NASCAR Preview

Last Updated Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 2:25 am, EDT

Sam's Town 400

Status: Final Texas Motor Speedway

Race Capsule

Texas Motor Speedway
  • What:

    Race 9 of 25 on Camping World Truck circuit

  • Where:

    Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX

  • When:

    June 6, 2008 9:15 pm EDT

  • Laps:

    167

  • Track Length:

    1.5 miles

  • Race Length:

    251.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $700,895

Drivers to Watch

Kyle Busch Is in the midst of a stellar first season with Joe Gibbs Racing, winning four races and posting nine top-fives through 14 races; had lead trimmed to just 21 points over Burton after running dead last at Pocono; finished 17th at Bristol after power steering failed and transmission issues relegated him to 38th at Martinsville; won at Atlanta, Talladega, Darlington and Dover; runner-up finish at Richmond was marred by a late-race incident with Dale Earnhardt Jr.; had the dominant car and led the most laps at the Daytona 500; was strong at Las Vegas early, but struggled late and wound up 11th; is looking to build off a sensational run at Hendrick Motorsports as he moves to JGR and Toyota; finished fifth in the final 2007 standings after qualifying for the Chase for the second consecutive season; had 20 top-10 finishes in 36 races last season, including 11 top fives; lone win came during the first Bristol race - the inaugural Car of Tomorrow event; ran sixth in this race last year.