Thursday, August 5, 2010

Truck Series Debut at Pocono

Last Saturday, July 31, 2010, The Camping World Truck Series made their debut at the 2.5 mile, Pocono. Not only is it a new track to the drivers, they also tried a new way of qualifying. After final practice on Friday, they took the drivers' lap times and averaged them out. They then sent out the slowest trucks first and worked their way to the fastest trucks. If that wasn't tricky enough, they sent the trucks out in twenty-five second increments.

Elliott Sadler won the pole in the Number 2. Kasey Kahne qualified second, racing the 18 for KBM, Denny Hamlin in the 15, qualifying third for Billy Ballew Motorsports, Austin Dillon qualified fourth in his Number 3 and rounding out the Top Five was Aric Almirola in the 51.

The race was crazy, Sadler was first, then it was Kahne, then it was Hamlin and then it was Bodine. It was hard to keep track of who was winning. On lap 44, Kahne had the lead, until Donny Lia and Chase Mattioli wrecked. Caution came out. Sadler lead them to the restart, and then Hornaday crashed. Sadler held off Crafton and Kahne on the restart and was able to get a good lead over Kasey Kahne.

Elliott took the Checkered Flag, five laps after the scheduled 50 laps that they were supposed to complete. Kasey Kahne finished second, Matt Crafton third, Aric Almirola fourth, Justin Lofton fifth, Mike Skinner sixth, Austin Dillon seventh, Timothy Peters eighth, Denny Hamlin ninth and Jason White tenth.

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