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

THE RACE: UNOH 225

TRACK: Kentucky Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #8 of 22 for the 2013 season

Last Race: Texas Motor Speedway

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Race / Track Info

  • Race Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013

  • Title Sponsor: UNOH 225
  • Start Time: 8:00pm/et
  • 2012 Winner:James Buescher
  • 2012 Pole: Matt Crafton
  • Track Layout: 1.5 Miles
  • Length: 150 Laps, 225 Miles
  • Degree of Banking in Corners: 14 degrees
  • Degree of Banking on Straights: Front - 8 degrees; Back - 4 degrees
  • Length of Frontstretch: 1,662 feet
  • Length of Backstretch: 1,600 feet


Television Coverage/TV Team

  • TV: SPEEDtv
    Qualifying: 5:00pm/et
    Pre-race: 7:30pm/et
    Race: 8:00pm/et
    In the Booth: Rick Allen, Phil Parsons
    Pit Reporters: Ray Dunlap, Hermie Sadler, Michael Waltrip
    Pre-race Host: Krista Voda


Radio Coverage


Event Schedule

    Wednesday, June 26TH
    11:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
    12:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
    1:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
    4:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
    5:30 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES

    Thursday, June 27TH
    9:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
    9:30 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
    10:30 AM 11:30 AM NCWTS PRACTICE
    12:00 PM 1:30 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
    5:05 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
    6:15 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (BLUEGRASS HALL)
    7:35 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITY CLEAR PIT ROAD
    8:00 PM NCWTS RACE (150 LAPS, 225 MILES)
    8:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES

    Note: All times listed in Eastern Time Zone and are tentative, subject to change.


Race Rundown....news and links

  • Dillon wins Kentucky: #3-Ty Dillon won Thursday night's UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. It was his first win of the year. #19-Brad Keselowski was second. #51-Kyle Busch, #31-James Buescher, #29-Ryan Blaney, #17-Timothy Peters, #32-Miguel Paludo, #77-German Quiroga, #4-Jeb Burton, and #88-Matt Crafton were the remainder of the top-10. There were six caution flags for 25 laps, and five lead changes among four drivers. Complete results are on the Kentucky race results page (pdf).(6-27-2013)

  • Kentucky Race Fast Facts:
    Ty Dillon won the 3rd Annual UNOH 225, his second victory in 33 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in 2013.
    This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in four races at Kentucky Speedway.
    Ty Dillon's win makes him the youngest NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race winner at Kentucky Speedway; he is 21 years and 4 months old. James Buescher was the youngest NCWTS winner at Kentucky Speedway prior to this race.
    Brad Keselowski(i) (second) posted his second top-10 finish in four races at Kentucky Speedway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2013.
    Kyle Busch(i) (third) posted his fourth top-10 finish in four races at Kentucky Speedway.
    Ryan Blaney (fifth) was the highest finishing rookie. Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 22 points over Jeb Burton. (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(6-27-2013)

  • Driver standings following Kentucky:
    1) #88-Matt Crafton, 319
    2) #4-Jeb Burton, 297, -22
    3) #3-Ty Dillon, 279, -40
    4) #31-James Buescher, 275, -44
    5) #98-Johnny Sauter, 272, -47
    6) #29-Ryan Blaney, 272, -47
    7) #62-Brendan Gaughan, 267, -52
    8) #32-Miguel Paludo., 248, -71
    9) #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., 236, -83
    10) #17-Timothy Peters, 234, -85
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(6-27-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Kentucky: are posted (pdf).(6-27-2013)


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

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)

  • Blaney on pole for UNOH 225 at Kentucky: #29-Ryan Blaney won the pole for Thursday night's race at Kentucky Speedway. It is his first career pole. Blaney ran a fast lap at 175.160 mph. #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr. was second. He was followed by: #7-John Wes Townley, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #18-Joey Coulter. #51-Kyle Busch, #88-Matt Crafton, #77-German Quiroga, #17-Timothy Peters, and #32-Miguel Paludo in the top-10.Brett Moffitt, in his debut in the #13, wrecked during his lap and will go to a back-up truck. See complete results on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(6-27-2013)

  • Kentucky Qualifying Notes:
    Ryan Blaney won the Keystone 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the 3rd Annual UNOH 225 with a lap of 30.829 seconds, 175.160 mph.
    This is his first pole in 17 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first pole and fifth top-10 start in 2013.
    It is his fourth consecutive top-10 start.
    This is his first pole in two races at Kentucky Speedway.
    Darrell Wallace Jr. (second) posted his fourth top-10 start of 2013 and his first in one races at Kentucky Speedway.
    John Wes Townley (third) posted his first top-10 start at Kentucky Speedway.
    It is his first in eight races this season.(NASCAR Statistics)(6-27-2013)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Gale fastest in final practice at Kentucky: #30-Cale Gale was fastest during final practice at Kentucky Speedway. It is Gale's first race of the 2013 season. Gale ran a fast lap at 174.961 mph. #17-Timothy Peters, #4-Jeb Burton, #77-German Quiroga, #7-John Wes Townley, #18-Joey Coulter, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #29-Ryan Blaney, #19-Brad Keselowski and #32-Miguel Paludo were the top-10. 35 trucks practiced during the session. Practice speeds are posted on the Kentucky final practice page (pdf).(6-27-2013)

