Tag Archives: Mike Skinner

Friday Faceoff: Is Kevin Harvick Toast?

Kevin Harvick finished 42nd at Chicago after a mid-race crash. Can he rebound and make the cut after Dover, or is his repeat bid toast? Mark Howell, Senior Writer: As the dearly departed Yogi Berra used to say, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” That said: Harvick must win one …

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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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