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

THE RACE: WinStar World Casino 400K

TRACK: Texas Motor Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #7 of 22 for the 2013 season

Last Race: Dover International Speedway

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Race / Track Info

  • Race Date: Friday, June 7, 2013

  • Title Sponsor: WinStar World Casino 400K
  • Start Time: 9:00pm/et
  • 2012 Winner: Johnny Sauter.
  • 2012 Pole: Justin Lofton (based on rules/rainout)
  • Track Layout: 1.5 Mile
  • Length: 167 Laps, 250.5 Miles
  • Degree of Banking in Corners: 24 degrees
  • Degree of Banking on Dogleg: 5 degrees
  • Degree of Banking on Backstretch: 5 degrees
  • Length of Frontstretch: 2,250 feet
  • Length of Backstretch: 1,330 feet


Television Coverage/TV Team

  • TV: SPEEDtv
    Pre-race: 8:30pm/et
    Race: 9:00pm/et
    In the Booth: Rick Allen, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltirp
    Pit Reporters: Ray Dunlap, Hermie Sadler
    Pre-race Host: Krista Voda


Radio Coverage


Event Schedule

    Wednesday, June 5
    5:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (TRUCK PARKING-UNLOAD ONLY)

    Thursday, June 6
    6:30 AM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
    7:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
    10:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
    11:30 AM 12:45 PM NCWTS PRACTICE
    1:15 PM 2:30 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
    6:00 PM (7:00 PM) NCWTS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)

    7:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
    8:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES

    Friday, June 7
    12:00 PM NCWTS ACCESS TO HAULERS-ONLY
    2:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
    4:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
    4:00 PM 6:30 PM NCWTS Minors Admitted in the NASCAR Garage Area
    4:30 PM 5:30 PM NCWTS Autograph Session
    6:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VICTORY THEATER)
    7:35 PM NCWTS GRID TRUCKS (FRONT STRETCH  SINGLE FILE)
    7:40 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITY  CLEAR PIT ROAD
    8:00 PM (9:00 PM) NCWTS RACE (167 LAPS, 250.5 MILES)
    8:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES

    NOTE: All times listed are Central Time Zone unless otherwise indicated and are tentative, subject to change.


Race Rundown....news and links

  • Burton wins Texas: #4-Jeb Burton won the WinStar World Casino 400K on Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway, holding off a hard-charging #3-Ty Dillon. Dillon settled for second with #77-German Quiroga third, #88-Matt Crafton, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #98-Johnny Sauter, #29-Ryan Blaney, #31-James Buescher, and #32-Miguel Paludo close out the top-10. There were three caution flags for 16 laps, and 12 lead changes among eight drivers. Complete results are on the Texas race results page (pdf).(6-7-2013)

  • Texas Race Fast Facts:
    Jeb Burton won the 17th Annual WinStar World Casino 400, his first victory in 12 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in 2013. This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in one races at Texas Motor Speedway.
    Earlier today, Burton was recognized as a member of the NASCAR Next class of 2013.
    Ty Dillon (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in four races at Texas Motor Speedway.
    It is his fourth top-10 finish in 2013.
    German Quiroga (third) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Texas Motor Speedway.
    Matt Crafton leads the points standings by 23 points over Jeb Burton.(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(6-7-2013)

  • Driver standings following Texas:
    1) #88-Matt Crafton, 285
    2) #4-Jeb Burton, 262, -23
    3) #62-Brendan Gaughan, 250, -35
    4) #98-Johnny Sauter, 240, -45
    5) #29-Ryan Blaney, 238, -47
    6) #31-James Buescher, 235, -50
    7) #3-Ty Dillon, 232, -53
    8) #54-Darrell Wallace Jr., 218, -67
    9) #32-Miguel Paludo, 211, -74
    10) #60-Dakoda Armstrong, 209, -76
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(6-7-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Texasr are posted (pdf).(6-7-2013)


Qualifying Results, Practice Speeds, Entry List....news and links

  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Sauter on pole for WinStar World Casino 400k: #98-Johnny Sauter, who won both Texas races last season, won the pole for Friday night's race at Texas Motor Speedway after running a top speed at 180.222 mph. #3-Ty Dillon will start alongside in row one. #4-Jeb Burton was third, followed by: #62-Brendan Gaughan, #32-Miguel Paludo, #29-Ryan Blaney, #17-Timothy Peters, #88-Matt Crafton, #9-Ron Hornaday, and #19-Ross Chastain in the top-ten. See complete results on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(6-6-2013)

  • Texas Qualifying Notes:
    Johnny Sauter won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 17th Annual WinStar World Casino 400 with a lap of 29.963 seconds, 180.222 mph.
    This is his fifth pole in 115 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first pole and fourth top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his second pole in ten races at Texas Motor Speedway.
    Ty Dillon (second) posted his sixth top-10 start of 2013 and his fourth in four races at Texas Motor Speedway.
    Jeb Burton (third) posted his first top-10 start at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his seventh in seven races this season.
    Jeb Burton (third) was the fastest qualifying rookie.(NASCAR Statistics)(6-6-2013)

  • Qualifying order (pdf)

  • Burton leads rain-delayed practice at Texas: #4-Jeb Burton led the lone practice session at Texas Motor Speedway on Thursday. Originally, teams were to have two sessions, but rain and track drying altered the schedule, giving them just one extended session. Burton topped the charts with a top speed of 180.971 mph. #98-Johnny Sauter was second, followed by: #17-Timothy Peters, #51-Chad Hackenbracht, #88-Matt Crafton, #32-Miguel Paludo, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #77-German Quiroga, #3-Ty Dillon, and #24-Brennan Newberry. 32 trucks are entered for the event, and each truck turned at least one lap during the session. Practice speeds are posted on the Texas Practice page (pdf).(6-6-2013)

