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 2013 season

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Race / Track Info

  • Race Date: Saturday, April 20, 2012

  • Title Sponsor: SFP
  • Start Time: 2:00pm/et
  • 2012 Winner: James Buescher
  • 2012 Pole: Tim George Jr.
  • 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 19TH
    Final practice: 2-3:20 PM ET

    Saturday, April 20
    Qualifying: 11:05 AM ET
    NCWTS Setup / pre-race: 1:30 PM ET
    Race: 2:00 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 18TH
    12:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
    12:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
    1:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
    5:30 PM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION CLOSES

    Friday, April 19TH
    7:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
    8:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
    9:00 AM 11:50 AM NCWTS PRACTICE
    2:00 PM 3:20 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
    5:00 PM NCWTS &NSCS REGISTRATION CLOSES
    6:00 PM NCWTS & NSCS GARAGE CLOSES

    Saturday, April 20TH
    7:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
    10:05 AM (11:05 AM) NCWTS QUALIFYING ( TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
    11:15 AM . NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
    12:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITY CLEAR PIT ROAD
    1:00 PM (2:00 PM) NCWTS RACE (167 LAPS, 250.5 MILES)
    1:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES


RACE INFORMATION....news and links

  • Crafton wins at Kansas: #88-Matt Crafton won the SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway on Saturday for this third career win. #18-Joey Coulter finished second followed by #29-Ryan Blaney, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #98-Johnny Sauter, #31-James Buescher, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #3-Ty Dillon, #9-Ron Hornaday, Jr., and #17-Timothy Peters. There were 11 cautions for 52 laps and 18 lead changes among 10 leaders. Complete results are on the Kansas race results page (pdf).(4-20-2013)

  • Kansas Race Fast Facts:
    Race Winner: Matt Crafton
    Age: 36
    Team : No. 88 - Ideal Door/Menards Toyota
    Owner: Rhonda Thorson
    Crew Chief: Carl Joiner
    Matt Crafton won the 13th Annual SFP 250, his third victory in 298 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2013.
    This is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in 13 races at Kansas Speedway.
    Joey Coulter (second) posted his second top-10 finish in three races at Kansas Speedway.
    It is his first top-10 finish in 2013.
    Ryan Blaney (third) posted his first top-10 finish in his first start at Kansas Speedway.
    Ryan Blaney (third) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Johnny Sauter leads the point standings by 12 points over Matt Crafton.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(4-20-2013)

  • Driver standings following Kansas:
    1) #98-Johnny Sauter, 174
    2) #88-Matt Crafton, 162, -12
    3) #4-Jeb Burton, 149, -25
    4) #29-Ryan Blaney, 141, -33
    5) #3-Ty Dillon, 135, -39
    6) #31-James Buescher, 133, -41
    7) #62-Brendan Gaughan , 128, -46
    8) #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., 127, -47
    9) #18-Joey Coulter, 125, -49
    10) #60-Dakoda Armstrong, 121, -53
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(4-20-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Kansas are posted (pdf).(4-20-2012)


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

     

  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Buescher on the pole for the SFP 250: #31- James Buescher won the pole for Saturday's race at Kansas Speedway with a new track record, a speed of 178.306 mph. #32-Miguel Paludo will start on the outside of row one in the second position. #4-Jeb Burton, #98-Johnny Sauter, #3-Ty Dillon, #88-Matt Crafton, #51-Kyle Busch, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #8-Max Gresham, #13-Todd Bodine. #21-Spencer Gallagher lost an engine during his lap. With 36 entries, all 36 trucks made the field. See complete results on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(4-20-2013)
    UPDATE: The #9-Ron Hornaday and #39-Ryan Sieg will drop to the rear at the start for unapproved adjustments following impound.(4-20-2013)

  • Kansas Qualifying Notes:

