NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Tracking the Trucks: 2010 Too Tough to Tame 200 at Darlington

Todd Bodine took the checkered flag 0.531 seconds ahead of Timothy Peters to win the Too Tough to Tame 200 Saturday night at Darlington Raceway. Bodine made his final pit stop on lap 77 and managed to come out on top of a fuel gamble thanks to several laps run under caution on the way to the checkers.

Tracking the Trucks: 2010 Lucas Oil 200 at Iowa

After yet another month off and the threat of rain before the green flag, the Truck Series did not disappoint Sunday afternoon. Rookie Austin Dillon beat Johnny Sauter to the checkers by 0.635 seconds to win the Lucas Oil 200 at Iowa Speedway. The driver of the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet took the lead for the final time on lap 154 and held on through the final two cautions and a green-white-checkered finish. Matt Crafton, Ken Schrader and James Buescher rounded out the top five.

Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona

The No. 3 returned to Daytona… and to it’s familiar home in victory lane… on Friday night. In what was a debut race for the Nationwide Series’ Car of Tomorrow, Cup regulars and teams were again up front early and often. Of the 102 laps led, 91 were led by Cup drivers, while all 102 …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Kyle Closes Half His Truck Team – What Now?

As the Camping World Truck Series rolls into Texas Motor Speedway this weekend for the WinStar World Casino 400K, they’ll do so without Tayler Malsam and the No. 56 Toyota, fielded for the the first seven races this season by Kyle Busch Motorsports. But for Malsam, that’s a good thing. Earlier this week, Malsam joined …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Brian Ickler on Running for Roush, Busch & Cows in the Road

Racing in the desert isn’t the most common road to NASCAR, but it’s one that led Brian Ickler from a mirage of his dreams to the reality of a fast-blossoming career. Ickler has raced from Baja to Charlotte, even fielding his own team at the sport’s lower levels before catching the eye of Sprint Cup …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2010 Tech-Net 300 at Charlotte

Saturday at Charlotte was a classic case of role reversal, with a late comer snatching a Nationwide Series race from the dominant driver of the day. In this case, that late comer was none other than Kyle Busch, who charged from two laps down after pitting under green and incurring a speeding penalty to lead …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2010 Kroger 250 at Martinsville

Kevin Harvick showed up and vanquished everyone again. A qualifying rain-out on Friday gifted Harvick the pole, and he took full advantage of it. Harvick led a race high 187 of the 250 laps on his way to the victory in Saturday afternoon’s Kroger 250.

Tearing Apart the Trucks: Johnny Benson, Kyle Busch & Con-way Freight?

Earlier this season, the Camping World Truck Series was shocked to find out that defending series champ Johnny Benson had been released from his No. 1 Red Horse Racing Toyota due to a lack of funding. Shortly afterward, Kyle Busch announced he and Billy Ballew Motorsports were working with their sponsors to allow Benson to …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2009 Built Ford Tough 225 at Kentucky

Ron Hornaday Jr. took the checkered flag 0.135 seconds ahead of Mike Skinner to win the Built Ford Tough 225 Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway. Hornaday Jr. held off a hard-charging Skinner long enough to score his third consecutive and fourth win of the season. Matt Crafton, Timothy Peters and Aric Almirola rounded out the top five.

Tracking the Trucks: 2009 O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas

Mike Skinner was standing on pit road in the rain when he got word he won the rain-shortened O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 presented by World of Warcraft Monday afternoon at Kansas Speedway. Skinner led the field when the red flag flew on Saturday for rain, and found himself in that same top spot when the rain came again on Monday. Reigning champion Johnny Benson finished runner-up to Skinner, with Brian Scott, Ron Hornaday Jr. and Brian Ickler rounding out the top five.

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