Wednesday, November 2nd
4:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
Thursday, November 3rd
7:30 AM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
8:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
11:30 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
12:30 PM -- 1:45 PM [1:30 PM - 2:45 PM EASTERN] NCWTS PRACTICE
2:15 PM -- 3:30 PM [3:15PM - 4:30PM EASTERN] NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
7:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSE
7:10 PM [8:10 PM EASTERN] NCWTS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
9:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSE
Friday, November 4th
12:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
12:00 PM 5:30 PM NCWTS MINORS ADMITTED IN THE NASCAR GARAGE AREA WITH PROPER CREDENTIALS
5:20 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VICTORY THEATER)
6:35 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITY –CLEAR PIT ROAD
7:00 PM [8:00 PM EASTERN] NCWTS RACE (147 LAPS, 220.5 MILES)
7:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
Note: All times listed in local / Central Time Zone unless otherwise indicated, and are tentative, subject to change.
Harvick wins at Texas: Kevin Harvick, driving the #2-Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet for KHI, held off #3-Austin Dillon on a green-white-checkered finsh to win the Win Star World Casino 350k at Texas Motor Speedway. This was Harvick's fourth win in 2011. Rounding out the top ten were; #3-Austin Dillon, #21-Ty Dillon, #8-Nelson Piquet Jr., #88-Matt Crafton, #22-Joey Coulter, #13-Johnny Sauter, #4-Ricky Carmichael, #7-Miguel Paludo, #6-Justin Loftton. Lap 13 brought about the end of any chance of a championship run for #33-Ron Hornaday. While passing a lap car, Hornaday got a little loose, made contact with the #18 of Kyle Busch and they got up into the wall with slight damage to both trucks. After the caution came out, however, Busch retaliated, intentionally wrecking Hornaday; turning him had into the wall.. Both trucks sustained significant damage. As a result, Hornaday was out of the race, and a 34th place finish put him 48 points back in the championship race going into the final race at Homestead. Kyle Busch was parked by NASCAR and was summoned to the NASCAR hauler to meet with officials immediately following the race. #31-James Buescher, who had been running second, dropped to third in the point standings; 28 points back after running out of gas while under caution with just three laps to go. Buescher ended up with a 19th place finish. There were 12 lead changes among 5 drivers, with 6 cautions for 32 laps. Complete race results are posted on the Texas Race Results Page.(Official)(11-7-2011)
Post-Race Fast Facts:
Texas Motor Speedway
13th Annual WinStar World Casino 350k
Race Winner: Kevin Harvick(i)
Team: No. 2 - Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet
Owner: Delana Harvick
Crew Chief: Chris Carrier
*Kevin Harvick(i) won the 13th Annual WinStar World Casino 350k, his 13th victory in 116 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
*This is his fourth victory and ninth top-10 finish in 2011.
*This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in four races at Texas Motor Speedway.
*Austin Dillon (second) posted his second top-10 finish in four races at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his 15th top-10 finish in 2011
*Ty Dillon (third) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Texas Motor Speedway
*Nelson Piquet, Jr. (fourth) was the highest finishing rookie.
*Austin Dillon leads the point standings by 20 points over Johnny Sauter.
(Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, November 04, 2011 @ 10:21 PM Eastern)
Exide Start Positive, Stay Positive Award: James Buescher, #31
Featherlite Most Improved Driver: Ricky Carmichael, #4 27 Places
Keystone Light Pole Award: James Buescher, #31 181.062 mph
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Earnhardt Childress Racing Technologies, #2
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Nelson Piquet Jr, #8
O'Reilly Auto Parts Position Improvement Award: Ross Chastain, #66 17 places
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Nelson Piquet Jr, #8(NASCAR Statistics)(11-4-2011)
Lucky Dog Awards - Who got a lap back on each caution at Texas: (and finish)
Caution 1: #55-Jake Crum, 25th
Caution 2: #07-Johnny Chapman, 29th
Caution 3: #07-Johnny Chapman, 29th
Caution 4: #68-Clay Greenfield, 22nd
Caution 5 #39-Ryan Sieg, 15th
Caution 6: #39-Ryan Sieg, 15th
Driver Point Standings following Race #24 at Texas Motor Speedway:
1) #3-Austin Dillon, 854
2) #13-Johnny Sauter, 834, -20
3) #31-James Buescher, 826 -28
4) #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., 806 -48
5) #17-Timothy Peters, 796 -58
6) #5-Todd Bodine, 775 -79
7) #88-Matt Crafton, 759 -95
8) #22-Joey Coulter, 757 -97
9) #60-Cole Whitt, 742 -112
10) #Nelson Piquet Jr., 712 -142
Complete driver point standings are posted on the Texas Driver Standings Page.(Official)(11-7-2011)
Owner point standings: following the WinStar World Casino 350k at Texas Motor Speedway are posted on the Texas Owner Standings Page.(Official)(11-7-2011)
Buescher wins Texas Pole: #31-James Buescher was the fastest qualifer with a top speed of 181.062 mph to win the Keystone Light Pole for the WinStar World Casino 350K at Texas Motor Speedway. This is his third career pole; all coming in 2011. Rounding out the top ten were; #3-Austin Dillon, #32-Blake Feese, #18-Kyle Busch, #4-Ricky Carmichael, #6-Justin Lofton, #8-Nelson Piquet Jr., #21-Ty Dillon, #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., #2-Kevin Harvick. Did not qualify: #65-Tim Andrews, #57-Norm Benning, #76-Derek White. Complete starting lineup is posted on the Texas Lineup Page.(11-3-2011)
Post-Qualifying Fast Facts
Texas Motor Speedway
13th Annual WinStar World Casino 350k
Keystone Light Pole Winner: James Buescher
Team: No. 31 - Exide Chevrolet
Owner: Steve Turner
Crew Chief: Michael Shelton
*James Buescher won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 13th Annual WinStar World Casino 350k with a lap of 29.824 seconds, 181.062 mph.
*This is his third pole in 71 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races
*This is his third pole and 18th top-10 start in 2011
*This is his second pole in six races at Texas Motor Speedway. He gets a TMS season pole sweep having won the pole here in June.
*Austin Dillon (second) posted his 22nd top-10 start of 2011 and his fourth in four races at Texas Motor Speedway.
*Blake Feese (third) posted his first top-10 start at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his first in nine races this season.
*Nelson Piquet, Jr. (seventh) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Thu, November 03, 2011 @ 09:10 PM Eastern)
Buescher tops final practice at Texas: James Buescher, driving the #31-Exide Chevrolet for Turner Motorsports, was quickest in the final practice session for the WinStar World Casino 350k at Texas Motor Speedway with a top speed of 180.626 mph. Rounding out the top ten were; #8-Nelson Piquet Jr., #88-Matt Crafton, #21-Ty Dillon, #3-Austin Dillon, #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., #22-Joey Coulter, #2-Kevin Harvick, #13-Johnny Sauter, #18-Kyle Busch. There were 37 trucks on track for the final session. Final practice speeds are posted on the Texas Practice Speeds Page.(11-3-2011)
Sauter leads opening practice at Texas: Johnny Sauter, driving the #13-SafeAuto/Curb Records Chevrolet for ThorSport Racing, had the fastest lap with a top speed of 181.391 mph to lead the opening practice session for the WinStar World Casino 350k at Texas Motor Speedway. Rounding out the top ten were; #29-Parker Kligerman, #18-Kyle Busch, #88-Matt Crafton, #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., #8-Nelson Piquet Jr., #60-Cole Whitt, #2-Kevin Harvick, #21-Ty Dillon #31-James Buescher. There were 34 trucks on track for the opening session. Complete practice speeds are posted on the Texas Practice Speeds Page.(11-3-2011)
Official Entry List: There are 39 trucks listed on the final Entry List for the WinStar World Casino 350k at Texas Motor Speedway. Of note: #0-TJ Bell named as driver; #38-Mike Garvey added; #65-Tim Andrews named as driver; #87-Chris Jones added; #93-BJ McLeod, driver change. Complete entry list is posted on the Texas Entry List Page.(11-3-2011)
Preliminary Entry List: There are 38 trucks listed as entered for the WinStar World Casino 350K at Texas Motor Speedway. Complete entry list is posted on the Texas Entry List Page.(10-31-2011)
#0-TBA, Sudden Link Media Ford, second entry for JJCR
#2-Kevin Harvick, driving the Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet for KHI
#07-Johnny Chapman, driver for the Bobber.info - ASI Limited Toyota for SS Green Light Racing
#21-Ty Dillon, making second series start, Sherwin Williams/Cain Food Chevrolet for KHI
#24-Elliott Sadler, returns as driver of the AM-FM Energy Chevrolet for JDM
#55-Jake Crum, making third start for 2011, Make Motorsports/Bandid Chippers Chevrolet
#63-Jack Smith, returns as driver for the Seal Wrap Ford, MB Motorsports
#65-TBA, Trans Pecos Trucking/Lumbermen's Millwork & Supply Chevrolet for Tagsby Racing
#73-Rick Crawford, returns to the seat in the Trans Pecos Trucking/County Building Centers Chevrolet for Tagsby Racing
#74-Mike Harmon, driver for the TBA Chevrolet, Mike Harmon Racing(10-31-2011)
#76-Derek White, added as driver, OCR GAZ BAR Ford for Hackett Racing(11-2-2011)
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 24 – WinStar World Casino 350k
Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) – Fort Worth, Tex.
