NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Kansas Race Info, Links and News

THE RACE: SFP 250

TRACK: Kansas Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #4 of 22 for the 2012 season

Last Race: Rockingham Speedway

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Race / Track Info

  • Race Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012

  • Title Sponsor: SFP
  • Start Time: 2:00pm/et
  • 2011 Winner: Clint Bowyer
  • 2011 Pole: Austin Dillon
  • Track Layout: 1.5 Miles
  • Length: 167 Laps, 250.5 Miles
  • Degree of Banking in Corners: 15 degrees
  • Degree of Banking on Straights: Frontstretch - 10.4 degrees; Backstretch - 5 degrees
  • Length of Frontstretch: 2,685 feet
  • Length of Backstretch: 2,207 feet


Television Coverage/TV Team

  • TV: SPEEDtv

    Friday, April 20, 2012
    Final practice: 3:00pm/et

    Saturday, April 21, 2012
    Qualifying: 10:30am/et
    Pre-race: 1:30pm/et
    Race: 2:00pm/et

    In the Booth: Rick Allen, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip
    Pit Reporters: Ray Dunlap, Hermie Sadler
    Pre-race Host: Krista Voda


Radio Coverage


Event Schedule

    Thursday, April 19th
    4:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER

    Friday, April 20th
    6:30 AM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
    7:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
    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
    5:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
    6:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES

    Saturday, April 21st
    6:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
    9:35 AM [10:35 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.


Race Rundown....news and links

  • Kansas Official Race Report Page (pdf) .(4-23-2012)

  • Buescher gets first series win at Kansas: James Buescher, driving the #31-Progenex Chevrolet for Turner Motorsports, led 103 laps on the day to win the SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway. This is Buescher's first career win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Points leader, #17 Timothy Peters finished second. Rounding out the top ten were; #19-Brad Keselowski, #30-Nelson Piquet Jr., #11-Todd Bodine, #9-Ron Hornaday Jr., #6-Justin Lofton, #29-Parker Kligerman, #3-Ty Dillon, #32-Miguel Paludo. There were 16 lead changes among 8 drivers with 5 caution flags for 28 laps. Complete race results are posted on the Kansas Race Results Page (pdf).(Unofficial)(4-21-2012)

  • Post-Race Fast Facts:
    Kansas Speedway
    12th Annual SFP 250

    Race Winner: James Buescher
    Age: 22
    Team: #31 - Progenex Chevrolet
    Owner: Steve Turner
    Crew Chief:Michael Shelton
    *James Buescher won the 12th Annual SFP 250, his first victory in 76 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    *This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in 2012.
    *This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in four races at Kansas Speedway.
    *Timothy Peters (second) posted his first top-10 finish in five races at Kansas Speedway. It is his fourth top-10 finish in 2012.
    *Brad Keselowski(i) (third) posted his first top-10 finish in three races at Kansas Speedway.
    *Ty Dillon (ninth) was the highest finishing rookie.
    *Timothy Peters leads the point standings by 4 points over James Buescher.
    (Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Sat, April 21, 2012 @ 04:28 PM Eastern)

  • Race Awards:
    Featherlite Most Improved Driver: Todd Bodine, #11 26 Places
    Keystone Light Pole Award: Tim George Jr, #2 172.436 mph
    Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Hendrick Engines, #31
    Mobil 1 Oil Driver of the Race: James Buescher, #31
    Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Ty Dillon, #3(NASCAR Statistics)(4-21-2012)

  • Lucky Dog Awards - Who got a lap back on each caution at Kansas: (and finish)
    Caution 1: No Benefactor
    Caution 2: #39-Ryan Sieg, 29th
    Caution 3: No Benefactor
    Caution 4: #65-Scott Stenzel, 23rd
    Caution 5 #11-Todd Bodine 5th
    (NASCAR Statistics)(4-21-2012)

  • Driver Point Standings following Race #4 at Kansas:
    1) #17-Timothy Peters, 163
    2) #31-James Buescher, 159 -4
    3) #6-Justin Lofton, 152 -11
    4) #3-Ty Dillon, 149 -14
    5) #30-Nelson Piquet Jr., 140 -23
    6) #29-Parker Kligerman, 137 -26
    7) #9-Ron Hornaday Jr., 129 -34
    8) #7-John King, 124 -39
    9) #23-Jason White, 120 -43
    10) #88-Matt Crafton, 115 -48
    Complete driver point standings are posted on the Kansas Driver Standings Page (pdf).(Unofficial)(4-21-2012)

  • Owner point standings: following the SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway are posted on the Kansas Owner Standings Page (pdf).(Unofficial)(4-21-2012)


