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THE RACE: Lucas Oil 150

TRACK: Phoenix International Raceway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #21 of 22 for the 2012 season

Last Race: Texas Motor Speedway

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Race / Track Info

  • Race Date: Friday, November 9, 2012

  • Title Sponsor: Lucas Oil 150
  • Start Time: 8:00pm/et
  • 2011 Winner: Kyle Busch
  • 2011 Pole: Clint Bowyer
  • Track Layout: 1 Miles
  • Length: 150 Laps, 150 Miles
  • Degree of Banking in Corners: 11 degrees - 1-2; 9 degrees - 3-4
  • Degree of Banking on Straights: Front - 3 degrees; Back - 9 degrees
  • Length of Frontstretch: 1,179 feet
  • Length of Backstretch: 1,551 feet


Television Coverage/TV Team

  • TV: SPEEDtv
    Qualifying: 4:30pm/et
    Pre-race: 7:30pm/et
    Race: 8:00pm/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

    Wednesday, November 7th
    4:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER

    Thursday, November 8th
    12:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
    12:30 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
    2:30 PM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
    3:30 PM - 4:25 PM [5:30 PM - 6:25 PM EASTERN] NCWTS PRACTICE
    5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
    5:35 PM - 7:30 PM [7:35 PM - 9:30 PM EASTERN] NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
    9:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES

    Friday, November 9th
    10:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
    2:35 PM [4:35 PM EASTERN] NCWTS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
    3:45 PM NCWTS DRIVERS & CREW CHIEF MEETING (TENT)
    4:00 PM - 4:45 PM NCWTS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
    5:35 PM NCWTS DRIVERS INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITYCLEAR PIT ROAD
    6:00 PM [8:00 PM EASTERN] NCWTS RACE (150 LAPS,150 MILES)
    6:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES

    Note: All times are listed in local / Mountain Time Zone unless otherwise indicated and are tentative, subject to change.


Race Rundown....news and links

  • Phoenix Official Race Report page (pdf) (11-12-2012)

  • Scott wins at Phoenix: Brian Scott, driving the #18 Dollar General Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports, set a new record in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series when he took the checkers for the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway. Scott collected his second series win and became the fifteenth different driver to win in 2012. On a restart with three to go, Scott took the lead from recently crowned K&N Pro Series East Champion #4-Kyle Larson. Larson finished second in just his third series start. Rounding out the top ten were: #22-Joey Coulter, #17-Timothy Peters, #29-Ryan Blaney, #39-Ryan Sieg, #33-Cale Gale, #30-Nelson Piquet Jr., #27-Ryan Truex, #6-Justin Lofton. Damage from incidents on track for both the #3-Ty Dillon and #31-James Buescher resulting in xxx and xxx place finishes respectively, has tightened the points standings even further going into the final race next weekend. James Buescher leads the point standings by 11 points over Timothy Peters. There were 8 lead changes among 7 drivers with 9 caution flags for 46 laps.Complete race results are posted on the Phoenix Race Results page (pdf).(Unofficial)(11-9-2012)

  • Post-Race Fast Facts
    Phoenix International Raceway
    15th Annual Lucas Oil 150

    Race Winner: Brian Scott(i)
    Age: 24
    Team: No. 18 - Dollar General Toyota
    Owner: Kyle Busch
    Crew Chief: Eric Phillips
    *Brian Scott(i) won the 15th Annual Lucas Oil 150, his second victory in 62 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. His last victory came at Dover International Speedway May 30, 2009.
    *This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in 2012. He is the 15th different winner of the season - a record.
    *This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in four races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    *Kyle Larson (second) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Phoenix International Raceway. It is his third top-10 finish in 2012.
    *Joey Coulter (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    *Cale Gale (seventh) was the highest finishing rookie.
    *James Buescher leads the point standings by 11 points over Timothy Peters.
    (Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, November 09, 2012 @ 10:23 PM Eastern)(11-9-2012)

