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Tearing Apart the Trucks: 2009 Bristol Breakdown and More

*In a Nutshell:* 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 5. *Who Should Have Won:* Mike Skinner. The driver of the No. 5 Exide Toyota started on the outside pole and pulled to commanding lead when the green flag flew. Despite multiple challenges by pole sitter Ryan Newman, Skinner remained in the top spot until pit stops under the first caution flag.

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Tracking the Trucks: 2009 Toyota Tundra 200 at Nashville

*In a Nutshell:* 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 5. *Who Should Have Won: Ron Hornaday, Jr.* Despite having the hood up on the No. 33 Longhorn Chevrolet prior to the pace laps, Ron Hornaday, Jr. made no secret of the fact that he had a very strong truck. He first took the lead on lap 34 when then-leader Timothy Peters got stuck behind the truck of Stacy Compton.

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Tracking the Trucks: 2009 MemphisTravel.com 200 at Memphis

*In a Nutshell:* 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 5. *Who Should Have Won: Ron Hornaday, Jr.* For the second week in a row Hornaday, Jr. had the strongest truck on the track and backed it up by scoring his fourth win of the season.

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Tracking the Trucks: 2009 Copart 200 at Milwaukee

*In a Nutshell:* 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 5.

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

*Scott impresses* Jimmie Johnson’s win in this week’s Cup Series event at Dover may not have been a surprise... but the results across the two other national series at the one-mile oval certainly were. Brad Keselowski was in the right spot at the right time in Saturday’s Nationwide race when Joey Logano got into Kyle Busch, who was restarting from the lead with just a handful of laps to go. It was only career win No. 3 for Keselowski in the series, who is expected to make the full-time jump to Sprint Cup in 2010.

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Tracking the Trucks: 2009 AAA Insurance 200 at Dover

*Who Should Have Won:* Kyle Busch. Busch started 10th and wasted no time working his way to the front, passing multiple cars on the first lap after the green flag flew. Numerous times, Kyle Busch made the same moves throughout the race, always resulting in him pulling into the lead. Busch went on to lead the most laps--133 of 200--before a right front tire failure and the resulting hard hit on the outside wall ended his run to the win. The driver of the No. 51 Miccosukee Resort and Gaming Toyota was left to settle for a 9th place finish.

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Tracking the Trucks: 2008 Ford 200 at Homestead

Todd Bodine took the checkered flag 0.232 seconds ahead of rookie Brian Scott to win the Ford 200 Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After starting 18th, Bodine took the lead with just four laps remaining and held on through a green/white/checkered finish to score his third win this season. Meanwhile, Johnny Benson finished one position ahead of Ron Hornaday to win the Truck Series championship by seven points (Benson was seventh, Hornaday eighth).

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: NASCAR Announces an Engine Change and More

Over the Labor Day break, Bobby Hamilton Racing-VA has closed the doors on the No. 4 Dodge until further notice, so all team efforts can be focused on the No. 18 truck driven by Dennis Setzer. Since the announcement, Stacy Compton's No. 4 Dodge has withdrawn from this weekend's entry list.

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: 2008 Rookies Start to Improve

Last weekend at Mansfield Motorsports Park, rookie of the year contender Donny Lia surprised himself and the world of NASCAR with his last lap pass on David Starr to score his first career Craftsman Truck Series victory in just his eighth start. When Starr took the white flag for the final half-mile around the track, his first win since 2006 seemed inevitable until heavy contact from Lia caused the truck to break loose from the driver of the No. 11 Pit-Now.com Toyota Tundra.

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