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Fender Banging 101: Villeneuve, Lazier make truck debuts

The most important discovery Jacques Villeneuve and Buddy Lazier made in their truck debuts Saturday night? Fenders can move mountains, writes John Schwarb.

Updated: September 23, 2007, 2:10 PM ET
By John Schwarb | Special to ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- Just 47 laps into his NASCAR debut, Jacques Villeneuve discovered his new front fender.

The former Formula One and CART champion got into the back of fellow rookie Brian Scott early in the Smith's Las Vegas 350, an incident that sent Scott spinning off the track and Villeneuve to the pits for repairs to his Bill Davis Racing Toyota.

Had this happened in his previous motorsports life in often delicate open-wheel cars, Villeneuve's night would have been ...

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