April 3, 2009
Kyle Busch won the pole for Saturday’s O’Reilly 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, with a time of 28.683, 0.030 faster than Matt Kenseth.
Top 5 starters: Busch, Kenseth, Paul Menard, David Ragan, and Jeff Burton.
Carl Edwards, Terry Cook, Tony Stewart, and Dale Earnhardt Jr will roll off sixth through 10th, respectively.
Notables: Joey Logano (11th), Justin Allgaier (12th), Michael Waltrip (19th), David Reutimann (20th), Dennis Setzer (22nd), Steve Wallace (30th), David Green (32nd), Kenny Wallace (38th), Brad Keselowski (42nd).
Keselowski wrecked on his warmup lap, and did not make an attempt. His starting position was determined by points.
Notables Who Did Not Qualify: Scott Wimmer, Kerry Earnhardt
March 8, 2009
Kyle Busch lost second and third gear in his Billy Ballew Motorsports No. 51 Toyota, but he still managed to win his second Camping World Truck Series race in a row, the American Commercial Lines 200 from Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Busch dropped back on the final restart, but once his truck got going, he passed leader Todd Bodine with four laps to go. He later held off a hard-charging Kevin Harvick. Harvick had a slow pit stop that cost him a chance at victory, but he managed to finish second.
Top 5: Busch, Harvick, Bodine, Mike Skinner, and Terry Cook.
Chad McCumbee, Ron Hornaday, Mike Bliss, Johnny Benson, and Brian Scott rounded out the top 10.
Notables: Matt Crafton (11th), Rick Crawford (16th), David Starr (17th), Johnny Sauter (18th), Stacey Compton (19th), and Dennis Setzer (28th).
February 22, 2009
Kyle Busch led 95 of 100 laps to win the Camping World Truck Series’ San Bernardino Co. 200 at Auto Club Speedway. Busch finished more than nine seconds ahead of second-place finisher, Todd Bodine.
Chad McCumbee, David Starr, and TJ Bell finished third through fifth, respectively.
Ron Hornaday, Matt Crafton, Ricky Carmichael, Timothy Peters, and Max Papis rounded out the top 10.
Notables: Mike Skinner (11th), Johnny Benson (12th), Rick Crawford (14th), Stacy Compton (15th), Mike Bliss (18th), Colin Braun (20th), Terry Cook (25th), and Dennis Setzer (26th).
February 14, 2009
Todd Bodine won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ inaugural race, the NextEra Energy 250. Kyle Busch gave Bodine a bump in hopes of moving him out of the way, but the move propelled Bodine to victory.
The win was said to be an emotional one for Bodine, who recently lost his sponsor. Winning the race may help the team secure a sponsor or investor.
Top 5: Bodine, Busch, Terry Cook, JR Fitzpatrick, and Ron Hornaday.
Timothy Peters, Mike Skinner, Matt Crafton, Colin Braun, and Tayler Malsam rounded out the top 10.
Notables: Stacey Compton (14th), David Starr (17th), Dennis Setzer (18th), Rick Crawford (21st), Johnny Benson (26th), Johnny Sauter (27th), and Mike Bliss (33rd.)
Benson got caught up in a nine-truck pile up that effectively ended his night.
August 21, 2008
Kyle Busch executed a perfect restart during a green-white-checker finish, then easily beat Todd Bodine to win the O’Reilly 200 from Bristol Motor Speedway.
Jimmie Johnson made his Craftsman Truck Series debut driving the No. 81 Randy Moss Motorsports entry. He inhereted the lead early, the product of staying out when the leaders pitted. He managed to lead for 29 laps before Busch and his fresher tires prevailed.
On lap 102, Johnson spun, and Jeff Green had nowhere to go and crashed into Johnson, who ended up finishing 34th.
Top 5: Busch, Bodine, Scott Speed, Johnny Benson, and Rick Crawford.
TJ Bell, Mike Skinner, Dennis Setzer, David Stremme, and Ted Musgrave rounded out the top 10.
Notables: Jack Sprague (12th), Erik Darnell (15th), Matt Crafton (21st), Terry Cook (23rd), Ron Hornaday (24th), Patrick Carpentier (25th), Stacy Compton (31st), Ken Schrader (33rd), and Jimmie Johnson (34th).