1995 NASCAR SuperTruck Series

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1995 NASCAR SuperTruck Series
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Mike Skinner (seen in 2011), the inaugural Truck Series champion

The 1995 NASCAR SuperTruck Series presented by Craftsman was the inaugural season of the NASCAR SuperTruck Series. The season began on February 5, 1995, and ended on October 28. Mike Skinner of Richard Childress Racing won the championship.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team Manufacturer No. Race Driver Crew Chief Rounds
AAG Racing Chevrolet 65 Frank Kimmel 1
Kirk Shelmerdine 1
Kenny Allen 11
A.J. Foyt Enterprises Ford 41 A.J. Foyt 1
Akins-Sutton Motorsports Ford 38 Sammy Swindell Roland Wlodyka Full
Archer Racing Chevrolet 03 Tommy Archer 3
Bobby Allison Motorsports Ford 32 Derrike Cope 1
Borneman Motorsports Chevrolet 8 John Borneman 1
Brevak Racing Ford 4 Bob Brevak 5
34 6
Ray Daniels 6
42 Bob Brevak 1
Bunce Engineering Chevrolet 63 Ron Esau 2
Collins Motorsports Chevrolet 74 Gary Collins 4
Cone Racing Chevrolet 22 Todd Massey 3
Combs Racing Chevrolet 05 Rodney Combs Jr. 3
Chesrown Racing Chevrolet 6 Rick Carelli Joe Garone Full
62 Mike Chase 1
Churchill Motorsports Ford 55 Randy Churchill 1
88 Jerry Churchill 7
Randy Churchill 2
Freddie Query 1
Clark Racing Chevrolet 23 T. J. Clark 13
Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 16 Ron Hornaday Jr. Doug Richert Full
76 Dennis Dyer 1
David Green 1
Darrell Waltrip Motorsports Chevrolet 17 Darrell Waltrip 3
Decuir Racing Chevrolet 10 Troy Beebe 1
Stan Fox 2
Dennis Wooldridge 3
Steve Darne 1
Garrett Evans 2
Jimmy Dick Racing Chevrolet 79 Jimmy Dick 3
Earl Barban Racing Ford 90 Kenny Wallace 3
Enerjetix Motorsports Chevrolet 99 Pancho Carter 3
Gary Herrin 1
Genzman Racing Ford 48 Andy Genzman 2
Geoff Bodine Racing Ford 7 Geoff Bodine Dave Rezendes 10
Dave Rezendes 10
07 1
Barry Bodine 1
Gigliotti Racing Chevrolet 82 Lou Gigliotti 1
Glanville Motorsports Ford 81 Jerry Glanville 15
Grier Lackey Motorsports Dodge 30 Joe Bessey 1
Mark Gibson 2
Jimmy Hensley 3
Dennis Setzer 5
Griffin Racing Chevrolet 31 Jack Sprague 13
Hansen Racing Ford 53 Scott Hansen 1
Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 5 Terry Labonte 3
Roger Mears 1
24 Scott Lagasse Dennis Conner Full
25 Roger Mears 3
Rick Hendrick 1
Jack Sprague 7
Irvan-Simo Racing Ford 4 Boris Said 1
28 Ernie Irvan 4
84 Joe Ruttman Sammy Houston Full
94 Mark Simo 1
Jacks Racing Chevrolet 58 Wayne Jacks 5
Joe Bessey Racing Chevrolet 9 Joe Bessey 1
Jones Racing Chevrolet 09 Bob Jones 2
K-Automotive Motorsports Dodge 29 Bob Keselowski Ron Keselowski 16
Ken Schrader Racing Chevrolet 52 Ken Schrader Tim Kohuth 7
Ron Esau 1
Darrell Waltrip 1
Kevin Harvick, Inc. Chevrolet 72 Kevin Harvick Mike Harvick 2
L&M Racing Chevrolet 83 Steve Portenga Rob Dehoney 18
Liberty Racing Ford 98 Butch Miller Gary Showalter Full
MacDonald Motorsports Chevrolet 71 Kenji Momota 2
MB Motorsports Ford 26 Tony Roper 3
Andy Brass 1
Mike Wallace 1
McEachern Motorsports Chevrolet 54 Steve McEachern 5
NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 87 John Nemechek 15
Petty Enterprises Chevrolet 43 Rodney Combs Bob Johnson 5
Redding Motorsports Chevrolet 89 John Nemechek 1
Troy Beebe 4
Bugs Hairfield 1
Dennis Setzer 3
Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 3 Mike Skinner Rich Burgess Full
31 Bill Cooper 1
Dave Marcis 1
Roehrig Motorsports Chevrolet 18 Johnny Benson Jr. 8
Davy Jones 1
Wally Dallenbach Jr. 1
Rosenblum Racing Chevrolet 51 Kerry Teague 12
Roush Racing Ford 61 Ted Musgrave 1
RPM Racing Ford 11 Mike Hurlbert 12
Chad Little 3
Sadler Racing Chevrolet 00 Hermie Sadler 2
Sellers Motorsports Ford 78 Dirk Stephens 1
Serrano Racing Chevrolet 40 Carlos Serrano 3
Spears Motorsports Chevrolet 75 Bill Sedgwick Dan Press Full
Strait Racing Ford 37 Bob Strait 18
Stroppe Motorsports Ford 14 John Kinder 12
Ultra Motorsports Ford 06 Butch Gilliland 5
08 Mike Bliss 7
John Borneman 1
2 Dave Ashley 1
Mike Bliss Barry Dodson 12
12 Bob Strait 1
Dave Smith 1
Venable Racing Ford 21 Tobey Butler Full
Venturini Motorsports Chevrolet 35 Bill Venturini 2
Vestar Motorsports Chevrolet 0 Frank Davis 5
1 P. J. Jones Leon Ruther 13
Mike Chase 7
01 Gary Lloyd 2
Ricky Johnson 1
Andy Hillenburg 1
Walker Evans Racing Dodge 20 Walker Evans 18
26 Ron Esau 1
28 1

