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Trucks' 2006 debut at 'Dega like a peaceful Sunday drive

The carnage was minimal when the Craftsman Truck Series made its Talladega debut in 2006. Don't expect an encore performance Saturday, writes John Schwarb.

Updated: October 3, 2007, 3:26 PM ET
By John Schwarb | Special to ESPN.com

AROUND THE GARAGE

As Talladega afternoons go, last year's was downright peaceful for the inaugural visit from the Craftsman Truck Series.

Not until the second-to-last turn of the last lap did a multitruck accident bring a caution flag, allowing Mark Martin to coast across the finish line as the winner. More trucks bowed out early from the 94-lap race due to engine problems than the patented "big ones" common to the 2.66-mile high-banked superspeedway.

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