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Casino Arizona 150
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Fri., Nov. 10, 2006

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

 
Race #24 | Casino Arizona 150
Phoenix International Raceway
Phoenix, Arizona
Friday, November 10, 2006


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Flat Fixes Phoenix for Circle Bar Team 11-14-2006 8:47 pm
The month of November for the Circle Bar Truck Corral Team is reminiscent of the song from Hee Haw, “If it weren’t for bad luck I’d have no luck at all, gloom despair and agony on me.” Two blown right fronts moved the team from championship contender to trying to hang on to a top 10 spot in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings.

Hornaday Busch Series Preview: Phoenix 11-14-2006 8:36 pm
Ron Hornaday will make his 14th Busch Series start of the 2006 season in the No. 33 Outdoor Channel Chevrolet on Saturday at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway (HMS).  Hornaday has six career Busch Series starts at HMS.  His last start there was in 2004 when he finished seventh.

Ambrose, No. 20 Ford Review: Phoenix 11-14-2006 7:37 pm
Marcos Ambrose started seventh and finished 15th at the Casino Arizona 150 last Friday night at the Phoenix International Raceway. "We got a pit lane penalty there (for speeding), and that was very unfortunate. That caught us with a truck that we couldn't turn on, and on the long green-flag run we lost a lap." -Marcos Ambrose

East, No. 21 Ford Review: Phoenix 11-14-2006 7:28 pm
Bobby East started 14th Friday night at the Casino Arizona 150 in his State Fair Corn Dogs/Edy's Dibs Ford F-150 at the Phoenix International Raceway. He finished 18th. "I guess you're not supposed to be too upset when you finish on the lead lap, especially when you're a rookie, but we really wanted a little more out of our Wood Brothers/JTG Racing Ford." -Bobby East

Maybe a Little Too Late, But it was Spectacular 11-14-2006 6:38 pm
Nobody can accuse Benson of leaving anything on the table in his last-ditch bid to overhaul championship leader Bodine. At Phoenix, Benson won his first Budweiser Pole since 1996 but spun out on the first lap of the Casino Arizona 150 and restarted 35th on the field.

Broken Shock Makes for a Rough Ride at Phoenix for Gaughan 11-14-2006 2:31 pm
Brendan Gaughan is no stranger to rough rides in the desert but driving a Craftsman Truck with a broken shock around a one-mile flat track is a handful – no matter who you are. That’s exactly the challenge Gaughan faced as he raced under the lights at Phoenix International Raceway and for the third week in a row, the No. 77 team was denied the finish that they really deserved.

Mechanical Problems Jar Chad McCumbee at Phoenix 11-14-2006 2:27 pm
Beginners luck didn’t find Chad McCumbee this weekend as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series headed to Phoenix International Raceway for the Casino Arizona 150 event, where he brought the #08 TheGPSstore.com/Garmin machine home to a 29th-place finish.

Crafton Charges to 5th Place Finish at Phoenix 11-14-2006 2:03 pm
Crafton Charges to 5th Place Finish at Phoenix Matt Crafton overcame late race trouble not of his making and charged to a 5th place finish in Friday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix International Raceway. Crafton, who qualified 5th , has garnered 4 top-5 finishes this season. He has 10 top-10 finishes heading into Friday's season finale in the Ford 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. (Ronda Greer Photo)

Chevy Race Notes: Phoenix 11-13-2006 8:32 pm
Matt Crafton, No. 88 Menard's Silverado, scored his 10th top-10 finish of the season with a fifth-place finish in tonight's Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix International Raceway. Starting in the fifth position, Crafton ran as high as second and was never out of the top-five during the 150-lap race.

Musgrave, No. 9 Team ASE Toyota Finish 19th at Phoenix 11-13-2006 6:05 pm
Ted Musgrave drove the No. 9 Team ASE Toyota to a 19th-place finish in the Casino Arizona 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway. Musgrave drew an early number for qualifying and faced a slick racetrack, saddling him with 28th-place position on the starting grid. From there, Musgrave clawed his way into the top 20, but couldn’t make any headway on a top-10 finish.

