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THE RACE: Kroger 250

TRACK:Martinsville Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #2 of 22 for the 2013 season

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Race / Track Info

  • Race Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013

  • Title Sponsor: Kroger 250
  • Start Time: 1:30 PM ET
  • 2012 Winner: Kevin Harvick
  • 2012 Pole: Kevin Harvick
  • Length: 150 Laps, 131.5 Miles
  • Track Layout: .526-mile oval
  • Degree of Banking in Corners: 12 degrees
  • Degree of Banking on Straights: 0 degrees
  • Length of Frontstretch: 800 feet
  • Length of Backstretch: 800 feet


Television Coverage/TV Team

  • TV: SPEEDtv

    Friday, April 5th
    Practice: 10:30 - noon

    Saturday, April 6
    NCWTS Setup / pre-race: 1:00 PM ET
    Race: 1:30 PM 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 4th
    11:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER & UNLOAD
    11:30 AM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
    12:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
    3:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS EXIT INFIELD
    4:30 PM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION CLOSES

    Friday, April 5TH
    7:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
    8:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING ORDER
    9:00 AM 10:00 AM NCWTS PRACTICE
    10:30 AM 11:50 AM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
    5:00 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING ( TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
    5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
    7:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES

    Saturday, April 6TH
    9:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
    11:30 AM NCWTS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (GOODYEAR TENT)
    1:00 PM NCWTS DRIVERS INTRODUCTION - SECURITYCLEAR PIT ROAD
    1:30 PM NCWTS RACE (250 LAPS, 131.5 MILES)
    2:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES


RACE INFORMATION....news and links

  • Sauter wins at Martinsville: #98-Johnny Sauter won the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway. #88-Matt Crafton finished second followed by #4-Jeb Burton, #17-Timothy Peters, #54-Darrell Wallace, #94-Chase Elliott, #60-Dakoda Armstrong, #39-Ryan Sieg, #51-Erik Jones, #9-Ron Hornaday.
    There were 11 cautions for 71 laps and 13 lead changes among 7 leaders. Complete results are on the Martinsville race results page (pdf).(4-6-2013)

  • Martinsville Race Fast Facts:
    Johnny Sauter won the 15th Annual Kroger 250, his eighth victory in 110 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his second victory and second top-10 finish in 2013.
    This is his second victory and third top-10 finish in 11 races at Martinsville Speedway.
    Johnny Sauter is only the second driver in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history to open the season with back-to-back wins. Mark Martin in 2006 was the first.
    Matt Crafton (second) posted his 12th top-10 finish in 23 races at Martinsville Speedway. It is his second top-10 finish in 2013.
    Jeb Burton (third) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Martinsville Speedway.
    Jeb Burton (third) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Johnny Sauter leads the point standings by 12 points over Jeb Burton .
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(4-6-2013)

  • Driver standings following Martinsville:
    1) #98-Johnny Sauter, 94
    2) #4-Jeb Burton, 82, -12
    3) #88-Matt Crafton,77, -17
    4) #9-Ron Hornaday, 76, -18
    5) #54-Darrell Wallace, 72, -22
    6) #39-Ryan Sieg, 70, -24
    7) #13-Todd Bodine,67, -27
    8) #3-Ty Dillon,66, -28
    9) #32-Miguel Paludo, 64, -30
    10) #29-Ryan Blaney, 64, -30
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(4-6-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Martinsville are posted (pdf).(4-6-2012)


QUALIFYING RESULTS, PRACTICE SPEEDS, ENTRY LIST....news and links

  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Burton on the pole for the Kroger 250: #4-Jeb Burton won the pole for Saturday's race at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 96.666 mph. #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr. will start on the outside of row one in the second position. #17-Timothy Peters, #98-Johnny Sauter, #77-German Quiroga, #3-Ty Dillon, #88-Matt Crafton, #94-Chase Elliott, #9-Ron Hornaday, Jr. #14-Brennan Newberry complete the top 10. #1-Jonathan Davenport and #68-Clay Greenfield failed to qualify for the race. See complete results on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(4-5-2013)

