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Baskins Goes Back to Back with Atlanta Win

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(HAMPTON, GA)  Robby Baskins is on a roll, winning his first two Camping World Truck Series starts.  The #46 Silverado team has hit it’s marks each time out this year, but Atlanta was not a slam dunk.

A lap 11 caution when the #13 of Jason Linder and the #44 Eric Bannenberg made contact sending Linder spinning off turn two. slowed the field for the first time.  The race’s second caution flew on lap 22 as the #18 of Brandon Short, who start on pole and led early, made contact with Joe Johnson.  Short’s Toyota was damaged and forced to exit the race early as a result of contact with the wall.

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Bannenberg gambled on the restart, staying on track under caution to assume the lead, a move that had many drivers questioning that strategy.  Robby Baskins took the lead shortly after the restart and was chased by Jim Foose, who made his return to the #42 Chevrolet after years of campaigning the #2, in second.

When pit stops started on lap 51, Foose was the first one off as the green flag pit stops mixed up the running order, but a speeding penalty cost Foose the lead.  Cody Rose remained on the track until lap 57 when Baskins retook the lead for the final time in the 65 lap race.

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Baskins drove to victory over Jamie Vaughn in second, Justin Vaughn third, with Bannenberg fourth and Mike Thompson rounding out the top five.

The Camping World Truck Series is off until March 15th, when the tailgaters invade Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California for the first night race of 2016.  The ASRS Xfinity Series takes center stage next Tuesday with a 100 mile race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Baskins Basks in Daytona Glory!

12728782_10154619768954778_7833898579008777361_n (DAYTONA BEACH, FL) Robby Baskins made his first ASRS start a successful outing as he took his #46 Silverado to Victory Lane.

Baskins led the field to the green after posting the fastest qualifying time and was joined by Cody Rose on the front row.  Early on, Baskins #46 was in control but charges from Eric Bannenberg, Jamie Vaughn, Jason Linder and Brandon Short kept the action up front close.

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Three cautions slowed the pace slightly, but a long green flag run in the middle portion of the race led the field to run single file for nearly 20 laps.  Two late race cautions bunched the field up and set up the fantastic finish we saw with the leaders crossing the finish line three wide.

Baskins took the win, with Joe Johnson second, followed by Jamie Vaughn, Zack Calloway, and Justin Vaughn who rounded out the top five.

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Atlanta Motor Speedway hosts the next round of the ASRS Camping World Truck Series next week.  The slick and rough 1.54 mile tri-oval has been s staple on the Camping World Truck Series schedule for nearly every season of it’s existence.