Wednesday, November 3rd
4:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
Thursday, November 4th
7:30 AM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
8:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
11:30 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & DRAWING FOR QUALIFYING ORDER
12:30 PM 1:45 PM [1:30 PM - 2:45 PM EASTERN] NCWTS PRACTICE
2:15 PM 3:30 PM [3:15 PM - 4:30 PM EASTERN] NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
7:10 PM [8:10 PM EASTERN] NCWTS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
7:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSE
9:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSE
Friday, November 5th
12:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
5:20 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VICTORY THEATER)
7:35 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITY –CLEAR PIT ROAD
8:00 PM [9:00 PM EASTERN] NCWTS RACE (147 LAPS, 220.5 MILES)
8:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
Note: All time Central Time Zone unless otherwise indicated
Busch wins at Texas: A restart with just 21 laps remaining, saw #18-Kyle Busch take the lead from #30-Todd Bodine and go on to pick up the win for the WinStar World Casino 350K at Texas Motor Speedway. This is Busch's 7th win in 2010; his 23rd series career overall. #13-Johnny Sauter finished second with teammate #88-Matt Crafton finishing a close third. Bodine wound up fourth. The rest of the top ten were; #2-Elliott Sadler, #31-James Buescher, #51-Aric Almirola, #5-Mike Skinner, #29-Parker Kligerman, #4-Ricky Carmichael. There were 10 lead changes among 7 drivers with 4 cautions for 22 laps. Complete race results are posted on the Texas Results Page.(Official)(11-8-2010)
Post Race Fast Facts:
Race Winner: Kyle Busch
Team: No. 18 - Interstate Batteries / Iamsecond.com / Toyota Toyota
Owner: Kyle Busch Crew Chief: Eric Phillips
*Kyle Busch won the WinStar World Casino 350k, his 23rd victory in 83 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
*This is his seventh victory and 12th top-10 finish in 2010.
*This is his second victory and sixth top-10 finish in eight races at Texas Motor Speedway. He successfully defending last year's WinStar Casino 50K victory.
*Johnny Sauter (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in five races at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his 14th top-10 finish in 2010.
*Matt Crafton (third) posted his 10th top-10 finish in 20 races at Texas Motor Speedway.
(Justin Lofton (22nd) was the highest finishing rookie.
*Todd Bodine leads the point standings by 230 points over Aric Almirola. He can clinch his second championship at Phoenix by finishing fourth with no laps led, fifth if he leads a lap and sixth if he leads the most laps.
(Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, November 05, 2010 @ 10:09 PM Central)
Featherlite Most Improved Driver: Todd Bodine, #30 14 Places
Keystone Light Pole Award: Matt Crafton, #88
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Triad, #18
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race: Johnny Sauter, #13
O'Reilly Auto Parts Position Improvement Award: Mike Skinner, #5 16 places
Raybestos Rookie of the Race: Justin Lofton, #7
Sunoco Diamond Performance: Kyle Busch, #18
WIX Filters Lap Leader: Johnny Sauter, #13 31 Laps
Lucky Dog Awards - Who got a lap back on each caution at Texas: (and finish)
Caution 1: #7-Justin Lofton, 22nd
Caution 2: #86-Jamie Dick, 18th
Caution 3: #73-Rick Crawford, 17th
Caution 4: #23-Jason White, 11th
Driver Point Standings following race #23 at Texas Motor Speedway:
1) #30-Todd Bodine, 3645
2) #51-Aric Almirola, 3415 -230
3) #13-Johnny Sauter, 3341 -304
4) #88-Matt Crafton, 3237 -408
5) #3-Austin Dillon, 3153 -492
6) #17-Timothy Peters, 3107 -538
7) #33--Ron Hornaday Jr., 3059 -586
8) #5-Mike Skinner, 2964 -681
9) #81-David Starr, 2898 -747
10) #23-Jason White, 2813 -832
Complete driver point standings are posted on the Texas Point Standings Page.(Official)(11-8-2010)
Crafton wins Texas pole: #88-Matt Crafton was the fastest qualifier with a top speed of 180.216 mph to win the pole for the WinStar World Casino 350K at Texas Motor Speedway. This is Crafton's first pole in 2010; fourth overall. Rounding out the top ten were; #2-Elliott Sadler, #18-Kyle Busch, #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., #30-Todd Bodine, #3-Austin Dillon, #13-Johnny Sauter, #11-Miguel Paludo, #20-Johanna Long, #47-Bobby Hamiliton Jr. DNQ; #89-Chris Lafferty. Complete starting lineup is posted on the Texas Lineup Page.(11-4-2010)
Keystone Light Pole Winner: Matt Crafton
Team: No. 88 McGuire-Nicholas/Menards Chevrolet
Owner: Rhonda Thorson
Crew Chief: Bud Haefele
*Matt Crafton won the won the Keystone Light Pole for the WinStar Casino 350K, his 4th Keystone Light Pole Award in 245 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts with a speed of 180.216/29.964 seconds.
