Sunday, September 24, 2006
Mike Skinner wins Las Vegas Craftsman Truck race
The NASCAR Craftsman Truck series visited the newly configured Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday. The track now has more banking. It's been repaved and looks great. The series is coming down to a battle between Todd Bodine & Johnny Benson. Mike Skinner won another pole but can he win the race?
Mike Skinner-#5 Toyota led 114 of 146 laps. He was challeged by Ted Musgrave-#9 ASE Toyota & Ron Hornaday-#33 Allstate Employment services Chevy. Skinner passed Musgrave for the win with 20 laps left but Skinner clearly had the fastest truck. Musgrave was second, Mike Bliss-#16 Chevy was third.
Points leader Todd Bodine-#30 Lumber Liquidators Toyota battled an ill handling truck but was able to move up to 12th place. Johnny Benson-#23 Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Toyota had transmission problems but was able to hold on and finish 4th. He made up some ground on Bodine and is 91 points behind. In two weeks, the Craftsman Truck series goes to Talledega for the first time.