Friday, July 29th
6:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
6:30 AM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
7:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
9:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM NCWTS PRACTICE
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM NASCAR PACE CAR RIDES
4:40 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
6:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
7:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITY–CLEAR PIT ROAD
7:30 PM NCWTS RACE (200 LAPS, 137.2 MILES)
8:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
Peters wins at Indianapolis: After having a tire go down and spinning out in turns 1 & 2, #17-Timothy Peters came back to run down then race leader, #31-James Buescher. Peters took the lead with just six laps remaining and went on to take the checkers to pick up the win for the AAA Insurance 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. This is Peters third career win. James Buescher finished second; his third second place finish this season. Points leader #13-Johnny Sauter had right front trouble late in the race and wound up finishing 23rd; four laps down. On the white flag lap, #5-Todd Bodine, with an ill-handling truck, got up into #3-Austin Dillon causing Dillon to hit the wall. As a result Dillon finished 9th, and Sauter hangs on to the point lead by just 4 points. Rounding out the top #81-David Starr, #7-Miguel Paludo, #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., #88-Matt Crafton, #22-Joey Coulter, #60-Cole Whitt, #3-Austin Dillon, #66-Ross Chastain. There were 7 lead changes among 6 drivers, with four caution flags for 28 laps.Complete race results are posted on the Indianapolis Race Results Page.(Official)(8-1-2011)
Post-Race Fast Facts
Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis
17th Annual AAA Insurance 200
Race Winner: Timothy Peters
Team: No. 17 - Gear Wrench/Red Horse Racing Toyota
Owner: Tom DeLoach
Crew Chief: Butch Hylton
*Timothy Peters won the 17th Annual AAA Insurance 200, his third victory in 106 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
*This is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in 2011.
*This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in five races at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
*James Buescher (second) posted his third top-10 finish in three races at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. It is his 11th top-10 finish in 2011.
*David Starr (third) posted his fourth top-10 finish in 12 races at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
*Miguel Paludo (fourth) was the highest finishing rookie.
*Johnny Sauter leads the point standings by 4 points over Austin Dillon.
(Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, July 29, 2011 @ 08:32 PM Central)
Exide Start Positive, Stay Positive Award: James Buescher, #31
Featherlite Most Improved Driver: Ron Hornaday Jr, #33 12 Places
Keystone Light Pole Award: Austin Dillon, #3 110.127 mph
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Hendrick Engines, #31
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Timothy Peters, #17
O'Reilly Auto Parts Position Improvement Award: Timothy Peters, #17 15 places
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Miguel Paludo, #7
Lucky Dog Awards - Who got a lap back on each caution at Indianapolis: (and finish)
Caution 1: No benefactor
Caution 2: #6-Justin Lofton, 20th
Caution 3: #20-Johanna Long, 7th
Caution 4: #9-Max Papis, 18th
Driver Point Standings following Race #13 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis:
1) #13-Johnny Sauter, 453
2) #3-Austin Dillon, 449 -4
3) #31-James Buescher, 433 - 20
4) #17-Timothy Peters, 431 -22
5) #60-Cole Whitt, 424 -29
6) #88-Matt Crafton, 415 -38
7) #29-Parker Kligerman, 407 -46
8) #22-Joey Coulter, 403 -50
9) #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., 401-52
10) #5-Todd Bodine, 383 -70(Unofficial)(7-29-2011)
Complete driver point standings are posted on the Indianapolis Driver Standings Page.(Official)(8-1-2011)
Dillon wins pole at Indianapolis: #3-Austin Dillon, driving the Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, was the fastest qualifer with a top speed of 110.127 mph to win the Keystone Light Pole Award for the AAA Insurance 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway. This is Dillon's 4th pole this season; 11th career pole overall. Rounding out the top ten were; #2-Elliott Sadler, #22-Joey Coulter, #13-Johnny Sauter, #33-Ron Hornaday, #29-Parker Kligerman, #31-James Buescher, #88-Matt Crafton, #60-Cole Whitt, #62-Brendan Gaughan. DNQ; none. Complete starting lineup is posted on the Indianapolis Lineup Page.(7-29-2011)
Post-Qualifying Fast Facts
Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis
17th Annual AAA Insurance 200
Keystone Light Pole Winner: Austin Dillon
Team: No. 3 - Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet
Owner: Richard Childress
Crew Chief: Danny Stockman, Jr
. *Austin Dillon won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 17th Annual AAA Insurance 200 with a lap of 22.425 seconds, 110.127 mph.