  • Race Awards:
    Featherlite Most Improved Driver: Ryan Blaney, #29 25 Places
    Keystone Light Pole Award: Nelson Piquet Jr, #30 134.439 mph
    Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Toyota Racing Development (TRD), #18
    Mobil 1 Oil Driver of the Race: Kyle Larson, #4
    Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Cale Gale, #33
    (NASCAR Statistics)(11-9-2012)

  • Lucky Dog Awards - Who got a lap back on each caution at Phoenix: (and finish)
    Caution 1: No benefactor
    Caution 2: No Benefactor
    Caution 3: #35-Matt Merrell, 11th
    Caution 4: #99-Bryan Silas, 16th
    Caution 5: #23-Jason White, 21st
    Caution 6: #30-Nelson Piquet Jr., 8th
    Caution 7: #23-Jason White, 21st
    Caution 8: #08-Todd Peck, 18th
    Caution 9: #35-Matt Merrell, 11th
    (NASCAR Statistics)(11-9-2012)

  • Driver Point Standings following race #21 at Phoenix International Raceway:
    1) #31-James Buescher, 777
    2) #17-Timothy Peters, 766 -11
    3) #3-Ty Dillon, 765 -12
    4) #22-Joey Coulter, 748 -29
    5) #7-Parker Kligerman, 740 -37
    6) #88-Matt Crafton, 727 -50
    7) #30-Nelson Piquet Jr., 706 -71
    8) #6-Justin Lofton, 675 -102
    9) #13-Johnny Sauter, 639 -138
    10) #32-Miguel Paludo, 629 -148
    Complete driver point standings are posted on the Phoenix Driver Standings page (pdf).(Unofficial)(11-9-2012)

  • Owner point standings: following the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway are posted on the Phoenix Owner Standings page (pdf).(Unofficial)(11-9-2012)


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

  • Phoenix Pit Stall Selections

  • Piquet wins pole at Phoenix: Nelson Piquet Jr, driving the #30 Qualcomm / Autotrac Chevrolet for Turner Motorsports, set a new track record with a top speed of 134.439 mph to win the Keystone Light Pole for the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway. This is his fourth career pole, all coming in 2012. #29-Ryan Blaney was second. Rounding out the top ten were; #18-Brian Scott, #33-Cale Gale, #88-Matt Crafton, #4-Kyle Larson, #7-Parker Kligerman, #17-Timothy Peters, #31-James Buescher, #9-Ron Hornaday Jr. Did not qualify: #47-Ben Reynolds, #10-Jennifer Jo Cobb. Complete starting lineup is posted on the Phoenix Lineup page (pdf).(11-9-2012)

  • Post-Qualifying Fast Facts:
    Phoenix International Raceway
    15th Annual Lucas Oil 150

    Keystone Light Pole Winner: Nelson Piquet Jr.
    Age: 27
    Team: No. 30 - Qualcomm / Autotrac Chevrolet
    Owner: Steve Turner
    Crew Chief: Chris Carrier
    *Nelson Piquet Jr. won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 15th Annual Lucas Oil 150 with a lap of 26.778 seconds, 134.439 mph. This is a new Phoenix record for the series (old, Clint Bowyer 133.949 mph in February 2011, race before track was repaved/reconfigured).
    *This is his fourth pole in 51 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    *This is his fourth pole and 15th top-10 start in 2012.
    *This is his first pole in two races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    *Ryan Blaney (second) posted his third top-10 start of 2012 and his first in one races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    *Brian Scott(i) (third) posted his third top-10 start at Phoenix International Raceway. It is his third in five races this season.
    *Cale Gale (fourth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, November 09, 2012 @ 05:34 PM Eastern)(11-9-2012)

  • Phoenix Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Piquet quickest in final practice at Phoenix: Nelson Piquet Jr., driving the #30-Qualcomm/Autotrac Chevrolet for Turner Motorsports, had the fastest lap in the final practice session for the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway with a top speed of 136.096 mph. Rounding out the top ten were; #7-Parker Kligerman, #3-Ty Dillon, #17-Timothy Peters, #29-Ryan Blaney, #18-Brian Scott, #19-David Mayhew, #27-Ryan Truex, #13-Johnny Sauter, #22-Joey Coulter. Final practice was delayed due to light rain showers on two occasions resulting in practice being extended an additional fifteen minutes. There were 37 trucks on track for the final session. Complete practice speeds are posted on the Phoenix Final Practice Speeds page (pdf).(11-8-2012)

