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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Truck Series’ Final Showdown for 2007

This is it. This is what you’ve been waiting all season for. Tonight, someone is going to be crowned the 2007 Craftsman Truck Series champion. In the very first “battle of the grandfathers” Ron Hornaday Jr. and Mike Skinner will face off for the final time. Going into the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Skinner …

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Rick Crawford Driver Diary: Home Sweet Homestead

We’ve been to Texas and Phoenix since our last diary. Starting with Texas, our Circle Bar Racing Team went there with the Power Stroke Diesel by International Ford F-150 with our guns loaded and had a top-five finish, but it wasn’t that easy. It sort of left a mark with that last green/white/checkered finish that …

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Mirror Driving: Jeff Gordon No Longer Number 1? Is Parity in NASCAR Done? & Truck Series Fun

Should Jimmie Johnson continue on and win his second straight title, is it fair to say the No. 1 driver in the Hendrick stable is now him – not Jeff Gordon?

Thompson in Turn 5: Johnny Benson Didn’t Get the Memo

I learned something about Johnny Benson this week. It seems the guy is quickly becoming a dinosaur, obsolete within a sport that is evolving in a direction he is neither able or willing to keep up with. Thank goodness he’s still here. Apparently, the veteran Truck Series driver is not up to speed with what …

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Did You Notice? The Best Sophomore NASCAR Class in History? Thoughts From Phoenix & Beyond

Did You Notice? That NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader popped up over in the Gillett Evernham camp this weekend? Patrick Carpentier mentioned him as one of the drivers most responsible for allowing the rookie to adapt to the track so quickly. That could only mean good things for the veteran; Schrader currently is without a ride in …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Wyler & Gaughan Join Forces

It’s no secret it takes money to succeed in NASCAR. Typically a larger team with more resources at hand has more success than a small team. Perhaps that’s why Craftsman Truck Series owners Jeff Wyler and Michael Gaughan have joined forces. Earlier this week, the two announced the formation of Wyler-Gaughan Racing, which will field …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2007 Easy Care Vehicle Service Contracts 200 at Atlanta

In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch took the lead with eight laps remaining to win the Easy Care Vehicle Service Contracts 200 at Atlanta over Ron Hornaday. Johnny Benson, Mark Martin and Mike Skinner rounded out the top five. Busch took the checkered flag 0.971 seconds ahead of his competition to become the first repeat Truck …

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