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

THE RACE: Ford EcoBoost 200

TRACK: Homestead-Miami Speedway

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

Last Race: Phoenix International Raceway


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Official Race Report

Race / Track Info

  • Race Date: Friday, November 16, 2012

  • Title Sponsor: Ford 200
  • Start Time: 8:00pm/et
  • 2011 Winner: Johnny Sauter
  • 2011 Pole: James Buescher [rules]
  • Track Layout: 1.5 Miles
  • Length: 134 Laps, 201 Miles
  • Degree of Banking on Turns: 12-14 degrees
  • Degree of Banking on Frontstretch: 10 degrees
  • Degree of Banking on Backstretch: 4 degrees
  • Length of Frontstretch: 1,075 feet
  • Length of Backstretch: 869 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

    Thursday, November 15th

    Friday, November 16th
    8:00 PM NCWTS RACE (134 LAPS, 201 MILES)

    Note: All times listed in Eastern Time Zone and are tentative, subject to change.

Race and links

  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship Fast Facts
    Driver Champion: James Buescher
    Team:#31 Great Clips Chevrolet
    *James Buescher won his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship. His previous best championship points finish was third in 2011.
    *Buescher is the 12th different driver to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championships.
    *At 22 years old, Buescher becomes the second-youngest champion in series history.
    *Buescher finished six points ahead of second-place Timothy Peters.
    *Buescher finished the 2012 season with a series-high four wins*He also had 10 top fives and 14 top 10s.

    Owner Champion: Turner Motorsports
    *This is Turner Motorsports first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship. Owner Steve Turner fielded his first truck in the series in 2009, and last season, finished a then-career-high third in points with Buescher behind the wheel.
    *Turner Motorsports fielded two other full-time trucks this season the #30 driven by Nelson Piquet Jr. and the #32 driven by Miguel Paludo.Turner also won with Kasey Kahne in the #4 at Rockingham.
    *This is manufacturer Chevrolet's 12th series championship  the most in the series.<./P>

    Crew Chief Champion: Michael Shelton
    *This is Michael Shelton's first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship.
    *Shelton's previous best points finish was in 2011, when he finished third with Buescher.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(11-16-2012)

  • Homestead-Miami Official Race Report page (pdf) .(11-19-2012)

  • Gale wins at Homestead-Miami: On a green-white-checkered finish following a red flag stop, Cale Gale, driving the #33-Rheem Chevrolet for Eddie Sharp Racing, drove hard, door-to-door, with #18-Kyle Busch on the final lap to win the Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Gale became a record-breaking 16th different winner during the 2012 season. Busch finished second. #31-James Buescher, with a 13th place finish became the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion, just six points ahead of second place, #17-Timothy Peters. Misfortune followed #3-Ty Dillon, after having moved into the second positon during the race, within one point of the championship, #4-Kyle Larson got underneath him going into the corner, they made contact, both ending up in the wall. That ended Dillon's chance at winning the championship. Rounding out the top ten were; #22-Joey Coulter, #30-Nelson Piquet Jr., #32-Miguel Paludo, #13-Johnny Sauter, #7-Parker Kligerman, #17-Timothy Peters, #6-Justin Lofton, #08-Ross Chastain. There were 11 lead changes among 7 drivers, with 5 caution flags for 23 laps. Complete race results are posted on the Homestead-Miami Race Results page (pdf).(Unofficial)(11-16-2012)

  • Post-Race Fast Facts:
    Homestead-Miami Speedway
    17th Annual Ford EcoBoost 200
    Race Winner: Cale Gale
    Age: 27
    Team: No. 33 - Rheem Chevrolet
    Owner: Delana Harvick
    Crew Chief: Jerry Baxter
    *Cale Gale won the 17th Annual Ford EcoBoost 200, his first victory in 32 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    *This is his first victory and eighth top-10 finish in 2012.
    *Gale is the record-extending 16th different winner in 2012. He is also the ninth different first-time winner this season, also a series record.
    *Kyle Busch (second) posted his fifth top-10 finish in six races at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is his third top-10 finish in 2012.
    *Joey Coulter (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    *James Buescher wins his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship.
    *Ty Dillon wins the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award.
    (Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, November 16, 2012 @ 10:41 PM Eastern)

  • Race Awards:
    Featherlite Most Improved Driver: Ross Chastain, #08 23 Places
    Keystone Light Pole Award: Parker Kligerman, #7 168.824 mph
    Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines, #33
    Mobil 1 Oil Driver of the Race: Cale Gale, #33
    Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Cale Gale, #33
    (NASCAR Statistics)(11-16-2012)

  • Lucky Dog Awards - Who got a lap back on each caution at Homestead: (and finish)
    Caution 1: #08-Ross Chastain, 10th
    Caution 2: #6-Justin Lofton, 9th
    Caution 3: #11-Todd Bodine, 11th
    Caution 4: #6-Justin Lofton, 9th
    Caution 5 #39-Ryan Sieg, 14th
    (NASCAR Statistics)(11-16-2012)

