2008 NCTS Sam’s Town 400k
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2008 NCTS Sam’s Town 400k


>>>WELCOME BACK TO THE TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN THE DALLAS-FORT WORTH AREA. IT IS A GORGEOUS DAY OR EVENING FOR RACING. THE ONE THING, THE WIND HAS BEEN UNBELIEVABLE.>>IT HAS. THEY’RE CALMER THAN YESTERDAY. WE HAD GUSTS UP TO 40, 50 MILES PER HOUR WHEN THESE GUYS WERE ON THE RACETRACK.>>LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT OUR TRACK DESCRIPTION FOR THIS MILE AND A HALF TRACK. PEOPLE SAYING THIS IS ONE OF THE FASTEST TRACKS.>>IT IS MATURE. IT IS OVER 10 YEARS OLD. YOU CAN SEE 24-DEGREE BANKING IN THE CORNER. IT MAKES FOR GREAT SIDE-BY-SIDE RACING. SPEEDS UPWARDS OF 185 MILES PER HOUR ON THE STRAIGHTAWAYS HERE.>>YOU TALK ABOUT MATURING AND THE LANES GETTING WIDER. HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN WITH A TRACK?>>ANYTIME YOU HAVE A NEW ASPHALT, YOU HAVE TO PUT THE RUBBER DOWN AND IT IS HARD TO GET RUBBER DOWN VERY QUICKLY. 10 YEARS OF RUBBER. THEY REPAVED THIS A COUPLE DIFFERENT TIMES AND CHANGED THE CONFIGURATION. HOW YOU ENTER THE CORNERS MINE MEAN AS LOT RACIER.>>THIS IS OUR RACE ANALYSIS. ONLY 35 TRUCKS STARTING TONIGHT, ONE SHORT OF A FULL FIELD. 250.5-MILES, 167 LAPS. BY THE WAY, THAT IS 400-KILOMETERS WHO ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW 400 FIGURES IN THIS. THE PIT WINDOW IS SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 52 AND 58 LAPS. THAT IS GOING TO BE REAL CRITICAL BECAUSE THE GUYS ARE TELLING ME THERE IS A LOT OF FALL-OFF IN THE TIRES, MORE SO THAN WE HAVE SEEN HERE IN TEXAS. SOFTER COMPOUND THAT HAS ALLOWED THE TIRES TO GIVE UP MORE THAN THEY USED TO.>>THE TRUCKS ARE ALL POINTED TOWARDS THE GRAND STAND. IT IS ONE OF THE THINGS THEY DO IN TEXAS TO BRING THE FAN AS BIT CLOSE TORE THE DRIVERS, AND THEY ARE HERE TO HEAR THE ENGINES START, SO LET’S GET THEM STARTED. LET’S GO DOWN FOR TODAY’S COMMAND.>>NOW RACE FANS, IT IS TIME FOR THOSE MOST FAMOUS WORDS IN MOTORSPORTS. PLEASE WELCOME WELCOME PAUL HAYMASS AS HE GIVES THE COMMAND.>>ON BEHALF OF SAM’S AND THE BOARD GAMING CORPORATION, ALMOST TO TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY AND THE SAM TOWN 400 CLAM GENTLEMEN, START YOUR ENGINES!>>WELL, THERE WAS SOME ENTHUSIASM! THE ENGINES ARE FIRED. THE TRUCKS ARE READY TO ROLL AROUND THIS MILE AND A HALF RACETRACK. WILL WE HAVE ANOTHER FIRST-TIME WINNER?>>WELCOME BACK TO THE SAM’S TOWN 400. THE FIELD IS ROLLING AROUND THE RACETRACK AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, THE SITE OF RACE NUMBER NINE OF OUR 2008 SEASON. WE WANT TO TAKE A LOOK AT OUR STARTING GRID. IT WILL ROLL ACROSS THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN.>>WE DO WANT TO SHINE A SPOTLIGHT. WHAT DO YOU HAVE ON BOBBY?>>BOBBY EAST KNOWS HE ONLY HAS A HANDFUL OF RACES TO SHOW THAT HE IS A DRIVER WHO DESERVES A SHOT, AND HE HAD A GREAT SHOT AT WINNING JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO. HE WON THE NIGHT BEFORE THE 500 AT O. R. P., THAT IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST RACES IN SHORT TRACK RACING. HE HAS WON ABOUT 30 TIMES, BUT THAT NIGHT HE DOMINATED. HE LED ALL 50 LAPS. I TALKED TO HIM JUST BEFORE THE RACE BEGAN. WHAT IS YOUR GOAL? MY GOAL IS THE TOP TEN. I BELIEVE THE ROUSH FENWAY TRUCKS ARE GOOD ENOUGH TO GET IT DONE.>>A DRIVER WE HAVE NOT HEARD FROM IN A WHILE IN THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES. ROLLING OFF THE 11th POSITION. THIS IS THE FIRST OF TWO RACES. HE IS ALSO GOING TO BE IN THE TRUCK NEXT WEEK AT MICHIGAN. HE IS A D. E. I. DEVELOPMENT DRIVER SPLITTING TIME WITH MARK MARTIN IN THE SPRINT CUP SERIES. MARTIN RUNNING IN POCONO THIS WEEK. AMORE ROLLA IS HERE AND HE HAS NINE STARTS THROUGHOUT THE REMAINDER OF 2008 IN THAT 8 CAR AT THE SPRINT CUP LEVEL. PHIL?>>I WANT TO TAKE A LOOK AT NUMBER 63 TRUCK OF P. J. JONES. HE IS ONE OF THE MOST VERSATILE DRIVER WES HAVE IN NASCAR. HE HAS WON IN INDY CARS. HE RUNS CUP CARS, NATIONWIDE CARS. HE REALLY CAN DO IT ALL. HE IS GOING TO RUN A HANDFUL OF RACES. HE MADE CONTACT WITH THE WALL AFTER A CUT TIRE YESTERDAY, SO HE GOT A VERY LIMITED AMOUNT OF TRACK TIME. HE QUALIFIED IN THE 30th POSITION. HE IS JUST LOOKING TO HAVE A DECENT RUN AND A GOOD FINISH AND SOMETHING TO BUILD ON FOR THE TEAM.>>RICK?>>I WANT TO JUMP IN ON THIS SPOTLIGHT AND I’M GOING TO STICK WITH THE INITIALS FOR THE FIRST NAME, T. J. BELL IS DRIVING THE 7 STRUCK. NORMALLY ANDY LALLY WOULD BE IN THAT TRUCK. BUT ANDY IS GOING TO BE BUSY TOMORROW AT THE GRAND-AM SPORTS CAR SERIES, SIX HOURS AT THE GLEN, SO HE WILL BE INVOLVED WITH THAT. THAT IS AGAIN ON SPEED TOMORROW. THAT COVERAGE BEGINS AT 11:00. LET EASE GET BACK TO T. J. BELL.>>IN THIS TRUCK, HIS SPONSOR, HE IS REALLY PROUD TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. WHAT THAT DOES IS IT FINDS PETS HOMES THAT ARE CURRENTLY IN DIFFICULT AREAS THAT NEED HOMES SO THEY HAVE BEEN DOING A GREAT JOB TAKING CARE OF THAT. WE’RE GOING TO RIDE ALONG WITH A FEW DIFFERENT DRIVERS TONIGHT, ONE OF THEM BEING STACEY COMPTON. WE’LL RIDE ALONG WITH HIS DODGE ON-BOARD.>>WE’RE ALSO GOING TO RIDE WITH A FOUR-TIME WINNER HERE THE ONION AND THE LUMBER LICK DAY FORS, TOYOTA. TODD WILL START FROM THE SIXTH POSITION LOOKING TO MAKE IT FIVE WINS HERE IN TEXAS.>>OUR FORD ON BOARD WILL BE CARRIED BY ERIK DARNELL IN THE NUMBER 99 FORD F-1 50. ERIK DARNELL HAS A VICTORY IN THIS SERIES, AND IT CAME ON A MILE-AND-A-HALF RACETRACK. CAN HE GET NUMBER TWO TONIGHT? YOU’LL HAVE TO WAIT TO FIND OUT. LOOKING TO SCORE ANOTHER VICTORY. THE OTHER BEING 22 OF SCOTT SPEED. BEFORE THE GREEN FLAG FLIES, WE’LL GET THE FINAL THOUGHTS.>>I THINK THE WIND COULD BE A FINAL FACTOR. THE FLAGS FLOW BLOWING NOW. IT IS 19.4 MILES PER HOUR ON THE WEATHER STATION DOWN HERE IN THE PITS. BUT WE EXPECT IT TO BE MUCH GREATER IN GUSTS. WHEN WE LOOK AT THE DIFFERENT RACETRACKS ACROSS THE WEEKEND RIGHT NOW, WIND ISN’T GOING TO BE A FACTOR AT ANY OF THE OTHER PLACES, BUT HERE AT TEXAS TONIGHT, IT COULD BE A BIG FACTOR, AND ESPECIALLY IN TURN THREE. YOU HAVE TO KEEP YOUR EYE ON THAT CORNER. WHEN THESE GUYS GO RUNNING TWO AND THREE WIDE, IF THEY GET A BIG GUST, IT COULD WITH A BIG, BIG PROBLEM.>>ADAM?>>ONE GUY THAT KNOWS ALL ABOUT THE WIND IN TEXAS IS THE TEXAS NATIVE AND THAT WOULD BE COLIN BROWN. THE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR LEADER HAS NOT WON IN THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES AND THAT IS SURPRISING. THE REASON? BECAUSE WE HAVE HAD THREE-TIME CONSECUTIVE WINNERS. MAYBE THIS EVENING IS WHEN IT WILL HAPPEN FOR HIM. THE REASON WHY, HE HAS A GREAT PIECE OF EQUIPMENT UNDER HIM. TRAVIS KVAPIL DROVE THIS TRUCK LAST YEAR AND HAD A SIXTH PLACE FINISH IN TEXAS. HE ALSO RECORDED WINS AT MICHIGAN, NASHVILLE AND LOS ANGELES. COLIN BROWN LIKES THE TRUCK, AND HE WOULD LOVE TO TO WIN HERE AT HOME TONIGHT ROLLING THE 20th POSITION.>>THERE IS A WESTERN THEME THAT HAS BEEN STARTED. ANYTIME YOU HAVE A WESTERN THEME, OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE A GOOD GUY AND A BAD GUY. PLAYING THE ROLE OF JOHN WAYNE WOULD BE RICK CRAWFORD. HE WOULD BE THE GOOD GUY. PLAYING THE ROLE OF JESSE JAMES, I THINK IT HAS TO BEUtsV&E BUSC.>>WITHOUT A DOUBT. HE PERPETUATES THAT LITTLE THING HE HAS GOING THERE. WHAT A TERRIFIC SEASON HE HAS HAD SO FAR. WE HAVE TO KEEP AN EYE ON THOSE TWO TRUCKS. THE 51 AND THE 22.>>AND THE GREEN FLAG AND WE’RE UNDERWAY IN TEXAS!>>RON HORNADAY WASTING NO TIME. AND AN AWFULLY FAST TRUCK. RACING SKINNER.>>TWO AND THREE WIDE FOR LAP NUMBER ONE. IT IS GOING TO BE JUSTIN MARKS WHO CROSSES THE FINISH LINE LEADING LAP NUMBER ONE. THERE IS FIVE BONUS POINTS. KYLE BUSCH IS RIGHT ON THE BACK BUMPER OF BRIAN SCOTT, THE NUMBER 16. MIKE SKINNER IS TRYING TO GO WITH HIM. RON HORNADAY JUST IN FRONT OF MIKE SKINNER AS THEY GO THROUGH THE QUAD OVAL HERE.>>HE HAS A GOOD RUN GOING. HE IS IN THE FOURTH SPOT. TODD BODINE LOOKS TO THE OUTSIDE OF HIM TRYING TO TAKE OVER.>>JUSTIN MARKS WILL TAKE OVER THE THIRD SPOT AND HORNADAY. JON WOOD YOU IN FRONT OF TODD BODINE. WHAT DO YOU SAY TO A YOUNG DRIVER LIKE JUSTIN MARKS WHO STARTS UP FRONT WITH SUCH A VERY HIGH SPEED RACE TRACK?>>SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH, FIFTH, EIGHTH, TENth, JUST GET TO WHERE THAT TRUCK IS COMFORTABLE. YOU HAVE TO GET TO THE FINISH.>>167 LAPS HERE, 250.5-MILES THE SCHEDULED DISTANCE AND RON HORNADAY, AGAIN, IS UP FRONT. TAKE A LOOK AT HOW HORNADAY GRABBED THAT SPOT. IT LOOKS LIKE JUSTIN WIGGLED A BIT.>>HE DID, BUT THEN THE SPOTTER TOLD HIM THAT RON HORNADAY IS LOOKING TO THE INSIDE. HE DID NOT WANT TO CUT HIM OFF. OH, DENNIS SETZER WAY HIGH ON THE RACETRACK.>>I THINK IT LOOKS LIKE A FLAT TIRE. HE IS WIGGLING AROUND QUITE A BIT.>>IT LOOKS LIKE.>>HE MIGHT HAVE GOTTEN HIGH IN THE LOOSE STUFF A BIT.>>THE DEBRIS COLLECTS UP ON THE HIGH SIDE OF THE RACETRACK. IT LOOKS LIKE HE IS GETTING UP TO SPEED.>>WE’RE GOING TO SEE TRUCKS UP THERE AND NOTABLY BRENDAN GAUGHAN WILL RIDE ALONG THE WALL, BUT IT WILL TAKE A WHILE FOR THAT GROOVE TO MOVE UP THAT HIGH.>>THE TRUCKS WILL GRADUALLY MOVE THAT GROOVE UP TO THE HIGH SIDE.>>TAKE A LOOK AGAIN AT WHAT HAPPENED.>>OH, HE GOT REAL LOOSE IS WHAT HAPPENED. NOW HE IS JUST TRYING TO CORRAL IT. THAT’S WHEN HE IS IN THAT LOOSE STUFF. YOU SEE THE TRUCK GETTING SIDEWAYS. HE IS BACK UP TO SPEED NOW.>>DENNIS SETZER, THE TWO-TIME WINNER AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. SO HE IS TRYING TO GET HIS SADDLE CINCHED UP IN THAT NUMBER 18.>>A WINNER EARLIER THIS YEAR AT MARTINSVILLE. RAY DUNLAP.>>REMEMBER WHEN WE GOT DOWN TO THE FINAL RACE LAST YEAR AT HOME STEAD? WE TALKED ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT BONUS POINTS ARE IN THIS SERIES. AND MIKE SKINNER HAD DONE SUCH A GOOD JOB LAST YEAR OF COLLECTING ALL OF THE BONUS POINTS. THIS YEAR THE BONUS POINTS ARE ALL GOING TO THE 33. HOW ABOUT THIS, TONIGHT IS RACE NUMBER NINE OF THE SEASON, AND RON HORNADAY HAS LED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.>>THAT IS WHAT WE SAW LAST YEAR WITH MIKE SKINNER. HE LED THE FIRST 20-SOMETHING RACES OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT LAST YEAR AND SET AN ALL-TIME RECORD.>>JUSTIN MARKS DROPS BACK JUST A BIT. HE IS IN THE FIFTH SPOT. RON HORNADAY OUT IN FRONT OF MIKE SKINNER, RON HORN ADEI AND JON WOOD MAKE HIS WAY UP TO FOURTH AND JUSTIN MARKS AT FIFTH.>>THERE IS THE 51 TRUCK THERE. THE 23, KYLE HAS MADE HIS WAY ALL THE WAY STOWP THE 20th SPOT TRYING TO TAKE OVER 19th FROM JOHNNY BENSON.>>YOU SEE ON THERE, HE STARTED AT 17th. THAT’S WHERE THE TRUCK WAS QUALIFIED. BECAUSE OF THE DRIVER CHANGE, HE HAD TO GO TO THE BACK. HE WASN’T HERE FOR THE DRIVER MEETING BECAUSE HE WAS AT POCONO.>>AND HE HAS WASTED NO TIME JUMPING ON THE RADIO TALKING ABOUT KYLE BUSCH. THE WORD TO HIS CREW CHIEF RITCHIE WATERS. I HAVE TO GET THE SPLITER IN THE RACETRACK. HE WANTS TO NOSE THAT TRUCK DOWN MORE. SO FAR THE PROGRESS HAS BEEN GOOD. YOU SAW HIM GO AROUND JOHNNY BENSON AND THREE MORE VICTIMS RIGHT IN IMPORTANT OF HIM.>>KYLE BUSCH OBVIOUSLY THE MAN ON THE MOVE. HE IS WEARING THE BLACK HAT TONIGHT HERE AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY AS HE TRIES TO GET BY JOHNNY BENSON. THOSE TWO HAVE BEEN RUNNING DOOR TO DOOR. A LITTLE OVER A LAP NOW. STILL TRYING TO FIGHT OUT THAT BATTLE. THEY HAVE A FEW TRUCKS THAT ARE PROBABLY GOING TO SLOW THEIR PACE JUST A BIT. 09.>>REMEMBER, KYLE HAS TREMENDOUS — THE PRACTICE QUALIFYING THE TRUCK. I TALKED TO THE CREW CHIEF RITCHIE WATERS AND YOU SEE TODD BODINE RACING WITH MIKE SKIN EVERIER THAT IS IS A BATTLE FOR THE SECOND POSITION AND RITCHIE SAID THEY REALLY ESSENTIALLY LEFT THEIR TRUCK LIKE IT WAS LAST YEAR. J. R. DID SOME PRACTICING AND EVERYTHING. YOU SEE TODD BODINE TAKING OVER THAT SECOND SPOT FROM MIKE SKINNER.>>BODINE MOS UP BEHIND THE 33 OF HORNADAY AND SKINNER IS NOT GIVING UP AS HE IS RUNNING THAT LITTLE HIGHER LINE HERE ON THE MILE AND A HALF. HE IS TUCKED IN BEHIND THE 30. THAT’S WHERE THE WIND IS, RITE BEHIND THEM AS THEY COME OUT OF TWO AND INTO THREE. ANYWHERE FROM 20 TO 25 MILES PER HOUR. PRETTY CONSISTENT. AND THEN THERE ARE GUSTS UPWARDS OF 40 MILES PER HOUR.>>AND ALL OF THE DRIVERS AS WE SPOKE EARLIER. WE SPOKE ABOUT HOW THEY WERE REALLY BLOWING THE TRUCKS AROUND. TODD BODINE SAID IT WAS LIKE YOU WERE BEHIND A BIG TRACTOR-TRAILER ON THE INTERSTATE. IT IS THE DIRTY AIR AND HE WAS DOING THAT TO HIS TRUCK YESTERDAY IN PRACTICE.>>AMAZING. I DON’T THINK I WOULD WANT TO BE BUMPING AROUND ON THIS RACETRACK. JUSTIN MARKS NOW HAS DROPPED BACK TO THE FIFTH PLACE HOLDING ON TO FIFTH NOW AS HE STARTED ON THE POLE. RAY DUNLAP WLARKS ARE THEY TALKING ABOUT ON THE RADIO?>>TWO THINGS. HE WAS STALKING ABOUT THE WIND AND HE SAYS WHENEVER HE COMES OFF OF TURN FOUR, HIS ENGINE LOSES 275 RPMS. IT IS A BIG GUST WHEN THEY START HEADING DOWN THE FRONT STRAIGHTAWAY. THE OTHER THING HE SAID IS HE IS VERY FREE OFF OF THE CORNERS. SO THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE THE AIR PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT TO STRIA TO GET THAT THING TIGHTENED UP FOR THE POLE SITTER.