Thursday, September 16th
3:30 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
Friday, September 17th
6:00 AM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
6:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
9:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & DRAWING FOR QUALIFYING ORDER
10:00 - 11:20 AM NCWTS PRACTICE
1:15 - 2:30 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
6:00 PM NCWTS, NSCS GARAGE CLOSES
Saturday, September 18th
6:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
10:05 AM NCWTS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
12:35 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (GARAGE)
2:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITY –CLEAR PIT ROAD
3:00 PM NCWTS RACE (175 LAPS,185.15 MILES)
3:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
NOTE: All times listed in Eastern Time Zone
Busch wins at New Hampshire: On a green-white-checkered restart, #18-Kyle Busch retook the lead from then leader, #31-James Buescher to win TheRaceDayRaffleSeries.com 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Buescher finished second with #2-Kevin Harvick coming in third. It was Busch's 5th win in 2010; his 21st overall in the series. For most of the race it was the Busch/Harvick show with much of it side-by-side racing, but on a restart with ten laps to go, Buescher made a great move to take over the lead, passing both Harvick and Busch on the inside. Unfortunately, another caution brought about the final restart. Buescher got a good start, but Busch was able to make the pass, and then pulled up in front of Buescher; Buescher had to lift. Busch brushed the wall, but held on to pick up the win. Rounding out the top ten were; #88-Matt Crafton, #3-Austin Dillon, #17-Timothy Peters, #13-Johnny Sauter, #51-Aric Almirola, #30-Todd Bodine, #47-Bobby Hamilton Jr. There were 16 lead changes among 3 drivers with 8 caution flags for 32 laps. Complete race results are posted on the New Hampshire Results Page.(Official)(9-20-2010)
Post-Race Fast Facts:
Race Winner: Kyle Busch
Team: No. 18 - Toyota Tundra Toyota
Owner: Kyle Busch
Crew Chief: Eric Phillips
*Kyle Busch won the TheRaceDayRaffleSeries.com 175, his 21st victory in 80 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
*This is his fifth victory and ninth top-10 finish in 2010.
*This is his second victory and fifth top-10 finish in six races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
*James Buescher (second) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It is his seventh top-10 finish in 2010.
*Kevin Harvick (third) posted his fourth top-10 finish in five races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
*Austin Dillon (fifth) was the highest finishing rookie.
*Todd Bodine leads the point standings by 257 points over Aric Almirola.
(Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Sat, September 18, 2010 @ 05:13 PM Eastern)
Featherlite Most Improved Driver: James Buescher, #31 20 Places
Keystone Light Pole Award: Kyle Busch, #18
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Triad, #18
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race: James Buescher, #31
O'Reilly Auto Parts Position Improvement Award: Jennifer Jo Cobb, #10 9 places
Raybestos Rookie of the Race: Austin Dillon, #3
Sunoco Diamond Performance: Kyle Busch, #18
WIX Filters Lap Leader: Kevin Harvick, #2 11 Laps
Lucky Dog Awards - Who got a lap back on each caution at New Hampshire: (and finish)
Caution 1:No benficiary
Caution 2: #90-Donny Lia, 12th
Caution 3: #47-Bobby Hamilton Jr., 10th
Caution 4: #5-Mike Skinner, 13th
Caution 5: #23-Jason White, 14th
Caution 6: #23-Jason White, 14th
Caution 7:#81-David Starr, 15th
Caution 8: #60-Stacy Compton, 16th