Skinner, No 5 Toyota Review: Phoenix 11-13-2006 4:40 pm
Mike Skinner and the No. 5 team continued their mission to get back into the top 10 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points race Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway. The team has not finished outside the top 10 since August and has proven to its competition it is a team to be reckoned with.

Benson, No. 23 Toyota Review: Phoenix 11-13-2006 4:09 pm
“Unbelievable” is the only word that can accurately describe the No.23 Toyota Certified Used Vehicles team’s performance Friday at Phoenix International Raceway.  Johnny Benson and the No. 23 Bill Davis Racing Tundra team had the dominant truck, but patience and a “never give up” attitude helped them claim their fifth victory of the season.

Lester, No. 22 Toyota Review: Phoenix 11-13-2006 3:48 pm
Bill Lester drove his Waste Management Toyota Tundra to a 20th-place finish in the Casino Arizona 200 Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway. Lester was the eighth of 35 drivers to make his qualifying attempt around the one-mile oval Thursday afternoon. He posted a time of 24.408 seconds (126.725 mph), which landed him the 32nd starting spot for the event.

Bodine Racks Up Another Top-Five Finish at Phoenix 11-13-2006 2:59 pm
Bodine Racks Up Another Top-Five Finish at Phoenix These last few weeks have left Germain Racing's No. 30 Lumber Liquidators Toyota Tundra crew a bit baffled. For the team, and their championship contender driver Todd Bodine, Phoenix was a welcome change of pace. Bodine qualified third and finished fourth. They raced hard and got a finish they could understand. "There's no question, this week we had a fourth place truck," said Bodine. (David M. Vaughn Photo)

Casino Arizona 150 - Official Results 11-13-2006 2:45 pm
Spin and Win for Benson in Phoenix Johnny Benson got turned sideways on the opening lap, but that did not deter him from picking up his fifth win of the 2006 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in the Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix International Raceway. Benson started from the pole, but spun entering turn three on the opening lap. After dropping back to the tail of the field, Benson methodically worked his way back to the front and stormed to the checkered flag. Benson did all he needed to do to try to stay in the hunt for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship, but a fourth-place finish by leader Todd Bodine means Benson is 112 points behind with just one race remaining. Benson started his No. 23 Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Toyota alongside his Bill Davis Racing teammate Mike Skinner, and since both are in heated points battles, they charged hard on the first lap. Skinner nosed his own No. 5 Toyota Tundra Toyota ahead going into three just as Benson broke loose. 
(David M. Vaughn Photo)

Mysterious Electrical Woes Derail Hamilton Jr. from Victory 11-13-2006 2:36 pm
Bobby Hamilton Jr. proved that he had a truck to contend with in Friday night’s Casino Arizona 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Phoenix International Raceway. Unfortunately for Hamilton Jr. it just didn’t have the staying power it needed. Hamilton Jr. qualified his No. 18 Fastenal Dodge in the sixth position and climbed as high as fourth early in the event before mysterious electrical woes derailed his bid for a victory.

Cook, No, 10 Ford Review: Phoenix 11-13-2006 2:32 pm
The heat in the desert was nothing compared to the heat on the track during the Casino Arizona 150. Friday night racing under the lights at Phoenix International Raceway’s unique one-mile made for 150 laps of excitement. Side by side racing until the end, pole-sitter Johnny Benson brought home the win while Mark Martin, Mike Skinner, Todd Bodine and Matt Crafton rounded out the topfive.

Despite Some Monkey Business, Sprague 7th at Phoenix 11-13-2006 2:07 pm
Despite Some Monkey Business, Sprague 7th at Phoenix Driver and Team Searches for Missing Team Mascot - For Jack Sprague, Phoenix has long been his favorite track on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series circuit. With eight finishes of second or better, Sprague and his Con-way Freight racing team came to Phoenix for the Casino Arizona 150 with high hopes for a strong finish and a good point's day. (Ronda Greer Photo)

Ragan Fights Tight Truck, Finishes 17th at Phoenix 11-13-2006 1:32 pm
David Ragan started 20th in Friday night's 150-lap race at Phoenix International Raceway and fought handling issues all night to bring the Purpose Money Ford home in the 17th position. While the race did not go as he hoped, Ragan was able to hold on to score his 12th top-20 finish of the 2006 season.

