Friday, August 6th
11:30 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
1:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
2:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
5:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
6:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES
Saturday, August 7th
8:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
9:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & DRAWING FOR QUALIFYING ORDER
10:00 - 11:15 AM [11:00 AM - 12:15 PM EASTERN] NCWTS PRACTICE
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM [12:45 - 2:00 PM EASTERN] NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
4:05 PM [5:05 PM EASTERN] NCWTS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
6:15 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (TENT)
7:40 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITY –CLEAR PIT ROAD
8:00 PM [9:00 PM EASTERN] NCWTS RACE (150 LAPS, 200 MILES)
8:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
Note: All times are listed in local / Central Time Zone unless otherwise indicated.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 14 -- Nashville 200
Nashville Superspeedway (1.33-mile oval) – Lebanon, Tenn.
Fast Facts for August 6-7, 2010
Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials
Number of Tires:
Left-side -- 325
Right-side -- 325
Left-side -- D-4320
Right-side -- D-4324
Left-side -- 87.3 in.
Right-side -- 88.6 in.
Technical Inspection Inflation:
Left Front -- 26 psi; Left Rear -- 26 psi
Right Front -- 40 psi; Right Rear -- 38 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front -- 20 psi; Left Rear -- 18 psi
Right Front -- 36 psi; Right Rear -- 34 psi
Teams in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be running the same Goodyear tire codes they ran at Nashville earlier this season (April 2) . . . this is the only track at which Truck Series teams will run either of these two tire codes in 2010 . . . it is also the same combination of left- and right-side tires that NASCAR Nationwide Series teams have run twice at Nashville this season . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Nashville . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.(Goodyear PR)(8-5-2010)
Bodine wins at Nashville: #30-Todd Bodine, took the over the lead and just checked out, to easily win the Nashville 200 at Nashville Superspeedway. It's Bodine second win in 2010, and his 19th series win. Rookie, #3-Austin Dillon finished second, giving him 7 top-ten finishes in a row. Rounding out the top ten were; #51-Aric Almirola, #17-Timothy Peters, #13-Johnny Sauter, #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., #88-Matt Crafton, #18-Brian Ickler, #7-Justin Lofton, #2-Ken Schrader.There were 3 lead changes among 3 drivers with 4 caution flags for 19 laps. Complete race results are posted on the Nashville Results Page.(Official)(8-9-2010)
Post-Race Fast Facts:
Race Winner: Todd Bodine
Team: No. 30 - Germain.com Toyota
Owner: Stephen Germain
Crew Chief: Mike Hillman Jr.
*Todd Bodine won the Nashville 200, his 19th victory in 154 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
*This is his second victory and 11th top-10 finish in 2010.
*This is his first victory and sixth top-10 finish in seven races at Nashville Superspeedway.
*Austin Dillon (second) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Nashville Superspeedway. It is his ninth top-10 finish in 2010.
*Aric Almirola (third) posted his second top-10 finish in four races at Nashville Superspeedway.
*Austin Dillon (second) was the highest finishing rookie.
*Todd Bodine leads the point standings by 174 points over Aric Almirola.
(Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Sat, August 07, 2010 @ 10:00 PM Central)
Featherlite Most Improved Driver: Ron Hornaday Jr, #33 23 Places
Keystone Light Pole Award: Todd Bodine, #30 155.543 mph
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Todd Bodine, #30
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race: Aric Almirola, #51
O'Reilly Auto Parts Position Improvement Award: Norm Benning, #57 8 places
Raybestos Rookie of the Race: Austin Dillon, #3
Sunoco Diamond Performance: Todd Bodine, #30
Lucky Dog Awards - Who got a lap back on each caution at Nashville: (and finish)
Caution 1: No Recipient
Caution 2: No REcipient
Caution 3: #17-Timothy Peters, 4th
Caution 4: #39-Ryan Sieg, 13th
Driver point standings following Race #14:
1) #30-Todd Bodine, 2188
2) #51-Aric Almirola, 2014 -174
3) #17-Timothy Peters, 1956 -232
4) #13-Johnny Sauter, 1955 -233
5) #3-Austin Dillon, 1900 -288
6) #88-Matt Crafton, 1894 -294
7) #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., 1875 -313
8) #5-Mike Skinner, 1854 -334
9) #81-David Starr, 1773 -415
10) #23-Jason White, 1706 -482
Complete driver point standings following the Nashville 200 at Nashville Superspeedway are posted on the Nashville Point Standings Page.(Official)(8-9-2010)
Bodine wins the pole at Nashville: #30-Todd Bodine was the fastest qualifier with a top speed of 155.543 mph to win the pole for the Nashville 200 at Nashville Superspeedway. This is Bodine's first pole in 2010; his sixth overall. Rounding out the top ten were; #3-Austin Dillon, #17-Timothy Peters, #2-Ken Schrader, #51-Aric Almirola, #88-Matt Crafton, #13-Johnny Sauter, #23-Jason White, #7-Justin Lofton, #33-Ron Hornaday Jr.; DNQ-none. Complete starting lineup is posted on the Nashville Lineup Page.(8-7-2010)
Post-Qualifying Fast Facts:
Keystone Light Pole Winner: Todd Bodine
Team: No. 30 - Germain.com Toyota
Owner: Stephen Germain
Crew Chief: Mike Hillman Jr.
*Todd Bodine won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the Nashville 200 with a lap of 30.852 seconds, 155.543 mph.
*This is his sixth pole in 154 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
*This is his first pole and 10th top-10 start in 2010.
*This is his second pole in seven races at Nashville Superspeedway.
*Austin Dillon (second) posted his 10th top-10 start of 2010 and his first in two races at Nashville Superspeedway
*Timothy Peters (third) posted his fourth top-10 start at Nashville Superspeedway. It is his ninth in 14 races this season.
*Austin Dillon (second) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Sat, August 07, 2010 @ 05:20 PM Central)
Dillon quickest in final practice: #3-Austin Dillon was the fastest on track for the final practice session at Nashville Superspeedway with a top speed of 155.241 mph. Rounding out the top ten were; #30-Todd Bodine, #17-Timothy Peters, #18-Brian Ickler, #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., #13-Johnny Sauter, #88-Matt Crafton, #7-Justin Lofton, #21-Donny Lia, #51-Aric Almirola. There were 32 trucks on track for the final session. Final practice speeds are posted on the Nashville Practice Speeds Page.(8-7-2010)
Peters leads first practice at Nashville: #17-Timothy Peters had the fastest lap with a top speed of 155.623 mph to lead the opening practice session for the Nashville 200 at Nashville Superspeedway. Rounding out the top ten were; #3-Austin Dillon, #30-Todd Bodine, #88-Matt Crafton, #7-Justin Lofton, #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., #18-Brian Ickler, #21-Donny Lia, #13-Johnny Sauter, #39-Ryan Sieg. #81-David Starr went to backup truck after something broke coming off Turn 2. There were 31 trucks on track for the first session. Complete practice speeds are posted on the Nashville Practice Speeds Page.(8-7-2010)
Official Entry List: There are 35 trucks listed as entered on the final Entry List for the Nashville 200 at Nashville Superspeedway. Complete entry list is posted on the Nashville Entry Page.(8-7-2010)
Preliminary Entry List: There are 36 trucks listed on the Preliminary Entry List for the Nashville 200 at Nashville Superspeedway. Complete entry list is posted on the Nashville Entry Page.(8-2-2010)
#2-Ken Schrader, returns to the KHI Chevrolet with new sponsor Moore's Marinade
#15-Johanna Long, 2nd series start, Panhandle Paving Toyota for Billy Ballew Motorsports
#18-Brian Icker, driver, Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota
#46-Clay Greenfield, returns as driver for the Team Gill Racing Dodge
#60-Narain Karthekeyan, returns as driver for the SafeAuto Chevrolet
#82-Paddy Rodenbeck, 2nd series start, Integrity Global Security Chevrolet(8-2-2010)
#95-Carl Long, driver, Team Gill Racing Dodge, late entry(8-3-2010)
#24 -Mike Harmon , Lafferty Performance Blue Ox Chevrolet, added to entry list(8-4-2010)
Truck Series News & Notes - Nashville Superspeedway
Harvick Leads Series With Most Active Wins As Owner
Reutimann Thankful For His Years In NCWTS
Owner's Championship Battle Heats Up Heading Into Nashville
DeLana Harvick Making Mark In NASCAR One Win At A Time
In a day and age when female participation in motorsports is garnering more attention than ever, it goes without saying that DeLana Harvick is making her mark on NASCAR as one of the most successful team owners in series history.