Driver Point Standings following Race #19 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:
1) #30-Todd Bodine, 3036
2) #51-Arick Almirola, 2779 -257
3) #13-Johnny Sauter, 2726 -310
4) #17-Timothy Peters, 2683 -353
5) #88-Matt Crafton, 2618 -418
6) #3-Austin Dillon, 2613 -423
7) #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., 2552 -484
8) #5-Mike Skinner, 2458 -578
9) #81-David Starr, 2372 -664
10) #23-Jason White, 2254 -782
Complete driver point standings are posted on the New Hampshire Point Standings Page.(Official)(9-20-2010)
Busch wins New Hampshire Pole: #18-Kyle Busch was the fastest qualifier with a top speed of 130.029 mph to win the pole for TheRaceDayRaffleSeries.com 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This is Busch's fifth pole this season; his 9th overall. Rounding out the top ten were; #2-Kevin Harvick, #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., #3-Austin Dillon, #31-James Buescher, #51-Aric Almirola, #13-Johnny Sauter, #17-Timothy Peters, #30-Todd Bodine, #7-Justin Lofton. DNQ-none. Complete starting lineup is posted on the New Hampshire Lineup Page.(9-18-2010
Buescher tops final practice at NHMS: #31-James Buescher led the final practice session for The RaceDayRaffleSeries.com 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with a top speed of 130.358 mph. Rounding out the top ten were; #2-Kevin Harvick, #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., #17-Timothy Peters, #18-Kyle Busch, #4-Ricky Carmichael, #30-Todd Bodine, #47-Bobby Hamilton Jr., #51-Aric Almirola, #88-Matt Crafton. There were 34 trucks on track for the final session. Final practice speeds are posted on the New Hampshire Practice Speeds Page.(9-17-2010)
Busch leads first practice at NHMS: #18-Kyle Busch was the fastest on track with a top speed of 129.309 mph to lead the opening practice session for TheRaceDayRaffleSeries.com 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Rounding out the top ten were; #30-Todd Bodine, #2-Kevin Harvick, #5-Mike Skinner, #4-Ricky Carmichael, #13-Johnny Sauter, #17-Timothy Peters, #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., #51-Aric Almirola, #88-Matt Crafton. There were 33 trucks on track for the opening practice session. Complete practice speeds are posted on the New Hampshire Practice Speeds Page.(9-17-2010)
Official Entry List: There are 36 trucks listed on the final Entry List for TheRaceDayRaffleSeries.com 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Complete entry list is posted on the New Hampshire Entry Page.(9-17-2010)
Preliminary Entry List: There are 35 trucks listed on the preliminary Entry List for TheRaceDayRaffleSeries.com 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Complete entry list is posted on the New Hampshire Entry Page.(9-13-2010)
#2-Kevin Harvick, returns as driver for 5th time in 2010; JEGS.com as sponsor
#6-Donnie Neuenberger, returns as driver for the RWR Chevrolet
#06-Tim Bainey, driver, Complete Hydraulics Chevrolet
#46-John King, 2nd series start, Fairway Ford/Express Signs Ford for TGR
#64-Peyton Sellers, 1st 2010 start, Skills USA Chevrolet, second entry for TurnOne Racing
#71-Eddie MacDonald, 1st series start, TBA Ford(9-13-2010)
#00-Brian Weber; driver, Sleep Better Tonight/Komadrinks.com Chevrolet [late entry]
#01-Carl Long, driver, Koma Unwind/Chllaxation Chevy(9-13-2010)
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 19
TheRaceDayRaffleSeries.com 175 New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1.058-mile oval) - Loudon, N.H.
Fast Facts for September 17-18, 2010
Goodyear Wrangler Intermediate Radials
Number of Tires:
Left-side -- 325
Right-side -- 325
Left-side -- D-4238
Right-side -- D-4240
Left-side -- 87.3 in.
Right-side -- 88.6 in.
