2007 NCTS Quaker Steak and Lube 200
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2007 NCTS Quaker Steak and Lube 200


>>>TONIGHT, THE TRUCK SERIES RACES UNDER THE LIGHTS ON NASCAR’s HOME TURF, LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY. FOR DRIVERS LIKE TODD BODINE, THIS MEANS A LITTLE EXTRA TIME AT HOME.>>MILE AND A HALF TRACK. WELL, ONE THING IS FOR CERTAIN, WE ARE IN FOR A SHOW YOUN TONIGHT. DON’T GO ANYWHERE. WE ARE MOMENTS AWAY FROM THE FIELD TAKING THE GREEN FLAG.>>HELLO. OKAY. YOU READY? BE RIGHT THERE. RACING IN YOUR BACKYARD. THEY ACTUALLY MEAN IT. ♪♪>>>WELCOME, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TO CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA. IT’S RACE NUMBER SIX OF THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES. QUAKER STEAK & LUBE 200 PRESENTED BY CIRCLE K. BEAUTIFUL EVENING FOR RACING HERE IN THE CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, AREA. HELLO, EVERYONE, I’M RICK ALLEN ALONGSIDE PHIL PARSONS AND MICHAEL WALTRIP. IT IS RACE SIX FOR THE TRUCK SERIES, AND IT’S ALWAYS AN EXCITING TIME WHEN WE COME RIGHT BACK HERE TO WHAT IS CALLED THE BACKYARD REALLY OF MOST OF THESE TEAMS. PHIL, WE HAVE GOT A STAR-STUDDED FIELD ONCE AGAIN FOR THIS RACE.>>WELL, WE SURE DO. WE HAVE SIX FORMER CHAMPIONS RUNNING FULL TIME IN 2007 IN THE CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES. AND YOU THROW MIKE BLISS IN ALSO, FORMER CHAMPION, RUNNING TONIGHT. THEN YOU THINK ABOUT PEOPLE LIKE MARK MARTIN AND KEVIN HARVICK AND KYLE BUSCH WHO’S WON THE LAST TWO RACES HERE AT LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY. A GREAT FIELD OF TRUCKS HERE AT LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY.>>MICHAEL, WHAT ALWAYS MAKES THIS RACE SO GOOD AT THIS TRACK?>>IT’S THE VENUE. I LOVE LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY. I LOVE THE FACT THAT MY RACE SHOP’S LOCATED JUST UP THE ROAD. I LOVE THE FACT THAT MOST OF THE GUYS RACING TONIGHT ARE LOCATED HERE. AND THEN LOOK AT THE YELLOW WALLS. THE INTENSE VISION THAT WE SEE AT THIS RACETRACK TONIGHT. AND BELIEVE ME, FROM THE YELLOW WALLS ON THE TOP TO THE ONES ON THE BOTTOM, WE’LL BE ALL OVER THIS TRACK WITH TRUCKS.>>HOW BIG IS IT TO HAVE YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS COME TO THIS TRACK?>>IT’S HUGE. I WON WITH MY MOM AND DAD SITTING IN THE GRANDSTANDS. HOW MUCH BETTER DOES IT GET?>>IT’S GOING TO BE VERY EXCITING, WE’RE SURE OF THAT. BEFORE WE GET UNDER WAY, WE’VE GOT TO FIRE THE ENGINE. SO LET’S GO BACKTRACKSIDE FOR THAT COMMAND.>>NOW, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE WELCOME YOUR GRAND MARSHAL, MIKE STACK, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF QUAKER STEAK & LUBE AS HE DELIVERS THE MOST FAMOUS WORDS IN MOTORSPORTS.>>GENTLEMEN, START YOUR ENGINES!>>THE ENGINES HAVE FIRED. THE CROWD IS SETTLI>>>TRUCKS BEGINNING TO ROLL AROUND THE RACETRACK NOW AS THE SUN HAS SET, THE MOON IS OUT, THE LIGHTS ARE ON. IT DEFINITELY MAKES EVERYTHING SHINE AND LOOK A LITTLE BIT QUICKER AND SPARKLE ALL OVER. AND WE’LL TAKE A LOOK AT OUR STARTING GRID THAT WILL ROLL ALONG THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN. MIKE SKINNER, THIRD CONSECUTIVE POLE HERE.>>HE’LL BE TOUGH. HE DOESN’T MIND ABUSING THAT RIGHT FRONT TIRE, DIVING TO THE BOTTOM OF THE TRACK AND MAKING THAT TRUCK CUT. WE’LL SEE SOME OTHER GUYS THAT WILL BE EASIER ON THAT RIGHT FRONT AND RUN IT UP TO THE TOP.>>WE WANT TO LOOK AT A FEW DIFFERENT DRIVERS. WE HAVE OUR SPEED SPOTLIGHT. FIRST WE’LL SHINE THAT LIGHT ON KEVIN HAMLIN.>>RICK, FOR ANY OF THE FANS FAMILIAR WITH KEVIN HAMLIN ON THE WEST COAST, THEY KNOW HE’S A WINNER. WHETHER IT’S IN THE NASCAR WEST SERIES OR WHETHER HE’S DRIVING IN THE FORMER NORTHWEST TOUR. JUST ABOUT EVERY CAR AND TEAM THAT KEVIN HAS BEEN WITH, HE’S GONE TO VICTORY LANE. JUST A WEEK AGO, THEY DECIDED THE DODGE CAMP DECIDED TO TAKE CHASE MILLER OUT OF THE NUMBER 4 TRUCK, AND THEY SAID WHO’S OUR NEXT BEST PROSPECT? WELL, KEVIN HAMLIN. HE’S A GANASSI DEVELOPMENT DRIVER, AND HE’LL BE DRIVING THE NUMBER 4 TRUCK TONIGHT HERE AT LOWE’S. ADAM?>>IF YOU’RE A FAN OF THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES, THEN YOU’VE PROBABLY HEARD THE NAME J.C. STOUT, A NEW YORK STATE NATIVE WHO MADE HIS FIRST ATTEMPT AT A TRUCK RACE IN 2007. EARLIER TODAY HE HAD TO MAKE QUALIFY ON TIME, HE DID SO. AND THIS EVENING WILL MAKE HIS TENTH CAREER START OF THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES. IT’S A FAMILY OPERATION, THE KIND OF GROUP YOU LIKE TO ROOT FOR, AND J.C. STOUT, VERY EXCITED ABOUT HIS OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE HIS DEBUT IN THE 2007 SEASON.>>MY GUY IS SHANE HUFFMAN. YOU KNOW SHANE HUFFMAN, HE DRIVES FOR DALE JR. IN THE NAVY CAR. BARRY DAWSON IS THE CREW CHIEF, AND IT’S BEEN FAST. HE SPRUNG THAT THING IN THE TOP FIVE EVERY TIME HE’S BEEN ON THE BIG TRACK AT DAYTONA, TALLADEGA, HE’S GOT THAT PROGRAM DOWN. DOES HE HAVE IT DONE TONIGHT? WE’LL SEE. WHAT DO YOU GOT, BILL?>>THE NUMBER 3 TOYOTA. HIS DAY JOB IS A FABRICATOR FOR THAT RACE TEAM. JUSTIN’S GOT A LOT OF EXPERIENCE, DOES A GREAT JOB, DOES A LOT OF TESTING. HE’S 27 YEARS OLD, AND HE’S STARTING NINTH AHEAD OF BOTH HIS TEAMMATES TONIGHT.>>THE LIGHTS SHINING HERE AT LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY. WANT TO TAKE A LOOK AT OUR “RESTORE RACE ANALYSIS.” 36 TRUCKS STARTING, 200 MILES, 134 LAPS.>>THE PURSE AT OVER $500,000. EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT HOW THESE TIRES WILL RUN FAST LAPS LAP AFTER LAP AFTER LAP, SO WE MAY SEE TIRE STRATEGY, MAYBE TWO-TIRE STOPS, MICHAEL.>>WHAT I LIKE ABOUT OUR PICKS TONIGHT, NO ONE HAS PICKED ANYONE IN THE TOP FIVE OR TOP TEN. WE THINK THE WINNER COULD COME FROM BACK IN THE FIELD WHERE HARVICK AND THOSE OTHER GUYS START. IT WILL BE ENTERTAINING BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT WE’LL SEE GUYS COME FROM THE BACK TO THE FRONT.>>WE’RE GOING TO BE RIDING ALONG WITH SEVEN DIFFERENT DRIVERS. YOU SEE THE CAMERAS THERE. A.J. AIL MONDAY — ALLMENDINGER, CHAD MUSGRAVE, JOEY CLANTON, AND KEN SCHRADER STARTS 28th. SO MICHAEL, JUST AS YOU MENTIONED, WE MAY SEE SOME OF THESE TRUCKS MOVE FROM THE BACK TO THE FRONT.>>BOTH HAD GREAT TRUCKS IN PRACTICE. THEY FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE A SHOT. THEY’RE STARTING WAY, WAY BACK IN THE BACK.>>AND LET’S GO BACK DOWN TRACKSIDE FOR OUR THOUGHTS BEFORE GREEN. WE’LL BEGIN WITH RAY DUNLAP.>>I LIKE TO TALK ABOUT STATISTICS OR NUMBERS. WRITE THIS ONE DOWN. 30.903. THAT’S THE BAROMETRIC PRESSURE TONIGHT HERE AT LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY. BELIEVE ME, FOLKS, I COULDN’T MAKE THIS UP. WHAT ARE THE NUMBERS OF THE THREE GERMANE RACING TRUCKS TONIGHT? 39 AND 03. SO KEEP YOUR EYE ON THAT 30, TODD BODINE, THE VERY BEST DRIVER WHEN IT COMES TO MILE AND A HALF TRACKS. HE STARTS DEEP IN THE FIELD, BUT I HAVE A FEELING THE WEATHER COULD BE POINTING IN THE DIRECTION OF THE GERMANE RACING TEAM. ADAM?>>AND YOU CAN KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE 9 AS WELL, RAY. HE WON THIS RACE IN 2003. LEADING SOME 28 LAPS. BUT IF HE’S GOING TO WINIES TONIGHT, HE’S GOT TO COME FROM DEEP IN THE FIELD. TED MUSGRAVE STARTS 29th THIS EVENING. AND THE REASON HE STARTS SO FAR BACK IS HE WAS VERY LOOSE IN QUALIFYING. HE WAS THE SECOND TRUCK ON THE TRACK EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON IN THE QUALIFYING SESSION. BUT WHEN PRACTICE ENDED TODAY, HE WAS THE FASTEST. AND THAT MEANS IT SHOULD BE VERY ENTERTAINING WATCHING HIS TOYOTA COME FROM 29th AND TRY TO WIN AGAIN THIS EVENING HERE AT THE LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN CHARLOTTE.>>WELL, AND MICHAEL, YOU HAD JUST TOUCHED ON IT A LITTLE BIT OF GUYS COMING FROM THE BACK TO FRONT. DO YOU THINK THAT OUTSIDE LINE WILL HELP THEM, THEY MIGHT GO HIGH AND TRY TO PASS SOME OF THESE GUYS EARLY ON?>>I LOVE THE WAY THIS RACE SETS UP. I’M LOOKING AT MIKE SKINNER. HE’S GOING TO RUN ON THE BOTTOM. THEN I’M THINKING ABOUT BRENDAN GAUGHAN. WE HAVE GUYS THAT HAD ENGINE PROBLEMS IN PRACTICE. WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT GUYS, THE FACT THAT IT’S GOING TO WIDEN UP, WE’LL HAVE GUYS FROM THE TOP TO THE BOTTOM. ONE MORE QUICK FACT. RAY, THE BAROMETRIC PRESSURE JUST DROPPED TO 28.93.>>28.93.>>38.93. I DON’T KNOW OTHER THAN I’M GOING TO TELL YOU WHATEVER HE SAID DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE.>>THE AMBIENT TEMPERATURE, I THINK, IS PROBABLY DROPPED TO ABOUT 63 OR 64 DEGREES, TOO. WE KNOW THAT METEOROLOGIST RAY DUNLOP WILL KEEP US UP WITH ALL OF THAT. THE FIELD COMES IN FRONT OF THE GRANDSTANDS. WE ARE UNDER WAY AT THE QUAKER STEAK & LUBE 200. ROLLING IT INTO TURNS ONE AND TWO EARLY ON. ALL 36 TRUCKS MAKING THEIR WAY THROUGH THAT TURN.>>YOU KNOW, WE TALK ABOUT RUNNING THE TOP OF THE RACETRACK. BRENDAN GAUGHAN QUALIFIED 12th, QUALIFIED AT THE TOP OF THE RACETRACK.>>I’VE NEVER SEEN A TRUCK QUALIFY FASTER THAN HE DID, OUT OF THE GROOVE LIKE HE DID. YOU KNOW WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS TRACK PARTICULARLY? LOOK AT THE WAY THEY FILL UP THE RACING SURFACE. WHEN THESE GUYS GET OFF INTO TURN ONE, WHEN THEY FELL INTO TURN ONE, THIS WHOLE TRACK FROM TOP TO BOTTOM IS FULL.>>MIKE SKINNER HAS PULLED OUT OVER TRAVIS KVAPIL RIGHT NOW. SINGLE FILE UP FRONT. TWO AND THREE WIDE TOWARD THE BACK OF THE PACK.>>THERE’S MIKE SKINNER, DIGGING RIGHT DEAD ON THE BOTTOM OF THE RACETRACK. THAT’S WHERE HE WILL STAY. HE HAS A VERY, VERY BIG COMFORT ZONE WHEN HE’S ABLE TO GET THAT TRUCK TO THE BOTTOM OF THE TRACK.>>SIDE BY SIDE, RICK CRAWFORD AND KYLE BUSCH. RON HORNADAY IN THE 33. RICK CRAWFORD IN THE 14, KYLE BUSCH IN THE 51 ON THE OUTSIDE.>>I LOVE TO SEE THAT OUTSIDE GROOVE COME IN SO QUICK. RICK CRAWFORD IS ABLE — KYLE’S GOING TO SWITCH TO THE INSIDE. HE’S GOING TO TRY THAT FOR A WHILE.>>CRAWFORD RUNNING THE HIGH LINE NOW. HERE COMES RON HORNADAY ON THE OUTSIDE. YOU’VE GOT TO WATCH OUT.>>A LITTLE WIGGLE BY RICK CRAWFORD.>>ON THE INSIDE, A LOT OF TIMES WE SEE THE TRUCK ON THE INSIDE LOSE THE AIR OFF THE REAR SPOILER AND GET TURNED AROUND.