Schedule[edit]

The 1995 SuperTruck Series presented by Craftsman schedule consisted of twenty races, at eighteen tracks in fifteen states.[1] In addition, an exhibition race was run following the end of the season at the Homestead Motorsports Complex as a demonstration of the trucks' suitability for larger racetracks.[2]

No. Race Title Track Date Network
1 Skoal Bandit Copper World Classic Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale February 5 TNN
2 Racing Champions 200 Tucson Raceway Park, Tucson April 8 ESPN
3 Scott Irvin Chevrolet/Craftsman 200 Saugus Speedway, Saugus April 15 TNN
4 Ford Credit 125 Mesa Marin Raceway, Bakersfield April 22 ABC
5 Maxx Race Cards 200 Portland Speedway, Portland May 5 TNN
6 Jerr Dan/Nelson 150 Evergreen Speedway, Monroe May 13 TNN
7 Western Auto 200 I-70 Speedway, Odessa May 27 TNN
8 Ford Credit 200 Louisville Motor Speedway, Louisville June 3 ESPN
9 Pizza Plus 150 Bristol International Raceway, Bristol June 13 ESPN
10 Sears Auto Center 125 Milwaukee Mile, West Allis July 1 CBS
11 Total Petroleum 200 Colorado National Speedway, Erie July 15 CBS
12 Heartland Tailgate 175 Heartland Park Topeka, Topeka July 29 TNN
13 Action Packed Racing Cards 150 Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont August 3 ESPN
14 Stevens Beil/Genuine Car Parts 150 Flemington Speedway, Flemington August 19 TNN
15 Fas Mart Supertruck Shootout Richmond International Raceway, Richmond September 7 ESPN
16 Goody's 150 Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville September 25 ESPN
17 Lowe's 150 North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro September 30 ESPN
18 Subway 100 Sears Point Raceway, Sonoma October 7 TNN
19 Spears Manufacturing 200 Mesa Marin Raceway, Bakersfield October 15 TNN
20 GM Goodwrench/Delco Battery 200 Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale October 28 TNN
NASCAR Supertruck 25 Homestead Motorsports Complex, Homestead November 4 TBS

Season summary[edit]

