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

THE RACE: Lucas Oil 200

TRACK: Dover International Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #6 of 22 for the 2013 season

Last Race: Dover Intl Speedway

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Race / Track Info

  • Race Date: Friday May 31, 2013

  • Title Sponsor: Lucas Oil 200
  • Start Time: 4:50pm/et
  • 2012 Winner: Todd Bodine
  • 2012 Pole: Kevin Harvick
  • Track Layout: 1 Mile
  • Length: 200 Laps, 200 Miles
  • Degree of Banking in Corners: 24 degrees
  • Degree of Banking on Straights: 9 degrees
  • Length of Frontstretch: 1,076 feet
  • Length of Backstretch: 1,076 feet


Television Coverage/TV Team

  • TV: SPEEDtv
    Pre-race: 4:30pm/et
    Race: Approx. 5:00pm/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, May 29TH
    5:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (TRUCK PARKING ONLY)

    Thursday, May 30TH
    11:00 AM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
    11:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
    1:30 PM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
    2:30 PM 3:45 PM NCWTS PRACTICE
    4:15 PM 5:30 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
    5:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
    7:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES

    Friday, May 31ST
    7:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
    10:05 AM NCWTS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
    1:30 PM 2:15 PM NCWTS Autograph Session
    3:05 PM NCWTS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (NNS GARAGE-TENT )
    4:40 PM NCWTS DRIVERS INTRODUCTION
    5:00 PM APPROX. NCWTS RACE (200 LAPS, 200 MILES)
    5:15 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES


RACE INFORMATION....news and links

  • Busch wins Dover: #51-Kyle Busch won the Lucas Oil 200 on Friday. #88-Matt Crafton was second, followed by #29-Ryan Blaney, #94-Chase Elliott, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #17-Timothy Peters, #98-Johnny Sauter, #18-Joey Coulter, #4-Jeb Burton, and #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr. There were six caution flags for 29 laps, and seven lead changes among six drivers. Complete results are on the Dover race results page (pdf).(5-31-2013)

  • Dover Race Fast Facts:
    Kyle Busch won the 14th Annual Lucas Oil 200, his 32nd victory in 108 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his second victory and third top-10 finish in 2013.
    This is his third victory and fifth top-10 finish in eight races at Dover International Speedway.
    Matt Crafton (second) posted his eighth top-10 finish in 13 races at Dover International Speedway.
    It is his sixth top-10 finish in 2013.
    Ryan Blaney (third) posted his first top-10 finish in his first start at Dover International Speedway.
    Ryan Blaney (third) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 30 points over Jeb Burton.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(5-31-2013)

  • Driver standings following Dover:
    1) #88-Matt Crafton, 245
    2) #4-Jeb Burton, 215, -30
    3) #62-Brendan Gaughan, 210, -35
    4) #98-Johnny Sauter, 202, -43
    5) #29-Ryan Blaney, 201, -44
    6) #31-James Buescher, 200, -45
    7) #3-Ty Dillon, 188, -57
    8) #54-Darrell Wallace Jr., 180, -65
    9) #32-Miguel Paludo, 176, -69
    10) #60-Dakoda Armstrong, 176, -69
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(5-31-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Doverare posted (pdf).(5-31-2013)


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

     

  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Wallace on the pole for the Lucas Oil 200: #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr. won the pole for Friday night's race at Dover International Speedway with a speed of 156.617 mph. At 19, Wallace is now the youngest pole winner in Truck Series history. #94-Chase Elliott will start on the outside of row one in the second position. #4-Jeb Burton, #29-Ryan Blaney, #51-Kyle Busch, #3-Ty Dillon, #88-Matt Crafton, #77-German Quiroga, #8-Max Gresham, and #98-Johnny Sauter complete the top 10. #31-James Buescher hit the wall during his run and will start at the rear of the field in a back-up truck. See complete results on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(5-31-2013)

  • Dover Qualifying Notes:
    Darrell Wallace Jr. won the Keystone 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the 14th Annual Lucas Oil 200 with a lap of 22.986 seconds, 156.617 mph.
    This is his first pole in six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first pole and third top-10 start in 2013. This is his first pole in his first attempt at Dover International Speedway.
    Chase Elliott (second) posted his third top-10 start of 2013 and his first in one races at Dover International Speedway.
    Jeb Burton (third) posted his second top-10 start at Dover International Speedway. It is his sixth in six races this season.
    Darrell Wallace Jr. (first) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    Darrell Wallace Jr. becomes the youngest pole winner in series history at the age of 19. His birthdate is 10/08/1993.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(5-31-2013)

  • Qualifying order (pdf)

  • Elliott fastest in final practice: #94-Chase Elliott was fastest in final practice at Dover International Speedway with a speed of 153.702 mph. #4-Jeb Burton was second, followed by: #17-Timothy Peters, #32 Miguel Paludo, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #29-Ryan Blaney, #18-Joey Coulter, #19-Ross Chastain, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., and #51-Kyle Busch. 36 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Dover practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(5-30-2013)

  • Burton fastest in first practice: Rookie Jeb Burton was fastest during opening practice at a very hot Dover International Speedway on Thursday, with a speed of 152.066 mph. #29-Ryan Blaney was second, followed by: #51-Kyle Busch, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #3-Ty Dillon, #94-Chase Elliott, #31-James Buescher, #8-Max Gresham, #17-Timothy Peters, and #98-Johnny Sauter in the top 10. 28 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Dover practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(5-30-2013)

