Tuesday, August 23rd
1:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
2:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
7:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION CLOSES
Wednesday, August 24th
8:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
9:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
10:00 AM 10:50 AM NCWTS PRACTICE
12:00 PM 1:30 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
4:35 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
5:45 PM NCWTS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (CONFERENCE ROOM)
7:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTION-SECURITY –CLEAR PIT ROAD
8:00 PM NCWTS RACE (200 LAPS, 106.6 MILES)
8:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
NOTE: All times are listed in Eastern Time zone and are tentative, subject to change.
Harvick wins at Bristol: #2-Kevin Harvick made it three wins in a row when he took the checkers for the O'Reilly 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. This was Harvick's first truck win at Bristol; his third this season; his twelfth overall. #13-Johnny Sauter finished second and maintains the points lead by seven. Tough night for #18-Kyle Busch after getting into the wall following a run-in with #24 Elliott Sadler at about the halfway point in the race. Busch retaliated by spinning Sadler before heading to the garage for repairs. The #18 did not make it back on track and finished in 30th position. Rounding out the top ten were; #5-Todd Bodine, #31-James Buescher, #17-Timothy Peters, #22-Joey Coulter, #6-Justin Lofton, #8-Nelson Piquet Jr., #24-Elliott Sadler, #29-Parker Kligerman. There were 2 lead changes among 3 drivers with 9 cautions for 62 laps. Complete race results are posted on the Bristol Race Results Page.(Official)(8-25-2011)
Post-Race Fast Facts
Bristol Motor Speedway
14th Annual O'Reilly 200
Race Winner: Kevin Harvick(i)
Team:No. 2 - Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet
Owner: Delana Harvick
Crew Chief: Bruce Cook
*Kevin Harvick(i) won the 14th Annual O'Reilly 200, his 12th victory in 112 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
*Harvick has now won at Bristol in all three of NASCAR's national series (NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR Nationwide and NASCAR Camping World *Truck). He has also done it at Michigan, Martinsville, Phoenix and Atlanta.
*This is his third victory and fifth top-10 finish in 2011.
*This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in five races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
*Johnny Sauter (second) posted his first top-10 finish in four races at Bristol Motor Speedway. It is his 10th top-10 finish in 2011.
*Todd Bodine (third) posted his fifth top-10 finish in seven races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
*Joey Coulter (sixth) was the highest finishing rookie.
(Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Wed, August 24, 2011 @ 10:00 PM Eastern)
Exide Start Positive, Stay Positive Award: James Buescher, #31
Featherlite Most Improved Driver: Parker Kligerman, #29 13 Places
Keystone Light Pole Award: Elliott Sadler, #24 122.607 mph
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Earnhardt Childress Racing Technologies, #2
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Johnny Sauter, #13
O'Reilly Auto Parts Position Improvement Award: Justin Lofton, #6 22 places
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Joey Coulter, #22(NASCAR Statistics)(8-24-2011)
Lucky Dog Awards - Who got a lap back on each caution at Bristol: (and finish)
Caution 1: No benefactor
Caution 2: #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., 24th
Caution 3: #07-John King, 32nd
Caution 4: #51-Josh Richards, 17th
Caution 5 #92-Clay Rogers, 14th
Caution 6: No benefactor
Caution 7: #20-Johanna Long, 15th
Caution 8:#92-Clay Rogers, 14th
Caution 9:#20-Johanna Long, 15th
Driver Point Standings following Race #16 at Bristol Motor Speedway:
1) #13-Johnny Sauter, 561
2) #31-James Buescher, 554 -7
3) #17-Timothy Peters, 546 -15
4) #3-Austin Dillon, 532 -29
5) #60-Cole Whitt, 519 -42
6) #22-Joey Coulter, 506 -55
7) #88-Matt Crafton, 498 -63
8) #29-Parker Kligerman, 494 -67
9) #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., 493 -68
10) #5-Todd Bodine, 489 -72
Complete driver point standings are posted on the Bristol Driver Standings Page.(Official)(8-25-2011)
Sadler wins Bristol pole: #24-Elliott Sader was the fastest qualifer with a top speed of 122.607 mph to win the Keystone Light Pole for the O'Reilly 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. This is his first pole in 2011; second overall. Rounding out the top ten were; #8-Nelson Piquet Jr., #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., #62-Brendan Gaughan, #31-James Buescher, #2-Kevin Harvick, #18-Kyle Busch, #17-Timothy Peters, #5-Todd Bodine, #22-Joey Coulter. DNQ: #10-Jennifer Jo Cobb, #57-Nor Benning. DNS-#96-Todd Peck. Complete starting lineup is posted on the Bristol Lineup Page.(8-24-2011)
