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Gaughan with another win

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Madison, IL (Sports Network) - captured the Dodge Ram Tough 225 at the Gateway International Raceway, defeating by three truck lengths. The victory was Gaughan's third of the season and fifth of his Craftsman career. "This team is one of the best out here," said Gaughan. "Their pit stops prove it and my confidence is directly related to these guys." Only two drivers held the lead in the race after the green flag dropped. charged past pole sitter Travis Kvapil to take the lead on the opening lap and held the position until lap 48. It was then that Gaughan, who started fourth, showed off his power. The No.62 Dodge passed Musgrave on pit lane with a great pit stop and then held the lead for 112 of the final 113 laps. "These guy build a helluva a truck," said Gaughan. "We came in fourth and took gas and two tires only and we beat everybody else out. My team is the best." "We did all we could," said Leffler. "We had an awesome truck last night (during practice), but its a different night. It just never came back as dominant as last night." Travis Kvapil, rookie and Rick Crawford completed the top-five Gaughan's victory jumped the Las Vegas, NV native to second in the championship, 34 points behind lead Kvapil (1,849-1,815). Musgrave (1,794) is third followed by (1,779) and Crawford (1,763). The next race in the Craftsman Truck Series championship, the Sears 200 from the Michigan International Speedway, is scheduled for Saturday, July 26th.

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