Wednesday, June 8th
5:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (TRUCK PARKING-UNLOAD ONLY)
Thursday, June 9th
6:30 AM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
7:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
10:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM [12:00 PM - 1:15 PM EASTERN] NCWTS PRACTICE
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM [1:45 PM - 3:00PM EASTERN] NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
6:00 PM [7:00 PM EASTERN] NCWTS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
7:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
8:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES
Friday, June 10th
12:00 PM NCWTS ACCESS TO HAULERS-ONLY
2:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
4:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
4:00 PM 6:30 PM NCWTS MINORS ADMITTED IN THE NASCAR GARAGE AREA [with proper credentials]
4:30 PM 5:30 PM NCWTS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
6:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VICTORY THEATER)
7:35 PM NCWTS GRID TRUCKS (FRONT STRETCH – SINGLE FILE)
7:40 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITY – CLEAR PIT ROAD
8:00 PM [9:00 PM EASTERN] NCWTS RACE (167 LAPS, 250.5 MILES)
8:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
Note: All times are listed in local / Central Time Zone unless otherwise indicated and are tentative, subject to change.
Hornaday gets the win at Texas: #33-Ron Hornaday, driving the KHI Kroger/AMS Chevrolet was declared the winner of the WinStar World Casino 400K at Texas Motor Speedway as a result of #13-Johnny Sauter getting black-flagged as they crossed the finish line. A green-white-checkered restart saw #13-Johnny Sauter with the lead, but Sauter spun the tires, moving out of his lane before passing the start finish line which is against NASCAR rules. So instead of taking the checkered flag, Sauter was black-flagged and relegated to a 22nd place finish. This was Hornaday's first win in 2011; his 48th career overall. It was a crash-marred final lap coming to the line; #8-Nelson Piquet Jr. scraped the wall; #5-Travis Kvapil slid across the grass and back onto the track collecting #20-Johnna Long, resulting in considerable damage to both vehicles. This happened right at the line and Johanna still manage to finish 11th. Rookie #29-Parker Kligerman got his best series finish coming in second; also #2-David Mayhew picked up a series career best, finishing third. Rounding out the top ten were; #18-Brian Ickler, #22 Joey Coulter #4-Ricky Carmichael, #39-Ryan Sieg, #7-Miguel Paludo, #31-James Buescher, #77-Juston Lofton. A number of records were set at Texas: most leaders, most lead changes, 19 among 11drivers; most cautions, 10 for 46 laps. Complete race results are posted on the Texas Race Results Page.(Official)(6-13-2011)
Post-Race Fast Facts:
Texas Motor Speedway
15th Annual WinStar World Casino 400k
Race Winner: Ron Hornaday Jr.
Team : No. 33 - Kroger/AMS Chevrolet
Owner: Delana Harvick
Crew Chief: Jeff Hensley
*Ron Hornaday Jr. won the 15th Annual WinStar World Casino 400k, his 48th victory in 284 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
*This is his first victory and seventh top-10 finish in 2011. Hornaday's list victory came in October 2010 at Martinsville Speedway.
*This is his third victory and 11th top-10 finish in 17 races at Texas Motor Speedway.
*Parker Kligerman (second) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his third top-10 finish in 2011. This is his *first top-five finish in the series.
*David Mayhew (third) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Texas Motor Speedway. Mayhew posts his best career finish in the series (14th *previously).
*Parker Kligerman (second) was the highest finishing rookie.
*Johnny Sauter leads the point standings by 8 points over Ron Hornaday Jr.
*A number of records were set tonight: most leaders, most lead changes, most cautions. The 45 laps of caution matched the previous record.
(Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, June 10, 2011 @ 11:45 PM Eastern)
Featherlite Most Improved Driver: Ron Hornaday Jr, #33 29 Places
Keystone Light Pole Award: James Buescher, #31 179.045 mph
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Earnhardt Childress Racing Technologies, #33
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Ron Hornaday Jr, #33
O'Reilly Auto Parts Position Improvement Award: Justin Lofton, #77 15 places
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Parker Kligerman, #29
Lucky Dog Awards - Who got a lap back on each caution at Texas: (and finish)
Caution 1: #38-Mike Garvey, 34th
Caution 2:#68-Clay Greenfield, 27th
Caution 3: #46-Craig Goess, 18th
Caution 4: #18-Brian Ickler, 4th
Caution 5 #73-Tim Andrews, 21st
Caution 6:#73-Tim Andrews, 21st
Caution 7:#73-Tim Andrews, 21st
Caution 8:#99-Chase Mattioli, 24th
Caution 9: #73-Tim Andrews, 21st
Caution 10: #73-Tim Andrews, 21st
Driver Point Standings following race #9 at Texas Motor Speedway: [Revised]
1) #13-Johnny Sauter, 326
2) #60-Cole Whitt, 306 -20
3) #33-Ron Hornaday Jr, 293 -33
4) #3-Austin Dillon, 291 -35
5) #88-Matt Crafton, 285 -41
6) #17-Timothy Peters, 280 -46
7) #31-James Buescher, 279 -47
8) #29-Parker Kligerman, 270 -56
9) #22-Joey Coulter, 254 -72
10) #62-Brendan Gaughan, 245 -81
Complete driver point standings are posted on the Texas Driver Standings Page.(Official)(6-13-2011)
Buescher wins Texas pole: #31-James Buescher was the fastest qualifer with a top speed of 179.045 mph to win the pole for the WinStar World Casino 400K at Texas Motor Speedway. This is his first series pole. Rounding out the top ten were; #22-Joey Coulter, #3-Austin Dillon, #32-Steve Arpin, #13-Johnny Sauter, #29-Parker Kligerman, #18-Brian Ickler, #30-Todd Bodine, #4-Ricky Carmichael, #8-Nelson Piquet Jr. DNQ-none. Complete starting lineup is posted on the Texas Lineup Page.(6-9-2011)
Post-Qualifying Fast Facts
Texas Motor Speedway
15th Annual WinStar World Casino 400k
Keystone Light Pole Winner: James Buescher
Team: No. 31 - Wolfpack Rentals Chevrolet
Owner: Steve Turner
Crew Chief: Michael Shelton
*James Buescher won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 15th Annual WinStar World Casino 400k with a lap of 30.160 seconds, 179.045 *mph.
*This is his first pole in 56 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
*This is his first pole and sixth top-10 start in 2011.
*This is his first pole in five races at Texas Motor Speedway.
*Joey Coulter (second) posted his fifth top-10 start of 2011 and his first in one races at Texas Motor Speedway.
*Austin Dillon (third) posted his third top-10 start at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his eighth in nine races this season.
*Joey Coulter (second) was the fastest qualifying.
(Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Thu, June 09, 2011 @ 07:52 PM Eastern)
Whitt leads final practice at Texas: #60-Cole Whitt, driving the Red Bull/Fuel Doctor Chevrolet for Turn One Racing, was quickest in final practice for the WinStarWorld Casino 400K at Texas Motor Speedway with a top speed of 176.788 mph. Rounding out the top ten were; #31-James Buescher, #18-Brian Ickler, #13-Johnny Sauter, #66-Justin Marks, #22-Joey Coulter, #88-Matt Crafton, #30-Todd Bodine, #4-Ricky Carmichael, #32-Steve Arpin. There were 34 trucks on track for the final session.. Final practice speeds are posted on the Texas Practice Speeds Page.(6-9-2011)
Buescher leads first practice at Texas: #31-James Buescher, driving the Wolfpack Rentals Chevrolet for Turner Motorsports, was the fastest on track with a top speed of 179.253 mph to lead the opening session for the WinStar World Casino 400K at Texas Motor Speedway. Rounding out the top ten were; #3-Austin Dillon, #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., #23-James White, #8-Nelson Piquet Jr., #22-Joey Coulter, #29-Parker Kligerman, #66-Justin Marks, #30-Todd Bodine, #4-Rick Carmichael. There were 32 trucks on track for the first session. Complete practice speeds are posted on the Texas Practice Speeds Page.(6-9-2011)
Official Entry List: There are 35 trucks listed as entered on the Official Entry List for the WinStar World Casino 400K at Texas Motor Speedway. Final entry list is posted on the Texas Entry List Page.(6-9-2011)
Preliminary Entry List: There are 34 trucks listed on the Preliminary Entry List for the WinStar World Casino 400K at Texas Motor Speedway. Complete entry list is posted on the Texas Entry List Page.(6-6-2011)
#2-David Mayhew, 2nd series start this season, 1st time as driver for KHI's MMI Services Chevrolet #18-Brian Ickler, driver for KBM's Toyota Tundra Toyota
#32-Steve Arpin, 1st series start, driver for Turner Motorsports Mike's Hard Lemonade Chevrolet
#99-Chase Mattioli, returns to the CMR's CollegeComplete.com Ford(6-6-2011)
#68-Clay Greenfield, late entry, driving the Alger Motorsports Dodge.(6-6-2011)
#62-Brendan Gaughan, new sponsor for Texas -- Big Red Toyota(6-7-2011)
#65-Stephan McCurley, named as driver for the Lumbermen's Millwork/Trans Pecos Truck Chevrolet, for Tagsby Racing
#73-Tim Andrews(i), replacing JJ Yeley as driver for the County Building Centers-Trans Pecos Trucking Chevrolet for Tagsby Racing(6-8-2011)
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 9 – WinStar World Casino 400k
Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) – Fort Worth, Tex.