Hornaday leads final practice at Bristol: #33-Ron Hornaday, driving the KHI Cooked Perfect Meatballs Chevrolet, had the fastest lap with a top speed of 121.898 mph to lead the final practice session for the O'Reilly 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Rounding out the top ten were; #2-Kevin Harvick, #8-Nelson Piquet Jr., #31-James Buescher, #24-Elliott Sadler, #29-Parker Kligerman, #7-Miguel Paludo, #22-Joey Coulter, #18-Kyle Busch, #5-Todd Bodine. There were three incidents during practice; #96-Todd Peck made contact with the wall in Turn 2; #17-Timothy Peters, made contact with the wall and will be going to a backup, #66-Ross Chastain wrecked in the final minutes of practice sustaining heavy damage to the rear of the truck. There were 39 trucks on track for the final session. Final practice speeds are posted on the Bristol Practice Speeds Page.(8-24-2011)
Whitt leads first Bristol practice: #60-Cole Whitt, driving the Fuel Doctor/Red Bull Racing Chevrolet, was fastest on track with a top speed of 121.597 mph to lead the opening practice session for the O'Reilly 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Rounding out the top ten were; #62-Brendan Gaughan, #33-Ron Hornaday, #18-Kyle Busch, #88-Matt Crafton, #13-Johnny Sauter, #4-Ricky Carmichael, #24-Elliott Sadler, #22-Joey Coulter, #6-Justin Lofton. There were 37 trucks on track for the first session. Complete practice speeds are posted on the Bristol Practice Speeds Page.(8-24-2011)
Official Entry List: There are 39 trucks listed on the final Entry List for the O'Reilly 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Of note; Mike Garvey moves as driver for the the #38 to the #93 for Sieg Racing; #19-David Mayhew, MMI Services/Ron's Rear Ends Chevrolet, late entry. Complete entry list is posted on the Bristol Entry List Page.(8-24-2011)
Preliminary Entry List: There are 39 trucks listed on the Preliminary Entry List for the O'Reilly 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Complete entry list is posted on the Bristol Entry List Page.(8-22-2011)
#01-Jake Crum making 2nd start this season, 3rd overall in the Bandit Industries Chevrolet.
#07-John King, 2nd start this season in the Edward Jones Investments Toyota for SS Green Light Racing
#09-Bryan Silas, 3rd start this season, driving the Rockingham Speedway Ford
#10-Jennifer Jo Cobb, returns to series, RacingGraphics.com Ford for JJC Racing
#20-Johanna Long, returns to the Panhandle Grading & Paving Toyota
#24-Elliott Sadler, first start for JDM in the AM FM Energy.com - Pellet & Wood Stoves Chevrolet
#32-Blake Feese, returns to the seat driving the TBA Chevrolet for Turner Motorsports
#51-Josh Richards, driving the Joy Mining Machinery Toyota, 2nd entry for Kyle Busch Motorsports
#65-Brent Raymer, driver for the County Building Center/Trans Pecos Trucking Chevrolet for Tagsby Racing
#66-Ross Chastain, making 2nd series start in the TBD Chevrolet for Turn One Racing
#70-Jeff Agnew, first series start in the TBA Chevrolet for Team 7 Motorsports
#92-Clay Rogers returns in the QMI/Fleet HQ/BTS Tire & Wheel Chevrolet
#93-Driver TBA for the S&W Services Chevrolet
#96-Todd Peck, making 3rd series start in the Arthritis.com Chevrolet for Peck Motorsports(8-22-2011)
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 16 -- O'Reilly Auto Parts 200
Bristol Motor Speedway (0.533-mile oval) – Bristol, Tenn.
Fast Facts for August 24-27, 2011
Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials
Number of Tires:
Left-side -- 300
Right-side -- 300
4 sets for the event
Left-side -- D-4404
Right-side -- D-4408
Left-side -- 87.1 in.
Right-side -- 88.4 in.
Technical Inspection Inflation:
Left Front -- 26 psi; Left Rear -- 26 psi
Right Front -- 42 psi; Right Rear -- 40 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front -- 20 psi; Left Rear -- 18 psi
Right Front -- 41 psi; Right Rear -- 38 psi
Teams in all three NASCAR series in action at Bristol this week will run the same tire codes, 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 combination of left- and right-side tires that teams in all three series ran at Bristol last August . . . Nationwide Series teams also ran this same tire set-up at Bristol earlier this season . . . in addition, NASCAR teams have run this right-side tire code (D-4408) several times this season, including at Auto Club Speedway (Sprint Cup and Nationwide), Kansas Speedway (Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck) and Nashville Superspeedway (Nationwide and Camping World Truck) . . . unlike on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, on which teams generally do not run inner liners, teams are required to run liners in their right-side tires only at Bristol . . . .air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.(Goodyear PR)(8-24-2011)
Truck Series News & Notes - Bristol Motor Speedway
Peters, Red Horse Riding Mid-Season Momentum To Title Contention
Red Horse Racing hasn't gotten the headlines accorded NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points leader Johnny Sauter and his ThorSport Racing organization. But make no mistake -- Tom DeLoach's seven-year-old Toyota outfit is a serious championship contender in 2011.
