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July 14, 2007 11:53 PM

Mike Skinner Dominates at Kentucky

It was all Mike Skinner Saturday night at the Kentucky Speedway. He lead 135 of the 150 laps on his way to his fourth win of the year. The series' points leader watched his points lead grow to 164 points over Ron Hornaday. Hornaday finished 10th.

Being on the point was nothing new for Skinner. He set a NASCAR record by leading his thirteenth consecutive race. When he crossed the finish line 5 seconds ahead of Travis Kvapil, he became the first driver of 50 years or older to ever win a NASCAR race in any series.

"I had a dominant truck, but I was just waiting for something to happen," Skinner said in victory lane. "I was waiting for a flat tire or a caution, but luckily, it all worked well. I knew we had a pretty good truck after practice [Friday], but I didn't know it was going to be this good."

In the closing laps, the race was for second place. Kvapil edged out Ted Musgrave at the line. Ryan Matthews, Skinner's Bill Davis Racing teammate, finished 4th. David Green, who was sitting in for a suspended Aaron Fike, rounded out the top 5.

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