Qualifying Results, Practice Speeds, Entry List....news and links

  • Kansas Pit Stall Selections

  • George Jr. wins Kansas pole: Tim George Jr, driving the #2-Applebee's Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, was the fastest qualifer with a top speed of 172.436 mph to win the pole for the SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway. This is his first series pole. #18-Jason Leffler will start second. Rounding out the top ten were; #6-Justin Lofton, #23-Jason White, #3-Ty Dillon, #31-James Buescher, #22-Joey Coulter, #30-Nelson Piquet Jr., #11-Todd Bodine, #17-Timothy Peters. #12-Russ Dugger lost it coming off turn four and hit the inside wall on his second lap, however qualified in the 21st position. Team is trying to make repairs to the truck. Did not qualify; #74-Mike Harmon, #38-Dennis Setzer. Complete starting lineup is posted on the Kansas Lineup (pdf)(4-21-2012)

  • Post-Qualifying Fast Facts:
    Kansas Speedway
    12th Annual SFP 250
    Keystone Light Pole Winner: Tim George Jr.

    Age: 31
    Team: No. 2 - Applebee's Chevrolet
    Owner: Delana Harvick
    Crew Chief: Marcus Richmond, II
    *Tim George Jr. won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 12th Annual SFP 250 with a lap of 31.316 seconds, 172.436 mph.
    *This is his first pole in four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    *This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2012.
    *This is his first pole in his first start at Kansas Speedway.
    *Jason Leffler (second) posted his third top-10 start of 2012 and his third in three races at Kansas Speedway.
    *Justin Lofton (third) posted his first top-10 start at Kansas Speedway. It is his second in four races this season.
    *Ty Dillon (fifth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Sat, April 21, 2012 @ 11:42 AM Eastern)

  • Kansas Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Buescher quickest in final practice: #31-James Buescher, driving the #31-Progenex Chevrolet for Turner Motorsports, was fastest on track with a top speed of 170.713 mph to lead the final session for the SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway. Rounding out the top ten were; #3-Ty Dillon, #2-Tim George Jr., #18-Jason Leffler, #6-Justin Lofton, #13-Johnny Sauter, #32-Miguel Paludo, #24-Max Gresham, #22-Joey Coulter, #33-Cale Gale. It was reported during final practice, that all three Turner Motorsports trucks failed pre-practice inspection earlier on the day and had to make adjustments before taking to the track. There were 36 trucks on track for final practice. Practice speeds are posted on the Kansas Final Practice Speeds Page (pdf).(4-20-2012)

  • Coulter leads first practice at Kansas: Joey Coulter, driving the #22-Husky Liners Chevrolet for RCR, had the fastest lap with a top speed of 170.379 mph to lead the opening practice session for the SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway. Teammate, #2-Tim George Jr. was second. Rounding out the top ten were; #31-James Buescher, #30-Nelson Piquet, Jr., #29-Parker Kligerman, #6-Justin Lofton, #13-Johnny Sauter, #3-Ty Dillon, #19-Brad Keselowski, #88-Matt Crafton. Note: Red Horse Racing's #7-John King will be going to a backup truck after contact with another truck. There were 34 trucks on track for the opening session. Complete practice speeds are posted on the Kansas Practice Speeds Page (pdf).(4-20-2012)

  • Official Entry List: There are 38 trucks listed as entered on the Official Entry List for the SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway. Complete entry list is posted on the Kansas Entry List Page.(4-20-2012)

  • Preliminary Entry List: There are 38 trucks listed as entered for the SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway. Complete entry list is posted on the Kansas Entry List Page.(4-16-2012)

    Some Notes:
    #2-Tim George Jr. returns to the seat of the #2-Applebee's Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing
    #12-Russ Dugger, making second series start, first since 2008, in the JPO Absorbents/Vacuworx Global Chevrolet
    #19-Brad Keselowski, making second 2012 start; Brad Keselowski Checkered Flag Foundation RAM
    #65-Scott Stenzel, making first series start in the Making the Driver Chevrolet for MB Motorsports
    #68-Clay Greenfield has withdrawn(4-16-2012)
    UPDATE:
    #10-Jennifer Jo Cobb added; driving the Mark One Electric Ram for JJCR(4-17-2012)
    UPDATE 2:
    #18-Jason Leffler, Shore Lodge added as sponsor for the KBM Toyota
    #31-James Buescher, PROGENEX added as sponsor for the Turner Motorsports Chevrolet
    #60-Chad McCumbee named as driver for Turn One Racing Chevrolet(4-18-2012)


Goodyear Tire Notes

  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 4 -- SFP 250
    Kansas Speedway (1.5-mile oval) -- Kansas City, Kan.
    Fast Facts for April 20-21, 2012

