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

THE RACE: fred's 250 Powered by Coca-Cola

TRACK: Talladega Superspeedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #18 of 22 for the 2013 season

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Race / Track Info

  • Race Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013

  • Title Sponsor: fred's 250
  • Start Time: 4:00pm/et
  • 2012 Winner: Parker Kligerman
  • 2012 Pole: Ty Dillon
  • Track Layout: 2.66 Miles
  • Length: 94 Laps, 250.04 Miles
  • Degree of Banking in Corners: 33 degrees
  • Degree of Banking on Straights: Front - 16.5 degrees; Back - 2 degrees
  • Length of Frontstretch 4,300 feet
  • Length of Backstretch: 4,000 feet


Television Coverage/TV Team

  • TV: FOX Sports 1

    Friday, October 18
    Practice: 10:30 to 12:30am/et
    Qualifying: 5:30pm/et

    Saturday, October 19
    Pre-race: 3:30pm/et (FoxSports2)
    Race: 4:00pm/et
    In the Booth: Rick Allen, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip
    Pit Reporters: Ray Dunlap, Hermie Sadler, Bob Dilner
    Pre-race Host: Krista Voda


Radio Coverage


Event Schedule

    Thursday, October 17

    10:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
    10:30 AM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
    11:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
    5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
    7:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES

    Friday, October 18

    8:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
    8:30 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
    9:30 AM 11:30 AM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
    2:15 PM 3:00 PM NCWTS Autograph Session
    4:10 PM (5:10 PM) NCWTS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
    7:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES

    Saturday, October 19

    9:00 AM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
    10:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
    10:00 AM 1:30 PM NCWTS Minors Admitted into Garage Area*
    10:30 AM NCWTS SPOTTERS MEETING(DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
    11:00 AM NCWTS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
    2:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTION-SECURITY CLEAR PIT ROAD
    3:00 PM (4:00 PM) NCWTS RACE (94 LAPS, 250.04 MILES)
    3:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES


Race Rundown....news and links

  • Sauter wins Talladega: #98-Johnny Sauter won the Fred's 250 at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday as a multi-truck wreck broke out behind him on the last lap. #81-David Starr was second. #19-Ross Chastain, #20-Parker Kligerman, #60-Dakoda Armstrong, #1-Timmy Hill, #7-John Wes Townley, #8-Max Gresham, #88-Matt Crafton, and #51-Kyle Busch close out the top-10. There were seven cautions for 29 laps and 29 lead changes among 13 leaders. Complete results are on the Talladega race results page (pdf).(10-19-2013)

  • Talladega Race Fast Facts:
    Johnny Sauter won the 8th Annual fred's 250, his ninth victory in 126 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his third victory and 11th top-10 finish in 2013.
    This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in five races at Talladega Superspeedway.
    David Starr (second) posted his second top-10 finish in eight races at Talladega Superspeedway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2013.
    Ross Chastain (third) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Talladega Superspeedway.
    Darrell Wallace Jr. (17th) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 57 points over Ty Dillon.
    Today's race set a new track record for the NCWTS at Talladega with 29 lead changes and tied the previous record for most leaders with 13.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(10-19-2013)

  • Driver standings following Talladega:
    1) #88-Matt Crafton 680
    2) #3-Ty Dillon 623, -57
    3) #31-James Buescher 622, -58
    4) #4-Jeb Burton # 598, -82
    5) #32-Miguel Paludo 562, -88
    6) #98-Johnny Sauter 588, -92
    7) #29-Ryan Blaney # 576, -104
    8) #17-Timothy Peters 574, -106
    9) #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., # 566, -114
    10) #62-Brendan Gaughan 553, -127
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(10-19-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Talladega: are posted (pdf).(10-19-2013)


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

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Burton on pole at Talladega: #4-Jeb Burton won the Keystone Light Pole for Saturday's Fred's 250 at Talladega Superspeedway with a speed of 176.182 mph. #8-Max Gresham will start second. #51-Kyle Busch, #31-James Buescher, #3-Ty Dillon, #9-Ron Hornaday, #19-Ross Chastain, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #18-Joey Coulter, and #-54-Darrell Wallace, Jr. close out the top-10 qualifiers. #10-Jennifer Jo Cobb and #50-Danny Efland failed to qualify. The starting lineup is posted on the Talladega starting lineup page (pdf).(10-18-2013)

  • Talladega Qualifying Notes:
    Jeb Burton won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 8th Annual fred's 250 with a lap of 54.353 seconds, 176.182 mph.
    This is his sixth pole in 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his sixth pole and 14th top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his first pole at Talladega Superspeedway.
    Max Gresham (second) posted his fifth top-10 start of 2013 and his first at Talladega Superspeedway.
    Kyle Busch(i) (third) posted his second top-10 start at Talladega Superspeedway. It is his ninth in nine races this season.
    Jeb Burton (first) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    Jeb Burton becomes the eighth different driver to win a Keystone Light pole at Talladega Superspeedway.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(10-18-2013)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Chastain fastest in practice in Talladega: #19-Ross Chastain was fastest during the one and only practice session at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday. Chastain ran a fast lap at 190.791mph. #29-Ryan Blaney was second. He was followed by: #77-German Quiroga, #17-Timothy Peters, #31-James Buescher, #3-Ty Dillon, #9-Ron Hornaday, #60-Dakoda Armstrong, #98-Johnny Sauter, and #8-Max Gresham. 38 trucks practiced during the session. See complete results on the Talladega practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(10-18-2013)

  • Entry list: There are 37 trucks on the preliminary entry list for this Saturday's fred's 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. Some notes include;
    Timmy Hill in the #1;
    Parker Kligerman in the #20;
    Mason Mingus in the #35;
    Scott Stenzel in the #63;
    Sean Corr in the #82; (10-14-2013)
    See the complete list on the Talladega entry list page.


