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Beyond the Cockpit: Where is Former Truck Series Champion Mike Skinner?

It’s been a few years since inaugural Camping World Truck Series champion Mike Skinner has been in a NASCAR race. Fortunately, when it was time to hang up his helmet, the 28-time winner in NASCAR’s third-tier division sailed off into the sunset with quite the resume. Skinner’s last race was …

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Thee Dixon, First Modern Era African American NASCAR Team Owner, Passes at 76

Thee Carlin Dixon, the first modern era African American team owner in NASCAR, passed away on Feb. 20, 2015. He was 76 years old. Born on Oct. 30, 1938, Dixon was a member of the U.S. Army before transitioning to civilian life. His company, Mansion Decorators, was well-known across the …

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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. Skinner took the lead after NASCAR black-flagged Matt Crafton for rough driving inside ten laps remaining after Crafton helped cause two wrecks which eliminated several top contenders. Skinner was then able to hold off Johnny Sauter in a green-white-checkered finish for his third win of the season. *Who Should Have Won: Ron Hornaday, Jr.* As has been the case through most races this season, Hornaday, Jr. again had the strongest truck on the track.

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Tracking the Trucks: 2009 Lucas Oil 200 at Iowa

*In a Nutshell:* Mike Skinner took the checkered flag ___ seconds ahead of Aric Almirola to win the inaugural Lucas Oil 200 at Iowa Speedway. Skinner took the lead for the final time with 83 laps remaining on the way to his second series win this season. Colin Braun, Ron Hornaday, Jr. and Johnny Sauter rounded out the Top 5.

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Series Debut at Iowa Speedway

After an exciting debut at Chicagoland Speedway last weekend, the Camping Word Truck Series doesn't have to travel far to make its second debut at a new track in as many weeks. Saturday night, Iowa Speedway will host its first ever Camping World Truck Series race. The Nationwide Series visited the 0.875 mile track for the first time last month. They put on a wild race, and we can only expect the same from the Truck Series. Despite the fact that clean air allowed the leader to pull away last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, there was great racing back in the pack. If a mile and a half track can bring three and sometimes four wide racing to the Truck Series, then I can only imagine what a track that's a little more than half that length can bring.

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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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Scott Speed Wins The Indy Battle, But John Andretti Winning The War

Sunday, NASCAR traveled to the hallowed halls of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in their annual attempt to show that if you take 43 stock cars and put them at one of the greatest tracks in the entire world, you really don’t get very good racing. While a caution with thirty laps to go made for a good finish for the fans, it was no help for several of our bubble teams, who were struggling all afternoon and wanted nothing more than for the race to be over. Scott Speed found trouble early, Bill Elliott found it late, and Robby Gordon found it both early and often. To see just what those troubles were -- and if John Andretti was able to hold on to his guaranteed starting spot -- read on in this week’s edition of the bubble breakdown.

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Tracking the Trucks: 2009 AAA Insurance 200 at IRP

*In a Nutshell:* Ron Hornaday, Jr. took the checkered flag 0.202 seconds ahead of Mike Skinner to win the AAA Insurance 200 presented by J.D. Byrider Friday night at O'Reilly Raceway Park. Hornaday, Jr. held off a late race charge from Skinner, who had a fresh set of tires, to score his record fourth consecutive Truck Series win. Aric Almirola, Dennis Setzer and Colin Braun rounded out the Top 5. *Who Should Have Won:* Ron Hornaday, Jr. Hornaday, Jr. qualified his No. 33 VFW.org Chevrolet in the fourth position after running fourth in the final practice session. The driver of the No. 33 Chevrolet led twice for a total of 67 laps, the most of any driver, on the way to his 44th career Camping World Truck Series win.

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