Last Race: Michigan International Speedway
Race Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
TV: FOX Sports 1
In the Booth: Rick Allen, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip
Pit Reporters: Ray Dunlap, Hermie Sadler
Pre-race Host: Krista Voda
Tuesday, August 20
1:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
2:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
3:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
7:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION CLOSES
Wednesday, August 21
8:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
9:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
10:00 AM 10:50 AM NCWTS PRACTICE
12:00 PM 1:30 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
4:35 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
5:45 PM NCWTS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (CONFERENCE ROOM)
7:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTION-SECURITY CLEAR PIT ROAD
8:00 PM NCWTS RACE (200 LAPS, 106.6 MILES)
8:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
Busch wins Bristol: #51-Kyle Busch won the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday night for his 3rd win of the season and 33rd of his Truck Series career. #17-Timothy Peters was second, followed by: #29-Ryan Blaney, #98-Johnny Sauter, #94-Chase Elliott, #3-Ty Dillon, #31-James Buescher, #9-Ron Hornaday, #19-Brad Keselowski and #88-Matt Crafton in the top-10. There were 5 caution flags for 32 laps, and 7 lead changes among 4 drivers. Complete results are on the Bristol race results page (pdf).(8-21-2013)
Bristol Race Fast Facts:
Kyle Busch(i) won the 16th Annual UNOH 200, his 33rd victory in 111 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his third victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2013.
This is his fourth victory and sixth top-10 finish in eight races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Timothy Peters (second) posted his fifth top-10 finish in nine races at Bristol Motor Speedway. It is his eighth top-10 finish in 2013.
Ryan Blaney (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Ryan Blaney (third) was the highest finishing rookie.
Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 49 points over James Buescher.
Driver standings following Bristol:
1) #88-Matt Crafton 498
2) #31-James Buescher 449, -49
3) #4-Jeb Burton # 445, -53
4) #3-Ty Dillon 440, -58
5) #17-Timothy Peters 426, -72
6) #32-Miguel Paludo 422, -76
7) #29-Ryan Blaney # 421, -77
8) #62-Brendan Gaughan 418, -80
9) #98-Johnny Sauter 409, -89
10) #18-Joey Coulter 399, -99
See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(8-21-2013)
Owner Standings following Bristol: are posted (pdf).(8-21-2013)
Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Bristol: (and their finish)
Caution 1: none, no one on track a lap or more down
Caution 2: #75-Holman, 17th
Caution 3: #33-Jones, 27th
Caution 4: #4-Burton, 13th
Caution 5: #32-Paludo, 12th
Elliott on pole for the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway: #94-Chase Elliott won the pole for Wednesday night's UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway, running a fast lap at 125.183 mph. Elliott is now the youngest pole winner in series history. #29-Ryan Blaney was second, followed by: #3-Ty Dillon, #17-Timothy Peters, #77-German Quiroga, #88-Matt Crafton, #19-Brad Keselowski, #31-James Buescher, #6-Justin Lofton, and #51-Kyle Busch. Jennifer Jo Cobb withdrew her entry after losing an engine in practice, and Mike Harmon withdrew after a wreck in practice. The remaining 36 entries made the event. There were multiple spins during the session, with #24-Brennan Newberry's machine suffering enough damage to force the team to a back-up. See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(8-21-2013)
Bristol Qualifying Notes:
Chase Elliott won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the 16th Annual UNOH 200 with a lap of 15.328 seconds, 125.183 mph.
This is his first pole in five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his first pole and fourth top-10 start in 2013.
This is his first pole at Bristol Motor Speedway. Ryan Blaney (second) posted his eighth top-10 start of 2013 and his second in two races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Ty Dillon (third) posted his first top-10 start at Bristol Motor Speedway. It is his ninth in 13 races this season.
Ryan Blaney (second) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
Busch fastest in final practice at Bristol:#51-Kyle Busch led the final practice session at Bristol Motor Speedway with a speed at 124.178 mph. #77-German Quiroga was second, followed by #3-Ty Dillon, #88-Matt Crafton, #29-Ryan Blaney, #19-Brad Keselowski, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #6-Justin Lofton, #75-Caleb Holman, and #17-Timothy Peters. 38 trucks participated in the session. See complete results on the Michigan practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(8-21-2013)
Wallace fastest in first practice at Bristol: #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr. was fastest during the opening practice at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday, running a fast lap at 124.387 mph. #94-Chase Elliott was second. He was followed by: #31-James Buescher, #17-Timothy Peters, #77-German Quiroga, #19-Brad Keselowski, #7-John Wes Townley, #29-Ryan Blaney, #24-Brennan Newberry, and #18-Joey Coulter. 38 trucks ran at least one lap in the session. See complete results on the Bristol practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(8-21-2013)
Entry list: There are 37 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Wednesday's UNOH200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The initial entry list shows 35, but the #10 of Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing and the #60 of Turn One Racing are a few of the expected late adds. The #84 usually driven by Mike Harmon is also not on the preliminary list. The #5 of Wauters Motorsports entered Tim George, Jr., but last week the team released a statement that he would be out of the ride for multiple races. Some other notes include:
Brad Keselowski in the #19;
Kyle Busch in the #51;
Ken Schrader in the #52;
Newcomers Brandon Jones in the #33; Nate Monteith in the #45; Ben Kennedy in the #96;
Matt McCall may be in the #92, but the entry is initially listed as Scott Riggs;
UPDATE: McCall has been confirmed in the 92;
UPDATE 2: Mike Harmon has been added in the #84; (8-19-2013)
UPDATE 3: Tyler Young has been added in the #02; B J McLeod added in the #78; Jake Crum moves into the #07;(8-19-2013)
UPDATE 4: The #5 and #78 have withdrawn;(8-21-2013)
See the complete list on the Bristol entry list page
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race No. 13 UNOH 200
Bristol Motor Speedway (0.533-mile oval) Bristol, Tenn.
