Friday, July 15th
11:30 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
12:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
1:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
3:30 PM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
4:30 PM 5:20 PM [5:30 PM - 6:20 PM EASTERN] NCWTS PRACTICE
6:30 PM 8:00 PM [7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EASTERN] NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
8:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
9:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES
Saturday, July 16th
10:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
10:40 AM TRACK SERVICES MEETING
11:00 AM NCWTS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETTING ROOM)
1:35 PM [2:35 PM EASTERN] NCWTS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
2:45 PM 3:45 PM NCWTS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
3:00 PM 5:30 PM NCWTS MINORS ADMITTED INTO NASCAR GARAGE AREA [with proper credentials]
6:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITY–CLEAR PIT ROAD
7:00 PM [8:00 PM EASTERN] NCWTS RACE (200 LAPS, 175 MILES)
7:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
Note: All times are listed in local / Central Time Zone unless otherwise indicated; tentative, subject to change.
Crafton wins at Iowa: #88-Matt Crafton, driving ThorSport Racing's Menards / Ideal Door Chevrolet, fought off several late-race challenges from #3-Austin Dillon, who had dominated much of the race. But it was Crafton who tooked the checkered flag for the Coca-Cola 200 presented by Hy-Vee to pick up his second career series win. This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in three races at Iowa Speedway. This is also ThorSport Racing's third win of 2011. Dillon finished second. Rounding out the top ten were; #2-David Mayhew, #13-Johnny Sauter, #22-Joey Coulter, #60-Cole Whitt, #31-James Buescher, #8-Nelson Piquet Jr., #81-David Starr, #5-Todd Bodine. The race was red-flagged while they repaired the inside barrier wall following a hard hit by #66-Justin Marks. Marks was taken to the hospital, however it was reported following the race that he would be staying overnight for observation but doing okay. There were 6 lead changes among 5 drivers, with 6 caution flags for 32 laps. Complete race results are posted on the Iowa Race Results Page.(Official)(7-18-2011)
Post-Race Fast Facts
3rd Annual Coca-Cola 200 presented by Hy-Vee
Race Winner: Matt Crafton
Team: No. 88 - Menards / Ideal Door Chevrolet
Owner: Rhonda Thorson
Crew Chief: Vance Haefele
Matt Crafton won the 3rd Annual Coca-Cola 200 presented by Hy-Vee, his second victory in 258 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his first victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2011. Crafton breaks 79-race winless streak dating to his victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 16, 2008. This is ThorSport Racing's third win of 2011.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in three races at Iowa Speedway.
Austin Dillon (second) posted his second top-10 finish in three races at Iowa Speedway. It is his fifth top-10 finish in 2011.
David Mayhew (third) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Iowa Speedway.
Joey Coulter (fifth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Johnny Sauter leads the point standings by 22 points over Austin Dillon.
(Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Sat, July 16, 2011 @ 09:23 PM Central)
Featherlite Most Improved Driver: Matt Crafton, #88 31 places
Keystone Light Pole Award: David Mayhew, #2 136.482 mph
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Larry Barnes, #3
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Matt Crafton, #88
O'Reilly Auto Parts Position Improvement Award: David Starr, #81 23 places
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Joey Coulter, #22
Lucky Dog Awards - Who got a lap back on each caution at Iowa: (and finish)
Caution 1: #18-Brian Ickler, 14th
Caution 2: #4-Ricky Carmichael, 27th
Caution 3: #39-Ryan Sieg, 18th
Caution 4: #98-Dakoda Armstrong, 21st
Caution 5 #4-Ricky Carmichael, 27th
Caution 6:#39-Ryan Sieg, 18th
Driver Point Standings following race #11 at Iowa Speedway:
1) #13-Johnny Sauter, 388
2) #3-Austin Dillon, 366 -22
3) #60-Cole Whitt, 362 -26
4) #31-James Buescher, 352 -36
5) #88-Matt Crafton, 344 -44
6) #17-Timothy Peters, 341 -47
7) #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., 335 -53
8) #29-Parker Kligerman, 334 -54
9) #81-David Starr, 331 -57
10) #62-Brendan Gaughan, 315 -73
Complete driver point standings are posted on the Iowa Driver Standings Page.(Official)(7-18-2011)
Mayhew wins first career pole at Iowa: #2-David Mayhew driving the MMI Chevrolet for KHI was the fastest qualifier with a top speed of 136.482 mph to win the Keystone Light pole for the Coca-Cola 200 presented by Hy-Vee at Iowa Speedway. This is his first pole in six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. Rounding out the top ten were; #22-Joey Coulter, #31-James Buescher, #17-Timothy Peters, #3-Austin Dillon, #13-Johnny Sauter, #18-Brian Ickler, #29-Parker Kligerman, #46-Justin Lofton, #8-Nelson Piquet Jr. DNQ-None. Complete starting lineup is posted on the Iowa Lineup Page.(7-16-2011)
Post-Qualifying Fast Facts
3rd Annual Coca-Cola 200 presented by Hy-Vee
Keystone Light Pole Winner: David Mayhew
Team: No. 2 - MMI Chevrolet
Owner: Delana Harvick
Crew Chief: Bruce Cook
*David Mayhew won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 3rd Annual Coca-Cola 200 presented by Hy-Vee with a lap of 23.080 seconds, 136.482 *mph.
