Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Trucks Are Back in Nashville!

Yesterday, the Camping World Truck Series rolled into Nashville, Tennessee, also known as Music City U.S.A, for the Nashville 200! During qualifying, (which was normal again this week) Todd Bodine in the 30, set the fastest lap of 30.852. This was his first pole of the season, second at Nashville and sixth of his career. Austin Dillon, driver of the Number 3, will start on the outside of Row One.

The race was 150 laps. But before I tell you about the happy ending, I have to tell you about what happened during the race! Todd Bodine wasn't able to lead for long before Timothy Peters, in the 17, took the first position away. Bodine slid back, soon after that, Caution came out and Bodine pitted for a Right Rear tire down and restarted fifteenth. Bodine was able to regain all the spots lost, since the leaders had to pit under green. On the restarts, Austin Dillon's car was loose and he would fall back to around ninth, but the more laps he raced, the better the 3 got, and he was able to get back up to the front.

Under the caution, Mario Gosselin and Joe Aramendia got together. Gosselin was not a happy camper and threw a piece of hose at Aramendia, but he missed! At least try to have a better aim when you're trying to hit a car going 50 miles per hour! That was our entertainment for the race!

On lap 150, Bodine took the checkered flag! He had a 4.16 second lead over second place finisher, Austin Dillon, who was able to score his seventh consecutive Top Ten finish! Aric Almirola, Timothy Peters, Johnny Sauter, Ron Hornaday, Jr, Matt Crafton, Brian Ickler, Justin Lofton and Ken Shrader rounded out the Top Ten!

Point Standings as of Race 14 of 25:
Todd Bodine
Aric Almirola
Timothy Peters
Johnny Sauter
Austin Dillon (Who will most definitely be the Rookie of the Year if he keeps up this awesome season! Sorry, had to say it!)

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