Race Weekend Central

Tracking the Trucks: 2009 Heluva! Good 200 at Loudon

In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 0.560 seconds ahead of Ron Hornaday Jr. to win the Heluva! Good 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon. Busch took the lead during a round of green-flag pit stops in the late stages of the race, and never looked back despite having to face …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2009 Copart 200 at Gateway

In a Nutshell: Mike Skinner took the checkered flag 0.285 seconds ahead of Johnny Sauter to win the Copart 200 at Gateway International Raceway Saturday afternoon (Sept. 12). 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. …

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Mike Bliss the Latest Casualty of Phoenix Racing

Last week, everyone following the Nationwide Series was left scratching their heads as to why CJM Racing chose to let go of promising rookie Scott Lagasse Jr. despite knocking on the door of the top 10 in points and having a sponsor happy with their wheelman. Since that move was indeed a head-scratcher, I’m still …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2009 WinStar Casino 400 at Texas

In a Nutshell: Todd Bodine took the checkered flag 1.321 seconds ahead of Matt Crafton to win the WinStar World Casino 400 at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night (June 5). Bodine gambled on fuel strategy and won, scoring his fifth victory at the mile-and-a-half track. Colin Braun, Johnny Benson and Rick Crawford rounded out …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2009 Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Edition

What a race Sunday! The Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway gave fans the tight racing action they have been yearning for since before the season began. The close racing amongst competitors individually made the race well worth watching, as did the fact that some unexpected drivers had good runs on the tricky …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2009 Kroger 250 at Martinsville

In a Nutshell: Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag under caution ahead of Ron Hornaday Jr. to win the Kroger 250 Monday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway. Harvick took the lead inside 10 laps to go and held on through a green-white-checkered finish to score his first Truck Series win outside of Phoenix International Raceway. Mike …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Johnny Sauter on Tackling the Truck Series, the Economy & Video Games?

Johnny Sauter has been batted around like a pinball through NASCAR’s Cup and Nationwide Series the last two years. After giving Cup a second chance with Haas CNC Racing in 2007, a season of promise in the No. 70 Chevrolet turned into a season-ending release, and Sauter spent most of 2008 jumping around from ride …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Let’s Go Racing Boys!

Here we are again. Another offseason is coming to a close and the Truck Series is ready to hit the track once again. Time to shake the cobwebs out of your head and get ready for what should be yet another exciting season of Truck Series racing. For the first time since its inaugural year, …

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