*This is his first pole in six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. His previous best start was fifth earlier this year in Phoenix. The Kevin *Harvick Inc. No. 2 sat on the pole and won the race driven by Clint Bowyer at Kansas Speedway.
*This is his first pole and second top-10 start in 2011.
*This is his first pole in one races at Iowa Speedway.
*Joey Coulter (second) posted his seventh top-10 start of 2011 and his first in one races at Iowa Speedway.
*James Buescher (third) posted his first top-10 start at Iowa Speedway. It is his seventh in ten races this season.
*Joey Coulter (second) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Sat, July 16, 2011 @ 03:21 PM Eastern)
Whitt leads final practice at Iowa: #60-Cole Whitt, driving the Red Bull/Fuel Doctor Chevrolet for Turn One Racing, had the fastest lap with a top speed of 134.938 mph to lead the final practice session for the Coca-Cola 200 presented by Hy-Vee at Iowa Speedway. Rounding out the top ten were; #46-Justin Lofton, #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., #29-Parker Kligerman, #31-James Buescher, #23-Jason White, #33-Joey Coulter, #18-Brian Ickler, #3-Austin Dillon, #2-David Mayhew. Final practice ended a few minutes early due to a passing rain shower. There were 32 trucks on track for the final session. Final practice speeds are posted on the Iowa Practice Speeds Page.(7-15-2011)
Mayhew leads first practice at Iowa: #2-David Mayhew, driving the MMI Chevrolet for Kevin Harvick Inc. was quickest in the opening practice session for the Coca-Cola 200 presented by Hy-Vee at Iowa Speedway with a top speed of 134.736 mph. Rounding out the top ten were; #3-Austin Dillon, #8-Nelson Piquet Jr., #7-Miguel Paludo, #18-Brian Ickler, #22-Joey Coulter, #60-Cole Whitt, #66-Justin Marks, #13-Johnny Sauter, #33-Ron Hornaday Jr. There were 28 trucks on track for the opening session. Complete practice speeds are posted on the Iowa Practice Speeds Page.(7-15-2011)
Official Entry List: There are 32 trucks listed on the final Entry List for the Coca-Cola 200 presented by Hy-Vee at Iowa Speedway. Complete entry list is posted on the Iowa Entry List Page.(7-15-2011)
Preliminary Entry List: There are 33 trucks listed on the Preliminary Entry List for the Coca-Cola 200 presented by Hy-Vee at Iowa Speedway. Complete entry list is posted on the Iowa Entry List Page.(7-11-2011)
#2-David Mayhew returns as driver; second appearance this season for KHI in the MMI Services Chevrolet
#02-Jamie Dick, driver for the VivaAutoGroup.com Chevrolet, making his fourth start this season
#20-Johanna Long, Panhandle Grading and Paving Toyota has withdrawn from the event
#96-Todd Peck, driver of the National Arthritis Foundation Chevrolet for Peck Motorsports
#93-Shane Sieg is now locked into the field as a result of #30-Todd Bodine not being entered in the Germain Racing Toyota
#98-Dakoda Armstrong, driver of the Ferrellgas / Agrisure/ DriveforSavings.com Chevrolet, third team for ThorSport Racing; making series debut(7-11-2011)
#63-Jack Smith, Mittler Brothers #63 Seal Wrap Ford, late entry
#75 Greg Seevers, Norm Benning Racing Chevrolet, late entry(7-13-2011)
#38-Mike Garvey, S&W Services Chevy, Sieg Racing has withdrawn(7/15/2011)
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 11 -- Coca-Cola 200
Iowa Speedway (0.875-mile oval) – Newton, Iowa
Fast Facts for July 15-16, 2011
Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials
Number of Tires:
Left-side -- 325
Right-side -- 325
4 sets for the weekend
Left-side -- D-4470
Right-side -- D-4474
Left-side -- 87.1 in.