Darnell Finishes 10th at Phoenix 11-13-2006 1:07 pm
Darnell Finishes 10th at Phoenix Erik Darnell is no stranger to racing at Phoenix International Raceway. Having made six starts there in the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Darnell had a sense of confidence heading into the weekend for his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the desert oval. "I qualified better than I thought we would, but the Northern Tool + Equipment F-150 still wasn't that good." said Darnell. (David M. Vaughn Photo)

Life Imitates Art 'Days of Thunder' Style at Phoenix 11-13-2006 10:40 am
Life Imitates Art 'Days of Thunder' Style at Phoenix Bud Pole Winner Johnny Benson battled back from a first lap spin to win Friday evening's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Phoenix International Raceway, and keep his slim championship hopes alive heading into the series season finale. "We had to work pretty hard for this one," said Benson, following the race. "I really made a stupid move at the start." (Doug Kranz/High Sierra Photo)

Benson's Fifth Win Simply Amazing 11-13-2006 10:15 am
Benson's Fifth Win Simply Amazing From first to worst and back to first again summed up Johnny Benson's fifth victory of the season Friday night in the Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix International Raceway. Benson, who'd earlier in the day set a new qualifying record of 132.660 mph, didn't make a lap before losing the air off his Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Toyota and spinning in Turn 3. Fortunately, there was no contact and Benson was able to pit and restart in the 35th and last position. From there the former NASCAR Busch Series champion methodically worked his way back through the field and by lap 100 had closed to the tailgate of Mark Martin's leading Scotts Ford. The pair battled fiercely until the 121st lap when Benson stuck the nose of his Toyota under Martin's left flank and grabbed the lead as the pair exited the backstretch dogleg. (High Sierra Photo)

Miller Less Than Happy After Phoenix 11-13-2006 12:23 am
Somewhere along the final stretch of the 2006 season Chase Miller picked up a heavy dose of bad luck. For the third straight week in a row Miller found trouble in the opening laps of the event. The Dodge Development Driver qualified the No. 4 Dodge in the 26th position during his first visit to Phoenix International Raceway.

Flat Tire Late Derails Huffman Charge at Phoenix 11-11-2006 7:30 pm
The last five weeks of the 2006 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season have been filled with solid performances by the No. 40 Key Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado, but there has been little to show for it in terms of strong finishes.

Casino Arizona 150 - Loop Scoring Reports 11-11-2006 11:35 am

Ambrose Makes Late Race Charge to take 15th at Phoenix 11-11-2006 12:41 am
Marcos Ambrose has survived a turbulent race to make a late charge up the order and take 15th in the Casino Arizona 150 at the Phoenix International Raceway in Arizona today. The result made Ambrose the second highest finishing rookie in today’s NASCAR Craftsman Trick Series race, keeping the Team Australia ace on track for second in the Raybestos Rookie of the Year title with one race remaining next weekend in Miami.

Penalty Report: Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix 11-11-2006 12:33 am
The official penalty report of the Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix International Raceway, the twenty fourth race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

WIX Lap Leaders Award: Phoenix 11-11-2006 12:13 am
Mike Skinner led twice for 34 laps to win WIX Filters Lap Leader of the Race honors in the Casino Arizona 150. Skinner took the honor for the ninth time in 2006. He has led 34 times in 13 races for a total of 579 laps.