>>RICK CRAWFORD STARTED FIFTH BUT NOW HIS MOVE TO SIXTH AFTER ROLLING BACK TO THE SEVENth POSITION. CRAWFORD HAS BEEN QUIET ON THE RADIO. I WANT TO TELL YOU ALL SOMETHING THAT THE POINT LEADER SAID AND TO WHAT YOU REFERRED TO EARLIER IN THE RACE, RAY, AND THAT WOULD BE WHEN I ASKED RICK ABOUT BEING THE POINT LEADER EARLIER THIS WEEK, HE SAID WHO CARES. THEN HE POINTED TO THE GUY BESIDE HIM IN THE GARAGE STALKING ACT HORNADAY. HE SAID THAT IS THE GUY TO BEAT BECAUSE HE HAS ALL OF THE BONUS POINTS. I’VE ONLY GOT FIVE. I NEED TO GET TO THE FRONT AND LEAD THE MOST LAPS AND WIN POLES. THAT’S HOW YOU WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP.>>MIKE SKINNER HAS TAKEN BACK OVER THE SECOND POSITION AND HE BROUGHT THE 2 OF JACK SPRAGUE WITH HIM.>>A LOT OF CHANGES TAKING PLACE UP FRONT, BUT ONE GUY THEY’RE STILL ALL CHASING AND THAT IS RON HORNADAY, OUT IN FRONT OF THE FIELD THROUGH 14 LAPS. IT IS MIKE SKINNER, JACK SPRAGUE, TODD BODINE, JON WOOD>>SPEED AND MICHIGAN SPEEDWAY ARE TEAMING UP TO BRING YOU AN EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER. GET AN ALL-ACCESS PASS TO THE GARAGE AND SEE YOUR FAVORITE DRIVERS FROM THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES ON JUNE 13. SPACE IS LIMITED SO GO TO M.I. SPEEDWAY.COM TO FIND OUT HOW TO BE A PART OF SPEED BE THERE GARAGE EXPERIENCE. SO I’M TELLING YOU, THAT IS ONE OF THE GREATEST EXPERIENCES IS BEING ABLE TO BE IN THE GARAGE RIGHT THERE NEXT TO THE TRUCKS AND ALL OF THE DRIVERS.>>IT REALLY IS. I HAVE BEEN THERE MY WHOLE LIFE AND THERE IS NO PLACE I WOULD RATHER BE. EVERY TIME I HAVE TAKEN SOMEBODY IN THAT GARAGE, IT HAS — WHO HAS NEVER BEEN THERE BEFORE, THEY’RE AMAZED.>>SPEAKING OF AMAZING, RON HORNADAY. HE IS THE AMAZING TRUCK ON THIS RACETRACK HAS HE HAS PUT ALMOST A THREE-SECOND LEAD BETWEEN HE AND MIKE SKINNER. SKINNER HAS JACK SPRAGUE BEHIND HIM, TODD BODINE AND RICK CRAWFORD. THERE ARE YOUR TOP FIVE.>>I WAS TALKING TO ANDY HOUSTON, ONE OF OUR FIRST-TIME WINNERS BACK A DECADE AGO, THREE IN A ROW, AND ANDY WORKS FOR KEVIN HARVICK AND SPOTS FOR JACK SPRAGUE. HE SAYS THERE ARE TWO TRUCKS, THE BEST TWO TRUCKS IN PRACTICE. THEY REALLY FELT THEY HAD A GOOD CUSHION ON THE FIELD. THAT’S NOT — THAT’S NOT TAKING THE 51 TRUCK INTO CONSIDERATION BECAUSE HE WASN’T HERE.>>KYLE BUSCH, HE OFFICIALLY STARTED 17. HE HAD TO DROP TO THE BACK BECAUSE OF A DRIVE EVERY CHANGE AND NOT MAKING IT TO THE DRIVERS’ MEETING. SO HE STARTED ABOUT 35th AND NOW HE HAS MOVED ALL THE WAY UP TO THE 20th SPOT. WE HAVE SEEN KYLE BUSCH MOVE ALL THE WAY AROUND RACETRACKS. HE HAS DRIVEN UP BY THE WALL TO PASS TRUCKS, AND HE DOESN’T SEEM LIKE HE IS MOVING AS FAST TO THE FRONT AS EXPECTED.>>WE GOT A REPORT FROM THE PIT THAT SAID HE NEEDED SOME ADJUSTMENTS. THEY’RE VERY QUICK TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS. THIS IS A REEL TIM LONG RACE. THERE IS OUR BATTLE FOR SECOND. MIKE SKINNER LAPPING THE 63 TRUCK OF P. J. JONES. THAT OPENS UP THE BOTTOM OF THE RACETRACK. HERE COMES JACK SPRAGUE TRYING TO TAKE OVER SECOND, BUT KYLE BUSCH AND RITCHIE WATER ALSO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS AND THAT 51 TRUCK WILL BE FASTER.>>A LITTLE CONTACT ACTUALLY. JACK SPRAGUE MOVED UP THE RACETRACK. MIKE SKINNER CAME DOWN OBVIOUSLY FIGHTING FOR THE SAME TERRITORY. SO THEY CONTINUE SIDE BY SIDE AROUND THIS RACETRACK. WHAT A COUPLE GREAT VETERANS IN THIS SERIES.>>TWO FORMER CHAMPIONS, THREE-TIME CHAMPION JACK SPRAGUE IN THAT 2 TRUCK. MIKE SKINNER OUR INAUGURAL CHAMPION BACK IN 1995.>>>LOTE’S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT THE LUMBER LICK DAY FORS’ CAMERA SAW. THE PASS FOR FOURTH ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN. RICK CRAWFORD IS GOING TO BE MOVING UP HERE AS CRAWFORD CONTINUES TO MOVE UP AROUND THE RACETRACK. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS MOVE.>>THAT IS A BATTLE FOR FOURTH.>>OH, CLOSE CALL. IT LOOKED LIKE RICK MAY HAVE LOST THE FRONT END A LITTLE COMING OFF THAT CORNER. I’M SURE THAT WAS CLOSER THAN HE WOULD HAVE WANTED. IS THIS NOT JUST WHAT WE SAW A MINUTE AGO?>>SPRAGUE ON THE BOTTOM AND SKINNER UP HIGH?>>WE SURE DID AND SPRAGUE MAKES THAT — ACTUALLY SKINNER MAKES THAT PASS. SPRAGUE DROPS BACK TO POSITION. SO SKINNER BACK INTO SECOND. SPRAGUE BACK TO THIRD.>>HE’SED UP ON THE REAL ESTATE LIKE RICK CRAWFORD DID PASSING TODD BODINE.>>SKINNER KEEPS HIS MOMENTUM UP AS HE’LL COME OUT OF TURN TWO. SPRAGUE WILL HAVE TO TUCK BACK IN BEHIND HIM AND MAYBE GET A LITTLE DRAFT. OBVIOUSLY THAT WIND BLOWING FROM — OR FROM TURN TWO TO TURN THREE BEHIND HIM. THERE IS SCOTT SPEED IN THE 22. HE ISES ARE DOING DOUBLE DUTY THIS WEEKEND. FOR HIM, THOUGH. IT IS THE CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES AND THE ARCA REMAX SERIES WHICH WE RUN TOMORROW AT NOON.>>THIS GUY HAS NEVER SEEN THIS RACETRACK BEFORE. HERE HE IS MAKING A MOVE ON — HE IS GOING TO MOVE UP INTO THE 22nd POSITION. HE IS ON THE POLE FOR THAT ARCA-REMAX RACE TOMORROW NIGHT. WE’LL SEE THAT ON SPEED AT 10:00. NOW HE HAS HIS HANDS FULL WITH THE RED BULL TOYOTA.>>ONE GUY WHO LOOKS LIKE HE IS ON A SUNDAY DRIVE HERE ON FRIDAY IS THE 33 OF RON HORNADAY. NOW ALMOST FIVE SECONDS BETWEEN HE AND SECOND PLACE MIKE SKINNER. SKINNER AND SPRAGUE HAVE BEEN BATTLING FOR THAT SECOND SPOT THAT IS IS A GREAT SIGN FOR RON HORNADAY AS HE BEGINS TO CHECK OUT ON THE FIELD. TEXAS MOTOR>>>TEXAS STADIUM IS THE SITE OF A PRETTY GOOD TOUR FOR COLIN BROWN. HE IS A TEXAS NATIVE. AT 19 YEARS OLD, WHAT 19-YEAR-OLD WOULDN’T DREAM OF BEING ABLE TO GO OUT ON THE TURF AND MAYBE RUN A PATTERN, CATCH A PASS AND, OH, WELL, WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO WORK ON MAYBE CATCHING THE PASSES. THERE IS A CATCH! IN THE END ZONE.>>HE DIDN’T CELEBRATE AT ALL EITHER.>>WE NEED TO WORK ON THAT CELEBRATION DANCE!>>YOU KNOW, HE IS A YOUNG GUY. HE’LL FIGURE IT OUT.>>THE FIRST CAUTION OF THE NIGHT COMES OUT HERE ON LAP 34 OF OUR 167 SCHEDULED. RON HORNADAY RIGHT NOW IS ABOUT SINCE THE VERY BEGINNING OF THIS RACE, HE LED THE FIRST LAP AND AFTER THAT IT HAS BEEN ALL RON HORNADAY. HE HAS BUILT UP ALMOST A FIVE-SECOND LEAD AND THEN IT WAS JACK SPRAGUE WHO WAS EATING AWAY AT THAT LEAD. IT WAS DOWN TO ABOUT THREE SECONDS. HIS TEAMMATE CATCHING UP TO HIM. WE’RE HERING THE DEBRIS IS THE REASON FOR THAT CAUTION. SO THAT’S WHAT SLOWS DOWN THE FIELD FOR THE FIRST TIME TONIGHT AT TEXAS.>>WE HAVE RUN LONG ENOUGH NOW. THEY WILL COMPLETE 34 LAPS. I THINK THAT WILL BRING ALL OF THESE TRUCKS ON TO PIT ROAD AS SOON AS IT OPENS.>>WE’RE SEEING THE TEAMS GETTING READY. THE TIRES ARE ON THE WALL. THE OVER-THE-WALL CREWS ARE ON THE FIELD. WE’ SEE IF PIT ROAD IS OPEN. HERE COMES RON HORNADAY LEADING THE FIELD ON TO PIT ROAD FOR THEIR FIRST ROUND OF PIT STOPS AND ALL OF THE CHANGES THAT NEED TO BE MADE. ADAM?>>LET’S START WITH JAG SPRAGUE, HIS TEAMMATE WHO IS RIDING IN THE SECOND POSITION. FOUR TIRES AND FUEL FOR SPRAGUE. HIS CREW CHIEF SAID SLIGHT AIR PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT TO HELP THE TRUCK. IT IS TIGHT. CENTER OFF. RAY DUNLAP?>>RON HORNADAY BRINGS HIS CHEVROLET IN. THEY’RE GOING TO GO DOWN ONE POUND ON ALL FOUR TIRES. RON HORNADAY HASN’T SAID TOO MUCH ON THE RADIO TONIGHT, BUT MIKE SKINNER IS TALKING ABOUT BEING TIGHT IN THREE AND FOUR. THEY’RE GOING TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS ALSO ON HIS TOYOTA TUNDRA. GOOD STOP FOR THE 33. IT LOOKS LIKE HE’LL BE THE FIRST ONE OFF OF PIT ROAD.>>HE IS JUST BARELY GOING TO BEAT HIS TEAMMATE JACK SPRAGUE OUT.>>THEY WERE RUNNING ONE AND TWO. YOU SEE THE RACE ON PIT ROAD IN THE LOWER LEFT CORNER OF YOUR SCREEN. JON WOOD MOVES UP A SPOTMENT COLIN BROWN, THREE SPOTS UP. JOHNNY BENSON, FOUR SPOTS UP. IT LOOKS AS THOUGH WE HAVE PROBLEMS WITH KYLE BUSCH.>>THAT MAY BE ADJUSTMENTS THAT YOU SEE. THEY MAY HAVE LOWERED THAT TRUCK. HE TALKED ABOUT NEEDING TO GET THAT TRUCK DOWN A LITTLE BIT, GET IT DOWN TOWARDS THE RACETRACK. ADAM?>>WELL, THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT. WHEN I TALKED TO RITCHIE WATERS EARLIER TODAY, ONE OF THE THINGS HE MENTIONED TO ME IS ADJUSTABILITY. HE SAID WEE DON’T KNOW EXACTLY HOW KYLE IS GOING TO REACT TO THIS RACE TRUCK. THEY FELT IF THEY HAD A LITTLE MORE ADJUSTABILITY IN THIS TRUCK, THEY COULD MAKE CHANGES EARLY TO GET IT WHERE HE LIKES. HE COMPLAINED ABOUT IT ON THE FIRST RUN OF THE DAY. THAT WAS VERY MUCH PLANNED TO MAKE SOME MAJOR CHASSIE ADJUSTMENTS, AND STILL PLENTY OF TIME, MORE THAN 130 LAPS LEFT IN THIS RACE, SO HE CAN MAKE HIS WAY BACK TO THE FRONT.>>A LONG ROAD FOR KYLE BUSCH, ALL THE WAY>>>BACK AT THE TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. KYLE BUSCH, THE REASON NO MAJOR THINGS TO LOSE ON THE RACETRACK BECAUSE HE DIDN’T HAVE MUCH TRACK POSITION ANYWAY BECAUSE OF THE ADJUSTMENTS THEY MADE. BUT AT LAP 36, THEY CAME BACK DOWN TO PIT LANE TO PUT IN FUEL AND ALSO PUT A HOOD PIN ON THAT WAS NOT MADE WHEN THEY MADE THE ADJUSTMENTS MOMENTS AGO. KYLE BUSCH JOINS THE FIELD AND WHEN THEY GO BACK GREEN HE’LL START 28.>>A LOT OF RACE THAT HE’LL BE ABLE TO WORK BACK UP TO THE FRONT. THE LUCKY DOG GOES TO 40. HE GRABS A LAP BACK. IT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR KYLE BUSCH AND RITCHIE WATERS TO GET THAT TRUCK WHERE KYLE CAN DRIVE IT. 167 LAPS, AND WE HAVE OVER 130 LAPS TO GO. PLENTY OF TIME.>>GREEN FLAG BACK IN THE AIRMENT. IT IS RON HORNADAY AND THE NUMBER 33. BEHIND HIS TEAMMATE AND MIKE SKINNER, RICK CRAWFORD AND JON WOOD ARE YOUR TOP FIVE.>>JACK SPRAGUE WAS RUNNING HIS TEAMMATE RON HORNADAY DOWN BEFORE THE CAUTION FLAG CAME OUT. WE’LL SEE WHAT HE CAN DO WITH IT.>>HORNADAY HAD PUT ABOUT FIVE SECONDS BETWEEN HIMSELF AND SKINNER AND THEN AS JACK SPRAGUE WAS ABLE TO GET BY SKINNER, HE WAS ABLE TO CLOSE THE GAP. NOW SKINNER IS ALL OVER THE BACK BUMPER OF THAT 33. SKINNER IS TRYING TO HIGH LINE IN TEXAS.>>YOU CAN SEE KYLE BUSCH MAKING PASSES. THAT IS THE 16. SHELBY HOWARD IN THE 13. THERE IS THE 7 OF T. J. BELL.>>IT LOOKS LIKE KYLE IS LIKING HIS ADJUSTMENTS RIGHT NOW.>>A LITTLE BIT BETTER. HE LOOKS AS THOUGH HE IS MOVING UP A BIT QUICKER AS HE IS NOT HAVING ANY PROBLEMS GOING THROUGH SOME OF THESE SLOWER TRUCKS AT THE BACK OF THE PACK. HE ALREADY MADE HIS WAY UP PAST THE 22nd TRUCK WHICH WAS SHELBY HOWARD WHICH IS NOW THE 22nd POSITION LOOKING FOR 21st.>>SPRAGUE IS NOT ABLE TO QUITE STAY WITH HORNADAY RIGHT NOW. HE IS LOSING A FEW TRUCK LENGTHS. THERE IS THE 9, THE POLE SITTER. THERE IS ERIK DARNELL, THE 99. ONE OF HIS TEAMMATES 09 BOBBY EAST HAVING A GOOD RUN SO FAR.>>JUSTIN MARKS ALMOST UP INTO THE MARBLES THAT WE TALK ABOUT THAT MOVE UP THE TRACK. SO IT IS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD THAT WE’RE SEEING HIM RUNNING.>>HE IS DOING A NICE JOB. HE JUST WANTS TO GET THE FINISH. THE ROOKIE DRIVER JUST WANTS TO GET SOME LAPS IN. IF HE CAN GRAB A TOP TEN FINISH, THAT WOULD BE TERRIFIC.>>COLIN BROWN NOW — OH, HE STICKS THE NOSE IN THERE AND THAT GETS JUSTIN MARKS JUST A LITTLE BIT LOOSE.>>REMEMBER, COLIN BROWN HAD A GREAT FINISH IN KANSAS A FEW WEEKS AGO. HE HAD A COUPLE OF PEOPLE THAT WERE MAD AT HIM AFTER THAT RACEMENT ONE OF THEM IS THE 88 TRUCK RIGHT BEHIND HIM, MATT CRAFTONMENT COLIN GOT IN THE BACK INADVERTENTLY AND HE AND JACK SPRAGUE GOT INTO IT AT THE START-FINISH LINE. COLIN IS DOING A TERRIFIC JOB AS A ROOKIE DRIVER.>>AND THEY’RE SPREADING OUT JUST A BIT. YOU SEE TWO AND THREE-WIDE RACING CONTINUING, THOUGH. SCOTT SPEED IS SON THE INSIDE OF MARK MITCHELL. THE 22 AND 15 RUNNING DOOR TO DOOR.>>HE IS GOING TO MOVE TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE 8 OF CHAD MCCUMBEE RIGHT NOW. HE IS RIGHT BY ERIC. HE IS ON A LIMITED SCHEDULE IN THE SPRINT CUP SERIES. HE HAD A TOP TEN RUN AT BRISTOL. A NICE RUN BY ERIC.>>CHAD MCCUMBEE IS HUGGING THAT WHITE LINE AS THEY’RE THREE AND FOUR. JUST IN FRONT OF HIM IS THE 51 OF KYLE BUSCH. OUR VILLAIN, AS YOU WOULD SAY FOR OUR WESTERN THIS EVENING.>>AND TODD BODINE LUCK WERE LICK DAY FORS.>>TODD BODINE IS SON THE OUTSIDE RUNNING IN THE SIX SPOT.>>RICK, YOU NOTICE WE SAW THAT ON THE TURNS THAT TODD BODINE HAS LOST A COUPLE OF POSITIONS OBJECT THAT LAST ROUND ON THE PIT STOP. THE REASON IS SIMPLE. HE GOT BLOCKED IN JUST AS THEY WERE READY TO GO. YOU CAN SEE THE SERVICE GETTING DONE. TODD BODINE IS READY TO GO, BUT HE DOESN’T HAVE ENOUGH ROOM TO GET OUT IN FRONT OF THE 99. THEY GET THE FUEL, THE TIRES, AND TODD IS READY, BUT HE HAS TO BACK UP SO HE CAN GET AROUND THE OUTSIDE CORNER OF THE 99 AND THAT’S WHY HE LOST A COUPLE OF SPOTS. PHIL, A QUESTION FROM THE CREW CHIEF SIDE. TODD HAS SAID ON THE RADIO THAT HE FEELS HE HAS TOO MUCH LEFT FRONT TAMBOUR THAT IS OBVIOUSLY NOT SOMETHING YOU CAN ADJUST ON A PIT STOP. WHAT CAN YOU DO TO MAKE THAT DRIVER HAPPY?>>YOU HAVE TO GO TO A DIFFERENT CORNER OF THE TRUCK. YOU CANNOT ADJUST THE CAMBER ON THE VEHICLES THAT IS SOMETHING YOU HAVE TO DO IN THE GARAGE. THEY’LL HAVE TO GO TO ANOTHER CORNER. — ANOTHER CORNER. THAT IS SOMEBODY IN THE GARAGE.>>IF IT SMOKES THAT BAD, WE’LL BE ABLE TO SEE IT. JUST PULL ALL EIGHT PLUGS.>>TODD IS JUST OUTSIDE OF THE TOP FIVE, IN THE TOP FIVE NOW. ONLY OUR SECOND PLACE TRUCK OF JACK SPRAGUE HAS WON HERE BEFORE.