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Sauter Wins First Truck Series Race

September 27, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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Sauter Wins First Truck Series Race

Persistence is a virtue for Johnny Sauter as he finally got his first victory Saturday in the Camping World Truck Series, just ahead of his ThorSport Team mate Matt Crafton in the Las Vegas 350. Just a rookie in the Camping World Truck Series, but with three wins in the Nationwide Series. Sauter passed his team mate on the outside exiting Turn 2 on the 130th lap of a scheduled 146 laps on the 1.5-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway and then pulled away to cross the line 2.47 seconds ahead of Crafton.
It must feel great to finally get his first …read more

Ron Hornaday Wins the Built Ford Tough 225

July 22, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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Ron Hornaday Wins the Built Ford Tough 225

Ron Hornaday has been running hot and fast on the Camping World Truck Series lately. Saturday night he continued his winning ways on the series by taking his third consecutive victory in the Camping World Truck Series Built Ford Tough 225 held at Kentucky Speedway. This win is the fourth of the Camping World Truck Series for Hornaday and extends his overall lead in the series over second place racer Matt Crafton to 96 points. Hornaday was patient and waited for his moment
and then with 24 laps remaining he made his move. The race had to be restarted on lap …read more

Benson Wins For Second Week in a Row

July 26, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Benson Wins For Second Week in a Row

NASCAR veteran, Johnny Benson, held off Ron Hornaday in a two-lap shootout for the checkers to win the Power Stroke Diesel 200 on Friday night at O’Reilly Raceway Park. Hornaday took the lead from polesitter Bobby East back on lap 5 and went onto lead a race high 153 laps before surrendering the lead to the charging Benson on lap 162.
There were a record-tying 11 cautions during the event, the last of which came on lap 195 when Benson’s Bill Davis Racing teammate, Michael Annett, spun while trying to race Rick Crawford for position inside the top-five. The accident setup …read more

Johnny Benson Wins at Kentucky With a Daring 4-Wide Pass

July 20, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Johnny Benson Wins at Kentucky With a Daring 4-Wide Pass

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Johnny Benson won his second race of the season and took the points lead for the first time in 2008 after making a 4-wide pass with just 32 laps remaining in the Built Ford Tough 225 Saturday at Kentucky Speedway. As the field restarted on lap 119, Benson was third in line behind Bill Davis Racing teammate, Michael Annett, and Dennis Setzer, and the lapped truck of Chad Chaffin was on the inside. Benson and Setzer both attempted the pass on Michael Annett at the same time, and Chaffin moved to the …read more

Hornaday Dominates Memphis; Takes Points Lead

June 29, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Hornaday Dominates Memphis; Takes Points Lead

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Ron Hornaday started Saturday night’s O’Reilly 200 at Memphis Motorsports Park from the third position, but took the lead on lap 76 of the scheduled 200-lap race, and overcame a green-white-checkered finish to lead the final 129 laps and 139 laps overall to pick up his third win of the season for Kevin Harvick Inc. in the Craftsman Truck Series. In doing so, Hornaday also jumped up three spots in the rankings, moving past Johnny Benson, Todd Bodine, and Matt Crafton, to take over the top spot in the standings. It also extended Hornaday’s …read more

Benson Won’t Be Denied This Time

June 21, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Benson Won’t Be Denied This Time

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After losing the race last weekend to Erik Darnell in hearbreaking fashion, Johnny Benson won the Camping World RV Sales 200 at the Milwuakee Mile for the third straight year, also giving he and Bill Davis Racing their first win of the season in the Craftsman Truck Series.
Benson exited the pits with the lead after a caution for light rain on lap 146, and then NASCAR again stopped the race, this time red-flagging it for lightning with only fifty laps remaining. From there, Benson went unchallenged as he raced his way to …read more

Hornaday Edges Busch on Restart to Get the Win

June 7, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Hornaday Edges Busch on Restart to Get the Win

Ron Hornaday picked up his 35th career victory in the Craftsman Truck Series on Friday – and, his first at Texas Motor Speedway – as he held off Kyle Busch on a green-white-checkered restart to get the win at the Sam’s Town 400. The restart was setup after rookie, Scott Speed, slammed into the wall with only 2 laps remaining in the scheduled 167-lap event.
Busch had to start in the back of the field because he was not there to qualify his truck himself on Thursday, due to his commitment to run three races over the weekend in three different …read more

Speed Finds Speed at Dover

May 31, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Speed Finds Speed at Dover

For the third consecutive week, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series crowned a first-time winner, and this time in came in the form of former F1 Series driver, Scott Speed. In only his sixth career start in the Truck Series, Speed drove away from the field after a late restart in the race, and cruised on into Victory Lane to win the AAA Insurance 200 at Dover, topping his best previous finish, which was 8th at Kansas.
Jack Sprague held off his Kevin Harvick Inc. racing teammate, Ron Hornaday, to finish second, while Travis Kvapil finished fourth, and last week’s race winner, …read more

Crafton Gets First Truck Series Win

May 17, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Crafton Gets First Truck Series Win

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It took awhile – 178 races to be exact – but, Matt Crafton has finally won his first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race by holding off Chad McCumbee in a green-white-checkered shootout Friday night in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
Kyle Busch appeared as though he was headed for another victory, leading 86 of the 136 laps, but he was involved in an accident with Ron Hornaday back on lap 104 that sent both trucks spinning into the Turn 3 wall. Busch suffered significant damage to the …read more

Busch Pulls A Double

March 8, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Busch Pulls A Double

Kyle Busch made it two in a row in the Craftsman Truck Series on Friday night by holding off Ron Hornaday to win the Commercial Lines 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The race went under caution on lap 112 due to rain showers, at which time Busch opted to pit. With the race being under yellow for only three laps, this forced Hornaday to pit, thus surrendering the lead. The race would later fall under red flag conditions for nearly ten minutes – again for rain – with only four laps remaining. Busch held off Hornaday in a four lap …read more


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