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Chevrolet Silverado Wins At Atlanta Motor Speedway Ron Hornaday Scores His 27th NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Victory Team Silverado Scores Four of the Top-Five Finishing Positions HAMPTON, GA -- It didn't take Ron Hornaday long to remember ...

Chevrolet Silverado Wins At Atlanta Motor Speedway
Ron Hornaday Scores His 27th NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Victory
Team Silverado Scores Four of the Top-Five Finishing Positions

HAMPTON, GA -- It didn't take Ron Hornaday long to remember the way to victory lane in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. In just his third start behind the wheel of the No. 6 GM Goodwrench Silverado, the former two-time series champion scored his 27th NCTS victory in an exciting green-white-checkered finish by just eight thousandths of a second over fellow Team Silverado driver Bobby Labonte.J

Labonte, in his third appearance in the No. 47 Chevrolet All Star Silverado fielded by Morgan-Dollar Motorsports, overcame a lap 77 spin through the grass of the tri-oval to challenge Hornaday for the win. The pair had the crowd on their feet for the two-lap shootout. Labonte made his move on the outside as they exited turn two on the final lap. The two charged through turns three and four headed for the checkered flag side-by-side. Hornaday was able to gain just enough grip on the bottom side of the track to pull of the win by just a blink of an eye.

Dennis Setzer brought the No. 46 Chevrolet Silverado to the finish line in fourth followed by David Starr in the No. 75 Spears Manufacturing Silverado. Defending NCTS champion Bobby Hamilton (Dodge) finished third.

Jack Sprague finished eighth in the No. 16 Chevy Trucks Silverado despite a pit road incident that damaged the grill and front fender. Sprague was exiting his pit box following a caution period pit stop when the truck pitting in front of Sprague stopped suddenly leaving the pit when a wheel came off the truck. Sprague was unable to avoid the stalled truck.

Ted Musgrave (Dodge), Chad Chaffin (Toyota), Terry Cook (Ford) and Robert Huffman (Toyota) rounded out the top-ten.

Pole sitter Shane Hmiel had a front tire go down on lap 34 while leading the race. He lost two laps pitting under green to replace the tire. With 33 laps remaining, suspension damage received when the tire cut down failed and put him behind pit wall relegating him to the 32nd finishing position.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Bobby Labonte , David Starr , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Ted Musgrave , Jack Sprague , Dennis Setzer , Terry Cook , Shane Hmiel , Chad Chaffin