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Newcomer TRG Motorsports gets instant validation with rookie Lia's win

TRG Motorsports stole the Craftsman Truck Series spotlight in a hurry, thanks to Donny Lia's surprising win at Mansfield, writes John Schwarb.

Updated: May 29, 2008, 1:35 PM ET
By John Schwarb | Special to ESPN.com

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Donny Lia became the first rookie to win a truck race since Carl Edwards did it five years ago.

Rookie Puts TRG In Spotlight With Victory At Mansfield

Kevin Buckler isn't treading lightly into the Craftsman Truck Series. His TRG Motorsports team had been successful for more than a decade in sports-car racing, but he knew that guaranteed nothing in NASCAR.

He studied other teams' operations and, when ...

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