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

THE RACE: American Ethanol 225

TRACK: Chicagoland Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #16 of 22 for the 2013 season

Last Race: Iowa Speedway

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Race / Track Info

  • Race Date: Friday, September 13, 2013

  • Title Sponsor: American Ethanol 225
  • Start Time: 8:30pm/et
  • 2012 Winner: James Buescher
  • 2012 Pole: Justin Lofton
  • Track Layout: 1.5 Miles
  • Length: 150 Laps, 225 Miles
  • Degree of Banking in Turns: 1-4: 18 degrees
  • Degree of Banking on tri-oval: 11 degrees
  • Degree of Banking on Backstretch: 5 degrees
  • Length of Frontstretch: 2,400 feet
  • Length of Backstretch: 1,700 feet


Television Coverage/TV Team

  • TV: FOX Sports 1
    Practice: 10:00am/et
    Final practice: noon/et
    Qualifying: 4:00pm/et
    Pre-race: 8:00pm/et
    Race: 8:30pm/et
    In the Booth: Rick Allen, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip
    Pit Reporters: Ray Dunlap, Hermie Sadler
    Pre-race Host: Danielle Trotta


Radio Coverage


Event Schedule

    Thursday, September 12
    11:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
    12:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
    1:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
    4:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
    5:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES

    Friday, September 13
    7:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
    8:00 AM NCTWS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
    9:00 AM 10:30 AM NCWTS PRACTICE
    11:00 AM 11:50 AM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
    3:05 PM (4:05 PM) NCWTS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
    5:25 PM NCWTS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (TENT)
    7:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTION-SECURITY CLEAR PIT ROAD
    7:30 PM (8:30 PM) NCWTS RACE (150 LAPS, 225 MILES)
    8:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES


Race Rundown....news and links

  • Busch wins Chicagoland: #51-Kyle Busch won the EnjoyIllinois.com 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on Friday night. #19-Brad Keselowski finished second. #29-Ryan Blaney, #88-Matt Crafton, #3-Ty Dillon, #7-John Wes Townley, #24-Austin Dillon, #31-James Buescher, #4-Jeb Burton, and #98-Johnny Sauter close out the top-10. There were five caution flags for 27 laps, and 12 lead changes among four drivers. Complete results are on the Chicagoland race results page (pdf).(9-13-2013)

  • Chicagoland Race Fast Facts:
    Kyle Busch won the 5th Annual EnjoyIllinois.com 225, his 34th victory in 112 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his fourth victory and seventh top-10 finish in 2013.
    This is his third victory and fourth top-10 finish in four races at Chicagoland Speedway.
    Brad Keselowski (second) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Chicagoland Speedway. It is his third top-10 finish in 2013.
    Ryan Blaney (third) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Chicagoland Speedway.
    Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 41 points over James Buescher. (NASCAR Statistics)(9-13-2013)

  • Driver standings following Chicagoland:
    1) #88-Matt Crafton 609
    2) #31-James Buescher 568, -41
    3) #3-Ty Dillon 550, -59
    4) #4-Jeb Burton # 539, -70
    5) #29-Ryan Blaney # 527, -82
    6) #32-Miguel Paludo 526, -83
    7) #17-Timothy Peters 512, -97
    8) #98-Johnny Sauter 499, -110
    9) #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., # 498, -111
    10) #62-Brendan Gaughan 483, -126
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(9-13-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Iowa: are posted (pdf).(9-13-2013)


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

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Burton on pole for the EnjoyIllinois225.com at Chicagoland Speedway: #4-Jeb Burton won the pole for Friday night's EnjoyIllinois.com 225 Speedway, running a fast lap at 175.148 mph. #3-Ty Dillon will start second. He is followed by: #32-Miguel Paludo, #6-Justin Lofton, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #18-Joey Coulter, #51-Kyle Busch, #88-Matt Crafton, #31-James Buescher, and #24-Austin Dillon. 36 teams entered the event, giving every entry a starting spot. See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(9-13-2013)

  • Chicagoland Qualifying Notes:
    Jeb Burton won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 5th Annual EnjoyIllinois.com 225 with a lap of 30.831 seconds, 175.148 mph.
    This is his fifth pole in 21 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his fifth pole and 12th top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his first pole in one races at Chicagoland Speedway.
    Ty Dillon (second) posted his 12th top-10 start of 2013 and his second in two races at Chicagoland Speedway.
    Miguel Paludo (third) posted his third top-10 start at Chicagoland Speedway. It is his 10th in 16 races this season.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(9-13-2013)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Burton fastest in final practice in Chicago: #4-Jeb Burton was fastest during final practice at Chicagoland Speedway. He 175.347 mph. #3-Ty Dillon was second quick, followed by: #6-Justin Lofton, #88-Matt Crafton, #98-Johnny Sauter, #19-Brad Keselowski, #32-Miguel Paludo, #24-Austin Dillon, #77-German Quiroga, and #31-James Buescher. 32 of the entered 36 trucks ran at least one lap during the session. See complete results on the Chicagoland practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(9-13-2013)