    Keystone Light Pole Winner: James Buescher
    Age: 23
    Team : No. 31 Rheem Chevy
    Owner:Steve Turner
    Crew Chief: Michael Shelton

    James Buescher won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 13th Annual SFP 250 with a lap of 30.285 seconds, 178.306 mph.
    This is his fourth pole in 98 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first pole and third top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his first pole in five races at Kansas Speedway.
    Miguel Paludo (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2013 and his first in three races at Kansas Speedway.
    Jeb Burton (third) posted his first top-10 start at Kansas Speedway.
    It is his fourth in four races this season.
    Jeb Burton (third) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(4-20-2013)

  • Qualifying order (pdf)

  • Buescher fastest in final practice: #31-James Buescher was fastest during final practice at Kansas Speedway with a speed of 178.737 mph. #4-Jeb Burton was second, followed by #32-Miguel Paludo, #19-Joey Logano, #98-Johnny Sauter, #18-Joey Coulter, #3-Ty Dillon, #8-Max Gresham, #51-Kyle Busch, and #62-Brendan Gaughan. 36 drivers practiced during the session. The teams of #98-Johnny Sauter and #51-Kyle Busch changed engines. #14-Brennan Newberry and #21-Spencer Gallagher both had separate incidents during the session. See complete results on the Kansas practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(4-19-2013)

  • Buescher fastest in first practice: #31-James Buescher was fastest during opening practice at Kansas Speedway with a speed of 178.873 mph. #4-Jeb Burton was second, followed by: #62-Brendan Gaughan, #8-Max Gresham, #98-Johnny Sauter, #32-Miguel Paludo, #3-Ty Dillon, #18-Joey Coulter, #88-Matt Crafton, #9-Ron Hornaday, Jr. 34 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Kansas practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(4-19-2013)

  • Entry list: There are 37 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway. Beginning this week, the top-25 based on 2013 owner's points are locked in, and are no longer based on 2012 points. See Owner Standings following Rockingham.
    Other notables:
    Joey Logano returns in the #19 for BKR;
    Kyle Busch will pilot his own #51;
    The #1, #6, and #30 are all TBA; (4-15-2013)
    UPDATE: Danny Efland will run the #6 this weekend for ESR. (4-17-2013)
    UPDATE 2: SS Greenlight Racing says Jamie Dick will be in the #07 this weekend. (4-18-2013)
    UPDATE 3: The #30 has withdrawn. The #1 has withdrawn. The #38 with J.J. Yeley was added. (4-19-2013)
    See the complete list on the Kansas Speedway entry list page


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 19-20, 2013

    Tire:
    Goodyear Wrangler Superspeedway Radials (Camping World Truck)

    Number of Tires:
    Left-side 375,
    Right-side 4500

    Set limits:
    Camping World Truck: 5 sets for the event

    Tire Codes:
    Left-side D-4554;
    Right-side D-4560

    Tire Circumference:
    Left-side 87.5 in. (2,222 mm);
    Right-side 88.4 in. (2,246 mm)

    Technical Inspection Inflation:
    Left Front 30 psi; Left Rear 30 psi
    Right Front 55 psi; Right Rear 50 psi

    Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front 30 psi; Left Rear 30 psi;
    Right Front 54 psi; Right Rear 50 psi

    Notes:
    While teams in both NASCAR series in action at Kansas this weekend will run the same Goodyear tire code on the right-side (D-4560), they will run different left-side codes . . . the left-side code for Camping World Truck teams is D-4554 . . . while Truck teams ran this left-side tire at Michigan last August, this is the first time they will be on this right-side tire . . . compared to what Truck teams ran at Kansas last season, this tire set-up features both compound and construction changes to both the left- and right-sides . . . 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 those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News & Notes