Technical Inspection Inflation:
Left Front -- 20 psi; Left Rear -- 20 psi
Right Front -- 30 psi; Right Rear -- 30 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front -- 12 psi; Left Rear -- 12 psi
Right Front -- 30 psi; Right Rear -- 27 psi
While teams in both NASCAR series in action at New Hampshire this weekend will run the same left-side tire code (D-4238), they will run distinct right-side codes . . . Camping World Truck teams run this same combination of left- and right-side tires at Gateway and Phoenix in 2010 . . . this is also the same tire combination that Truck Series teams ran at New Hampshire in 2009 . . . as on most NASCAR one-mile ovals, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at New Hampshire.(Goodyear PR)(9-16-2010
Truck Series News & Notes - New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Former NCWTS Competitors Shine In 2010 Chase
Danny Stockman Enjoys Calling Shots For Dillon
New Hampshire Hornaday's Stomping Ground
Five NCWTS Graduates Make The Chase In 2010
As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series relished an open week on the schedule after nine straight weeks on the road, the lights shined in Richmond, Va., on the 12 drivers who qualified for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Five of those drivers – Kevin Harvick (No. 2 KHI Chevrolet), Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch (No. 18 KBM Toyota), Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards – are Truck Series graduates. All five received their starts in NASCAR's top-tier series following their success in the Truck Series. Harvick and Kyle Busch currently own teams in the series and are both entered in this weekend's running of TheRaceDayRaffleSeries.com at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Biffle, the only Truck Series champion out of the five, explained Saturday how the series helped prepare him for the future: "I learned so much about our sport and about different aspects of it on so many levels. I learned how to enter and exit pit road and how to get into your pit box without losing positions. Today, the drivers are exposed to green-white-checkered flag restarts and much more.” In addition to the championship, Biffle earned Rookie of the Year honors in 2000 and collected 16 wins, 42 top fives and 12 poles before moving up to the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2001. He won the Nationwide Series championship the following year. He is the only driver who has the chance to win all three national series championships – a feat that has never been done. "It would make a driver's career to win a Sprint Cup,” Biffle said. "To win all three and be the first to win all three — it would be really cool to be able to do it first."
Starr: Always Happy No Matter The Situation
Well traveled is one way to describe David Starr (No. 81 Zachry Toyota). Always successful would be another — and likely the best. Starr will complete the 2010 season with SS Greenlight Racing after competing in the schedule's first 15 races for Randy Moss Motorsports. When RMM elected not to enter Starr at Chicagoland Speedway on Aug. 27, he caught a one-race deal with SS Greenlight and drove its backup truck to a 10th-place finish. That was enough for team owner Ken Smith to ink a contract for the year's final eight races. "We have assembled a team that will only grow with David behind the wheel,” said Smith.
Starr, sixth all-time in the series with 258 starts, has finished among the top 10 in the championship standings seven times with four different teams: Spears Motorsports, Red Horse Racing, Circle Bar Racing and HT Motorsports."I couldn't be happier to be with them,” said Starr. Starr currently ranks ninth in the standings following a finish of 14th in Kentucky.
Wayne's Words: Trip To New England Always Enjoyable
"The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to New Hampshire this weekend – a trip we always look forward to for the scenery and, of course, the seafood – I can taste the lobster now.The September race has become a tradition we all enjoy. The leaves are always changing colors and it is our first taste of fall-like weather – which is a nice change from the summer heat we have experienced recently. And who doesn't love New England seafood? New Hampshire is just over a mile – somewhat similar to a short track – but does display some unique features. It has a relatively flat surface and long straightaways. The biggest challenge drivers face is getting on the brakes in the right spot before going through the turns and then heading down the long straighaways."
"I really look for Ron Hornaday Jr. – who has three wins at New Hampshire – to shine this weekend. He has had some misfortune this year, but we often joke that this track is his own little playground. And we can't forget Northeast native Todd Bodine who has never won at New Hampshire, but has two top-five finishes. Considering he has already won four races this season, I wouldn't count him out this weekend as a contender.”
– Series Director, Wayne Auton
Q&A With Danny Stockman: Opportunity AT RCR Worth Taking
At the beginning of the season, third-generation racer Danny Stockman took a chance leaving Kevin Harvick Inc. – a team who won two series championships in three years with Stockman as the truck chief – to join Richard Childress Racing as crew chief for Austin Dillon (No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet). It was the first time in his career Stockman would be making the calls. It was a challenge he was ready for – the duo set out as rookies together and have done more than turn a few heads in the process.
What is it like working for a rookie driver?
"I love working with a rookie driver. I wouldn't have it any other way. We're both rookies who are very passionate and driven and wanting to prove ourselves, so it's good to work with someone that has the same goal as me. We both want to prove ourselves, and its fun to come up through the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series together.”
What has been the biggest challenge the season? Biggest surprise?