>>TAKE A LOOK AT THIS, BATTLE FOR THE LEAD. JACK SPRAGUE IS LOOKING FOR THE INSIDE.>>THAT’S THE GUY WHO HAS WON HERE BEFORE.>>THIS IS NOT A PRE-ARRANGED DEAL THAT ALLOWS JACK TO GET THE FIVE POINTS.>>I DON’T KNOW IF THESE GUY ALSO DO IT.>>I GUESS TEAMMATES. THEY’LL TRY TO DO SOMETHING PRE-ARRANGED, BUT RON HORNADAY IS NOT GIVING THEM ANY ROOM. HE MAY GIVE HIM A LEAD, BUT IT WASN’T THAT LAP.>>HE DIDN’T GIVE IT AWAY THERE. SO JACK SPRAGUE IS STILL BATTLING ON THE INSIDE OF THE RACETRACK. RON HORNADAY STAYING RIGHT WITH HIM ON THE OUTSIDE.>>A GREAT JOB. H SHE GOING TO TAKE OVER THAT SPOT. PROBABLY GIVE RON HORNADAY AWAY. I WAS TALKING TO THE OWNER, KEVIN HARVICK, OF THESE TRUCKS, JUST THIS WEEK AND HE SAID I REALLY AM AMAZED HOW WELL JACK SPRAGUE AND RON HORNADAY ARE WORKING TOGETHER. THAT IS REALLY WHAT HAS MADE THIS TEAM SO STRONG. THEY HAD A ONE-TWO FINISH EARLY THIS YEAR AT CAMDEN. A SECOND AND A THIRD PLACE FINISH AT DOVER LAST WEEKEND. SO ANOTHER LEADER IN THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES HERE AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. IT IS GOING TO BE JACK SPRAGUE THAT LEADS THE LAP AND GAINS FIVE BONUS POINTS. RON HORNADAY HAS LED. JUSTIN MARKS HAS LED AND NOW ADDING HIS NAME TO THAT LIST,>>NASCAR’S TOUGHEST ROAR INTO THE SPEEDWAY FOR FENDER BENDING ACTION. LIVE COVERAGE OF THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES FROM MICHIGAN BEDINS JUNE 14. BE THERE ON SPEED! UNDER THE LIGHTS HERE AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. THIS IS FOR THE LEAD. RON HORNADAY LOOKING TO THE INSIDE OF JACK SPRAGUE.>>LOOK AT RON HORNADAY RIGHT DOWN ON THE BOTTOM OF THE RACETRACK. GREAT SIDE BY SIDE BATTLE BETWEEN TEAMMATES. I KNOW KEVIN HARVICK IS AT THE POCONO SAYING WHY ARE THESE TWO GUYS RUNNING SIDE BY SIDE FOR THE LEAD?>>KEVIN AND HE ARE SAYING WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE CALL THEM AND TELL THEM NOT TO RUN SIDE BY SIDE. NOSE TO TAIL IS FINE. SIDE BY SIDE, NO!>>WHILE WE WERE ON COMMERCIAL BREAK, JOHNNY BENSON TOOK OVER THAT FOUR SPOT FROM TODD BODINE THERE. ACTUALLY THE FIFTH POSITION. THERE IS JOHNNY ON THE INSIDE OF TODD BODINE. JOHNNY HAD A GREAT PIT STOP AND MOVED UP SEVERAL POSITIONS ON THAT PIT STOP IN HIS TOYOTA. HE IS GOING TO TAKE OVER THAT FIFTH SPOT FROM TODD BODINE.>>WE’RE SEEING A LITTLE MORE SIDE-BY-SIDE BATTLING HERE IN TEXAS THAT IS A GREAT THING. OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE HAD A GREAT BATTLE FOR THE LEAD. ONE OF THE GUYS THAT WE HAVE BEEN EXPECTING TO MAKE THE MOVE UP TOWARDS THE FRONT HAS BEEN THAT 51 OF KYLE BUSCH. OH, HE IS STARTING TO GET A LITTLE CLOSER.>>GUESS WHAT, HE IS UP IN THE TOP TEN NOW, ADAM NNINTH.>>IT IS AMAZING BECAUSE HE RESTARTED AT 28 AT LAP 37 AND HERE WE ARE LESS THAN 20 LAPS LATER AND HE IS IN THE TOP TEN AND GET THIS, GUYS, STILL NOT SATISFIED WITH THE TRUCK. THIS GUY IS A PERFECTIONIST. HE HAS ALREADY BEEN ON THE RADIO TALKING ABOUT CHANGES ON THE NEXT STOP. THE GOOD NEWS IS NOW THEY HAVE SOME TRACK POSITION TO WORK WITH. KYLE BUSCH ON THE MOVE, AND SO ARE THE GUYS UP FRONT, RON HORNADAY BACK IN FRONT OF JACK SPRAGUE.>>I TELL YOU WHAT, THEY TALK ABOUT ADJUSTMENTS, BUT THAT TRACK POSITION IS ALL GOING TO BE GONE IF HE MAKES MAJOR ADJUSTMENTS AGAIN. IF THEY LIFT THE HOOD ONE MORE TIME, HE LOSES ALL OF THE TRACK POSITIONS HE HAS GAINED.>>HE DOES. THIS IS ONE OF THE LONGEST RACES WE HAVE IN THE CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES. SO THERE IS PLENTY OF TIME.>>250.5-MILES. THE 14 OF RICK CRAWFORD STARTED FIFTH AND HE IS MOVING UP.>>HE MOVED BY MIKE SKINNER JUST A FEW MOMENTS AGO. LET’S SEE IF WE CAN TAKE A LOOK AT HOW HE TOOK OVER THAT THIRD SPOT. THERE HE IS ON THE OUTSIDE OF SKINNER. A VERY RACY RACETRACK. YOU CAN SEE RICK MAKING THAT OUTSIDE MOVE ON SKIN TORE TAKE OVER THIRD.>>RICK CRAWFORD HAS NEVER WON AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, EVEN THOUGH HIS OWNER MR. MITCHELL IS BASED HERE IN TEXAS. AND CRAWFORD IS WANTING NOTHING MORE THAN TO WIN HERE IN TEXAS. ADAM?>>YOU’RE EXACTLY RIGHT, RICK. HE WANTS TO WIN HERE TONIGHT. I ASKED HIM ABOUT PRACTICE. HE SAID THINGS WENT REALLY WELL HERE ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON. I WAS VERY SATISFIED. I SAID HAS THAT BEEN THE NORM IN 2008? HE SAID ABSOLUTELY NOT. THIS IS SOME THE SECOND OR THIRD TIME THIS YEAR THAT I HAVE CAME AWAY FROM PRACTICE FEELING REALLY GOOD ABOUT MY RACE TRACK TRUCK AND I WANT TO GO OUT AND WIN TONIGHT. I DON’T WANT TO SETTLE FOR A TOP TEN. THERE ARE WEEKS WHEN YOU’RE COMPETING FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP WHERE YOU TAKE WHAT THE TRUCK WILL GIVE YOU. TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT WE FEEL LIKE WE CAN GO OUT AND WIN THE RACE AND SO FAR HE IS IN LINE TO DO JUST THAT.>>THEY ARE GOING TO TAKE OVER THE FOURTH POSITION FROM HIS TEAMMATE MIKE SKINNER. JOHNNY HAS GOT A GREAT RUN GOING HERE. HE IS ANOTHER GUY WHO IS NUMBER ONE HERE AT THIS TRACK IN THE CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES.>>JOHNNY HAS DONE IT TWICE, THE MOST RECENT WAS BACK IN 2005.>>SCOTT SPEED CONTINUES TO IMPRESS. WHAT A TERRIFIC JOB LAST WEEK. WE SAW THE VIDEO OF HIM WINNING AT DOVER. HE IS ALREADY IN THE TOP 15, RUNNING 14th. REMEMBER, THIS CAT NEVER SAW THIS RACETRACK UNTIL HE GOT HERE WITH KYLE BUSCH FROM POCONO.>>AMAZING. HE HAS A TOUGH WEEKEND IN STORE. IMMEDIATELY AFTER THIS RACE HE’LL FLY BACK TO POCONO TO GET READY FOR THAT RACE TOMORROW AFTERNOON.>>DOUBLE DUTY FOR SCOTT SPEED AND ONE THING ON THESE TWOS MIND, AND THAT IS TO BE THE FIST ONE TO THE CHECKERED FLAG. RON HORNADAY BACK IN>>OUR SECOND CAUTION OF THE NIGHT HAS OUR LEADERS ON PIT ROAD. FOUR TIRES, FUEL, RICK CRAWFORD, BOTH TIGHT ON THE RACETRACK.>>A HALF A POUND OF AIR PRESSURE OUT OF THE CAMPING WORLD CHEVROLET THAT IS GOING TO BE RON HORNADAY’S ADJUSTMENT. HE COMES IN FIRST AND WILL GO OUT FOURTH. A NUMBER OF GUYS GOING FOR FUEL ONLY.>>AND JOHNNY BENSON HAS THE BATTLE ON PIT ROAD. HORNADAY, SPRAGUE, CRAWFORD, SKINNER ALL DROPPING POSITIONS AS DOES JON WOOD. OUR LUCKY DOG GOING TO THE NUMBER FOUR OF STACEY COMPTON. SO STACEY COMPTON GETS THE LAP BACK. SO HE’LL BE ON THE LEAD LAP. THAT MAKES IT 27 TRUCKS ON THE LEAD LAP. THE REASON FOR OUR CAUTION IS THE 46 OF ERIC AMOLL ROLLA. HE IS TURNED AROUND COMING OFF OF TURN TWO.>>HE WAS RUNNING IN THE 17th SPOT WHEN THIS HAPPENED. YOU SEE HIM JUST ABOUT KEEPS HIM OUT OF THE INSIDE WALL AND THE TRUCK MAKES SLIGHT CONTACT WITH THE LEFT FRONT AND THE LEFT REAR.>>A LITTLE BIT OF DAMAGE TO THE SPLITTER THERE ON THE LEFT FRONT OF THAT TRUCK. THEY’LL MAKE ADJUSTMENTS AND GET HIM BACK OUT ON TO THE RACETR>>THE WIND SEEMS TO BE DYING DOWN JUST A BIT, BUT THE RACING SEEMS TO BE HEATING UP HERE AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. SAM’S TOWN 400 CONTINUING AROUND THIS MILE-AND-A-HALF RACETRACK. WE HAVE SOMEBODY LEADING NOW OTHER THAN RON HORNADAY OR JACK SPRAGUE. IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT THOSE TWO GUYS CAN DO. JOHNNY BENSON AND EAST.>>BOBBY EAST IS RUNNING SECOND NOW. HORNADAY IS LOOKING REAL HIGH, TRYING TO MAKE IT THREE HIGH POSSIBLY. AND DOWN THE BACK STRETCH, YOUR TOP FIVE STILL RUNNING UP AGAINST THE WALL AS THEY ENTER TURN THREE. 18, THE BLACK TRUCK THAT IS DENNIS SETZER. HE IS A LAP DOWN. HE WANTS TO REMAIN UP FRONT THERE TO TRY TO BE THE FIRST TRUCK ONE LAP DOWN IN THE EVENT THE CAUTION FLAG WERE TO COME OUT.>>BOBBY EAST JUST IN FRONT OF RON HORNADAY, BUT PINCHED IN THERE JUST A BIT. HORNADAY IS TRYING TO GET BY BOBBY EAST, BUT NOT ENOUGH ROOM. WE SEE THE 51 OF KYLE BUSCH RUNNING THAT HIGHER LINE BUT NOT CLOSING AS QUICKLY AS WE WERE EXPECTING TO SEE HIM MOVE TOWARD THE FRONT. THERE IS TODD BODINE, THE LUMBER LIQUIDATOR ON BOARD. IT LOOKS LIKE THE 88 OF CRAFTTON WAS ABLE TO PASS TODD AND TODD BATTLED BACK. HERE IS KYLE BUSCH, THE TOYOTA ON THE INSIDE TRYING TO TAKE OVER THAT NINTH POSITION.>>HE IS TRYING TO TAKE IT AWAY FROM TODD BODINE. SIDE BY SIDE, JON WOOD ON THE INSIDE OF THE 21. HE HAS MOVED UP TO THE RACETRACK. COLIN BRAWN AS MIKE SKINNER AND CRAFTON RUN THE HIGH LINE. CRAFTON IN THE 88. TODD BOW DIB DINE IS LOOKING TO THE BOTTOM. 99 OF ERIK DARNELL ON THE INSIDE. CHAD MCCUMBEE IN THE MIDDLE AND JUSTIN MARKS. THREE WIDE GOING INTO TURN THREE.>>AND MARKS HANGING IN THERE PRETTY WELL ON THE HIGH SIDE. YOU DON’T WANT TO STAY THREE WIDE ON THIS RACETRACK IF YOU CAN HELP IT.>>NOT BAD. JUSTIN MARKS WAS ABLE TO KEEP HIS SPEED UP AS HE WAS RUNNING A VERY HIGH LINE AROUND THIS RACETRACK. I SAY VERY HIGH. BRENDAN GAUGHAN WILL SET NEW STANDARDS OF VERY HIGH AS WE GET A LITTLE CLOSE TORE THE HALFWAY POINT OF THIS RACE.>>JUSTIN MARKS GOING TO BATTLE DOWN. JUST A FEW MOMENTS AGO, LOOK AT THE RIGHT OF YOUR SCREEN. YOU CAN SEE JUSTIN GO WAY HIGH, ALMOST UP AGAINST THE WALL. AND THEN THEY’RE FOUR WIDE FOR A MOMENT. TED MUSGRAVE GOING BEEN THE INSIDE OF HIS STEAM MATE TOYOTA. AND STARR IS TAKING A VIEW OF THAT WITH THE 11. WE SEE JOHNNY BENSON HAS HIS HANDS FULL NOW WITH RON HORNADAY. HE IS BEHIND HIM IN THE 33.>>JOHNNY GAINED THE LEAD BY DOING FUEL ONLY ON THIS PIT STOP. WE SAW RON HORNADAY TAKE FOUR TIRES. THAT SHOULD BE THE SECOND SET THAT RON HORNADAY HAS PUT ON HIS TRUCK. HE MAY ONLY HAVE ONE MORE SET IN THE PITS WHERE JOHNNY MORE LIKELY HAS TWO SETS OF TIRES IN THE PITS.>>JOHNNY BENSON IS THINKING THE TRACK POSITION A LITTLE MORE IMPORTANT NOW, SO HE WANTED TO BE OUT IN CLEAN AIR.>>AND TO SAVE THE TIRES, JUST IN CASE HE NEEDS A FRESH SET OF TIRES WITH 125 LAPS TO GO.>>RON HORNADAY, AND THERE IS SOME SIDE-BY-SIDE RACING. SKINNER ON THE INSIDE, THE 14 OF RICK CRAWFORD DROPS BACK A SPOT AND LOOK AT THE 51 OF KYLE BUSCH, BUT HE HAS TO GET BY THE 5 OF SKINNER.>>THE 14, RAY.>>WHAT IS INTERESTING IS LISTENING TO ADJUSTMENTS THAT THESE GUYS MAKE, AS A DRIVER, HEY, I WANT TO DO SOMETHING AND YOU SAY, WELL, I WANT TO TAKE IT RIGHT BACK OUT. WE HAVE A BATTLE FOR THE LEAD. HORNADAY GOING BY THE 23 OF JOHNNY BENSON. HORNADAY EARLIER TOOK A HALF A POUND OUT OF THE LEFT SIDE ON THAT PARTICULAR STOP, SO PHIL, WHAT I FIND INTERESTING LIKE ON THE 5, THEY WENT DOWN ON THE TRACK BAR ON THE VERY FIRST STOP AND MIKE SKINNER SAID I REALLY DIDN’T LIKE IT SO MUCH. SO THEY PUT IT BACK UP ONE ROUND AND THAT PUT THEM RIGHT BACK TO WHERE THEY STARTED. KIND OF THE SAME STORY WHENEVER YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT THE 30 FOR TODD BODINE. THEY MADE AN ADJUSTMENT EARLIER. SO THIS LAST TIME THEY PUT A RUBER IN THE LEFT REAR, BUT THESE GUYS THINKING THEY WANT TO DO SOMETHING, FINDING OUT THEY DON’T LIKE IT, AND THEN YOU HAVE TO MAKE ANOTHER ADJUSTMENT TO TRY TO GET BACK TO WHERE YOU STARTED.>>YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER, THESE GUYS DID ALL OF THEIR PRACTICING DURING THE HEAT OF THE DAY UNDER THE SUNSHINE WITH THE WIND BLOWING UP TO 40 AND 50 MILES PER HOUR. SO YOU CAN SEE A GREAT BATTLE RIGHT IN FRONT OF TODD BODINE THAT IS SCOTT SPEED ON THE INSIDE. COLIN BRAWN ON THE OUTSIDE.>>WE’RE CLOSING IN ON THE HALFWAY POINT OF THIS RACE. WE HAVE ONLY HAD TWO CAUTIONS THAT HAVE SLOWED THE PACE OF THIS RACE. OUT IN FRONT IT HAS BEEN RON HORNADAY WHO WAS BEEN DOMINANT. JOHNNY BENSON HAS BEEN LEADING AND HE HAS DROPPED BACK INTO THE THIRD SPOT. AND JUSTIN MARKS LED THE FIRST LAP HERE AT THE RACETRACK. ADAM ALEXANDER, WHAT IS GOING ON WITH SCOTT SPEED?>>LET’S TALK ABOUT THE GUY WHO WON LAST WEEK. HE STARTED DEAD LAST TODAY BECAUSE HE HAD NEVER SEEN THIS RACETRACK AND, THEREFORE, HAD NOT PRACTICED THE TRUCK YESTERDAY, BUT HE HAS WORKED HIS WAY THROUGH THE FIELD IN TO THE TOP TEN A PAIR OF FOUR TIRES FOR THE YOUNG MAN OUT OF CALIFORNIA. WHAT IS INTERESTING IS THIS CREW CHIEF HAS HAD SIX DIFFERENT DRIVERS BEHIND THE WHEEL OF THIS TRUCK DATING BACK TO THE START OF THE 2007 SEASON. THEY WILL MAKE IT SEVEN AT MILWAUKEE. THAT IS WHEN BILL DAVIS RACING DEVELOPMENT DRIVER MICHAEL ANNETTE WILL GET BEHIND THE WHEEL FOR HIS TRUCK SERIES ABU. SHE THE GUY THAT PRACTICED AND SET UP THIS TRUCK HERE YESTERDAY SO THIS IS A RACE TEAM THAT HAS HAD A REVOLVING DOOR AS FAR AS DRIVERS. THE CREW CHIEF HAS DONE A GREAT JOB OF HANDLING THEM AND HERE IS SCOTT SPEED IN THE TOP TEN ONCE AGAIN.>>HE WAS TAKING OVER THE NINTH POSITION FROM RICK CRAWFORD. SHE GOING TO BRING TODD BODINE WITH HIM. A NICE JOB EARLY ON IN THIS RACE FOR SCOTT SPEED. KYLE BUSCH HAS MOVED UP INTO THE SIX POSITION AND HE GOT BY MIKE SKINNER A FEW LAPS AGO THERE IS OUR SECOND PLACE TRUCK, JACK SPRAGUE. THESE GUYS ARE A LITTLE OVER A SECOND AND A HALF LEAD RIGHT NOW ON THAT THIRD PLACE TRUCK OF JOHNNY BENSON. HERE COMES KYLE BUSCH. HE IS UP TO THE SIX SPOT ABOUT FOUR AND A HALF SECONDS BEHIND OUR LEADER RON HORNADAY.>>AND UP FRONT, IT IS RON HORNADAY AND HE HAS HIS HANDS FULL WITH JACK SPRAGUE NOW. THOSE TWO CONTINUE TO BATTLE FOR THE LEAD. THEY JUST HAPPEN TO BE TEAMMATES. SO IT IS RON HORNADAY IN FRONT OF>>WELCOME BACK. SAM’S TOWN 400. RON HORNADAY STILL IN IMPORTANT OF JACK SPRAGUE HERE AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. THE GAP A LITTLE WIDER NOW BETWEEN THE TWO TRUCKS. THERE IS A LITTLE CUSHION BETWEEN HE AND JACK SPRAGUE, ALTHOUGH THOSE TWO HAVE PULL AID WAY FROM THE REST OF THE FIELD.