Top Five Picks for the Built Ford Tough 225 Truck Race

Horn FanSenior Writer IJuly 16, 2009

This week the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be racing Saturday night under the lights at Kentucky Speedway.

It's race number 13 of 25, the trucks are back at the 1.5 mile bluegrass oval, and it's one of three tracks on the schedule that's never produced a repeat winner.

Here's my top five picks for the race, along with a sleeper pick and my Raybestos Rookie of the Race pick.

1.) Mike Skinner in six races at the track, he's compiled one win, two top fives, three top-10 finishes, one pole and led 233 laps.

One of his better tracks, should have a fast truck, qualify well, maybe win the pole, should be tough all race and be there in the end vying for the win.

1.) Ron Hornaday Jr. in four races at the track, has compiled one win, one top five, three top-10 finishes and led 47 laps.

He should unload with a fast truck, qualify top five maybe even win the pole, his pit crew will be the difference and we may just see him have another dominating performance.

Yup this week, I've got a tie as who's going to win, and no way could I pick one over the other.

3.) Brian Scott has run one race at the track, ran only 63 laps before losing his engine.

Just think it'll be different this time around, he's on a roll, has momentinum on his side, should qualify well, have a fast truck and expect him to be top five challenging for the win in the closing laps.

4.) Dennis Setzer in nine races at the track, has compiled one win, five top fives, five top-10 finishes and led 35 laps.

He shoulf have a fast fast truck, needs to qualify well, probably use pit strategy to get up front and be vying for the win.

5.) Matt Crafton in eight races at the track, has compiled two top fives and five top 10 finishes.

He should be fast, qualify well, has hadlady luck on his side this year and will be their in the end battling if not for the win then to earn a top five finish.

My Raybestos Rookie of the Race is, Johnny Sauter on tracks over a mile in length. He's compiled the following; 10 races, one top five, three top-10 finishes and one pole.

He should qualify well, have another top 10 finish and just having a great race at Kentucky.

My Sleeper Pick is, David Starr in seven races at the track, he's compiled two top fives, and five top-10 finishes.

He should have another great race, could be the big surprise and find himself in victory lane with a win.

This one was tough to pick, easily could have had Todd Bodine or Terry Cook in the mix. 

Can't forget you've got Johnny Benson, Jack Sprague, and Ted Musgrave all three without a ride this year and they would have been picked.

Like last years race, it'll be another exciting one at Kentucky. Be exciting if we'll see our first repeat winner another first-time winner or a first-time winner at that track.


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