Off-track woes can't derail classic points battle in Truck Series

The best way to derail a doom-and-gloom season in the Truck Series? Stage a championship battle for the ages, writes John Schwarb.

Updated: November 19, 2008, 3:58 PM ET
By John Schwarb | Special to ESPN.com

The weekdays were a drag this season in the Craftsman Truck Series. Seemingly every week, announcements came about a team downsizing, losing a sponsor or making a driver change. No team was immune from bad news.

But then the trucks would pull into another town for their quick one- or two-day shows, and all of the off-track doom and gloom would be forgotten as the best points championship and best overall racing in NASCAR resumed again.

This was a thriving year for ...

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