  • Crafton leads opening practice at Phoenix: Matt Crafton, driving the #88-Fisher Nuts/Menards Toyota for ThorSport Racing had the fastest lap with a top speed of 129.315 mph to lead the opening practice session for the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway. Rounding out the top were; #11-Todd Bodine, #17-Timothy Peters, #7-Parker Kligerman, #18-Brian Scott, #22-Joey Coulter, #31-James Buescher, #13-Johnny Sauter, #29-Ryan Blaney, #30-Nelson Piquet Jr. There were 31 trucks on track for the opening session. Complete practice speeds are posted on the Phoenix Practice Speeds page (pdf).(11-8-2012)

  • Phoenix Entry List: There are 38 trucks listed on the final Entry List for the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway. Note: #14-Brennan Newberry withdrawn; added #25-Stephen Leicht. Entry list is posted on the Phoenix Entry List page.(11-8-2012)

  • Phoenix Preliminary Entry List: There are 38 trucks listed on the Preliminary Entry List for the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway. Entry list is posted on the Phoenix Entry List page.(11-5-2012)
    Some notes:
    #4-Kyle Larson, making 3rd series start driving the Ganassi Earnhardt Racing Chevrolet for Turner Motorsports
    #5-John King, Daytona winner returns driving the Fairway Ford for Wauters Motorsports
    #35-Matt Merrell, making 2nd series start driving the Merrell Lease Service Chevrolet for Wiin-Tron Racing
    #47-Benjamin Reynolds, making 3rd attempt driving the Diversified Consulting Solutions Chevrolet for Reynolds Racing
    #97-Jeff Choquette, making 3rd series start driving the Adrian Carriers/Liz Girl Logistics Chevrolet for Adrian Racing(11-5-2012)
    UPDATE: #08-driver change to Todd Peck, Stopain/Arthritis Foundation Chevrolet for SSGL Racing(11-6-2012)


Goodyear Tire Notes

  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 21 -- Lucas Oil 150
    Phoenix International Raceway (1.0-mile oval) -- Avondale, Ariz.
    Fast Facts for November 9-11, 2012

    Tire:
    Goodyear Wrangler Intermediate Radials

    Number of Tires:
    Left-side -- 325
    Right-side -- 325

    Set limits:
    5 sets for the event

    Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4472
    Right-side -- D-4520

    Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.5 in. (2,223 mm)
    Right-side -- 88.3 in. (2,243 mm)

    Technical Inspection Inflation:
    Left Front -- 26 psi; Left Rear -- 26 psi
    Right Front -- 36 psi; Right Rear -- 36 psi

    Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 14 psi; Left Rear -- 14 psi
    Right Front -- 34 psi; Right Rear -- 32 psi

    Notes: Teams in all three NASCAR national touring series in action at Phoenix this weekend will be running the same tire codes, though the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series tires will be branded "Goodyear Eagle," while the Camping World Truck Series tires will be branded "Goodyear Wrangler" . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that Sprint Cup and Nationwide teams ran at Phoenix this past March, as well as last November . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Phoenix . . . Goodyear held a tire test with the 2013 Sprint Cup cars at Phoenix last month . . . teams and drivers participating in that test were the No. 1 Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet with Jamie McMurray, No. 2 Penske Racing Ford with Brad Keselowski, No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota with Denny Hamlin, No. 14 Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet with Tony Stewart, No. 27 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet with Paul Menard, No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet with Regan Smith and No. 99 Roush Fenway Ford with Carl Edwards.(Goodyear PR)(11-8-2012)


NASCAR News & Notes

  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News & Notes -- Phoenix International Raceway

    Phoenix Figures To Be Key To Buescher Title -- Again
    New season. New track. Different scenario. But James Buescher, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship leader, still must exorcise his demons at Phoenix International Raceway. Buescher missed the field by two-hundredths of a second a year ago, arguably costing the Texan the 2011 series championship.   Ironically, Buescher went on to win three poles but came up 29 points and two positions short of the title, won by Austin Dillon. Had Buescher matched his season"s average finish (8.8) in Phoenix, the championship would have been his by 12 points.

