Thursday, September 1st
12:30 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
1:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
2:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
6:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION CLOSES
Friday, September 2nd
8:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
9:30 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
10:30 AM 11:30 AM NCWTS PRACTICE
12:00 PM 1:30 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
5:05 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
6:15 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
7:30 PM NCWTS DRIVERS INTRODUCTIONS
8:00 PM NCWTS RACE (130 LAPS, 200.2 MILES)
NOTE: All times are listed in Eastern Time Zone and are tentative, subject to change.
Hornaday wins at Atlanta: Pit strategy was the name of the game for Ron Hornaday and the KHI #33 Armour/Ingles Chevrolet team, as he took the checkers for the Good Sam Club 200 just ahead of teammate, #2-Clint Bowyer who finished second. Hornaday sustained front-end damage early in the race, but managed to race his way as high as sixth. The call for an early final pit stop won him the race. The leaders had to come down for a green flag pit stop with 19 remaining, and Hornaday took the lead by more than 15 seconds. There were not enough laps left to catch him. It was Hornaday's second win this season; a record-career 49th series win overall. Another bad night for #13-Johnny Sauter as troubles on the track caused him to finish 22 laps down in 29th place. As a result, #31-James Buescher has taken over the Driver Point Standings lead with 588, 12 points ahead of Sauter. Rounding out the top ten were; #18-Kyle Busch, #32-Blake Feese, #08-Ryan Newman, #3-Austin Dillon, #88-Matt Crafton, #4, Ricky Carmichael #5-Todd Bodine, #31-James Buescher. There were 7 lead changes among 4 drivers, with 5 cautions for 24 laps. Complete race results are posted on the Atlanta Race Results Page.(Official)(9-5-2011)
Post-Race Fast Facts:
Atlanta Motor Speedway 5th Annual Atlanta 200
Race Winner: Ron Hornaday
Team: No. 33 - ARMOUR / Ingles Chevrolet
Owner: Delana Harvick
Crew Chief: Jeff Hensley
*Ron Hornaday won the 5th Annual Atlanta 200, his 49th victory in 292 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
*This is his second victory and 11th top-10 finish in 2011.
*This is his second victory and sixth top-10 finish in 11 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
*Clint Bowyer(i) (second) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is his fourth top-10 finish in 2011.
*Kyle Busch(i) (third) posted his seventh top-10 finish in seven races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
*Parker Kligerman (12th) was the highest finishing rookie.
*James Buescher leads the point standings by 12 points over Johnny Sauter.
(Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, September 02, 2011 @ 10:02 PM Eastern)
Exide Start Positive, Stay Positive Award: Ryan Newman, #08
Featherlite Most Improved Driver: Ron Hornaday Jr, #33 23 Places
Keystone Light Pole Award: Ricky Carmichael, #4 177.812 mph
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Earnhardt Childress Racing Technologies, #2
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Ron Hornaday Jr, #33
O'Reilly Auto Parts Position Improvement Award: Blake Feese, #32 23 places
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Parker Kligerman, #29
Lucky Dog Awards - Who got a lap back on each caution at Atlanta: (and finish)
Caution 1: #39-Ryan Sieg, 15th
Caution 2: #10-Jennifer Jo Cobb, 23rd
Caution 3:#10-Jennifer Jo Cobb, 23rd
Caution 4: #66-Chris Cockrum, 24th
Caution 5 #32-Blake Feese, 4th
Driver Point Standings following Race #17 at Atlanta Motor Speedway:
1) #31-James Buescher, 588
2) #13-Johnny Sauter, 576 -12
3) #17-Timothy Peters, 574 -14
4) #3-Austin Dillon, 571 -17
5) #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., 540 -48
6) #22-Joey Coulter, 537 -51
7) #88-Matt Crafton 535 -53
8) #60-Cole Whitt, 531 -57
9) #29-Parker Kligerman, 526 -62
10) #5-Todd Bodine 524 -64
Complete driver point standings are posted on the Atlanta Driver Standings Page.(Official)(9-5-2011)
Carmichael wins Atlanta pole: Ricky Carmichael, driving the #4-Monster Energy Chevrolet, was the fastest qualifier with a top speed of 177.812 mph to win the Keystone Light pole for the Good Sam Club 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. This is Carmichael's first series pole. Qualifying second was #2-Clint Bowyer. Rounding out the top ten were; #31-James Buescher, #29-Parker Kligerman, #08-Ryan Newman, #18-Kyle Busch, #88-Matt Crafton, #3-Austin Dillon, #15-Josh Richards, #17-Timothy Peters. DNQ; #57-Norm Benning, #27-Clay Greenfield, #99-Wayne Edwards. Complete starting lineup is posted on the Atlanta Lineup Page.(9-2-2011)
Post-Qualifying Fast Facts
Atlanta Motor Speedway
5th Annual Atlanta 200
Keystone Light Pole Winner: Ricky Carmichael
Team: No. 4 - Monster Energy Chevrolet
Owner: Steve Turner
Crew Chief: Mark Rette
*Ricky Carmichael won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 5th Annual Atlanta 200 with a lap of 31.179 seconds, 177.812 mph.