  • Wallace fastest in first practice at Kentucky: #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr. led the way in first practice at Kentucky Speedway with a fast lap at 174.605 mph. The practice was delayed at the start while track drying took place, and delayed again due to weepers on the racing surface. #32-Miguel Paludo was second quick. The remainder of the top-10 were: #4-Jeb Burton, #18-Joey Coulter, #51-Kyle Busch, #77_german Quiroga, #29-Ryan Blaney, #18-Brad Keselowski, #88-Matt Crafton, and #3-Ty Dillon. 32 trucks made at least one lap during the session. Practice speeds are posted on the Texas Practice page (pdf).(6-27-2013)

  • Entry list: There are 35 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Thursday night's UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Some notes include:
    Brett Moffitt replaces Todd Bodine in the #13;
    Cup drivers - Brad Keselowski is in his #19 and Kyle Busch in his #51;
    Cale Gale returns to trucks for the first time this year in the #30 for TSM; (6-24-2013)
    See the complete list on the Kentucky Speedway entry list page


Goodyear Tire Notes

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -Race No. 8 UNOH 225 Kentucky Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) Sparta, Ky. Fast Facts for June 27, 2013

    Tire:
    Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials

    Set limits: 5 sets for the event

    Number of Tires: Left-side -350; Right-side -- 350

    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 -- 48 psi; Right Rear -- 45 psi

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 22 psi; Left Rear -- 20 psi; Right Front -- 46 psi; Right Rear -- 42 psi

    Notes: While teams in all three NASCAR series in action at Kentucky this week will run the same right-side tire code (D-4440), teams in the Camping World Truck Series will run a slightly different left-side code (D-4394) than those in the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that Camping World Truck teams ran at Kentucky in June 2012 and twice in 2011 . . . truck teams also ran this same tire set-up at Dover last month . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Kentucky . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


NASCAR News & Notes

    Paludo Hopes Luck Will Change At Kentucky

    Although he has run near the front in most of the races and has led 40 laps this season, Miguel Paludo has not been able to record the finishes he felt he has deserved. The Brazilian has finished in the top 10 in four of the seven races so far in 2013. He has run well on 1.5-mile tracks and hopes that will continue this weekend in Kentucky, where his best finish is eighth in five starts.

    Although he hasn't scored the finishes he had hoped for, Paludo is confident entering Thursday night's UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway.

    "Turner Scott Motorsports, especially the No. 32 team, has been fast at all the mile-and-a-half tracks so far and we're able to say that we had a shot to win everywhere we've gone," said Paludo. "Going into Kentucky, I feel like we have everything we need to win. We performed really well there last year, we've led practice sessions, qualified well and run up front, and I believe that the No. 32 team is a lot stronger than we were last year. There is nothing stopping us from winning our first race this weekend."

    Paludo started fifth in the first race last year and in the second race scored his only top 10. Paludo's best finishes so far this season are a pair of seventh-place showings at Daytona and Charlotte, respectively.

    NASCAR Ladder System Working For NASCAR Next's Moffitt

    The NASCAR ladder system continues to prove that it is a great way for drivers to gain experience and climb NASCAR's rungs. Current NASCAR K&N Pro Series East competitor Brett Moffitt of Grimes, Iowa, will make his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start Thursday in the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. It will be his second national series start overall. Moffitt finished ninth in his lone NASCAR Nationwide Series start at Iowa Speedway in 2012.

    Moffitt is no stranger to success during his climb up the NASCAR ladder. Moffitt has enjoyed nine wins in 54 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts highlighted by 39 top-10 finishes. The 20-year-old driver was recently announced as a member of the 2013 edition of NASCAR Next, an industry initiative that began in 2011 to highlight NASCAR's rising stars.

    "A mile-and-a-half track will be a new experience for me but I can't wait to get behind the wheel and start learning," said Moffitt, who'll drive the No. 13 ThorSport Racing Toyota as teammate to series points leader Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Etc.

    Thursday night's race marks the 300th consecutive start for SS Green Light Racing, a streak that dates to 2001. SS Green Light becomes the fifth team to reach 300 consecutive appearances. Owner Bobby Dotter's drivers at Kentucky are CJ Faison and Todd Peck. ThorSport Racing is the series record holder with a continuing record streak of 376 races. & Cale Gale returns to driving this weekend at Kentucky in the No. 30 truck for Turner Scott Motorsports. It will be the first time he has piloted a NCWTS vehicle since he won the season-ending race last November at Homestead-Miami Speedway. & NTS Motorsports has announced that road racing veteran Max Papis will field an entry with the team in the only road course stop on the schedule this season at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Sept. 1. & & Four-time NCWTS champion Ron Hornaday Jr., series director Chad Little and Derrike Cope were among five inductees into the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame on June 20 in Napa, Calif.


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