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

THE RACE: WinStar World Casino 400K

TRACK: Texas Motor Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #7 of 22 for the 2012 season

Last Race: Dover International Speedway

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Race / Track Info

  • Race Date: Friday, June 8, 2012

  • Title Sponsor: WinStar World Casino 400K
  • Start Time: 9:00pm/et
  • 2011 Winner: Ron Hornaday Jr.
  • 2011 Pole: James Buescher
  • Track Layout: 1.5 Mile
  • Length: 167 Laps, 250.5 Miles
  • Degree of Banking in Corners: 24 degrees
  • Degree of Banking on Dogleg: 5 degrees
  • Degree of Banking on Backstretch: 5 degrees
  • Length of Frontstretch: 2,250 feet
  • Length of Backstretch: 1,330 feet


Television Coverage/TV Team

  • TV: SPEEDtv
    Pre-race: 8:30pm/et
    Race: 9:00pm/et
    In the Booth: Rick Allen, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltirp
    Pit Reporters: Ray Dunlap, Hermie Sadler
    Pre-race Host: Krista Voda


Radio Coverage


Event Schedule

    Wednesday, June 6th
    5:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (TRUCK PARKING-UNLOAD ONLY)

    Thursday, June 7th
    6:30 AM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
    7:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
    10:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
    11:30 AM - 12:45 PM [12:30 PM - 1:45 PM EASTERN] NCWTS PRACTICE
    1:15 PM - 2:30 PM [2:15 PM - 3:30 PM 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 8th
    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
    8:00 PM [9:00 PM EASTERN] NCWTS RACE (167 LAPS, 250.5 MILES)
    8:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES

    NOTE: All times listed are Central Time Zone unless otherwise indicated and are tentative, subject to change.


Race Rundown....news and links

  • Texas Official Race Report page (pdf)

  • Sauter wins at Texas: Johnny Sauter, driving the #13-Hot Honeys/Curb Records Toyota for Thorsport Racing, took the lead from teammate, #88-Matt Crafton with 22 laps left remaining to win the WinStar World Casino 400k at Texas Motor Speedway. Crafton just edged out #22-Joey Coulter for the second spot, making it a one-two finish for Thorsport Racing. This is Sauter's fifth series win; his first in 2012. Rounding out the top ten were; #2-Brendan Gaughan, #30-Nelson Piquet Jr., #18-Jason Leffler, #3-Ty Dillon, #33-Cale Gale, #6-Justin Lofton, #29-Parker Kligerman. There were 13 lead changes among 6 drivers, with 7 cautions for 33 laps. Complete race results are posted on the Texas Race Results Page (pdf).(Unofficial)(6-8-2012)

  • Post-Race Fast Facts
    Texas Motor Speedway
    16th Annual WinStar World Casino 400

    Race Winner: Johnny Sauter
    Age: 34
    Team: #13 - Hot Honeys/Curb Records Toyota
    Owner: Mike Curb
    Crew Chief: Joe Shear Jr
    . *Johnny Sauter won the 16th Annual WinStar World Casino 400, his fifth victory in 93 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    *This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in 2012.
    *This is his first victory and sixth top-10 finish in eight races at Texas Motor Speedway.
    *Matt Crafton (second) posted his 12th top-10 finish in 23 races at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his third top-10 finish in 2012.
    *Joey Coulter (third) posted his third top-10 finish in three races at Texas Motor Speedway.
    *Ty Dillon (seventh) was the highest finishing rookie.
    *Justin Lofton leads the point standings by 5 points over Timothy Peters.
    (Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, June 08, 2012 @ 11:25 PM Eastern)(6-8-2012)

  • Race Awards:
    Featherlite Most Improved Driver: Johnny Sauter, #13 23 Places
    Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Toyota Racing Technologies (TRT), #13
    Mobil 1 Oil Driver of the Race: Johnny Sauter, #13
    Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Ty Dillon, #3(NASCAR Statistics)(6-8-2012)