>>THAT WAS A CASE WHERE WE SAW THE TRUCK OUTSIDE GET LOOSE, RICK CRAWFORD.>>WE’VE SEEN RICK SKINNER WHEN THEY SAY GO DRIVE OFF TO A BIG LEAD. WHILE HE DOES HAVE A BIG LEAD, HE’S NOT ABLE TO GET AWAY FROM THESE GUYS. KVAPIL AND BUSCH HAVE MOVED IN.>>WE SAW SKINNER DOMINATE AT KANSAS, GOT BEHIND A LITTLE BIT ON PIT STOPS AND WAS NOT AS GOOD WHEN HE DIDN’T HAVE THE CLEAN AIR THAT HE HAS WHEN HE’S OUT FRONT.>>WE’RE ALREADY HEARING THE NASCAR OFFICIALS HAVE SAID, ALL RIGHT, 15, 88, SETTLE IT DOWN A LITTLE BIT.>>THOSE GUYS ARE RUNNING IN THE 12th AND 13th SPOTS, SO THEY’VE OBVIOUSLY HAD SOME ISSUES BACK THERE THAT NASCAR DIDN’T LIKE LOOKING AT.>>THE 33 OF RON HORNADAY HAS JUST TAKEN OVER THE THIRD POSITION. THERE’S THE 88 OF MATT CRAFTON. THAT’S THE FORD ON THE EXPRESS MOTORSPORTS TABLE RIGHT THERE. BATTLE FOR 13th.>>I LOVE THE YELLOW WALLS. DO YOU GUYS?>>I LIKE THE YELLOW WALLS.>>HIT THE YELLOW WALL.>>SPEAKING OF THAT YELLOW WALL.>>I BELIEVE IT WAS MIKE SWIFT IN THAT RED FORD.>>I THINK IT WAS THE TRUCK IN FRONT OF BLISS.>>WAS THAT THE BUBBA BURGERS TRUCK?>>THERE’S THE 99 OF ERIK DARNELL, WON OUR LAST RACE AT KANSAS, BEEN FASTESTING, FAST AT PRACTICE TODAY. HE’S ON A MOVE. ERIK DARNELL MAKES HIS WAY BY THE 51. THAT’S KYLE BUSCH ON THE OUTSIDE.>>HASN’T MADE HIS WAY BY HIM YET.>>KYLE BUSCH, TWO WINS IN A ROW HERE AT LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY, LOOKING TO MAKE IT THREE, RUNNING THE VERY HIGH LINE AROUND THIS TRACK NOW.>>AND IF EVERYONE AT HOME, THIS IS THE DREAM MACHINE TRUCK FOR A.J. ALLMENDINGER. WE KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE TO GO 70 MILES AN HOUR AND HOW INTENSE IT IS. SO WE GET A LITTLE GIDDY. AND ALLMAN DINGER HAS MOVED UP FROM 14th TO 10th.>>YELLOW LUMBER LIQUID WAITERS TRUCK, TODD BODINE.>>WE’VE GOT A SPINE SPIN.>>JUSTIN HOBGOOD.>>VERY CLOSE. ACTUALLY JUST GOT CLIPPED.>>WHO WAS THAT THAT CLIPPED HIM?>>47, KRAIG KINSER.>>JUST BARELY CLIPPED HIM, BUT PROBABLY ENOUGH TO GET HIM TURNED AROUND. TOUGH BREAK FOR JUSTIN HOBGOOD.>>TIRES WENT DOWN. I’M NOT SURE. I DOUBT IT. IT’S THAT BAD.>>KRAIG KINSER, NUMBER 47. AGAIN, CRAWFORD JUST GOT LOOSE ALL BY HIMSELF RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE 88 OF MATT CRAFTON.>>>WELCOME BACK TO THE QUAKER STEAK & LUBE 200 PRESENTED ON SPEED BY DODGE. WE ARE UNDER CAUTION. IT’S THE FIRST CAUTION OF THE NIGHT. THEY HAD GOT UP TO SPEED. THEY WERE RUNNING FIVE, SIX LAPS AND JUSTIN HOBGOOD HAD PROBLEMS.>>RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE 88 OF MATT CRAFTON, LOST CONTROL, BACKED INTO THE OUTSIDE WALL. YOU COULD SEE THE TIRES — WHEELS ARE LOCKED, TRIED TO KEEP IT OUT OF THE RACING GROUP, AND THE 47 JUST COMES BY KRAIG KINSER, CLIPS HIM AND MAKES CONTACT WITH THE 03 TRUCK AND THE INSIDE WALL. HERE’S THE VIEW FROM KEVIN HARVICK’S ON-BOARD CAMERA.>>AND KEVIN KNOWS TO GET TO THE BOTTOM AND GO AS FAST AS HE CAN. A LOT OF OTHER GUYS HAD INDECISION, BILL. JUSTIN STARTED UP HIGH AND MADE A LAZY SLIDE TO THE BOTTOM. YOU SEE THE TRUCK GETS LOOSE ON ENTRY.>>STAND BEHIND YOU. YELLOW IS OUT. WRECK’S BEHIND.>>AND LET’S GO BACK DOWN TO TRACKSIDE, PIT ROAD, AND ADAM ALEXANDER.>>TED MUSGRAVE CAME IN AT LAP NINE. THE REPORT FROM THE CREW CHIEF, THEY CAME IN, FOUR TIREs, SLIGHT CHASSIS ADJUSTMENT AND SENT HIM ON HIS WAY. TED CAME BACK ON THE RADIO AND SAID WE’RE THE LEADERS THAT FAST. OBVIOUSLY HE FEELS LIKE HE NEEDS GET UP AND GO IF HE’S GOING TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO REPEAT AS THE WINNER HERE THIS EVENING. RAY?>>ADAM, KYLE BUSCH WAS VERY LOOSE. THEY WENT DOWN TO THE TRACK BAR SIX ROUNDS. THAT’S A BIG ADJUSTMENT, BUT HE SAID IT WAS WICKED LOOSE THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE CORNER. A BIG ADJUSTMENT FOR ROWDY. WE’LL SEE IF THAT MAKES HIS TRUCK BETTER. THEY CAME TO PIT ROAD ON LAP NINE.>>WATCH ROWDY ON THIS RESTART IF YOU GET A CHANCE, BILL.>>HE’S GOING TO BE ON THE MOVE.>>WHEN THEY SAY GO, HE MEANS BUSINESS. YOU CAN SEE HOW ALL THE TRUCKS ROLL UP TO THE HIGH SIDE TO BLOCK ANYONE FROM PASSING TO THE RIGHT. THEY GET DOWN TO THE OVAL AND THERE’S ROOM TO PASS TO THE RIGHT.>>KVAPIL LOOKING AT THE OUTSIDE OF THE 5 OF MIKE SKINNER TO TRY TO TAKE OVER THE LEAD.>>THE FORD OF TRAVIS KVAPIL LOOKING TO THE OUTSIDE EARLY ON. THEY’RE SIDE BY SIDE AS THEY WORK THEIR WAY THROUGH ONE AND TWO AND DOWN THE BACK STRETCH.>>BOTH TRUCKS WENT THROUGH WIDE OPEN. YOU COULD HEAR THEM.>>AND LOOK AT HORNADAY TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHICH WAY HE WANTS TO GO. WE KNOW, EVERYBODY TALKS ABOUT RON HORNADAY’S RESTARTS, THE WAY HE GETS OFF THE LINE. WHAT I LIKE ABOUT HIM IS ONCE THEY GO — WHEN THEY GET IN HIGH GEAR, FOR A LAP OR TWO, HE’S ON A MISSION.>>FIRST LAP LED BY SOMEONE OTHER THAN MIKE SKINNER.>>ERIK DARNELL, THE 99 TRUCK, IS IN THIRD.>>JUST A GREAT EXAMPLE OF THE GUY LEADING, NOT GETTING A GOOD RESTART. HE DROPPED FROM FIRST TO FOURTH. HE HAD A TRUCK THEY COULDN’T TOUCH FOR THE FIRST NINE LAPS.>>NOW WHERE IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THAT 5 TRUCK HANDLES IN THIS DIRTY AIR. WE’VE GOT GREAT RACING SIDE BY SIDE. RICK CRAWFORD, THE 14 ON THE INSIDE. THERE’S THE 21 OF MARK MARTIN WHO’S GOING TO DRIVE BY ON THE OUTSIDE. AS DOES THE 16 OF MIKE BLISS.>>WHEN YOU GET PINCHED DOWN TO THE BOTTOM, WE ALL KNOW, YOU GET LOOSE.>>RIGHT THERE, A LITTLE LOOSE. RICK CRAWFORD.>>CRAWFORD REALLY KNOWS HOW YOU GET LOOSE WHEN YOU GET DOWN ON THE BOTTOM. THAT WAS A HECK OF A SAVE BY CRAWFORD.>>THAT WAS A NICE SAVE. LOOK IT, HE’S LOOSE AGAIN. HE’S BEEN LOOSE THIS ENTIRE RACE. NOW THE 00 OF ALLMENDINGER PULLS UP RIGHT ON HIS TAILGATE.>>HE MAKES HIS WAY TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE 14. BUT HERE COMES MATT CRAFTON DOWN ON THE INSIDE MAKING A MOVE.>>DON’T EVEN HAVE A CHANCE TO CATCH YOUR BREATH. MAKE ONE SAVE AND YOU’VE GOT ANOTHER ONE. HE’S GOT HIS HANDS FULL, FOLKS, ON THE LEFT SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN. YOU SEE THAT 14 OF CRAWFORD ALL OVER THE PLACE. RAY, WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THE RADIO COMMUNICATION THERE?>>WELL, HE SAID ON THE FIRST FOUR OR FIVE LAPS IT WAS FINE, BUT HE GOT RACING BESIDE SOMEBODY, HE SAID IT GOT REAL LOOSE AND IT JUST COMPLETELY CHANGED THE TRUCK. NOW IT’S TERRIBLE LOOSE AT EVERY END.>>RAY, LET ME JUST TELL YOU WHEN A TRUCK GETS LOOSE BECAUSE OF CIRCUMSTANCES, YOU’RE REALLY TENTATIVE WHEN YOU DRIVE IT OFF INTO THE NEXT CORNER. YOU’RE NOT REAL SURE IF IT’S TIRES GOING FLAT OR WHAT’S GOING ON. HERE, THOUGH, THAT’S AERO LOOSE, RIGHT, PHIL?>>SURE IS. HE ALMOST DRIVES INTO THE SIDE OF THE TRUCK. LOOK AT THIS, GREAT JOB, NOT OVERCORRECTING. IF HE OVERCORRECTS, HE TAKES OUT EIGHT OR TEN TRUCKS.>>SAYING WOW, WE DON’T USUALLY DO THIS IN INDY CARS.>>ANOTHER VIEW. SO EASY TO LOSE THAT FRONT END AFTER THE TRUCK STRAIGHTENS BACK OUT, AND HE DIDN’T DO IT.>>BACK OUT IN FRONT. THAT’S TRAVIS KVAPIL. RON HORNADAY NOT LETTING HIM GO. RIGHT ON HIS BACK BUMPER.>>THAT’S GOOD OLD FORD IN THE FRONT, AND THERE’S A BATTLE BETWEEN TWO TOYOTAS FOR THE FOURTH SPOT.>>JACK SPRAGUE JUST RUNS RIGHT BY MIKE SKINNER. MIKE CLOSES UP A LITTLE BIT COMING OFF THE CORNER. PROBLEMS WITH THE 4.>>KEVIN HAMLIN DRIVING THAT TRUCK THIS WEEK. DEFINITELY OFF THE PACE. PROBABLY WILL MAKE HIS WAY TO PIT ROAD.>>I’LL TELL YOU, HORNADAY IS REALLY GOOD OFF TURN TWO. HE HAS GAINED BOTH THE LAST TWO LAPS OFF TRAVIS KVAPIL.>>REMEMBER DURING QUALIFYING? HORNADAY ALMOST SPUN THAT TRUCK OUT. NOW IT’S FAST WHEN THE SUN’S GONE DOWN.>>REAL QUICK THROUGH THE CORNERS. YOU SEE THEM MAKING UP A LOT OF GROUND. HE DOESN’T NEED TO MAKE UP TOO MUCH ON KVAPIL, BUT KVAPIL LOOKS LIKE HE’LL HAVE HIS HANDS FULL.>>WE WONDERED ABOUT THE GUYS REALLY GOOD IN QUALIFYING. WE WONDER IF IT MAY GET TOO TIGHT TONIGHT. IN A SIDE-BY-SIDE BATTLE FOR THE LEAD.>>OH, HE TRIED TO LEAN ON HIM GETTING INTO THE CORNER.>>HORNADAY OUT IN FRONT OF THE FIELD, AND IT’S SIDE BY SIDE BACK BEHIND THEM. MIKE SKIN OTHER THE INSIDE. ERIK DARNELL ON THE OUTSIDE. JACK SPRAGUE HAS BEEN ABLE TO GET BY THE 99 OF ERIK DARNELL. NOW MIKE SKINNER’S TRYING TO DO THE SAME THING, NOT ABLE TO DO IT RIGHT NOW.>>THAT WAS AN AGGRESSIVE MOVE BY HORNADAY. HE TRIED TO RUN THAT OTHER TRUCK, THE 6 TRUCK, UP THE HILL AND THEN CUT AWAY FROM HIM. BUT THAT MADE HIM GET SIDEWAYS ON ENTRY.>>THIS IS 19 LAPS INTO THE RACE, TOO.>>19 LAPS INTO THE RACE. THREE DIFFERENT LEADERS. MIKE SKINNER HAS BEEN OUT IN FRONT. NOW RON HORNADAY HAS BEEN OUT IN FRONT. TRAVIS KVAPIL HAS ALSO LED THIS FIELD.>>WELL, I LIKE SEEING RON HORNADAY OUT FRONT. HE’S A TRUCK CHAMPION. HE’S A TRUCK GUY, AND HE’S PROVEN HE CAN STILL GET IT DONE. HE’S GOTTEN THOSE KEVIN HARVICK CHAMPION TRUCKS DRIVING FAST, AND HE’S DRIVING AWAY FROM HIM.>>LAST YEAR HE STRUGGLED UP UNTIL THE TIME THEY GOT HERE, THEY SPENT A LOT OF TIME PREPPING. TODD BARRIER, NEXTEL TRUCK CREW CHIEF, AND THEY’VE BEEN GOOD EVER SINCE.>>THE TRUCK SERIES STANDS, I LIKE IT. I LIKE THAT RON HORNADAY’S FAST.>>MIKE SKINNER STARTED OUT IN FRONT OF THE FIELD. HE HAS DROPPED BACK TO THE FOURTH POSITION IN FRONT OF HIM, IT’S RON HORNADAY JR., TRAVIS KVAPIL AND JACK SPRAGUE.>>>THE GREATEST EVENT THAT HAPPENS ON SPEED HAPPENS TOMORROW. A MILLION BUCKS TO WIN. THAT IS A RACE. IT’S JUST ONE DAY AWAY. THE NASCAR NEXTEL ALL-STAR CHALLENGE ONLY RIGHT HERE ON SPEED.>>THAT IS SO BIG. AND MICHAEL, YOU WERE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO WIN THAT RACE. IT WASN’T A MILLION BUCKS, BUT IT DID PAY OVER $200,000. HOW SPECIAL WAS THAT TO YOU?>>MY MOM AND DAD AND BROTHER WAS IN THE FIELD, AND I WON THE ALL-STAR RACE. IT WAS MY FIRST EVER NEXTEL CUP SERIES WIN. IT WAS HUGE. LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING THAT MAKES THIS PLACE SPECIAL. ALL THE CREW GUYS ARE HERE. EVERYONE THAT TWISTS A BOLT ARE HERE WATCHING THIS ACTION. YOU WANT TO PERFORM FOR THOSE GUYS.>>ALONG WITH THEIR FAMILIES, MORE THAN LIKELY.>>MOMENTS AGO WE HAD THREE DIFFERENT SCREENS UP ON THE SCREEN. YOU COULD ALMOST FILL THE SCREEN WITH EIGHT, NINE, TEN DIFFERENT BOXES BECAUSE THERE’S RACES ALL OVER THE RACETRACK.