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Tracking the Trucks: 2006 Ford 200 at Homestead

Mark Martin, making his final Truck Series start for Roush Racing, won his grand finale Friday night in the Ford 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The win was Martin's sixth of the season in just 14 starts. Second-place Brendan Gaughan finished 2.613 seconds behind Martin, with Erik Darnell, Bobby Hamilton Jr. and Jack Sprague rounding out the top five.

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Todd Bodine Doesn’t Have the Trophy… Yet

Get ready for an exciting weekend of racing in the Craftsman Truck Series. That's right... it's that time again. Championship weekend. Sure, most eyes will be on the Nextel Cup Series Chase for the Cup, but my eyes sit on the Craftsman Truck Series race. And although he has a 112-point cushion over second place Johnny Benson, Todd Bodine doesn't have it officially in the bag quite yet.

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Tracking the Trucks: 2006 Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix

Polesitter Johnny Benson went from first... to last... to first again, winning his fifth career Craftsman Truck Series race in Phoenix Friday night after spinning out on the first lap of the race. Benson finished 0.429 seconds ahead of Mark Martin in the Casino Arizona 150. Mike Skinner, Todd Bodine, and Matt Crafton rounded out the top five.

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Battle Royale… with Trucks?

There's a championship battle heating up, and it's not in Nextel Cup with its made for TV, NFL-wannabe Chase (although those points are artificially tight). It's not in the NASCAR Busch Series, either - that title could be wrapped up as soon as Friday night, even though there's still five races remaining in the season. No, the points race this year finds itself in the Craftsman Truck Series... where things find themselves just getting heated up.

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Tracking the Trucks: 2006 John Deere 250 at Talladega

Mark Martin scored his fifth win of the 2006 season Saturday afternoon in the John Deere 250, taking the checkered flag under caution over Mike Skinner after a wild four-truck wreck occurred on the race's final lap. Ted Musgrave, Todd Bodine and AJ Allmendinger rounded out the top five finishers in the first Truck race ever held at Talladega.

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Scanner Static: Kansas Puts On a Hall of Fame Show

The only track of similar size and shape to Kansas that I like better is Charlotte, and Kansas has supplanted Atlanta as No. 2 on my list. I think they do a great job there and the races are spectacular. This may have been the most exciting finish to a NASCAR race since Carl Edwards won in Atlanta. I agreed with the decision not to send the Hall of Fame to Kansas City, but it would be a criminal shame if this track is ever removed from the Chase lineup. Fortunately, I don't think that will happen.

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Mirror Driving: Who Needs To Be Fixed More… Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson, or the Chase?

Who was hurt more on Sunday - Kyle Busch or Jimmie Johnson? In particular, what has happened to the No. 48 team since August, and can it be fixed?

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Tracking the Trucks: 2006 Sylvania 200 at Loudon

After starting the season without a single Truck Series win, Johnny Benson scored his fourth of the season Saturday night in the Sylvania 200. Starting on the front row, Benson dominated for much of the evening, finishing .691 seconds ahead of polesitter Mike Skinner at the checkered flag. Kyle Busch, Todd Bodine and David Starr rounded out the top-five finishers.

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