    That was then; this is now. Buescher leads Dillon's younger brother, Ty Dillon, by 15 points entering Friday night"s Lucas Oil 150, the 21st of 22 races. The track itself is new to the series, which competed at Phoenix in February 2011 before the one-mile oval was repaved and reconfigured.   "Last time there we had a rough weekend but his team has put that weekend behind us," said Buescher, whose #31 Turner Motorsports Chevrolet leads the series with four victories in 2012. "I feel that all teams are on an even playing field heading into this weekend with the track going through a reconfiguration and resurface since the last time we raced there."We will be unloading a brand new chassis in the hopes to put Exide Batteries Chevrolet back into Victory Lane and give us more separation" going to the Nov. 16 finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

    The top seven remain mathematically in the title hunt, although it's realistically a four-way battle with 27 points separating Buescher, Dillon, Timothy Peters and Parker Kligerman. There"s an outside shot that Buescher clinches this weekend -- he"ll have to leave Phoenix 48 points ahead of second place.

    Paludo's Paint Scheme Recognizes World Diabetes Day
    Miguel Paludo will run a special paint scheme in honor of World Diabetes Day (Wednesday, Nov. 14) at Phoenix. Paludo, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes nine years ago, discovered earlier this season that his son Oliver, only eight months old at the time, is also a type 1 diabetic. Soon after, the Brazilian driver joined forces with International Diabetes Federation as a Blue Circle Champion, making him the first South American representative of the organization. The truck will feature the blue circle logo for World Diabetes Day, Paludo"s son Oliver's name above the passenger side door, and a collage of diabetes statistics and resources. "Nov. 14 is all about the 366 million people worldwide living with diabetes, but for me, it's just about one person, my son," Paludo said.   Paludo will be making his 50th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start this weekend. Paludo, still seeking his first top five of the season, ranks 10th in NCWTS standings. He won the Keystone Light Pole for this year's opener at Daytona International Speedway.

    Hornaday, Crafton Among Candidates Chasing Record 15th Victory
    With only two previous winners in the Lucas Oil 150 -- and none since 2005 -- odds are good Friday night"s race will crown a new Phoenix winner. NASCAR Sprint Cup competitors have won the past five races but Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick are not among current entries.

    Todd Bodine (2005) and Ron Hornaday Jr. (1998-99) are the only entered former winners. Hornaday is among 2011 winners without a victory this year. Another is Matt Crafton. Both have second-place finishes. Crafton's best at Phoenix is a third in 2004. Either driver would be the campaign's 15th different winner, a single-season record. Other entered drivers who have won in NASCAR Camping World Truck competition -- but not this year -- are Brendan Gaughan, Brian Scott and Dennis Setzer.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Etc.
    Top 10 qualifiers have won the most recent 10 Phoenix events. The last to win from the pole was Johnny Benson in 2006. ... Newly minted NASCAR K&;N Pro Series East champion Kyle Larson will make his third NCWTS appearance at Phoenix. The driver of the #4 Turner Motorsports Chevrolet finished 10th in his debut and sixth the last time out in Atlanta. ... Daytona winner John King returns to the #5 Wauters Motorsports Ford for the Lucas Oil 150. ... Ryan Truex has been tapped to drive the #27 Hillman Racing Chevrolet at Phoenix and Homestead. ... Florida's Jeff Choquette, eighth at Iowa Speedway in his last race, will make his first Phoenix appearance in the #97 Chevrolet. ... Brian Scott will drive the #18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota that won last year"s Phoenix event. He"ll be joined by three-time NASCAR Toyota Mexico champion German Quiroga.(NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications)(11-06-2012)


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