Raybestos Rookie Race Notes: Phoenix 11-11-2006 12:03 am
Raybestos Rookie Race Notes: Phoenix Erik Darnell in the No. 99 Northern Tool + Equipment Ford was the Raybestos Rookie of the Race at Phoenix. Darnell finished 10th in tonight's race, his 11th top-10 finish of the 2006 season. He took Raybestos Rookie of the Race honors for the 14th time in 24 races. "It was decent. Our Northern Tool + Equipment Ford wasn't that good tonight," said Darnell. (High Sierra Photo)

Toyota Race Notes: Phoenix 11-10-2006 11:45 pm
Toyota Race Notes: Phoenix This is Johnny Benson's fifth win this season in the No. 23 Bill Davis Racing Tundra. He has recorded wins this year at Phoenix, New Hampshire, Nashville, Milwaukee and Michigan. "My Tundra was great. It's a great day. I love Phoenix. This is a great race track. It's awesome to win five races this year. It was really good when we unloaded here, so I'm happy the results were good, " said Benson. (David M. Vaughn Photo)

Ford Race Notes: Phoenix 11-10-2006 11:13 pm
Ford Race Notes: Phoenix "Well, Johnny earned it. They showed they were really fast on new tires in qualifying by smoking everybody. He earned it. He came from the back of the pack, and we had a great truck and he passed us. They deserve to win tonight. Our strong suit was long green flags, and we got that early, but we didn't get it late." -Mark Martin (High Sierra Photo)

Lap Summary Report: Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix 11-10-2006 11:08 pm
The official lap summary report of the Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix International Raceway, the twenty fourth race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

Unofficial Owner Points: Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix 11-10-2006 11:04 pm
The unofficial owner points following the Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix International Raceway, the twenty fourth race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

Unofficial Driver Points: Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix 11-10-2006 10:54 pm
The unofficial driver points following the Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix International Raceway, the twenty fourth race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

Spin and Win for Benson in Phoenix 11-10-2006 10:48 pm
Spin and Win for Benson in Phoenix Johnny Benson got turned sideways on the opening lap, but that did not deter him from picking up his fifth win of the 2006 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in the Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix International Raceway. Benson started from the pole, but spun entering turn three on the opening lap. After dropping back to the tail of the field, Benson methodically worked his way back to the front and stormed to the checkered flag. Benson did all he needed to do to try to stay in the hunt for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship, but a fourth-place finish by leader Todd Bodine means Benson is 112 points behind with just one race remaining. Benson started his No. 23 Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Toyota alongside his Bill Davis Racing teammate Mike Skinner, and since both are in heated points battles, they charged hard on the first lap. Skinner nosed his own No. 5 Toyota Tundra Toyota ahead going into three just as Benson broke loose. (David M. Vaughn Photo)

Unofficial Results: Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix 11-10-2006 10:42 pm
The unofficial results of the Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix International Raceway, the twenty fourth race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

Chuck On Trucks: Phoenix Driver Preview 11-10-2006 3:30 pm
Chuck On Trucks: Phoenix Driver Preview Let's look at the 35-truck starting field for the Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix International Raceway: Johnny Benson - Benson won at the one-mile ovals at Milwaukee and New Hampshire earlier this season, and has started in the top five in three of his four victories in 2006. Benson has three straight top five finishes here, dating back to a second place finish in 1996, a fifth in 2004 and a third in 2005. Qualifying up front in Phoenix could be a harbinger of things to come. Mike Skinner - Skinner won the first ever NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race here in 1995. Throw out a 17th-place run in 2004, Skinner has finished among the top-ten in every race he's run here, and been in the top five in all but one of those. He has an average finish of 5.6, and should be a strong contender this evening. (High Sierra Photo)

Benson Blasts Phoenix Field in Qualifying 11-10-2006 2:02 pm
Benson Blasts Phoenix Field in Qualifying Johnny Benson picked up his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series pole in qualifying for the Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday afternoon. Benson hammered the field with a lap of 27.137 seconds, or 132.660 miles per hour, setting a new track record and beating the second fast driver in time trials by nearly four tenths of a second. Benson's last series pole came over ten years ago, in September 1996 at North Wilkesboro Speedway. Benson's No. 23 Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Toyota will line up alongside his Bill Davis Racing teammate Mike Skinner this evening. Skinner, the NCTS career leader in poles and a seven-time pole starter in 2006, qualified second with a lap of 27.521 seconds/130.809 miles per hour in his No. 5 Toyota Tundra Toyota. (High Sierra Photo)