"Sometimes it's hard because with most of the tracks we go to, Austin has no experience, so it's difficult to determine how the truck will feel once the weather cools down and we are in race conditions. We have fast trucks and we prove that by earning poles and being fastest in practice on a consistent basis, but I feel like we are missing something, set-up wise, under race conditions. I'm working hard as a crew chief to get to the point where I know exactly how loose or how tight he needs the truck to feel in order to be fast. We're building a good notebook right now so that next year, when we visit these racetracks for the second time, we can make a run for the championship. The biggest surprise so far this year has definitely been all of the pole awards we have earned. Austin tied the record for poles by a rookie competitor this year. He is proving that he is capable of doing this.”
How did you get involved in racing?
"I'm a third generation racer. My grandfather raced midgets and sprints, mainly on the West coast, and was even invited to the Indianapolis 500 in 1956. My father was a driver-crew chief, owned his own race team and built chassis for a living. I began racing when I was three years old in quarter midgets. At 19 years old, I moved to Las Vegas to work for Orleans Racing as a mechanic. In 2006, Rick Carelli hired me at Kevin Harvick Inc. We won the championship in 2007. In 2008 we led the point standings until the last race of the season, and then won the championship again in 2009. This is my first year at RCR, and I've enjoyed working as a rookie crew chief with a rookie driver this season.”
Most Popular Driver
More than 21,527 votes have been cast for the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series most popular balloting. Fans can visit www.nascar.com and vote for their favorite driver on the NCWTS page.
Fans also may write in their favorite driver who is not among the nominees by sending an e-mail to email@example.com and submit their write-in vote. Voting ends on Nov. 12.
The winner will be announced at the NCWTS postseason banquet. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series awards will again take place in South Florida at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel on Monday, Nov. 22.
Raybestos Rookie of the Year Standings
1. Austin Dillon, 218
2. Justin Lofton, 175
3. Jennifer Jo Cobb, 133
4. Brett Butler, 125
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire has been won from the pole three times – Jack Sprague (2001), Jimmy Spencer (2003), and Ron Hornaday Jr. (2007).
Every race since has been won from a top-10 starting position. Kyle Busch won last season after starting second.
Andy Houston – who spots for Austin Dillon – won the truck race at New Hampshire in 1998. He started seventh and led 56 laps.
Past race winners Ron Hornaday Jr., Dennis Setzer and Kyle Busch are entered in TheRaceDayRaffleSeries.com 175.
Mike Skinner (No. 5 Exide-International Toyota) remains winless in 2010. He is the only driver to win in 2009 who competed in both last season and this season still searching for a win.
Ricky Carmichael (No. 4 Monster Energy Chevrolet) held his second annual charity golf tournament on Monday to support ECHO, a local non-profit organization that supports homeless families in the Tallahassee area.
Hornaday Jr. Has Performed Better Than Finishes Show In 2010
Most drivers would give their right foot to have the season Ron Hornaday Jr. is having this year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. One driver who probably wouldn't: Hornaday Jr. Statistically, it's a down year in just about every category for the four-time champion. He has one win, compared to six in each of the last two seasons. To match that total, Hornaday would have to win five of the final seven races. He has nine top fives. Last year, he had 15. The year before that, 14. To reach last year's sum, he'd need to finish in the top five in all but one of the remaining events. The same holds true for top 10s. He has 11, making it impossible to match last year's total of 20.
But there are signs that bad luck is the culprit here. Hornaday's Loop Data statistics suggest that he has performed much better than he has finished. His average Driver Rating is 106.7, and he has scored a rating over 100.0 in 12 of the 18 races. His Average Running Position is an impressive 8.8 – he's running in the top 10, just not finishing there all that often. This weekend in New Hampshire should fit nicely into Hornaday's comeback plans. His last three finishes at New Hampshire: first, first, second. In the two wins, he scored a rare perfect Driver Rating of 150.0, with incredible average finishes of 1.7 and 1.8. Overall at New Hampshire, he has a series-best Driver Rating of 133.4.
