Wyler, Gaughan hope to bolster presence with 2008 merger
Eight-time winner Brendan Gaughan will saddle up for brand-new Wyler-Gaughan Racing in 2008, writes John Schwarb.
AROUND THE GARAGEToyota's domination in the Craftsman Truck Series in recent years is common knowledge, from having last year's champion (Todd Bodine) to a prime candidate this year (Mike Skinner) to winning 32 of 61 races dating back to the middle of 2005.
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SPARE PARTSSkinner will attempt to qualify the Bill Davis Racing No. 36 Nextel Cup car again at Texas after failing to qualify at Atlanta. BDR announced Monday that Phillip McGilton will drive its third truck in 2008. The 29-year-old former AMA motocross racer first drove stock cars last year in the ARCA series and ran a full-time ARCA schedule this year, finishing sixth in points. He will make his truck series debut at Homestead-Miami next month in the No. 22 Toyota. Justin Marks, fifth in ARCA points, will make his second start for Germain Racing at Texas after finishing 22nd at Atlanta.
John Schwarb is a freelance journalist covering motorsports and a contributor to ESPN.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.