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

THE RACE: National Guard 200

TRACK: Michigan International Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #12 of 22 for the 2013 season

Last Race: Pocono Raceway

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Race/Track Info TV Coverage | Radio Coverage | Event Schedule |
Race Rundown/Results | Entry/Practice/Qualifying | Goodyear Notes | News & Notes


Race / Track Info

  • Race Date: Saturday, August 17, 2013

  • Title Sponsor: National Guard
  • Start Time: 12:30pm/et
  • 2012 Winner:Nelson Piquet
  • 2012 Pole:Joey Coulter
  • Track Layout: 2 Mile
  • Length: 100 Laps, 200 Miles
  • Degree of Banking in Corners: 18 degrees
  • Degree of Banking on Straights: Front - 12 degrees; Back - 5 degrees
  • Length of Frontstretch: 3,600 feet
  • Length of Backstretch: 2,242 feet


Television Coverage/TV Team

  • TV: FOX Sports 1
    Saturday, August 17, 2013
    Qualifying: 9:30am/et
    Pre-race: 12:00pm/et
    Race: 12:30pm/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 15
    1:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
    1:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
    2:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
    6:30 PM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION CLOSES

    Friday, August
    8:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
    9:30 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
    10:30 AM 11:50 AM NCWTS PRACTICE
    2:00 PM 3:20 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
    4:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
    4:00 PM 5:00 PM NCWTS Autograph Session
    5:30 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES

    Saturday, August 17
    6:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
    9:35 AM NCWTS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)

    10:45 AM NCWTS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (MICHIGAN ROOM)
    12:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTION-SECURITYCLEAR PIT ROAD
    12:30 PM NCWTS RACE (100 LAPS, 200 MILES)
    1:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES


Race Rundown....news and links

  • Buescher wins Michigan: #31-James Buescher made a late pass over #51-Kyle Busch in the closing laps of the National Guard 200 at the Michigan International Speedway and held on to claim his first win of the 2013 season. Busch finished second, followed by: #3-Ty Dillon, #19-Joey Logano, #32-Miguel Paludo, #17-Timothy Peters, #7-John Wes Townley, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #88-Matt Crafton, and #4-Jeb Burton. There were seven caution flags for 29 laps, and 10 lead changes among five drivers. Complete results are on the Michigan race results page (pdf).(8-17-2013)

  • Michigan Race Fast Facts:
    James Buescher won the 14th Annual Michigan National Guard 200, his fifth victory in 106 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2013. Buescher's last win came at Kentucky Speedway on Sept. 21, 2012.
    This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in five races at Michigan International Speedway.
    Kyle Busch (second) posted his sixth top-10 finish in seven races at Michigan International Speedway. It is the fourth time he has finished second at Michigan in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
    Ty Dillon (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Michigan International Speedway.
    Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 51 points over Jeb Burton .
    (NASCAR Statistics)(8-17-2013)

  • Driver standings following Michigan:
    1) #88-Matt Crafton, 464
    2) #4-Jeb Burton, 413, -51
    3) #31-James Buescher, 412, -52
    4) #3-Ty Dillon, 402, -62
    5) #32-Miguel Paludo, 391, -73
    6) #62-Brendan Gaughan, 390, -74
    7)#17-Timothy Peters, 382, -82
    8) #29-Ryan Blaney, 379, -85
    9) #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., 370, -94
    10) #98-Johnny Sauter, 369, -95
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(8-17-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Michigan: are posted (pdf).(8-17-2013)


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

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Burton on pole for the National Guard 200 at Michigan International Speedway: #4-Jeb Burton set a new track record at the two-mile Michigan International Speedway, winning the pole with a top speed at 185.759 mph. #62-Brenadan Gaughan will start alongside row one in second. He is followed by: #31-James Buescher, #8-Max Gresham, #3-Ty Dillon, #88-Matt Crafton, #51-Kyle Busch, #32-Miguel Paludo, #18-Joey Coulter and #9-Ron Hornaday, Jr. 32 trucks were entered for the event, giving every entry a starting position. See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(8-17-2013)

  • Michigan Qualifying Notes:
    Jeb Burton won the Keystone 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the 14th Annual Michigan National Guard 200 with a track qualifying record lap of 38.760 seconds, 185.759 mph. The previous track record was 184.101 mph, set by Joey Coulter in August of 2012.
    Burton's pole speed was the fourth-fastest pole-winning speed in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history.
    This is his fourth pole in 17 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his fourth pole and 10th top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his first pole in one races at Michigan International Speedway.
    Brendan Gaughan (second) posted his seventh top-10 start of 2013 and his second in eight races at Michigan International Speedway.
    James Buescher (third) posted his fourth top-10 start at Michigan International Speedway. It is his sixth in 12 races this season.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(8-17-2013)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Busch fastest in final practice at Michigan: #51-Kyle Busch was fastest in the final practice on Friday at Michigan International Speedway. Busch ran the fast lap at 187.578 mph. #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr. was second. He was followed by: #98-Johnny Sauter, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #18-Joey Coulter, #19-Joey Logano, #3-Ty Dillon, #29-Ryan Blaney, #31-James Buescher, and #16-Brett Moffitt. 27 trucks participated in the session. See complete results on the Michigan practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(8-16-2013)