*This is his 11th pole in 40 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
*This is his fourth pole and 12th top-10 start in 2011.
*This is his first pole in two races at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis
. *Elliott Sadler(i) (second) posted his sixth top-10 start of 2011 and his first at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
*Joey Coulter (third) posted his first top-10 start at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. It is his ninth in 13 races this season.
*Joey Coulter (third) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, July 29, 2011 @ 04:51 PM Central)
Sadler quickest in final practice: #2-Elliott Sadler, driving the Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet for Kevin Harvick Inc, had the fastest lap at 108.807 mph to lead the final practice session for the AAA Insurance 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway. Rounding out the top ten were; #3-Austin Dillon, #22-Joey Coulter, #17-Timothy Peters, #8-Nelson Piquet Jr., #62-Brendan Gaughan, #13-Johnny Sauter, #60-Cole Whitt, #88-Matt Crafton, #29-Parker Kligerman. There were 37 trucks on track for the final session. Final practice speeds are posted on the Indianapolis Practice Speeds Page.(7-29-2011)
Whitt leads opening practice at Indianapolis: #60-Cole Whitt, driving the Fuel Doctor/Red Bull Chevrolet for Turn One Racing, had a top speed of 107.735 mph to lead the opening practice session for the AAA Insurance 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway. Rounding out the top ten were; #13-Johnny Sauter, #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., #5-Todd Bodine, #88-Matt Crafton, #2-Elliott Sadler, #3-Austin Dillon, #31-James Buescher, #29-Parker Kligerman, #23-Jason White. There were 36 trucks on track for the opening session. Complete practice speeds are posted on the Indianapolis Practice Speeds Page.(7-29-2011)
Official Entry List: There are 37 trucks listed as entered on the final Entry List for the AAA Insurance 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. Complete entry list is posted on the Indianapolis Entry List Page.(7-29-2011)
Preliminary Entry List: There were initially 38 trucks listed as entered for the AAA Insurance 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, however the #1 RWR entry has already withdrawn. Preliminary entry list is posted on the Indianapolis Entry List Page.(7-25-2011)
#100-Brad Queen, making 1st series start driving the Live Oak Real Estate Chevrolet
#1-Jack Sprague, Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet, was initially on the entry list, but has since withdrawn
#01-Jake Crum, making 1st start this season, 2nd overall, TBA Chevrolet
#07-Ricky Moxley, making 1st series start driving the Wear Your Gear-BOBBER Toyota for SS Green Light Racing
#18-Josh Richards, driver for the Joy Mining Machinery Toyota for KBM
#42-Tommy Joe Martins, made 4 starts in 2009; 1st 2011 start; TBA Dodge
#66-Ross Chastain, making 1st series start driving the National Watermelon Promotion Board Chevrolet for Turn One Racing
#92-Clay Rogers returns in the Fleet HQ-BTS Tire Chevrolet for RBR Enterprises
#98- 98 Dakoda Armstrong, making 2nd series start in the Ferrellgas-Agrosure Chevrolet for ThorSport Racing(7-25-2011)
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 13 -- AAA Insurance 200
Lucas Oil Raceway (0.686-mile oval) – Clermont, Ind.
Fast Facts for July 29-30, 2011
Goodyear Wrangler Intermediate Radials
Number of Tires:
Left-side -- 325
Right-side -- 325
4 sets for the weekend
Left-side -- D-4416
Right-side -- D-4250
Left-side -- 87.4 in.
Right-side -- 88.6 in.
Technical Inspection Inflation:
Left Front -- 25 psi; Left Rear -- 25 psi
Right Front -- 25 psi; Right Rear -- 25 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front -- 12 psi; Left Rear -- 12 psi
Right Front -- 23 psi; Right Rear -- 21 psi
Teams in both NASCAR series in action at Lucas Oil Raceway this week will run the same tire codes, though the Nationwide Series tires will be branded "Goodyear Eagle," while the Camping World Truck Series tires will be branded "Goodyear Wrangler" . . . teams in both of these series have run this right-side tire code (D-4250) at Indianapolis since 2009 . . . and while this is the first time these teams have run this left-side tire code (D-4416) at this track, they have run it at several other tracks earlier this season . . . Nationwide teams have run this left-side three times already -- at Phoenix, Richmond and New Hampshire . . . Camping World Truck teams have run this left-side at Phoenix . . . compared to what was run at Indianapolis last season, this left-side tire features a slight construction change to bring it into line with what is being run at other tracks . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, Nationwide and Camping World Truck teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Indianapolis.(Goodyear PR)(7-27-2011)
Camping World Truck Series News & Notes - Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis
Change Is Good: First Half Highlighted By Youth Movement
Names like Cole Whitt and Parker Kligerman and Joey Coulter, not to mention Austin Dillon and James Buescher, share a trait that has defined the first half of the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: The rise of young talent, possibly signaling a changing of the guard. Friday night's race at Lucas Oil Raceway marks the exact midpoint of the season, and the names above have become the key storylines of the first half--and, in all likelihood, the remainder of the season.
