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Iowa Speedway - Lucas Oil 200, Sunday, July 11, 2010, 2:00pm Eastern
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Truck Series News & Notes - Open Week: NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series News & Notes for the open week beginning June 14, 2010 are posted on the Iowa Race Page.(6-15-2010)
Race info includes...
Iowa Race Page
News & Notes - Open Week
LAST RACE INFO
Michigan Int'l Speedway - VFW 200, Saturday, June 12, 2010
Almirola wins at Michigan: #51-Aric Almirola took over the lead with just seven laps to go, to win the VFW 200 at Michigan Int'l Speedway. A restart with less than ten laps remaining, saw three-wide racing between Almirola and then race leader #30-Todd Bodine and #18-Kyle Busch running in third. Almirola, sandwiched in the middle, held onto his position, making the pass on the inside to take the lead from Bodine and go on to pick up the win. Bodine finished second, with Busch third. It was Almirola's second series win; his previous win came earlier this season at Dover. This is the first win for Billy Ballew Motorsports at Michigan. Rounding out the top ten were; #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., #3-Austin Dillon, #17-Timothy Peters, #23-Jason White, #81-David Starr, #2-Elliott Sadler, #15-Nelson Piquet. There were 20 lead changes among 10 drivers, with five cautions for 24 laps. Complete race results are posted on the Michigan Race Page.(Official)(6-14-2010)
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Michigan Race Page
Driver Point Standings
Owner Point Standings
Post-Race Fast Facts/Lucky Dog Awards/Race Awards
Pit Stall Selections
Goodyear Tire Notes
News & Notes - Michigan Int'l Speedway
Crawford visits home town; talks about future: Rick Crawford is a big Elvis Presley fan. So you know he'd go for "A Little Less Conversation" -- both the song and in his professional life. But talk is what the Mobilian is up to these days, on Sirius Satellite Radio on Tuesdays and with potential sponsors as he attempts to get back on the racetrack. "I'm answering a lot of phone calls," Crawford said. "We have a lot of irons in the fire. They just aren't hot enough to get us back on the racetrack. But we hope to be back on the track soon." Crawford, 51, hasn't driven in the past four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races after sitting out just one of the previous 328. Circle Bar Racing's #14 Ford started 2010 without a primary sponsor. Crawford raced in the season opener at Daytona with a one-shot sponsor, then soldiered on without a primary sponsor for three races. Despite two top-10 finishes in those events, the Circle Bar operation was shuttered by the lack of funding. Crawford filled in at Kansas for a part-time team and has been sidelined since. Of the four races he missed, Crawford was at the track for three of them -- two as a consultant and one as a spotter. He said the time out of the truck has given him a broader perspective on the series, but it's also made him want to mix it up with old rivals such as Ron Hornaday Jr., Mike Skinner and Todd Bodine all the more. "It's made Rick Crawford tougher," he said. "I'll come back hungrier. I'm working real hard to put some deals together, and we're coming back to win." Crawford visited Teledyne Continental Motors in Mobile on Thursday, presenting the company with a truck hood as thanks for serving as a sponsor for the #14 Ford at Talladega Superspeedway last season. But Crawford said his first visit to the area since the Gulf oil spill had two purposes. Even with his professional problems, Crawford said he knows the home folks are hurting, too. "I came to Mobile to say thank you to some people, but also to check out our businesses that are
suffering because of the oil spill," Crawford said. "I want to let everyone know that Alabama is open for business.(al.com/Press Register)(6-18-2010)
Dillon to run NHMS Nationwide race: Richard Childress Racing is consolidating the #21 Nationwide Series team following the restructuring of the Zaxby's sponsorship. The organization released crew chief Dan Deeringhoff, car chief Tony Hamm and engineer Paul Flury this week as the company reorganizes its Nationwide program. Tim George Jr. will race the car this weekend at Elkhart Lake with veteran crew chief Gere Kennon at the helm. Austin Dillon, who won his first career truck pole at Michigan and finished fifth, will drive the car at New Hampshire with his truck crew chief Danny Stockman calling the shots. Clint Bowyer returns to the seat for Daytona.(Fox Sports)(6-16-2010)
New sponsor for SS Green Light Racing's #23: SS Green Light Racing is pleased to announce that the popular cable network Pursuit Channel has partnered with GunBroker.com and the #23 team of Jason White for several upcoming races in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Pursuit Channel will share associate sponsorship on the #23 truck with GunBroker.com at the NCWTS races at Pocono on July 31st and Martinsville on October 23rd. White currently sits seventh in the NCWTS point standings. This partnership will assist the two companies in growing already established bases within the outdoor community. Pursuit Channel is the most widely distributed, pure hunting and fishing network featuring many of the industry's top names. It is the only outdoor network delivered in satellite provider DIRECTV's basic package. Starting in January 2011, Pursuit Channel will be available on DISH Network.(SS Green Light Racing PR)(6-16-2010)
Michigan images added: Added a few images from Michigan…#51-Aric Almirola, Zyclara/Graceway Pharmaceuticals Toyota; #2-Elliott Sadler, Granger Insurance Chevy; #13-EZ Grill Chevy; #23-Gunbroker.com/RMEF Ford. Check them out via the 2010 NCWTS Paint Scheme Page.(6-16-2010)
Schrader returns to #2 for Iowa: The Truck Series hits the track again on Sunday, July 11, for the Lucas Oil 200 at Iowa Speedway, where Ken Schrader will be behind the wheel of the #2-Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevy.(Kevin Harvick Inc. PR)(6-13-2010)
