Tag Archives: Stacy Compton

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

This week, NASCAR announced an engine change in the Craftsman Truck Series. Effective September 3rd, 2008, Section 20B-5.10.4 of the rulebook now states, "At all Events, unless otherwise specified, all engines with a cylinder bore spacing less than 4.470 inches must compete using a tapered spacer with four 1.125-inch diameter holes. At all Events, unless otherwise specified, all engines with a cylinder bore spacing of 4.470 inches or more must compete using a tapered spacer with four 1.100-inch diameter holes. Unless otherwise authorized, the carburetor restrictor will be issued by NASCAR." The rule change doesn't specifically mention the Toyota nameplate, but they are the only manufacturer affected by it; as a result of the spacer, 15-20 horsepower will be reduced from those trucks affected. The change is also nearly identical to the one made in the Nationwide Series in July.

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Tracking the Trucks: 2008 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte

In a Nutshell: Matt Crafton took the checkered flag 0.184 seconds ahead of Chad McCumbee to win the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Friday night at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Crafton survived a green-white-checkered finish to score his first career victory after a flurry of late cautions changed the complexion of the race. Brendan Gaughan, Erik Darnell, and Rick Crawford rounded out the top five finishers.

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: The Final Showdown for 2007

This is it. This is what you've been waiting all season for. Tonight, someone is going to be crowned the 2007 Craftsman Truck Series Champion. In the very first "battle of the grandfathers" Ron Hornaday Jr. and Mike Skinner will face off for the final time. Going into the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Skinner holds only a slim 29-point advantage over Hornaday Jr.

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