>>WE KNEW THERE WOULD BE BECAUSE WE SAW IN PRACTICE THE TRUCKS GOING ALL OVER THE TRACK. UP HIGH, ON THE BOTTOM, IN THE MIDDLE. SO WE KNEW WE’D HAVE TRUCKS SIDE BY SIDE.>>I LOVE SPEED. LAST NIGHT WHEN “LARRY MAC’S BARBECUE” CAME ON, I PUSHED MY TiVo TO RECORD SPEED FROM THEN TILL 2:00 IN THE MORNING.>>IT MIGHT BLOW UP.>>EVERYTHING I WANT TO KNOW IS HERE AT LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY AND HERE ON SPEED. LET ME TELL YOU, MY NECK IS HURTING. I’M LOOKING ALL OVER THIS RACETRACK TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT BATTLE I LIKE THE BEST. HERE’S THESE TWO GUYS RACING FOR THE TENTH SPOT. T.J. BELL PUTS BACK A SPOT BY MATT CRAFTON.>>CRAFTON TAKES OVER THE TENTH SPOT FROM T.J. BELL.>>HE’S RACING UP TO THE TOP TEN. HE CAME UP THERE IN A HURRY, THOUGH, RICK, AND NOW HE’S STALLED OUT, HASN’T MADE MUCH PROGRESS.>>HE TALKED EARLIER ABOUT SETTING THE TRUCK UP VERY LOOSE BECAUSE HE THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO COME IN AS THE SUN SET AND THE TRACK COOLED OFF.>>LOOK AT THE BATTLE FOR THE SECOND POSITION. JACK SPRAGUE WORKS TO THE INSIDE OF TRAVIS KVAPIL.>>HORNADAY HAS DRIVEN OFF FROM THESE GUYS. YOU’VE GOT TWO TOYOTAS AND A FORD TRYING TO WORK IT OUT FOR THE SECOND SPOT, KNOWING THERE’S A CHEVROLET OF RON HORNADAY LAYING UP THERE AHEAD.>>BY THE WAY, RIGHT BEHIND THIS GROUP, THAT 30 TRUCK STARTED WAY BACK IN THE 19th POSITION. THAT’S TODD UP INTO THE TOP FIVE.>>DEFENDING SERIES CHAMPION, TODD BODINE, WILL THROW THAT TOYOTA TUNDRA INTO THE MIX. THESE TWO CONTINUE SIDE BY SIDE.>>LOOK AT SKINNER. HE’S TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO TO FOLLOW.>>THEY JUST CHANGED SPOTS. SPRAGUE SCORED IN SECOND, KVAPIL IN THIRD. IT’S NOT OVER BY ANY STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION.>>HERE COMES SKINNER TO MAKE THE INSIDE OF SPRAGUE.>>I THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO MAKE IT THREE WIDE, HE HAD SUCH A GOOD RUN COMING INTO THE CENTER AND OFF THE CORNER.>>I SAW IT SO MUCH I COULDN’T EVEN SAY IT.>>BY THE WAY, THE TOP FIVE RIGHT NOW, THE CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES.>>AND MARK MARTIN.>>GOT TO MAKE A GUY LIKE ERK DARNELL BACK IN THE SEVENTH SPOT PRETTY PROUD. FIVE CHAMPIONS AND MARK MARTIN.>>AN ALL-STAR CHALLENGE TOMORROW. RIGHT NOW ERIK DARNELL IS WATCHING AN ALL-STAR RACE IN FRONT OF HIM.>>ADAM ALEXANDER.>>ONE OF THE OTHER DRIVERS ON THE TRACK THAT’S BEEN SOMEWHAT SUCCESSFUL TONIGHT IS JOHNNY BENSON. HE’S MOVED FROM 20th INSIDE THE TOP 17 NOW AS HE JUST WENT AROUND THE MACHINE OF JOEY CLANTON. JOHNNY’S BEEN FREQUENT ON THE RADIO SAYING SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT WITH THE FRONT END OF THE TRUCK. AT ONE POINT HE SAID IT FELT LIKE A BRAKE WAS COMING APART. A LITTLE LATER HE SAID HE FELT LIKE HE WAS BLISTERING A TIRE, ALL IN RELATION TO WHAT WAS HAPPENING ON THE FRONT END. THAT TEAM ANXIOUS TO GET ON PIT ROAD AND FIND OUT WHAT THEY HAVE WITH THIS TRUCK. DESPITE HIS ISSUES HE IS MOVING FORWARD.>>DISAPPOINTED TO SEE THIS CHEVROLET MAKE ITS WAY ONTO PIT ROAD. VERY STRONG IN QUALIFYING. TOP END CAME OUT OF IT, I BELIEVE, IS WHAT BRENDAN JUST MENTIONED.>>TOUGH BREAK FOR THE SOUTH POINT TEAM.>>THAT MEANS BRENDAN THINKS SOMETHING HAS HAPPENED TO THE HEADS OR THE UPPER PART OF THE ENGINE. RAY, WHAT ARE THEY SAYING?>>WELL, MICHAEL, THEY’RE GOING TO GO UNDER THE HOOD AND TAKE A LOOK. THERE IT IS. TO MAKE SURE THERE WASN’T AN IGNITION PROBLEM OR SPARK PLUGS, BUT HE IS DEFINITELY NOT UNDER POWER RIGHT NOW IN THE SLEFRL. LOOKS LIKE IT COULD BE A TERMINAL SITUATION. NOT A WHOLE LOT OF ACTIVITY HERE AS HE CAME TO PIT ROAD.>>RAY, WE’RE GETTING A REPORT THAT NASCAR IS LOOKING ON THE BACK STRETCH.>>SIDE BY SIDE. LOOKS LIKE JACK SPRAGUE WILL USE THAT 86.>>CLAY ROGERS IN THAT 86, SLOWER LAP TRUCK. TODD BODINE CLOSING IN ON THOSE THREE TRUCKS AS WELL.>>HE’S UP TO FOURTH, GAINED ANOTHER SPOT, GOT BY THE 5 OF MIKE SKINNER.>>TED MUSGRAVE, KYLE BUSCH WON THE LAST TWO RACES. AND NONE OF THOSE ARE EVEN CLOSE TO THE FRONT RIGHT NOW. SO WE COULD HAVE — WE COULD HAVE A NEW WINNER AT LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY TONIGHT. RON HORNADAY, FIRST ON THAT LIST. JACK SPRAGUE, TRAVIS KVAPIL, TODD >>>WELCOME BACK TO THE QUAKER STEAK & LUBE 200. WE ARE UNDER CAUTION. THAT IS WHAT’S LEFT OF THE 60 TRUCK OF JACK SPRAGUE. AN UNBELIEVABLE HIT HERE, FOLKS.>>WATCH THE MIDDLE OF YOUR SCREEN. SPRAGUE’S TRUCK TURNS HARD RIGHT. HARD CONTACT WITH THE BARRIER. GREAT NEWS FOR THESE DRIVERS, MICHAEL.>>PHIL, YOU’VE BLOWN A RIGHT FRONT TIRE.>>WHAT’S THE WORST THING THAT CAN HAPPEN?>>RIGHT DOWN ON THE WHITE LINE, HE WAS AS LOW AS HE COULD BE. HE HAD NO IDEA THAT FIRE WAS FIXING TO BLOW. SHOT UP INTO THAT BARRIER. HE WILL BE ABLE TO BREATHE WITHOUT PAIN IN THE MORNING, WHEREAS FIVE YEARS AGO, THAT HURT.>>YOU CAN SEE ALL THE DAMAGE TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THAT CONWAY TOYOTA. GOOD NEWS TO REPORT, THAT HE WAS ABLE TO GET OUT ON HIS OWN POWER, WALK TO THE AMBULANCE.>>BIG HIT FOR JACK SPRAGUE, BUT HE DID WALK UNDER HIS OWN POWER INTO THE AMBULANCE. AARON’S LUCKY DOG>>>ON TO PIT ROAD THEY COME. LET’S GO DOWN TO ADAM ALEXANDER.>>IT TOOK HORNADAY 19 LAPS TO GO FROM SEVEN TO THE LEAD. NO MAJOR ADJUSTMENTS. FOUR TIRES AND FUEL. RAY DUNLAP?>>THEY ALL SAID TOOK A POUND OF AIR PRESSURE OUT OF BOTH FRONT TIRES. EARLIER IN PRACTICE TODAY, HE SAID IT WAS A VERY HARSH RIDE. HE’S TRYING TO MAKE THAT THING ROLL THROUGH THE CORNERS JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER. IN THAT FORD. KVAPIL HAS AN OPENING AT THE END OF PIT ROAD HERE, BUT HE IS GOING TO LOSE A COUPLE SPOTS THERE. THE 33 AND THE 9 BOTH GOING TO GO OUT AHEAD OF HIM.>>VERY TIGHT RACE AS THEY CAME OFF OF PIT ROAD. IT LOOKED LIKE MIKE SKINNER AND TODD BOW MINE. TED MUSGRAVE COMES OFF THIRD. WE’LL SHAKE IT ALL OUT WHEN WE COME BACK.>>>WELCOME BACK TO THE QUAKER STEAK & LUBE 200. GETTING BACK UP TO SPEED IS THE 21. THEY’RE DOING A LOT OF WORK UNDERNEATH HERE.>>THESE GUYS ARE WORKING ON THAT SPLITTER OR SOMETHING UP UNDERNEATH THE TRUCK, BEATING IT UP. YOU KNOW, HE HAD A FAST TRUCK, BUT WE SAW ON LAP THREE OR FOUR, EXITING, RIGHT HERE, WATCH THE SPARKS.>>JUST RIGHT THERE. BOUNCED OFF THE WALL.>>THAT WAS MARK MARTIN BOUNCING OFF TURN FOUR. THEY DECIDED THEY NEED TO WORK ON THAT TRUCK DESPITE THE FACT IT WAS RUNNING GOOD.>>THEY BROUGHT IT DOWN TWICE NOW. THEY DID A LOT OF WORK UNDERNEATH THE TRUCK THE LAST TIME, AND JUST MAKING THEIR WAY OFF — THREE TIMES, PHIL?>>THREE TIMES, YEAH, CAME IN WITH ALL THE LEAD LAP TRUCKS AND CAME BACK LAST LAP AND THIS LAP. WE’RE GETTING READY TO RESTART THIS RACE.>>HE’S DROPPED ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE 26th POSITION. OBVIOUSLY AN UPHILL BATTLE. HE COULDN’T HOLD THE LEAD EARLY. THOSE GUYS GOT HIM OUT IN THE FRONT.>>26 TRUCKS STILL ON THE LEAD LAP. FIRST TRUCK BEING SCORED A LAP DOWN, DAVID STARR IN THAT NUMBER 10. MIKE SKINNER OUT IN FRONT OF THE FIELD. HE WON THE RACE OFF OF PIT ROAD.>>LET’S SEE WHAT KIND OF RESTART HE GETS, RICK. EARLIER HE HAD THE LEAD AND HE LOST THE LEAD ON A RESTART TO TRAVIS KVAPIL. HE’S GOT TODD BODINE BEHIND HIM NOW. PROBABLY A LITTLE SENSITIVE, WOULDN’T YOU THINK, PHIL? HE’S THINKING YOU’RE NOT GOING TO BEAT ME THIS TIME.>>TED MUSGRAVE IS GOING TO RESTART IN THIRD. I THINK HE MUST HAVE CHANGED TWO TIRES BECAUSE HE WAS PRETTY FAR BACK IN THE PACK WHEN HE CAME IN THE PITS.>>THAT’S WHAT’S FUN ABOUT NASCAR. HE’S FIGURED OUT A WAY TO OVERCOME THAT POOR QUALIFYING EFFORT IN A 200-MILE RACE. YOU KNOW, THAT’S WHY I LOVE — YOU HAVE OPTIONS, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE TIRES LIKE GOODYEAR. AND A TRACK LIKE LOWE’S WHERE YOU CAN RUN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. IT GIVES YOU OPTIONS.>>RON HORNADAY LINES UP IN THE FOURTH POSITION. SO STRONG. HERE’S KEVIN HARVICK. HE’S GOING TO LOOK TO THE INSIDE OF THAT LAP TRUCK OF DAVID STARR. HE’S MADE A NICE MOVE, STARTED IN 24th, CURRENTLY IN THE SEVENTH SPOT.>>HE JUST CLEARED A GAGGLE. EVERYTHING BEHIND HIM IS ALL WADDED UP. ALLMENDINGER ON THE INSIDE OF COOK.>>THERE’S THE 16 OF BLISS. THERE’S ALLMENDINGER. T.J. BELL, THE 50. AARON FIKE IN THE 1. HE’S GOT A COUPLE TOP TEN FINISHES THIS YEAR, JUST THREE OR FOUR STARTS.>>RON HORNADAY. SCOOTING IN FRONT OF TODD BODINE, TRYING TO HOLD BODINE OFF AS BODINE HAS LOOKED TO THE INSIDE.>>YOU SEE RIGHT THERE, THE LEAD TRUCK, HIS NOSE IS UP, HIS NOSE IS DOWN. TWO DIFFERENT TYPES OF SETUP. TODD BODINE SLIDING UP THE HILL. HERE COMES MUSGRAVE WITH SOME PIT STRATEGY, GETTING THE THIRD POSITION.>>ANOTHER CONVENTIONAL SETUP ON THAT 9 TRUCK. MIKE HELLMAN SENIOR, THE TEAM MANAGER, SAID HE FELT LIKE THE SETUP WOULD WORK BETTER IN TRAFFIC. IF YOU GET OUT OF THE CLEAN AIR LIKE ANYBODY OTHER THAN A LEADER IS, THEN YOU WOULD HAVE MORE TROUBLE IF YOU DON’T HAVE A SETUP.>>OUT IN FRONT OF THE FIELD, IT’S MIKE SKINNER. AND PROBLEMS AS BRYAN SILAS IN THE 71 GOT TURNED AROUND. LOOKS AS THOUGH THE CAUTION FLAG WILL FLY ONCE AGAIN. IT’S THE THIRD CAUTION.>>3600. COME ON.>>BUT THE FUN THING ABOUT — THE FUN THING ABOUT THIS CAUTION, THE LEADERS WON’T PIT, I DON’T BELIEVE. AND THESE GUYS HAD JUST SORTED IT ALL OUT. NOW WE’RE GOING TO — >>NOW BACK UP AGAIN.>>NOW PUT THEM TOGETHER AND LET THEM GO AGAIN. LET’S GIVE IT ANOTHER ROLL, GUYS.>>I’M NOT SURE WE’LL HAVE THIS SORTED OUT EVEN WHEN THE CHECKERED FLAG FLIES. A LOT OF GREAT RACING HERE AS LUCKY DO>>>WELCOME BACK TO THE QUAKER STEAK & LUBE 200 PRESENTED ON SPEED BY DODGE. TOMORROW AT 4:00 P.M. EASTERN LIVE ON SPEED, IT’S NASCAR RACE DAY. GET YOUR BLOOD PUMPING FOR THE NASCAR NEXTEL ALL-STAR CHALLENGE WITH THREE HUGE HOURS OF LIVE PRERACING EXCITEMENT. NASCAR RACE DAY BUILT BY THE HOME DEPOT. LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS, 4:00 P.M. EASTERN ONLY ON SPEED. THAT’S WALLACE GETTING MAYBE A LITTLE SCRATCHED UP TONIGHT.>>YEAH, IT IS. WE’LL HAVE ALL SORTS OF HOURS ON SPEED TOMORROW. LISTEN TO THIS. THIS IS RON HORNADAY JUST A FEW MOMENTS AGO.>>TELL WHAT YOU, WE MUST HAVE A GOOD TRUCK FOR ME TO GO ON THE OUTSIDE. SCARED OF THE OUTSIDE HERE.