2008 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series


2008 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

The 2008 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Season began on February 15, 2008 at Daytona International Speedway with the Chevy Silverado HD 250. The season will conclude on November 14 of that year at Homestead-Miami Speedway with the Ford 200. The season will also be the last under the Craftsman sponsorship banner. Sears Holdings Corporation, the owners of the Craftsman brand name of tools, is withdrawing sponsorship after this season. [ [http://www.kansascity.com/news/breaking_news/story/388059.html Kansascity.com: Craftsman Dropping Sponsorship of NASCAR Truck Series] ]

cheduled Races To Be Run

The following table shows the 2008 schedule published by NASCAR. Race names are subject to change. [ [http://www.nascar.com/races/truck/2008/data/schedule.html NASCAR.com: 2008 Craftsman Truck Series Race Schedule] ]

an Bernardino County 200

The San Bernardino County 200 was held February 23 at the newly named Auto Club Speedway. As all of Friday's activities were cancelled due to rain, Truck qualifying and the race were both cancelled, with the race being pushed back to Saturday morning. Based on the 2007 owners points, defending champion Ron Hornaday was on pole. However, the race would mostly be dominated by Kyle Busch, coming out of a frustrating Speedweeks. Busch would dominate, leading the first 51 laps. However, Daytona winner Todd Bodine ran down Busch and passed him on the backstretch just after the halfway point. After the final round of green flag pit stops, Busch regained the lead by 3.5 seconds over Bodine and never looked back, cruising to his first Truck Series win of the season.

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O'Reilly Auto Parts 250

The O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 was held on April 26 at Kansas Speedway. Ron Hornaday started from pole. For the first time this season, points leader Kyle Busch was absent in this race, due to a conflict between the finish of the Aaron's 312 and the start of the Truck race. With a new truck and the guidance of crew chief Rick Ren, Hornaday dominated the race, leading 136 of 167 laps en route to his first win of the season. Making the win even sweeter was the fact that it was a KHI 1-2 finish with new teammate Jack Sprague close behind. Rookie Colin Braun rounded out the "podium" although controversially as he was involved in incidents with veterans Sprague and Matt Crafton.

AAA Insurance 200

The AAA Insurance 200 was held on May 30 at Dover International Speedway. Mike Skinner won the pole. Skinner would not lead for long as the dominant Kyle Busch would take the top spot and stay there for the first 96 laps. However, heavy smoke was billowing from Busch's #51 truck, forcing him to the garage with transmission troubles and knocking him out of contention. Taking over the top spot would be Todd Bodine, who would stay out on a lap 133 restart with Shane Sieg. Making only his sixth start in NASCAR competition and running on two tires, ex-Formula 1 driver Scott Speed lived up to his name and opened up a four second lead on Ron Hornaday. Although Speed's lead would be cut due to Bodine crashing on lap 170, he would hold of veterans Hornaday and Jack Sprague to become the third consecutive first time winner for the 2008 season. The other time this happened was in 1998, with Andy Houston (Loudon), Terry Cook (Flemington), and Jimmy Hensley (Music City)

Camping World RV Sales 200

Power Stroke Diesel 200

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Camping World 200

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Mountain Dew 250

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References

ee also

*2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
*2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series
*List of current NASCAR races
*List of 2008 NASCAR races
*List of NASCAR all-time cup winners
*2008 in sports

External links

* [http://nascar.com NASCAR Official Website]
* [http://www.nascar.com/series/truck/ NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Home Page]


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