  • Lucky Dog Awards - Who got a lap back on each caution at Texas: (and finish)
    Caution 1: No Benefactor
    Caution 2: #24-Max Gresham, 21st
    Caution 3: #17-Timothy Peters, 11th
    Caution 4: #93-Brent Raymer, 26th
    Caution 5 #14-Brandon Miller, 20th
    Caution 6: #93-Brent Raymer, 26th
    Caution 7: #98-Dakoda Armstrong, 18th
    (NASCAR Statistics)(6-8-2012)

  • Driver point standings following race #7 at Texas Motor Speedway:
    1) #6-Justin Lofton, 272
    2) #17-Timothy Peters, 267 -5
    3) #3-Ty Dillon 260 -12
    4) #31-James Buescher, 249 -23
    5) #29-Parker Kligerman, 247 -25
    6) #30 Nelson Piquet Jr., 234 -38
    7) #88-Matt Crafton, 223 -49
    8) #22-Joey Coulter, 219 -53
    9) #9-Ron Hornaday Jr., 218 -54
    10) #11-Todd Bodine, 212 -60
    Complete standings are posted on the Texas Driver Standings page (pdf).(Unofficial)(6-8-2012)

  • Owner point standings: following the WinStar World Casino 400k at Texas Motor Speedway are posted on the Texas Owner Standings page (pdf).(Unofficial)(6-8-2012)


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

  • Texas Pit Stall Selections

  • Texas qualifying canceled; Lofton to start from pole: Due to inclement weather, NASCAR has canceled qualifying for the WinStar World Casino 400K at Texas Motor Speedway. The field will be set by owner points. Justin Lofton, driving the #6-CollegeComplete.com Chevrolet for Eddie Sharp Racing will start from the pole position. #17-Timothy Peters will start second. Rounding out the top ten are; #3-Ty Dillon, #31-James Buescher, #29-Parker Kligerman, #2-Brendan Gaughan, #11-Todd Bodine, #30-Nelson Piquet Jr., #9-Ron Hornaday Jr., #88-Matt Crafton. Complete starting lineup is posted on the Texas Lineup page (pdf).(6-7-2012)

  • Sauter leads rain-delayed practice at Texas: After several hours delay due to rain, the trucks were finally able to get on track for practice at approximately 9:00pm/et. Johnny Sauter, driving the #13 Hot Honeys/Curb Records Toyota for ThorSport Racing, had the fastest lap with a top speed of 181.080 mph to lead the lone practice session for the WinStar World Casino 400K at Texas Motor Speedway. Teammate #88-Matt Crafton was second. Rounding out the top ten were; #11-Todd Bodine, #22-Joey Coulter, #30-Nelson Piquet Jr., #18-Jason Leffler, #3-Ty Dillon, #2-Brendan Gaughan, #33-Cale Gale, #29-Parker Kligerman. #24-Max Gresham will be going to a backup truck following an incident during practice. There were 35 trucks on track for the session. Practice speeds are posted on the Texas Practice page (pdf).(6-7-2012)

  • Official Entry List: There are 35 trucks listed as entered on the final entry list for the Winstar World Casino 400K at Texas Motor Speedway. Complete entry list is posted on the Texas Entry List Page.(6-7-2012)

  • Preliminary Entry List: There are 33 trucks listed as entered for the Winstar World Casino 400K at Texas Motor Speedway. Complete entry list is posted on the Texas Entry List Page.(6-4-2012)
    Some Notes:
    #2-Brendan Gaughan, returns as driver of the South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet for RCR
    #14-Brandon Miller, driver of the NTS Motorsports Chevrolet
    #18-Jason Leffler, returns as driver of the Dollar General Toyota for KBM
    #27-Hillman Racing Chevrolet on the list, but driver, crew chief & sponsor listed as TBA
    #65-Scott Stenzel, making second series start, driver of the Making the Driver Chevrolet for MB Motorsports
    #73-Rick Crawford returns as driver of the Trans Pecos Trucking/Superseal Chevrolet for Tagsby Racing(6-4-2012)
    UPDATE:
    #27-Brandon Knupp, named driver of the Hillman Racing Chevrolet
    #74-Mike Harmon, Koma Unwind Chevrolet added.(6-6-2012)