  • Driver Point Standings following Race #22 at Homestead-Miami Speedway:
    1) #31-James Buescher, 808
    2) #17-Timothy Peters, 802 -6
    3) #22-Joey Coulter, 789 -19
    4) #3-Ty Dillon, 784 -24
    5) #7-Parker Kligerman 778 --30
    6) #88-Matt Crafton, 759 -49
    7) #30-Nelson Piquet Jr., 747 -61
    8) #6-Justin Lofton, 710 -98
    9) #13-Johnny Sauter, 678 -130
    10) #32-Miguel Paludo, 668-140
    Complete driver point standings are posted on the Homestead-Miami Driver Standings page (pdf).(Unofficial)(11-16-2012)

  • Owner point standings: following the Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami International Raceway are posted on the Homestead-Miami Owner Standings page (pdf).(Unofficial)(11-16-2012)

Qualifying Results, Practice Speeds, Entry and links

  • Homestead-Miami Pit Stall Selections

  • Kligerman wins Homestead-Miami pole: Parker Kligerman, driving the #7-TOYOTA Toyota for Red Horse Racing, was the fastest qualifer with a top speed of 168.824 mph to win the Keystone Light Pole for the Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This is his second series pole, both coming this season. #4-Kyle Larson qualified with the same time, but based on owner point standings will start from the second position. Rounding out the top ten were; #3-Ty Dillon, #30-Nelson Piquet Jr., #33-Cale Gale, #18-Kyle Busch, #32-Miguel Paludo, #9-Ron Hornaday Jr., #88-Matt Crafton, #13-Johnny Sauter. Did not qualify: #74-Mike Harmon, #82-Sean Coor. Complete starting lineup is posted on the Homestead-Miami Lineup (pdf)(11-16-2012)

  • Post-Qualifying Fast Facts:
    Homestead-Miami Speedway
    17th Annual Ford EcoBoost 200

    Keystone Light Pole Winner: Parker Kligerman
    Age: 22
    Team: No. 7 - Toyota Toyota
    Owner: Tom DeLoach
    Crew Chief: Chad Kendrick
    *Parker Kligerman won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 17th Annual Ford EcoBoost 200 with a lap of 31.986 seconds, 168.824 mph.
    *This is his second pole in 48 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. His first pole came at Iowa Speedway in September.
    *This is his second pole and 11th top-10 start in 2012.
    *This is his first pole in two races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    *Kyle Larson (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2012.
    *Ty Dillon (third) posted his second top-10 start at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is his 18th in 22 races this season.
    *Points leader James Buescher qualified 17th.
    (Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, November 16, 2012 @ 05:35 PM Eastern)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Piquet leads Homestead-Miami practice session: Nelson Piquet Jr, driving the Chevrolet for Turner Motorsports, had the fastest lap with a top speed of 167.619 mph to lead the lone practice session for the Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Rounding out the top ten were; #7-Parker Kligerman, #33-Cale Gale, #22-JoeyCoulter, #4-Kyle Larson, #17-Timothy Peters, #3-Ty Dillon, #18-Kyle Busch, #88-Matt Crafton, #6-Justin Lofton. #31-James Buescher was 19th. There were 38 trucks on track for the practice session. Final practice speeds are posted on the Homestead-Miami Final Practice Speeds page (pdf).(11-16-2012)

  • Official Entry List: There are 39 trucks listed on the final Entry List for the Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Final entry list is posted on the Homestead-Miami Entry List page.(11-16-2012)

  • Preliminary Entry List: There are 38 trucks listed on the Preliminary Entry List for the ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Complete entry list is posted on the Homestead-Miami Entry List page.(11-12-2012)
    Some Notes:
    #01-Jame Crum, returns in the Bandit Chippers Chevrolet for Jake Crum Racing
    #2-Tim George Jr., returns to the Applebee's Chevrolet for RCR
    #5-Aric Almirola, returns to the Rimrock Designs Ford for Wauters Motorsports
    #07-Jeff Agnew, returns to the Wear Your Grear/ Chevrolet for SSGL Racing
    #18-Kyle Busch, returns to the Dollar General Toyota for KBM
    #20-Dusty Davis, making 3rd 2012 start in the TBA Toyota, George Bragg listed as owner
    #27-Driver TBA, Hillman Racing Chevrolet
    #81-David Starr returns to the Zachry Toyota for Arrington Racing(11-12-2012)
    #25-Travis Miller, added; driver of the Hillman Racing Chevrolet
    #27-Jason Leffler, named as driver of the Chevrolet for Hillman Racing(11-14-2012)

Goodyear Tire Notes

  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
    Race No. 22 -- Ford EcoBoost 200
    Fast Facts for November 16-18, 2012

    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-4392
    Right-side -- D-4410

    Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.2 in. (2,215 mm)
    Right-side -- 88.4 in. (2,246 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 -- 23 psi; Left Rear -- 21 psi
    Right Front -- 47 psi; Right Rear -- 43 psi

    Notes: Teams in all three NASCAR series will run the same tire codes at Homestead this weekend, though the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will be branded "Goodyear Eagle," while the Camping World Truck tires will be branded "Goodyear Wrangler" . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that teams in all three of these series have run at Homestead since 2010 . . . other tracks at which teams have run this exact tire set-up in 2011 and 2012 have been Chicagoland (all three series) and Texas (Sprint Cup and Nationwide only) . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required run inner liners in all four tire positions at Homestead . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.(Goodyear PR)(11-13-2012)

NASCAR News & Notes

  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News & Notes -- Homestead-Miami Speedway

    Buescher Controls Championship Scenarios at Homestead
    Historically speaking, standings leader James Buescher is the favorite to win his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship when the checkered flag waves on the 2012 season Friday night at Homestead--Miami Speedway.

    Just twice since the season finale shifted to South Florida in 2002 has the points lead changed hands in the final event. Travis Kvapil is the only third--ranked driver to advance to the title, leap--frogging Ted Musgrave and leader Brendan Gaughan in 2003. Ron Hornaday Jr. made up a 29--point deficit to catch Mike Skinner in 2007. Jack Sprague is the only other second--place driver to prevail in the finale, edging Greg Biffle in 1999.   With five competitors mathematically in contention for the championship, however, anything's possible -- including a replay of 2003 when all four contenders held the theoretical points lead at various stages of the event, which turned on Musgrave being penalized for jumping a crucial, late--race restart.

    Buescher's lead is somewhere between comfortable and tenuous, depending upon the performance of his rivals. Veteran Timothy Peters trails by 11 points; Sunoco rookie Ty Dillon by 12; Joey Coulter (-29); and Parker Kligerman (-37). The number of championship hopefuls matches that of 1999, but the overall point spread is closest ever. Buescher, 22, can clinch the title by finishing seventh with no laps led, eighth with one or more laps led and ninth with the most laps led.

    Dillon Brothers Sunoco Rookie Performances Similar
    Should Ty Dillon become this season's Sunoco Rookie of the Year -- he's the runaway leader in the standings by 74 points over Cale Gale -- it will mark the first time siblings have captured the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' second--most prestigious honor. Dillon would follow his older brother, Austin, the 2010 top rookie who "graduated" to series champion in 2011.
    The brothers' rookie season records are remarkably similar. Austin had two wins to (so far) Ty's one. Both posted seven top--five finishes. Ty has one more top 10 -- 17 -- than his older brother. Austin ranked fifth overall in 2010. Ty, currently third, is just 12 points behind standings leader James Buescher and could become the first to own both championship and rookie of the year trophies in the same season.

    Richard Childress Racing would have the top rookie for the second consecutive year. Joey Coulter was last year's leading freshman and -- like Austin -- could become the NCWTS champion in his second full season. Coulter currently ranks fourth.

    Series rookies of the year have built solid foundations for future NASCAR success. Greg Biffle (1998) won the 2000 championship, is a NASCAR Nationwide Series champion and is a perennial Chase qualifier. Kurt Busch (2000) is the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion. Travis Kvapil (2001) and Carl Edwards (2003) are current NASCAR Sprint Cup competitors. Johnny Sauter (2009) is one of four drivers to win multiple Truck races this season.

    Championship Contenders Haven't Scored In Miami Finales
    Don't expect the 2012 NCWTS champion to win the Ford EcoBoost 200. In ten season finales at Homestead--Miami Speedway, the winner has been another competitor -- and in four of the last eight races a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visitor.

    Ron Hornaday Jr. was a surprise entrant in 2002 in a one--off drive for owner Dave Fuge. His victory paved the way for Fuge's Mike Bliss to clinch the championship.

    You could say 19--year--old Kyle Larson has a similar role as teammate to standings leader James Buescher. Larson, the K&N Pro Series East champion, led 48 laps at Phoenix and finished second to Brian Scott. The Elk Grove, Calif., Drive for Diversity and NASCAR #Next9 competitor has finished 10th, sixth and second in his three NCWTS appearances.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Etc.
    Scott is the season's record 15th different winner. The old mark was set in 1998 and matched in 2005. ... Milestone Watch: Ty Dillon needs a top--10 finish at Homestead to match Travis Kvapil's 2001 rookie season mark of 18 top 10s. ... Todd Bodine is the only repeat winner (2005, 2008) in 16 NCWTS races at Homestead--Miami Speedway. ... Friday's Ford EcoBoost 200 is Kyle Busch's final chance to extend a seven--season winning streak in the series. Also in jeopardy is Hornaday's similar streak that began in 2005.(NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications)(11-13-2012)

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