>>YOU KNOW WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THAT, PHIL? YOU AND I DURING BREAK, WE WERE TALKING HORNADAY’S GOT A GOOD TRUCK. HE’S THE DOMINANT TRUCK RIGHT NOW. WE’VE SEEN HIM WIN RACES, BUT WE’VE NEVER SEEN HIM BE THIS DOMINANT. HE EVEN NOTICED IT. ADAM, WHAT’S HE SAYING IN THE PITS?>>HE’S BEEN PLEASED ALL NIGHT LONG. IN FACT, MICHAEL, WHEN THEY CAME DOWN PIT ROAD, HE MADE JUST A SLIGHT CHASSIS ADJUSTMENT, JUST A LITTLE AIR PRESSURE WAS ALL THEY DID ON HIS FIRST STOP OF THE NIGHT. SO THAT SHOULD BE POINTED OUT. THE OTHER THING IS THE FACT THEY HAD AN ISSUE ON PIT ROAD, HAD TO RESTART FOURTH BECAUSE A TIRE GOT AWAY. HE’S ALREADY BACK UP TO SECOND. SO I THINK IT’S OBVIOUS AT THIS POINT IN THE GAME RON HORNADAY’S CHEVROLET, VERY GOOD. RAY?>>WELL, ADAM, LET’S HEAR FROM JACK SPRAGUE. THAT WAS ONE REALLY HARD HIT.>>IT WAS. I FORGOT WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO HIT THAT HARD. I DON’T LIKE IT EITHER. BUT MAN, MY HAT’S OFF TO THE GUYS, TONY AND THE GUYS GAVE ME A GREAT TRUCK. IT WAS OBVIOUS. THE TOYOTA WAS REALLY GOOD. JUST GOT INTO SECOND, GOT INTO CLEAN AIR. I WAS A LITTLE TIGHT BEHIND TRAVIS, JUST A TICK TIGHT IN CLEAN AIR. I MEAN, I THINK WE HAD SOMETHING FOR THEM, OBVIOUSLY, BUT BLEW A RIGHT FRONT GOING INTO THREE, AND IT WAS HARD. IT WAS A REALLY HARD HIT.>>WE’RE GLAD TO SEE YOU’RE OKAY. THE TRUCK IS CERTAINLY NOT. JACK SPRAGUE HAS NEVER FINISHED BETTER THAN 26 HERE AT LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY.>>WHAT THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT IS THIS ACCIDENT THAT TOOK PLACE AGAIN. HE WAS COMING INTO THREE.>>LOOK AT THAT, PHIL, RIGHT ON THE BOTTOM. HE WAS UNDER THE WHITE LINE.>>50 FEET IN A MATTER OF A SPLIT SECOND INTO THE OUTSIDE WALL.>>LOOK HOW NARROW THAT TRUCK IS. THESE TRUCKS ARE MADE OF STEEL. THEY’RE TOUGH. AND IT NARROWED IT RIGHT UP. DO YOU THINK HORNADAY WILL JUMP SKINNER HERE?>>I THINK HE’LL TRY. LET’S SEE WHAT HE DOES. GREEN FLAG FLIES. BACK UNDER WAY AT LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY. LOOKING TO THE OUTSIDE.>>I THINK HE RAN INTO HIM.>>HE’S GOING TO THE OUTSIDE. HE’S AFRAID OF THE OUTSIDE, BUT HE’S GOING ANYWAY FOR THE LEAD.>>I’VE NEVER SEEN HIM AFRAID TO GO TO THE OUTSIDE ON THE RESTART.>>FOR SURE.>>SAME THING HAPPENED TO SKINNER BEFORE. HORNADAY OPENED THE DOOR, AND THREE TRUCKS ARE GOING TO DRIVE BY HIM.>>HE WENT FROM FIRST TO FOURTH EARLY IN THE RACE WHEN THAT HAPPENED.>>LOOKS LIKE HE’S GOING TO SHAKE OUT IN THIRD HERE.>>TRAVIS KVAPIL WILL DROP BACK BEHIND HIM. TED MUSGRAVE NOW MOVES UP TO SECOND. ADAM?>>AND HE’S ABLE TO GAIN THAT TRACK POSITION, RICK, WITH A NICE MOVE IN THE PITS. YOU MAY REMEMBER THEY STARTED 29th. THEY ELECTED TO PIT FOR FOUR TIRES AT LAP NUMBER NINE. THEY STILL DIDN’T HAVE TRACK POSITION, BUT THEY ALREADY HAD THOSE FRESH TIRES. SO WHEN EVERYONE PITTED AT 41, THEY TOOK LEFT SIDE TIRES ONLY, GOT THEM A SPOT IN THE TOP FIVE AND NOW THEY FIND THEMSELVES RIDING SECOND BEHIND RON HORNADAY.>>NOT ONLY RIDING SECOND, ADAM, THEY’RE CHALLENGING. HE’S GOT A FAST TRUCK. A GOOD BATTLE FOR THE SEVENTH SPOT.>>T.J. BELL, HIS BEST EFFORT IN THE NUMBER 50. THE HEATHCLIFF’S CAT LITTER TRUCK.>>THAT’S THE STUFF YOU PUT IN A CAT BOX, RIGHT?>>I BELIEVE SO. HERE COMES THE 16 ON THE OUTSIDE, THE 2 OF KEVIN HARVICK, LOST ALL HIS MOMENTUM. THE 16 DRIVES BY ON THE OUTSIDE.>>HARVICK SOUNDS LIKE HE’S ABLE TO STAY ON THE GAS JUST A LITTLE BIT LONGER.>>BUT HE’S PINNED DOWN TO THE BOTTOM. HE CAN’T MAKE THAT CHEVY MAKE THE MOVE AROUND THE FORD. WATCH THIS SAVE, PHIL.>>ALLMENDINGER, 00, ON THE INSIDE. HARVICK — WHOA!>>THAT’S T.J. BELL CUTTING HARVICK A BREAK. T.J. HAD THE MOMENTUM. HE ROLLED OUT. LOOK AT THE RUN OFF THE CORNER AFTER GIVING THE BREAK. HE HAD THAT FORD WOUND UP UP HIGH.>>RIGHT ON THE WHITE LINE NOW IS BLISS, AND T.J. BELL MOVE UP THE RACETRACK.>>LOOK AT THAT. OOH.>>THERE WASN’T ANY ROOM.>>WILLIE ALLEN.>>THERE’S THE 21 OF MARK MARTIN AT THE BACK ON THE INSIDE. THE 51 OF KYLE BUSCH ON THE OUTSIDE.>>THESE GUYS HAVE ISSUES.>>RICK CRAWFORD LOOKING TO THE INSIDE IN THAT NUMBER 14. RIGHT BEHIND HIM IS MARK MARTIN IN THE 21.>>YOU KNOW, YOU’RE LOOKING AT THESE GUYS ALL WADDED UP RACING. IF THEY’RE IN THE 14th THROUGH 20th POSITIONS, THAT JUST SHOWS YOU ALL OVER THE TRACK, THERE’S BATTLES. HERE’S A BATTLE FOR THIRD.>>THE 5 AND 6 TRUCK ARE BATTLING FOR THIRD RIGHT NOW. TRAVIS KVAPIL ON THE OUTSIDE. MIKE SKINNER ON THE INSIDE.>>WE’VE GOT A BATTLE ON THE LEFT AND A WAD OF TRUCKS ON THE RIGHT.>>THIS BATTLE ON THE RIGHT IS MAKING ME NERVOUS. THESE GUYS ARE ALL OVER ONE ANOTHER.>>RICK CRAWFORD LEADS THAT PACK. THERE’S MARK MARTIN, THE 21, RIGHT BEHIND HIM. ON THE INSIDE IS THE 51 OF KYLE BUSCH. JOEY KLATT — CLANTON.>>WHY WOULD THAT BE MAKING ME NERVOUS? I’M NOT GOING TO HIT ANYTHING. HOW DO YOU THINK THESE GUYS FEEL?>>YOU KEEP HITTING ME, THOUGH.>>DAVID REGAN EARLIER MENTIONED KEEP YOUR EYE ON THAT NUMBER 6 OF TRAVIS KVAPIL. HE THINKS HE’LL BE COMPETITIVE. HE’S GOT MIKE SKINNER ALL OVER HIM AS THEY CONTINUE TO RACE AROUND THE TRACK FOR THIRD.>>TRAVIS HAS THAT MOMENTUM ON THE OUTSIDE. IF HE CAN KEEP IT WOUND UP ON THE OUTSIDE. SKINNER’S BACK ON THE THROTTLE QUICK.>>YOU THINK THESE CUP GUYS AREN’T SITTING DOWN, THESE ALL-STAR GUYS, THINKING OOH, WE HAVE GOT TO FIRE AND AT THE TRACK, WE’RE GOING TO GET WITH IT TOMORROW NIGHT. AND WE’RE GOING TO GET WITH IT ON SPEED.>>FOR $1 MILLION.>>A MILLION. $1 MILLION. AND THAT’S TOMORROW RIGHT HERE ON SPEED. BUT RIGHT NOW, IT IS FANTASTIC RACING ALL OVER THIS MILE AND A HALF TRACK.>>THE 30 OF TODD BODINE, TAKES OVER THE FIFTH PLACE. WE’RE BACK IN ANOTHER WAD HERE. THERE’S THAT 59 OF TERRY COOK. THAT’S TYLER WALKER, THE 36. WILLIE ON THE 13. HERE COMES KEN SCHRADER IN THE DODGE ON THE INSIDE.>>WHAT A MOVE FOR SCHRADER, HE DROVE AROUND AND UP BESIDE TYLER WALKER IN ONE TURN.>>THEY CONTINUE TO RACE SIDE BY SIDE. TYLER INTO THE WALL. WE SAW THAT MOVE GOING UP. WASN’T ABLE TO HOLD IT DOWN ON THE RACETRACK.>>YOU’LL HAVE THAT OCCASIONALLY. THEY PUT THE WALL RIGHT BY THE TURN. THAT MAKES NO SENSE TO ME.>>WELL, I THINK THE SPECTATORS APPRECIATE IT.>>THERE’S A LOT OF GREEN TRUCKS IN THERE IN THAT WAD.>>GREEN WAS THOUGHT TO BE TABOO FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS IN NASCAR.>>WALKER TRIED TO SCRAPE A LITTLE OF THE GREEN OFF.>>YOUR BROTHER DID THAT WHEN HE HAD THE GATORADE.>>THEN HE FOLLOWED THAT UP IN THE MOUNTAIN DEW CAR AND WON CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH IT. EVERYBODY GOT OVER THE GREEN THING IN A HURRY.>>THESE TWO GREEN TRUCKS RUNNING NOSE TO TAIL. AGAIN, TYLER WALKER IN THE 36 JUST IN FRONT OF WILLIE ALLEN IN THE 13.>>WATCH, JUST A MOMENT AGO. LOOK AT THAT BLACK TRUCK, RIGHT OF YOUR SCREEN, COMING OFF TURN FOUR. KYLE’S GOING TO MAKE A LITTLE SLIGHT INCIDENTAL CONTACT WITH THE OUTSIDE WALL.>>THE DRIVERS ARE MENTIONING ON THEIR RADIOS THAT THEY BELIEVE THERE’S OIL OR SOME SORT OF FLUID ON THE RACETRACK.>>ANOTHER VIEW OF KYLE. THE 09 FORD RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM.>>RAY DUNLAP.>>GUYS, YOU REMEMBER EARLY ON LAP NINE, THEY DROPPED SIX ROUNDS, AND KYLE SAID THIS TRUCK JUST DOESN’T FEEL ANYTHING LIKE THE TRUCK WE TESTED. THEY BELIEVE THERE’S A POSSIBILITY HE’S GOT A WHEEL BEARING PROBLEM. HE SAID HE’S GOT A REAL BAD VIBRATION IN THE RIGHT FRONT. HE SAID IT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE LUGNUTS. HE SAYS HE THINKS IT’S A WHEEL BEARING GOING BACK. THAT COULD REALLY BE A BIG PROBLEM.>>HEY, RAY, ASK HIM IF HE THINKS IT HAS TO DO WITH RUNNING INTO THE WALL GOING 170.>>THAT MIGHT NOT BE GOOD, MIKEY.>>THAT WOULD MAKE ONE SHAKE A LITTLE BIT, TOO.>>KYLE BUSCH LOOKING TO MAKE IT THREE WINS AT LOWE’S, BUT HE’S GOT HIS WORK CUT OUT FOR HIM. RON HORNADAY HAS>>>WELCOME BACK TO THE QUAKER STEAK AND LUBE 200 PRESENTED BY CIRCLE K. IT’S LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY, ONE OF THE MOST EXCITEDING EVENTS OF THE YEAR. SIXTH RACE OF THE SEASON FOR THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES. AND IT HAS BEEN INTERESTING UP TO THIS POINT. WE LOOK AT OUR RACE SUMMARY AFTER 68 OF THE 134 LAPS SCHEDULED TO BE RUN. HORNADAY’S OUT IN FRONT. THERE’S BEEN SIX LEAD CHANGES BETWEEN FIVE DIFFERENT TRUCK DRIVERS. ONLY THREE CAUTIONS FOR 13 LAPS AND ONE TRUCK CURRENTLY OUT OF THE RACE. THAT’S THE 60 OF JACK SPRAGUE.>>HERE’S KEN SCHRADER, THE FASTENAL DODGE. THAT’S TED MUSGRAVE. THAT WAS KEN SCHRADER GOING BY KYLE BUSCH.>>TED MUSGRAVE HAS GOTTEN THE BEST START. STARTED IN 29th, HAS MADE IT ALL THE WAY UP TO FIFTH AT THIS POINT IN THE RACE AS WE HAVE PASSED THE HALFWAY POINT. AND WHEN WE TALK ABOUT FAST, YOU HAVE GOT TO LOOK AT THE IWX FORD OF MIKE BLISS. HE IS ON THE MOVE.>>THAT’S THE 00 OF THE AARON’S DREAM MACHINE OF A.J. ALLMENDINGER, RUNNING SIXTH RIGHT NOW. BUT THAT 16 OF MIKE IS COMING. WAS BACK TO TENTH IN LAP 42 AND NOW UP TO SEVENTH AND MOVING IN ON THE 00.>>IT STILL AMAZES ME. HE DOESN’T KNOW IF HE’LL BE ABLE TO CONTINUE RUNNING THIS TRUCK COMPETITIVELY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR BECAUSE THEY JUST DO NOT HAVE THE FINANCING TO KEEP GOING.>>YEAH, STEVE COULTER WITH IWX USED TO OWN THIS TEAM, SOLD IT, CAME ON BOARD, GOING TO HELP THEM OUT HERE. DAVE REALLY APPRECIATED THAT. AND ADD — ADAM, WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE PITS?>>YOU GUYS TALK ABOUT IT BEING A RACE-TO-RACE OPERATION. CERTAINLY THE 16 NOT ONE OF THE HIGHER FUNDED IN THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES BUT A TRIBUTE TO WHAT A GOOD WHEEL MAN MIKE BLISS IS. A SOLID TOP TEN HERE TONIGHT. REMEMBER EARLIER THIS YEAR DRIVING FOR KEY MOTORSPORTS? HE FINISHED IN THE TOP TEN IN CALIFORNIA IN THE 40 TRUCK. IT DOESN’T SEEM TO MATTER TIME, PLACE OR TEAM. MIKE BLISS HAS THE ABILITY TO GET TO THE FRONT, AND HE’S DIGGING FOR MORE GOING TO THE HIGH SIDE OF A.J. ALLMENDINGER ON THE TRACK.>>YOU KNOW, THIS IS THE TEAM THAT WON TWO CHAMPIONSHIPS BACK TO BACK WITH MIKE BLISS DRIVING. AND THEN ALSO WITH TRAVIS KVAPIL. THAT 2003 SEASON FOR TRAVIS KVAPIL, HE RAN EVERY LAP BUT ONE THE ENTIRE SEASON.