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THE RACE: Smith's 350

TRACK: Las Vegas Motor Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #17 of 22 for the 2013 season

Last Race: Chicagoland Speedway

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Race / Track Info

  • Race Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013

  • Title Sponsor: Smith's
  • Start Time: 8:30pm/et
  • 2012 Winner: Nelson Piquet Jr.
  • 2012 Pole: Joey Coulter
  • Track Layout: 1.5 Miles
  • Length: 146 Laps, 219 Miles
  • Degree of Banking in Corners: 20 degrees
  • Degree of Banking on Straights: Front - 9 degrees; Back - 9 degrees
  • Length of Frontstretch: 2,275 feet
  • Length of Backstretch: 1,572 feet


Television Coverage/TV Team

  • TV: FOX Sports 1
    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

    Friday, September 27

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

    Saturday, September 28

    7:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
    8:00 AM NCWTS RANDON DRAWING
    8:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS
    9:00 AM 10:15 AM NCWTS PRACTICE
    10:45 AM 12:00 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
    12:15 PM 4:00 PM NCWTS Minor's Permitted into Garage Area*
    3:15 PM (6:15 PM) NCWTS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
    4:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
    5:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITYCLEAR PIT ROAD
    5:30 PM (8:30 PM) NCWTS RACE (146 LAPS, 219 MILES)
    6:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES


Race Rundown....news and links

  • Peters wins Las Vegas: #17-Timothy Peters won the Sam's 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after taking the lead following a restart just three laps from the finish. #98-Johnny Sauter finished second. He was followed by: #32-Miguel Paludo, #3-Ty Dillon, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #9-Ron Hornaday, #7-John Wes Townley, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #31-James Buescher, and #8-Max Gresham. Points leader #88-Matt Crafton finished 11th, ending his streak of top-10s at 16 races. There were nine cautions for 38 laps and 13 lead changes among 9 leaders. Complete results are on the Las Vegas race results page (pdf).(9-28-2013)

  • Las Vegas Race Fast Facts:
    Timothy Peters won the 17th Annual Smith's 350, his seventh victory in 157 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his second victory and 10th top-10 finish in 2013.
    This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in six races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway .
    Johnny Sauter (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in five races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway . It is his 10th top-10 finish in 2013.
    Miguel Paludo (third) posted his first top-10 finish in three races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway . Darrell Wallace Jr. (fifth) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 41 points over James Buescher.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(9-28-2013)

  • Driver standings following Las Vegas:
    1) #88-Matt Crafton 644
    2) #31-James Buescher 603, -41
    3) #3-Ty Dillon 591, -53
    4) #4-Jeb Burton # 571, -73
    5) #32-Miguel Paludo 567, -77
    6) #17-Timothy Peters 559, -85
    7) #29-Ryan Blaney # 552, -92
    8) #98-Johnny Sauter 541, -103
    9) #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., # 538, -106
    10) #62-Brendan Gaughan 520, -124
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(9-28-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Iowa: are posted (pdf).(9-28-2013)


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

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Dillon on pole at Las Vegas: #3-Ty Dillon won the Keystone Light Pole for the Smith's 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a speed of 177.078 mph. #6-Justin Lofton will start second. The rest of the top 10: #31-James Buescher, #4-Jeb Burton, #88-Matt Crafton, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #32-Miguel Paludo, #9-Ron Hornaday, #8-Max Gresham, and #51-Chad Hackenbracht. Every entry made the event. The starting lineup is posted on the Las Vegas starting lineup page (pdf).(9-28-2013)

  • Las Vegas Qualifying Notes:
    Ty Dillon won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 17th Annual Smith's 350 with a lap of 30.495 seconds, 177.078 mph.
    This is his fourth pole in 42 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first pole and 13th top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his first pole in two races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway .
    Justin Lofton (second) posted his fifth top-10 start of 2013 and his second in four races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway .
    James Buescher (third) posted his third top-10 start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway . It is his 11th in 17 races this season.
    Jeb Burton (fourth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(9-28-2013)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Dillon fastest in final practice in Las Vegas: #3-Ty Dillon was fastest in final practice for the Smith's 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Dillon led the way with a fast lap at 176.482 mph. #31-James Buescher was second, followed by: #24-Brennan Newberry, #6-Justin Lofton, #17-Timothy Peters, #19-Ross Chastain, #8-Max Gresham, #4-Jeb Burton, #62-Brendan Gaughan, and #9-Ron Hornaday. 27 of the entered 29 trucks ran at least one lap during the session. See complete results on the Las Vegas practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(9-28-2013)

  • Paludo fastest in first practice in Las Vegas: #32-Miguel Paludo was fastest in the opening practice for the Smith's 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday. Paludo ran a fast lap at 175.382 mph. #3-Ty Dillon was second, followed by: #31-James Buescher, #88-Matt Crafton, #24-Brennan Newberry, #6-Justin Lofton, ##19-Ross Chastain, #9-Ron Hornaday, #62-Brendan Gaughan, and #51-Chad Hackenbracht. 25 of the entered 29 trucks ran at least one lap during the session. #4-Jeb Burton and #77-German Quiroga had separate issues and were forced to their back-up trucks. See complete results on the Las Vegas practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(9-28-2013)

  • Entry list: There are 29 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Friday's Smith's 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Some notes include;
    Chris Lafferty is back in the #0;
    Justin Lofton returns in the #6;
    Chris Jones and the #93 team are entered.(9-23-2013)
    See the complete list on the Las Vegas entry list page.


