NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Tracking the Trucks: 2010 200 at Gateway

After a blackout at Gateway International Raceway forced the postponement of Friday night’s 200, it was Kevin Harvick who came out victorious on a steamy Saturday afternoon, beating Brad Keselowski to the checkers by 5.241 seconds. Harvick overcame a stiff neck and back to dominate, leading 143 of 160 laps on the way to his third win in four starts this season. Johnny Sauter, points leader Todd Bodine and Matt Crafton rounded out the top five.

Tracking the Trucks: 2010 VFW 200 at Michigan

In a race that featured a track record 20 lead changes, as well as a 40-minute red flag for rain, Aric Almirola beat out Truck Series stars Todd Bodine and Kyle Busch Saturday to win at Michigan. Almirola came through with a three-wide charge through the middle on lap 93 and never looked back, scoring his second win of the Truck season and of his career in the 100-lapper. Bodine, Busch, Ron Hornaday Jr. and polesitter Austin Dillon rounded out the top five.

Tracking the Trucks: 2010 WinStar World Casino 400K at Texas

Todd Bodine took the checkered flag 1.007 seconds ahead of Johnny Sauter to win the WinStar World Casino 400K at Texas Motor Speedway Friday night. Bodine held the lead through one green-white-checkered finish to score his sixth career win at the mile-and-a-half track. Rookie Austin Dillon, Mike Skinner and Ken Schrader rounded out the top five.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in the Racing World: 2010 Charlotte/Indy Edition

Technically, the NASCAR Sprint Cup circus didn’t take last week off. But after a 100-lap, four-segment exhibition where only the last 15 minutes seemed worth watching, it’s hard to add to those regular-season trends which typically define this Hot/Not column. So just like everyone else is about to do this Memorial Day Weekend, let’s take …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2010 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte

After a three-hour rain delay, Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 0.228 seconds ahead of Todd Bodine to win the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 in the early hours of Saturday morning. Busch started on the pole and never dropped out the top 10 on the way to his 18th career Camping World Truck Series win. Ron Hornaday Jr., James Buescher and Elliott Sadler rounded out the top five.

Beyond the Cockpit: Truck Warrior Todd Bodine on Style On & Off the Track

It’s one of racing’s most impressive resumes in the garage today: five Sprint Cup poles, 15 wins in the Nationwide Series… and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Todd Bodine is the 2006 Truck Series champion and has the distinction of bringing Toyota its first driver series title and manufacturers’ championship. He has 17 …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2010 Nashville 200

Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 0.426 seconds ahead of Kevin Harvick to win the Nashville 200 Friday night at Nashville Superspeedway. Busch managed to lap all but seven of the other competitors on the track to score his 40th career Truck Series win and the first for his newly formed team, Kyle Busch Motorsports.

From Lifeline to Favorite: Timothy Peters Returns Home to Martinsville Talking Championship

For Timothy Peters, Saturday’s Kroger 250 is his home game. “This place is very special to me,” Peters told media on Friday. “15 minutes from my house, family and friends.” “I’m [just] glad we can run well here. It’s extra pressure to do well.” For Peters, this weekend is an almost storybook continuation for what …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2010 E-Z-Go 200 at Atlanta

Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag 1.308 seconds ahead of Kyle Busch to win the E-Z-Go 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Harvick dominated the race, leading 100 of the 130 laps run Saturday afternoon on the way his seventh career Camping World Truck Series victory. Aric Almirola, Steve Wallace and Todd Bodine rounded out the top five.

Did You Notice? NASCAR 1-Hit Wonders, Potholes Pan TV Ratings & Karma Bites a Start-And-Parker

Did You Notice? Jamie McMurray is the most PR-friendly driver to win the Daytona 500 since Michael Waltrip several years ago? Not only is he a fresh face atop the NASCAR world, but his pure excitement in winning NASCAR’s Super Bowl shines through in everything he does. And whether it’s schmoozing with Regis and Kelly …

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