>>AND WHAT — THAT’S A TESTAMENT TO TRAVIS’ ABILITY BEHIND THE WHEEL. WHAT ABOUT A TEAM THAT CAN CONSTRUCT AND MAINTAIN A TRUCK THAT NEVER BREAKS?>>PRETTY AMAZING. MARK MARTIN ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN, JUST GETTING BY AARON FIKE IN THE NUMBER 1. MARK MARTIN IN THAT 21, EVEN AFTER BRUSHING THE WALL EARLIER, HE’S ABLE TO KEEP THAT TRUCK MOVING TOWARD THE FRONT.>>THE 16 OF MIKE BLISS FINALLY WORKED — OOH, GOING TO HAVE A SLOW HOOK, THE 40 OF SHANE HUFFMAN, GOING TO HAVE TO DROP IN BEHIND THE 00 AND FOLLOW HIM BY THE 40 TRUCK. FINALLY WORKED HIS WAY BESIDE A.J. AND HAD TO BACK OFF BEHIND HIM.>>RIGHT BEHIND THEM, JOHNNY BENSON HAS WORKED HIS WAY FROM A POOR STARTING SPOT UP TO THIS GROUP. SO JOHNNY’S CURRENTLY IN NINTH SPOT, BUT HE’S FASTER THAN THESE GUYS THAT ARE BATTLING FOR THIS POSITION. SO HE CAN MAKE UP SOME OF THAT 50 POINTS HE GAVE AWAY BY CONTINUING TO MARCH THROUGH THE FIELD. BUT THEY’RE NOT GOING TO CATCH THIS GUY.>>AND WE HAVE COMPLETED ABOUT 30 LAPS OF GREEN FLAG RACING SINCE OUR LAST CAUTION HAS COME BACK. LET’S DO A DROP BACK THROUGH THE FIELD ON SPEED. WE’LL BEGIN WITH ADAM ALEXANDER.>>YOU JUST SAW THE GRAPHIC ON YOUR SCREEN. RON HORNADAY HAS LED 45 OF THE 74 LAPS TONIGHT. WHEN HE WASN’T IN THE LEAD, IT WASN’T TAKING HIM LONG TO TRACK THEM DOWN. HE’S BEEN VERY QUIET ON THE RADIO. SLIGHT AIR PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT ON THAT FIRST PIT STOP OF THE NIGHT AT LAP 41. I THINK RON HORNADAY JR. AT THIS STAGE POISED FOR HIS FIRST WIN OF ’07. RAY?>>ADAM, MIKE SKINNER LED ALL THREE RACES COMING IN, ALL THE EVENTS THAT HAVE BEEN HERE AT LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY. ON THAT FIRST PIT STOP AS THE CREW CHIEF TOLD HIM, THE RIGHT FRONT TIRE LOOKS GREAT. DRIVE IT AS HARD AS YOU’D LIKE TO.>>THAT’S WHEN MIKE SKINNER SAYS, OH, GOOD. I LOVE TO HEAR THAT. I WANT TO GO.>>CONTINUING ON OUR DROPBACK. RAY DUNLAP.>>GUYS, LET’S TALK ABOUT THE 30 FOR TODD BODINE. HE SAID EARLIER IN THE DAY, HE FELT LIKE IF THEY COULD GET THIS TRUCK GOOD LATE IN THE RUN, HE WAS GOING TO BE VERY HAPPY WITH IT. AND THAT’S WHAT THEY’VE DONE SO FAR. TODD HASN’T SAID TOO MUCH ON THE RADIO THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE NIGHT. NOW, FOR THE 88 OF MATT CRAFTON, HE’S BEEN RUNNING STRONG IN ABOUT EVERY RACE, BUT THEY JUST CAN’T GET THE FINISHES THEY’D LIKE. BUT HE’S VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR NEXT RACE NEXT WEEKEND AT MANSFIELD MOTOR SMART MOTORSPORTS TRACK. ONE OF HIS BEST.>>MUSGRAVE RUNNING OUTSIDE THE TOP 20, TWO TIRES, LEFT SIDES ONLY AT LAP 41, AND IT GOT HIM INTO THE TOP FIVE. YOU CAN SEE HE MAY DROP HERE. A.J. ALLMENDINGER TRYING TO GO BY ON HIS INSIDE.>>YEAH. A.J. ALMOST LOST THAT TRUCK. HE HAD A LITTLE BIT OF HELP FROM BLISS TO SPEED BY MUSGRAVE AND ALMOST RESULTED IN THE 00 SPINNING OUT. YOU SEE THEY’RE BOTH A GREAT DEAL FASTER THAN TED. WE KNOW TED IS ON NOW OLDER TIRES.>>JUST TWO LEFT SIDE TIRES ON HIS LAST PIT STOP. LET’S TAKE A LOOK BACK AT THE 00 OF A.J. ALLMENDINGER, ON THE INSIDE OF THE 9 OF TED MUSGRAVE. WATCH HIS HANDS INSIDE THAT TRUCK. SEE HIM TURN BACK TO THE RIGHT? HE’S TURNING BACK TO THE RIGHT. WAY BACK TO THE RIGHT. NOW HE’S GOING TO TURN BACK TO THE LEFT.>>THAT’S THE WORST OF TWO WORLDS. HAD HE A TRUCK ON THE OUTSIDE AND A TRUCK ON HIS TAILGATE. THAT WILL MAKE YOU LOOSER THAN EVER.>>DID A GOOD JOB SAVING THAT TRUCK.>>HANDS FULL FOR A.J. ALLMENDINGER. OUT IN FRONT OF THE FIELD. IT’S THE CAMPING WORLD NUMBER 33 SLEFRL>>>WELCOME BACK TO LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY. NEXT CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES RACE LIVE ON FOX. WE’LL BE LIVE ON FOX NEXT WEEK. THAT’S SATURDAY, MAY 26th, 1:00 P.M. EASTERN. IT’S THE SHORT TRACK RACING. OHIO TO 50. TOMORROW, WHAT A FINISH TO A GREAT WEEKEND AS FAR AS RIGHT HERE AT LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY. IT IS THE BIG, BIG SHOW. THE NEXTEL ALL-STAR CHALLENGE THAT TAKES PLACE AT 7:00 P.M. TOMORROW NIGHT. AND THAT IS LIVE ON SPEED. AND WHAT A DAY LEADING UP TO THAT.>>SO WE’LL GO FROM NOON TILL MIDNIGHT ON SPEED.>>AND I HAVE TO CONGRATULATE SPEED BECAUSE THE WHOLE WEEK THIS WEEK HAS BEEN ALL ABOUT ALL-STAR WEEK. AND I THINK OUR ALL-STAR EVENT DESERVES THAT. AND SPEED HAS DONE IT UP RIGHT.>>PUTTING ON AN ALL-STAR PERFORMANCE RIGHT NOW IS RON HORNADAY.>>HE’S PUTTING ON A BIT OF A CLINIC RIGHT NOW, ALMOST A FIVE-SECOND LEAD OVER OUR SECOND PLACE TRUCK OF MIKE SKINNER.>>WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO, IF THERE’S A CAUTION AND THE GUY THAT’S THE BEST AT RESTARTS HAS THE FASTEST TRUCK.>>AND HE’S OUT FRONT. VERY DIFFICULT.>>WE NEED FOR SOMEBODY TO BEAT HIM OFF PIT ROAD.>>THEN WE CAN SEE HIM GET ANOTHER GREAT RESTART. YOU KNOW WHAT WE NEVER KNOW? WE CAN’T PREDICT HOW ALL THIS IS GOING TO TURN OUT.>>IMPACT — EXACTLY. HE MAY NOT WANT TO WORK ON HIS TRUCK BECAUSE IT’S SO GOOD AND EVERYONE ELSE IS GOING TO TRY TO MAKE THEIR TRUCKS BETTER.>>THE OTHER THING YOU’VE GOT TO FACTOR INTO RON HORNADAY’S ADRENALINE RIGHT NOW IS THAT HIS BOSS IS BEHIND HIM. HE’S GOT TO MAKE SURE HE RUNS WELL BECAUSE KEVIN HARVICK IS BACK THERE.>>A SPIN ON FOUR.>>IN THE 75 SPUN OFF OF TURN FOUR, ACTUALLY GOT INTO THE INFIELD A LITTLE BIT SOONER THAN SOME OF THE TRUCKS THAT HAD SPUN DURING PRACTICE TODAY.>>THAT WAS A LAZY SPIN. HE MUST HAVE LOST IT AND THEN ALMOST SAVED IT. THEN THE THING FINALLY GOT AWAY FROM HIM.>>WHAT THIS MEANS, 46 LAPS TO GO. THAT MEANS EVERYBODY WILL BE IN THEIR PIT WINDOW.>>JUST COME AROUND.>>EVERYBODY CAN MAKE IT FROM HERE. THEY’RE GOING TO COME IN ON THIS CAUTION FLAG MORE THAN LIKELY MOST OF THESE GUYS WILL PUT FOUR TIRES ON, AND THEY’LL BE GOOD TO GO TO THE END.>>IF YOU LOOK AT THE LAP TIMES, PHIL, THEY DON’T FALL OFF MUCH PAST A 30.70 OR 30.80. THEY PIT NOW, THEY’RE PROBABLY DONE PITTING.>>I THINK SO, TOO.>>ABOUT 40 LAPS WERE RUN SINCE OUR LAST CAUTION AS CHAD McCUMBEE IS THE RECIPIENT OF THE AARON’S LUCKY DOG.>>DO YOU KNOW THAT EVERYONE IS A LUCKY DOG AT AARON’S?>>I BELIEVE YOU. I’LL BELIEVE ON YOU THAT.>>I’LL JUST STOP RIGHT THERE, THEN.>>DENNIS SETZER, WE TALKED ABOUT HIM WANTING TO COME BACK TO THE BOTTOM, GOT AWAY FROM HIM. UNFORTUNATELY, HE WILL LOSE A LAP DURING THAT SPIN.>>THIS IS WHEN THE COMPLEXITY OF THE RACE CHANGES. YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU BRING THESE VEHICLES DOWN PIT ROAD, WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN.>>AND THEY ARE COMING DOWN PIT ROAD NOW. ADAM ALEXANDER.>>RON HORNADAY JR., THE GUY LEADING THEM. HE CAME ON THE RADIO, TOLD HIS CREW CHIEF EXACTLY WHERE I WANT IT. HE SAID, “FOUR TIRES, FUEL, NO ADJUSTMENTS. THESE TIRES MATCH THE LAST ONES. THIS SHOULD BE OUR FINAL STOP OF THE NIGHT.” RON HORNADAY IN. UP TO RAY DUNLAP.>>TODD BODINE AND MIKE SKINNER AT THIS END. SKINNER COMES IN, THEY’RE GOING TO MAKE A TRACK BAR ADJUSTMENT ON HIS TOYOTA TUNDRA. AND AN AIR PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT ON THE RIGHT FRONT. YOU SEE THE WRENCH IN ON THE TRACK BAR ON THAT RIGHT SIDE. GO DOWN TWO ROUNDS. PLENTY OF FUEL GOING IN. THEY SAID THIS IS THE LAST STOP OF THE NIGHT, GUYS. WE CAN MAKE IT FROM HERE ON FUEL. THEY’VE GOT THE TIRES PUT ON, AND THEY WILL NOT BE THE FIRST OFF PIT ROAD. HORNADAY WILL GET OUT AHEAD OF THEM. THE 18, THEY’LL HAVE A LOT OF SPOTS LOST. SKINNER SECOND, HE’LL GO OUT ABOUT SIXTH OR SEVENTH.>>TOUGH STOP FOR THE 5 OF MIKE SKINNER. BUT>>>TO AIDE TODAY’S “TOOLS OF THE TRADE,” I WANT TO INTRODUCE YOU TO THIS SNAP RING PLIERS SET. PEOPLE SAY TO ME ALL THE TIME, WHAT IN THE WORLD IS THIS CRAZY TOOL? WELL, IF YOU LOOK HERE, YOU’LL NOTICE THERE ARE TWO DISTINCT PRONGS THAT STICK OUT OF A SNAP RING PLIERS SET. WHAT DO TEAMS USE IT FOR? WELL, THIS IS A SNAP RING ON THE INSIDE OF THIS REAR TRAILING ARM. AND WHEN YOU PULL THAT IN TIGHT, YOU CAN GET THE SNAP RING OUT LIKE THAT. AND THAT ALLOWS YOU TO PULL THIS END CAP OUT. NOW, LOTS OF DRIVERS MIGHT SAY I WANT TO PUT A RUBBER BUSHING OR A DIFFERENT PIECE IN THERE. THE TEAM GOES TO WORK. THEY DO THAT. YOU PUT THE SNAP RING BACK IN. YOU RELEASE IT. AND RIGHT THERE YOU GO. NOW, THIS HAS 15 DIFFERENT SIZES OF TOPS THAT YOU CAN PUT ON TO THESE THREE DIFFERENT VERY UNIQUE TOOLS. AND ALWAYS YOU CAN GET THEM AT SEARS.>>MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT THIS CRAFTSMAN TOOLS OF THE TRADE AND THE OTHER GREAT PROGRAMMING ON SPEED ON DEMAND.>>RICK, YOU REMEMBER EARLIER WHEN I SAID THE CUP GUYS WERE WATCHING THESE TRUCKS SAYING OOH, THREE WIDE. THIS IS GOING TO BE FUN TOMORROW NIGHT?>>YEAH.>>RIGHT NOW PART OF THE STRATEGY, YOU’LL SEE TOMORROW NIGHT, COULD BE PLAYED OUT RIGHT THIS MINUTE. THESE CUP GUYS COULD BE LOOKING AT THE FACT THAT A.J. GOT TWO TIRES. HORNADAY GOT FOUR. BUT BEHIND HORNADAY, BENSON, SCHRADER, SAUTER, A LOT OF GUYS GOT TWO TIRES.>>I LOVE WHEN PIT STRATEGY IS INVOLVED WITH THE OUTCOME OF A RACE.>>IT HAS TO BE.>>GREEN FLAG FLIES. WE’RE BACK UNDER WAY. HORNADAY ALL OVER THE BACK BUMPER OF A.J. ALLMENDINGER.>>HE’S JUST TRYING TO HELP HIM GET GOING, WHICH WAS SWEET, I THOUGHT.>>I THINK HE DID THAT TO MARK MARTIN IN CALIFORNIA. AGAIN, OUT IN FRONT, IT’S A.J. ALLMENDINGER. ADAM ALEXANDER, HOW’D HE GET THERE?>>IT WAS RIGHT SIDE TIRES ONLY FOR A.J. ALLMENDINGER, RICK. OF COURSE, HE HAD THE INCIDENT EARLIER TODAY IN PRACTICE, DIDN’T EVEN GET THE SECOND PRACTICE SESSION, BUT A GOOD QUALIFYING RUN AND SOME GOOD PIT STRATEGY BY JASON OEBERSTREET HAS HIM IN GOOD TRACK POSITION AS WE CLOSE IN ON THE LATTER STAGES. ALSO A GOOD PIT STOP FOR JOHNNY BENSON. THE REASON WHY, FUEL ONLY ON HIS TOYOTA. WE’LL WATCH BOTH THOSE TRUCKS AND SEE HOW IT PANS OUT CLOSING IN ON THE END.>>LOOK AT A.J., NOT ONLY DID HE GET THE LEAD, BUT BEEN ABLE TO MAINTAIN IT. PUT GROUND ON HORNADAY THROUGH ONE AND TWO. HERE COMES HORNADAY BACK AS THEY ENTER THREE.>>WHEN THE AIR PRESSURE IS BUILT UP, THAT’S WHEN IT’S REALLY GOING TO HIT ITS SWEET SPOT.>>AND HORNADAY’S BEEN SO STRONG ROLLING THROUGH THE CORNERS. HE GAINED SO MUCH ON ALL OF THE TRUCKS THAT HE’S BEEN ABLE TO GET BY. AND THEN ONCE HE GOT OUT FRONT, HE PUT ALMOST FIVE SECONDS ON THE FIELD.