The Skoal Bandit Copper World Classic, the first SuperTruck race to be run, was an 80-lap race held February 5 at Phoenix International Raceway. The second race of the year at Tucson Raceway Park was the first Truck race to have a green–white–checker finish. Mike Skinner led the Maxx Race Cards 200 at Portland Speedway from flag to flag (all 200 laps), while the No. 58 of Wayne Jacks rolled over after hitting a large tractor tire that separated pit road from the race track. In the Total Petroleum 200 at Colorado National Speedway, the margin of victory by Butch Miller over Mike Skinner was officially .001 of a second. Replays during the telecast on CBS showed a virtual dead heat between Miller and Skinner at the Checkered Flag. In the following race at Heartland Part Topeka, the No. 51 of Kerry Teague was injured in a crash on lap 9 after the throttle hung on his Chevrolet. His truck then spun driver's side first into the wall, making the truck slightly airborne. Teague was airlifted to a local hospital for precautionary reasons. At Indianapolis Raceway Park in the Action Packed Racing Cards 150, on the last lap of the race, the No. 77 of Gary St. Amant (who finished 11th) spun out off of turn 2 and hit a light pole in the infield, knocking out a cluster of lights in the process. The same exact lights were knocked out the next evening during the Busch Grand National race by Chris Diamond; Mike Skinner lead flag to flag again (all 150 laps). The Stevens Beil/Genuine Car Parts 150 at Flemington Speedway saw the race was lengthened to 151 laps due to a green–white–checker finish; the race was Jack Sprague's debut for Hendrick Motorsports.

The Lowe's 150 at North Wilkesboro Speedway on September 30 saw the Truck debut of Ernie Irvan, who had been out of racing for over a year because of critical injuries suffered in practice for the 1994 GM Goodwrench 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Irvan qualified his No. 28 on the outside pole and led 24 laps. However, his truck was unable to answer the call after the halftime break and was credited with a 30th-place finish. The next day, Irvan made his comeback to the Winston Cup Series in a second Texaco/Havoline Ford for Robert Yates Racing, the No. 88. In the following race at Sears Point Raceway, Ray Daniels in the No. 34 truck flipped out of the course coming to rest on the tire wall after hitting the tires coming out of Turn 10. Daniels was uninjured. Ron Hornaday Jr. led all 40 laps en route to the win.

Results and standings[edit]

Races[edit]

No. Race Pole position Most laps led Winning driver Winning manufacturer
1 Skoal Bandit Copper World Classic Ron Hornaday, Jr. Ron Hornaday, Jr. Mike Skinner Chevrolet
2 Racing Champions 200 Mike Skinner Ron Hornaday, Jr. Ron Hornaday, Jr. Chevrolet
3 Scott Irvin Chevrolet/Craftsman 200 Mike Skinner Mike Skinner Ken Schrader Chevrolet
4 Ford Credit 125 Mike Skinner Ron Hornaday, Jr. Ron Hornaday, Jr. Chevrolet
5 Maxx Race Cards 200 Mike Skinner Mike Skinner Mike Skinner Chevrolet
6 Jerr Dan/Nelson 150 Mike Skinner
Steve Portenga*
Ron Hornaday, Jr. Ron Hornaday, Jr. Chevrolet
7 Western Auto 200 Ron Hornaday, Jr.** Mike Skinner Mike Skinner Chevrolet
8 Ford Credit 200 Mike Skinner
Jack Sprague*
Mike Skinner Mike Skinner Chevrolet
9 Pizza Plus 150 Mike Skinner Sammy Swindell Joe Ruttman Ford
10 Sears Auto Center 125 Mike Skinner Mike Skinner Mike Skinner Chevrolet
11 Total Petroleum 200 Ron Hornaday, Jr. Ron Hornaday, Jr. Butch Miller Ford
12 Heartland Tailgate 175 Ron Hornaday, Jr. Ron Hornaday, Jr. Ron Hornaday, Jr. Chevrolet
13 Action Packed Racing Cards 150 Mike Skinner Mike Skinner Mike Skinner Chevrolet
14 Stevens Beil/Genuine Car Parts 150 Joe Ruttman Ron Hornaday, Jr. Ron Hornaday, Jr. Chevrolet
15 Fas Mart Supertruck Shootout Terry Labonte Geoff Bodine Terry Labonte Chevrolet
16 Goody's 150 Mike Skinner** Mike Skinner Joe Ruttman Ford
17 Lowe's 150 Mike Skinner Geoff Bodine Mike Bliss Ford
18 Subway 100 Ron Hornaday, Jr. Ron Hornaday, Jr. Ron Hornaday, Jr. Chevrolet
19 Spears Manufacturing 200 Bill Sedgwick Ron Hornaday, Jr. Mike Skinner Chevrolet
20 GM Goodwrench/Delco Battery 200 Jack Sprague Mike Skinner Mike Skinner Chevrolet
NASCAR Supertruck 25 Mike Skinner
Jimmy Hensley*
Mike Skinner Geoff Bodine Ford
* - Qualifying was redrawn after time trials; second named driver actually started first. ** - No time trials due to rain

