Thursday, June 2nd
4:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
Friday, June 3rd
6:30 AM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
7:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
8:30 AM 10:30 AM TRUCK CHALLENGE
10:20 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
11:20 AM - 12:20 PM [12:20 PM - 1:20 PM EASTERN] NCWTS PRACTICE
2:00 PM - 3:20 PM [3:00 PM - 4:20 PM EASTERN] NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM NCWTS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
5:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
6:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES
Saturday, June 4th
6:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
9:40 AM [10:40 AM EASTERN] NCWTS QUALIFYING ( TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM NCWTS MINORS ADMITTED IN THE NASCAR GARAGE AREA [with proper credentials]
11:00 AM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
12:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITY –CLEAR PIT ROAD
1:00 PM [2:00 PM EASTERN] NCWTS RACE (167 LAPS, 250.5 MILES)
1:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
2:30 PM NSCS GARAGE & REGISTRATION CLOSES
Note: All times are listed in local / Central Time Zone unless otherwise indicated and are tentative, subject to change.
Bowyer wins at Kansas: Clint Bowyer, driving KHI's #2-Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet, dominated at his home state track to pick up the win for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway. This is his first win in 2011; his third overall. #13-Johnny Sauter finished second and jumps back to the lead in the driver point stands. #30-Todd Bodine was third, #31-James Buescher, fourth. After making a last lap pass on #18-Kyle Busch, rookie, #22-Joey Coulter had his best series finish winding up in fifth place. Rounding out the top ten were; #18-Kyle Busch, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #8-Nelson Piquet Jr., #32-Brad Sweet, #5-Travis Kvapil. There were 15 lead changes among 10 drivers, with 7 caution flags for 28 laps. Complete race results are posted on the Kansas Race Results Page.(Official)(6-6-2011)
Post-Race Fast Facts:
Kansas Speedway 11th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts 250
Race Winner: Clint Bowyer(i)
Team: No. 2 - Bad Boy Buggies Chevrole
Owner: Delana Harvick
Crew Chief: Bruce Cook
*Clint Bowyer(i) won the 11th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts 250, his third victory in 11 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. He is the first *Kansas native to win a NASCAR national series race at Kansas Speedway.
*This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in 2011.
*This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in one races at Kansas Speedway. Bowyer's last victory came in November 2010 at Phoenix.
*This is crew chief Bruce Cook's first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory
*Johnny Sauter (second) posted his third top-10 finish in three races at Kansas Speedway. It is his sixth top-10 finish in 2011.
*Todd Bodine (third) posted his fifth top-10 finish in eight races at Kansas Speedway.
*Joey Coulter (fifth) was the highest finishing rookie.
*Johnny Sauter leads the point standings by 12 points over Cole Whitt.
(Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Sat, June 04, 2011 @ 04:32 PM Eastern)
Exide Start Positive, Stay Positive Award: Johnny Sauter, #13
Featherlite Most Improved Driver: Todd Bodine, #30 24 Places
Keystone Light Pole Award: Austin Dillon, #3 169.966 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: Brendan Gaughan, #62 17 places
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Joey Coulter, #22
Lucky Dog Awards - Who got a lap back on each caution at Kansas: (and finish)
Caution 1: #10-Jennifer Jo Cobb, 27th
Caution 2:#31-James Buescher, 4th
Caution 3: #3-Austin Dillon, 12th
Caution 4: #60-Cole Whitt, 15th
Caution 5 #99-Bryan Silas, 26th
Caution 6 #99-Bryan Silas, 26th
Caution 7:#63-Nick Hoffman, 25th
Driver point standings following Race #8 at Kansas Speedway:
1) #13-Johnny Sauter, 302
2) #60-Cole Whitt, 290 -12
3) #3-Austin Dillon, 272 -30
4) #88-Matt Crafton, 270 -32
5) #17-Timothy Peters, 255 -47
6) #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., 246 -56
7) #31-James Buescher, 243 -59
8) #29-Parker Kligerman, 228 - 74
9) #30-Todd Bodine, 224 -78
10) #62-Brendan Gaughan, 215 -87
Complete driver point standings are posted on the Kansas Driver Standings Page.(Official)(6-6-2011)
Dillon wins Kansas pole: #3-Austin Dillon, driving the RCR Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boat Chevrolet, was the fastest qualifer with a top speed of 169.966mph to win thte pole for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway. This is Dillon's 2nd pole this season; his 9th career pole overall in just 35 starts. Rounding out the top ten were; #2-Clint Bowyer, #13-Johnny Sauter, #8-Nelson Piquet Jr., #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., #31-James Buescher, #29-Parker Kligerman, #22-Joey Coulter, #32-Brad Sweet, #30-Todd Bodine. On his qualifying lap, #4-Ricky Carmichael hit the wall coming out of turn two and will have to go to a backup truck. DNQ: #65-Stephan McCurley. Complete starting lineup is posted on the Kansas Lineup Page.(6-4-2011)
Post-Qualifying Fast Facts
11th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts 250
Keystone Light Pole Winner: Austin Dillon
Team: No. 3 - Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet
Owner: Andy Hillenburg
Crew Chief: Danny Stockman, Jr.