  • Martinsville Qualifying Notes:
    Keystone Light Pole Winner: Jeb Burton
    Age:20 23
    Team : No. 4  Arrowhead Chevrolet
    Owner: Harry Scott, Jr.
    Crew Chief: Mike Hillman, Jr.
    Jeb Burton won the Keystone 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the 15th Annual Kroger 250 with a record lap of 19.589 seconds, 96.666 mph.
    This is his first pole in seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first pole and second top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his first pole in two races at Martinsville Speedway.
    Darrell Wallace Jr. (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2013 and his first in one races at Martinsville Speedway.
    Timothy Peters (third) posted his 10th top-10 start at Martinsville Speedway. It is his first in two races this season.
    Timothy Peters held the previous track qualifying speed with a lap of 19.641 seconds, 96.641 mph.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(4-5-2013)

  • Qualifying order (pdf)

  • Burton fastest in first practice: #4-Jeb Burton was fastest during practice at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 96.244 mph. #98-Johnny Sauter was second, followed by: # 9-Ron Hornaday, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr.- #2-Ty Dillon, #30-Nelson Piquet, #77-German Quiroga, #88-Matt Crafton, and #32- Miguel Paludo. 38 drivers practiced during the session. Clay Greenfield blew an engine in practice. Multiple trucks had separate spins during the session, but none suffered major damage. See complete results on the Martinsville practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(4-5-2013)

  • First practice delayed: Practice has been delayed this morning in Martinsville due to track drying. Once dry, the trucks will run through 11:50AM .(4-5-2013)

  • Entry list: There are 40 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway. A few notes:
    Rick Ware Racing's #1 is driver TBA;
    Eddie Sharp Racing's #6 is driver TBA and their #33 is not entered;
    Turner Scott Motorsports' #30 is driver TBA;
    Kevin Harvick is entered in the #24;
    Jonathan Davenport is entered in the #50;
    Erik Jones debuts in the #51;
    Chase Elliott debuts in the #94;
    UPDATE: Nelson Piquet Jr. has been announced as the driver of the #30 for Martinsville
    UPDATE 2: Devin Jones has changed entries, from the 35 to the 6
    See the complete list on the Martinsville Speedway entry list page


Goodyear Tire Notes

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race No. 2 Kroger 250
    Martinsville Speedway (0.526-mile oval) Martinsville, Va.
    Fast Facts for April 5-7, 2013


    Tire:
    Goodyear Wrangler Short Track Radials (Camping World Truck)

    Set limits Camping World Truck:
    4 sets for the event

    Number of Tires:
    Camping World Truck: Left-side 325, Right-side 325

    Tire Codes:
    Left-side D-4588; Right-side D-4590

    Tire Circumference:
    Left-side 87.5 in. (2,222 mm); Right-side 88.6 in. (2,250 mm)

    Technical Inspection Inflation:
    Left Front 25 psi; Left Rear 25 psi
    Right Front 25 psi; Right Rear 25 psi

    Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front10 psi; Left Rear 10 psi;
    Right Front 23 psi; Right Rear 22 psi

    Notes:
    Teams in both NASCAR series in action at Martinsville this week will run the same tire codes, though the Sprint Cup tires will be branded "Goodyear Eagle," while the Camping World Truck tires will be branded "Goodyear Wrangler" . . . this is the first time these teams have run on either of these two tire codes . . . compared to what was run at Martinsville last year, this left-side tire code (D-4588) features slight construction and compound changes, while this right-side code (D-4590) features a minor compound change and has slightly less gage (tread depth) . . . this tire set-up came out of a Goodyear test at Martinsville last August 7-8 . . .


NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News & Notes

    Past Kroger 250 Winners, First-Timers In Equal Numbers
    The field for Martinsville Speedway's Kroger 250 might be said to be a study in extremes.
    Six entered drivers have gone to Victory Lane at the 0.526-mile oval. Six others are attempting to make their first NASCAR national series appearance.
    Forty-two different competitors have made their first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Martinsville.
    Among the group is NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski, who debuted in the Kroger 250 on April 17, 2004. Timothy Peters is the only competitor to claim both first series start (2005) and victory (2009) at Martinsville.
    Peters, Johnny Sauter, Ron Hornaday Jr., Kevin Harvick, David Starr and Scott Riggs are Martinsville winners expected to compete in Saturday's race.
    Kyle Busch Motorsports brings a pair of first-timers to the event: NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduate Darrell Wallace Jr. and Erik Jones. Wallace finished third in a 2010 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at the track. He's 19; Jones is 16.
    "I've got the same truck that Denny [Hamlin] won with here last year so there's no reason we shouldn't be up front," said Wallace during a recent test day. "It's going to be key for all of us to learn as much as we can from Kyle [Busch]. If we can pick his brain to get as much as we can, we should be pretty good right off the bat."
    Other debuting are Chase Elliott, 17, son of 1988 NSCS champion Bill Elliott and a NASCAR Next9 driver; Grant Galloway, 18, an Indiana midget racer; Devin Jones, 16, a transplanted Californian racing out of Hickory, N.C., and Jonathan Davenport, a 29-year-old late model dirt touring competitor.

    Sauter Hopes To Continue Momentum Of Daytona Victory
    While all of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers are anxious to get back on track this weekend at Martinsville Speedway for the Kroger 250, probably no one is more ready than Johnny Sauter.
    Sauter, driver of the No. 98 ThorSport Racing Toyota, opened the 2013 season with a win at Daytona International Speedway and like most drivers the veteran wants to keep his momentum going after one of the biggest wins of his career. He won the Kroger 250 in 2011.
    As for winning on one of the biggest tracks on the schedule and returning to one of the smallest, Sauter said you have to adjust according to the track and your surroundings.
    "Like any race, a lot of things have to go right, pit strategy and taking care of the truck all day and staying out of trouble so Martinsville is a tough one to win at," Sauter said. "Like I said, we've done it before and we typically run in the top five every time we're there until something happens. I don't see any reason why we can't go there and pick up where we left off in prior races."

    Harvick Chasing Record Fourth Martinsville Truck Victory
    There are many drivers competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 this Saturday that look forward to racing at Martinsville Speedway. One of those drivers is Kevin Harvick.
    Harvick, who competes full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, will make his first of two scheduled starts this season in the NCWTS at Martinsville and based on his previous success at the tight 0.526-mile track, he is already one of the favorites to collect the grandfather clock given to each race winner.
    Harvick is the defending winner of the Kroger 250 having won the event three of the past four seasons. A victory in Saturday's race would give Harvick the most wins  four  of any NASCAR Camping World Truck drivers at the track  tying him with Dennis Setzer.
    The Bakersfield, Calif., native will make his first start in the No. 24 NTS Motorsports Chevrolet as teammate to four-time series champion Ron Hornaday Jr. and Daytona race pole winner Brennan Newberry.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Etc.
    Nelson Piquet Jr., last season's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver, will drive the No. 30 Turner Scott Motorsports at Martinsville. Piquet, now a full-time competitor in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, finished second in the track's 2012 fall race. & The Kroger 250 marks the 29th time the series has raced at Martinsville Speedway.
    Martinsville is one of three current tracks  with Bristol and Phoenix  that appeared on the 1995 inaugural NCWTS schedule. & Virginian Caleb Holman, who competed in eight NCWTS events a year ago, makes his first start of the season this week. Holman finished 24th in Martinsville's fall race.

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Next race: Kroger 200

Countdown to the race: 10/25/2014 ~ 1:46 PM ET

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