Up Next: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will roll the dice in the city that never sleeps for the running of the Smith's Food & Drug Stores 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The 1.5-mile track hosts the series for the 14th time on Saturday, Sept. 25. Johnny Sauter (No. 13 Curbs Records Chevrolet) won last year's race in dominating fashion. No driver has ever won back-to-back races at Las Vegas. Mike Skinner and Jack Sprague remain the all-time winners at the famed track with two victories each. In 12 of 13 previous races, the winner has started from a top-10 starting position.(NASCAR PR)(9-14-2010)
Truck Series News & Notes - Open week, September 7, 2010
Bodine Has Record Point Lead With Season Entering Final Stages
Dillon Matches Pole Record, Shows He Belongs With Rookie Elite
New KHI Crew Chief Talks About Returning No. 33 Team To Winning Form
Racing To Win Pays Dividends For Bodine, Germain Racing
Some might argue that racing for wins and accumulating points is like mixing lit matches with gasoline.
Not Mike Hillman Jr., who shared Todd Bodine's (No. 30 Germain.com Toyota) 21st NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory on Sept. 3 at Kentucky Speedway. Hillman is the series' top active crew chief winner and third on its all-time victory list. "You points race when you realize you don't have the truck that is capable of winning the race," said Hillman. "Germain shows up to win races and will continue to do that."
With 18 of 25 scheduled races in the books, it's hard to disagree with Hillman. Bodine's most recent victory — his third in the past five races — increased his lead over Aric Almirola (No. 51 Zyclara/Graceway Pharmaceuticals Toyota) to 261 points. The margin from first to second is the largest in series history with seven races remaining.
Both driver and crew chief are on pace to repeat their 2006 titles. Only two drivers — Ron Hornaday Jr. (No. 33 E-Z-GO Chevrolet) and Jack Sprague — have won multiple championships. Hillman bids to join Dennis Connor and Rick Ren as crew chiefs with more than one series title. "This season has been a return to form for the No. 30 team more than it's been about a championship," said Hillman, whose team finished fourth in 2009. Bodine already has doubled last year's pole and win totals and has one more top five — 13 — than he posted last season. "The points lead is just the by-product of us being allowed to build the kind of trucks we want to build and race the way we want to race," he said. "Every weekend our driver lays it on the line out there and our guys on pit road just keep putting in the performances it takes to keep our team in a position to win."
Todd Bodine won the 2006 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship by a 130-point margin over Johnny Benson. Below is a comparison of his 2010 season to date compared with the first 18 races of Bodine's title year.
Top Top Point
Season Poles Wins 5 10 Margin
2010 2 4 13 15 261
2006 2 3 10 14 124
Dillon Matches Rookie Pole Record; Kentucky Adds Event
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been a proving ground for young drivers since its inception in 1995, identifying those most likely to succeed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Mike Skinner (No. 5 International Trucks/Monaco RVs Toyota) was first quickly followed by the late Kenny Irwin, Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle, Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards.
Figure current Raybestos Rookie of the Year leader Austin Dillon (No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet) to someday join the illustrious list of alumni after Dillon matched one of the series' oldest freshman records Sept. 3 at Kentucky Speedway. Dillon won his fourth 21Means21 Pole to join Busch and Biffle as the series' only four-time rookie pole winners. The 20-year-old Dillon finished ninth in the Built Ford Tough 225 to climb to within three points of a top-five ranking in the standings. Dillon has a victory and a dozen top-10 finishes through the season's first 18 races.
The 2011 season's 25th race also was announced at Kentucky. The track's first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series-NASCAR Nationwide Series weekend becomes a tripleheader affair with addition of a Thursday, July 7 NASCAR Camping World Truck race. The 1.5-mile track also will host the series on Oct. 1, marking the first season two races have been held in the Bluegrass State.
After Nine-Week Marathon, Todd Bodine Statistically The Clear Winner
The series just wrapped up nine races in nine weekends, and there have been winners and losers after the marathon. The clear winner is points leader Todd Bodine. He started the nine-race stretch with a 55-point lead over second-place Aric Almirola. Now that lead stands at 261 points. His performance over the stretch: two wins and six top 10s. He also led the series in Driver Rating (113.6) and Average Running Position (6.2). He was second in Fastest Laps Run (162) and fifth in Laps Led (175).
