Clanton back in saddle with part-time truck ride

Joey Clanton thought his NASCAR racing career was over after flopping in 2004. Then he got a second chance, writes John Schwarb.

Updated: March 29, 2007, 7:22 PM ET
By John Schwarb | Special to ESPN.com

Joey Clanton's opportunity at racing's highest level came and went. Between 18 races in the Busch Series in 2003 and two Craftsman Truck Series races at the beginning of 2004, the former dirt-track and late-model driver simply came up short.

That was his chance. That was just how it was going to be.

"I was done racing. I was so frustrated," he said. "It was just frustrating to the point where it wasn't what I wanted to do or what was going to be my career. Having family, taking ...

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