>>BUT IT’S ONE THING TO HAVE A TRUCK THAT’S FAST OUT FRONT, RICK. WE HEARD PEOPLE TALKING EARLIER, A TRUCK IS BETTER WHEN IT’S OUT IN FRONT. RIGHT NOW HORNADAY’S GOT A TRUCK BEHIND ANOTHER TRUCK. WILL HE BE ABLE TO MAKE HIS WAY AROUND EVEN THOUGH THE FACT HE HAS TWO BETTER TIRES? RAY, WHAT ARE THEY SAYING IN THE 5 PIT?>>SKINNER WAS UPSET ABOUT THAT PIT STOP, CAME IN SECOND, WENT OUT NINTH. HAD HE HAD A LUGNUT HUNG UP ON THE LEFT REAR. HIS CREW CHIEF SAID KEEP FOCUSED. THEY RESTARTED NINTH. SKINNER ON THE MOVE JUST A LITTLE WITH MARK MARTIN JUST AHEAD OF HIM.>>RIGHT SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN, WATCH THE LEFT SIDE OF THAT TRUCK. LOOK AT THE LEFT REAR. THEY’RE GOING TO DROP THE JACK MOMENTARILY. WATCH THE REACTION OF THOSE GUYS RIGHT THERE. THEY KNEW THAT THAT WAS NOT A GOOD PIT STOP. THERE’S KEVIN HARVICK WHO CAME IN RUNNING WAY BEHIND WHERE SKINNER WAS. A LOT OF TRUCKS BEAT HIM OUT OF THE PITS.>>THIS IS MARK MARTIN JUST IN FRONT OF MIKE SKINNER. RIGHT ALONG WITH TED MUSGRAVE. AARON FIKE IN THE NUMBER 1.>>THAT’S DAVID STARR, THE 10 TRUCK ON THE OUTSIDE, BEING SHOWN ONE LAP DOWN.>>HORNADAY IS ALL OVER ALLMENDINGER. HE’S TRIED HIM HIGH AND LOW, BUT HE CAN’T CLOSE THE DEAL, PHIL. BUT HE’S A LOT FASTER.>>HE REALLY IS. BUT A.J.’S DONE A GREAT JOB KEEPING THAT TRUCK ON THE BOTTOM OF THE RACETRACK. HE HASN’T MADE ANY MISTAKE, HE’S HIT HIS MARKS. WE HEARD HIS CHIEF TELL HIM JUST TO BE SMOOTH. HE’S DONE A GREAT JOB.>>THERE’S ONLY SO LONG YOU CAN HOLD OFF A CAT THAT’S AS FAST AS HORNADAY IS. A.J.’S DOING A GREAT JOB.>>HE WIGGLED RIGHT THERE, MICHAEL, AND THAT ALLOWED THE 33 OF HORNADAY TO GET UP BESIDE HIM.>>IT WAS ABOUT THAT LONG.>>BUT THERE’S A CHANCE WHEN THEY GET DOWN TO THREE A.J. WILL LEARN A CHANCE ON THE HIGH SIDE. HE RUNS AROUND, BUT HORNADAY DROPS — THAT TRUCK’S JUST FAST.>>JOHNNY BENSON MAINTAINS THE THIRD POSITION WITH THE 23 TOYOTA. TODD BODINE IS A LITTLE BIT BEHIND THIS BATTLE. FOR THE TOP THREE POSITIONS. HE’S IN FOURTH. POINTS LEADER COMING INTO THIS RACE, MIKE SKINNER HAD A 108-POINT LEAD. OVER SECOND PLACE, TODD BODINE. BODINE NOW RUNNING IN FOURTH. SKINNER DROPPED BACK TO SEVENTH.>>THESE CATS HERE CAN’T FIGURE OUT WHERE THEY’RE GOING. I’M NOT KIDDING YOU. I’VE NEVER SEEN MORE SIDE-BY-SIDE RACING IN ONE RACE THAN I’VE SEEN HERE TONIGHT. THEY’RE ALL OVER ONE ANOTHER.>>TEN LEAD CHANGES BETWEEN SEVEN DIFFERENT DRIVERS. WITH 35 LAPS TO GO FROM LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY.>>>CAUTION FLAG HAS FLOWN. LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY. IT’S THE FIFTH CAUTION OF THE NIGHT. THE TWO TRUCKS INVOLVED, THE 09 OF JOEY CLANTON, THE 99 OF ERIK DARNELL.>>LOOKED LIKE HE PUSHED UP THE TRACK OR DIDN’T KNOW 99 WAS THERE, SQUEEZED HIM INTO THE OUTSIDE WALL AND THAT TURNED HIM INTO THE OUTSIDE WALL. THEN THEY WENT ALL THE WAY DOWN THE BACK STRETCH. YOU SEE THE FRONT TIRES OF THE 99 OF ERIK DARNELL WILL BE LOCKED UP MOMENTARILY AND THE 09 RIDE AGO LONG.>>THOSE GUYS JUST RAN OUT OF ROOM OFF TURN TWO. I KNOW THE 99’s PROBABLY THINKING YOU CUT ME OFF, BUT, YOU KNOW, THE 99 A YEAR DOWN THE ROAD OR MAYBE NEXT TIME, HE’LL SAY, HMM, I WONDER IF THATGY’S GOING TO GIVE ME ROOM OR NOT AND JUST BREATHE OUT OF IT ENOUGH TO WHERE HE DOESN’T GET HIMSELF IN A CRASH.>>KYLE BUSCH, NUMBER 51, CAME BACK IN. LOOKS LIKE HE TOPPED OFF WITH FUEL.>>WE ALSO SAW SKINNER TO PIT ROAD. WHY DID SKINNER COME TO PIT ROAD?>>MICHAEL, THEY FELT LIKE THEY POSSIBLY HAD AN EQUALIZED TIRE, A BAD VIBRATION, ONE HE COULD NOT GET ALL THE WAY THROUGH THIS RACE. SO THEY HAD TO COME IN AND PIT AND PUT TIRES ON IT. I THOUGHT MAYBE HE JUST DIDN’T LIKE THAT SET, IT WAS A BIGGER PROBLEM THAN THAT. THE BIG QUESTION NOW IS THEY GIVE UP SEVENTH ON THE SPEEDWAY TO COME IN AND GET THOSE TIRES. WE WONDER IF HE CAN GET BACK THERE IN THIS SHORT NUMBER OF LAPS. ADAM?>>INTERESTING EXCHANGE UNDER CAUTION BETWEEN LEADER RON HORNADAY AND HIS SPOTTER, RICK CORELLI. REFERRING TO THE LAST RESTART WHEN HORNADAY WAS BEHIND ALLMENDINGER SAYING HE DID A PRETTY GOOD JOB OF BLOCKING YOU ON THE RESTART, DIDN’T HE, MR. HORNADAY? AND RON SAID, “YEAH, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? I BACKED UP AND LET IT HAPPEN.” CORELLI SAID, “GREAT JOB USING YOUR PATIENCE.” AND RICK SAID, “IT’S ALL YOURS, RON. GO GET THEM.”>>I THINK THAT’S CONFIDENCE.>>WELL, THIS IS THAT RESTART I TALKED ABOUT. IT’S THE GUY THAT GETS THE BEST RESTARTS WITH THE FASTEST TRUCK IN THE FRONT. WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO, PHIL?>>HE’S GOING TO GET ANOTHER GOOD RESTART AND OPEN UP THREE TRUCK LENGTHS ON A.J. ALLMENDINGER.>>I THINK WE’RE GOING TO WATCH HIM.>>ALLMENDINGER HAS STAYED WITH HIM AS THEY WORK THROUGH ONE AND TWO.>>A.J. IS A CAT THAT GETS IT. WE’VE SEEN HIM IN HIS CUP CAR. HE QUALIFIES, HE STRUGGLES IN THE RACE, BUT HE SHOWS SPEED AND GETS IN A TRUCK. JASON OEBERSTREET MADE A GOOD CALL. HE WRECKED IN PRACTICE, BUT HE QUALIFIED, RUNNING DECENT, AND NOW SECOND WITH 30 LAPS TO GO.>>HE HAD VERY LITTLE PRACTICE. GREAT BATTLE FOR FIFTH. MARK MARTIN, 21, TRYING TO GET BY THE 88 OF MATT CRAFTON FOR THE FIFTH POSITION.>>THERE’S KENNY SCHRADER RIGHT BEHIND THIS GROUP. HE’S RUNNING SEVENTH RIGHT NOW ALONG WITH KEVIN HARVICK IN EIGHTH.>>BUT ANYWAY, ALLMENDINGER GOT VERY LITTLE PRACTICE. REMEMBER LAST WEEK WHEN THE TRUCK SERIES WAS HERE FOR A TWO-DAY PRACTICE. GOOD BATTLE FOR SECOND. JOHNNY’S GOING TO TAKE OVER THE SECOND SPOT FROM ALLMENDINGER. HE ONLY GOT ONE DAY BECAUSE THEY HAD TO GO TO DARLINGTON FOR HIS NEXTEL CUP CAR.>>AND JOSH WISE TESTED THAT TRUCK THE NEXT NIGHT, AND JOSH, YOUNG KID WHO WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP FOR TONY STEWART, HE’S GOING TO DRIVE THIS TRUCK SOME THIS YEAR, DROVE IT AT KANSAS A COUPLE WEEKS AGO. JOSH WAS IN THE TOP TEN IN THIS TRUCK AS WELL. JASON OVERSTREET AND THOSE GUYS ARE MAKING THAT AARON’S DREAM MACHINE BE A FAST TRUCK.>>JOHNNY BENSON RIGHT NOW TRYING TO GAIN BACK SOME OF THOSE 50 POINTS THAT HE LOST FROM THE NASCAR PENALTY THAT WAS INCURRED BY THE TEAM FROM LAST WEEK’S TESTING INCIDENT.>>WELL, YOU’VE GOT TO APPRECIATE THE JOB THEY’RE DOING. I MEAN, HORNADAY’S BEEN DOMINANT. THERE’S JOHNNY IN SECOND, FIGHTING BACK FROM ISSUES THEY HAD LAST WEEK.>>JOHNNY BENSON WITH FIVE WINS TO HIS CAREER. THE LAST ONE COMING TOWARD THE END OF THE SEASON LAST YEAR. AT PHOENIX.>>WHAT A PERFORMANCE THAT WAS. SPUN OUT ON THE SECOND — >>THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE FIRST LAP.>>FIRST LAP OF THE RACE, HE SPUN OUT RIGHT ON THE INSIDE OF HIS TEAMMATE. AND WORKED HIS WAY BACK TO THE FRONT. WELL, NOW HE HAS TO GET BY THE 33 OF RON HORNADAY. CAN HE DO IT? HE’S GOT 27 LAPS TO GO.>>>WELCOME BACK TO THE QUAKER STEAK & LUBE 200 PRESENTED BY DODGE. WE’RE RIDING ALONG WITH KEVIN HARVICK. THE REASON HE’S SLOWING DOWN IS HE HAS EXPIRED. THIS IS THE END OF THE RUN FOR KEVIN HARVICK. HE WILL PULL THAT TRUCK INTO THE GARAGE. AND SO NOT A GOOD EVENING FOR KEVIN HARVICK AS HE’S ABOUT TO CLIMB OUT OF HIS TRUCK.>>THEY’RE NOT GOING TO TELL RON HORNADAY ABOUT THAT, ARE THEY, RICK?>>I HOPE NOT. SUNDAY ON SPEED, DON’T MISS “THE SPEED REPORT.” GO BEYOND THE HIGHLIGHTS AND STATS. GET THE WHY WITH THE SPEED REPORT. SUNDAY, 7:00 EASTERN, 4:00 PACIFIC ONLY ON SPEED.>>AND THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE A LOT TO TALK ABOUT ON “THE SPEED REPORT” WITH THE NEXTEL ALL-STAR CHALLENGE HERE TOMORROW NIGHT ON SPEED. THE NEXTEL OPEN. WE’LL HAVE THE TRUCK SERIES TO TALK ABOUT. WHAT A GREAT WEEKEND FOR RACING.>>HOW ABOUT THE SERIES IN TOLEDO?>>THAT WILL BE LIVE ON SPEED AT NOON ON SUNDAY.>>ALL I TOLD Y’ALL IS I’VE GOT MY TiVo SET. I CAN’T WAIT TILL SUNDAY. I’M GOING TO LIVE ON SPEED JUST LIKE I HAVE ALL WEEK.>>WELL, AT NOON YOU’LL HAVE TO STOP YOUR TiVo AND WATCH THE RACE AND THEN GO BACK TO YOUR TiVo. IS THAT A DEAL?>>I LOVE IT. YOU GUYS WILL BE THERE CALLING THE ACTION. WE’LL HAVE KEN BUTLER III, WATCH HIM, SEE HOW HE DOES.>>WE WILL, KEEP AN EYE ON HIM. T.J. BELL MOVES INTO THE NINTH POSITION. GREAT RUN FOR BELL.>>REALLY SHOT PAST TED MUSGRAVE RIGHT THERE. BJORKLUND ON THE INSIDE OF MUSGRAVE RIGHT NOW.>>. >>BLAKE A LAP DOWN, A COUPLE, ACTUALLY.>>BUT GETTING GOOD EXPERIENCE RIGHT NOW. MIKE SKINNER BATTLING HIS WAY BACK INTO THE TOP TEN.>>SKINNER THOUGHT HE HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE TIRE, CAME ON TO PIT ROAD, SENT HIM ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE HIGH TEENS, LOW 20s WHEN HE CAME BACK OUT ONTO THE TRACK, AND AS YOU MENTIONED, HAS WORKED HIS WAY BACK UP INTO CONTENTION FOR A TOP TEN RUN.>>WE SAID HE WAS SEVENTH WHEN HE PITTED. WE DIDN’T THINK HE COULD GET EVEN BACK TO THERE, PHIL.>>I’M SURPRISED THAT HE’S GOTTEN BACK TO 11th. HASN’T BEEN ABLE TO GET BY THE 8 OF BLAKE BJORKLUND, THE LAP TRUCK. WE’RE RUNNING OUT OF LAPS, ONLY 18 LAPS TO GO. AGAIN, MAYBE THAT CONVENTIONAL SETUP, THE NONSETUP, MAY STRUGGLE A LITTLE BIT IN TRAFFIC, MICHAEL.>>LOOK HERE, THIS IS A GREAT BATTLE FOR SECOND. BENSON AROUND ALLMENDINGER ON THE RESTART, BUT A.J.’s BEEN HEATING JOHNNY UP, BEEN ALL OVER HIM IN THAT AARON’S DREAM TRUCK. CAN’T QUITE MAKE THE MOVE. BUT YOU SEE JOHNNY GETS IN THE CORNER A LITTLE EASIER THAN A.J., BUT THEN STRETCHES IT OUT AS THEY EXIT. IT’S TWO DIFFERENT PHILOSOPHIES. YOU CAN DRIVE A TRUCK MANY MANY DIFFERENT WAYS.>>1.9 SECONDS, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RON HORNADAY IN FRONTS OF THE FIELD AND JOHNNY BENSON RUNNING IN SECOND.>>>LET’S LOOK AT TONIGHT’S “STAY IN THE GAME WITH JUST FOR MEN MOMENT.” TALK ABOUT HAVING YOUR HANDS FULL HERE, GUYS.>>WATCH THESE HANDS. WATCH HIM. HE’S GOING TO HAVE TO CORRECT THAT TRUCK AND TURN TO THE RIGHT. THERE HE’S GOING TO TURN TO THE RIGHT A LITTLE BIT. A LITTLE BIT SIDEWAYS.>>WATCH THIS SWIPE AT IT, BILL.>>NOW ALL THE WAY TO THE LOCK. THE LEFT ARM LOCKS IT AGAINST THE RIGHT ARM, AND NEVER BACKS OFF THE THROTTLE.>>THERE’S NO WAY HE EVER LIFTED. HE JUST KEPT HIS FOOT ON THE FLOOR.>>CAUTION, JOHNNY BENSON HARD INTO THE WALL. YOU SEE THE DAMAGE TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THAT TRACK. THAT’S OUR SIXTH CAUTION OF THE NIGHT. AND JOHNNY BENSON WAS IN CONTENTION.