Case in point -- Kevin Harvick Inc., in racing years, is just a baby. Started in 2001 by Harvick and her NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing husband, Kevin Harvick, the organization is yet to even hit the 10-year mark. But infancy has not slowed the team down one bit. With 31 victories in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, she is the winningest active owner in the series and ranks third overall in series history. Twenty-nine of those wins have come since 2005. Not to mention the two series championships, 2007 and 2009, she has to her name.
Only twice has a team won three consecutive races with three different drivers – both done by KHI.
In 2008, Ryan Newman, Ron Hornaday Jr. (No. 33 Purina/Beneful Chevrolet) and Kevin Harvick did it, scoring victories at Atlanta, Texas and Phoenix. And at a time when people have questioned the strength of the team after the loss of key personnel in the off season, KHI shows its inner strength by doing it again over the past three race weekends. Kevin Harvick dominated at Gateway three weeks ago. Hornaday finally broke his 22-race losing streak at O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis on July 23. And Elliott Sadler scored an emotional victory at Pocono Raceway this past weekend.
The stats are astounding. It took KHI only six races to win its first truck series event – Phoenix International Raceway in 2002 – and only six seasons to win its first championship. And that is just in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. DeLana is working on another record book in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Charity Efforts Highlight Nashville Race Weekend
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers will lend their hands to numerous charity efforts this weekend. "Nashville Rhythm and Race Fest" kicks off the festivities on Thursday night at Limelight Nashville. The event, which will feature numerous truck series drivers, an autograph session, a concert by country musician Tent Tomlinson and a hauler parade, will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Tennessee.
On Saturday, the series will continue the efforts started by the NASCAR Nationwide Series in June – which raised $72,778 in monetary donations – with "Race Fest for Flood Relief." An online auction through The NASCAR Foundation is currently in progress and features items donated by Taylor Swift, Jimmie Johnson and Richard Petty. A series autograph session will conclude the efforts by the racing community this weekend at Nashville Superspeedway. Fans are asked to bring a canned food item to the autograph session to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. In June, our sister series collected nearly 900 pounds of non-perishable food items. The city of Nashville was hit by devastating floods at the end of May.
Wayne's Words: Tennessee Bound
"The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Nashville Superspeedway for the second time this season and our second of three visits on the schedule to the Volunteer State. "I have to admit it feels a little odd to be going back because we have never raced at the speedway more than once a year. Best part about two races for the drivers – two chances to win the Gibson Guitar Trophy. "The guitar is a perfect fit for a visit to Nashville – home of country music. You never know what artist you might run into downtown playing at one of the local venues. And who doesn't love good music, good food and good company? "The concrete surface presents a challenge for crew chiefs. The track is fast, but conditions do not change as much as other tracks we visit. Once they find a winning combination, it normally sticks around. And that is a good thing considering we practice, qualify and race all in one day.
"Todd Bodine (No. 30 Germain.com Toyota) has had stellar runs at Nashville, but has never been able to seal the deal and take home that guitar. With nine top-five finishes, this could be his year to shine in Victory Lane. "And who can go to Nashville without thinking about our 2004 series champion Bobby Hamilton Sr.? He was always so proud to be from Middle Tennessee. "Of all the trophies Hamilton took home in his career, I know the guitar from Nashville Superspeedway was his favorite. "And what so many fans didn't know about him – he could actually sing!" – Wayne Auton, Series Director
Reutimann Proof NCWTS Training Ground One Of The Best
The last four NASCAR Sprint Cup race winners – Kevin Harvick, David Reutimann, Jamie McMurray and Greg Biffle – are all graduates of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, thus proving the series' developmental roots are showing strong
Reutimann, who scored his first NCWTS victory at Nashville in 2005, reflected on how the series helped get him to where he is today – twice a winner, most recently last month at Chicagoland.