*Austin Dillon won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 11th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 with a lap of 31.771 seconds, 169.966 mph.
*This is his ninth pole in 35 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
*This is his second pole and seventh top-10 start in 2011 and first as a 21 year old. He sat on the pole at Daytona in February.
*This is his first pole in two races at Kansas Speedway.
*Clint Bowyer(i) (second) posted his third top-10 start of 2011 and his first in one races at Kansas Speedway.
*Johnny Sauter (third) posted his second top-10 start at Kansas Speedway. It is his eighth in eight races this season.
*Nelson Piquet Jr. (fourth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
*Kevin Harvick Inc. put three in top five: Bowyer 2nd, Piquet 4th and Hornaday 5th.
(Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Sat, June 04, 2011 @ 11:48 AM Eastern)
Dillon leads final practice at Kansas: #3-Austin Dillon, driving RCR's Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet, was the fastest in final practice for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway with a top speed of 164.539 mph. Rounding out the top ten were; #29-Parker Kligerman, #31-James Buescher, #32-Brad Sweet, #8-Nelson Piquet Jr., #22-Joey Coulter, #9-Max Papis, #60-Cole Whitt, #88-Matt Crafton, #13-Johnny Sauter. There were 37 trucks on track for the final practice session. Final practice speeds are posted on the Kansas Practice Speeds Page.(6-3-2011)
Bodine leads opening practice session: #30-Todd Bodine, driving Germain Racing's NTB/Valvoline Toyota, had the fastest lap with a top speed of 164.936 mph to lead the opening practice session for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway. Rounding out the top ten were; #18-Kyle Busch, #2-Clint Bowyer, #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., #3-Austin Dillon, #32-Brad Sweet, #31-James Buescher, #4-Rick Carmichael, #88-Matt Crafton, #22-Joey Coulter. There were 35 trucks on track for the opening session. Complete practice speeds are posted on the Kansas Practice Speeds Page.(6-3-2011)
Official Entry List: There are 37 trucks listed on the Official Entry list for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway. Entry list is posted on the Kansas Entry List Page.(6-3-2011)
Preliminary Entry List: There are 36 trucks listed on the Preliminary Entry List for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway. Complete entry list is posted on the Kansas Entry List Page.(5-31-2011)
#2-Clint Bowyer returns as driver of KHI's #2 Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet
#10-Jennifer Jo Cobb has filed an entry; Mark One Electric Ford for JJCR
#63-Nick Hoffman, making his 2nd start this season; Mittler Bros Machine & Tool Ford
#65-Stephan McCurley, making 1st series start; Stegar Lumber Co/Trans Pecos Trucking Chevrolet
#73-JJ Yeley, Tagsby Racing's County Building Centers/Trans Pecos Trucking Chevrolet
#99-Bryan Silas, driver CollegeComplete.com Ford(5-31-2011)
#07-Scott Riggs added as driver replacing Butch Miller in the SS Green Light Racing Toyota(6-1-2011)
#87-Chris Jones, late entry, Copy Wizard Chevrolet(6-2-2011)
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 8 -- O'Reilly 250
Kansas Speedway (1.5-mile oval) – Kansas City, Kan.
Fast Facts for June 3-4, 2011
Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials
Number of Tires:
Left-side -- 375
Right-side -- 375
5 sets for weekend
Left-side -- D-4380
Right-side -- D-4408
Left-side -- 87.1 in.
Right-side -- 88.3 in.
Technical Inspection Inflation:
Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi
Right Front -- 48 psi; Right Rear -- 45 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front -- 22 psi; Left Rear -- 20 psi
Right Front -- 47 psi; Right Rear -- 43 psi
Teams in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will run a slightly different Goodyear tire set-up than those in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Kansas this weekend . . . while teams in both series will run the same right-side tire code (D-4408), they will run distinct left-side codes . . . Camping World Truck teams have run both of these two Goodyear tire codes in the past, but never together . . . Truck teams ran this left-side code (D-4380) at Kansas last season, while they ran this right-side code (D-4408) at Nashville this past April and at Bristol last season . . . they will also run this right-side again at each of those two tracks later this season . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Kansas . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.(Goodyear PR)(6-3-2011)
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Celebrates Its 400th Race
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series was born from a simple conversation between Bill France Jr. and four off-road racing owners who wanted to explore the possibility of pickup truck racing at the NASCAR national series level.
Two decades later, that intimate discussion has morphed into a success story 400 races long.
The series has bridged the gap from the local short tracks to the high-banked -- and high-profiled -- superspeedways, producing champions along the way. NASCAR champions such as Kevin Harvick, Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch all got their NASCAR national series start racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
With rising stars like Cole Whitt, Austin Dillon and Timothy Peters competing head-to-head with seasoned veterans Ron Hornaday Jr., Todd Bodine and Johnny Sauter, the future of the sport indeed looks promising. The O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway this Saturday will mark the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' 400th race.
Over the last month, NASCAR media members have voted on their top-10 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series moments with the 2003 three-truck photo finish at Daytona International Speedway taking the top honors.