Drivers[edit]

Pos. Driver Races Points
PHO TUS SGS MMR POR EVG I70 LVL BRI MLW CNS HPT IRP FLM RCH MAR NWS SON MMR PHO
1 Mike Skinner 1* 27 5* 4 1* 4 1* 1* 20 1* 2 5 1* 3 3 2* 10 3 1 1* 3224
2 Joe Ruttman 8 4 13 8 2 2 4 2 1 6 6 2 6 7 4 1 6 12 5 8 3098
3 Ron Hornaday, Jr. 9 1* 6 1* 9 1* 14 16 9 3 3* 1* 19 1* 15 13 5 1* 15* 5 2986
4 Butch Miller 7 9 4 5 3 3 3 3 3 18 1 8 12 14 35 25 2 7 6 22 2812
5 Jack Sprague 6 5 14 6 10 23 7 9 6 9 8 7 28 4 10 20 4 11 4 6 2740
6 Rick Carelli 24 3 9 12 8 8 6 5 23 4 7 11 3 2 12 29 12 15 11 11 2683
7 Bill Sedgwick 12 8 3 2 7 15 8 11 5 5 4 15 27 5 33 8 25 6 9 10 2681
8 Mike Bliss 14 19 3 5 5 13 7 14 13 27 9 7 6 9 7 1 8 2 12 2636
9 Scott Lagasse 11 6 17 9 21 14 12 21 8 14 14 12 5 25 36 16 9 4 7 13 2470
10 Tobey Butler 25 17 8 13 4 18 11 4 11 28 13 16 29 8 20 33 15 5 13 20 2358
11 Bob Strait 15 24 10 11 12 11 9 8 7 11 22 24 9 11 21 28 32 23 21 2182
12 Sammy Swindell 17 7 24 10 13 17 24 13 4* 12 26 21 33 10 17 36 24 10 32 39 2109
13 Steve Portenga 22 21 19 12 5 6 24 20 9 25 17 16 14 11 13 16 24 26 2048
14 Walker Evans 29 18 21 27 23 28 22 12 16 10 17 16 37 34 28 13 23 23 1744
15 Bob Keselowski 22 28 11 7 11 20 10 19 10 25 29 15 29 10 20 25 1742
16 John Nemechek 13 26 14 27 23 22 29 17 15 8 20 19 9 22 30 19 1674
17 P. J. Jones 16 2 16 14 17 6 20 12 16 23 11 22 31 1519
18 Jerry Glanville 27 14 19 DNQ 18 22 25 14 22 21 18 32 18 17 22 1482
19 Dave Rezendes 10 19 7 2 15 8 5 26 9 9 14 1453
20 Geoff Bodine 5 2 6 2 25 2* 15 3* 26 3 1436
21 T. J. Clark 32 23 DNQ 29 21 19 21 33 22 30 12 14 18 40 1235
22 Kerry Teague 19 13 20 17 25 19 17 13 27 23 30 22 1221
23 John Kinder 23 15 22 13 19 17 26 28 34 13 38 31 1183
24 Bob Brevak 18 18 24 24 20 20 12 23 17 DNQ 12 28 1182
25 Mike Hurlbert 26 16 DNQ DNQ 26 25 16 20 16 21 21 24 1146
26 Johnny Benson, Jr. 10 7 2 11 3 DNQ 10 17 1049
27 Kenny Allen 15 20 31 13 23 26 24 DNQ 17 17 DNQ 992
28 Dennis Setzer 2 12 10 21 34 26 16 35 850
29 Ken Schrader 3 1 INJ 5 32 14 35 27 828
30 Mike Chase 27 24 28 18 19 19 28 16 767
31 Michael Dokken 21 18 26 15 DNQ 21 17 33 DNQ 753
32 Todd Bodine 4 6 6 7 8 748
33 Jerry Churchill 23 12 15 23 24 26 19 715
34 Rodney Combs 10 4 16 14 11 660
35 Steve McEachern 28 15 DNQ 18 26 19 DNQ 613
36 Ray Daniels 25 19 21 20 16 DNQ 543
37 Terry Labonte 2 3 1 515
38 Wayne Jacks 29 22 20 18 14 506
39 Butch Gilliland 31 26 7 29 13 501
40 Troy Beebe 30 25 12 25 16 491
41 Darrell Waltrip 6 8 35 21 450
42 Gary Collins 20 21 20 10 440
43 Ron Esau 9 26 29 20 DNQ 427
44 Kenny Wallace 4 8 15 420
45 Ernie Irvan DNQ 30 3 2 408
46 Roger Mears 21 16 24 29 382
