NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Tearing Apart the Trucks: A Look Back at the Summer Stretch

When the Truck Series rolled into Iowa, the drivers were refreshed and ready to race after a month off. Austin Dillon started out the weekend well, scoring his third consecutive pole position, and throughout the garage, everyone pointed at the No. 3 team as the one to beat. When Sunday rolled around, Dillon proved those predictions to be correct. Just as he had all weekend, the 20-year-old dominated, leading 154 of 205 circuits on the way to his first career victory.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2010 NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Montreal Edition

Oh la la! What a race in Montreal on Sunday, the type where the fans gave a standing ovation longer than some stayed in the stands at Chicagoland this year. That French kiss of fresh energy has everyone buzzing about a second-tier division whose ratings have quietly risen 6% during a year where NASCAR’s sky is falling.

Tracking the Trucks: 2010 Too Tough to Tame 200 at Darlington

Todd Bodine took the checkered flag 0.531 seconds ahead of Timothy Peters to win the Too Tough to Tame 200 Saturday night at Darlington Raceway. Bodine made his final pit stop on lap 77 and managed to come out on top of a fuel gamble thanks to several laps run under caution on the way to the checkers.

Todd Bodine Holds Off Timothy Peters to Tame the Lady in Black

Timothy Peters was on the pole and led laps early, but Todd Bodine used his extensive experience at Darlington to come on late and ended up visiting victory lane once again at the Track Too Tough to Tame. Bodine had previously won at Darlington in the Nationwide Series and now adds a Truck Series victory …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2010 AAA Insurance 200 at ORP

After nearly a year of waiting, Ron Hornaday Jr. returned to victory lane Friday night at O’Reilly Raceway Park. He took the lead for the final time with 48 laps remaining, then held on to beat Kyle Busch to the checkered flag by 2.095 seconds. Matt Crafton, his teammate Johnny Sauter and James Buescher rounded out the top five.

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