Almirola backup driver for Jimmie Johnson, if needed UPDATE testing with Hendrick to prepare: Aric Almirola will be four-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson's backup driver in the coming weeks as Johnson's wife, Chandra, nears the due date for giving birth to the couple's first child, Johnson said Friday at Pocono Raceway. Chandra is due in five weeks, and Johnson hopes that means the baby will come sometime in the week off between the Chicago race July 10 and the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis July 29. Johnson said he had confidence in Almirola if he needs to relinquish his car. "He'll do a great job in the car and it's just a matter of time before he ends up in a full-time Cup ride," Johnson said. "The other thing that is good for us is our body size and height are very similar so he'll be an easy fit to get in the car."(SceneDaily.com)(6-4-2010)
UPDATE: Aric Almirola likely will test this week with the Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 team at The Milwaukee Mile, but says he doesn’t plan on having to go to Infineon Raceway next week as part of his role as backup driver for father-to-be Jimmie Johnson. “I’m going to hang out and watch the [Michigan] race and stay and listen and see how they operate,” Almirola said Saturday after winning the Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Raceway. “The next few weeks should be interesting. “I’m not going to go to Sonoma – that’s not in the plan,” Almirola said about next week’s race at Infineon Raceway. “After Sonoma, from that point forward, I’ll be going to the race track just to be around if they need to me, hanging out and trying to watch and learn.”(SceneDaily.com)(6-13-2010)
Starr picks up sponsor for two; also some Nationwide races UPDATE more info: Cash America International, Inc. and Linkous Enterprises, Inc. are pleased to announce a multi-race motorsports marketing program - a relationship where Cash America will participate in each of NASCAR's top three nationally touring series. Cash America will sponsor the Day Enterprises #05 Chevrolet Impala in the Nationwide Series and the Randy Moss Motorsports #81 Toyota in the Camping World Truck Series; both entries will be driven by David Starr [Races TBA]. Cash America International, Inc. provides specialty financial services to individuals in the United States, Australia, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.(Cash America/Integrity Sports Mgmt. PR)(6-8-2010)
UPDATE: Truck races with Cash America as sponsor; Nashville & Phoenix. The Nationwide races Starr will be the #05; Daytona, ORP, Phoenix & Homestead.(Integrity Sports Mgmt. PR)(6-8-2010)
Farewell to Longhorn for Hornaday: This week [Michigan] marks the last Truck Series race for primary sponsor Longhorn Moist Snuff. New rules enforced by the Food and Drug Administration will prevent cigarette and smokeless tobacco sponsorships in sporting events as of June 22, forcing Longhorn to discontinue their relationship with KHI. The red, black and yellow colors have adorned Hornaday's #33 truck for 19 races throughout the 2009 and 2010 seasons. Hornaday recorded four wins in the Longhorn colors in 2009. He also claimed his fourth championship title in the red, black and yellow paint scheme. Hornaday will drive his final race for Longhorn Moist Snuff next week as he climbs into the 33 Kevin Harvick Inc. Nationwide Series entry at Road America in Elk Hart Lake, Wisconsin.(Kevin Harvick Inc. PR)(6-7-2010)
Valvoline, Germain join up: Valvoline, one of the leading brands of automotive lubricants, announced today that it has entered into a technical partnership with Germain Racing and Germain Motor Company, a top-25 automotive dealership network with headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Valvoline motor oil will be the official motor oil of both entities as well as a team sponsor for Germain Racing entries in NASCAR's three series -- Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck -- and the K&N Pro East Series. The agreement calls for Valvoline to be an associate sponsor at all races Germain Racing enters and a primary sponsor at two truck races and two Nationwide races. The truck races with Valvoline primary sponsorship will be Aug. 18 at Bristol Motor Speedway and Nov. 5 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. The Nationwide primary-sponsored races will be Sept. 4 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Oct. 15 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Valvoline/Germain Racing partnership will commence this weekend with Valvoline associate sponsorship on Bodine's #30 Tundra in Friday night's truck race at Texas Motor Speedway. Bodine is the points leader in the Camping World Truck Series with six top-five finishes in seven starts.(Valvoline/Germain Racing PR)(6-3-2010)
- Crafton to race ARCA at Iowa: Matt Crafton will return to the ARCA Racing Series for the Prairie Meadows 200 at Iowa Speedway in July. Crafton finished fifth in his debut with the Kimmel Racing team this past weekend at Toledo.(Frontstretch.com)(5-26-2010)
- Las Vegas and Miami Beach will again host Championship celebrations: NASCAR has announced dates and sites for its 2010 season-ending championship celebrations. Continuing a new tradition started last year, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will honor its champion at Wynn Las Vegas. This year, the awards ceremony is set for Friday, Dec. 3 and will feature the top 10 drivers in the final series standings. The event will culminate NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week in Las Vegas. In addition, the combined awards banquet for the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will again take place in South Florida at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. The date is Nov. 22, the Monday following Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.(NASCAR PR)(5-17-2010)
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