"I think the Truck Series did a ton of stuff for me," said Reutimann. "I certainly made my share of mistakes in that series, so I guess you could say that it definitely taught me a lot of valuable lessons that I've taken with me from the Nationwide Series to Cup. You can't look at it (truck series) as a series that you just go learn in because there's a lot of phenomenal drivers out there and it's extremely tough. You're not just out there with a bunch of rookies; you're out there with a great bunch of guys. When you have guys like Mike Skinner, Bobby Hamilton, Dennis Setzer and those guys, you could learn a lot from those guys because they'd been at it so long. I think it was the best of both worlds to be able to learn in it." Before making the jump to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Reutimann spent significant time in both the Truck Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series. "I think it was designed to be that way, but I think it's somewhat unique because some guys just come in and run a couple of Nationwide races and go straight to Cup," he said.
Sweet Following In His Mentor's Foot Steps In NASCAR
Brad Sweet (No. 90 Great Clips Toyota) is hoping following in the footsteps of some of racing's greats will prove just as successful for him. He cut his teeth in racing – like many others – in the ranks of USAC (United States Auto Club) and World of Outlaws racing series. Sweet caught the eye of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular Kasey Kahne in 2007, tapping him as Kasey Kahne Racing's latest developmental driver. The Grass Valley, Calif. native scored his first top-10 finish in seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at O'Reilly Raceway Park in July while driving for Stringer Motorsports – for which Kahne drove in the Nationwide Series during his climb to NASCAR's top series. Sweet will sit out the race at Nashville this weekend while running the Belleville (Kansas) Nationals – an event he won in 2008 – this weekend in preparation for the upcoming famed Knoxville Nationals next weekend. His next NCWTS event will be at Bristol Motor Speedway in August. It will be his first visit to the high-banked Thunder Valley.
Long Returns To NCWTS At Nashville
Johanna Long (No. 15 Billy Ballew Motorsports Toyota), the youngest female to ever compete in a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event, will make her second series start this weekend at Nashville. Long, 18, started 15th at O'Reilly Raceway Park two weeks ago and came home in the 17th position.
Manufacturer Bragging Rights On The Line
Manufacturers' bragging rights could heat up this weekend at Nashville.
Team Chevrolet leads the way in victories in the series, with seven.
However, Toyota Motorsports is not far behind with six wins heading into a track on which they have won four races at to Chevrolet's two.
Home Sweet Home For Rear Tire Changers
Tennessee roots run deep for Turner Motorsports.
Kyle Collins, rear tire changer for the No.4 Monster Energy Chevrolet, calls Nashville home.
Jonathon Ellis, rear tire changer for No. 31 Wolf Pack Rentals Chevrolet, hails from the mountains of Chattanooga, Tenn.
Harvick, Busch Go Head-to-Head In Owners' Points Battle
Only two points separate DeLana Harvick's No. 2 Chevrolet and Kyle Busch's No. 18 Toyota atop the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner points. The heated contest gets even spicier when you consider the variables – there's a different driver in both trucks practically every week.
The No. 2 truck has had four drivers: Kevin Harvick, Shelby Howard, Ken Schrader and Elliott Sadler, who took the machine to Victory Lane at Pocono last Saturday.
Likewise, the No. 18 has also had four wheelmen: Kyle Busch, Brian Ickler, Kasey Kahne and Johnny Benson.
The two trucks' statistics this year are nearly as similar as their points totals. Here's the tale of the tape:
Driver Rating: The No. 2 truck leads 114.3 to 112.7.
Average Running Position: No. 2 leads 7.3 to 7.5.
Laps Led: No. 2 leads 517 to 435.
Fastest Laps Run: No. 2 leads 296 to 268.
Laps in the Top 15 percentage: No. 2 leads 91.3% to 84.0%.
Schrader, who will run the No. 2 this weekend, last ran at Nashville in 2007. He finished 22nd in that race, with a Driver Rating of 53.0 and an
Average Running Position of 22.2.
Ickler will run the No. 18 this weekend with Busch in Watkins Glen. This will be his first series start at Nashville, but he has been strong this season in all four of his series starts. Overall, Ickler has a Driver Rating of 100.1 and an Average Running Position of 10.0.