*This is Crafton¡¦s first pole of 2010. His last pole came one year ago in this race. He finished second last year.
*Elliott Sadler qualified second at 179.904 mph. He is the winner of the inaugural NCWTS race at Pocono Raceway in July.
*Kyle Busch qualified third at 179.677 mph. Busch won last year¡¦s WinStar Casino 350K. This is his ninth top-five start of the 2010 season.
*Austin Dillon is the top qualifying Raybestos Rookie of the Year contender. Dillon qualified sixth. Dillon started on the pole here in June.(NASCAR PR)(11-4-2010)
Crafton quickest in final practice: #88-Matt Crafton had a top speed of 179.426 mph to lead the final practice session for the WinStar World 350K at Texas Motor Speedway. Rounding out the top ten were; #2-Elliott Sadler, #3-Austin Dillon, #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., #13-Johnny Sauter, #18-Kyle Busch, #29-Parker Kligerman, #4-Ricky Carmichael, #30-Todd Bodine, #47-Bobby Hamilton Jr. There were 36 trucks on track for the final session. Final practice speeds are posted on the Texas Practice Speeds Page.(11-4-2010)
Buescher leads opening practice: #31-James Buescher was the fastest on track with a top speed of 179.611 mph to lead the opening practice session for the WinStar World Casino 350K at Texas Motor Speedway. Rounding out the top ten were; #3-Austin Dillon, #13-Johnny Sauter, #5-Mike Skinner, #17-Timothy Peters, #51-Aric Almirola, #81-David Starr, #88-Matt Crafton #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., #18-Kyle Busch. There were 33 trucks on track for the first session. Complete practice speeds are posted on the Texas Practice Speeds Page.(11-4-2010)
Official Entry List: There are 37 trucks listed on the final entry list for the WinStar World Casino 350K at Texas Motor Speedway. One driver change noted; #93-Shane Sieg in the S&W Towing Chevrolet replacing Mike Garvey. Complete entry list is posted on the Texas Entry Page.(11-4-2010)
Preliminary Entry List: There are 37 trucks listed on the Preliminary Entry List for the WinStar World Casino 350K at Texas Motor Speedway. Complete entry list is posted on the Texas Entry Page.(11-1-2010)
#2-Elliott Sadler, driver, Realtree Chevrolet for KHI
#25-Taylor Malsam, driver, Coinstar-HEB Toyota for RMM
#29-Parker Kligerman, making first series start, Brad Keselowski Racing Dodge
#46-Jason Bowles, TBA Toyota
#50-TJ Bell, driver, Liberty Tire Recycling Chevrolet for Make Motorsports
#73-Rick Crawford, driver, County Bulding Centers Chevrolet
#82-Paddy Rodenbeck, third series start, Integrity Global Security Chevrolet(11-1-2010)
#01-Carl Long, DRM Chevrolet, withdrawn
#11-Miguel Paludo named as driver, Stemco Toyota for Red Horse Racing(11-2-2010)
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 23
WinStar World Casino 350k Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Fort Worth. Tex.