>>THOSE TWO GUYS ARE HAVING A GOOD TIME RACING AMONGst THEMSELVES.>>THEY HAVE DONE THAT BEFORE THIS SEASON.>>THEY HAVE ALMOST A THREE-SECOND LEAD IN FRONT OF JOHNNY BENSON. THESE TWO TRUCKS HAVE FOUR TIRES ON THEIR LAST PIT STOP.>>THERE IS MARC MITCHELL. HE IS JOINING THIS BATTLE, TED MUSGRAVE, AND THE 14 TRUCK THAT IS A BATTLE FOR ABOUT THE 13th POSITION RIGHT THERE.>>DO YOU REMEMBER THE LAST TIME WE WERE ON A MILE-AND-A-HALF RACETRACK, WHAT HAPPENED?>>YEAH, THEY FINISHED ONE, TWO.>>EXACTLY WHAT THEY’RE DOING RIGHT NOW. RAY DUNLAP?>>RICK, JUST TO ADD TO THAT, THESE ARE THE EXACT SAME TWO TRUCKS THAT RON HORNADAY AND JACK SPRAGUE HAD THAT DAY AT KANSAS AS YOU’RE REFERRING BACK TO WHEN THEY WENT ONE, TWO, THAT DAY. THESE TWO THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE YEAR FROM 1995 ALL THE WAY FORWARD IN THIS SERIES, SO MANY TIMES WE SAW A BATTLE WITH HORNADAY AND SPRAGUE COMING DOWN TO THE LAST COUPLE OF LAPS. THE EXACT SAME TWO CHASSIES THAT THEY HAD AT KANSAS CITY WHEN THEY RAN ONE, TWO. ADAM?>>SAND THE DRIVER WHO FINISHED NINTH AT KANSAS, RICK CRAWFORD, AND HE FELT VERY GOOD ABOUT HIS CHANCES, TOP FIVE PRIOR TO THOSE LAST PIT STOPS, A LITTLE TIGHT. THEY MADE A CHASSIE ADJUSTMENT AND NOW THIS THING HAS GONE WAY LOOSE. CRAWFORD HAS DROPPED FROM THE TOP FIVE BACK TO 14th AND TRYING TO RUN OUT TED MASS GRAVE. HE DID TAKE FOUR TIRES ON THAT STOP. SO A TOUGH SITUATION FOR CRAWFORD.>>A LOT OF TIME E. WE TALKED ABOUT IT BEFORE. 167 LAPS AND 81 LAPS TO GO. THERE IS ANOTHER BATTLE FOR LEAD. JACK SPRAGUE LOOKS TO THE BOTTOM OF RON HORNADAY.>>THE TEAMMATES BATTLING FOR THE TOP SPOT AS HORNADAY IS ON THE OUTSIDE AND JACK SPRAGUE ON THE INSIDE. NERVOUS MOMENTS RIGHT NOW FOR –>>KEVIN, FOR SURE.>>AS WELL AS RICK AND ERNIE, THE CREW CHIEFS ON THESE TWO TRUCKS. THESE GUYS ARE HAVING A BLAST.>>THEY’RE HAVING A LOT OF FUN HERE RUNNING AROUND TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, JUST UNDER 170 MILES PER HOUR.>>IT LOOKS LIKE JACK HAS THE ADVANTAGE NOW. HE IS GOING TO MOVE UP THE RACETRACK. JACK, THERE IS CAUTION ON THE SPEEDWAY.>>IT IS GOING TO SLOW THE FIELD DOWN ONE MORE TIME AS WE THE TRUCK MAKING ITS WAY DOWN TO THE BOTTOM. IT LOOKS LIKE TRACEY COMPTON.>>HE HAD SOME DAMAGE OR A FLAT TIRE. IT LOOKS LIKE MAYBE THE LEFT REAR TIRE MAY BE DOWN ON COMPTON’S TRUCK.>>THE 88 IS THE LAP FOR OUR THIRD CAUTION OF OUR NIGHT, AND HE PUTS THE WINDOW NET DOWN THAT IS NOT A GOOD SIGN FOR STACEY COMPTON.>>NO, IT LOOKS LIKE IT MAY BE TERMINAL FOR STACEY COMPTON. LET’S SEE IF WE CAN TAKE A LOOK BACK AT WHAT HAPPENED TO STACEY.>>LOOK — OH, IT IS AN ENGINE PROBLEM. HE IS GOING TO CHASE IT ALL THE WAY UP THE HILL, GETS THE ENGINE SHUT OFF. HE IS GOING TO BRING IT RIGHT DOWN PIT ROAD AND BACK INTO THE GARAGE A TOUGH BREAK FOR STACEY COMPTON.>>A SHORT NIGHT FOR STACEY COMPTON HERE IN THE FORT WORTH, TEXAS AREA. WHENEVER A CAUTION COMES OUT, BAD NEWS FOR ONE PERSON AND GOOD NEWS FOR ANOTHER. ARIC ALMIROLA GETLUCKY DOG.>>THAT IS A NICE JOB AFTER THAT EARLIER SPIN. THE LEADERS ON PIT ROAD.>>ADAM ALEXANDER.>>THE MAN WHO WILL LEAD THEM DOWN WILL BE JACK SPRAGUE. THEY CAME ON THE RADIO, AND ASKED THE SPOTTER ANDY HOUSTON, WHAT IS THE 33 DOING? THAT IS TEAMMATE RON HORNADAY AND THAT HE SAID HE WILL COME DOWN, SO THE CALL WAS MADE FOR SPRAGUE TO COME DOWN PIT ROAD. FUEL ONLY. THE WORK IS BEING DONE RIGHT NOW. RAY?>>THEY’D LIKE TO MAKE AN AAIR PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT ON RON HORNADAY’S TRUCK, BUT THEY DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TIRES, ONLY TIME FOR FUEL. THEY’RE GOING TO PUT ENOUGH GAS IN IT FOR FUEL. IT LOOKS LIKE SPRAGUE WILL BE THE FIRST OFF PIT ROAD AND HORNADAY BACK TO SECOND.>>WOW. LOOK AT HOW CLOSE IT IS UP FRONT JUST AS JUSTIN MARK WAS TRYING TO GET INTO HIS STALE.>>THE 09 OF BOBBY EAST. AND CRACKEN, SEVEN SPOTS GAINED ON THAT PIT STOP. I’M SURE HE DID FUEL ONLY.>>MATT CRAFTON COMES OFF OF PIT ROAD IN THE THIRD SPOT. THE RACE WAS WON BY JACK SPRAGUE. HE WAS ABLE TO GET OUT IN FRONT OF RON HORNADAY.>>>CRAFTSMAN TRUCK FANS, SPEED IS TEAMING UP TO BRING YOU THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME. YOU GET AN ALL-ACCESS PASS TO THE GARAGE AND SEE YOUR FAVORITE DRIVER. THAT IS ON JUNE 13. GO TO M.I.S. SPEEDWAY TO FIND OUT HOW TO BE A PART OF THIS.>>THE FIRST 500 PEOPLE THAT LOG ON TO M. I.SPEEDWAY.COM AND REGISTER WILL GET ALL-ACCESS GARAGE PASSES.>>TERRIFIC. UNBELIEVABLE. YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE THAT OPPORTUNITY UP, AND WE TAKE A LOOK AT OUR RACE SUMMARY. AFTER 90-160 LAPS, JACK SPRAGUE OUT IN FRONT. WE HAVE HAD SIX DIFFERENT PEOPLE LEAD, 11 DIFFERENT LEAD CHANGES.>>I THINK WE’RE GOING TO RUN 167 LAPS.>>WHAT DID I SAY?>>160.>>WE MAY RUN MORE.>>AND WE HAVE DONE IT BEFORE, HAVEN’T WE, RAY?>>YES, RICK, WE HAVE DONE THAT. NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. GREEN LIGHT CHECKERS AT THIS RACETRACK AND NOT AN UNCOMMON THING, THE LAST FOUR RACES WE HAVE RUN HERE, THEY HAVE ALL FINISHED IN GREEN-WHITE CHECKERED CONFIGURATION AND THE CREW CHIEFS ARE AWARE OF THAT. THAT IS PART OF THE REASON WHY THESE PEOPLE ARE TAKING TIRES.>>IT IS SAFE TO SAY THEY’RE GOING TO RUN MORE THAN 160 LAP ?>>YEAH, I’M WORKING ON THE MATH.>>WE’RE THROWING CURVE BALLS AT MATH. I WASN’T SUPPOSED TO GO DOWN THERE.>>GREGE FLAG BACK OUT AT THE RACETRACK AND IT IS JACK SPRAGUE IN IMPORTANT OF HIS TEAMMATE RON HORNADAY. MOVING UP, MATT CRAFTON HAS MOVED ALL THE WAY UP TO THE THIRD SPOT LOOKING TO GET HIS WIN AT THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES.>>REMEMBER, JOHNNY BENSON WHO DID FUEL ONLY ON THE LAST CAUTION FLAG AND HE’LL RESTART THIS RACE ON THE 13th POSITION. ERIK DARNELL HAD TO GO WAY HIGH.>>SLOW ON THE RACETRACK, THE 99 OF ERIK DARNELL. SOMETHING WRONG WITH THAT TRUCK AND A BATTLE FOR THE LEAD! HERE COMES RON HORNADAY ON THE OUTSIDE!>>YOU WOULD THINK THESE GUYS WOULD WAIT UNTIL THEY PUT A LITTLE DISTANCE ON THE REST OF THE FIELD BEFORE THEY STARTED RACING LIKE THAT. THERE IS JON WOOD, THE AIR FORCE FORD, THE 21. KYLE ON THE OUTSIDE THAT IS A BATTLE FOR THE SIXTH SPOT, RAY.>>AND THEY’RE GOING TO PUT RIGHT SIDE TIRES ON. HE HAS BEEN COMPLAINING ABOUT A REAL BAD VIBRATION. THEY THOUGHT MAIN THEY HAD A WHEEL LOOSE. THEY’RE GOING TO THROW RIGHTS ON THIS FORD AND SEE IF THAT IS A PROBLEM. HE IS DEFINITELY GOING TO LOSE A LAP AS THE FIELD COMES DOWN THE FRONT STRAIGHTAWAY. THE 99 WILL BE AT LEAST ONE LAP DOWN.>>THREE WIDE BATTLING FOR A MOMENT. THE 51 IS ON THE INSIDE OF THE 5 OF MIKE SKINNER THAT IS A BATTLE FOR THE FIFTH POSITION. SKINNER HAS THE MOMENTUM, BUT KYLE IS BATTLING BACK ON THE INSIDE.>>LOOK AT THE TOP RIGHT OF YOUR SCREEN. THERE IS ERIK DARNELL RUBBING WITH THE 15 OF MARC MITCHELL. BUT HE WENT HIGH BECAUSE OF WHATEVER SITUATION THAT BROUGHT HIM TO PIT ROAD, I THINK.>>RIGHT NOW ON THE LEFT SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN, YOU SEE THE 51 OF KYLE BUSCH GETTING BY THAT 5 OF MIKE SKINNER. KYLE BUSCH MOVING UP EVER SO CLOSE TO THE IMPORTANT OF THIS PACK.>>A FIFTH POSITION, IT LOOKS LIKE COLIN BRAUN IS GOING TO TAKE OVER THE SIXTH SPOT OF SKINNER AND HE HAS TODD BODINE RIGHT BEHIND HIM.>>TODD BODINE CARRYING THE LUMBER LIQUIDATORS ON-BOARD CAMERA. THE FIRST LINE DOWN RIGHT ON THE WHITE LINE AS THE BOTTOM LINE HERE, BUT TODD BODINE RUNNING A LITTLE HIGHER ON THE TRACK.>>REMEMBER, A LOT OF THESE GUYS NOW DID FUEL ONLY ON THIS LAST PIT STOP. REALLY, FUEL ONLY WITH OLD TIRES IS NOT A GOOD COMBINATION. MOST OF THESE GUYS WANT TO MATCH THE FUEL TO THE TIRE, SO YOU WOULD WANT NEW TIRES WHEN YOU’RE FULL OF FUEL. FOR A LOT OF THESE DRIVERS HERE WITH FUEL ONLY THAT TIME, IT IS — FILLING THESE THINGS UP IS NOT A GOOD SITUATION FOR THE BALANCE OF THESE TRUCKS.>>ONE OF THOSE GUYS WHO DID FUEL ONLY WAS MATT CRAFTON, RIGHT?>>IT IS INTERESTING, LISTENING TO HIM ON THE RADIO, HE HAS SAID FOR WHATEVER REASON, IT SEEMS MUCH MORE DIFFICULT TO PASS TRUCKS TONIGHT HERE AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY THAN IT NORMALLY DOES. MOST OF THE GUYS ON MY END ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT BEING REALLY, REALLY TIGHT. YOU SEE THAT TRUCK THAT IS TUCKED RIGHT UP ON THE BACK OF HIM, THAT IS 09 OF BOBBY EAST. ON THE TWO PIT STOPS AGO THEY PUT RIGHT SIDE TIRES ONLY AND ON THE LAST PIP STOP ON LAP 88, THEY PUT LEFTS ON, SO USING ONE SET FOR TWO PIT STOTS. AN INTERESTING STRATEGY. THESE GUYS ARE SITTING ON TWO SETS DOWN HERE. THAT MAY BE A BIG ADVANTAGE TOWARDS THE END OF THIS RACE.>>WELL, PHIL, JUST TO — I MEAN, EXPOUND A LITTLE MORE ON WHAT YOU WERE STALKING ACT. THE MORE FUEL ON THE BACK OF YOUR TRUCK WOULD MAKE IT MORE LOOSE BECAUSE OF THE WEIGHT THAT IS BACK THERE AND THEN THE MORE WEAR ON THE TIRES.>>YOU’RE EXACTLY RIGHT. AGAIN, THAT IS NOT THE COMBINATION. BUT ALL OF THESE GUYS ARE JOCKEYING TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE FRESH TIRES FOR THE END OF THE RACE. YOU SEE KYLE HAS ACTUALLY LOST THAT FIFTH POSITION BACK TO MIKE SKINNER. MIKE HAS BEEN ABLE TO GET AROUND HIM.>>ADAM?>>AND KYLE DOES HAVE A SET OF TIRES REMAINING. THEY WERE FUEL ONLY ON THE LAST STOP. THE PROBLEM FOR KYLE LATELY HAS BEEN AERO TIGHT. WHEN HE GETS IN TRAFFIC, HE HAS A HARD TIME TURNING THAT RACETRACK. TRAFFIC IS A BIG PROBLEM FOR THESE GUYS HERE TONIGHT. KYLE BUSCH INCLUDED.>>25 ON THE LEAD LAP. OUR SCORING MONITOR. TWO LAPS DOWN AS THE — IS THE 18 OF DENNIS SETZER. WE SAW THAT BLACK TRUCK RUNNING BACK BEHIND KYLE BUSCH JUST MOMENTS AGO. AND JOHNNY BENSON, SKINNER, STOOD BODINE, RICK CRAWFORD ALL ON THE LEAD LAP. TODD BODINE GOES WAY HIGH AND THREE WIDE AS THEY GO THROUGH THAT TURN AS THEY COME BACK DOWN ON THE BACK STRETCH.>>RICK CRAWFORD SAID YOU GUYS ARE GOING TO LEAD THIS BOTTOM GROUP? I’M GOING TO TAKE IT GETTING REPORTS THAT ERIC IS BACK ON PIT ROAD. HE RAN OVER HIS AIR HOSE, SO HE WILL GET A PASS-THROUGH PENALTY. A TOUGH BREAK FOR ERIK DARNELL. THE SECOND TOUGH BREAK HE HASÑi HAD SINCE THE RE-START.>>HE RAN OVER HIS AIR HOSE THAT’S WHY THEY BLACK FLAGGED HIM. THEY’RE GOING TO PUT ANOTHER SET OF RIGHT SIDE TIRES AS WE SEE THESE TWO RUNNING NOSE TO TAIL. ONCE AGAIN IT IS RON HORNADAY JUST IN FRONT OF TEAMMATE JACK SPRAGUE. THEY RUN ONE-TWO ON THE RACETRACK AND THEY RUN DIFFERENT LINES AROUND THIS TRACK. HORNADAY DOWN ON THE BOTTOM AND SPRAGUE A LAP OR A LANE UP. HERE AT THIS SUMMER, AN AUTOMOTIVE ADVENTUREMENT DON’T MISS OUT ON EXPERIENCE AND FUN OF GETTING BEHIND THE WHEEL OF 101 CARS YOU MUST DRIVE. THE NETWORK SERIES PREMIERE, JUNE 23. I WAS TRYING TO THINK OF THE CAR RIGHT THERE. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CAR?>>I HAD A FERRARI BACK SEVERAL YEARS AGO. I HAD A LITTLE EXTRA MONEY AND I HAD BOUGHT A 1983, 308 FERRARI. TOMMY — LIKE MAGNUM P.I. DROVE.>>WHAT IS YOURS?>>1966 MUSTANG. FIRST CAR I EVER DROVE. BOUGHT IT FOR $125.>>AND HIS WAS A Z28. IT IS AMAZING THE LOVE AFFAIR WE HAVE WITH CARS.>>AND RIGHT NOW ACOUPLE OF GUYS THAT FLEW IN FROM POCONO ARE RUNNING NOSE TO TAIL. KYLE BUSH AND THE 2 # 2 OF SCOTT SPEED.>>THERE IS TODD BODINE AND THERE IS RICK CRAWFORD BEHIND HIM. SCOTT SPEED LOOKS TO THE INSIDE. LET’S SEE IF HE CAN MAKE A MOVE ON THAT 51 TRUCK. I DON’T THINK KYLE IS GOING TO BE HAPPY THAT HE BROUGHT SCOTT WITH HIM ON THAT AIRPLANE IF SCOTT GOES BY HIM, WHICH HE HAS.>>RICK CRAWFORD IS GOING TO TRY TO GET BY THAT 51 NEXT. AGAIN, THE LUMBER LIQUIDATORS ON BOARD FROM TODD BODINE’S PERSPECTIVE. THAT 22. AGAIN, KYLE BUSCH NORMALLY ONE WHO WOULD APPRECIATE A LOOSE RACE VEHICLE. IT LOOKS LIKE HE MIGHT NOT HAVE HIT THE SET-UP ON THIS TRUCK.>>WELL, AGAIN, WE’RE GOING TO HAVE AT LEAST ONE MORE PIT STOP. WE LAST PITTED ON LAP NUMBER 88. THAT LEFT US WITH ABOUT A LITTLE LESS THAN 80 LAPS TO GO. WE WE HAD TO MAKE ONE MORE PIT STOP. WE HAVE 57 LAPS TO GO NOW.>>CLOSE TO A FUEL RUN. IF I CAUTION WOULD COME OUT NOW, THEY COULD STAY OUT THE REMAINER OF THIS RACE IF WE STAYED GREEN.>>EXACTLY. MOST OF THE GUYS SAID SOMEWHERE AROUND 55, 57 LAPS WAS ON THE OUTSIDE THE WINDOW OF MAKING IT. ANYTIME FROM JUST ABOUT NOW UNTIL THE NEXT FIVE, SIX — FIVE OR SIX LAPS, I THINK EVERYBODY WOULD BE IN THEIR WINDOW.>>ADAM HAS DOCUMENTED ON PIT ROAD THAT YOU HAVE TIRES LEFT ON PIT ROAD, SO THEY WILL BE READY FOR THE FINAL RUN HERE AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. WE SEE MATT CRAFTON IN FRONT OF COLIN BRAUN. WE TALKED ABOUT GUYS WHO WOULD LIKE TO MAKE IT THEIR FIRST-TIME WIN. WE HAVE TWO GUYS THERE, COLIN BRAUN AND BOBBY EAST.>>BOBBY EAST IN THE YELLOW AND RED FORD THAT IS IS A CAREER RUN FOR HIM RIGHT NOW. 11 — 11th IS HIS BEST CAREER FINISH IN THE CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES. THERE IS BOBBY RIGHT THERE. HE IS GOING TO RUN INFREQUENTLY IN THIS TRUCK HERE. SHE GOING TO SHARE THE RIDE WITH TRAVIS KVAPIL. AND HE WILL BE IN IT NEXT WEEK AT MICHIGAN. HE IS GOING TO GET TWO IN A ROW HERE. SO A GOOD JOB FOR BOBBY EAST.>>OH, COLIN BRAUN IS GOING TO LOSE IT! HE HANGS ON JUST LONG ENOUGH TO SLAP THE WALL WITH THE RIGHT SIDE. IT WILL STAY GREEN, THOUGH, ON THE RACETRACK. SO OBVIOUSLY A HANDFUL FOR COLIN BRAUN THERE AS HE WAS TRYING TO — ACTUALLY JUST MAKE HIS WAY DOWN THE BACK STRETCH. THAT THING GOT ALL OVER THE RACETRACK.