Right-side -- 88.3 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 -- 18 psi; Left Rear -- 18 psi Right Front -- 36 psi; Right Rear -- 34 psi
This is the same combination of left- and right-side tires NASCAR Nationwide teams ran at Iowa earlier this season . . . both of these tire codes are unique to this track . . . this combination of left- and right-side tires came out of a Goodyear tire test at Iowa in April . . . drivers participating in that test were Todd Bodine in a Camping World Truck and Reed Sorenson in a Nationwide car . . . compared to what truck teams ran at Iowa last season, this tire set-up features softer compounds on both sides . . . there is also a slight construction change to the right-side tire and a mold shape change to the left-side tire to help keep the stagger in line . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Iowa.(Goodyear PR)(7-14-2011)
Truck Series News & Notes - Iowa Speedway
Leaders' Kentucky Stumbles Open The Door For 'Young Guns'
For three years running Kentucky Speedway's winner became the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion. It may not happen in 2011 -- although contenders will get a second chance when the series returns in October.
Kyle Busch, ineligible for series points, spoiled the party last week, winning for the fifth time in eight season starts. What the UNOH 225 did was muddy the waters considerably as the top six championship contenders stumbled.
Leader Johnny Sauter actually increased his lead by three points to 23 over Cole Whitt. But Sauter and Whitt finished outside the top 20 for the second consecutive week -- and the land rush from behind continues.
James Buescher continued his remarkable charge back from the virtual oblivion of a Phoenix DNQ. Buescher's sixth consecutive top 10 brought the 21-year-old driver to fourth place in the standings 32 off the lead.
Parker Kligerman, a Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender who by his own admission wrecked too much equipment early on, posted his second consecutive runner up finish to rank fifth in overall points.Joey Coulter came within a late caution of posting his first victory, finished seventh and retained his solid top-10 ranking.
Three rookies -- Whitt, 20; Kligerman, 20 and Coulter, 21 -- continue to rank among the top 10 overall. What appeared an early Whitt runaway toward the Sunoco title has narrowed considerably. His lead over Kligerman is just 11. Coulter trails by 15.
Keystone Light Pole Is Good Start To An Iowa Victory
Victory at Iowa Speedway in two visits by the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has followed a simple formula: Win the Keystone Light Pole, win the race. That's how Austin Dillon, 22, became a first-time series winner in 2010. Mike Skinner won the 2009 inaugural race in the same fashion.
Saturday's race may follow the same script based on the results of the season's first short track event at Martinsville Speedway which Sauter won from the No. 1 starting spot. But consider this: Sauter didn't exactly waltz to victory. With eight drivers swapping the lead a record 12 times, track position wasn't a sure thing. Sauter took the point for the final time with two laps remaining.
The last eight short track races have produced seven different winners. Ron Hornaday Jr. won twice and has a series record 22 victories on short tracks. Seven NCWTS short track winners are on the preliminary entry list.
Saturday night's Coca-Cola 200 presented by Hy-Vee marks Iowa Speedway's first race under ownership of Conrad Clement, whose Featherlite Trailers is a longtime official sponsor of NASCAR.
Veteran Drivers: Don't Leave Us Out Of The Conversation Yet
It's been a big year so far for the "young guns" with four of the top five in points 22 years of age or younger. But several veterans -- some absent from discussion for awhile -- shouldn't be forgotten.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Etc.
Voting for the NCWTS Most Popular Driver has begun and runs through Nov. 17. Fans may vote once a day by going to http://www.nascar.com/ncwtsmpd. ... Busch's Kentucky victory was his 29th in the series breaking a tie for second all-time with Skinner. Hornaday leads with 48.... Busch will be out of the No. 18 Toyota until Pocono on Aug. 6. Brian Ickler is at the controls this week in Iowa. He finished fourth last month at Texas Motor Speedway and is a former Iowa K&N Pro Series East winner. Defending series owner champion KBM heads the current owner standings by 56 points.... Eric Phillips goes for his 25th win as a crew chief after visiting Kentucky Speedway's Victory Lane with Busch. The team's general manager Rick Ren is the all-time leader with 27.... David Mayhew hopes to better his Texas debut for Kevin Harvick Inc., which resulted in a career-topping third-place finish. Mayhew has three K&N Pro Series victories at Iowa Speedway and finished second in the track's May race.... Two drivers make their series debut in Iowa. Dakoda Armstrong joins Crafton and Sauter out of the ThorSport Racing stable. K&N Pro Series East veteran Todd Peck is the nephew of NASCAR Nationwide Series veteran Tom Peck, who competed in 171 races between 1984 and 1995 with a fifth-place championship finish in 1980.(NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications)(7-12-2011)
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