Starting Lineup: Phoenix 11-10-2006 1:31 pm
The official starting lineup by row of the Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix International Raceway, the twenty fourth race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

Qualifying Times: Phoenix 11-10-2006 1:24 pm
The official qualifying times of the Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix International Raceway, the twenty fourth race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

Marcos Ambrose Third in Phoenix Final Practice 11-10-2006 11:15 am
Marcos Ambrose has set himself up for a strong weekend in the Team Australia NASCAR Truck with third place in practice for the Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix International Raceway today. Ambrose’s 130 mph lap around the unique Arizona track was faster than any other Ford F-150 or Raybetsos Rookie contender and prepares him for a solid performance in tomorrow’s 150-lap race.

Goodyear Tire Notes: Phoenix 11-09-2006 10:24 pm
Teams in all three NASCAR series will run the same tire codes this weekend, though the Nextel Cup and Busch Series tires will be branded "Goodyear Eagle" and the Craftsman Truck tires will be branded "Goodyear Wrangler" . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that Goodyear brought to Phoenix for Nextel Cup and Busch Series teams earlier this season . . . this is also the same tire set-up that teams in all three major NASCAR series ran at New Hampshire and Richmond in 2006...

Final Practice Times: Phoenix 11-09-2006 8:43 pm
The official final practice times of the Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix International Raceway, the twenty fourth race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

Raybestos Rookie Practice: Phoenix 11-09-2006 8:07 pm
Raybestos Rookie Practice: Phoenix Aric Almirola in the No. 75 Spears Manufacturing Chevrolet was the top Raybestos Rookie in the first practice session Thursday afternoon at Phoenix. Kraig Kinser will be making his first Craftsman Truck Series start since Las Vegas in September and first-ever at Phoenix on Friday night. In 17 starts this season, Kinser's best finish was a ninth-place effort at Las Vegas. (Ronda Greer Photo)

Qualifying Order: Phoenix 11-09-2006 7:38 pm
The official qualifying order of the Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix International Raceway, the twenty fourth race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

Rookie Practice Times: Phoenix 11-09-2006 6:32 pm
The official rookie practice times of the Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix International Raceway, the twenty fourth race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

Sprague Looks to Continue Hot Streak at His Favorite Track 11-09-2006 6:27 pm
Sprague Looks to Continue Hot Streak at His Favorite Track It's hard to bet against Jack Sprague in the "Valley of the Sun." In 13 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, Sprague has three wins and just two finishes outside of the top 10. Of his 11 top-10s at the one-mile track, eight were either a win or the runner-up. "Phoenix is probably my most favorite track on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule," said Sprague. (David M. Vaughn Photo)

First Practice Times: Phoenix 11-09-2006 6:18 pm
The official first practice times of the of the Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix International Raceway, the twenty fourth race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

Final 2006 Truck Start for Busch Up Next at Phoenix 11-09-2006 4:56 pm
Final 2006 Truck Start for Busch Up Next at Phoenix Kyle Busch will make his final start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for 2006 on Friday at Phoenix International Raceway. Competing in the No. 15 Freedom Grill/KyleBusch.com Chevy Silverado for Billy Ballew Motorsports, Busch hopes to move up one spot from his second place finish last week at Texas Motor Speedway and pick up the victory in the Casino Arizona 150. (Ronda Greer Photo)

Crocker Does Double Duty at Phoenix 11-09-2006 9:52 am
“Trip Bruce and the whole Evernham Motorsports Busch team have done an excellent job building and preparing the cars for me all season. I am always appreciative of the opportunity to race in the Busch series with these guys so I am especially looking forward to working with them this weekend." -Erin Crocker

Crocker, No. 98 Dodge Preview: Phoenix 11-09-2006 9:46 am
"Phoenix is the site of my first career truck series start, so I am especially looking forward to going back there this weekend. Scott McDougall has done a great job of leading the team and we are expecting good things for the weekend," -Erin Crocker

Lusk, No. 25 Dodge Preview: Phoenix 11-09-2006 9:35 am
Woodard Racing will make their Phoenix International Raceway debut this Friday night. While the team is new to the flat-oval, driver Damon Lusk is no stranger to the desert as he holds prior starts in the Southwest Tour Series.