  • Wallace fastest in first practice at Michigan: #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr. was fastest during the opening practice session for the trucks at Michigan International Speedway on Friday. Wallace ran the fast lap at 185.634 mph. #31-James Buescher was second. #19-Joey Logano, #18-Joey Coulter, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #88-Matt Crafton, #9-Ron Hornaday, Jr, #3-Ty Dillon, #51-Kyle Busch, and #77-German Quiroga close out the top-10. 27 trucks ran at least one lap in the session. See complete results on the Michigan practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(8-16-2013)

  • Entry list: There are 31 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's National Guard 200 at Michigan International Speedway. Some notes include:
    Brett Moffitt is in the #16;
    Joey Logano returns to the #19;
    Kyle Busch is in his own #51;
    Danny Efland in the #50;(8-12-2013)
    UPDATE: The #5 Wauters Motorsports entry will not be racing in Michigan. There are now 30 entries.(8-15-2013)
    UPDATE 2: Yeley moved to the 07; the 38 added with Scott Riggs; the 75 added with Todd Peck; Jake Crum entered in the 81;. Total entries now at 32.(8-16-2013)
    See the complete list on the MIS entry list page


Goodyear Tire Notes

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race No. 12 Michigan National Guard 200 Michigan International Speedway (2.0-mile oval) Brooklyn, Mich. Fast Facts for August 16-17, 2013

    Tire: Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials

    Set limits: Camping World Truck: 5 sets for the event

    Number of Tires: Camping World Truck: Left-side - 400, Right-side - 400

    Tire Codes:Left-side -- D-4554; Right-side -- D-4560

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.5 in. (2,222 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 -- 24 psi; Left Rear -- 22 psi; Right Front -- 51 psi; Right Rear -- 48 psi

    Notes: Teams in both NASCAR series in action at Michigan this weekend will run the same right-side tire code (D-4560), though they will run different left-side codes . . . the Camping World Truck Series' left-side code is D-4554, and is the same left-side that truck teams ran at Michigan last August . . . this is the first time they have run this right-side tire at Michigan . . . compared to what they ran at this track last year, this right-side features just a slight reduction in gage (tread thickness) . . . Truck Series teams did run this exact combination of left- and right-side tires at Kansas earlier this season . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners on all four tire positions at Michigan . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


NASCAR News & Notes

    Streak Of Recent Michigan Winners To Continue

    With Brendan Gaughan the only previous NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race winner at Michigan entered in Saturday's Michigan National Guard 200 it means the streak of new winners over the past eight races will continue.

    Gaughan, who enters this weekend looking for his first win of the season, won in 2003 at the track. There have been eight different winners beginning with Dennis Setzer's 2005 victory.

    Greg Biffle and Travis Kvapil are the only two-time Michigan winners but neither is entered in this week's race.

    One driver who could continue the streak of different winners is Miguel Paludo. Paludo looks to continue his impressive run to a first NCWTS victory at Michigan International Speedway and also set a new personal record.

    In his two previous starts at MIS, the Brazilian native has enjoyed success with a pair of top 10s highlighted by a third-place finish in 2011. Paludo has already equaled his career-best season total of seven top-10 finishes and can set a new career mark if he keeps his streak alive at MIS.

    While Ryan Blaney doesn't have any previous starts at Michigan in a truck, he enters this weekend on a roll after his win at Pocono. The 19-year old driver also has some experience at the two-mile oval finishing second in an ARCA race earlier this year.

    In fact, Blaney could be a part of two streaks this weekend at the track. He would be the ninth consecutive different winner at MIS and also the first driver win back-to-back races since Johnny Sauter did it to open the 2013 campaign.

    Armstrong Returns To Michigan With New Crew Chief

    Dakoda Armstrong returns to Michigan, site of his career-best NCWTS finish of third last season. His No. 60 Turn One Racing Chevrolet team will be accompanied by a new crew chief, someone who knows how to put winning trucks in Victory Lane.

    Joe Shear Jr., a nine-time series winner, recently was named Armstrong's crew chief and Michigan will be the first race for the duo.

    Shear long has enjoyed success in the truck series, and turned the wrenches earlier this season in helping Johnny Sauter pick up a pair of wins (Daytona International Speedway & Martinsville Speedway) before deciding to step down at ThorSport Racing back in July. Shear and Sauter combined for seven victories during their ThorSport tenure.

    Shear's first series victory came in 1997 with Sauter's older brother Jay. The Richard Childress Racing pair won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

    Shear also was the overseer of trucks driven by the late Tony Roper and Kevin Cywinski, which recorded top-20 championship finishes in 1998-99.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Etc.

    Two NASCAR Sprint Cup competitors  Kyle Busch and Joey Logano  will compete in the Michigan National Guard 200. Busch attempts to add Michigan to the list of nine tracks on which he has won in all three NASCAR national series. With a victory on Saturday, Logano becomes the 24th driver to post victories in NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck series. & Saturday's race will mark the debut of the series on the new FOX Sports 1.


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