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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Johnny Benson, Kyle Busch, and Con-Way Freight?

Earlier this season, the Camping World Truck Series was shocked to find out that defending series champion 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 pilot the No. 51 Toyota at the Milwaukee Mile, trying to keep the defending series champ in contention for a top 10 finish in series points. Unfortunately, an injury in a late model race at Berlin Raceway squashed those plans for Benson before they could ever take form. Then, in late July, Iredell County recorded LB Builders had started to build a race shop for Kyle Busch to the tune of $2.4 million.

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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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Tearing Apart the Trucks: A Look at the Halfway Point of the Season, Hornaday Chases a Milestone & Caitlin Shaw Set to Debut

This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series heads to O’Reilly Raceway Park for the 13th race on the 25-race schedule. At this point each year, I like to take a look back at the season so far and ahead to what we can expect for the remainder of the season. …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Randy Moss Motorsports Celebrates 1 Year

As the Camping World Truck Series returns to the track this weekend for the Built Ford Tough 225 presented by The Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers at Kentucky Speedway, Randy Moss Motorsports celebrates its one year anniversary at the same track where the team made its debut. “It is definitely exciting …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2009 Michigan 200

Colin Braun took the checkered flag 1.790 seconds ahead of Kyle Busch to win the Michigan 200 Saturday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway. Braun led less than half the laps Busch did, but he led the most important ones on his way to his first career Truck Series win. Brian Ickler, Matt Crafton and Mike Skinner rounded out the top five.

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At-Track News and Notes – 2009 Lifelock 400 at Michigan

Situated in the backyard of the Big Three automakers, MIS has traditionally been one of the marquee events on the NASCAR schedule. This year however, it has taken on a decidedly different tone. Amid the recent bankruptcy filings of Chrysler and General Motors (both of which were against their will), more questions were raised during the course of the day with the performance of the manufacturers in court and corporately, rather than out on the track.

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Johnny Benson Ousted at Red Horse Racing

After a less than thrilling race at Texas Motor Speedway, the Camping World Truck Series made up for it to the tune of some big news. Monday afternoon, I got home from work and read in disbelief that Johnny Benson‘s No. 1 Red Horse Racing team has shut down due …

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What’s Vexing Vito: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished – Johnny Benson Ousted From Red Horse Racing

“I have a lot of faults Brad, but ingratitude isn’t one of them.” – George C. Scott in Patton – 1970 That line came to mind this week, when it was announced by Red Horse Racing, that defending Camping World Truck Series champion Johnny Benson Jr. was being booted from …

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