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SKINNER CAPTURES ANOTHER TRUCK WIN

Mike Skinner didn't start on the pole this week, but the result was the same.

Skinner started ninth Saturday and won the Copart 200 NASCAR truck series race at Gateway International Raceway that was marred by late crashes.

A week ago, Skinner won the first truck race at Iowa Speedway, dominating the field from the pole for his second victory of the year and 27th overall.

With less than 10 laps to go Saturday, Todd Bodine spun through the infield after he tried to block Matt Crafton. With just four laps to go, Crafton sent race and points leader Ron Hornaday spinning out after the two bumped on the first turn.

Crafton was black-flagged and had to restart at the end of the lead line.

Johnny Sauter finished second, 0.285 seconds behind Skinner, followed by Brian Scott.

Aric Almirola of Tampa, who was the runnerup to Skinner at Iowa, finished fourth. Almirola, who lost his Sprint Cup ride this year because his team had money woes, scored his seventh consecutive top-10 trucks finish for Billy Ballew Racing.

Hornaday, 51, still leads the points race with 2,875, followed by Crafton (2,678) and Skinner (2,662).

FORMULA ONE: Lewis Hamilton of McLaren will start today's Italian Grand Prix from the pole at Monza after leading qualifying, and Giancarlo Fisichella will make his Ferrari debut from 14th on the grid. Hamilton, the defending world champion, earned his 15th career pole with a time of 1 minute, 24.066 seconds to edge Force India driver Adrian Sutil. Points leader Jenson Button of Brawn will start sixth.

EAST BAY RACEWAY: Saturday's races were rained out at the dirt track in Gibsonton.

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