Fast Facts for November 3-4, 2011
Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials
Number of Tires:
Left-side – 350
Right-side -- 350
4 sets for the weekend
Left-side -- D-4392
Right-side -- D-4418
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
Notes: While teams in all three NASCAR series in action at Texas this weekend will run the same left-side tire code (D-4392), teams in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will run a different right-side code (D-4418) . . . as always, the Camping World Truck tires will be branded "Goodyear Wrangler," while the Sprint Cup and Nationwide tires will be branded "Goodyear Eagle" . . . truck teams are running the same combination of left- and right-side tire codes they ran at Texas in June . . . they have also run this left-side tire code at Chicagoland, Darlington and Nashville (twice) in 2011 . . . 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)(11-2-2011)
Camping World Truck Series News & Notes - Texas Motor Speedway
Dillon's Lead Grows: Championship Still Too Close To Call
What a difference two years make. Last season as well as in 2009, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points leader wrapped up the championship with a race remaining on the schedule. That's not likely to happen in 2011. With 15 points covering the top four title contenders it's virtually assured the championship won't be settled until the final lap of the last race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 18.
Austin Dillon, who would become the series' youngest champion at age 21, carries an 11-point lead over James Buescher into the season's 24th of 25 races on Friday at Texas Motor Speedway. Dillon extended his advantage with a third-place finish last weekend in Martinsville where Buescher was 10th. "We were kind of worried going into today," he said. "I'm looking forward to the next two races."
Dillon has been hot and cold at Texas -- and on the series' 1.5-mile intermediate tracks where the championship ultimately will be decided.
Three Challengers Good At TMS But Is It Good Enough
Call it a good, old fashioned Texas shoot-out. A posse of three is gunning for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points leader Austin Dillon and if past performances mean anything, Ron Hornaday Jr., Johnny Sauter and James Buescher are at full gallop into Texas Motor Speedway.
With Dillon's lead in double digits -- and just a single point between finishing positions 2nd through 36th - each of the three faces the same challenge: win and collect the bonus points the victory carries. Hornaday and Sauter are under the greatest pressure trailing Dillon by 15 points apiece. Waiting for the leader to stumble appears problematic at best. Dillon has finished third or better in three of his last six races.
Trio Of Texas Winners Complicate Championship Picture
Spoiler alert: Three of Texas Motor Speedway's most prolific winners could have a significant impact on how the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship plays out this week.
Kyle Busch, Todd Bodine and Brendan Gaughan count a combined 12 victories and represent a major obstacle to Victory Lane for the four championship contenders.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Etc.
Joey Coulter has the Sunoco Rookie of the Year lead by four points over Cole Whitt. But don't count out Nelson Piquet Jr., who trails Coulter by nine in third. Scoring is based on a driver's best 14 finishes and Piquet's current log has three fewer top 10s than his rivals. A solid performance at Texas could send the trio to Homestead-Miami Speedway in a virtual deadlock. -- Eric Phillips won his 26th race as a series crew chief, one fewer than Kyle Busch Motorsports' director of competition Rick Ren's series record. Denny Hamlin was Phillips' seventh different winning driver. -- Kevin Harvick Inc.'s No. 2 Chevrolet holds a 72-point series owners' championship lead and will wrap up the title if the margin over Kyle Busch Motorsports' No. 18 is 49 points or greater after the Texas race. If the No. 2 finishes 19th with no laps led; 20th with at least one lap led or 21st with the most laps led, it clinches the owners championship
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