*This is his first pole in 60 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
*This is his first pole and fourth top-10 start in 2011.
*This is his first pole in three races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
*Clint Bowyer(i) (second) posted his fourth top-10 start of 2011 and his first in two races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
*James Buescher (third) posted his first top-10 start at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is his 11th in 16 races this season.
*Parker Kligerman (fourth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, September 02, 2011 @ 06:11 PM Eastern)
Whitt leads final practice: Cole Whitt, driving the Turn One Racing Fuel Doctor/Red Bull Chevrolet was quickest in the final practice session for the Good Sam Club 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a top speed of 175.899 mph. Rounding out the top ten were; #3-Austin Dillon, #31-James Buescher, #29-Parker Kligerman, #22-Joey Coulter, #88-Matt Crafton, #8-Nelson Piquet Jr., #7-Miguel Paludo, #20-Johanna Long. There were 37 trucks on track for the final session. Final practice speeds are posted on the Atlanta Practice Speeds Page.(9-2-2011)
Carmichael leads Atlanta opening practice: Ricky Carmichael, driving the #4-Turner Motorsports Monster Energy Chevrolet, had the fastest lap with a top speed of 177.726 mph to lead the opening practice session for the Good Sam Club 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Rounding out the top ten were; #15-Josh Richards, #08-Ryan Newman, #29-Parker Kligerman, #5-Todd Bodine, #3-Austin Dillon, #2-Clint Bowyer, #33-Ron Hornaday, #23-Jason White. There were 34 trucks on track for the opening session. Complete practice speeds are posted on the Atlanta Practice Speeds Page.(9-2-2011)
Official Entry List: There are 39 trucks listed on the final Entry List for the Good Sam Club 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Of note: Sieg Racing made some changes; #93-Dennis Setzer replaces Mike Garvey as driver who moves back to the #38; #27-Clay Greenfield added. Complete entry list is posted on the Atlanta Entry List Page.(9-2-2011)
Preliminary Entry List: There are 37 trucks listed as entered for this week's Atlanta 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Complete entry list is posted on the Atlanta Entry List Page.(8-29-2011)
#2-Clint Bowyer, driver of Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet for Kevin Harvick Inc.
#08-Ryan Newman, driver of the Realtree-Brandt Chevrolet for Turner Motorsports
#09-Driver TBA of the Rockingham Speedway Ford
#51-Colin Braun, driver of the TBA Ford for Billy Ballew Motorsports
#63-Jack Smith returns as driver of the Seal Wrap Ford for Mittler Brothers Racing
#151-Josh Richards, driver of the Joy Mining Machinery Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports
#66-Chris Cockrum, making series debut driving the Advanced Communications Group/Accu-Tech Chevrolet for Turn One Racing
#78-BJ McLeod returns as driver of the Boggy Creek Airboat Rides Chevrolet
#98-Justin Marks, driver of the GoPro Chevrolet for ThorSport Racing
#99-Charles Vest, Driver of the Rockingham Speedway Ford(8-29-2011)
#23-Jason White; Truck chief, Terry Snyder, will assume the role of crew chief at AMS(8-31-2011)
#09-Charles Vest, listed as driver, switching from the #99
#99-Wayne Edwards named as driver(9-1-2011)
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 17 -- Atlanta 200
Atlanta Motor Speedway (1.54-mile oval) – Hampton, Ga.
Fast Facts for September 2-4, 2011
Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials
Number of Tires:
Left-side -- 375
Right-side -- 375
5 sets for the event
Left-side -- D-4384
Right-side -- D-4406
Left-side -- 87.3 in.