  • Entry list: There are 35 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Friday's Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway. A few notes: K&N Pro East driver CJ Faison debuts in trucks with the #07;
    Kyle Martel enters in the #59;
    Chase Elliott returns to trucks in the #94; (5-28-2013)
    UPDATE The #6 has withdrawn, bringing the entry count to 34. (5-29-2013)
    UPDATE 2: There are now 36 entries. Chris Lafferty has been entered in the 0 in palce of Clay Greenfield. The #50 with Danny Efland has been added, and the #38 with Johnny Chapman has been added.
    See the complete list on the Dover International Speedway entry list page


Goodyear Tire Notes

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race No. 6 Lucas Oil 200 Dover International Speedway (1.0-mile oval) Dover, Del. Fast Facts for May 31, 2013

    Tire:
    Goodyear Wrangler Superspeedway Radials (Camping World Truck)

    Number of Tires:
    Left-side  400;
    Right-side -- 400

    Set limits:
    6 sets for the event

    Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4394;
    Right-side -- D-4440

    Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.1 in. (2,212 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.4 in. (2,246 mm)

    Technical Inspection Inflation:
    Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi;
    Right Front -- 50 psi; Right Rear -- 47 psi

    Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 23 psi; Left Rear -- 21 psi;
    Right Front -- 49 psi; Right Rear -- 45 psi

    Notes:
    While teams in all three NASCAR series in action at Dover this week will run the same right-side tire code (D-4440), teams in the Camping World Truck Series will run a different left-side code (D-4394) than those in the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series . . . Camping World Truck teams ran this right-side code at Dover last season, though with a different left-side code . . . this tire set-up gives the trucks more stagger between the left- and right-side tires than what was run in last year's race . . . truck teams will also run this same set-up again at Kentucky next month . . . Dover is unique among NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, in that inner liners are required on all four tire positions . . . 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

    Expect The Unexpected At 'The Monster Mile'
    The unexpected is the norm at Dover International Speedway.
    Unpredictability will be the name of the game when the green flag drops on Friday's Lucas Oil 200. Previous race winners have come from here, there and everywhere.
    Kurt Busch, a rookie, won the inaugural race in 2000 after twice starting at the rear of the field.
    Jason Leffler, Chad Chaffin, Scott Speed, Brian Scott and Aric Almirola scored their first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victories at "The Monster Mile." Speed was only a season removed from Formula One competition, winning in his eighth NCWTS appearance.
    There have been 12 different winners in the event's 13 seasons. Kyle Busch, the series' second-leading career winner (31), is the only driver to visit Victory Lane twice. Full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers have won three times  Busch in 2005 and 2011 and Mark Martin in 2006.
    One competitor, Ron Hornaday Jr., has been able to win at Dover in a championship season (2007) although fellow series champions Ted Musgrave and Todd Bodine have won there  Bodine a year ago.
    Taken in sum, Friday's race figures to be a wide-open affair with Kyle Busch, Bodine and Hornaday the only previous winners entered in Friday's Lucas Oil 200.
    So who's next?
    Points leader Matt Crafton continues to search for his first Dover victory (best finish third, 2011) but he's finished top five in five consecutive races. Also winless is ThorSport Racing teammate Johnny Sauter, the season's only two-time winner. Sauter's best is fifth in 2009. He was 24th a year ago.
    The list of possible first-time winners in lengthy and includes Sunoco Rookie Darrell Wallace Jr., winner of a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at the track in 2011. Three-time pole winner Jeb Burton  ranked No. 2 in points  is another driver to watch.

    Buescher Dodged Bullet; Hopes To Gain At Dover
    James Buescher never will remember the May 17 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway as a high point of his NASCAR Camping World Truck career. But a sixth-place finish in a banged-up No. 31 Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet may have preserved his championship chances.
    Things could have been worse; a lot worse. He gained 10 positions over the race's final 14 laps to maintain contact with standings leader Matt Crafton. Buescher, bidding to become the first repeat series champion, ranks fifth 31 points off the lead.
    This week's stop at Dover International Speedway offers an opportunity to gain ground. Buescher, who'll be making his 100th series start, has logged top-10 finishes in his last three trips to "The Monster Mile" including a second in 2010. Statistically, however, Crafton has a slight edge in Driver Rating (89.8 vs. 83.9) and average finish (9.9 vs. 10.3).
    "It doesn't seem like it was that long ago that I made my first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start and now to have 100 starts under my belt is really cool," said Buescher. "The truck series has taught me a lot and to be able to represent them as champion is a dream come true."
    "I'm excited to get to Dover. It's a great track with some awesome fans and I hope we can get Rheem their first truck win of 2013."

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Etc.
    Crafton will make his 300th consecutive start this week and become the sixth series competitor to reach the 300-appearance plateau. & Kyle Busch has the most series wins on concrete surfaced tracks  seven. Ron Hornaday Jr. is next with four. & Red Horse Racing crew chief Mike Beam, who directs the No. 7 Toyota of John Wes Townley, has won races in all three NASCAR national series at Dover.


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