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

THE RACE: NC Education Lottery 200

TRACK: Charlotte Motor Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #5 of 22 for the 2013 season

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Race / Track Info

  • Race Date: Friday, May 17, 2013

  • Title Sponsor:N.C. Education Lottery
  • Start Time: 8:00pm/et
  • 2012 Winner: Justin Lofton
  • 2012 Pole: Ty Dillon
  • Track Layout: 1.5 Miles
  • Length: 134 Laps, 200 Miles
  • Degree of Banking in Corners: 24 degrees
  • Degree of Banking on Straights: 5 degrees
  • Length of Frontstretch: 1,980 feet
  • Length of Backstretch: 1,500 feet


Television Coverage/TV Team

  • TV: SPEEDtv

    Friday, May 17
    Final practice: 10:30 AM to noon ET
    Qualifying: 4:00 PM ET
    NCWTS Setup / pre-race: 7:30 PM ET
    Race: 8:00 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, May 16
    8:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
    9:00 AM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
    9:30 AM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
    9:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
    11:30 AM 1:30 PM NCWTS PRACTICE
    2:00 PM 4:30 PM NCWTS PRACTICE
    5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
    6:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES

    Friday, May 17
    6:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
    9:30 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDON DRAWING
    10:30 AM 11:50 AM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
    4:00 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
    5:15 PM 6:30 PM NCWTS Minors Admitted in the NASCAR Garage Area*
    5:50 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
    7:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
    8:00 PM NCWTS RACE (134 LAPS, 201 MILES)
    8:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES


RACE INFORMATION....news and links

  • Busch wins at Charlotte: #51-Kyle Busch won the NC Education Lottery 200 on Friday night. #62-Brendan Gaughan, #8-Max Gresham, #88-Matt Crafton, #3-Ty Dillon, #31-James Buescher, #32-Miguel Paludo, #7-John Wes Townley, #19-Ross Chastain and #6-Justin Lofton complete the top-10 finishers. There were eight caution flags for 40 laps, and seven lead changes among five drivers. Complete results are on the Charlotte race results page (pdf).(5-17-2013)

  • Charlotte Race Fast Facts:
    Kyle Busch won the 11th Annual North Carolina Education Lottery 200, his 31st victory in 107 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in 2013. It was his first win since Sept. 24, 2011 at New Hampshire.
    This is his fifth victory and seventh top-10 finish in eight races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He has more wins at Charlotte than any other track in the series.
    This is Busch's 113th NASCAR national series victory.
    Brendan Gaughan (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in eight races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his third top-10 finish in 2013.
    Max Gresham (third) posted his career-best finish. His previous best was 11th at Martinsville on Oct. 27, 2012.
    Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 22 points over Jeb Burton.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(5-17-2013)

  • Driver standings following Charlotte:
    1) #88-Matt Crafton, 202
    2) #4-Jeb Burton, 180, -22
    3) #3-Ty Dillon, 175, -27
    4) #62-Brendan Gaughan, 171, -31
    5) #31-James Buescher, 171, -31
    6) #98-Johnny Sauter, 165, -37
    7) #29-Ryan Blaney, 106, -42
    8) #60-Dakoda Armstrong, 153, -49
    9) #32-Miguel Paludo, 150, -52
    10) #54-Darrell Wallace Jr. 144, -58 See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(5-17-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Charlotte are posted (pdf).(5-17-2013)


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

     

  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Burton on the pole for the NC Education Lottery 200: #4-Jeb Burton won the pole for Friday's NC Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Burton ran a top speed at 181.372 mph. It is his third pole of the season. #3-Ty Dillon, #17-Timothy Peters, #51-Kyle Busch, #32-Miguel Paludo, #6-Justin Lofton, #19-Ross Chastain, #60-Dakoda Armstrong, #29-Ryan Blaney, and #77-German Quiroga close out the top 10. See complete results on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(5-17-2013)