Lead driver Timothy Peters, winner at Lucas Oil Raceway last month, is a close fourth in the standings and with his third top-five finish in his last four races, is closing fast. He trails Sauter by 12 points heading to Wednesday night's O'Reilly Auto Parts 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Peters finished eighth at Bristol a year ago. "I still feel it is too early to be thinking about the championship (but) it is always something that is on our minds," said Peters, who finished second to Kevin Harvick in last weekend's VFW 200 at Michigan International Speedway. "We have to race each race and let the points take care of themselves.
"Our goal is to take home the hardware in Homestead but we are just taking one race at a time." Since regrouping after a 16th-place finish in Kentucky, Peters and crew chief Butch Hylton have accumulated four top 10s. "Since then, we really feel like our program is going in the right direction," said Peters.
Peters' teammate and Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Miguel Paludo also is on a bit of a hot streak. He finished a career-best third in Michigan -- Paludo's third top five of the year -- and looks forward to celebrating the one-year anniversary of his NASCAR Camping World Truck debut at Bristol. "I think as we get to some of the tracks that I have been to before like Bristol we will be even stronger," said Paludo.
Red Horse Racing debuted in 2005 with Brandon Whitt posting owner Deloach's first victory at Memphis. The team has won five times with David Starr's 2006 fourth-place the best of three championship finishes among the top 10.
Busch, Harvick Owner Championship Dead-Heat Battle Continues At Bristol
Wednesday night's Bristol Motor Speedway face-off between Kyle Busch Motorsports and Kevin Harvick Inc. marks the third race in succession -- but likely not the deciding round -- in the two organizations' neck and neck battle for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Owners' Championship.
Harvick got the better of Busch for the second week in a row in Michigan, a victory that allowed his No. 2 Chevrolet team to pull even in owner points with Busch's No. 18 Toyota group. Each has scored 583 points, although KBM remains the official leader by virtue of six wins to KHI's three.
Give the nod -- at least this week -- to Busch, who recently has been unbeatable in all three of NASCAR's national series over Bristol's 0.533-mile concrete high banks. Busch has won three consecutive truck races there and a fourth victory would match Brendan Gaughan's series record set at Texas Motor Speedway in 2002-03.
Harvick has won in NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide series competition in Thunder Valley but he -- and his trucks -- remain winless. He came within a lap and a few feet of victory in 2003 before a tire failure while leading sent Harvick's Chevrolet into the frontstretch wall. He'll bring three trucks to Bristol for himself, Ron Hornaday Jr. and Elliott Sadler. Busch will add Josh Richards to KBM's lineup.
Sauter Regains Points Lead But Little Comfort As Margins Narrow
For now anyway, the stars appear aligned for Johnny Sauter's run to a NASCAR Camping World Truck title. Sauter is back in the top spot despite spotting his rivals a six-point penalty at Pocono and an accident-punctuated 13th-place performance at Michigan International Speedway. Sauter bypassed one-week leader Austin Dillon, who was collected in a late-race accident, finished 22nd and dropped from first to third. For Sauter, the outcome may only be delaying the inevitable. Just 12 points cover the top four championship contenders Sauter, James Buescher, Dillon and Peters.
Buescher was Michigan's biggest winner. A fourth-place finish pushed Buescher to second in the standings, five points off the lead. Buescher's 11th consecutive top-10 finish maintains his bid to become the first NASCAR Camping World Truck champion to have missed a race -- his failure to qualify at Phoenix in February.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Etc.
Miguel Paludo and his wife Patricia welcomed a bouncing baby boy, Oliver, to the world on Aug. 22. Oliver weighed in at 8 lbs. 3 ounces. ... Harvick's Michigan victory was KHI's 37th representing the second most wins in series competition. ... KHI and Kyle Busch Motorsports trucks have won 25 of the series 40 most recent races. ... Busch and Hornaday are the only previous Bristol winners entered in this week's race. ... There have been 37 series races run on concrete surfaced tracks with 22 different winners led by Busch (seven) and Hornaday (four). (NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications)(8-23-2011)
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