>>IT LOOKS A LOT LIKE THE 60 OF JACK SPRAGUE’S TRUCK.>>THAT’S WEIRD. A COUPLE LONG RUNS AND A COUPLE OF — >>RIGHT FRONT TIRE ISSUES, IT APPEARS. THERE HE IS RIGHT THERE, RUNNING SECOND. THAT’S A.J. ALLMENDINGER, 00, RIGHT BELOW THE WHITE LINE, JUST LIKE JACK SPRAGUE WAS.>>ONLY BETTER. AT LEAST HE MADE IT TO THE MIDDLE. JACK DIPPED DOWN INTO THE TURN AND TOOK A WORSE ANGLE ON THAT LOB.>>JOHNNY WAS AT LEAST AS SLOW HE WAS GOING TO GO IN THAT CORNER WHEN THAT HAPPENED. A LOT OF DAMAGE TO THAT EXIDE TOYOTA.>>RAY DUNLAP, I BELIEVE YOU’VE CAUGHT UP WITH ANOTHER DRIVER OUT OF THIS RACE.>>KEVIN HARVICK OUT WITH A BROKEN ENGINE. HOW MUCH WERE YOU RUNNING WIDE OPEN?>>IT WAS CLOSE TO WIDE OPEN. THE SLEFRL WAS HANDLING REALLY GOOD. AND JUST COULDN’T QUITE GET WHERE WE NEEDED TO BE ON TRACK POSITIONWISE. HAD A LITTLE PROBLEM. I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT WAS. 10th, 11th, 12th AND JUST SHUT IT OFF TO FIND OUT WHAT IT WAS.>>AS DRIVER, YOU’RE OUT, BUT AS OWNER, YOU MIGHT WIN. YOU SHOULD ROOT ON HORNADAY.>>I’M GOING TO STAND BACK HERE. I DON’T WANT TO JINX ANYTHING.>>BAD LUCK IS DONE FOR THE DAY.>>CLIMBING OUT OF THE TRUCK. JOHNNY BENSON LOOKS TO BE OKAY. BUT, OBVIOUSLY, TWO HITS IN A >>>NO POINTS, NO CHAMPIONSHIP. IT’S 1 MILLION BUCKS TO FINISH FIRST. NOW, THAT IS OBVIOUSLY THE RACE THAT’S GOING TO TAKE PLACE TOMORROW. IT’S ONE DAY AWAY, THE NASCAR NEXTEL ALL-STAR CHALLENGE ONLY RIGHT HERE ON SPEED.>>THESE GUYS HAVE A TENDENCY TO WRECK EVERY NOW AND THEN, TOO, GUYS.>>THEY DO OCCASIONALLY.>>YOU’VE SEEN IT, HAVEN’T YOU?>>I HAVE SEEN IT.>>WE’VE SEEN SIDE-BY SIDE RACING ALL NIGHT TONIGHT AND WE EXPECT THAT ALL NIGHT TOMORROW NIGHT AS WELL. WE’LL BE BACK WITH MORE AND THE FINISH. 3.5-LITER V6… AND ESP WITH ALL-SPEED
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THE CUP HOLDER ALSO COOLS? THE ALL-NEW DODGE AVENGER. ♪ HIT IT ♪ ♪♪>>>WITH LESS THAN EIGHT LAPS REMAINING, LET’S LOOK AT HOW WE GOT HERE. THE SUN SET UNDER THE LIGHTS FOR THE SIXTH RACE OF THE SEASON. MIKE SKINNER FRONT OF THE FIELD. EARLY ON, PROBLEMS FOR JUSTIN HOBGOOD.>>LOSES CONTROL, BACKS THAT TOYOTA INTO THE OUTSIDE WALL.>>THEN IT WAS SIDE-BY-SIDE RACING. A BATTLE FOR THE LEAD, ANOTHER BATTLE FOR THE LEAD. RON HORNADAY WITH A STRONG TRUCK. BUT IT WAS A LOT OF PROBLEMS, TOO. JACK SPRAGUE EARLY ON, GETTING INTO THE WALL WITH THE RIGHT FRONT TIRE GOING DOWN.>>HARD, HARD CONTACT WITH THE OUTSIDE WALL.>>A LITTLE MORE CONTACT. THAT WAS THE 51 OF KYLE BUSCH SCRAPING THE WALL. AND THEN PROBLEMS FOR THE 75 OF DENNIS SETZER. HE SPINS ACROSS THE INFIELD.>>AND THE BACK STRETCH, JOEY CLANTON, THE 09 AND 99 OF ERIK DARNELL GET TOGETHER COMING OFF TURN TWO.>>ENTHIS THE GUY LEADING THE RACE, HIS TEAMMATE, HIS ENGINE BREAKS AND HE PULLS TO THE PIT, THAT’S KEVIN HARVICK. SFWOO THEN IT WAS JOHNNY BENSON, MOST RECENTLY THE RIGHT FRONT GOING DOWN ON THAT TRUCK. HE GETS INTO THE WALL, HAS TO CLIMB OUT, MAKE HIS WAY INTO THE AMBULANCE. RON HORNADAY OUT IN FRONT AFTER 126 LAPS. WE’VE HAD SEVEN DIFFERENT LEADERS CHANGING HANDS, TEN TIMES, THE LEAD, AND SIX CAUTIONS.>>SIX TRUCKS OUT. WE’LL HAVE A SINGLE-FILE RESTART. THERE’S ALLMENDINGER, SCHRADER, THE FASTENAL DODGE. GOING SIXTH RIGHT NOW.>>WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS RESTART, PHIL? YOU’VE GOT RON HORNADAY. HE’S ON THE RESTART, AS WE KNOW. YOU’VE GOT ALLMENDINGER, SORT OF A WILDCARD, AN INDY CAR RACER. HE’S NEVER BEEN IN SECOND WITH A HANDFUL OF LAPS TO GO. HOW WILL HE RESPOND? BECAUSE BEHIND HIM, BODINE, THE CHAMPION. IT DOESN’T GET EASY.>>MARK MARTIN BEHIND HIM. I’LL MAKE A PREDICTION. I THINK HORNADAY IS A RESTART MASTER. A.J. WILL NOT JUMP BY HIM, BUT HE’S GOT MARTIN CHOMPING AT THE BIT. I THINK THERE’S GOING TO BE A BATTLE FOR SECOND IN THIS FIRST LAP AFTER THE RESTART.>>I WISH I AGREED WITH YOU. BUT I LIKE SEEING OLD D.W.’s TRUCK RIGHT THERE IN THE SECOND SPOT. I SEE A.J. MAKING A RUN ON HORNADAY AND MAKING US ALL GO, HOW DID HE DO IT? HOW DID HE — >>THAT’S NOT RON HORNADAY.>>WELL, HE HAS BEEN IMPRESSIVE IN THE FEW RACES WE’VE SEEN HIM HERE IN THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES. HE’S BEEN IMPRESSIVE IN THE NEXTEL CUP RACES WE’VE SEEN HIM RUN IN.>>LIKE I SAID, HE’S A CAT WHEN HE STUMBLED IN. YOU WATCHED HIM A LITTLE BIT AND SAID THIS GUY’S GOT POTENTIAL.>>HE FINISHED SIXTH AT TALLADEGA LAST YEAR.>>YOU LOOK AT ALL THOSE THINGS AND WATCH HIM MAKE PROGRESS IN THE TRUCK SERIES. SECOND TONIGHT IN THIS TRUCK SERIES RACE. HE’S TO I APPOINT WHERE PEOPLE SAY HE’LL GET IT. HE’LL BE A GUY WHO MAKES IT AT THIS LEVEL.>>IT WASN’T JUST A GOOD TRUCK THAT HE HAD. HE’S HAD HIS HANDS FULL. HE’S BEEN ABLE TO RACE THAT THING TO THE FRONT.>>THE LAST TIME HE WAS IN IT BEFORE THE RACE STARTED WAS QUALIFYING. THE TIME BEFORE THAT HE HAD WRECKED. THE CREW REPAIRED IT PERFECTLY AND MADE A CALL AND GOT HIM TO THE FRONT WITH TWO TIRES.>>THE GREEN FLAG FLIES. HORNADAY IN FRONT WITH A.J. ALLMENDINGER.>>TRUCKS ARE GOING EVERYWHERE BACK THERE. JUMPS TO THE OUTSIDE IN THE 16 TRUCK.>>RON HORNADAY, A GREAT RESTART. BUT A.J. ALLMENDINGER NOT LETTING HIM GO. THREE WIDE AS THEY COME OUT OF TWO.>>THEY’RE GOING TO GET TOGETHER, TOO.>>RICK CRAWFORD JUST BARELY SQUEEZED IN FRONT OF THE 5 OF MIKE SKINNER.>>CRAWFORD MOVING TOWARD THE FRONT. SKINNER AND SKIL BUSCH RACING BACK HERE WITH TRAVIS KVAPIL. LOOK AT CRAWFORD GO. HE GETS BY T.J. BELL AS HE CONTINUES TOWARD THE FRONT.>>I MEAN, THERE’S FIVE LAPS TO GO. WE COULD STILL HAVE SOME ISSUES.>>ALLMENDINGER WAS HOLDING ON TO SECOND WHEN HE WENT BY THE START/FINISH LINE.>>COMFORTABLY IN SECOND.>>AND ALSO CHALLENGING HORNADAY. WATCH TURN TWO HERE. THERE TL ARE POSITION AFTER POSITION BEING CONTESTED.>>FIVE LAPS OF RACING TO GO. THEY MAKE THEIR WAY BACK IN FRONT OF THE GRANDSTANDS. RON HORNADAY, A.J. ALLMENDINGER, THAT TIME SEPARATED BY JUST OVER .1 OF A SECOND.>>JUST FOUR LAPS TO GO. A.J. IS ALL OVER HORNADAY.>>TODD BODINE HOLDING ON TO THIRD. THEN BACK TO FOURTH IS MARK MARTIN, MATT CRAFTON IN THE FIFTH POSITION.>>A.J. CAN TASTE IT. HE WANTS SOME OF HORNADAY.>>IT’S A BATTLE FOR SEVENTH RIGHT THERE, THE 16 OF MIKE BLISS TAKES OVER THE SEVENTH SPOT OVER THE 18 OF KEN SCHRADER. HERE’S RICK CRAWFORD FALLING BACK A LITTLE ON THE OUTSIDE.>>THREE LAPS OF RACING TO GO. TODD BODINE RIGHT NOW RUNNING IN THIRD. RAY DUNLAP?>>GUYS, BODINE HAS BEEN WEARING A PAINTED-UP HELMET EVERY RACE. BUT THEY REMINDED HIM HE HASN’T WON SO TODAY HE WENT BACK TO THE WHITE HELMET. THE CREW CHIEF JUST REMINDED HIM, GOT THE WHITE HELMET ON TONIGHT, THAT MEANS WE NORMALLY WIN.>>WELL, AND THE CAUTION HAS COME BACK OUT ONCE AGAIN, THE 99, TROUBLES CONTINUE FOR ERIK DARNELL.>>LOOKS JUST LIKE THAT 60 TRUCK AND THE 23 OF JOHNNY BENSON.>>YOU CAN HAVE THE HIGHS OF THE LAST RACE WE WERE IN WHEN HE WON AND THE LOWS OF NOT BEING ABLE TO FINISH THIS ONE.>>WELL, THIS PROBABLY WAS PRECIPITATED BY HIS CONTACT ON THE BACK STRAIGHTAWAY AND GOT ON THE CORNER, SOMETHING RUBBING, BLEW THE RIGHT FRONT TIRE UP. HE WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TRACK AND BLEW OUT AND WENT INTO THE WALL. IF YOU’RE ALLMENDINGER, DO YOU SAY, YES, I’VE GOT ANOTHER SHOT AT HIM, OR DARN IT, I MIGHT LOSE SECOND?>>HE’S A WINNER. HE WON A BUNCH OF CHAMP CAR RACES LAST YEAR. I THINK HE SAYS YEAH, MAN, GIVE ME ANOTHER SHOT AT HIM!>>HE’S GOT HORNADAY IN FRONT OF HIM.>>SO WHAT?>>IS LOOKS LIKE THE LONGER RUN HE WOULD HAVE HAD A BETTER SHOT AT HIM. NOW IT’S GOING TO BE A GREEN/WHITE CHECKERED FINISH.>>I DON’T AGREE. HE’S BEEN ABLE TO HANG WITH HORNADAY ON A COUPLE LAPS ON THE RESTART. THEY RUN SOME LAPS, HORNADAY JUST EASES AWAY. NOW HE’S GOT A COUPLE OF LAPS, A COUPLE OPPORTUNITIES. WE THINK, IT APPEARS THAT HE HAS MORE POWER THAN HORNADAY. WHEN THEY GO INTO THE CORNERS, HE’S ABLE TO CLOSE INTO HORNADAY. HORNADAY STRONGER IN THE CENTER OR THE CORNER. MAYBE HE GETS A RUN ON HIM.>>MAYBE HE CAN RUN THIS CORNER WIDE OPEN AFTER THE RESTART AND MAYBE HORNADAY WILL JUMP ON THE THROTTLE AND JUMP TO THE OUTSIDE OF HIM.>>RON HORNADAY HAS 29 WINS IN THE CRAFTSMAN SERIES. ALLMENDINGER HAS YET TO FIND VICTORY LANE.>>I’M READY FOR HIM TO CHIME IN WITH HIS GREEN/WHITE CHECKERED STATS.>>HE HAS A FEW. FIRST DOWN TO ADAM ALEXANDER.>>BEEN A LONG DAY FOR THIS 00 TEAM. THE CHEW CHIEF FOR ALLMENDINGER, JASON OVERSTREET, HAVE YOU LEFT SOMETHING IN THE TANK FOR THESE FINAL LAPS?>>WE’RE GOING TO TRY. HORNADAY IS PRETTY SOLID. WE’LL GIVE IT ALL WE’VE GOT. THE GREEN AND WHITE CHECKERED, YOU NEVER KNOW.>>THE SHOOTOUT AT CHARLOTTE. SHOULD BE FUN.>>DON’T FORGET THE ONION BACK THERE IN THIRD, TODD BODINE. IF THOSE TWO TRUCKS GET TO BATTLING SIDE BY SIDE, WE MAY SEE THE ONION COME INTO PLAY HERE.>>ONE OF THE THINGS I THINK WE CAN’T LEAVE UNSAID IS THE FACT THAT JASON OVERSTREET HELPED PUT THAT TRUCK BACK TOGETHER AFTER A LOT OF DAMAGE TO THE FRONT END OF IT EARLIER TODAY IN PRACTICE WHEN A.J. ALLMENDINGER WENT SLIDING ACROSS THE GRASS.>>LET ME EXPLAIN SOMETHING TO YOU. FOR THE LAST WEEK OR SO THERE’S BEEN TURMOIL BETWEEN OVERSTREET AND ALLMENDINGER. THINGS DIDN’T GO WELL AT MARTINSVILLE THE LAST TIME THESE TWO WERE TOGETHER. THEY’VE QUESTIONED ONE ANOTHER. THEY DECIDED ON WEDNESDAY OF THIS WEEK, LET’S GIVE IT A SHOT. LET’S GO SHOW PEOPLE WHAT WE’RE MADE OF. I’LL BE DARNED, WHAT HAVE THEY SHOWN THEM? RAY, I KNOW YOU GOT THEM. WHAT ARE THEY?>>JUST FOR YOU, MIKEY. WE HAVE HAD FOUR RACES HERE AT LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY, AND TWO OF THOSE HAVE GONE GREEN/WHITE CHECKERED. TED MUSGRAVE WON, AND KYLE BUSCH WON. NOW, TONIGHT WILL BE THE 65th GREEN/WHITE CHECKERED IN THE SERIES HISTORY OF CRAFTSMAN TRUCK RACING.>>AND HOW MANY OF THEM HAVE SWITCHED LEADS AND, YOU KNOW, ALL THE THINGS YOU LIKE TO TELL US?>>WELL, A LOT.>>YEAH.>>WAIT A MINUTE. IS THAT EXACT? A LOT?>>ROUGHLY A LOT.>>ALMOST PERFECT.>>THE LIGHTS ARE OUT ON THE PACE TRUCK. MEANING THIS TIME RANDY KAISER WILL PULL THAT TRUCK ONTO PIT ROAD AND LEAVE IT IN THE HANDS OF RON HORNADAY. AND RIGHT BEHIND HIM IT’S TODD BODINE. OUR REIGNING NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES CHAMPION. THE TOP THREE AT LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY. THE FANS ARE ON THEIR FEET LOOKING FOR A FANTASTIC FINISH.