Race Weekend Central

The Yellow Stripe: Like it or Not… Toyota’s Here to Stay

After what can most politely be termed as a learning experience for Toyota in year one, there was little doubt in the media, in the garage, or amongst the fans that 2008 would be a completely different story. After Joe Gibbs Racing was safely ensconced in the fold, along with the expertise of renowned engine …

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Bowles-Eye View: Toyota & Kyle Busch the Unconventional Match Made in Heaven

Kyle Busch needed a home. Toyota needed a future. Together, they’ve morphed into an unstoppable force to be reckoned with. Just moments after Busch scored the first victory for the manufacturer in Sprint Cup history – putting them over the hump in just their 40th start – even those closest to him were still digesting …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2008 American Commercial Lines 200 at Atlanta

In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 1.116 seconds ahead of Ron Hornaday Jr. Friday night in Atlanta to win the American Commercial Lines 200. Busch restarted in the lead with just four laps remaining after a short rain delay and promptly ran away from the field, scoring his second consecutive win in …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Joey Clanton Replaced at Roush Fenway Racing

Just a few days after finishing 32nd in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, it was announced that Joey Clanton and Roush Fenway Racing had parted ways. Clanton just made the move with his truck number and sponsor, Zaxby’s, from Wood Brothers/JTG Racing to Roush Fenway during the offseason after sharing the truck with …

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