  • Keselowski fastest in first practice in Chicago: #19-Brad Keselowski was fastest in the opening practice session at Chicagoland Speedway on Friday, topping the charts with a fast lap at 176.085 mph. #3-Ty Dillon was second. He was followed by: #51-Kyle Busch, #31-James Buescher, #9-Ron Hornaday, Jr., #4-Jeb Burton, #18-Joey Coulter, #24-Austin Dillon, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., and #32-Miguel Paludo in the top-10. 34 of the entered 36 trucks ran at least one lap during the session. See complete results on the Chicagoland practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(9-13-2013)

  • Entry list: There are 35 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Friday's EnjoyIllinois.com 225 at Chicagoland Speedway. Some notes include;
    Ben Kennedy was entered in the #96 and TSM #30, the #96 since withdrew;
    Brad Keselowski (#19) and Kyle Busch (#51) are in their own entries;
    Danny Efland returns to the #50;
    Dakoda Armstrong was not on the initial entry list, but expected in the #60;
    Scott Riggs returns to the #92;
    The #84 is TBA; (9-9-2013)
    UPDATE: Mike Harmon will be in the #84; (9-9-2013)
    UPDATE 2: Kenny Wallace will be in the #81;
    UPDATE 3: J.J. Yelley added in the #38;
    Austin Dillon in place of an ailing Brennan Newberry in the #24. (9-13-2013)
    See the complete list on the Chicagoland entry list page


Goodyear Tire Notes

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race No. 16 EnjoyIllinois.com 225 Chicagoland Speedway (1.5-mile oval) Joliet, Ill. Fast Facts for September 13-15, 2013

    Tire: Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials (Camping World Truck)

    Set limits: Camping World Truck: 6 sets for the event

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

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4392; Right-side - D-4410

    Tire Circumference: Left-side - 87.1 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 - 48 psi; Right Rear - 45 psi

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front - 20 psi; Left Rear - 20 psi; Right Front - 48 psi; Right Rear - 44 psi

    Notes: Teams in all three NASCAR series in action at Chicagoland this weekend will run the same 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" . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that teams in all three series have run at Chicagoland since 2011 . . . this is also the same exact tire set-up that these teams have run at Homestead over that same span . . . NASCAR teams have also run this left-side tire code (D-4392) with a different right-side code at both Texas (all three series) and Darlington (Cup and Nationwide) earlier this season . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Chicagoland . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


NASCAR News & Notes

    Reigning Champion Buescher Continues Impressive Run

    Just like last season during his run to his first NASCAR championship, the second half of the season is proving to be James Buescher's time of the year. Buescher picked up his first win at Iowa Speedway on Sunday and now he returns to Chicagoland Speedway where he won last year. With his second victory in the past four races, the Texas native now sits just 37 points behind leader Matt Crafton.

    Buescher's path to his first title was similar in that he was in the same spot in the standings (third) last year entering the final third of the season. The Katy, Texas native has enjoyed a mid-season turnaround that has seen his average finish over the first half of the season  11th  improve to fourth over the past four races, thanks to a pair of wins (Michigan and Iowa) over that time span.

    With the help of his recent surge in the standings, Buescher has improved from a season-low of 12th-place in the standings heading into Kansas Speedway to his current second-place standing.

    Two of Buescher's four wins came last year at Kentucky Speedway, a track that has already hosted its lone truck race this season back in June. If Buescher is going to catch Crafton, his ability to run up front in the four 1.5-mile tracks remaining on the schedule could be the key.

    In addition to Chicagoland Speedway this weekend, the teams also will compete on intermediate tracks at Las Vegas, Texas and Homestead-Miami Speedways.

    Wallace Jr. Looks To Join First-Time Winners Club At Chicago

    Darrell Wallace Jr. has endured a roller coaster season and it appears the NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduate is slowly making his way toward the top of the standings.

    Wallace has enjoyed a pair of top-five finishes over the past two events and heads to Chicago as a strong contender to join the other first-time winners in the series this season.

    Wallace, who is the first African-American to compete full-time in the NCWTS in more than six years, has already built an impressive resume in his NASCAR career.

    Wallace has won poles in both the NCWTS and last season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and has a career-best NCWTS finish of fourth at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in the first road course event for the series in over a decade.

    Wallace has scored two top 10s in a row after suffering 21st and 28th place finish at Michigan and Bristol, respectively.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Etc.

    Brad Keselowski will make another start in his No. 19 Ford this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. Ross Chastain won the pole in the truck at Iowa Speedway last weekend and finished second. & Ben Kennedy scored another respectable finish as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East regular finished 15th at Iowa in his second career truck start. Kennedy will make his first start on a 1.5-mile track Friday night at Chicagoland Speedway. & Two-time Chicagoland series winner Kyle Busch will do triple duty this weekend, beginning with Friday night's stint in the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota.(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(9-10-2013)


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