>>HE REALLY DID. COLIN DID A NICE MOVE. HE JUST BLEW THE TIRE.>>WE HEARD IT BLOW AS HE WENT ACROSS THE FRONT STRETCH.>>SO THAT WILL BRING OUT OUR FOURTH CAUTION OF THE NIGHT. IT IS COLIN BRAUN AND, BOY, DID HE HAVE HIS HANDS FULL ON THE BACK STRETCH AND BLEW THE RIGHT REAR TIRE OUT WHEN HE CAME ON TO THE QUAD OVAL.>>LOOK AT ALL OF THE DAMAGE THAT BLOWN TIRE DID. THAT TIRE WAS CAUSED BY CONTACT INTO THE OUTSIDE WALL. HE DID A REAL NICE JOB NOT SPINNING THAT TRUCK. HE COULD HAVE TAKEN OUT HIS TEAMMATE BOBBY EAST. LET’S SEE IF WE CAN TAKE A LOOK BACK AT WHAT HAPPENED. HE IS IN BETWEEN MATT CRAFTON AND BOBBY EAST. SHE GOING TO GET A LITTLE LOOSE COMING OFF TWO. HE CHASES THE TRUCK UP THE HILL. HE MAKE AS LITTLE CONTACT THAT WAS ENOUGH TO CUT DOWN THAT RIGHT REAR TIRE.>>NOW –>>HERE IS ANOTHER VIEW THERE.>>THAT IS COMING THROUGH TWO, AND HEN HE SLAPS THE WALL THERE. THAT TIRE DOESN’T GO AWAY UNTIL HE GETS ALL THE WAY TO THE QUAD OVAL.>>RIGHT HERE AT THE START-FINISH LINE, THAT RIGHT REAR TIRE EXPLODES BECAUSE IT WAS GOING DOWN. HE LOST THE AIR. COLIN DID A NICE JOB OF NOT LETTING THAT TRUCK GET BACK UP INTO THE OUTSIDE WITH TRUCKS COMING BY. YOU WATCH THAT TIRE SHRED. HE DOES A NICE JOB SAVING THAT TRUCK INITIALLY, BUT NO CAREER GRIP WHEN THAT TIRE GOES DOWN.>>AND THROUGH THE QUAD. THAT TIRE EXPLODES ON HIM.>>IT IS AMAZING HOW MUCH DAMAGE.>>WE HEARD IT ALL THE WAY UP IN THE BOOTH.>>IT IS AMAZING HOW MUCH DAMAGE THAT RUBBER DOES WHEN IT COMES APART LIKE THAT. THERE IS COLIN MAKING HIS WAY DOWN TO MIKE BEAM AND THE GUYS. THE TRUCK IS OVER IN TURN NUMBER THREE. THEY WILL PROBABLY JUST PUT RIGHT SIDE TIRES ON THAT TRUCK. THEY ARE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND CHANGE FOUR TIRES. THEY HAVE TIME. COLIN NOW IS STILL ON THE LEAD LAP. THEY GOT THE WORK DONE THERE. IT WILL SAFELY BEAT THAT PACE TRUCK.>>THE START-FINISH LINE. ADAM?>>AND JAG SPRACK SPRAGUE, THE LEADER WILL COME DOWN. THE CREW CHIEF TOLD HIM WE ARE IN OUR WINDOW TO GO THE DISTANCE. FOUR TIRESNO FUEL AND NO CHANGES. HE REMINDED THE CREW, BE SMOOTH ON THE STOP. YOU SEE THE WORK BEING DONE ON THE RIGHT SIDE. THEY WILL DO LEFT SIDES AS WELL AND MAKE SURE IT IS FULL OF FUEL. RAY DUNLAP?>>MATT CRAFTON WOULD LIKE TO BE JUST A LITTLE FREER THROUGH THE CENTER. HE SAYS HE IS STILL A BIT TIGHT. IT WILL BE A FOUR-TIRE STOP FOR THE 88. SAME THING FOR HORNADAY. THEY’RE GOING WITH FOUR TIRES. THEY’RE GOING BACK TO THE VERY ORIGINAL AIR PRESSURE. HORNADAY IS GOING TO GET OUT AHEAD OF THE NUMBER TWO OF JACK SPRAGUE. HE’LL BE THE FIRST ONE OFF OF PIT ROAD.>>THOSE TWO GUYS HAVE BEEN RACING ALL NIGHT. THEY HAVE BEEN RACING ON THE RACETRACK. THEY HAVE BEEN RACING ON PIT ROAD. LOOK AT JASON WHITE THERE. OBVIOUSLY THAT WAS A FUEL ONLY. HE CELEBRATED A BIRTHDAY EARLIER THIS WEEK AND DENNY HAMLIN TOOK HIM OUT FOR HIS BIRTHDAY.>>THAT WAS AWFUL NICE OF HIM.>>A COUPLE OF DRIVERS FROM THE RICHMOND, VIRGINIA AREA.>>SO COLIN BRAUN BRINGING OUT OUR MOST RECENT CAUTION, CAUTION FOUR. YOU CAN SEE THE EXTENSE IF DAMAGE TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THAT TRUCK. AGAIN, IT IS RON HORNADAY OUT IN FRONT OF THE FIELD HERE AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY AS MY FRIEND CHEVY CHASE USED TO SAY,>>IF YOU NEED TO CUT WIRE, PUT IT ALL THE WAY TO THE BACK, AND IT CUTS WIRE JUST LIKE THAT. THREE TOOLS IN ONE. IT IS SUPER HANDY, AND ON THE BACK, THEY GIVE YOU THIS LITTLE EXTRA STORAGE CASE TO PUT EXTRA BLADES IN IN CASE THAT ONE GOES DULL, SO YOU’LL NEVER BE AT A LOSS FOR CUTTING.>>OF COURSE, YOU HAVE TO LOVE THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE COMING TO YOU FROM CRAFTSMAN AND YOU HAVE TO LOVE THE DEDICATION OF THESE GUYS WHO GO OVER THE WALL. WE HAD A VERY CLOSE CALL IN THE 3 # 3 PIT AS THE NEW FRONT TIRE CHANGER ON THE NUMBER 33 TEAM MAY HAVE GOTTEN RUN OVER BY RON HORNADAY’S TRUCK. HE WAS JUMPING AROUND AFTER THAT, AND HE HURT HIS RIGHT ANKLE. SO THEY’RE GOING TO TAKE THE SHOE OFF OF THAT ANKLE, GET SOME ICE ON IT AND WE’LL GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON WHETHER OR NOT THEY’RE GOING TO NEED A REPLACEMENT. THERE MAY BE A CHANCE THEY’LL PIT ONE MORE TIME AND NOT SURE GARY WILL BE ABLE TO GO OVER THE WALL.>>OBVIOUSLY YOU GO FROM ONE EXTREME OF EMOTIONS TO THE OTHER. HE WAS CELEBRATING A GOOD PIT STOP, AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN HE HAS TO ELEVATE THE ANKLE.>>THAT PIT STOP GOT THE LEAD FOR THEM AND UNFORTUNATELY GARY IS GOING TO BE ON THE SHELF HERE IT LOOKS LIKE.>>THEY DIDN’T TALK TO PAUL PIERCE. HE KNOWS HOW TO>>WELCOME BAM. SAM’S TOWN 400 CONTINUES FROM FORT WORTH, TEXAS. JACK SPRAGUE IS SECOND. JUSTIN MARKS WAS OUT IN FRONT OF THIS RACE. WHAT IS SHAPING WITH THAT TEAM?>>HE IS NOT FEELING VERY WELL AT ALL. WE STILL HAVE 89 DEGREES HERE ON THE PIT ROAD, BUT INSIDE HIS TRUCK IT IS EXSTEAMLY HOT. THEY THINK THEY HAVE A BROKEN HEADER AND JUSTIN MARKS VERY GNAW SHOES. HE SAID AT TIMES HE FEELS HE IS GOING TO PASS OUT. THEY HAVE STACEY COMPTON READY TO JUMP IN IF THEY NEED TO. THEY KEEP TELLING HIM OVER AND OVER, DO NOT HURT YOURSELF AND DO NOT WHERE YOU CAN THIS TRUCK, SO IF YOU’RE FEELING BAD ENOUGH, GET IT TO THE PIT ROAD AND WE’LL GET YOU A DIFFERENT DRIVER.>>RAY, THAT IS SO HARD FOR A DRIVER TO DO. HE OBVIOUSLY HAS A GREAT TRUCK. HE IS STILL ON THE LEAD LAP. WE HAVE ABOUT 50 LAPS TO GO, 49. HE DOESN’T WANT TO GET OUT OF THAT THING. RON HORNADAY IS KNOWN AS THE FASTER OF THE RESTARTS. NOT ABLE TO PULL AWAY FROM HIS TEAMMATE JACK SPRAGUE. AND RIGHT FRONT. HE MAY HAVE MADE SOME CONTACT WITH SOMEBODY WITH A RIGHT FRONT OF THAT GUNBROKERS.COM DODGE.>>AND BOBBY EAST THAT TAKES OVER THE FOURTH POSITION.>>AND THE 08 OF JASON WHITE. IT WAS PRETTY HARD WHEN HE WENT THROUGH ONE AND TWO. JASON WHITE MOVED UP A LOT OF SPOTS ON PIT ROAD RECENTLY. NOW WE SEE KYLE BUSCH LOOKING TO THE INSIDE OF THAT 22. SCOTT –>>AND THERE IS THAT 08 OF JASON WHITE INTO THE WALL.>>YEAH, THAT TIRE DID NOT LAST VERY LONG. HE WAS OBVIOUSLY RUBBING. WE SAW THE SMOKE AND THAT IS THE WORST POSSIBLE SCENARIO FOR JASON WHITE. A TOUGH BREAK FOR JASON.>>LAP 120 HERE AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY AND THE NIGHT OVER FOR JASON WHITE. THAT IS THE 08 DODGE.>>WE CAN SEE JASON MOVING AROUND. HE HASN’T TAKEN THE WINDOW NET DOWN YET, BUT A LOT OF DAMAGE TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THAT DODGE. YOU CAN SEE HIS HELMET MOVING AROUND. HE IS TAKING HIS GLOVES OFF. SO HE APPEARS TO BE OKAY.>>THE CAUTION LIGHTS DOWN THERE ON THE TRACK JUST BEHIND THE TRUCK. ONE OF THE INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES THEY USE HERE AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. AGAIN, THAT SAFETY CREW WORKING ON GETTING JASON WHITE OUT OF THE TRUCK. HE IS THE REASON FOR OUR MOST RECENT CAUTION WHICH IS CAUTION NUMBER FIVE.>>HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED. WE SAW THE SMOKE THE LAST TIME. HE GETS DOWN IN TURN NUMBER ONE. THE TIRE GOES DOWN PRETTY. PRETTY SIGNIFICANT CONTACT WITH THE BARRIER FOR JASON WHITE. THERE IS ANOTHER VIEW RIGHT THERE. YOU SEE HIM. THAT IS THE SMOKE EARLIER. THAT IS THE LAP BEFORE THAT. WE SEE ALL OF THAT SMOKE. ON THAT RESTART HE MADE SOME CONTACT WITH ONE OF THE OTHER TRUCKS AND IT LASTED ONE LAP UNTIL THEY GOT BACK TO TURN NUMBER ONE THAT TIRE. THERE IS JASON OUT OF THAT TRUCK.>>GIVING THE WAVE AND LETTING EVERYBODY KNOW. NOT BAD. I’M OKAY. AARON’S LUCKY DOG GOES TO DENNIS SETZER. SO HE’LL GRAB ONE LAP BACK AND HE’LL GET A LITTLE CLOSE TORE THE FRONT OF THIS FIELD.>>>WELCOME BACK. WE WANT TO GIVE YOU A RACE SUMMARY AS TO HA HAS TAKEN PLACE. KYLE BUSCH IS PLAYING A DIFFERENT ROLE AS HE GOT OFF THE HELICOPTER FROM POCONO. ACTUALLY HE FLEW A JET FROM POCONO TO TEXAS, AND THEN HELICOPTERED IN. RACE STARTS, GREEN FLAG OUT. THE FIRST CAUTION COMES AT LAP 60 IN THIS RACE.>>JUSTIN MARKS LEADS THE FIRST LAP AND RON HORNADAY TAKES OVER. AND THERE IS ARIC ALMIROLA THAT MAKES CONTACT WITH THE INSIDE WALL.>>ACTUALLY THE FIRST ONE INVOLVING A VEHICLE. WE HAD DEBRIS EARLIER ON THE TRACK. AND THEN THE SMOKE ROLLING OUT FROM UNDERNEATH THE HOOD OF THE NUMBER FOUR OF STACEY COMPTON. THAT ENGINE EXPIRES.>>HERE IS LAP 112. YOU CAN SEE COLIN BRAUN GETS A LITTLE LOOSE. HE MAKES CONTACT WITH THE OUTSIDE WALL. AND WHEN HE GETS AROUND TO THE FRONT, THAT RIGHT REAR TIRE GOES — DEFLATES VERY QUICKLY. IT DOES A LOT OF DAMAGE TO THAT CON-WAY FORD.>>ANOTHER TIRE ISSUE TAKING PLACE. WE CAN SEE THE 6 OF COLIN BRAUN SLIDING ACROSS. MOST RECENTLY IT WAS THE 08 OF JASON WHITE WHO HAD TIRE ISSUES ON LAP 119.>>OBVIOUSLY RUBBING THE RIGHT FRONT FENDER, DOWN IN TURN ONE. HE GETS INTO THE OUTSIDE WALL.>>AFTER 122 LAPS, RON HORNADAY BACK IN FRONT. SEVEN DIFFERENT DRIVERS. THERE ARE 16 DIFFERENT LEAD CHANGES. A BIG CROWD ON>>WELCOME BACK. SAM’S TOWN 400. OUR FOURTH CAUTION OF THE NIGHT. COMING INTO TURN ONE, THE TIRE BLOWING AND INTO THE WALL HE GOES. THE OTHER GUYS WHO HAVE SUFFERED A LITTLE HARDSHIP, THE 33 TEAM. RAY?>>WELL, THEY’RE ATTENDING NOW TO GARY DOWN HERE AS WE SAW WHEN HE WAS CELEBRATING. HE SAID HE IS GOING TO BE JUST FINE. THEY PUT AN ICE BAG ON IT AND THEN HE WENT TO STAND UP, PUT A LITTLE PRESSURE ON THAT RIGHT ANKLE AND FOUND OUT THAT THE DAMAGE MAY BE MUCH WORSE THAN HE THOUGHT. THE TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY MEDICAL STAFF IS HERE. THEY’RE LOOKING AT HIM. TIM SANDERS IS READY TO GO AS THE FRONT TIRE CHANGER. GARY IS DEFINITELY GOING TO GO TO THE MEDICAL CENTER AND GET LOOKED AT. THEY’RE THINKING MAYBE A LITTLE MORE DAMAGE THAN HE HAD EXPECTED ON THAT RIGHT ANKLE.>>YOU HAVE TO SHOW IT AGAIN. HE IS THE RIGHT FRONT TIRE CHANGER. HE JUMPS AN TWISTS HIS ANKLE RIGHT THERE. HE GOES DOWN. HE LIFTS BACK ACROSS THE WALL, AND THEN OBVIOUSLY HE SPRAINED AN ANKLE OR YOU CAN EVEN TEAR SOMETHING IN THERE. THAT IS JUST EXTREMELY PAINFUL.>>YES. HORNADAY, RON HORNADAY’S WIFE WAS DOWN THERE WITH GARY AND SHE IS GOING TO –>>YEAH. SHE IS GOING TO RIDE WITH HIM TO THE CARE CENTER.>>SHE HAS BEEN TO VICTORY LANE ENOUGH TIMES. SHE’LL GO TO THE CARE CENTER AND SEE HOW THE TEAM DOES OR –>>YEAH.>>WE’RE NOT GOING TO GIVE HIM THIS WIN YET. HE HAS A TEAMMATE BEHIND HIM THAT IS WANTING TO BATTLE HIM EVERY INCH OF THE WAY.>>THAT IS TRUE.>>OBVIOUSLY THE TRUCKS ARE VERY EQUAL.>>AND 41 LAPS TO GO ALSO.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>WE HAVE QUITE A BIT OF RACING STILL TO GO. THE LIGHTS ARE STILL OUT ON THE RACE TRUCK. HE’LL LEAVE THE FIELD PACK IN THE HANDS OF RON HORNADAY, SPRAGUE, BENSON, THE 09 OF BOBBY EAST FOURTH AND MATT CRAFTON IN FIFTH. RAY DOWN LAP WLARKS DO YOU HAVE GOING ON?>>RICK, I WANTED TO ASK PHIL A QUESTION. I HEARD A NUMBER OF THE CREW CHIEFS TELLING THE DRIVERS THAT WE’RE NOT GETTING AS MUCH BUILD-UP OF AIR PRESSURE ON THE RIGHT FRONT TIRES AND I ASSUME THAT IS BECAUSE WE’RE IN COMPLETE SHADE AND NO SUN ON THIS RACETRACK. A COUPLE OF THE GUYS SAY YOUR TRUCK MAY BE HANDLING A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY AND A FEW GUYS ARE GOING TO MAKE AIR PRESSURE CHANGES. BUT, PHIL, I JUST ASSUME THAT IS THE NATURE OF THE SPEEDWAY AND THE DIFFERENCE IN HEAT.>>I WOULD THINK. ALL OF THESE TEAMS GET THE TIRES DATA, SO THEY KNOW WHAT THE TIRES WILL CREATE MA’AM MUM GRIP THAT ICE WHAT THEY TRY TO DO. THEY TRY TO SET THE AIR PRESSURE SO WHEN THEY BUILD UP, THEY GET MAXIMUM GRIP. THEY’RE NOT SEEING AS MUCH BUILD-UP AS RAY WAS TALKING ABOUT SO THEY’RE NOT GETTING THE MAXIMUM GRIP. I WOULD THINK SOME OF THE TEAMS IF, IF WE GET ANOTHER CAUTION FLAG AND THEY FEEL LIKE THEY CAN GIVE UP THE FIELD TO MAKE THE ADJUSTMENTS, THEY WILL PUT AIR IN THE RIGHT FRONT TIRE IF NOT BOTH RIGHT SIDE TIRES.>>GREEN FLAG BACK IN THE AIR. RON HORNADAY AND SPRAGUE AND BOBBY EAST. AND MATT CRAFTON, OUR MOST RECENT MILE-AND-A-HALF RACETRACK AT LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY WAS ABLE TO GET INTO VICTORY LANE. WE SAW A HARD LEFT TURN OUT OF BOTH KYLE BUSCH AND THE 14 OF RICK CRAWFORD. THOSE TWO ARE MOVING TOWARDS THE FRONT.>>KYLE WAS ABLE TO GET BY A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT TRUCKS. RICK CRAWFORD IS GOING TO FOLLOW. TODD BODINE IS GOING TO FIGHT BACK TO THE INSIDE OF RICK CRAWFORD THAT IS THE TRUCK ON THE INSIDE. THE YELLOW AND BLACK DRUG THAT IS ERIK DARNELL. SHE BEING SHOWN NOW FOUR LAPS OFF THE PACE.>>ERIK DARNELL SLOW. HE HAD ISSUES EARLIER. HE WAS ON PIT ROAD A FEW TIMES. RICK CRAWFORD RUNNING THAT HIGH LINE HERE AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY.>>RON HORN ADEI CONTINUES TO LEAD. THERE IS HIS TEAMMATE RUNNING SECOND. JOHNNY BENSON, ANOTHER GREAT RUN FOR JOHNNY RUNNING THIRD. BOBBY EAST. AND THERE IS A GUY THAT THREW ALL THE WAY FROM POCONO, PENNSYLVANIA TO RUN THIS BASE. KYLE BUSCH –>>AND SCOTT SPEED ALSO CAME FROM POCONO AND HE SLIDES AND IS GOING TO HIT THE PIT WALL O, SO CLOSE. HE WAS ABLE TO SAVE IT COMING OUT OF THE GRASS AND THE INFIELD, AND THAT BRINGS OUT ANOTHER CAUTION. THE SIXTH CAUGHT — OH, CRAWFORD. CRAWFORD HAS A LOT OF DAMAGE TO THAT TRUCK. HE MUST HAVE GOT INTO THE WALL.