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

THE RACE: Pocono Mountains 125

TRACK: Pocono Raceway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #11 of 22 for the 2013 season

Last Race: Eldora Speedway

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Race Rundown/Results | Entry/Practice/Qualifying | Goodyear Notes | News & Notes


Race / Track Info

  • Race Date: Saturday, August 3, 2013

  • Title Sponsor: Pocono Mountains 125
  • Start Time: 1:00pm/et
  • 2012 Winner: Joey Coulter
  • 2012 Pole: Nelson Piquet
  • Track Layout: 2.5 Miles
  • Length: 125 Laps, 50 Miles
  • Banking in Turn 1: 14 degrees Frontstretch: 3,740 feet
  • Banking in Turn : 8 degrees Backstretch: 3,055 feet
  • Banking in Turn 3: 6 degrees Shortstretch: 1,780 feet


Television Coverage/TV Team

  • TV: SPEEDtv
    Pre-race: 12:30pm/et
    Race: 1:00pm/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

    Thursday, August 1
    12:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
    1:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
    2:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
    4:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
    6:30 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES

    Friday, August 2
    7:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
    8:00 AM NCTWS DRIVER & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
    9:00 AM 11:20 AM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
    12:00 PM 1:00 PM NCWTS Autograph Session
    2:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
    3:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES

    Saturday, August 3
    6:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
    10:00 AM NCWTS QUALIFYING (ALL POSITIONS)
    11:20 AM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (GARAGE)
    12:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTION
    1:00 PM NCWTS RACE (60 LAPS,150 MILES)
    1:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES


Race Rundown....news and links

  • Blaney wins Pocono: After a rain delay and seeing two attempts at a green-white-checkered flag finish, #29-Ryan Blaney won the Pocono Mountains 125 at Pocono Raceway on Saturday. #32-Miguel Paludo, #77-German Quiroga, #18-Joey Coulter, #19-Ross Chastain, #9-Ron Hornaday, #54-Darrell Wallace, #88-Matt Crafton, #62-Brendan Gaughan, and #24-Brennan Newberry complete the top-10. There were four caution flags for 10 laps, and nine lead changes among seven drivers. Complete results are on the Pocono race results page (pdf).(8-3-2013)

  • Pocono Race Fast Facts:
    Ryan Blaney won the 4th Annual Pocono Mountains 125 , his second victory in 20 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first victory and seventh top-10 finish in 2013.
    This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in one races at Pocono Raceway.
    Miguel Paludo (second) posted the best finish of his career. It is his first top-10 finish in three races at Pocono Raceway, and seventh top-10 finish in 2013.
    German Quiroga (third) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Pocono Raceway. The third-place finish matches the best finish of his career (Texas, 6/7/13).
    Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 52 points over Jeb Burton.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(8-3-2013)

  • Driver standings following Pocono:
    1) #88-Matt Crafton, 429
    2) #4-Jeb Burton, 377, -52
    3), #29-Ryan Blaney, 367, -62
    4) #31-James Buescher, 365, -64
    5) #3-Ty Dillon, 361, -68
    6) #62-Brendan Gaughan, 354, -75
    7) #32-Miguel Paludo, 351, -78
    8) #17-Timothy Peters, 350, -79
    9) #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., 347, -82
    10) #98-Johnny Sauter, 345, -84
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(8-3-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Pocono: are posted (pdf).(8-3-2013)


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

  • Rain delays the start at Pocono Raceway: Rain washed out qualifying at Pocono Raceway on Saturday morning and delayed the start of the Pocono Mountains 125. The sun is shining and track drying efforts are now underway, but it will take a while to dry the 2.5-mile track. Driver introductions were pushed back to 1:00 PM, the original race start time. (8-3-2013)
    UPDATE: Track drying a success at Pocono. Expected race start time is 1:45 PM.(8-3-2013)

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Paludo on pole for the Pocono Mountains 125 at Pocono Raceway: Rain washed out qualifying at Pocono Raceway on Saturday morning, giving #32-Miguel Paludo the pole position for the Pocono Mountains 125 based on Friday's practice speeds. #19-Ross Chastain will start second. The remainder of the top 10 are: #4-Jeb Burton, #77-German Quiroga, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #29-Ryan Blaney, #30-Todd Bodine, #31-James Buescher, #88-Matt Crafton, and #18-Joey Coulter. 36 were entered for the event, giving every truck a starting spot. See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(8-3-2013)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Paludo fastest in practice at Pocono: #32-Miguel Paludo was fastest during the one and only practice session for the trucks at Pocono Raceway in preparation for Saturday's Pocono Mountains 125. Paludo had a fast lap at 167.673 mph. #19-Ross Chastain was second, followed by: #4-Jeb Burton, #77-German Quiroga, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #29-Ryan Blaney, #30-Todd Bodine, #31-James Buescher, #88-Matt Crafton, and #18-Joey Coulter closing out the top-10. 34 of the 36 entered drivers participated in the session. See complete results on the Pocono practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(8-2-2013)

