The Craftsman Truck Series held its first race in the 90′s. I didn’t watch it because I’d watch a couple races a year maybe – I didn’t actually “catch the fever” til around 03′ – but I’m sure glad they started the series as most weeks it has the best racing of all three major series. It’s also a melting pot of drivers on their way up, some on their way down, some regulars, some cup guys, some Nationwide guys, some rookies to NASCAR’s major series–it’s a great mix and great racing ensues.
There are several memories that always comes to mind when I’m watching a race now. Like when Dale Earnhart drove the Select Silver Goodwrench instead of the black Chevy – I had just given up my black Chevy for another car and regretted it for a long time til I got another fun car. Also, when Jeff Gordon won his first championship then, barely beating the Intimidator. Or when the Craftsman truck series began, and Mike Skinner was the most effective truck race driver the first year and quite often since. How about when Dale won the second Brickyard!? I grew up wanting to go the Indy 500 and seeing the racing I came to prefer compete at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway was a dream come true.
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