  • Entry list: There are 33 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Friday's WinStar World Casino 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. Chad Hachenbracht debuts in the 51. (6-3-2013)
    UPDATE: The #0 entry with Chris Lafferty has withdrawn and Lafferty moves to the #99, normally driven by Bryan Silas;
    Danny Efland moves into the #84 in place of Mike Harmon.(6-6-2013)
    See the complete list on the Texas Motor Speedway entry list page


Goodyear Tire Notes

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race No. 7 WinStar World Casino 400
    Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval)  Fort Worth, Tex.
    Fast Facts for June 7, 2013

    Tire: Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials

    Set limits: 6 sets for the event

    Number of Tires: Left-side450;
    Right-side 450

    Tire Codes: Left-side D-4392;
    Right-side D-4418

    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 50 psi; Right Rear 47 psi

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front23 psi; Left Rear 21 psi;
    Right Front 51 psi; Right Rear 47 psi

    Notes: This is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams have run at Texas since 2011, making this the fifth race at this track on this tire set-up . . . while this right-side tire code (D-4418) is unique to Texas for truck teams, they have run this left-side code (D-4392) at Chicagoland and Homestead in 2012 and Chicagoland, Darlington, Homestead and Nashville in 2011. . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners on all four tire positions at Texas . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


NASCAR News & Notes

    Texas Winners Likely To Revisit Victory Lane

    At Texas Motor Speedway, the wins come in bunches. Three drivers  Todd Bodine, Brendan Gaughan and Ron Hornaday Jr.  have won 13 of the track's 30 races.

    All three will compete in Friday night's WinStar World Casino 400 along with Johnny Sauter, who swept both of last year's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events at the 1.5-mile superspeedway.

    Sauter, who opened this season with victories at Daytona and Martinsville, isn't the first competitor to post a Texas two-step. Hornaday was the most recent driver to accomplish the feat, in 2008. Bodine won back-to-back as well  in the fall of 2005 and spring of 2006  and six times overall.

    Gaughan, however, remains the standard by which the Texas track's statistics are measured. The Las Vegas veteran became the track's first two-time winner with a season sweep in 2002, the year he also claimed rookie of the year honors. Gaughan returned the following season to record yet another sweep and in the process erased Jack Sprague's then record of three consecutive wins, set at Phoenix International Raceway in 1996-97.

    And by any measure, 2013 has become a vintage year for Gaughan, despite a 29th-place finish in Daytona's season-opening race. A fifth-place finish at Dover extended Gaughan's top-five finishing streak to four races. He's gone from 28th in the standings to third, 35 points behind leader Matt Crafton but five markers out of second.

    Teen Rookie Battle Heads To Lone Star State

    Youth continues to be served in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. And how. Dover's front row of Darrell Wallace Jr. and Chase Elliott set a new NASCAR national series standard by average age at 18.5 years. Wallace became the series' youngest 21 Means 21 Pole winner at age 19 years, seven months, 23 days. The average age of the top five qualifiers was an amazing 20.6  skewed upwards by Kyle Busch, 28.

    The battle for the checkered flag  unsurprisingly  wound up in the hands of veterans. Busch and Crafton finished one-two. But Ryan Blaney, the series' youngest winner last summer at Iowa Speedway, drove his No. 19 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford to a third-place finish. Jeb Burton holds the No. 2 spot in points. The two 19-year-olds are deadlocked in Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings.

    Burton has not competed at Texas Motor Speedway but the crew chief of his No. 4 Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet, Mike Hillman Jr., posted six victories there with Todd Bodine.

    Minting Points-Eligible Winner A KBM Goal

    Without a doubt, Kyle Busch remains the face of Kyle Busch Motorsports. Busch has posted 16 of the team's 20 victories, the most recent last week at Dover. The organization ranks second among active owners behind Richard Childress Racing's 28 wins. KBM, however, has yet to win with a NASCAR Camping World Truck points-eligible driver. That void could be filled soon, perhaps this week at Texas Motor Speedway.

    Sunoco Rookie Darrell Wallace Jr. has been solid in his freshman season with a 21 Means 21 Pole, a fifth-place finish and three of six races led. He is eighth in series standings.

    Joey Coulter, last year's Pocono winner, got off to a rough start but righted the ship with a second-place finish in Kansas and another top-10 performance in Dover. Coulter, who'll turn 23 on Saturday, has been the series' most successful competitor at Texas Motor Speedway over the past two seasons with a best average finish of 5.2 and is the only driver to have posted four top-10 finishes.

    KBM will field a third truck this week for Chad Hackenbracht, a 21-year-old ARCA race winner who is set to make four series starts in the No. 51 Toyota usually occupied by Busch.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Etc.

    Houston native David Starr will compete in his record-extending 30th consecutive NCWTS race at Texas Motor Speedway. He missed only the track's inaugural event in 1997. Starr's best finishes are a trio of third-place finishes in 2001-02. & Reigning series champion James Buescher, along with his wife Kris, will travel to Moore, Okla., on Wednesday to assist with cleanup and rebuilding efforts throughout the community that was hit by devastating tornadoes last week. Buescher's brother Michael lives in nearby Oklahoma City. & Buescher swept Keystone Light Poles at Texas in 2011. A victory Friday would give him wins on the facility's short tracks, dirt track and road course. (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(6-5-2013)


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