grin on your face. NASCAR Nation lives! Thusly, I have …

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10 Points to Ponder… After the 2008 Checker Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix

1. Monkey See… Monkey Do – The nip and tuck championship battle between Ron Hornaday and Johnny Benson Jr. continues after the two squared off at Phoenix Friday night in the Lucas Oil 150. The fact the two Craftsman Truck Series drivers continued their points fight was made more remarkable after Hornaday incurred significant damage …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2008 Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix

In a Nutshell: Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag 0.940 seconds ahead of Kyle Busch to win the Lucas Oil 150 Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway. Harvick led the field to the green flag with eight laps remaining, and despite the hard charge Busch made, the driver and owner of the No. 2 Chevrolet …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2008 Chevy Silverado 350K at Texas

In a Nutshell: Ron Hornaday Jr. took the checkered flag 0.958 seconds ahead of Kyle Busch to win the Chevy Silverado 350K Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Hornaday earned his way back onto the lead lap, took the top spot on lap 108 and never looked back. Johnny Benson, Todd Bodine and rookie Colin …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Camping World Joins the Truck Series

The Camping World Truck Series kinda has a nice ring to it doesn’t it? After a nearly season-long search, the wait is finally over. There’s no more need to wonder who might sponsor the truck series and what might have happened if NASCAR hadn’t been able to find a sponsor. Last week, NASCAR announced that …

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