Cole Whitt: The 20-year-old launched into the 2011 season, tallying five top 10s in the first seven races. Since then, his pace has slowed. Over his last four starts, Whitt has just one top-10 finish and he has dropped from the points lead after Charlotte to his current position of fourth. Still, he owns the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings lead, 10 points up on the following two young guns.
Parker Kligerman: Flip-flop Whitt's season, and you get Kligerman's. The 20-year-old started 2011 with five finishes outside the top 10 in the first six events. Since then, he has had four top 10s in six races--including runner-ups at Texas and Kentucky. He's currently seventh in points.
Joey Coulter: Quietly, Coulter has climbed the Sunoco Rookie standings thanks to five consecutive top-10 finishes (three of them in the top five).
Austin Dillon: Without frustration, there's no such thing as perseverance. That might as well be Dillon's 2011 motto. Inconsistency has plagued much of the 21-year-old's season, but all seems well--for now. Last week's winner at Nashville, Dillon has finished in the top-two in the last two races and has climbed to second in the points, 18 points behind Johnny Sauter.
James Buescher: The "what if" discussions continue. What if Buescher earned a spot in that Phoenix race, the second event of the season? Buescher has run off a string of eight consecutive top-10 finishes, the longest of any driver this season (the record is 24 straight by Jack Sprague over the course of the 1997-98 seasons). Buescher now sits third in points, 42 behind Sauter.
The young guns dethroned the veterans, at least atop the standings ... for now. Two of those veterans are reigning series champion Todd Bodine and four-time champion Ron Hornaday Jr.
Todd Bodine: His campaign to become the first repeat champion has hit speed bump after speed bump. The 47-year-old struggled at the start (six of his first seven finishes were outside the top 10), and moved from his usual No. 30 ride to the No. 5 Toyota. Change was good, to the tune of two consecutive top 10s.
Ron Hornaday Jr.: Hornaday chewed off a four consecutive top fives early on, and a points position of third. But his performance has since dipped, and he now sits ninth, the second-lowest points position of his career through 12 races.
Crafton: Expert Driver and Now Coach
With two victories and more than 250 starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, ThorSport Racing's Matt Crafton has earned a reputation for being one of the most consistent drivers on the circuit. That experienced background makes Crafton the perfect choice as the driver coach for Travis Pastrana in his first NASCAR season.
This weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway, Pastrana, the action sports superstar, will make his much-anticipated NASCAR Nationwide Series debut. All the while, Crafton has served as Pastrana's tutor, dating back to January and the beginning of his NASCAR initiation with K&N Pro Series events. Crafton has been at Pastrana's side during each test and each race patiently coaching him throughout.
In his "full-time" job, Crafton is currently sixth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings and earned his second career victory earlier this month at Iowa Speedway. Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Menards Chevrolet, started his NASCAR national series career in 2008 and has consistently placed well in the standings. He ranks fourth in career starts among active series drivers and has 135 top-10 finishes. His first win came at Charlotte in 2008.
Crafton--who will compete in Friday night's AAA Insurance 200--will be on site for Pastrana's NASCAR Nationwide debut this weekend at LOR.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Etc.
Dakoda Armstrong will pilot the No. 98 Ferrellgas-Agrosure entry for ThorSport at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. The New Castle, Ind. native made his series debut two weeks ago at Iowa Speedway and finished 21st. Armstrong is a fourth generation farmer. His family owns Armstrong Farms (based in Indiana) which is the largest ethanol-producing corn farm in the Midwest. ... Some series midpoint facts and figures: eight different winners, nine different Keystone Light Pole winners, an average of nine lead changes and seven leaders per race, and average margin of victory of .959 seconds with seven races featuring a margin of victory under one second. ... Drivers pulling LOR-specific double duty: Elliott Sadler, Austin Dillon, James Buescher and Jennifer Jo Cobb.(NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications)(7-26-2011)
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