47 Randy Churchill 15 10 15 370
48 Frank Davis 24 19 DNQ 23 DNQ 368
49 Pancho Carter DNQ 28 16 349
50 Tommy Archer 18 10 27 325
51 Jimmy Dick 17 18 22 318
52 Dennis Wooldridge 15 24 19 315
53 Hermie Sadler 13 5 279
54 Rodney Combs, Jr. 18 31 23 273
55 Jimmy Hensley 25 18 30 270
56 Todd Massey 25 22 DNQ 249
57 Carlos Serrano 30 19 31 249
58 Mark Gibson 11 22 227
59 Ernest Winslow DNQ 26 DNQ 220
60 Tony Roper 22 DNQ 27 219
61 Bob Jones DNQ 27 213
62 Joe Bessey 4 38 209
63 Bob Walker 18 24 200
64 Gary St. Amant 11 31 200
65 Tim Nooner 28 14 200
66 G. T. Tallas 22 34 DNQ 186
67 Stan Fox 30 18 182
68 Wally Dallenbach, Jr. 2 170
69 Chad Little 32 DNQ DNQ 162
70 Ted Musgrave 4 160
71 Dave Marcis 7 146
72 Derrike Cope 7 146
73 John Borneman 33 29 140
74 David Green 9 138
75 Mark Simo 14 121
76 Dirk Stephens 27 119
77 Gary Lloyd DNQ 31 119
78 Bill Venturini DNQ 34 116
79 Kirk Shelmerdine 17 112
80 Garrett Evans 36 36 110
81 A. J. Foyt 18 109
82 Kenji Momota DNQ 37 104
83 Lou Gigliotti 20 103
84 Kevin Harvick 27 DNQ 101
85 Gary Herrin 21 100
86 Andy Genzman DNQ DNQ 95
87 Frank Kimmel 23 94
88 Rick Hendrick 23 94
89 Andy Brass 23 94
90 Bugs Hairfield 24 91
91 Boris Said 24 91
92 Bill Cooper 25 88
93 Ricky Johnson 25 88
94 Dennis Dyer 26 85
95 Davy Jones 28 79
96 Mike Wallace 29 76
97 Dave Ashley 30 73
98 Barry Bodine 30 73
99 Steve Darne 32 67
100 Dave Smith 32 67
101 Andy Hillenburg 33 64
102 Freddie Query DNQ 40
103 Scott Hansen DNQ 3
Pos. Driver PHO TUS SGS MMR POR EVG I70 LVL BRI MLW CNS HPT IRP FLM RCH MAR NWS SON MMR PHO Points
Races
Key
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver Finished 2nd–5th
Bronze Finished 6th–10th
Green Finished 11th–20th
Blue Finished 21st or worse
Purple Did Not Finish (DNF)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Pink Did Not Qualify (DNQ)
Tan Withdrew From Race (Wth)
White Qualified for another driver (QL)
Qualified but replaced due to injury or incident (INQ)
Blank Did Not Participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)

Bold – Pole position awarded by time.
Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or by practice speeds.
* – Most laps led.
1 – Post entry, driver and owner did not score points.
Note: DNQ data for this season is incomplete.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1995 NASCAR SuperTruck Series by Craftsman Schedule". Motorsport.com. May 8, 1995. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  2. ^ O'Brien, David (November 5, 1995). "Breakthrough Truck Win Super For Bodine". Sun-Sentinel. Fort Lauderdale, FL. Retrieved 2014-04-02.