Goodyear Tire Notes

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 7 -- Winstar World Casino 400
    Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) -- Fort Worth, Tex.
    Fast Facts for June 7-8, 2012

    Tire:
    Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

    Set limits:
    5 sets for the event

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

    Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4392
    Right-side -- D-4418

    Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.2 in. (2,215 mm)
    Right-side -- 88.2 in. (2,240 mm)

    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 -- 51 psi; Right Rear -- 47 psi

    Notes: These are the same left- and right-side tire codes that NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams ran twice at Texas last season ... while this right-side code (D-4418) is unique to Texas, these teams ran this left-side code (D-4392) many times in 2011 -- once each at Chicagoland, Darlington, Homestead; and twice at Nashville ... as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners on 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)(6-6-2012)


NASCAR News & Notes

    Camping World Truck Series News & Notes -- Texas Motor Speedway

    Tough Odds Beating This Three Of A Kind
    Three drivers -- Bodine, Brendan Gaughan and Ron Hornaday Jr. -- are the best of the best at Texas Motor Speedway. The trio has won 13 of the last 20 races held at the Fort Worth track.

    Bodine and Hornaday have combined for five victories in the track's most recent eight races. Gaughan won a then-unprecedented four consecutive races at the Texas track in 2002-03. Hornaday initially experienced frustration in Texas, requiring 11 starts to get to Victory Lane in June 2008. He won that year's fall race, as well, and is the defending winner of the WinStar World Casino 400. Bodine won four of six starts from 2004-07 and is the last driver to win from the pole (2007). Gaughan is the only one of the three with a Texas-winning team. He'll drive the #2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet that carried Kevin Harvick to victory last November.   The winner of the Texas spring race has gone on to become the series champion four times. Bodine did it most recently in 2010.

    Rookie Winner Wouldn't Be Unprecedented In Texas
    This could be the week that Ty Dillon puts an exclamation point on what became a record-setting consistency streak June 1 at Dover.   The 20-year-old Dillon, sixth at Dover, has opened the 2012 season with six consecutive top-10 finishes. He'd shared the previous record with the late Ricky Hendrick set in 2001.

    Dillon may be a freshman -- and racing at Texas Motor Speedway for the first time -- but he'll benefit by following in the footsteps of older brother Austin Dillon. The elder Dillon finished second to Harvick last November as he rolled to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship.   Austin Dillon finished third in his 2008 Texas debut that also featured his first of a rookie record seven poles. He led three of his four starts for 67 laps.

    Rookie Kenny Irwin Jr. won the WinStar World Casino 400 debut in 1997 followed by first-year contenders Boris Said and Rick Crawford. Travis Kvapil won the 2001 spring race as a rookie and Gaughan swept both races the following season in his debut as a full-time series competitor.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Etc.
    James Buescher and David Starr say there is no place like home. Buescher, a 22-year-old from Plano, Texas, sat on the pole for both Texas races last season. The Katy, Texas, resident -- who claimed his first series win at Kansas in April -- is fourth in series standings. ... Houston's Starr makes his 28th consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series appearance. Starr has seven top-five finishes at the 1.5-mile speedway. ... Lofton continues to hold a slim one-point advantage over Timothy Peters in the championship standings. Dillon, Buescher and Parker Kligerman round out the top five with 22 points separating first from fifth. ... Miguel Paludo's #32 Chevrolet will be clad in the International Diabetes Federation's 'Unite for Diabetes' logo, as well as an image of Paludo and his eight-month-old son Oliver, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes three weeks ago. ... Buescher and his wife Krishtian are to battle in Legends cars on TMS' 0.2-mile track on Wednesday.(NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications)(6-5-2012)


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