Fast Facts for November 5-7, 2010
Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials
Number of Tires:
Left-side -- 325
Right-side -- 325
Left-side -- D-4392
Right-side -- D-4398
Left-side -- 87.1 in.
Right-side -- 88.2 in.
Technical Inspection Inflation:
Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi
Right Front -- 50 psi; Right Rear -- 47 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front -- 23 psi; Left Rear -- 21 psi
Right Front -- 49 psi; Right Rear -- 45 psi
Teams in all three NASCAR series will run the same combination of left- and right-side tires at Texas this weekend, though the Sprint Cup and Nationwide tires will be branded "Goodyear Eagle," while the Camping World Truck tires will be branded "Goodyear Wrangler" . . . this is the same tire combination that teams in all three series ran at Texas earlier this season . . . in addition, this is the same tire set-up that these teams ran at Chicagoland in 2010 . . . Cup, Nationwide and Truck teams will also run this left-side tire code (D-4392) with a different right-side code at Homestead in two weeks . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Texas . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.(Goodyear PR)(11-4-2010)
Truck Series News & Notes - Texas Motor Speedway
Bodine vs. Busch: Most Wins Record Up For Grabs At Texas
Close Series Finishes Happen Faster Than You Can Blink
In The Loop: Skinner Looking For First Win Of The Season
Bodine And Busch Set To Duke It Out For Most Wins At Texas
Bragging rights are on the line at Texas Motor Speedway as series standings leader Todd Bodine (No. 30 Valvoline Toyota) and Kyle Busch (No. 18 Iamsecond.com Toyota) will duke it out yet again for another rendition of – who wants the cowboy hat the most?
The first battle at bay will be Friday night’s WinStar World Casino 350k. The Toyota Tundra-backed duo have separated themselves as the most successful racers in NASCAR history at the speedway to date – with six wins each. Surprisingly with their historic success to date, neither one of them have a victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the speedway.
Busch, who is the defending champion of the WinStar World Casino 350k, has five NASCAR Nationwide Series victories and one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win at the 1.5-mile tri-oval. Bodine, who has sixth victories at the speedway in truck series competition, is the most recent winner at the Texas track. He led 106 laps on his way to scoring his 18th career win at the track earlier this season in June.
"It's an honor anywhere to say you've won the most races at a track," said Bodine, following his victory at Texas earlier this season. "We're proud of the fact we can come to Texas and run this well every time. It's someplace we enjoy and being the only six-time (truck series) winner … it was a goal when Kyle won five to come back and win another one.”
But something larger than bragging rights and a cowboy hat will be at the center of the Busch and Bodine battle Friday night – the series owners point lead. Following a late-race accident at Talladega, Bodine relinquished his 39-point lead. Now, Busch has a 42-point lead over Bodine’s team owner, Steve Germain, with three races left. If Busch can hold off to win the owner’s championship title, it will be the first time in series history that one team will not win both the drivers’ and owners’ championship trophy.
Busch, Almirola And Sauter Quicker Than You Can Blink
It takes you longer to blink your eye – 0.033 seconds, according to answers.com – than it did for Kyle Busch, Aric Almirola (No. 51 Billy Ballew Motorsports Toyota) and Johnny Sauter (No. 13 FarmPaint.com Chevrolet) to cross the finish line three-wide at Talladega Superspeedway this past weekend.After review of the finish, Busch was declared the winner over Almirola by just 0.002 seconds. The margin between first and third was 0.029.