Goodyear Tire Notes

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Race No. 18 Fred's 250 Talladega Superspeedway (2.66-mile oval) Talladega, Ala. Fast Facts for October 18-20, 2013

    Tire: Goodyear Wrangler Superspeedway Radials (Camping World Truck)

    Set limits: Camping World Truck: 4 sets for the event

    Number of Tires: Left-side 300; Right-side - 300

    Tire Codes: Left-side - D-4596; Right-side - D-4600

    Tire Circumference: Left-side 88.0 in. (2,235 mm); Right-side - 88.5 in. (2,248 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 - 27 psi; Left Rear - 27 psi; Right Front - 50 psi; Right Rear - 50 psi

    Notes: Teams in both NASCAR series in action at Talladega this weekend will run the same tire codes, though the Sprint Cup tires will be branded "Goodyear Eagle," while the Camping World Truck tires will be branded "Goodyear Wrangler" . . . this is the first time these tire codes will be run at Talladega, though Sprint Cup teams did run this same combination of left- and right-side tires at Daytona in July . . . compared to what was run at Talladega in their last visits, this tire set-up features a compound change on both sides of the car and a construction change to the left-side to bring it into line with what is run at other tracks . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Talladega . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


NASCAR News & Notes

    It's Talladega Time; Time To Be Wary

    Talladega Superspeedway is known to many race car drivers as the Wild Card race on the schedule and that will be the case this weekend for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Matt Crafton enters the race with a comfortable 41-point lead over James Buescher and 53 markers in front of Ty Dillon but the question is whether that margin will remain after the checkered flag falls Saturday afternoon on the fred's 250.

    While Crafton will leave Talladega as the points leader as long as he avoids major trouble, the Tulare, Calif. native will add another mark in his championship building resume with a victory. No points leader entering the weekend has ever won at Talladega since the series began racing there in 2006. The closest to do that was Ron Hornaday Jr. in 2008 when the four-time champion finished second.

    While Crafton is looking at to secure his second win of the season, one thing is certain: Every driver hopes to avoid the "Big One" during the race. The racing is expected to be close with all 36 competitors trying to stay at the front of the pack throughout the 250.4-mile, 94-lap race.

    Although Crafton's streak of 16 top-10 finishes ended at Las Vegas in late September, Crafton would no doubt welcome a top-10 finish at Talladega. Buescher and Dillon's best chance to gain ground is for Crafton to suffer mechanical issues or be involved in an on-track incident  something he and the rest of field hopes to avoid.

    Surprise Winner At 'Dega Really No Surprise

    Talladega Superspeedway long has been known for producing surprise, first-time winners in all three of NASCAR's national series. This weekend could see it happen again. There are no shortages of favorites to get their first win. Parker Kligerman was a surprise first-time winner in last year's race. Can Miguel Paludo, German Quiroga or Darrell Wallace Jr. score their first win or will Kligerman be able to defend his victory?

    Kligerman returns and will attempt to become the first driver since his current NASCAR Nationwide Series boss, Kyle Busch, to win back-to-back races at Talladega Superspeedway and the third overall. Todd Bodine won in 2007 and 2008, respectively.

    While Kligerman is the only truck competitor to score his first win at the famed Alabama track, there have been several first-time winners in NASCAR other two national series. If any of the aforementioned truck regulars were to pick up a win, it would not be a total surprise based on their performances this season.

    Paludo has collected a career-best second-place finish at Pocono in August and has scored four of his eight career top-five finishes this season. Quiroga has a pole this season and has finished third twice. Wallace also has a pole in 2013 and has finished in the top five in three of the past four races entering this weekend.

    Sauter Ready To Return To Early Season Form

    No driver was hotter at the start of the season than Johnny Sauter. Sauter held off Kyle Busch to pick up the season-opening victory at Talladega's sister track, Daytona International Speedway. He was able to back that up with another win in the second race of the year at Martinsville. Sauter, who hasn't won since April, could be a factor this weekend and score his third win of the season.

    After losing the lead in the standings after Kansas, Sauter finished out of the top 10 in seven of the next 10 events which dropped him from second to 10th in points before rebounding with three consecutive top-10 finishes. He's eighth in the standings entering this weekend.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Etc.

    Talladega's fred's 250 opens a five-week stretch that closes out the 2013 season and equals the most races in a row this year. & Kyle Busch returns to action this weekend at Talladega with the most wins of any driver in the series  four, at Charlotte, Dover, Bristol, Chicago. He won at Talladega in 2009-10& NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitor Timmy Hill will attempt to make his first NASCAR Camping World Truck start this weekend. (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(10-15-2013)


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