Right-side -- 88.4 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 -- 22 psi; Left Rear -- 20 psi
Right Front -- 48 psi; Right Rear -- 45 psi
Teams in all three NASCAR series in action at Atlanta 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 Sprint Cup and Nationwide teams ran in their last races at Atlanta last September . . . at Atlanta's spring doubleheader last year, Cup and Truck teams ran this left-side tire code (D-4384) with a different right-side code . . . since this is the Truck Series' first race at Atlanta since that March 2010 weekend, this is the first time they have raced on this right-side tire (D-4406) . . . compared to what the trucks ran at Atlanta that weekend, this right-side features just a slight construction change . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run liners in all four tire positions at Atlanta. . . .air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.(Goodyear PR)(9-1-2011)
Truck Series News & Notes - Atlanta Motor Speedway
Top Points Contenders Firing On All Eight Cylinders
Bristol Motor Speedway might have been a "wild card" race in some years but not this one. With one exception, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship contenders head for Atlanta Motor Speedway pretty much the same way they entered Thunder Valley. Three of the four -- headed by leader Johnny Sauter, who finished second to Kevin Harvick -- finished among the top five. Sauter gained two points on runner up James Buescher; three points on Timothy Peters. His lead over Buescher is seven points with nine races remaining in the 2011 season.
Odd man out in Bristol was Austin Dillon, who held the standings lead two races ago but trails Sauter by 29 points after consecutive finishes outside the top 20. Dillon ran out of fuel and finished three laps behind in 23rd place. For now, anyway, it's a three-driver race.
Three drivers gained positions at Bristol: Peters fourth to third; Joey Coulter eighth to sixth and Parker Kligerman ninth to eighth. Dillon (fourth) and Matt Crafton (seventh) lost a spot while four-time champion Ron Hornaday Jr. (ninth) dropped two.
Newman, Turner Motorsports Celebrate Life Of Fallen Comrade
Ryan Newman and Turner Motorsports will celebrate the life of outdoors buddy, fellow competitor and employee Beau Slocumb through a special paint scheme arranged by the team and sponsor Realtree. Newman's No. 08 Chevrolet will be wrapped in camouflage decor -- a tribute to Slocumb, whose passion beyond NASCAR was hunting and fishing. The 26-year-old former Legends and ARCA competitor lost his life to cancer earlier this year. "He was a good man and it's just as simple as that," said Newman, winner of the Atlanta 200 in 2008. "I had asked Ed (Clark, Atlanta Motor Speedway president) for a good place to go fishing in the area and he said "why don't you come down to the Slocumb house?" The two fished and became good friends. Slocumb was employed by Turner working on its truck teams. "It was his dream to race a truck," said Newman noting that his friend's name will be stenciled above the passenger window.
Bodine, Third Title Likely Gone, Settles Into Spoiler Role
Todd Bodine entered the 2011 season with the high expectation of a third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship. Those dreams were quickly dashed as Bodine's performance, along with that of Germain Racing, declined significantly from a year ago. Bodine went through the opening seven races with a single top-five finish and four of 19th or worse. Short on sponsorship, Germain merged its NCWTS operation with that of Randy Moss Motorsports six races ago.
Now driving the No. 5 Toyota, Bodine has rebounded somewhat. He remains winless and an uncharacteristic 10th in the standings. But beginning with a 10th at Iowa Speedway in July, Bodine accumulated a trio of top-10 finishes and nothing worse than 12th. A championship may be out of reach but Bodine's performance at Bristol -- a season-best matching third -- suggests the Bodine-Moss-Germain combination can approach the final third of the campaign as contender for wins. A spoiler's role isn't what Bodine might have predicted back in February but it will do for now.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Etc.
Four previous Atlanta winners are in this week's field: Bodine, Newman, Kyle Busch and Ron Hornaday Jr. Busch is the only multiple winner with four, the last in 2009. ... Nine of 11 Atlanta races have been decided by 0.971 seconds or less. The closest finish, 0.008 seconds separating Hornaday and Bobby Labonte, came in March 2005. It remains the series' fifth-closest decision. ... Harvick's Bristol win makes Kevin Harvick Inc. the first NCWTS team to win five or more races in four consecutive seasons. ... The cast of TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress" will be special guests of Buescher and his fianceKris Turner. This will be the cast's first appearance at a NASCAR event.(NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications PR)(8-30-2011)
Born on Date: January 1, 2011
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