  • Charlotte Qualifying Notes:
    Jeb Burton won the Keystone 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the 11th Annual North Carolina Education Lottery 200 with a lap of 29.773 seconds, 181.372 mph.
    This is his third pole in ten NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his third pole and fifth top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his first pole in two races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
    Ty Dillon (second) posted his fourth top-10 start of 2013 and his second in two races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
    Timothy Peters (third) posted his fourth top-10 start at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
    It is his second in five races this season.(NASCAR Integrated Marketing PR)

  • Qualifying order (pdf)

  • Peters fastest in final practice: #17-Timothy Peters was fastest in final practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway prior to Friday night's 200-mile race. Peters clocked the fastest speed at 180.965 mph. #29-Ryan Blaney, #3-Ty Dillon, #77-German Quiroga, #32-Miguel Paludo, #6-Justin Lofton, #4-Jeb Burton, #51-Kyle Busch, #60-Dakoda Armstrong, #31-James Buescher complete the top 10. 37 of the entered 38 trucks turned at least one lap during the session. The #51-Kyle Busch team changed an engine, their second change in as many days. See complete speed results on the Charlotte practice 3 speeds page (pdf).(5-17-2013)

  • Burton fastest in second practice: #4-Jeb Burton was fastest during the second practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday. Burton paced the second session with a speed of 180.572 mph. #17-Timothy Peters, #88-Matt Crafton, #98-Johnny Sauter, #19-Ross Chastain, #29-Ryan Blaney, #77-German Quiroga, #3-Ty Dillon, #32-Miguel Paludo, and #51-Kyle Busch complete the top 10. 38 of the entered 38 trucks for Friday's nights race participated in the session. See complete results on the Charlotte practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(5-16-2013)

  • Dillon fastest in first practice: #3-Ty Dillon was fastest during opening practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday. During what is being considered a test day for all of the teams, Dillon led the way with a speed of 179.283 mph. #31-James Buescher was second, followed by: #51-Kyle Busch, #19-Ross Chastain, #29-Ryan Blaney, #4-Jeb Burton, #2-Brad Keselowski, #98-Johnny Sauter, #17-Timothy Peters, #88-Matt Crafton. See complete results on the Charlotte practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(5-16-2013)

  • Entry list: There are 38 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Friday's N.C. Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Notables include: Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch in their own entries;
    Tim George, Jr. and the #5 Wauters Motorsports team switch from Ford to Chevy. (5-13-2013)
    UPDATE: Mike Harmon has replaced Chris Fontaine, who was listed on the preliminary entry list, in the #84.(5-16-2013)
    See the complete list on the Charlotte Motor Speedway entry list page


Goodyear Tire Notes

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race No. 5 N.C. Education Lottery 200
    Charlotte Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) Concord, N.C.
    Fast Facts for May 16-18, 2013

    Tire:
    Goodyear "Support Our Troops" Speedway Radials

    Number of Tires:
    Left-side 500, Right-side 500

    Set limits:
    3 sets for Thursday test day and 5 sets for Friday practice/qualifying/race

    Tire Codes:
    Left-side D-4428; Right-side D-4552

    Tire Circumference:
    Left-side 87.5 in. (2,223 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:
    Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series will run the same Goodyear tire codes at Charlotte this week . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that teams in both of these series ran at Charlotte last season . . . this left-side tire code (D-4428) dates back to Charlotte in 2011 for Sprint Cup teams . . . this right-side tire code (D-4552) was run by Cup teams at Darlington last weekend . . . in Camping World Truck, Charlotte is the only track at which teams run either of these two tire codes . . . normally, Sprint Cup tires are branded "Goodyear Eagle" and Camping World Truck tires are branded "Goodyear Wrangler," however, throughout Charlotte's Speed Weeks, all tires will be decaled with "Support Our Troops" as part of the Goodyear Gives Back program . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Charlotte . . . 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