    Tire:
    Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials

    Number of Tires:
    Left-side -- 375
    Right-side -- 375

    Set limits:
    5 sets for the event

    Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4178
    Right-side -- D-4408

    Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.4 in. (2,220 mm)
    Right-side -- 88.4 in. (2,245 mm)

    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

    Notes: While teams in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will run the same right-side tire code (D-4408) they ran at Kansas last season, they will run it with a different left-side code (D-4178) . . . they have some experience on this left-side tire, running it at Pocono in 2011 . . . in addition to Kansas, truck teams ran this right-side tire at Nashville (twice) and Bristol last year . . . while Camping World Truck and Sprint Cup teams will run the same right-side code at Kansas this weekend, they will run distinct left-side codes . . . 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 the inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.(Goodyear PR)(4-19-2012)


NASCAR News & Notes

  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News & Notes -- Kansas Speedway

    Points Leader Peters Hopes This Kansas Trip Is Different
    Timothy Peters can't be blamed for tempering good fortune with a bit of deja vu heading into this week's SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway Peters grabbed the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points lead from Red Horse Racing teammate John King with a fifth-place finish in Sunday's Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 at Rockingham Speedway. Sunoco rookie King, the leader through the season's first two events, fell to eighth after involvement in an early race accident.

    This isn't the first time that Peters has gone to Kansas with the championship lead. He did so in 2010 but finished 23rd and dropped out of the No. 1 spot the following week at Dover International Speedway. His Rockingham post-race comments suggest this time will be different "I'm looking forward to going to Kansas next week. Our season has been going well,"said Peters, whose Toyota is three-for-three in top-five finishes in 2012, including a second place to King at Daytona International Speedway. "At this point, I would rate our season as an 'A-plus' and we're running up front. "If we keep executing, our win will come."

    Kahne Gives Turner Motorsports Long-Sought Truck Victory
    Make Steve Turner's magic number 134 Those were the starts required to finally take his Turner Motorsports team to Victory Lane with Kasey Kahne's picture-perfect, come-from-the-rear triumph in NASCAR's return to The Rock on Sunday afternoon.

    Texan Turner has four NASCAR Nationwide Series wins including James Buescher's surprise victory at Daytona International Speedway in February Turner, however, had been frustrated in trucks, where his team made its NASCAR national series debut in 2009. His team counted 24 top-five finishes, including a trio of seconds prior to Sunday's race.

    The organization has become a powerhouse entry in both trucks and Nationwide, making a concentrated effort to win titles in both during the same season. The organization fielded four Chevrolets at Rockingham: Kahne, Buescher, Keystone Light Pole winner Nelson Piquet Jr. and Miguel Paludo. Buescher finished second to Kahne and stands fourth in the points standings. Piquet, seventh after a pit road speeding penalty, ranks sixth on the championship.

    Sauter, Crafton Can Shake Up Standings In Kansas
    Rockingham may have been a game-changer for under-performing ThorSport Racing, whose Toyotas were sub-par through the season's first two races. Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter posted their first top-five finishes -- fourth and fifth -- of the year and vaulted back into the championship conversation Crafton led 40 laps and moved to 11th in points. Sauter also ranks among the top 15.

    Figure Kansas Speedway as a place where Sauter, the 2010 Sunoco Rookie of the Year and last season's second-place finisher overall, can do some damage. The Wisconsin driver finished second to 2011 Kansas winner Clint Bowyer and won the event the previous season in a stirring battle with four-time NCWTS Champion Ron Hornaday Jr. The pair tangled between turns three and four and slid side-by-side down the track before recovering to finish one-two.

    While Bowyer isn't expected to compete in this year's race, Sauter, Crafton and other series points-eligible drivers expect stiff competition from 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion and last year's Chase qualifier Brad Keselowski. Keselowski continues his bid to post victories in all three NASCAR national series. He also fields Ram trucks for Parker Kligerman, who ranks fifth in series points after finishing ninth at Rockingham.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Etc.
    If there's a dark horse title contender, it's Justin Lofton -- and he's not flying under the radar any longer. Lofton failed to score a top-five finish in 2011 but moved to second in points -- six behind Peters -- with his third top 10 for Eddie Sharp Racing. ...Ty Dillon was the highest-ranked Sunoco rookie contender in Rockingham, finishing eighth. Dillon is third overall, seven out of the championship lead. ...Kansas marks the fourth and final time 2010 owner championship points will be used to determine teams locked into starting lineup. ...Dakoda Armstrong will visit the race title sponsor's headquarters on Wednesday, April 18. He will tour the SFP Lab and participate in a Q & A session with local farmers.(NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications)(4-17-2012)


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