Fast Facts for August 21-24, 2013
Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials (Camping World Truck)
Number of Tires:
Camping World Truck: Left-side - 325, Right-side 325
Camping World Truck: 4 sets for the event
Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4416; Right-side -- D-4526
Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.4 in. (2,220 mm); Right-side --
88.5 (2,248 mm)
Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front -- 26 psi; Left Rear -- 26
Right Front -- 42 psi; Right Rear -- 40 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 20 psi; Left Rear -- 18
Right Front -- 41 psi; Right Rear -- 38 psi
Notes: Teams in all three NASCAR series in action at Bristol this week will run the same Goodyear tire codes, though the Sprint Cup and Nationwide tires will be branded "Goodyear Eagle," while the Camping World Truck tires will be branded "Goodyear Wrangler" . . . for Sprint Cup teams, this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires they have run in the last two races at Bristol . . . Nationwide teams also ran this same combination at Bristol earlier this season . . . both Nationwide and Camping World Truck teams ran this right-side tire code (D-4526) with a different left-side code at Bristol in 2012 . . . this being Truck teams' first Bristol race on this left-side tire code (D-4416), it features both compound and construction changes compared to last season's left-side and will give the trucks more grip . . . unlike on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, on which teams generally do not run inner liners in their tires, teams are required to run liners in their right-side tires only at Bristol . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
France Family's Kennedy Makes Truck Debut
Ben Kennedy will want to be considered just another driver attempting to make his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race when Bristol Motor Speedway hosts the UNOH 200 on Wednesday night. The exception is Kennedy is not just another driver.
Kennedy, the great-grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr., will make his national series debut this Wednesday night in his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at BMS.
Kennedy is no stranger to racing at Bristol. His 42 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West starts include two trips to the .533-mile track with finishes of 10th and sixth in 2012 and 2013, respectively.
His mother is International Speedway Corporation President Lesa France Kennedy. Her son will be the first member of the France family to compete in a NASCAR national series event (NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR Nationwide or NASCAR Camping World Truck Series). His great grandfather raced stock cars prior to the creation of NASCAR.
Kennedy is a two-time winner this season in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East competition and a winner in the first NASCAR-sanctioned oval race in Europe last year in Tours, France in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. His NASCAR K&N Pro Series wins came at Five Flags Speedway in April and at Bowman Gray Stadium in June. The latter victory was special in that his grandmother, Betty Jane France, is a Winston-Salem, N.C., native and a Miss Bowman Grey Stadium prior to meeting her future husband Bill France Jr.
Kennedy will make three more starts in the trucks this year. The remaining races on his 2013 schedule are Iowa, Chicagoland and Homestead-Miami Speedways.
Peters Set High Standards In Last Year's Bristol Victory
Timothy Peters led all 204 laps en route to victory a year ago at Bristol Motor Speedway. He already has one win this year and he will go for his second consecutive win at the challenging .533-mile track on Wednesday night.
Peters, who has six career wins in the series in 152 starts, is currently on a streak of five consecutive seasons with at least one win. Peters picked up his first win of the year when he defended his 2012 win at Iowa Speedway, and a Bristol repeat would match his career-best win total in a season of two wins.
In eight previous starts at BMS, Peters also has two top-five and four top-10 finishes in addition to his victory.
Previous Bristol truck winners entered are Kyle Busch and Ron Hornaday Jr. Busch won three consecutive times (2008-10) while Hornaday won back-to-back in 1997-98. Hornaday led all 200 laps in 1997.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Etc.
Bristol native Nate Monteith looks to make his third career NCWTS start and first since 2009 this week&. Ken Schrader returns to the series this week in his first start since he made history winning the pole at Eldora Speedway earlier this season. Schrader has one Bristol pole in 2004. & Brad Keselowski will do triple-duty this week in Bristol, competing in NASCAR Camping World Truck, NASCAR Nationwide and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events.(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)
Congratulations 2015 Champ Kyle Busch
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