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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Stater Brothers 300 at Fontana

When one thinks of Fontana, chances are they’re not thinking of wild finishes. But in what was an uncharacteristically entertaining race for a track that even Marty Reid admitted was conducive to “freight training” (or maybe ESPN actually did their jobs for once), Kyle Busch turned the tables on teammate Joey Logano. After Logano beat …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Farewell 2009 Season… It’s Been a Great Ride!

As we close in on the final race of the 2009 Camping World Truck Series season, it’s hard to believe all that has happened over the last 24 races. We’ve had first-time winners, the defending champion finding himself without a ride, rule changes and more. So, in honor of the end of yet another exciting …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2009 Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix

Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag under caution ahead of Kyle Busch to win the Lucas Oil 150 Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway. Harvick took the lead for the final time on lap 96 and held on through a green-white-checkered finish to score his fourth career Truck Series victory at the 1-mile track. Aric Almirola, Ron Hornaday Jr. and Matt Crafton rounded out the top five.

Tearing Apart the Trucks: Busy News Week

As the Camping World Truck Series rolls into Phoenix International Raceway this weekend, Ron Hornaday Jr. has a chance to clinch the 2009 championship with a race win amongst an assortment of other scenarios. But aside from the impending fourth championship for the 51-year-old driver, this week has been full of news as we close …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2009 Copart 200 at Gateway

Mike Skinner took the checkered flag 0.285 seconds ahead of Johnny Sauter to win the Copart 200 at Gateway International Raceway Saturday afternoon. Skinner took the lead after NASCAR black-flagged Matt Crafton for rough driving inside 10 laps remaining after Crafton helped cause two wrecks which eliminated several top contenders. Skinner was then able to hold off Sauter in a green-white-checkered finish for his third win of the season.

Tearing Apart the Trucks: 2009 Bristol Breakdown & More

Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 2.721 seconds ahead of Matt Crafton to win the O’Reilly 200 Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch took the lead from Jason White on lap 124 and never looked back on the way to his third Camping World Truck Series victory this season. Ron Hornaday Jr., Ryan Newman and Brian Scott rounded out the top five.

Tracking the Trucks: 2009 Toyota Tundra 200 at Nashville

Ron Hornaday Jr. took the checkered flag 0.944 seconds ahead of Brian Scott to win the Toyota Tundra 200 Saturday night at Nashville Superspeedway. Hornaday Jr. again appeared to have the most dominant truck on the track, and easily held on to lead through a green-white-checkered finish. Colin Braun, Timothy Peters and Matt Crafton rounded out the top five.

Tracking the Trucks: 2009 MemphisTravel.com 200 at Memphis

Ron Hornaday Jr. took the checkered flag 0.653 seconds ahead of Brian Scott to win the MemphisTravel.com 200 Saturday afternoon at Memphis Motorsports Park. Hornaday maintained the lead during a green-white-checkered finish after Tayler Malsam and Dennis Setzer brought out the caution with five laps to go. David Starr, Aric Almirola and Matt Crafton rounded out the top five.

Tracking the Trucks: 2009 Copart 200 at Milwaukee

Ron Hornaday Jr. took the checkered flag 1.039 seconds ahead of Dennis Setzer to win the rain delayed Copart 200 Saturday afternoon at the Milwaukee Mile. Hornaday held onto the lead on the final restart with just eight laps remaining to score his 41st career victory. Brian Scott, Todd Bodine and James Buescher rounded out the top five.

5 Points to Ponder: 2009 Autism Speaks 400 at Dover Edition

Speaking of young guns, I’ve heard a couple of people blame Joey Logano for the late-race contact with Kyle Busch that essentially gave the win to the No. 88 team. I’ve been a Logano critic since the hype machine first fired up, but there is absolutely no validity to those thoughts that the contact was all on him. Busch was restarting with a tire going down and when he drove it off into turn 1, he had to get off the gas to not lose the car… forcing Logano to get into the back of him. That left the move as nothing more than a racing accident… it’s that simple.

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