Dodson Set to Cap 2006 NCTS Season at Phoenix 11-08-2006 6:25 pm
The 2006 racing season has proved to be a learning experience for 18 year-old Cameron Dodson. The young Hoosier hotshoe continued to turn heads, win races and set new track records on both dirt and paved shorttracks across the nation but the teen was not content in his familiar victory lane surroundings as he aimed for something bigger.

Ragan, No. 50 Ford Preview: Phoenix 11-08-2006 2:44 pm
David Ragan will make his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Phoenix International Raceway in Friday’s Casino Arizona 150, his final Craftsman Truck Series start of 2006. Ragan comes to Phoenix on the heels of consecutive sixth-place finishes at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway.

Skinner, No 5 Toyota Preview: Phoenix 11-08-2006 2:11 pm
Skinner, No 5 Toyota Preview: Phoenix Mike Skinner's first start behind the wheel of a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series machine came at Phoenix International Raceway in February 1995. Skinner beat NASCAR Cup Series veteran Terry Labonte to the line to take the victory in a dramatic finish. It was Skinner's first of eight victories that season, which helped him capture his first Craftsman Truck Series Championship. (David M. Vaughn Photo)

Benson, No. 23 Toyota Preview: Phoenix 11-08-2006 1:21 pm
In his five starts at Phoenix International Raceway, Johnny Benson has three top-five finishes and four top-10 finishes. His best finish (second) came in 1996. Toyota Certified Used Vehicles will make its final appearance of the 2006 season on the No. 23 truck Friday night in Phoenix.

Lester, No. 22 Toyota Preview: Phoenix 11-08-2006 1:13 pm
In his second start at Phoenix International Raceway, Bill Lester missed the pole position by .001 seconds. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series veteran has only one start outside the top 15 at the one-mile facility. "I like Phoenix. It is amazing, for a flat track, it has so much character," said Lester.

Ambrose Faces Unique Challenge at Phoenix 11-08-2006 1:09 pm
Marcos Ambrose will face another unique challenge in the penultimate race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series when the Team Australia driver starts the Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix International Raceway in Arizona this weekend. Ambrose will tackle the Phoenix track for his 21st race in NASCAR, one of the more challenging venues in NASCAR.

Momentum Propels McCumbee Towards Phoenix 11-08-2006 11:38 am
Momentum Propels McCumbee Towards Phoenix Craftsman Truck Rookie Finishes Solidly at Texas Track Chad McCumbee headed to Texas Motor Speedway this past weekend fresh off a solid finish at Atlanta. The momentum from his seventh-place finish carried through to Texas, and after wrapping up a 13th-place finish, McCumbee is now ready to carry on that same momentum to Phoenix..

Starr Looks for Valley of the Sun Success 11-08-2006 11:34 am
Starr on Racing at Phoenix International Raceway: “I have always loved racing at Phoenix, but it hasn't been one of the best tracks for me finish wise. We were able to win there a couple of years ago, which is by far my best finish. In fact, I think I only have one other top 10."

Cook, No. 10 Ford Preview: Phoenix 11-08-2006 11:01 am
The temperatures outside are falling and the season is winding down. Terry Cook and the No. Ford Power Stroke Diesel by International team are heading to Phoenix for some warmer weather and a solid finish as the semi-final race of the season gets under way. With just two races remaining, the team is focused on the point’s battle.

