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Tracking the Trucks: 2007 Built Ford Tough 225 at Kentucky

Mike Skinner won his fourth race of the season Saturday night in the Built Ford Tough 225 at the Kentucky Speedway. Skinner beat runner-up Travis Kvapil by 5.570 seconds. Ted Musgrave, who returned to the No. 9 after a one-week suspension, finished third. Ryan Mathews and David Green rounded out the top five.

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Remembering Davey Allison – Part II

Robert Yates Racing, and the team's talented young driver Davey Allison made their official debut at the 1989 Daytona 500. Things got off to an inauspicious start. Davey was running well when Geoff Bodine got into his rear bumper and sent the 28 car spinning. The car rolled but came down on all four wheels, and Allison limped off to the pits, where the crew was able to repair the car well enough to get him back out there for points. Allison finished 25th in that years 500. After the race Davey had some harsh words for Geoff and a short scuffle broke out. It was just the beginning of a lot of frustration for what amounted to a new team going through some teething pains. There were some bright spots, like a sixth at Rockingham and a 2nd at Darlington, but there were also an uncharacteristic amount of engine failures that season, as Yates tried to adjust to his dual role as team owner and engine man, both of which are full-time jobs.

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: Dragged A Jeff Gordon Beanie Around Lately? A Reality Check

You know the guy (heck, maybe you ARE the guy). He parades around the track with the little Jeff Gordon doll in the noose dragging behind, just hoping someone will kick it around. He (or she) boos Tony Stewart vehemently during driver intros. He calls Jimmie Johnson all kinds of unprintable things that have nothing to do with his racing ability. He is pretty vocal about whether Jack Roush is well, a nice guy or not. He has already decided that he will no longer be a Junior fan because Junior is going to drive for Hendrick Motorsports.

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Remembering Davey Allison – Part I

If there was ever a child born to be a racecar driver, it was Davey Allison. If there was ever a racecar driver who never forgot his roots, and always had a few moments to sign an autograph, answer a question or smile for a photo with a fan, it was Davey Allison. And if there was ever a hero of the sport who left us too soon, it was Davey Allison.

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Brad Keselowski, JR Motorsports May Be Perfect Match

Every once in a while in racing you see that perfect match - a struggling driver or team turning the corner when surrounded by the right people. Teams often swap crew chiefs within its own organization in an effort to jumpstart poor performance, but beginning this week at Chicagoland, it will be both a young driver and a struggling race team depending on each other to live up to their respective expectations in the Busch Series.

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That’s History Profile: Fred Lorenzen

Fred Lorenzen got started early in racing's golden era as well, having built his first car when he was 13 years old. His first race in NASCAR's premier division was as at 1-mile dirt track in Langhorne, Penn. He took home a paltry $25 for his efforts, but it was the beginning of a very successful, if short-lived, career. USAC championships in 1958 and 1959 would follow; however, his career really took off in 1961. A 1960 Christmas present in the form of a December 24th phone call from John Holman, half of the legendary Ford affiliated racing team Holman-Moody, was the gift that launched Lorenzen into NASCAR.

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Voices from the Heartland: With 10 to Go, Teammates Know How You Make Your Bed!

I may be a simplified country boy who enjoys, among other things, carp fishing with a shotgun, I was always brought up under the notion that "you reap what you sow." If Kyle Busch's teammates were unwilling to help him, well, they must have had their reasons for hanging him out to dry. One could speculate on why they did it, but the real reasons are those that only people who are around Kyle all the time, his teammates, know for sure. In other words, "You make your bed, you lie in it."

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Fanning the Flames: Frances Among Several Families Searching For Strength While Facing Tragedy

The tragic events of Tuesday, when a small plane manned by Dr. Bruce Kennedy and Michael Klemm crashed into a suburban Orlando home, killing five people, it made the events of this past weekend's Daytona thriller seem trivial at best. Kennedy was the husband of ISC President and NASCAR executive Lesa France Kennedy, while Klemm was a NASCAR Aviation pilot.

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Rating the Nextel Cup Rookies: 2007 Midterm Report Card

Now that the Pepsi 400 is in the record books, the 2007 Nextel Cup Series officially enters the second half of its racing season. While that means much welcomed visits to familiar tracks for this year's rookie class, there's still one major obstacle they have yet to endure before moving forward - Professor Lumbis's dreaded midterm grades. My evaluation isn't exactly on the top of their list of concerns; however, it would not be a bad idea for each of these drivers to analyze the first half of their season, learning whatever lessons they can to help make the remaining months as successful as humanly possible.

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