The spectacular finish was the closest margin of victory for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in history since the inception of electronic timing and scoring.The impressive win by Butch Miller (No. 07 Chevrolet) in 1995 over Mike Skinner (No. 5 Exide Toyota) at Colorado National Speedway still holds the record for the closest finish, but was before timing and scoring was introduced. Miller’s win was determined by the review of the CBS race video.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series : Closest Margins of Victory
|Date||M.O.V.||Track||Drivers Involved (1st / 2nd)|
|7/15/95||0.001||Colorado||Butch Miller; Mike Skinner|
|10/30/10||0.002||Talladega||Kyle Busch; Aric Almirola|
|6/14/08||0.005||Michigan||Erik Darnell; Johnny Benson|
|9/7/95||0.006||Richmond||Terry Labonte; Geoff Bodine|
|3/18/05||0.008||Atlanta||Ron Hornaday; Bobby Labonte|
Keselowski: Determined To Be Successful Like His Father
Brad Keselowski has been a staple in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series since 1995, but not always as a driver. The younger Keselowski spent many years following in the footsteps of his father, Bob Keselowski, around the series’ garage, helping out his family-owned race team.
Flash forward 15 years and Keselowski is a NASCAR Sprint Cup winner, on the verge of winning his first NASCAR championship in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team owner. Not too shabby for a 26-year-old. Keselowski reflects on his childhood in the garage, his goals for his own race team and the one thing still left on his to-do list.
Q. You grew up in the truck series garage? What do you remember most about those days?
“I just remember how much fun I had in the garage area and that at a young age, I knew that I wanted to be a racecar driver. It’s a great series. Honestly, the biggest memory I have of my dad’s truck career was of his win at Richmond in 1997. I wasn’t there. I didn’t miss very many of his races, but I missed that one and I was so upset about that.”
Q. Is it rewarding to have a team competing in the truck series?
“It is very rewarding to have a team competing in the truck series. Our goal is to compete full time and we are working hard to put that together. NASCAR has been very good to me and my family. I want to do my part to re-invest in the sport, so to speak. Plus, I have a blast getting to drive my own equipment and compete against guys like Ron Hornaday, Kevin Harvick and Todd Bodine. I learned a lot from those guys when I was making my way into the series and it’s fun to run with them now.”
Q. In Texas you are running Parker Kligerman (No. 29 BKR Dodge). Do you have a passion for developing young drivers like yourself?
“Absolutely. There are so many young guys that come into this sport with a lot of talent that never have a chance to make it because no one really takes the time to educate them on the sport. I’m not saying that I’m the best guy out there to learn from, but I will do my best to educate them on my experiences. I had Dale Earnhardt Jr., Rick Hendrick and Roger Penske to help me, not just by building my racecars, but with how to carry yourself in this sport. I think Parker has a lot of talent and I think he has a future in the sport.”
Q. What are your future plans for Brad Keselowski Racing?
“We’re like everyone else in that money will dictate what we can and can’t do. I’ll run a handful of races again next year. I really want to get that truck series win so that I could join my dad as a series winner. We’d be the only father-son duo to do that and that would mean a lot to me. I would love to grow Brad Keselowski Racing into a full-time operation and we are working hard to do that.
Skinner Hoping To End Winless Streak At Texas
Mike Skinner (No. 5 Exide Toyota), a veteran and a champion, has won at least one race in each of the last five previous NASCAR Camping World Truck Series seasons. This year, he is winless and has just three more races to continue the impressive streak. This weekend’s event at Texas might be his best shot. Though he has yet to win at Texas, Skinner has done just about everything but. He has three runner-ups, seven top fives and 11 top 10s in 13 races.Over the last 11 – all top-10 finishes – Skinner has a Driver Rating of 117.2, an Average Running Position of 5.3, 172 Fastest Laps Run and a Laps in the Top 15 percentage of 97.3%. One angle Skinner can’t rely on: momentum. After starting the season strong (seven top 10s in the first 11 races), Skinner has scored a top 10 just once in the last six races. Over that span, he has an average finish of 15.7, a Driver Rating of 83.8 and an Average Running Position of 12.2.