>>IT LOOKS LIKE HE HAD A LEFT REAR TIRE DOWN ON THAT TRUCK.>>A TOUGH, TOUGH BREAK FOR RICK CRAWFORD. HE WAS RUNNING SIXTH THE LAST TIME THEY CAME BACK THE START-FINISH LINE. YOU CAN SEE THE LEFT REAR TIRE AND ALL OF THE DAMAGE IT DID WHEN IT BLEW OUT.>>RICK IS GOING TO TRY TO MAKE HIS WAY BACK TO PIT ROAD. YOU WONDER IF MAYBE RICK CRAWFORD AND SCOTT SPEED MAY HAVE GOTTEN TOGETHER OVER THERE AND THAT MAY BE WHAT CUT DOWN THAT LEFT REAR TIRE FOR CRAWFORD.>>WE’RE GOING TO TAKE ANOTHER LOOK TO FIND OUT. LOOK AT ALL F THE DAMAGE BEING DONE DO THAT PICK-UP NOW.>>AND THAT IS INCREDIBLE.>>WATCH HERE NOW. — OH, THERE IS THE DAMAGE RIGHT THERE. SCOTT SPEED RAN INTOWP THE LEFT REAR QUARTER PANEL OF RICK CRAWFORD. THAT TIPS SCOTT WITH A GREAT CHANCE TO SAVE IT. UNFORTUNATELY IT CUTS DOWN RICK CRAWFORD’S LEFT REAR TIRE.>>THERE HE COMES UP. TOUGH, TOUGH BREAK FOR SCOTT SPEED, BUT AN EVEN WORSE BREAK FOR RICK CRAWFORD. HE HAD A GOOD SOLID, TOP TEN RUN GOING. UNFORTUNATELY, A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF DAMAGE TO THAT TRUCK.>>RICK CRAWFORD, OUR POINTS LEADER COMING INTO THIS RACE. OBVIOUSLY A DIFFICULT SITUATION FOR HIM NOW. WE SEE HIM SLIDING AS THAT LEFT REAR WENT AWAY. HE SLAPS THE WALL THERE. THE DAMAGE CONTINUES ONCE HE STARTS BACK UP AND TRIES TO GO BACK TO THE PIT ROAD. HE HAS TO GO ALL THE WAY AROUND THIS RACETRACK.>>THERE IS TODD BODINE’S LUMBER LIQUIDATOR. HERE COMES THE 22 OF SCOTT SPEED. THEY’RE GOING TO MAKE SOME CONTACT. THAT TURNS SCOTT DOWN TO THE INSIDE. WE’RE GOING TO STAY WITH TODD BODINE HERE. WATCH RICK CRAWFORD. THE LEFT WHEEL TIRE IS ALREADY DESTRAITING. TODD BACKS OFF. HE SEES RICK. FORTUNATELY FOR TODD BODINE HE WAS FAR ENOUGH TO THE OUTSIDE WHEN RICK TURNED AROUND. HE DIDN’T GET CAUGHT UP IN IT AND THERE IS RICK CRAWFORD THERE GOING TO TRY TO REPAIR THE DAMAGE TO THE LEFT SIDE OF THAT TRUCK. HE IS GOING TO STRIA TO GET BACK TO THE RACETRACK WITHOUT LOSING A LAP. THERE IS SCOTT SPEED RIGHT THERE.>>ADAM ALEXANDER.>>120 CONSECUTIVE TOP 15 FINISHES FOR RICK CRAWFORD AND YOU TALKED ABOUT HIM TRYING TO BEAT THE PACE TRUCK OUT AND THAT WAS A CHORE BECAUSE HE HAD TO GO ALL THE WAY AROUND THE RACETRACK WITH THAT TIRE TORN UP. HE FINALLY MADE IT TO PIT ROAD. THEY CHANGED LEFT SIDE TIRES, TAPED UP THAT LEFT REAR AND SENT HIM ON HIS WAY. YOU BETTER BELIEVE HE’LL BE BACK DOWN? PIT LANE BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T COME CLOSE TO GETTING THAT TRUCK TO WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE FOR HIM TO BE COMPETITIVE.>>HE JUST BLEW OUT THE REQUIRE TEAR. HE HAS JUST ABOUT AS MUCH TROUBLE GETTING BACK TO PIT ROAD NOW AS HE DID BEFORE.>>THE RIGHT FRONT IS GOING TO BLOW TOO AS WELL.>>BOTH THE RIGHT SIDE TIRES ARE FLAT.>>A DIFFICULT NIGHT FOR RICK CRAWFORD, WHAT LOOKED TO BE A POTENTIALLY VICTORY LANE NIGHT FOR RICK CRAWFORD HERE AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. HE HAD A VERY STRONG TRUCK. NOW THAT LOOKS VERY DIFFICULT TO BE ABLE TO COME BACK FROM THIS.>>YEAH, BUT COWBOY AND THE GUYS AREN’T GOING TO GIVE UP. THEY’RE GOING TO GET THAT TRUCK BACK TO PIT ROAD. THEY’RE ACTUALLY ENTERING PIT ROAD NOW. THEY’LL PUT RIGHT-SIDE TIRES ON THAT TRUCK AND TRY TO MAYBE MAKE SOME HASTY REPAIRS TO THE LEFT REAR QUARTER PANEL WHERE THAT LEFT REAR TIRE CAME APART.>>ADAM?>>WELL, COWBOY KEVIN STAR LIN THE CREW CHIEF HAS DONE A GREAT JOB OF ORCHESTRATING WHAT HE WANTS THE GUYS TO DO WHEN HAY GO OVER THE PIT WATCH HE HAD ONE SET CHANGING THE RIGHT SIDE TIRES AND YOU CAN SEE IT COMING OFF. IT IS IN WIG —BIG-TIME TROUBLE THAT RIGHT REAR. YOU MENTIONED IT WAS GOING DOWN. AND THEN THE REST OF THE GUYS WORK ON THE LEFT REAR. THEY HAVE ALREADY SENT RICK ON HIS WAY. THE CREW CHIEF DOING A GREAT JOB KEEPING THIS TEAM ORGANIZED AS RICK TRIES TO MAINTAIN THE POSITION ON THE LEAD LAP AND AT THE SAME TIME GET THIS TRUCK BACK IN A CONDITION WHERE HE CAN RACE.>>RICK CRAWFORD MAKING IT OFF OF PIT ROAD JUST IN FRONT OF THAT PACE TRUCK. RON HORNADAY, JACK SPRAGUE RUNNING ONE AND TWO. SCOTT SPEED, RICK CRAWFORD GET INTO EACH OTHER ON THE QUAD OVAL AND THAT BRINGS OUT THE CAUTION. COMING IN JULY TO SPEED, IT IS THE NETWORK SERIES PREMIERE OF WRECKED, LIFE IN THE CRASH LANE. RIDE WITH CHICAGO’S TOUGHEST FAMILY OF TOERS. DISCOVER THE UNTOLD SIDE OF THE BUSINESS OF TOWING AND GET HOOKED ON WRECK. THE SERIES PREMIERES JULY 17 EXCLUSIVELY ON SPEED A LOT OF GREAT PROGRAMMING COMING UP NEXT MONTH. YOU’LL WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU STAY TUNED HERE TO SPEED.>>RICK CRAWFORD IS SO STAR HE HAS BEEN ABLE TO STAY ON THE LEAD LAP. THE CAUTION FLAG IS STILL OUT RIGHT NOW FOR ALL OF THE DEBRIS THAT THOSE TIRES THAT CAME APART. THERE IS RICK BACK ON PIT ROAD ONE MORE TIME. YOU KNOW, I DON’T-H HE MADE A LITTLE CONTACT WITH THE DRIVER’S SIDE OVER IN THE WALL WHEN THAT LEFT REAR TIRE WENT DOWN. YOU SEE THE GUYS PULLING THAT LEFT FRONT FENDER OUT RIGHT NOW AS WELL AS PUTTING SOME MORE BOND ON THAT QUARTER PANEL. I’M NOT SURE IF THE TOW IS OUT IN THAT TRUCK. I’M NOT SURE IF THEY HAVE LOOK AT THAT OR NOT.>>A LOT OF DAMAGE CONTINUING. OUR LUCKY GUESS TRIVIA QUESTION. WHEN “WASHINGTON POST” THE LAST SEASON WHEN MORE THAN ONE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WON A RACE?>>I’M NOT GOING TO LET YOU ANSWER.>>I DON’T KNOW.>>OBVIOUSLY I HAVE TO KEEP THAT CLOSE TO THE VEST BECAUSE WE HAVE TO LET THE PEOPLE AT HOME THINK ABOUT IT.>>YOU DIDN’T KNOW.>>NO, NOBODY HAS TOLD ME YET. I THINK I KNOW.>>OKAY.>>SO I’M GOING TO HOLD IT WITHIN — AND WE’LL GIVE YOU THE ANSWER IN JUST A LITTLE BIT. YOU THINK ABOUT IT. AND IF YOU HAVE A MEDIA GUIDE, TAKE A LOOK AT THIS. BOY, IT JUST CONTINUES FOR RICK CRAWFORD. SPARKS FLYING. A LOT OF TAHJ HAS BEEN DONE DO THAT FORD. THE-150.>>– A LOT OF DAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE DO THAT FORD F-1 50.>>AND THAT SPLITTER IS DRAGGING ON THE RACETRACK.>>HE DROPS COMPLETELY OUT OF THE TOP FIVE. NOW, AGAIN, OUR TOP 10 WAS SEPARATED BY 105 POINTS. SO A BIG CHANGE IN THE POINTS TONIGHT. THERE IS YOUR TOP TEN. AND NOW 147 POINTS BACK IS TERRY COOK. SO CRAWFORD WOULD DROP ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE SIXTH SPOT. 80 POINTS OUT OF THE LEAD. IF HE WOULD FINISH IN THIS POSITION. AGAIN, OBVIOUSLY WE’VE GOT MORE RACING TO COME FROM TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. HE COMPLETED 133 OF THE 167 LAPS. WE’RE EXPECTING A GREAT FINISH HERE AT THE GREAT AMERICAN SPEEDWAY, TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. THE SAM’S>>THE SIXTH CAUTION OF THE NIGHT. IT IS ALWAYS A GREAT SIGHT WHEN YOU SEE THE TRUCKS RUNNING UNDER THE LIGHTS AND OBVIOUSLY A GUY WHO IS RUNNING VERY WELL UNDER THE LIGHTS IS KYLE BUSCH COMING ALL THE WAY FROM POCONO.>>HEY, KYLE BUSCH. CAN YOU COPY? HEY, KYLE, BILL PARSONS, DO YOU HEAR ME?>>IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE WE’RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO TALK TO KYLE. GREAT RUN NONETHELESS. HE TOLD US BEFORE THE RACE THAT HE WAS LOOKING JUST FOR A TOP FIVE FINISH TO TRY TO GET THE OWNER POINTS. I THINK I KNOW KYLE BUSCH AND I DON’T THINK HE IS GOING TO BE SATISFIED WITH A FIFTH PLACE FINISH.>>OH, NO. OBVIOUSLY IF HE IS GOING TO TRAVEL ALL THE WAY FROM POCONO TO COME TO TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, HE WANTS TO WIN, AND HE WANTS TO GET THAT PRIZE THAT YOU GET WHEN YOU WIN AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, A NICE COWBOY HAT. ACTUALLY THEY WENT TO BOOTS FOR BRENDAN GAUGHAN BECAUSE HE HAD WON SO MANY COWBOY HATS. FOUR TIMES BRENDAN GAUGHAN WON HERE AT THIS RACETRACK AND TODD BODINE HAS ALSO WON FOUR TIMES, NOT CONSECUTIVE, BUT THOSE TWO LEAD THE DRIVERS FOR THE MOST WINS AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. WE WANT TO GIVE YOU THE ANSWER TO OUR AARON’S LUCKY GUESS TRIVIA QUESTION. WHEN WAS THE LAST SEASON WHEN MORE THAN ONE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WON THE RACE? I WAS ACTUALLY WRONG, WHAT I THOUGHT.>>I KNOW NOW.>>I WAS THINKING 2003.>>JIMMY WOULDN’T TELL ME.>>IT WAS 2001, TRAVIS KVAPIL WINNING AT TEXAS AND RICKY HENDRICK WINNING AT KANSAS.>>THAT WAS THE LAST TIME, THE LAST SEASON WHEN MORE THAN ONE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WON A RACE. THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT IS WE HAVE HAD THREE FIRST-TIME WINNERS ALTHOUGH MATT CRAFTON IS NOT A ROOKIE. AND DONNY LIA WON EARLIER THIS YEAR, AND WE TAKE A LOOK AT OUR ROOKIE OF THE YEAR STANDINGS. COLIN BROWN IS STILL LEADING THAT, ALTHOUGH I MENTIONED DONNY LIA WITH A WIN TWO WEEKENDS AGO.>>THERE IS JUSTIN MARKS TIED WITH DONNY LIA RIGHT NOW. REMEMBER, THEY HAVE SOME MULL GANS. THEY DON’T TAKE — DONNY LIA, REMEMBER, HE DIDN’T RUN DAYTONA.>>RIGHT.>>I THINK THEY TAKE MAYBE THE TOP 14 OR BEST 14 FINISHES, I THINK, IN THE TRUCK SERIES, SO DONNY LIA IS REALLY A RACE BEHIND. SO HE REALLY TECHNICALLY WOULD BE SECOND HAD HE RUN AS MANY RACES AS THE REST OF THE GUYS HAVE.>>AND THE AARON’S LUCKY GUESS AND NOW THE AARON’S LUCKY DOG GOING TO COLIN BRAUN. SO HE WILL GET A LAP BACK. IT HAS BEEN A TOUGH NIGHT FOR A FEW DIFFERENT TRUCKS TON RACETRACK, ONE OF THOSE BEING COLIN BRAUN.>>LET’S TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT THE RACE SUMMARY AS TO WHAT HAS TAKEN PLACE THIS EVENING HERE AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. THE BIG STORY COMING IN FROM POCONO TRYING TO MAKE ATE TRIP THIS WILL WEEKEND. THE CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES, THE NATIONWIDE, AND THE SERIES. KYLE BUSCH MAKES IT FOR THE START OF THIS RACE. LAP NUMBER 60. OUR FIRST INCIDENT ON THE RACETRACK. ARIC ALMIROLA DRIVING IN THE 46 CHEVROLET. HE LOSES IT COMING OFF TURN TWO AND MAKES SOME CONTACT WITH THE INSIDE WALL.>>LAP 86; STACEY COMPTON, ENGINE EXPIRES, SO A VERY SHORT NIGHT FOR THE NUMBER 4 DODGE.>>LAP NUMBER 112, COLIN BRAUN GETS A LITTLE LOOSE COMING OFF TURN TWO. HE MAKE AS LITTLE CONTACT WITH THE RIGHT SIDE. THAT IS ENOUGH TO CUT DOWN THAT RIGHT REAR TIRE. WHEN IT GETS OVER TO THE FRONT STRETCH, THIS IS WHERE IT PICKS UP. THE RIGHT REAR TIRE GOES DOWN AND COLIN DOES A NICE JOB KEEPING IT OUT OF THE OUTSIDE WALL. HE JUST GOT THE LUCKY DOG TO GET BACK TON LEAD LAP.>>AND TIRE ISSUE ONCE AGAIN FOR THE 08 OF JASON WHITE. THERE WAS TIRE SMOKE IN THE RIGHT FRONT EARLIER AND THEN IT GOES AWAY AND RIGHT INTO THE WALL HE GOES.>>LAP NUMBER 131, SCOTT SPEED, RICK CRAWFORD MAKE CONTACT. SCOTT SPINS DOWN THROUGH THE INFIELD GRASS. HE DOES A NICE JOB KEEPING THAT TRUCK OFF THE INSIDE WALL, BUT UNFORTUNATELY IT CUT DOWN THE LEFT REAR TIRE FOR RICK CRAWFORD. RICK LOSES THAT TIRE OVER IN ONE AND TWO.>>RICK CRAWFORD HAS BEEN ON PIT ROAD NUMEROUS TIMES FOR THIS CAUTION, BUT WE’RE BACK TO GREEN AND SO WE’RE BACK TO RACING. RON HORNADAY IN FRONT OF HIS TEAMMATE JACK SPRAGUE, AND THEN IT IS JOHNNY BENSON, BOBBY EAST AND KYLE BUSCH, YOUR TOP FIVE.>>KYLE BUSCH IS JUMPING AROUND THAT 09 OF BOBBY EAST. HE MOS UP ANOTHER SPOT. CHAD MCCUMBEE, LOOK AT KYLE ON THE INSIDE OF THE RACETRACK.>>HE WAS ALMOST SIDEWAYS COMING OUT OF TURN NUMBER TWO. AND NOW HOLDING ON TO THE FOURTH SPOT AS HE CLOSES THE GAP BETWEEN HIMSELF AND THE 23 OF JOHNNY BENSON.>>JOHNNY MOVES TO THE INSIDE OF JACK SPRAGUE! NOW HERE COMES JACK SPRAGUE MOVING UP ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE RACETRACK.>>JOHNNY IS GOING TO MAKE THAT PASS AND TAKE DOWN THAT 33 TRUCK OF RON HORNADAY.>>29 LAPS OF RACING REMAINING HERE AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. JOHNNY BENSON MOVES UP TO SECOND. JACK SPRAGUE HAS DROPPED BACK TO THIRD THAT IS IN JEOPARDY AS TODD BODINE LOOKS ON WITH HIS LUMBER LIQUIDATORS ONBOARD WATCHING THE BATTLE FOR THIRD BETWEEN KYLE BUSCH ON THE INSIDE. JACK SPRAGUE ON THE OUTSIDE.>>REMEMBER, KYLE IS IN THE HIGHEST POSITION HE HAS HAD THIS ENTIRE RACE. HE STARTED ALL THE WAY AT THE BACK OF THE FIELD. THEY HAVE MADE CONSIDERABLE ADJUSTMENTS TO THAT TRUCK AND NOW HE HAS WORKED HIS WAY IN FOR A BATTLE FOR THIRD.>>YOU REALIZE THE LENGTH OF THIS RACE. HE DIDN’T NEED TO GET UP FRONT UNTIL THE FINAL LAPS AND OBVIOUSLY IT IS WORKING FOR HIM. NOW HE LOOKS TO THE INSIDE OF JACK SPRAGUE ONCE AGAIN FOR THIRD.>>REMEMBER, JACK’S TRUCK HAS BEEN PRETTY GOOD ON THE OUTSIDE. HE IS ABLE TO HOLD OFF KYLE THERE. HE PULLS BACK OUT IN FRONT OF HIM.>>JACK SPRAGUE, KYLE BUSCH, TODD BODINE AND BOBBY EAST BATTLING FOR FIFTH.>>THERE IS TED MUSGRAVE THERE. WE HAVEN’T TALKED A WHOLE LOT ABOUT TED. HE IS HAVING A GREAT RUN. HE WON THIS RACE HERE LAST FALL. HE IS UP IN THE TOP TEN NOW RUNNING SEVENth.>>RIGHT BEHIND THAT 09 OF BOBBY EAST.>>RIGHT.>>GUYS, YOU KNOW, WHEN WE LOOK AT THE STATISTIC FORCE MILE-AND-A-HALF RACETRACKS, WE ALWAYS HAVE TO TALK ABOUT TODD BODINE, WILL HE BE A FACTOR? RIGHT NOW I WOULD SAY NO. TODD IS SAYING ON THE RADIO THAT HIS TRUCK IS SO TIGHT THROUGH THE CENTER THAT HE JUST CAN’T HARDLY TURN IT. WHEN HE GETS UPTIGHT BEHIND SOMEBODY, IT IS EVEN WORSE. I DON’T KNOW. HE HAS DROPPED BACK NOW TO GET A LITTLE BIT OF AIR ON THE NOSE OF THAT THING. WILL HE BE A FACTOR? WE’LL WAIT AND SEE. BUT USUALLY ON THE MILE AND A HALF TRACKS, TODD CERTAINLY IS. ADAM?