    Busch, Crafton Share Charlotte Connection
    Matt Crafton won his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. So did Kyle Busch. The two enter Friday night's North Carolina Education Lottery 200 with the same  albeit slightly different  agendas.
    Each wants a victory.
    Crafton, however, might be willing to sacrifice the trophy in exchange for maintaining or adding to his series points lead. For Busch, a four-time Charlotte truck winner but not NCWTS points eligible, it's all about the "W." Thus, it wouldn't be surprising to see Crafton's No. 88 ThorSport Racing Toyota go fender-to-fender with Busch's No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Tundra.
    Busch owns a significant statistical advantage  over Crafton and everyone else in the field. His 129.2 Driver Rating includes series bests of average finish (3.6), laps led (335), number of fastest laps (205), and percentage of laps in the top 15 (88.9).
    Crafton's Driver Rating (96.4) is fifth best and includes most green flag passes (307) and most quality passes (254) and most top-10 finishes (seven).
    Busch and Crafton aren't the only Charlotte winners in the field. Justin Lofton won the race a year ago while Ron Hornaday Jr. is a two-time winner (2007, '09). The four-time series champion ranks second to Busch in Driver Rating (113.2) and has finished among the top five in six of eight Charlotte races.
    Busch, Crafton and Hornaday have won seven of the past eight Charlotte races.

    Second Last Year, Keselowski Ready For 'Do-Over'
    Close, but no trophy and no record.
    That was the story a year ago at Charlotte Motor Speedway for Brad Keselowski. Bidding to become the 24th competitor to win in all three of NASCAR's national series, Keselowski lost the lead to Justin Lofton on the North Carolina Education Lottery 200's final restart and finished second.
    It also kept Keselowski and his father, Bob, from becoming the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' first son-father winners.
    Keselowski, who's finished second three times in NCWTS competition, gets his next do-over Friday night. Brad Keselowski Racing will enter three Fords, for Keselowski, Ross Chastain and Ryan Blaney.
    Blaney, the series' youngest winner a year ago at age 18, is running for the championship. He ranks fourth, 21 points behind leader Matt Crafton. Chastain is competing for BKR on a limited basis.
    At 20, Keselowski got his chance in the series with his family's team. BKR exists to identify future stars, he said.
    "Giving back and reinvesting in our sport is critical," Keselowski said. "Someone [Dale Earnhardt Jr.] gave me a chance to prove myself and I feel it's the only thing to do to give a young driver a chance in good equipment."

    Townley, Red Horse Participate In NASCAR Day Giving
    Friday's 10th Annual NASCAR Day wraps up this year's "Ten Days of Giving" tour that included a May 8 stop in Atlanta. NCWTS competitor John Wes Townley, a Watkinsville, Ga., native, participated in the event before heading for Charlotte with his No. 7 Red Horse Racing Toyota team.
    The team presented the George Washington Carver Boys & Girls Club with a new TV for their gaming room. Townley did a question-and-answer session and spent time playing the NASCAR game on the Wii with the kids.
    "It means a lot to come out here and give back to my local community," Townley said. "This sport has given me so much. It's always been my dream to drive and if I can give back, it's really an honor.
    "I have three younger siblings, so I've been around kids for a while."
    Camping World, the Official Outdoor and RV Retailer of NASCAR, has joined the cause this year and will make the limited-edition pin, designed by NASCAR's first officially licensed artist Sam Bass, available now until May 17 at Camping World SuperCenters nationwide for a $10 donation to The NASCAR Foundation.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Etc.
    Friday night's North Carolina Education Lottery 200 ends a near month-long break in the NCWTS schedule. Drivers will compete on three of the next four weekends at Charlotte, Dover and Texas Motor Speedway. & Crafton's standings lead over ThorSport Racing teammate Johnny Sauter is 13 points. The pair has won three of the year's first four races and fashioned a combined eight top-10 finishes. & Busch is the only driver to win from the pole (2010).

  • Additional Charlotte Camping World Truck Series Race Info:
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    ESPN.com
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