Toyota Preview: Phoenix 11-08-2006 12:37 am
Toyota Preview: Phoenix The race at Phoenix International Raceway will be the 16th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Arizona track. There will be nine Toyota Tundras in the field at the one-mile oval, the penultimate NCTS race of the 2006 season. In the 2005 race at Phoenix, Todd Bodine picked up the victory in the No. 30 Tundra, and three other Toyota drivers recorded top-10s. (David M. Vaughn Photo)

Miller, No. 4 Dodge Preview: Phoenix 11-07-2006 6:25 pm
Rookie Chase Miller will be making his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday. The Casino Arizona 150 will mark Miller’s 7th NCTS career start. In his previous six races Miller has an average starting position of 16th and a finishing position of 23rd.

Hamilton Jr. No. 18 Dodge Preview: Phoenix 11-07-2006 5:44 pm
Bobby Hamilton Jr. will be making his first NCTS start at Phoenix International Raceway. Hamilton Jr. has five NASCAR Busch Series starts at Phoenix International Raceway and has captured one win at the one mile facility - Hamilton Jr. bested Kevin Harvick, Brian Vickers, Joe Nemechek and Ron Hornaday Jr. on November 1, 2003.

Chevy Preview: Phoenix 11-07-2006 4:29 pm
Phoenix International Raceway, often touted as the roots of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is the next stop on the Team Chevy 2006 schedule. Beginning at the inaugural 1995 race, Silverado has been the winningest nameplate in the NCTS. Ron Hornaday, Jr., No. 33 AES HR Solutions Silverado won the pole at the first event and Silverado was in victory lane with then-Silverado pilot Mike Skinner.

Reutimann Still in Championship Hunt at Phoenix 11-07-2006 2:06 pm
Reutimann Still in Championship Hunt at Phoenix Entering Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) this weekend, David Reutimann is only 28 points behind Johnny Benson and trails the points leader - Todd Bodine - by 165 points. Reutimann is one of three drivers behind Bodine that currently retain a mathematical title chance. "We've been trying to stay in the championship hunt," said Reutimann. (David M. Vaughn Photo)

Benson Continues on Despite Texas Setback 11-07-2006 10:47 am
Benson Continues on Despite Texas Setback Johnny Benson came into the 2006 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series searching for the first win of his career in a truck. He will close out the season with at least four checkered flags, and despite a speed bump in the road at Texas he remains mathematically alive for his first series championship. Benson is no stranger to battling for championships. Benson was one of the strongest drivers in the ASA ACDelco Challenge Series in the early 1990s, earning the series rookie of the year title in 1991 and following up with a series championship in 1993. Benson moved to the NASCAR Busch Series in 1994, again picking up the series rookie of the year award. In 1995, Benson gave owner Bill Baumgardner the first of his three consecutive series championships. While Randy LaJoie took over Benson's old ride and took it to two more Busch Series titles, Benson moved to the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, again scoring the rookie of the year crown in 1996. (David M. Vaughn Photo)

The Magic Number Is 54 11-07-2006 8:59 am
The Magic Number Is 54 It has not been a productive last three races for Todd Bodine (No. 30 Lumber Liquidators Toyota) who finished 14th, 25th and 14th at Texas, Atlanta and Martinsville. But thanks to some phenomenally bad luck suffered by closest challenger Johnny Benson (No. 23 Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Toyota), Bodine is on the verge of winning his first NASCAR national touring series championship. With a lead of 137 points entering this week's Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix International Raceway, Bodine needs to add an additional 54 points to the current margin to become just the second series driver to close out the title prior to the season's final race. Only Greg Biffle in 2000 clinched the title with one race remaining on the schedule. Bodine enters this week's race as the track's defending race winner while Benson's best Phoenix finish, second, came in 1996. He was fifth last year. (David M. Vaughn Photo)