Goodyear Tire Notes

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Race No. 17 Smith's 350 Las Vegas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) Las Vegas, Nev. Fast Facts for September 27-28, 2013

    Tire: Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials

    Number of Tires: Left-side - 425, Right-side - 425

    Set limits: 6 sets for the event

    Tire Codes: Left-side - D-4524; Right-side - D-4528

    Tire Circumference: Left-side - 87.4 in. (2,220 mm); Right-side - 88.6 in. (2,250 mm)

    Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front -34 psi; Left Rear -34 psi; Right Front - 62 psi; Right Rear - 58 psi

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front - 30 psi; Left Rear - 30 psi; Right Front - 58 psi; Right Rear - 54 psi

    Notes: This is the same combination of left- an right-side tires that NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams ran at Las Vegas last season . . . this is also the same tire set-up that NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide teams have run at this track in 2012 an 2013 . . . this is the only track at which these two tire codes are scheduled to be run in 2013 . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Las Vegas . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


NASCAR News & Notes

    Hackenbracht Looks To Keep KBM In Owner's Championship Battle

    Chad Hackenbracht will make his fourth start of the season for Kyle Busch Motorsports and it comes at an important time for the No. 51 Toyota team. Thanks to Hackenbracht's second-place finish in the truck at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and team owner Kyle Busch's victory at Chicagoland Speedway, the team has closed to within 18 points of the lead in the battle for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner's championship.

    Hackenbracht will try to keep the team's streak of five consecutive top-10 finishes going at Las Vegas Speedway in Saturday night's Smith's 350. If his most recent performance is any indication, he could keep the pressure on the No. 88 ThorSport Racing Toyota driven by series points leader Matt Crafton.

    Thanks to team owner Busch's four wins this season, the No. 51 team is within striking distance of the owner's crown with six races remaining. Erik Jones has also collected a runner-up finish for the team at Iowa Speedway in July. The team's nine top-five finishes in 16 events is best in the series in 2013.

    Kyle Busch Motorsports won the NCWTS owner title in 2010  its first season in the series.

    Crafton continues to enjoy a comfortable, 41-point advantage in driver championship standings. He has one victory at Kansas Speedway in April. The Tulare, Calif. driver has finished second three times in his most recent four starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway including a year ago when he was passed on the final lap by Nelson Piquet Jr.

    Crafton's worst finish in the past five races is a fifth. His average finish in eight LVMS starts in 9.0  second among entered drivers to ThorSport teammate Johnny Sauter, the race's 2009 winner.

    Gaughan Comes Home In Search Of Season's First Victory

    Brendan Gaughan returns home to Las Vegas this weekend and is looking for his first series win since 2003, a season in which he won six races. One of those victories came at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the veteran driver would like to get his next win at home in front of his family and friends. Gaughan has performed well at his home track through the years with two top-five, four top-10 finishes and one pole award.

    If he does pick up the win this weekend he would help keep a rare record in place. There has never been a back-to-back winner at the track. Two drivers have won twice at the track (series champions Jack Sprague and Mike Skinner) but no other driver has been able to win more than once. Drivers entered for this weekend that have won at the track include David Starr (2002); Gaughan (2003); Johnny Sauter 2009); and Ron Hornaday Jr. (2011).

    There have been six consecutive different winners and 14 different winners in the track's most recent 15 races.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Etc.

    Second generation driver John Hunter Nemechek, son of 1992 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Joe Nemechek, will make his NCWTS debut at Martinsville Speedway in October. & Several series regulars took advantage of an off weekend to compete in the NNS race at Kentucky Speedway. Ryan Blaney led the group with his victory followed by Matt Crafton (third), Jeb Burton (eighth), Dakoda Armstrong (13th) and Joey Coulter (18th). & Armstrong also gets a new crew chief as Doug George will take over for the remainder of the season at Turn One Racing. Former crew chief Joe Shear Jr. moves to Ken Schrader Racing where he will take over and lead a planned effort next year for NASCAR K&N Pro Series East winner Cole Custer. & Sharp-Gallaher Racing announced this week it will relocate its shop from Denver, N.C. to Mooresville, N.C.


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