Fast Facts for June 10-11, 2011
Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials
Number of Tires:
Left-side – 375
Right-side -- 375
5 sets for 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
Teams in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will run a slightly different Goodyear tire set-up than those in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series ran at Texas earlier this season . . . Camping World Truck teams will run the same left-side tire code (D-4392) as teams in the other two series, but will run a brand new right–side code (D-4418) . . . in addition to Cup and Nationwide teams running this left-side code at Texas in April, Truck teams have run this left-side at Darlington and Nashville earlier this season and at Texas (twice), Chicagoland and Homestead last season . . . this new right-side code features a tougher compound for better wear . . . this tire set-up came out of a Goodyear tire test at Texas on May 24 . . . drivers participating in that test were Ron Hornaday Jr., Timothy Peters and Johnny Sauter . . . 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)(6-10-2011)
Truck Series News & Notes - Texas Motor Speedway
Germain Teammates Bodine, Gaughan Formidable Duo In Ft. Worth
Todd Bodine has endured his worst start since joining the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series fulltime in 2005, but a third-place finish at Kansas last week suggests better times are ahead â€“ especially as the scene shifts to Friday's WinStar World Casino 400k at Texas Motor Speedway. The two-time series champion has won six times at Texas, including four of the past five spring races.
Texas, like Kansas, is a 1.5-mile layout, a configuration on which Bodine's Germain Racing team has won 13 races. Bodine is the co-leader (with Kyle Busch) in intermediate track wins with 12. "We always feel like we can go win at Texas anytime we race there," said Bodine, looking to add a third consecutive victory in the WinStar World Casino 400 and improve on a ninth-place points ranking.
Germain has a formidable arsenal heading to Ft. Worth. Bodine's teammate is Brendan Gaughan, who swept both Texas races in 2002 as a Sunoco rookie and the following season's events as well.Â Gaughan held the record for Texas Motor Speedway victories until Bodine won his fifth race in 2009. Head-to-head in eight races beginning in 2005, Bodine has come out on top six times."Texas is a race I've been looking forward to racing with this Germain Racing team, and I hope Todd and I can be there at the end, battling it out for a win between Germain teammates," Gaughan said.
Buescher Remains Title Contender Despite Phoenix Setback
James Buescher's headed home to Texas with a brisk tailwind.Â Expected to be a championship contender in preseason polling, Buescher failed to qualify at Phoenix International Raceway in February, dropping the Plano, Tex. native to 24th in the standings. Three months later â€“ on the strength of four top-five finishes â€“ the 21-year-old competitor has driven back into the thick of the championship picture to stand seventh behind leader Johnny Sauter.
Sauter retook the points lead with a second-place finish at Kansas Speedway. Sauter's lead of 12 points over Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Cole Whitt is the largest of the season.
Buescher scored his latest solid finish â€“ fourth â€“ in Kansas while leading for the fourth time in the season's seven races. "We are really building momentum heading into the meat of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season," said Buescher, who posted a pair of sixth-place finishes at Texas Motor Speedway in 2010. "If we continue to run in the top five week in and week out the wins will come."Â And so will the points.Â "We have had a couple setbacks but have been able to bounce back and continue to move forward," said Turner Motorsports owner Steve Turner, also a native Texan whose team has a pair of NASCAR Nationwide Series victories in 2011. "The sign of a great team is their ability to handle adversity. I think we handled it well and took the opportunity to refocus and improve as a group. We are knocking on the door of our first win and I hope it comes this Friday night at the Texas Motor Speedway."
Friday's race has other Texas connections:
Four drivers entered in this week's WinStar World Casino 400 â€“ Bodine, Gaughan, Kvapil and Ron Hornaday Jr. â€“ have won 13 of 26 series races at Texas Motor Speedway. Hornaday swept both Texas races in 2008. ... The winner of the Texas spring race has gone on to become series champion four times, Bodine most recently a year ago. ... Brian Ickler hopes to become Kyle Busch Motorsports' third different winning driver of 2011 as he stands in for owner Busch. ... Canadian Steve Arpin makes his series debut at TMS. Arpin saw NASCAR Nationwide Series duty a year ago with JR Motorsports finishing 10th at Daytona last July. ... David Mayhew takes the wheel of Kevin Harvick Inc.'s No. 2 Chevrolet that Clint Bowyer drove to victory at Kansas Speedway. Mayhew also is due to compete in Saturday's K&N Pro Series West race at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. ... Ricky Carmichael will experience racing at TMS from a different perspective on Thursday with Formula DRIFT rides. Carmichael will receive a crash course on the art of drifting from some pro drifters and possibly even get behind the wheel of a drifting car on the frontstretch quarter-mile layout.(NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications)(6-7-2011)
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