Likewise, Austin Dillon (No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet) owns fond memories of Texas. After starting his rookie season in rocky fashion (five finishes outside the top 10 in the first seven races), Dillon scored his first career top-five finish at Texas. That sparked a streak of eight consecutive top-10 finishes, including his first series win, at Iowa. In that Texas event, Dillon finished third with a Driver Rating of 118.0.
NASCAR Nationwide Series/NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards Banquet 2010
The 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series/ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards Banquet is set for Monday, Nov. 22 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.
This is the second year the series have been combined and will celebrate the driver and owner champions together. Drivers in both series who finish in positions second-fifth in the standings also will be featured on stage, while those drivers in positions sixth-10th also will be recognized for their accomplishments.
SPEED personalities Rick Allen and Krista Voda will host the banquet for the second consecutive year. Additionally, comedian Tom Papa (http://www.tompapa.com/bio.html), who was personally chosen by Jerry Seinfeld to host the popular NBC show “The Marriage Ref” and has toured with Seinfeld for nearly a decade, will entertain the crowd. The banquet will air on SPEED on Friday, Dec. 3 from 7-9 p.m. ET as a lead-in to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Banquet broadcast, also on SPEED.
*Aric Almirola (No. 51 Billy Ballew Motorsports Toyota) is on a roll heading into Texas this weekend. Almirola has finished in the top 10 in 10 consecutive races, dating back to July. That is a record for his Billy Ballew Motorsports team. Almirola is currently 216 points behind standings leader Todd Bodine.
*Toyota is on the verge of capturing their fifth consecutive manufacturer title this weekend at Texas. Toyota must finish one position ahead of the best finishing Chevrolet to capture the title once again. Toyota Tundra drivers have won 13 races so far in 2010
*Raybestos Rookie of the Year contender Austin Dillon (No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet) won his first career pole at Texas Motor Speedway in June and scored his first career top-five finish as well. Two Raybestos Rookie of the Year candidates have won the WinStar World Casino 350k: Travis Kvapil (2000) and Brendan Gaughan (2001). Rookie of the Year Kenny Irwin Jr. captured the inaugural TMS race in 1997.
*Texas Two-Step: David Starr (No. 81 Zachry Toyota) and James Buescher (No. 31 Wolfpack Rentals Chevrolet) both call the Lone Star State home. The Houston-area natives currently sit ninth (Starr) and 12th (Buescher) in the series standings with three races remaining.
*More than 44,000 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to 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.
*Girl Scouts with the help of Johanna Long (No. 20 Panhandle Motorsports Toyota) will invade Texas Motor Speedway this Thursday, Nov. 4. Long will host approximately 150 scouts from the Girl Scouts Texas Oklahoma Plains Inc., one of the largest chapters in the country in the Victory Theater of infield media center. The girls will hear Long speak about her career in motorsports, following a dream, and getting involved in math & sciences/engineering.
*NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team Turner Motorsports (TMS) will hold a press conference this Friday at Texas Motor Speedway to announce their plans for 2011. TMS currently fields race trucks for James Buescher (No. 31 Chevrolet) and Ricky Carmichael (No. 4 Monster Energy Chevrolet).
Up Next: Phoenix
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to the track where it all began in 1995 for the next-to-final race of the season. The Lucas Oil 150 marks the 20th time the series has visited Phoenix International Raceway.
Mike Skinner (No. 5 RMM Toyota) and Ron Hornaday Jr (No 33 KHI Chevrolet) both competed in the inaugural race of the series and will once again battle for the victory on Friday, Nov. 12.
Kevin Harvick (No. 2 KHI Chevrolet) is the defending winner of the Lucas Oil 150, but is not slated to compete in the event for the first time since 2007.
Five drivers (Hornaday, Skinner, Harvick, Joe Ruttman, Jack Sprague) have posted multiple wins at Phoenix.(NASCAR PR)(11-2-2010)