Phoenix International Raceway Started It All 11-07-2006 6:19 am
Phoenix International Raceway Started It All It's old home week in a way for a number of drivers competing in this week's Casino Arizona 150 - among them Mike Skinner (No. 5 Toyota Tundra Toyota), Ron Hornaday Jr. (No. 33 AES HR Solutions Chevrolet) and Jack Sprague (No. 60 Con-way Freight Toyota). Skinner won the series' first race at the one-mile oval in 1995. Returning in October, the Susanville, Calif. native won again - and closed out Joe Ruttman for the inaugural season championship. Hornaday won the series' first Budweiser Pole in the Valley of the Sun. He didn't win the race but returned to Arizona a few weeks later and raced his Dale Earnhardt-owned Chevrolet to Victory Lane at Tucson Raceway Park. Sprague, meanwhile, scored the first of his 27 victories at Phoenix in April 1996 and ultimately ran the streak to three - a record for consecutive wins at one track that wasn't broken until 2003. Pictured: Jack Sprague is all smiles during Victory Lane celebrations following his PIR win on October 26, 1996 (Nate Mecha - High Sierra Photo Archive)

Hornaday Pulls Double Duty at Phoenix 11-07-2006 12:57 am
Ron Hornaday has a lot of experience, and has made a name for himself, in several different divisions over the years at Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway (PIR).  Hornaday has competed in the NASCAR Southwest Series, West Series, Truck, Busch and Cup Series at PIR. 

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Teleconference Transcript with Johnny Benson 11-06-2006 8:50 pm
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Teleconference Transcript with Johnny Benson What do you feel your chances are to still win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship? "Probably based off the last two weeks, not very good, at least on our end. Todd (Bodine) has struggled the last couple of races, and we've had some mechanical failures. Anytime we've tried to capitalize on his misfortunes, we ended up with a bigger misfortune." (Ronda Greer Photo)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Preview: Phoenix 11-06-2006 8:26 pm
NASCAR Preview: Phoenix Competitors Dennis Setzer (No. 85 E85 FlexFuel Chevrolet) and Ted Musgrave (No. 9 Team ASE Toyota) have just two races to preserve several streaks. Setzer has won at least one race in eight consecutive seasons but none in 2006 and needs to gain two positions to add to a top-10 championship streak that began in 1999. (High Sierra Photo)

Rookie Preview: Phoenix 11-06-2006 8:06 pm
Rookie Preview: Phoenix Erik Darnell was the Raybestos Rookie of the Race in the November 3 Silverado 350K at Texas Motor Speedway. Darnell finished ninth, his 10th top-10 finish of the 2006 season. He took Raybestos Rookie of the Race honors for the 13th time in 23 races. Marcos Ambrose claimed a top-10 finish at Texas. Ambrose finished 10th, his fourth top-10 in 20 Craftsman Truck Series starts. (Ronda Greer Photo)

Huffman, Key Motorsports Hoping Three is a Charm at Phoenix 11-06-2006 6:55 pm
After two tries in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition, the Shane Huffman driver-Key Motorsports race team combination is hoping that the third time turns out to be a charm as they head to Phoenix International Raceway this Friday night for the running of the Phoenix 150.

Entry List: Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix 11-06-2006 5:10 pm
Entry List: Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix The official entry list of the Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix International Raceway, the twenty fourth race of the 2006 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

Phoenix-style Racing Suits Musgrave 11-06-2006 12:01 am
Phoenix-style Racing Suits Musgrave As Team ASE/Germain Toyota Tundra driver Ted Musgrave heads into Phoenix International Raceway this week, he'll be thinking of side-by-side racing and putting his truck in just the right spot on the 1-mile oval. "I've run good there in the Truck Series, I've finished second a couple times, and I've won there way back in about 1987 in super late models," said Musgrave. (David M. Vaughn Photo)

Bodine Looks to Repeat Last Year's Finish at Phoenix 11-05-2006 8:14 pm
Bodine Looks to Repeat Last Year's Finish at Phoenix After a big points gain in the big Lone Star State, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Todd Bodine is hoping to get a replay of last year's Phoenix International Raceway race. Point leader Bodine started sixth and finished first last fall on the 1-mile oval - he's looking forward to leading some more laps in Arizona on Friday night. (David M. Vaughn Photo)

Event Schedule: Casino Arizona 150 10-19-2006 2:05 pm
Casino Arizona 150 - Phoenix International Raceway
 
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Event Schedule

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