Here's the top 10:
1. Race No. 193 (Feb. 14, 2003): Rick Crawford breaks a 120-race winless streak in a three-wide photo finish with Travis Kvapil and Robert Pressley to open the 2003 season at Daytona.
2. Race No. 11 (July 15, 1995): First photo finish is recorded at Colorado National Speedway on July 15, 1995. Television replays were used to determine that Butch Miller beat Mike Skinner by the depth of the paint on his front bumper cover. The race pre-dated the use of electronic scoring, so no official margin of victory was available.
3. Race No. 1 (Feb. 5, 1995): First race, first finish of less than a 10th of a second -- 0.09 -- by Mike Skinner over Terry Labonte.
4. Race No. 352-356 (June 20-July 24, 2009): Ron Hornaday Jr. wins a series-record five-consecutive races -- only third NASCAR national series driver to do so -- between June 20 and July 24, 2009 at Milwaukee, Memphis, Kentucky, Indianapolis and Nashville.
5. Race No. 389 (Oct. 30, 2010): Kyle Busch beats Aric Almirola and Johnny Sauter by .002 seconds in a three-wide battle to the finish line producing the closest finish in series history since the introduction of electronic timing and scoring.
6. Race No. 366 (Nov. 13, 2009): A fourth-place finish at Phoenix International Raceway gives Ron Hornaday Jr. a 215-point advantage over Matt Crafton and a record-breaking fourth series title.
7. Race No. 342 (Nov. 14, 2008): Johnny Benson finishes seventh at season ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway with Ron Hornaday Jr. in eighth. Benson wins the championship over Hornaday by a mere seven points.
8. Race No. 123 (Feb. 18, 2000): Daytona International Speedway is added to the series schedule in 2000. The race produces several spectacular accidents, 31 lead changes and Mike Wallace's slingshot pass of Andy Houston on the final lap to seal the victory.
9. Race No. 217 (Nov. 14, 2003): Carl Edwards lands a seat in a Roush Fenway Racing Ford and won twice to capture the 2003 Rookie of the Year honors.
10. Race No. 243 (Feb. 18, 2005): The 2005 season begins with Jimmy Spencer in Victory Lane at Daytona -- only to be replaced by Bobby Hamilton, who drafts past Spencer a split-second before the race was ended under caution.(NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications PR)(6-1-2011)
Camping World Truck Series News & Notes - Kansas SpeedwayThe 400th Race: Today's NASCAR Stars Shaped Careers In NASCAR Camping World Trucks
Skinner, Hornaday, Musgrave Posted Milestone Victories
Timeline for milestone victories in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' first 399 races:
Camping World Truck Series News & Notes - Open Week, May 24, 2011Sunoco Rookie Whitt Charts Unexplored Territory
Cole Whitt is on track to rewrite the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie record book.
The 19-year-old Californian, a former USAC national midget champion, grabbed the series championship lead after a third-place finish last week at Charlotte. Whitt is the first Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender to occupy the No. 1 position and youngest driver ever to lead the series points standings.
Kyle Busch, the Charlotte Motor Speedway winner, was the previous youngest points leader -- 23 years of age in 2008. Whitt is just the 11th driver under the age of 30 to head the NASCAR Camping World Truck standings.
No rookie ever has won a series title although Kurt Busch came close in 2000 finishing runner up to then-Roush Fenway teammate Greg Biffle. His four-win performance, still the series rookie standard, was precursor to the pinnacle of stock car racing success, Busch's 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.
Whitt has yet to score a victory but if contending along with consistency are any indicators, he's likely to find Victory Lane in the near future. Whitt has led three of seven races and is the only driver to complete every one of 1,134 laps run so far -- 89% of those finishes in the top 15.
Seven races, four different points leaders and four exchanges of the No. 1 spot in the standings.
And with a single point the difference between first and second and 20 points covering the top four, it doesn't get much closer than this.
No driver has been able to hold the top spot for more than two races. Matt Crafton has led three times but lost his most recent grip on the lead when he finished 26th at Charlotte Motor Speedway and slid to fourth. Clay Rogers and Johnny Sauter also have been points leaders.
The four exchanges of the points lead over the first seven races matches the series record established in 2009. Ron Hornaday Jr. is the only driver currently ranked in the top 10 with a NCWTS championship.
Next up on the schedule -- and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' 400th race -- is the June 4 O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway.
The first 10 races at the 1.5-mile track have produced a number of memorable moments including:
Steve Germain and Rick Germain have effectively transferred their ownership interests in Germain Racing to their brother Bob Germain Jr. Bob Germain will continue his active role in the management of Germain Racing, LLC. The team has been fulltime in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series since 2005, winning championships with Todd Bodine in 2006 and 2010. Germain fields four NCWTS teams this season. ....Bodine, Max Papis, James Buescher and others will join select NASCAR Nationwide and NASCAR touring series competitors in the First Annual NASCAR's Fan's Choice Challenge. The go-kart event takes place at the NASCAR Speedpark located at Concord Mills Mall this Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. ....Kimi Raikkonen's much-anticipated debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series resulted in a 15th-place, lead-lap finish.(NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications )(5-24-2011)
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