>>I THINK FROM HERE TO TURN TWO IS GOING TO BE WHERE THIS RACE IS GOING TO BE DECIDED.>>BACK INTO THE GAS THEY GO. HORNADAY, ALLMENDINGER, TODD BODINE. BEHIND THEM, IT’S MARK MARTIN WITH A GOOD START. MATT CRAFTON AND THEN TED MUSGRAVE GOES TO THE OUTSIDE. THAT’S A BATTLE FOR FIFTH EARLY ON 37.>>ALLMENDINGER HAS TO RUN OFF TURN TWO. WILL ALLMENDINGER GO UNDER HIM?>>ALLMENDINGER LOOKING TO THE INSIDE. HE STAYS RIGHT ON THE BACK BUMPER OF HORNADAY. THEY BOTH HUG THE WHITE LINE. HORNADAY MOVES UP THE RACETRACK. THEY COME BACK INTO THE TURN. ONE LAP TO GO. THE WHITE FLAG FLIES FROM LOWE’S.>>HORNADAY HAS A COUPLE, THREE TRUCK LENGTHS ON HIM. SEE WHAT ALLMENDINGER CAN DO DOWN ON ONE AND TWO.>>NOSE TO TAIL. HORNADAY IN FRONT LOOKING FOR HIS 30th WIN IN THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES. ALLMENDINGER BEHIND HIM, TODD BODINE IN THIRD, FOURTH, MARK MARTIN, FIFTH, TED MUSGRAVE. THROUGH THREE AND FOUR. RON HORNADAY COMFORTABLY OUT IN FRONT OF THE ROOKIE, A.J. ALLMENDINGER, AND RORN HORNADAY WILL WIN THE QUAKER STEAK & LUBE 200!>>FIRST WIN IN CHARLOTTE. WHAT A DAY!>>THAT WAS CREW CHIEF RICK REHN RIGHT THERE.>>RON HADN’T LET OFF YET. HE WANTED TO MAKE SURE HE WON THAT RACE. WHAT A TEXTBOOK FINISH, RESTART, HOLD YOUR GROUND, AND WIN THE RACE.>>YEAH, YOU MENTIONED EARLY ON IN THE RACE, WHAT A STRONG TRUCK THIS 33 WAS WITH RON HORNADAY.>>YOU KNOW, WE’VE SEEN HORNADAY WIN RACES, BUT NOT IN THIS FASHION LATELY. YOU KNOW, TONIGHT, HE HAD HAD IT FROM THE BEGINNING. ADAM?>>RICK REHN STANDING ON THE PIT WALL, HIS CREW CARRIED HIM OFF THE BOX. CONGRATULATIONS. THE FIRST WIN FOR BOTH YOU AND RON HERE AT CHARLOTTE.>>IT’S JUST BEEN AWESOME. IT’S JUST BEEN AWESOME. WE CAME HERE TESTED GOOD, THINGS WERE GREAT. WE UNLOADED GOOD. I’D LIKE TO SAY SOMETHING. I LOST A FAMILY MEMBER THIS WEEK, AND I CAN’T BE THERE BECAUSE OF WHAT I DO. MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH ALL OF MY FAMILY BACK IN ILLINOIS. WE LOST A SISTER THIS WEEK. I TELL YOU WHAT, RICK AND I TALKED ABOUT THIS THE OTHER DAY. I WAS HIS CREW CHIEF. WE CHANGED SPONSORS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SEASON, WIN THE FIRST NIGHT OUT WITH A NEW SPONSOR. WE TALKED ABOUT HOW GREAT TO COME TO CHARLOTTE, DO THE SAME THING, COME ON BOARD, WE’RE IN VICTORY LANE. IT IS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME.>>THERE’S GOING TO BE A PARTY TONIGHT, I GOT A FEELING.>>AND NOW CHEVROLET HAS FOUND VICTORY LANE IN 2007. I THINK DOMINATED HERE AT LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY, THIS BEING THE FIFTH RACE FOUR TIMES THIS CHEVROLET HAS BEEN IN VICTORY LANE.>>THE BEST TRUCK TOOK FOUR TIRES AND WON THE RACE. BUT THE SECOND PLACE GOT TRACK POSITION BY GETTING TWO TIRES. THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT FROM A TIRE AND RACETRACK. GIVE ME OPTIONS.>>THAT’S RIGHT, AND THEY HAD A LOT OF OPTIONS TONIGHT.>>RON HORNADAY CELEBRATING IN FRONT OF THE CROWD HERE AT LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY.>>>LET’S HEAD TO VICTORY LANE. AND BEFORE WE DO THAT, WE’LL GO TO RAY DUNLAP WITH A.J. ALLMENDINGER.>>HORNADAY NOT QUITE READY TO CELEBRATE, BUT YOU GUYS SHOULD CELEBRATE AFTER THE DAY YOU HAD TODAY. THE FRONT NOSE WERE TORN OFF, AND A GREAT RUN. CONGRATULATIONS.>>THANK YOU. THAT’S ALL CREDIT TO THE WHOLE DARRELL WALTRIP MOTORSPORTS TEAM. THEY HAD A LOT OF WORK TO DO, BUT THEY STAYED IN IT. AND, YOU KNOW, THE TRUCK WAS AWESOME. RON WAS JUST A TOUCH BETTER. BUT IT’S ONE OF THOSE THINGS, IF YOU MADE A MISTAKE, I WAS GOING TO BE ALL OVER HIM. YOU KNOW, GREAT CREDIT TO THE TOYOTA TUNDRA, THE WHOLE AARON’S DREAM MACHINE AND RED BULL FOR BEING A PART OF THIS. YOU KNOW, STICKING WITH IT.>>CONGRATULATIONS. SECOND PLACE RUN FOR ALLMENDINGER, CAREER BEST. NOW TO VICTORY LANE AND ADAM.>>RON HORNADAY DID DONUTS INTO VICTORY LANE AND NOW CLIMBING OUT OF HIS CHEVROLET, CELEBRATING THE WIN. RON, YOUR FIRST WIN OF 200, YOUR FIRST SINCE JULY OF LAST YEAR, AND YOU DID IT HERE AT CHARLOTTE. HOW SPECIAL IS THIS?>>KEVIN HARVICK, UNBELIEVABLE SPONSORS. RICK REN, GOOD TRUCK. I WON A LOT OF RACES WITH BLUE AND JELL-O. AND I’VE GOT TO THANK RV.COM, CAMPING WORLD, EVERYBODY THAT COME ABOARD TO HELP THIS WHOLE THING OUT, AND CHEVROLET, AWESOME. THIS IS PRETTY COOL, ISN’T IT?>>DOMINATING RACE TRUCK HERE TONIGHT. BUT RON, SOME LATE CAUTIONS. AND YOU HAD TO FIGHT OFF A.J. ALLMENDINGER. TAKE US THROUGH THOSE RESTARTS LATE.>>THIS TRUCK WAS AWESOME ON LONG RUNS. I KNEW WE HAD A GOOD RUN. I WENT THROUGH THE CORNERS FLATFOOTED THE LAST 30 LAPS. HOOK THE TIRES, REALLY GOOD, BUT A GOOD DRAFT ON ME. I THOUGHT HAD HE US. WE RAN IT DOWN LOW AND MADE SURE I TOOK SOME AIR OFF HIS NOSE. CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY. I WON. I HATED THIS RACETRACK. THEY FIXED THE BUMPS. I GOT USED TO THE BUMPS AND LEARNED HOW TO DRIVE IT AND THEY CHANGED THE TRACK AND I LEARN IT HAD AGAIN. ALL THE GUYS, STOCKMAN, YOU NAME IT. I’M OUT OF BREATH JUST DOING DONUTS FOR THIS CROWD. I’M EXCITED.>>A LOT OF BREAKS EARLY IN THE YEAR SCHEDULE, BUT NOW SEVEN IN A ROW. NEXT WEEK TO MANSFIELD WHERE YOU WON A YEAR AGO. TALK ABOUT PICKING UP THE MOMENTUM RIGHT NOW.>>THIS TEAM’S ALWAYS HAD MOMENTUM. THAT’S ALL WE NEEDED. LAST YEAR WE BROKE A CARBURETOR SHAFT AND A WHEEL LOOSE AT DAYTONA, STUFF LIKE THAT. THEY COME AND START WHERE WE STARTED AND START THE SEVEN-WEEK STRETCH, THAT SAYS A LOT TO KEVIN AND RICK, STACY JOHNSON, EVERYBODY PUTTING THIS WHOLE THING TOGETHER, FRED, LEXY. THIS IS PRETTY COOL TO HAVE THE PEOPLE BEHIND US IN THE SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME WHEN KEVIN HARVICK STARTED THIS TRUCK TEAM AND BUSCH TEAM AND EVERYTHING HE’S GOT GOING. TO COME OUT HERE AND BEAT HIM, TOO, AND EVERYBODY ELSE. AWESOME.>>CAREER WIN 30 FOR RON HORNADAY IN THE QUAKER STEAK & LUBE 200.>>EVERY RACE THIS YEAR TODD BODINE HAS FINISHED SEVENTH OR BETTER. TONIGHT A THIRD PLACE RUN. ASHLAND IS HANGING OUT WITH YOU. ANYTHING YOU’D CHANGE IF YOU COULD?>>WELL, I WAS TRYING TO WIN BECAUSE MONDAY’S HER BIRTHDAY. THAT WAS GOING TO BE HER BIRTHDAY PRESENT. WE HAD A GOOD RUN. WE WERE A LITTLE TOO TIGHT AT THE END, A LITTLE AERO TIGHT BEHIND THEM. WE’RE DOING DIFFERENT THINGS ON OUR SETUP AND TRYING TO LEARN. WE CAME ALONG WAY. I THINK WE’LL BE ALL RIGHT WITH IT, HAD GREAT PIT STOPS. THE GUYS WORKED HARD ALL DAY. BEEN A LONG DAY. THEY’VE BEEN HERE SINCE 7:00. A GOOD DAY.>>YOU WERE SUPPOSED SO WIN TONIGHT BECAUSE YOU HAD THE WHITE HELMET BACK.>>WE DID, BUT IT WAS A GOOD RUN. THIRD, STAYED OUT OF TROUBLE. WE’LL TRY AGAIN NEXT WEEK.>>GOOD NIGHT FOR POINTS. FOR TODD BODINE, FINISHES THIRD HERE AT LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY.>>AS RON HORNADAY CONTINUES TO CELEBRATE IN VICTORY LANE. HE HAS MOVED UP TO THIRD IN THE POINTS STANDINGS. TODD BODINE HOLDS ON TO SECOND. AND>>>KIDS ENJOYING THE CELEBRATION IN VICTORY LANE WITH RON HORNADAY. IT’S THE QUAKER STEAK & LUBE 200 PRESENTED ON SPEED BY DODGE. TAKE A LOOK AT OUR UNOFFICIAL RESULTS. T.J. BELL WITH A CAREER BEST, FINISHING NINTH.>>MIKE BLISS TOOK THE IWX FORD IN THE SIXTH SPOT. MATT CRAFTON, NEVER BEEN OUT OF THE TOP TEN HERE AT LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY. MIKE SKINNER FOUGHT HIS WAY BACK FROM A LATE PIT STOP TO GET ANOTHER TOP TEN FINISH, FINISHES EIGHTH.>>KYLE BUSCH FINISHING 11th AFTER TWO CONSECUTIVE WINS HERE AT THIS TRACK.>>HE COULDN’T GET ANYTHING GOING. THAT TRUCK TOOK OFF FAST FOR A FEW LAPS BUT THEN HE FADED BACK. HIT IT A LOT, NEVER COULD GET IT RIGHT.>>KEVIN HARVICK, ENGINE FAILURE, DROPPED OFF THE TRACK. JOHNNY BENSON INTO THE WALL AFTER A RIGHT FRONT TIRE GOING DOWN, AS DID JACK SPRAGUE.>>BRENDAN GAUGHAN, FINISHES IN THE 35th POSITION.>>POINTS STANDINGS THROUGH SIX RACES. AGAIN, UNOFFICIAL, BUT MIKE SKINNER WITH AN 81-POINT LEAD OVER TODD BODINE. RICK CRAWFORD DROPPED TO FOURTH. RON HORNADAY WITH THIS WIN MOVED UP TO THIRD.>>TED MUSGRAVE IN THE TOP FIVE. MATT CRAFTON, SIXTH IN POINTS. I THINK RAY, HAVE YOU CAUGHT UP WITH OUR TED MUSGRAVE WHO IS FIFTH IN POINTS?>>YEAH, AND LOOKING AT THE POINTS LIST. YOU GAINED A FEW TONIGHT, BUT YOUR FOURTH TOP FIVE AT THIS TRACK. HOW COME YOU’RE SO GOOD HERE?>>I’M NOT. JUST GOT LUCKY. YOU KNOW, WE’RE RIGHT THERE AT THE END I MADE SOME DESPERATE MOVES. I WAS NINTH POSITION. I SAID THIS AIN’T ME. I’VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING. I GOT THE IN-CAR CAMERA. WE CAN REPLAY IT, MADE DESPERATE MOVES, GOT AROUND SOME GUYS. THE GUYS MADE A GOOD ADJUSTMENTS. THAT’S WHERE I DID ALL MY PASSING MORE OR LESS OVER THERE. IT’S JUST THE GUYS WORKING HARD, NOT JUST ME, THE TEAM BEHIND US. WE’RE DOING GOOD.>>THE TEAM IS COMING ON STRONG. MUSGRAVE IMPROVES IN THE POINTS.>>AND SO AS THE DRIVERS CONTINUE WITH THEIR MEDIA OBLIGATIONS, WE WILL CONCLUDE>>>PICTURES STILL TAKING PLACE IN VICTORY LANE. IT’S THE QUAKER STEAK & LUBE 200 PRESENTED BY DODGE. OUR NEXT RACE IS THE OHIO 250 FROM MANSFIELD MOTORSPORTS PARK. THAT WILL BE LIVE ON FOX. MAKE SURE TO TUNE IN SATURDAY, MAY 26th, 1:00 P.M. EASTERN. IT CONTINUES ON SPEED, THOUGH. TOMORROW, A VERY BIG DAY. IT ALL STARTS AT NOON WITH “NASCAR LIVE” AND CULMINATES WHEN WE HAVE “NASCAR VICTORY LANE” AT 11:00. THE NEXTEL ALL-STAR CHALLENGE LIVE ON SPEED AT 7:00 TOMORROW.>>WE’VE GOT A RACY TRACK FOR THE ALL-STAR RACE TOMORROW NIGHT. IT’S GOING TO BE BIG.>>WE’VE SEEN THEM RUN THE BOTTOM, THE MIDDLE, THE TOP, AND THEY’LL DO IT ALL TOMORROW NIGHT RIGHT HERE ON SPEED.>>WINNER OF THE QUAKER STEAK & LUBE 200, RON HORNADAY, JUST HIS THIRD WIN ON A MILE AND A HALF TRACK. AND 30 WINS FOR RON HORNADAY. SO AN IMPRESSIVE CAREER, AND HE ADDS TO THOSE NUMBERS AT LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY. HIS FIRST EVER WIN ON THIS TRACK.>>GREAT JOB BY HORNADAY. IT’S PRETTY FUN TO BE DOWN THERE IN VICTORY LANE, ISN’T IT, MICHAEL?>>IT’S A SPECIAL PLACE. THAT’S WHAT THOSE GUYS TOMORROW NIGHT, THEIR FANGS

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