The second star goes to Austin Dillon, whose quick adaptation has moved him from 11th when the stretch started to his current position of sixth. The marathon couldn't have begun any better. Dillon scored his first NASCAR national series win, at Iowa, and his stats over the last nine races have been tremendous: eight top 10s, a Driver Rating of 104.7 and an Average Running Position of 7.3. The one loser, and it's harsh to call him that: Almirola. Almirola was in shouting distance of Bodine when the stretch began, but has since seen his deficit grow to triple digits. When the stretch began, Almirola ranked fourth in Driver Rating. Since then, he has had the seventh best (96.1). His Average Running Position when the streak began ranked second. Over the last nine, it has ranked eighth (10.8).
Q & A With Kevin Buskirk: Hornaday's Program Headed In Right Direction
For defending champion Ron Hornaday Jr. (No. 33 E-Z-GO Chevrolet) the 2010 season has been full of both ups and downs— and multiple crew chiefs. Current chief Kevin Buskirk joined the team at Pocono Raceway in July. Since then, Hornaday has posted four top-10 finishes. Buskirk reflects on his time so far at Kevin Harvick Inc.
Q: What has been your greatest accomplishment since joining the team? What has been your biggest challenge?
"I think it is going rather well. It was hard the first weekend at Pocono, because I really didn't know anyone at KHI but Ernie (Cope). I really didn't feel like I fit in with the group at that point and to be honest, I really wasn't sure who on the No. 33 team did what that first week. I think since then there has been a huge change. I think that I am starting to be accepted by everyone in the organization and I now have a direction of who is responsible for what task at the shop and at the race track."
Q: What has it taken to learn Ron and the No. 33 team?
"In no way do I want to claim that I know either the team or Ron all that well at this point. We are still learning each other's quirks, but I think the most important thing for all of us getting to know each other is spending repetitious time together. I also think that with some of the challenges the No. 33 team has had this season, that it is sometimes easier to get to know each other better in times of struggle than in times of victory.
"With Ron, he is very direct. He will tell you exactly what he wants out of his truck. For me it has been a little bit of a challenge because for the last four years, I have been engulfed with learning and working on COT cars. In my mind, I almost have to go back to 2006 when I was working with Kevin (Harvick) and the No. 29 team. The trucks are very similar to the old Cup-style cars, so sometimes I have to stop myself and not lean on my most recent knowledge."
Q: Which of the last seven tracks do you think the No. 33 truck has the best chance of visiting Victory Lane?
"I'm not really an optimist, but I really think we have a good shot at all the races left. Our next Truck Series race at Loudon will be challenging because we will be racing Kevin (Harvick) and Kyle (Busch) for the win, but Ron is a very skilled driver at Loudon and I know we will have a good truck. I really feel like our program is going in the right direction. We have been able to lead laps in the past three races at Darlington, Chicago and Kentucky, but for some reason we have just not been able to seal the deal. I believe, if I had to pick a particular track, I would say either Loudon or Phoenix because Ron and KHI have great track records at both those places, but I really feel that we have a shot at Texas and the other tracks we are going to in between. The most frustrating part for me the last few weeks is the fact that I know we are so close to being in Victory Lane."
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Raybestos Rookie of the Year Standings
1. Austin Dillon, 218
2. Justin Lofton, 175
3. Jennifer Jo Cobb, 133
4. Brett Butler, 125
Up Next: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
New Hampshire Motor Speedway is Ron Hornaday Jr.'s stomping ground. He became the first back-to-back winner in 2007, breaking a streak which he started of 11 different winners.
The following year he became the first to win at the 1.058-mile track three times.
Last season, Hornaday's rein at the top was derailed by Kyle Busch, who led 75 laps to victory.
However, Hornaday, who led 101 laps, was not far behind – in second.
The duo will once again "have at it" on Saturday, Sept. 18 in the TheRaceDayRaffleSeries.com 175.(NASCAR PR)(9-7-2010)