  • Entry list: There are 33 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Pocono Mountains 125 at Pocono Raceway. Some notes include:
    The #13 ThorSport entry and the #10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing entry are not entered;
    Dominick Casola is in the #28;
    Todd Bodine is back, this week in the #30 for TSM;
    Chad Hackenbracht returns to the #51;
    David Starr returns to the #81; (7-29-2013)
    UPDATE: Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing's #0 and #10 are expected to be at Pocono, bringing the total entries to 35.(7-29-2013)
    UPDATE 2: The #84 was driver TBA, will be driven by Mike Harmon.(7-31-2013)
    UPDATE 3: Ricky Ehrgott is now entered in the 81 in place of Starr and J.J. Yeley is in place of Cockrum in the #07.(8-1-2013)
    UPDATE 4: Tony Raines has been added in the #38 RSS Racing entry.(8-2-2013)
    See the complete list on the Pocono Raceway entry list page


Goodyear Tire Notes

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race No. 11 Camping World 125 Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile triangle) Long Pond, Pa. Fast Facts for August 2-4, 2013

    Tire: Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials (Camping World Truck)

    Set limits: 4 sets for the event

    Number of Tires: Left-side - 325, Right-side - 325

    Tire Codes: Left-side - D-4548; Right-side - D-4520

    Tire Circumference: Left-side - 87.4 in. (2,220 mm); Right-side - 88.3 in. (2,243 mm)

    Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front - 26 psi; Left Rear - 26 psi; Right Front -- 36 psi; Right Rear -- 36 psi

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -17 psi; Left Rear - 17 psi; Right Front -- 37 psi; Right Rear -- 34 psi

    Notes:This is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that NASCAR Sprint Cup teams ran at Pocono earlier this season and teams in both of these series ran at the track last season . . . these teams also ran this right-side tire code (D-4520) twice on Phoenix's recently repaved surface in 2012 . . . for 2013, Pocono is the only track on which these tire codes are scheduled to be run . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners on all four tire positions at Pocono . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


NASCAR News & Notes

    Coulter Eyes Pocono After Strong Run At Eldora

    All season long Joey Coulter looked forward to the inaugural Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway. Coulter, who has experience on dirt tracks, knew he could have a chance to run well at the historic track and it showed last week in Ohio.

    Although Coulter didn't win the event at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, he was the highest-finishing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular (fourth). Coulter, who also competed in the invitation-only Late Model event prior to the trucks hitting the track, strategically made his way through traffic and finished in the top five after starting 11th in the star-studded field.

    The fourth-place showing was his best finish since a second at Kansas in April. It was also his second consecutive top-10 finish, and fourth this season for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

    The Miami Springs, Fla., native now sets his sights on Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, where he picked up his lone series win last year. Coulter moved up from his fourth-place starting position in last year's race at Pocono and took the lead on lap 44 of the 50-lap event. The win came in his 36th career NCWTS start.

    The Tricky Triangular suits Coulter's driving style, as he finished sixth in his only other truck start at the Long Pond, Penn. track. Last week's solid performance also moved Coulter up one spot in the points standings to 12th.

    Pocono Feature Halfway Point Of Season

    The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' fourth visit to Pocono Raceway also marks the halfway point of the 2013 season.

    Matt Crafton's impressive streak of 10 top 10s in each of the first 10 races this season is still intact and his lead over Jeb Burton has grown to 48 points.

    Crafton has used his consistency to propel him past teammate Johnny Sauter after the fourth race of the season and he hasn't looked back since. Crafton also picked up his first series win since 2011 and became a father for the first time this spring  the only thing left for a personal trifecta would be his first NCWTS title.

    One of the many drivers on his heels is Jeb Burton. Burton moved into second place in the standings after Charlotte and has remained behind Crafton ever since.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Etc.

    Two-time series champion Todd Bodine will return to action with a new team at Pocono, driving the No. 30 Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet. Bodine began the season driving the No. 13 truck for ThorSport Racing scoring a pair of 11th-place finishes at Daytona and Martinsville, respectively. Bodine finished 18th in his most recent start at Texas Motor Speedway in June. Bodine will pilot the same No. 30 truck that Kyle Larson took to Victory Lane at Rockingham and finished second to Austin Dillon last week at Eldora Speedway. & Pennsylvania natives Todd Peck and Kyle Martel will attempt to make their first starts of the season at Pocono while Dominick Casola also returns to the series attempting to make his first start since 2010 at Talladega. (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(7-30-2013)


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