Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

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

Kyle Busch Wins the Heluva Good! 200

September 22, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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Kyle Busch Wins the Heluva Good! 200

Kyle Busch won his third straight race in the Camping World Truck Series, during only his fifth race of the Camping World Truck Series, on Saturday during the Heluva Good! 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He didn’t have the fastest running race truck on the track and barely added enough fuel during a quick splash and dash green flag fuel stop on Lap 172, but he still managed to race to a victory. After the quick fuel stop, he was able to get back out on the track ahead of Hornaday, who had a problem with the length of …read more

Kevin Harvick and Bristol Motor Speedway

August 21, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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Kevin Harvick and Bristol Motor Speedway

Every time Kevin Harvick steps onto Bristol Motor Speedway it must be like breathing in a familiar breath of air and he must feel like he’s come home again. After all, Harvick grew up racing on the half-mile, high-banked surface of Mesa Marin Raceway in his hometown of Bakersfield, California. He’ll be racing on home ground again tonight in Friday’s Food City 250, at about 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Bristol is one of Harvick’s most successful racing venues and if he wins tonight, he’ll sweep the season series at Bristol. Harvick is the all-time Nationwide Series leader at Bristol …read more

Ron Hornaday Wins the Toyota Tundra 200

August 11, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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Ron Hornaday Wins the Toyota Tundra 200

The NASCAR history books will have to be re-written after Saturday’s Toyota Tundra 200 held on the iconic pavement of NASCAR’s Nashville venue outside of Gladeville, Tennessee. Ron Hornaday pulled up along side some famous company in the record books after his win on this sunny Saturday afternoon. This win makes him the third racer in NASCAR history to drive to victory in five consecutive competitions in the national series and the first to accomplish this feat in 38 years of continuous racing on the race tracks of North America.
Hornaday is standing front grill to front grill with Richard Petty …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

Ron Hornaday Wins MemphisTravel.com 200

June 29, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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Ron Hornaday Wins MemphisTravel.com 200

Ron Hornaday looked strong and fast in winning his second straight race Saturday in the MemphisTravel.com 200 held at Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tennessee. He smiled brightly and wrapped his hand quickly around the Elvis Trophy like he was starting to get use to it. Starting on the pole again with a qualifying lap of 117.7 mph, the dominance of his No. 33 Chevrolet was evident from the beginning, and he and his team are surely back at the garage to try to make sure nothing changes with their truck.
Hornaday grabbed the lead at the start and never looked …read more

Hornaday Wins Copart 200

June 21, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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Hornaday Wins Copart 200

Ron Hornaday will probably be wishing for rain every time he’s scheduled to race at Milwaukee on a Friday night, as re-scheduling the Copart 200 Camping World Truck Series race to Saturday resulted in the Kevin Harvick Inc. racer dominating from start to finish on his 51st birthday. His truck ran beautifully around the track and appeared to be running a lot better than his competitors, who were having their problems. His crew chief Rick Ren decided to make a few changes after Friday’s practice session that definitely helped improve the truck’s performance and helped lift Hornaday above his competition …read more

Ron Fellows Beats the Rain in Canada

August 3, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Ron Fellows Beats the Rain in Canada

Saturday’s running of the NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal was an historic night for the Nationwide Series, and NASCAR in general. As the rainy weather crept its way onto the tracks, the race was red flagged, and for the first time ever in a NASCAR points race, the teams switched over to grooved tires to run the remainder of the race.
The rain was eventually stopped 26 laps short due to poor visibility, and in the end, it was Canadian native, Ron Fellows, out in front of the pack when the race was officially called. Throughout …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

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