    No Going Back To Kansas Victory Lane

    Many have mastered Kansas Speedway  12 different NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers, to be exact. None has been able to do it more than once. A 13th different winner in Saturday's SFP 250 would break a record Kansas Speedway shares with Homestead-Miami Speedway. The latter string of 12 consecutive different winners began with the South Florida track's first appearance on the schedule in 1996 and continued through 2007.
    Four previous Kansas winners have entered this year's event: James Buescher (2012), Johnny Sauter (2010), Ron Hornaday Jr. (2008) and Todd Bodine (2005). Bodine was Homestead's first repeat winner in 2008.
    At least eight drivers who have won in the series  but not at Kansas  are expected to compete in Saturday's race, led by Kyle Busch, who would like to add to his 30 NCWTS victories  second most all-time in the series.
    Kansas Speedway, resurfaced since the truck series' last appearance, has a history of producing first-time series winners  four in all. Buescher, who went on to capture last year's championship, is the most recent. The others are Erik Darnell (2007), Jon Wood (2003) and the late Ricky Hendrick (2001).
    Among entrants looking for a first NCWTS victory is Joey Logano, who finished a close second at Rockingham Speedway to winner Kyle Larson. Clint Bowyer (2011) is the only Kansas truck winner to win as a NASCAR Sprint Cup regular.

    Reigning Champ Buescher Looks For Big Turnaround

    No NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion has been able to win back-to-back titles.
    Right now, it looks like James Buescher will extend that record unless his No. 31 Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet team executes a big turnaround.
    Buescher has yet to post a top-10 finish in the season's first three races. He sits eighth in current standings, 42 points behind leader Johnny Sauter following his 14th-place finish at Rockingham Speedway.
    This could be Buescher's bounce-back week. The defending winner of Saturday's SFP 250 turned promise into performance in 2012. The victory was the first of four for the Texan  and each came on a 1.5-mile intermediate-style race track.
    "There's no question the season hasn't started off the way our Rheem team was hoping," said Buescher, whose Turner Scott teammate Kyle Larson won at Rockingham  just as Kasey Kahne did for the organization a year ago. "It's not because we haven't run well.
    "I feel like we are always in contention for a win but we've just been bitten by some bad luck so far and don't have the end result to show for it."
    A 20th-place qualifying effort damaged Buescher's chances at Martinsville. He qualified in the top three at Daytona and Rockingham and led both races before settling for top-15 placings.
    "I think heading to Kansas this weekend couldn't come at a better time for this team," he said.

    Burton, Blaney Making Mark In Camping World Trucks

    Keep an eye on a few "young guns" when the green flag falls at Kansas Speedway.
    Jeb Burton, 20, has won back-to-back poles and sits second in the points standings. Ryan Blaney, 19, became the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' youngest winner last summer at Iowa Speedway and is proving that Brad Keselowski Racing has become a week-in, week-out contender.
    Burton finished 36th a year ago in his only Kansas appearance. But the series' Sunoco Rookie of the Year leader  by a 51 to 35 count over Blaney  has collected three consecutive top 10s in his No. 4 Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet.
    Blaney, meanwhile, counts a pair of eighth-place performances and ranks fifth in overall points. The Keselowski organization matched its best series race finish at Rockingham when Joey Logano finished second.
    "Switching over to the Ford camp this year has gone really well for BKR. We continue to make improvements and build on previous weeks to get our trucks ready for competition week in and week out," said Jeremy Thompson, the team's general manager.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Etc.

    Timothy Peters and Johnny Sauter need 15 and 22 laps led, respectively, to reach their 1,000th lap led in NCWTS competition. & Three teenagers finished among the top 10 at Rockingham (Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney and Erik Jones), matching the record set the previous week at Martinsville Speedway. & Last year's SFP 250 matched a pair of Kansas Speedway records: fewest cautions (five) and most lead changes (16).

  • Additional Kansas Camping World Truck Series Race Info:
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    Twitter - Kansas Speedway
    ESPN.com
    SPEEDtv.com

Next race: SFP 250

Countdown to race time: 05/9/2014 ~ 8:49 PM ET

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