>>AND THE GUYS UPSTAIRS WERE TALKING ABOUT TED MUSGRAVE WHO WON THIS RACE WHEN THE TRUCK SERIES WAS HERE LAST NOVEMBER. VERY COMPETITIVE. THEY HAVE HAD TO WORK ON THIS MACHINE THROUGHOUT THE EVENING AND WORKED HARD ON IT IN PRACTICE. HE STARTED AT 14th BECAUSE HE GOT A TERRIBLE DRAW IN QUALIFYING. IT WAS VERY, VERY WINDY WHEN HE MADE HIS QUALIFYING LAP. THE CREW CHIEF SAID THIS IS THE BEST TRUCK HE HAS EVER HAD HERE AND TED DRIVING IT LIKE HE KNOWS HOW . LAP 143-167. TODD BODINE CARRYING THE CAMERA. TODD BODINE NOT TO HAPPY WITH THE HANDLING OF HIS TRUCK BUT STILL RUNNING IN THE TOP FIVE.>>BOBBY EAST, A GREAT RUN. HE WOULD LOVE TO GET THAT FORD UP INTO THE TOP FIVE. KYLE BUSCH AND JACK SPRAGUE CONTINUING TO BATTLE FOR THAT THIRD POSITION.>>AGAIN, AT THE RESTART IT WAS RON HORNADAY AND JACK SPRAGUE RUNNING ONE AND TWO. NOW IT HAS BEEN JOHN CRY BENSON WHO HAS BEEN THE TRUCK ON THE MOVE HAS HE CLOSES THE GAP AND GOT BEHIND THAT 33 OF RON HORNADAY. JAG SPRAGUE HAS DROPPED TO THIRDMENT KYLE BUSCH MOVED FROM FIFTH TO FOURTH, SO HE HOLDS THAT POSITION NOW. TODD BODINE HAS DROPPED BACK TO FIFTH. BOBBY EAST IS BACK TO THE SIXTH SPOT AND MATT CRAFTON IS SITTING IN SEVENth. RUNNING EIGHTH IS CHAD MCCUMBEE AND 10th IS MIKE SKINNER.>>HERE IS CHAD MCCUMBEE. SHE IN THE EIGHTH POSITION. HE HAS THE 88 OF MATT CRAFTON, OUR WINNER AT LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY. HE STARTED IN THE 10th POSITION AND CURRENTLY RUNS IN THE EIGHTH SPOT. A PRETTY SOLID RUN ON A MILE AND A HALF. A PRETTY SOLID RUN FOR THAT TEAM.>>YES. HE HAS HAD SUCCESS AT THIS RACETRACK AND WAS REALLY IN POSITION TO WIN THIS RACE A YEAR AGO. AND IT DIDN’T WORK OUT FOR HIM.>>REMEMBER, WHEN MATT CRAFTON WON THAT RACE AT LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY, YOU REMEMBER WHO FINISHED SECOND, RIGHT?>>OH, SO CLOSE.>>THAT GUY RIGHT THERE, THAT 8 TRUCK RIGHT THERE.>>OH, SO CLOSE.>>AND NOW MATT CRAFTON IS ALL OVER THE BACK BUMPER OF CHAD MCCUMBEE, AGAIN, JUST 22 LAPS OF RACING TO GO FROM TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY.>>A GOOD BATTLE FOR THE 10th SPOT. MIKE SKINNER HAS THE 10th SPOT. OUR POLE SITTER AND ROOKIE JUSTIN MARKS, AND TOYOTA, THE TEAMMATE TO TODD BODINE AND –>>OH, TROUBLE. JUST IN FRONT. TED MUSGRAVE. IT LOOKS AS THOUGH HE HAS HAD AN ENGINE EXPIRE.>>THE CAUTION FLAG IS OUT. YOU SAW THE SMOKE COME OUT OF THE TAIL PIPES.>>OH, DAVID STARR GETS TURNED AROUND AND MAKES CONTACT WITH THE INSIDE OF THE WALL.>>AND PROBABLY FLUID ON THE RACETRACK FROM THAT 59.>>AND POSSIBLY DAVID SLOWING DOWN AND THE TRUCK BEHIND HIM NOT GETTING THE MESSAGE AND RUNNING IN THE BACK OF DAVID. WE’LL HAVE TO SEE IF WE GOT A LOOK AT THAT.>>DIFFICULT FOR THE RED HORSE RACING TEAM AS DAVID STARR, A LOT OF DAMAGE. YOU SEE THE 59 GLIDING IN.>>THERE IS TED MUSGRAVE DRIVING RIGHT BEHIND THE 09 OF BOBBY EAST. YOU CAN SEE THE ENGINE LET GO RIGHT THERE. OBVIOUSLY A LITTLE BIT OF FLUID ON THE RACETRACK. TED GOT A LITTLE LOOSE, AND THEN IN THE AFTERMATH, DAVID STARR GETS CAUGHT UP IN SOMETHING AND UNFORTUNATELY MAKES SOME CONTACT WITH THE INSIDE WALL. THERE IS ANOTHER VIEW. LET’S SEE IF WE CAN SEE THAT 11 TRUCK OF DAVID STARR. IT LOOKS LIKE HE GOT RUN INTO FROM BEHIND. I DON’T KNOW IF THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN SCOTT SPEED. I DON’T KNOW IF SCOTT WAS THAT FAR UP.>>IT LOOKED LIKE A BLACK AND YELLOW TRUCK. OBVIOUSLY BODINE WAS IN FRONT OF HIM. SO IT COULDN’T HAVE BEEN THAT. POSSIBLY ERIK DARNELL.>>YEAH.>>A LOT OF DAMAGE TO THAT PIT NOW.COM TOYOTA FOR RED HORSE RACING. YOU CAN SEE THE GUYS TRYING TO GET THE LEFT FRONT FENDER PULLED OFF OF THAT TRUCK RIGHT THERE. YOU CAN SEE DAVID FINISHED THIRD THREE TIMES HERE AT THIS RACETRACK AND NEVER QUITE GOT THAT WIN THAT HE WOULD SO DESPERATELY LOVE TO GET, BEING A NATIVE OF TEXAS.>>HOUSTON, TEXAS. DAVID CALLS HIS HOMETOWN. AND YOU SEE JUST WHAT KIND OF DAMAGE IS DONE DO THESE RACE TRUCKS.>>THAT IS A BAD SIGN THERE. LOOK AT ALL OF THE OIL UNDERNEATH THAT TRUCK RIGHT THERE. HE HAS OBVIOUSLY BUSTED AN OIL LINE OR THE OIL COOLER. MAYBE THE HEAT EXCHANGER THAT COOLS THAT OIL.>>IT LOOKS LIKE THAT MIGHT BE THE END OF THE NIGHT FOR THE 11 TEAM, AND DAVID STARR. THE RIGHT FRONT TOO TIRE IS ALSO FLAT ON THAT TRUCK.>>THEY’RE WORKING ON THE LEFT SIDE. I HAVE HAVEN’T REALLY PUT ANY ATTENTION TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THAT TRUCK AS THEY’RE PUTTING SPEEDY DRY DOWN TON RACETRACK TO TRY TO CLEAN UP ANY FLUID THAT WAS PUT ON THE RACETRACK. HORNADAY IS STILL OUT IN FRONT. JOHNNY BENSON WAS ABLE TO GET BY JACK SPRAGUE SO HE TOOK OVER THE SECOND SPOT FROM SPRAGUE. SPRAGUE RUNS THIRD AND THEN IT IS KYLE BUSCH. WHAT AN AMAZING RUN HE HAS HAD. WE TALKED ABOUT OUR POLE SITTER JUSTIN MARKS, WHAT HE NEEDED TO DO TO CONSIDER THIS A GOOD RUN. I THINK RIGHT NOW HE IS DOING EXACTLY THAT. HE WAS RUNNING PRETTY MUCH IN THE TOP TEN MOST OF THE NIGHT AND NOW HE HAS DROPPED BACK TO THE 11th SPOT.>>HE WILL TAKE OVER 10th BY THE VIRTUE OF TED MUSGRAVE FALLING OUT.>>THERE IS DONNY LIA. WE HAVEN’T TALKED MUCH ABOUT HIM. HE HAD SUCH A BIG WIN IN MANSFIELD, AND A NICE, STEADY PROGRESS. DONNY RIGHT NOW RUNNING IN THE 12th POSITION SO HE IS KNOCKING ON THE DOOR OF ANOTHER TOP TEN FINISH.>>MARC MITCHELL, THE TOYOTA. THAT IS A STEAM MATE TO KYLE BUSCH. MARC’S BEST CAREER FINISH IS THE 13th HE GOT IN DAYTONA BACK IN FEBRUARY.>>MARC IS ONE OF THE DRIVERS THAT HAD NEVER COMPETED AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, SO THIS WILL OBVIOUSLY BE HIS BEST TEXAS FINISH, BUT LOOKING TO HAVE ANOTHER SOLID PERFORMANCE HERE TONIGHT ON THE MILE AND A HALF. THERE IS BRIAN SCOTT IN THAT 16.>>THE ALBERTSON’S CHEVROLET A NICE RUN. GOOD TOP 15 FINISH GOING. HE WOULD LOVE TO GET A COUPLE MORE SPOTS. AGAIN, SAME SITUATION AS A LOT OF THESE YOUNG DRIVERS. SCOTT IS IS A VERY YOUNG GUY TRYING TO GET SOME EXPERIENCE. HE RAN A HANDFUL OF RACES THE END OF LAST YEAR AND IS GOING TO RUN THE FULL SCHEDULE. HE IS DOING A NICE JOB.>>PUSHING THE 11. IT LOOKS LIKE THEY MIGHT GET HIM BEHIND THE WALL. SO A DIFFICULT NIGHT FOR DAVID>>ANOTHER BIG NASCAR WEEKEND, THE NATIONWIDE SERIES FROM NASHVILLE TOMORROW ON ESPN 2, AND THEN SUNDAY, IT IS POCONO. THE SPRINT CUP SERIES ON TNT. NEXT WEEKEND, FRIDAY, QUALIFYING FOR NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES AT 1:30:00 P.M. SATURDAY WE’RE BACK IN AS AT MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY FOR THE 200.>>YOU KNOW WHAT ALL OF THOSE SHOWS HAVE IN COMMON?>>NO, WAIT A MINUTE.>>KYLE BUSCH.>>ALL OF THEM KYLE BUSCH IS INVOLVED WITH. YES. KYLE BUSCH WILL GO BACK TO POCONO TONIGHT AND HE WILL MAKE HIS WAY BACK TO NASHVILLE TOMORROW AND THEN HE’LL GO BACK TO POCONO AND RACE ON SUNDAY A VERY BUSY WEEKEND FOR KYLE BUSCH WHO CURRENTLY RUNS IN THE FOURTH SPOT. RAY DUNLAP.>>LET’S HEAR IT FROM RICK. HE IS ON TOP OF THE BOX FOR RON HORNADAY. YOU HAVE BEEN UP FRONT MOST OF THE NIGHT. ANY CONCERNS ABOUT THE FINAL LAP ?>>NO, I THINK THESE CAUTIONS — I REALLY DIDN’T WANT TO SEE THIS LAST ONE. I THINK THE CAUTIONS ARE IN OUR FAVOR. WE HAVE ONE SET OF TIRES THAT DIDN’T AGREE WITH US, SO I PLAYED WITH A LITTLE BIT OF AIR PRESSURE. WE WERE THE BEST ON THE FIRST RUN OUT OF THE BOX, SO I PUT EVERYTHING BACK LIKE WE WERE. I TRIED TO SAVE THE BEST SET OF TIRES. I MEAN, I GOT THE BEST GUY IN THE BUSINESS ON RESTARTS OUT FRONT. MY PIT CREW GUYS HAVE REALLY BEEN WORKING HARD. MY FRONT TIRE CHANGER GARY, HE HAS TWISTED HIS ANKLE, SO HE IS DOWN A LITTLE BIT. I’D LIKE TO SAY GOOD JOB TO SCOTT SPEED BECAUSE, I’M TELLING YOU, SOMEBODY ON PIT ROAD COULD HAVE REALLY GOT HURT BAD AND HE DID ONE HECK OF A JOB TO KEEP FROM DRIVING INTO IT ROAD. MY HAT IS OFF TO THAT KID AND I WANT TO THANK ALL OF THE FAN WHOSE ARE LOYAL TO NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES.>>GOOD STUFF. WE’LL SEE IF RON HORNADAY CAN HOLD ON TO GET A VICTORY. THIS IS THE SAME TRUCK THEY USED TO GO TO VICTORY LANE IN KANSAS.>>RICK TALKED ABOUT HOW GOOD HORNADAY IS ON THE SHORT RUN. JOHNNY BENSON HAS BEEN GOOD ON THE LONG RUN AND HIS CREW CHIEF ASK YOU GET HIM HERE?>>YEAH. YOU’RE EXACTLY RIGHT. JOHNNY IS A FINESSE DRIVER. HE RAN WITH NO TIRES EARLIER, AND THESE CAUTIONS AREN’T PLAYING INTO OUR HANDS AT ALL. HORNADAY, HE IS KIND OF A GO GETTER ON THE RE-STARTS. IT IS NOT GOING TO HELP US ANY, BUT JOHNNY CAN WEAR THEM DOWN, YOU KNOW, AND HE HAS ANOTHER CHANCE TO DO IT. I JUST REALLY LIKE EVERYBODY TO KNOW THAT WE’RE PROUD TO HAVE THIS TOYOTA TUNDRA UP FRONT AND KEEPING IT UP FRONT THIS WEEK AND I HOPE WE GET A GOOD FINISH OUT OF THIS FOR EVERYBODY.>>AND HE ENTERED 64 POINTS OUT IN THE FIFTH POSITION, SO A SECOND WOULDN’T BE ALL BAD, GUYS.>>NO, IT WOULD GEL CATAPULT HIM UP TO THE TOP OF THE POINT STANDINGS. WE HAVE A TERRIFIC CROWD. RICK SAID HE REALLY APPRECIATED THE FANS COMING OUT OBVIOUSLY AS WELL AS WE DO. HERE IS SCOTT SPEED. HE ALSO WANTED TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO SCOTT SPEED, WHEN WE SAW THAT INCIDENT WITH RICK CRAWFORD COMING OFF TURN FOUR. THERE IS THE CONTACT. IT JUST SENDS SCOTT TOWARDS THE INSIDE. HE DOES A TERRIFIC JOB. HE IS HEADED STRAIGHT FOR INSIDE PIT WALL. WATCH HIM STEER THAT THING. LOOK AT ILL OF THOSE GUYS RUN. I DON’T BLAME THEM THAT IS IS A 3,400-POUND VEHICLE COMING AT THEM. SCOTT DID A TERRIFIC JOB AVOIDING IT.>>AND SCOTT SPEED ALSO COMING FROM POCONO EARLIER TODAY AND QUALIFIED FOR THE ARCA REMAX SERIES RACE THAT WILL BE HELD TOMORROW AND GRABBED A POLE POSITION. SO NOW STARTING HERE IN THE 16th SPOT BUT HAVING TO DROP BACK FOR THE START OF THE RACE, CURRENTLY RUNNING IN THE 17th POSITION.>>SCOTT HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO OVERCOME THE TRACK POSITION HE LOST WHEN HE MADE THAT LITTLE TRIP THROUGH THE GRASS AND DOWN PIT ROAD, NONETHELESS, A GREAT JOB BY SCOTT SPEED AND THE VERY FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER — HE HAS EVER SEEN THIS RACETRACK.>>PRETTY AMAZING.>>THE TRUCKS NOSE TO TAIL GETTING READY TO GET UNDERWAY. THERE’S ONLY 14 LAPS REMAINING. IT WILL BE 13 WHEN THEY COME BACK TO THE START-FINISH LINE FOR THE RE-START. ACTUALLY THEY PUT THE LIGHTS BACK ON THE PACE TRUCK, SO IT IS LOOKS LIKE THEY’RE GOING TO GO AROUND AGAIN. AS THEY CONTINUE TO CLEAN THIS RACETRACK. IT WAS TED MUSGRAVE WHOSE ENGINE EXPIRED AS HE WAS GOING THROUGH TURNS ONE AND TWO AND THEN IN THE 11, DAVID STARR GOT TURNED AROUND COMING OUT OF TURN TWO AND HE GOT INTO THE INSIDE CALL H WALL, SO EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE 11. THE ENGINE EXPIRED. SO THAT MOVES THE NINE OF JUSTIN MARKS INTO THE TOP TEN. BUT, AGAIN, IT HAS BEEN A BATTLE UP FRONT BETWEEN RON HORNADAY AND A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT DRIVERS, ONE BEING JOHNNY BENSON AND THE OTHER BEING HIS TEAMMATE.>>NATIONAL OFFICIALS ARE GOING TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE SURE THE TRACK IS CLEAN. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A SHT-OUT. THEY’LL MAKE SURE ALL OF THE DEBRIS IS BLOWN OFF OF THIS RACETRACK SO WE CAN HAVE A GREAT FINISH HERE AND SEE IF JOHNNY BENSON CAN DO ANYTHING WITH RON HORNADAY.>>I’M DOWN HERE IN THE PIT AREA FOR THE 33 TRUCK, RON HORNADAY, AS RICK SAID, HE HAS THE BEST GUY IN THE BUSINESS TO MASS — MASTER OF THE RESTARTS, RIGHT? I KNOW YOU AND PHIL ARE FAVORITES OF THE CASINOS, SO I HAVE A LITTLE CHIP FOR YOU. YOU HAVE TO GET ONE. A LITTLE CASINO CHIP FOR RON HORNADAY, MASTER OF THE RESTARTS. ISN’T THAT PRETTY COOL? THEY HAVE THAT ON THE BACKSIDE. IT SAYS THREE-TIME NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES CHAMPION. MASTER OF THE RESTARTS. I DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT WOULD BE WORTH AT A CASINO.>>WHAT DO I GET WHEN I BET THAT IN, SAY, BLACKJACK?>>I DON’T KNOW. PROBABLY 33 CORRECTS.>>THAT IS CREDITTITY COOL TO HAVE YOUR OWN POKER CHIPS.>>AND RICK HAS ONE AS WELL.>>A LUCKY POKER CHIP AS WELL.>>HE KEEPS THAT IN HIS POCKET.>>WE’LL SEE IF IT TURNS OUT TO BE LUCKY TONIGHT AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY!>>THE FIRST 500 ARE GOING TO HAVE ALL ACCESS GARAGE PASSES IF THEY GO TO M.I. SPEED AND FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW TO BE PART OF THE GARAGE EXPERIENCE.>>ALL OF THE PEOPLE I HAVE EVER TAKEN AND I’M NOT SURE WHAT TODD ON THE TOP OF THE HELMET.>>IS THAT A MO HAWK?>>IT IS A TODD BODINE MO HAWK ON THE OUTSIDE OF HIS HELMET.>>YEAH. TODD DOESN’T HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF HAIR UP THERE. MAYBE HE IS TRYING SOMETHING NEW.>>THAT IS A TERRIFIC EXPERIENCE. EVERYBODY I HAVE TAKEN TO THE RACETRACK HAS HAD SUCH A GREAT TIME BEING DOWN THERE WITH THE GUYS AND THE SECONDS AND EVERYTHING THAT GOES WITH IT. IT IS AN INCREDIBLE WHAT THESE GUYS DO IN THE GARAGE AREA. AND JUST A MATTER — AND IN JUST A MATTER OF MOMENTS.>>A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL SEE THESE THINGS ON TV AND THEY THINK, OKAY, WOW. THEY’RE RACING A TRUCK. AND THEN THEY GET RIGHT BESIDE IT. WELL, THIS IS SHORTER THAN WHAT I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE. AND THERE’S A LOT MORE THINGS INSIDE ONE OF THESE TRUCKS THAN I EVER IMAGINED. WHEN YOU GET REALLY UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, WHICH MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY IS LETTING FANS DO, IT IS REALLY AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE.>>IT REALLY IS. AND ESPECIALLY THESE TRUCKS. THEY’RE VERY MUCH UNDERNEATH THE NATIONWIDE OR CUP CAR WITH THE ROLL CAGES A TERRIFIC OPPORTUNITY FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE TO GET THAT GARAGE EXPERIENCE.>>COMING UP, THE FINAL 10 LAPS HERE AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, OUT IN FRONT IT IS RON HORN ADEI AND JOHNNY BENSON RUNNING IN THE SECOND SPOT AS WE’RE GETTING READY TO GO BACK TO GREEN. JACK SPRAGUE RUNS THIRD. KYLE BUSCH, COULD HE BE THE VILLAIN TONIGHT AND STEAL A WIN AWAY FROM RON HORNADAY? HE RUNS IN THE FOURTH SPOT. AND THEN FIFTH, TODD BODINE IN THE NUMBER 30. LUMBER LIQUIDATORS, TOYOTA TUNDRA.>>AND BOBBY EAST, CHAD MCCUMBEE AND MATT CRAFTON RUNNING EIGHTH GETTING READY TO RESTART THIS RACE.>>MIKE SKINNER NINTH AND ROUNDING OUT THE TOP TEN IS THE 09 OF JUSTIN MARKS.>>THE GREEN FLAG IS BACK OUT AT TEXAS!>>KYLE BUSCH MOVES TO THE INSIDE. JACK SPRAGUE MOVED UP A BIT. KYLE BUSCH TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THAT MOVE. HE HAS MOVED TO THIRD.>>RIGHT ON THE BACK BUMPER OF JOHNNY BENSON. DOES HE HAVE ENOUGH LAPS TO KEEP THAT MOMENTUM GOING AS THEY WERE TALKING, HE SAID THE LONGER RUNS ARE BETTER FOR US. KYLE BUSCH NOW UP TO SECOND. HOW ABOUT THAT?>>WHAT A STRONG MOVE BY KYLE BUSCH. HE GETS JACK SPRAGUE ON THE RESTART AND THEN HE GETS BY JOHNNY THROUGH ONE AND TWO AND OFF OF TWO.>>RUN LAP AND HE MOVES UP TWO SPOTS. HE TAKES OVER SECOND. NOW ON THE BACK BUMPER OF THE 33 OF RON HORNADAY!>>LET’S SEE IF KYLE BUSCH HAS SAVED ANYTHING. THE 33 TRUCK HAS BEEN SO STRONG THIS ENTIRE RACE!>>KYLE BUSCH LOOKING TO ADD TO HIS WIN COLUMN THIS SEASON IN 2008, IT HAS BEEN AMAZING. IN THE CUP SERIES, THE NATIONWIDE SERIES, ONLY TWO WINS IN THE TRUCK SERIES, LOOKING TO MAKE IT THREE.>>RON HORNADAY NOW, HE SEES A DIFFERENT TRUCK BEHIND HIM. HE HAS NOT SEEN THAT 51 TRUCK THIS ENTIRE RACE. HE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT KYLE BUSCH MAY HAVE.>>HE KNOWS KYLE BUSCH IS BACK THERE, BECAUSE I’M SURE HIS SPOTTER HAS SAID THE 51 IS ONE TRUCK LENGTH BACK.>>THE TOP FOUR SPREADING OUT. RON HORNADAY.>>AND KYLE BUSCH.>>RON HORNADAY, HE WAS ABLE TO SEE KYLE FROM THE CENTER. BOTH OF THOSE TRUCKS RUNNING RIGHT DOWN ON THE BOTTOM OF THE RACETRACK.>>I’M SURE THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF RADIO COMMUNICATION GOING ON RIGHT NOW IN THAT 33 TEAM.>>RICK, THE SPOTTER FOR RON HORNADAY, ANYTIME THEY REFER TO KYLE BUSCH, THEY NEVER MENTION HIS NAME. THEY JUST SAY, HEY, THE BLACK TRUCK IS BEHIND YOU ONCE AGAIN. THEY DON’T SAY KYLE BUSCH. THEY DON’T SAY 51. THEY JUST CALL HIM THE BLACK TRUCK.>>AND THE LEFT SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN. 34 WINS FOR RON HORNADAY. THE SERIES LEADER, ALL-TIME WINS. NOW HE IS PUTTING SOME DISTANCE BETWEEN HIMSELF AND KYLE BUSCH. HERE IS A GOOD BATTLE BACK HERE BETWEEN JUSTIN MARKS AND MIKE SKINNER. MARKS IS TRYING TO TAKE AWAY THE 10th SPOT FROM SKINNER.>>JUSTIN MARKS THERE, MIKE SKINNER BATTLING FOR THE 10th POSITION. JUSTIN GETS A LITTLE LOOSE. OH, BRIAN SCOTT BOUNCED OFF THE WALL COMING OFF OF TWO.>>AND BRIAN SCOTT ALSO A LITTLE LOOSE AND GETS INTO THE WALL. SCOTT SPEED JUST IN FRONT OF HIM IN THAT 22.>>THERE IS MARK MITCHELL. THEY ARE GOING WAY, WAY WIDE ON THE OUTSIDE.>>RAY DUNLAP.>>AND HE IS — IT IS CERTAINLY NOT HARD TO SEE KYLE BUSCH, BUT HOW HARD IS THIS TO SEE MIKE SKINNER AT 11th WHEN WE’RE TALKING ABOUT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY — TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. SKINNER IS IN A FOUL MOOD. THEY HAVE BEEN COMMUNICATING ABOUT ALL OF THE THINGS THEY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO DO WITH THAT TOYOTA TUNDRA AND HE SAID IT IS JUST NOT INTO THE RACETRACK. VERY TIGHT FOR SKINNER, GOING THROUGH THE CORNERS, HE SAYS HE FEELS THEY HAVE NO GRIP THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE NIGHT. SO SKINNER LOOKING TO MAYBE NOT BE IN THE TOP TEN TONIGHT HERE IN TEXAS.>>THAT IS SO AMAZING AS STRONG AS THAT TEAM WAS LAST SEASON, WHAT A TERRIFIC SEASON THEY HAD. THEY LED THE POINTS JUST ABOUT THE ENTIRE TIME, WON A BUNCH OF RACES AND SO STRONG HERE, QUALIFIED IN THE FRONT ROW BOTH RACES LAST YEAR AND MIKE SKINNER FINISHED SECOND AND THIRD IN THE TWO RACES HERE LAST YEAR.>>HIS AVERAGE FINISH, 4.75 IN THE EIGHT STARTS SO SKINNER REALLY LOOKING TO I GUESS MAYBE ALMOST PUT THIS ONE BEHIND HIM. SPEAKING OF PUTTING BEHIND, RON HORNADAY WOULD REALLY LIKE TO KEEP KYLE BUSCH BEHIND HIM AS KYLE BUSCH NOW STARTS TO REEL BACK IN THAT 33. THERE’S QUITE A GAP BETWEEN RON HORNADAY AND KYLE BUSCH AFTER THEY SPREAD OUT. NOW, HORNADAY IS STILL LOOKING STRONG IN FRONT OF KYLE.>>KYLE CAN SMELL LEAD, BUT HE DOESN’T APPEAR TO DO ANYTHING WITH HORNADAY. WHAT KYLE NEEDS NOW, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IS IS A CAUTION FLAG AND A RESTART. HE HAS MADE SO MANY PASSES ON THE RESTART. SCOTT SPEED, THE 22, WILL TAKE OVER THE 12th POSITION FROM THE 9 OF JUSTIN MARKS. SCOTT IS MAKING HIS WAY BACK TOWARDS THE TOP TEN.>>MARC MITCHELL IS BEING SCORED IN THE 11th SPOT A GOOD RUN FOR MARC MITCHELL, AS WE GET TOWN TO THE FINAL THREE LAPS FROM TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. JUST UNDER FIVE MILES TO GO IN THIS RACE. OH, SKINNER INTO THE WALL! AS HE GETS THE WALL, MARC MITCHING GETS THE REBOUND OF THAT AND NOW SCOTT SPEED IS LOOKING TO THE INSIDE.>>OH, TROUBLE!>>SCOTT SPEED IS INTO THE WALL! HARD, AND THAT WILL BRING OUT ANOTHER CAUTION, THE EIGHTH CAUTION OF THE NIGHT. AND IT COMES OUT HERE AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY AND GUESS WHAT, WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A GREEN-WHITE CHECKER.>>A TOUGH BREAK. SCOTT SPEED WAS TRYING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SKINNER BOUNCING OFF THE WALL. SCOTT DROVE F DOVE TO THE INSIDE. IT LOOKS LIKE HE COULD HAVE GOT TON THE FLAP AND HE COULDN’T MAKE THE CORNER.>>HE SAID WE DIDN’T NEED ANOTHER RE-START.>>OH, BOY. OH, BOY. AND NOW RON HORNADAY, THE MASTER OF RESTARTS, WILL RESTART IN FRONT OF THAT 51 OF KYLE BUSCH. THIS WILL BE THE THIRD GREEN-WHITE CHECKERED FINISH THIS SEASON.>>THERE IS MIKE SKINNER BOUNCING OFF THE WALL AND MARC MITCHELL IS GOING TO BE SIDE BY SIDE. SCOTT IS GOING TO MAKE THE MOVE ON THE INSIDE. HE JUST RAN OUT OF ROOM. MARC CAME DOWN AND SCOTT MADE A SLIGHT BIT OF CONTACT WITH MARC’S LEFT REAR QUARTER PANEL AND SENT SCOTT SPEED HARD INTO THE WALL.>>IT WAS VERY TIGHT QUARTERS THERE AS SCOTT SPEED WAS TRYING TO TAKE THAT POSITION AWAY. IT WAS A BATTLE FOR POSITION BETWEEN ALL THREE. YOU TAKE A LOOK AT IT. A LOT OF MOMENTUM FOR SCOTT SPEED AND ENTERING THE CORNER, THEY HAVE TO CHECK UP AND JUST NOT ENOUGH REAL ESTATE.>>THEY RAN OUT OF ROOM. I DON’T KNOW THAT MARK MITCHELL EVEN KNEW THAT SCOTT WAS DOWN THERE BECAUSE HE REALLY SQUEEZED SCOTT DOWN TO THE INSIDE OF THE RACETRACK, AND THEN SCOTT MADE A SLIGHT BIT OF CONTACT WITH THE LEFT REAR QUARTER PANEL AND AROUND HE WENT HARD INTO THE OUTSIDE WALL.>>THERE IS ANOTHER VIEW RIGHT THERE. YOU CAN SEE MIKE SKINNER DOING HIS BEST TO HOLD OFF MARC MITCHELL. THAT JUST SEIZES THEIR MOMENTUM UP AND SCOTT SPEED HAS A TREMENDOUS RUN. HE CAN’T GET UP IN THE CORNER. HE GETS SQUEEZED AND THEN HARD CONTACT.>>MARC MITCHELL AGOOD SAI. HE WAS ABLE TO KEEP THAT POINTED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.>>YES ATERRIFIC SAVE BY MARC MITCHELL.>>YOU CAN SEE THE SPRING FLYING OFF OF THAT 22 AND THE SAFETY CREW AND THE TRACK CREW NOW CLEANING UP THE RACETRACK. SO WE’RE GOING TO GO PASSED THE SCHEDULED DISTANCE OF 167 LAPS AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. I BELIEVE WE’RE THROUGH THE FOURTH OR FIFTH TIME IN A ROW WE’VE HAD A GREEN-WHITE CHECKERED FINISH. ADAM ALEX AND 76ER.>>OF COURSE KYLE BUSCH RE-STARTING BEHIND RON HORNADAY. PERHAPS THE CAUTION, RITCHIE WATERS, THE CREW CHIEF, ON THAT LAST RE-START, AND RITCHIE DIRECTING THE CREW A BIT HERE, ON THAT LAST RESTART, RITCHIE, HE WAS ABLE TO PICK OFF TWO TRUCKS IS. THE CAUTION WHAT YOU NEEDED TO HAVE A CHANCE AT VICTORY HERE?>>I DON’T KNOW. OUR TRUCK AIN’T BEEN THAT GOOD ALL NIGHT. WE HAVE BEEN TIGHT, AND — I DON’T KNOW. WE’LL SEE. HORNADAY IS A GOOD RESTARTER. KYLE IS ONE OF THE BEST, TOO. WE’LL SEE WHAT WE HAVE. MAYBE JOHNNY CAN SNEAK BY BOTH OF US. WHO KNOWS. IT WILL BE CRAZY.>>KYLE, AS WE SAID EARLIER, DIDN’T COME HERE TO FINISH SECOND, RAY.>>ADAM, RICK WAS ASKING ACT THE GREEN-WHITE CHECKERED. THE 73rd TIME IN HISTORY THAT WE’LL GO GREEN-WHITE FINISH. NO OTHER RACETRACK ON THE CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES HAS HAD THAT MANY. WE’LL HAVE FIVE IN A ROW HERE AT TEXAS. HORNADAY VERSUS ROWDY BUSCH. WHAT A FINISH COMING UP HERE AT TEXAS.>>AND YOU KNOW WHAT? RAY, EITHER NEITHER ONE OF THESE TWO HAVE WON AT TEXAS BEFORE. SO RON HORNADAY LOOKING FOR HIS>>>NASCAR RACE DAY BUILT BY THE HOME DEPOT, SUNDAY, 10:30 A.M. EASTERN FROM POCONO RACEWAY.>>A HALF HOUR EARLIER THAN NORMAL. KYLE — TONY STEWART OUR SCHEDULED GUESTS FOR RACE DAY.>>IF THEY CAN WAKE HIM UP. I’M GUESSING HE IS GOING TO BE ABOUT AS TIRED AS YOU CAN BE ON SUNDAY AFTER RUNNING THIS RACE HERE IN TEXAS, HE GOES BACK TO POCONO TOMORROW MORNING AND THEN OFF TO NASHVILLE FOR THE NATIONWIDE SERIES RACE.>>HE HAS A LOT OF WORK TO DO LEFT TONIGHT. HE HAS TWO MORE LAPS HERE TO RACE AND HE IS GOING TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO GET AROUND THE RE-START MASTER RON HORNADAY.>>KYLE BUSCH MIGHT ASK FOR A POKER CHIP IF HE IS ABLE TO GET BY RON HORN ADEI.>>I WONDER IF JOHNNY BENSON IS THINKING I WONDER IF THE TWO GUYS GET TOGETHER.>>THERE IS THAT POKER CHIP. RICK IS RUBBING IT FOR LUCK.>>YEP.>>RITCHIE WATERS RIGHT THERE. WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE? WE’RE ABOUT TO FIND OUT. THE GREEN FLAG BACK IN THE AIR! HORNADAY, KYLE BUSCH, ONE AND TWO AND TWO LAPS TO GO!>>A GOOD START BY HORNADAY BUT KYLE IS RIGHT THERE!>>HORNADAY RIGHT ON THE BOTTOM OF THE RACETRACK. KYLE BUSCH NOW A TRUCK LENGTH BEHIND AS HE TRIES TO CLOSE THAT GAP AS THEY GO DOWN THE BACK STRETCH. WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN WITH BUSCH?>>HE GETS A LITTLE RUN ON HIM. HORNADAY IS GOING TO BLOCK. HE IS GOING TO MAKE THAT TRUCK WIDE.>>HORNADAY STAYS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TRACKS AS DOES KYLE BURKE. JOHNNY BENSON AS WELL. HE IS LOOKING FOR ANY KIND OF SLIP. ONE LAP TO GO. RON HORNADAY? FRONT OF KYLE BUSCH.>>RON HORN ADEI, SEE IF HE CAN PUT ANOTHER COUPLE CORNERS TOGETHER.>>RON HORN ADEI’S BEST FINISH AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES IS FOURTH AND LOOKING TO IMPROVE ON THAT, AND THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE IT BETTER IS TO GET TO VICTORY LANE! THROUGH THREE AND FOUR, IT IS LOOKING GOOD. RON HORNADAY WILL WIN HIS 35th NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES RACE!>>TERRIFIC JOB BY RON HORNADAY. KYLE BUSCH, WHAT A JOB HE DID. HE NEVER SAT ON THAT TRUCK UNTIL THE GREEN FLAG FELL. HE STARTED AT THE VERY BACK OF THE PACK. THE TRUCK WAS NOT GOOD TO START WITH. TAKE NOTHING AWAY FROM THAT 33 TRUCK, RON HORNADAY.>>RON HORNADAY ON TOP OF THE POINT STANDINGS ONCE AGAIN. NO ONE HAS EVER GONE BACK-TO-BACK AS CHAMPIONS IN THIS SERIES. RON HORNADAY COMES IN TO 2008 YOUR SERIES CHAMPION. RAY DUNLAP?>>LET’S HEAR IT FROM RICK. HORNADAY PRETTY EXCITED ABOUT WINNING TEXAS. WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THIS PLACE.>>ALL OF THESE RACES, ALL OF THESE RACES THAT HE HAS DOMINATED, THE FIRST TIME HE HAS EVER WON. THAT IS THE MOST EXCITED I HAVE HEARD HIM AT THE END OF A RACE. HE IS SCREAMING WE WON TEXAS! HE HAS WANTED TO WIN HIRE SO BAD SINCE THE INCEPTION OF THIS GREAT RACETRACK, AND WE JUST COME UP SHORT. WE HAD BOTH RACES LAST YEAR AND COME UP SHORT. SO I THINK IT IS LIKE ONE OF THOSE — I ALWAYS WANTED TO WIN EL DORA. IT TOOK ME LOTS OF YEARS BUT I FINALLY WON THERE ONCE. IT IS JUST — I DON’T KNOW. IT IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHEN YOU WANT SOMETHING SO BAD YOU DON’T THINK IT IS EVER COMING.>>ENJOY VICTORY LANE. WIN 17 FOR HIM AND 35 FOR HORNADAY. LET’S GO BACK TO ADAM ALEXANDER.>>AND KYLE BUSCH IS CLIMBING FROM THE RACE TRUCK. YOU CAME A LONG WAY A TOUGH WAY TO COME HOME SECOND. YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE RACE, KYLE?>>WHAT A CRAP, A PIECE OF CRAP. BUT WE MADE THE MOST OF IT AND I HAVE TO GIVE IT TO THIS TEAM. THEY WORKED HARD ON IT ALL DAY, I’M SURE. THEY UNLOADED WITH A GOOD BASELINE AND J. R. DID THE BEST HE COULD, BUT, MAN, IT JUST WASN’T FOR ME HERE IN THE BEGINNING. AND WE MADE SO MANY ADJUSTMENTS AN LUCKILY WE MADE IT HOME SECOND. CONGRATULATIONS TO HORNADAY AND I JUST DIDN’T GET A GOOD RESTART. I COULDN’T MAKE A RACE OF IT. WE CAME HOME SECOND AND IT IS ALL WE CAN DO. WE’LL GET ON TO NASHVILLE TOMORROW.>>THE FIRST IS OVER FOR KYLE BUSCH AND AS HE SAID, ON TO NASHVILLE TOMORROW NIGHT.>>200-MILES HERE.

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