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

THE RACE: Kroger 200

TRACK:Martinsville Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #19 of 22 for the 2013 season

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Race / Track Info

  • Race Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013

  • Title Sponsor: Kroger
  • Start Time: 1:30 PM ET
  • 2012 Winner: Denny Hamlin
  • 2012 Pole:Timothy Peters
  • Length: 200 Laps, 105.2 Miles
  • Track Layout: .526-mile oval
  • Degree of Banking in Corners: 12 degrees
  • Degree of Banking on Straights: 0 degrees
  • Length of Frontstretch: 800 feet
  • Length of Backstretch: 800 feet


Television Coverage/TV Team

  • TV: Fox Sports 1

    Friday, October 25
    First practice: 9:00 - 10:00 AM ET
    Final practice: 10:30 - 11:50 AM ET
    Qualifying: 5:00 PM ET (FoxSports 2)

    Saturday, October 26
    NCWTS Setup / pre-race: 1:00 PM ET
    Race: 1:30 PM ET

  • In the Booth: Rick Allen, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip
  • Pit Reporters: Ray Dunlap, Hermie Sadler, and Bob Dillner
  • Pre-race Host: Krista Voda


Radio Coverage


Event Schedule

    Thursday, October 24
    11:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER & UNLOAD
    11:30 AM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
    12:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
    3:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS EXIT INFIELD
    4:30 PM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION CLOSES

    Friday, October 25
    7:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
    8:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
    9:00 AM 10:00 AM NCWTS PRACTICE
    10:30 AM 11:50 AM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
    3:00 PM 3:45 PM NCWTS Autograph Session
    4:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
    5:00 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
    7:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES

    Saturday, October 26
    9:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
    11:45 AM NCWTS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (GOODYEAR TENT)
    1:00 PM NCWTS DRIVERS INTRODUCTION SECURITY CLEAR PIT ROAD
    1:30 PM NCWTS RACE (200 LAPS, 105.2 MILES)
    2:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES


RACE INFORMATION....news and links

  • Wallace wins Martinsville: #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr. won the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, after leading 96 of the event's 200 laps. Wallace, a NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduate, is the second African American to win a NASCAR event. #62-Brendan Gaughan was second, followed by #4-Jeb Burton, #30-Ben Kennedy, #29-Ryan Blaney, #51-Denny Hamlin, #77-German Quiroga, #98-Johnny Sauter, #92-Scott Riggs, and #31-James Buescher. There were 10 cautions for 52 laps and 7 lead changes among 5 leaders. Complete results are on the Martinsville race results page (pdf).(10-26-2013)

  • Martinsville Race Fast Facts:
    Darrell Wallace Jr. won the 15th Annual Kroger 200, his first victory in 19 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first victory and 11th top-10 finish in 2013.
    This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in two races at Martinsville Speedway.
    Drive for Diversity graduate Darrell Wallace Jr. becomes the second African-American driver to win a NASCAR national series race, joining Wendell Scott.
    Brendan Gaughan (second) posted his fifth top-10 finish in 14 races at Martinsville Speedway. It is his 10th top-10 finish in 2013.
    Jeb Burton (third) posted his second top-10 finish in three races at Martinsville Speedway.
    Darrell Wallace Jr. (first) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 51 points over James Buescher.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(10-26-2013)

  • Driver standings following Martinsville:
    1) #88-Matt Crafton 707
    2) #31-James Buescher 656, -51
    3) #3-Ty Dillon 646, -61
    4) #4-Jeb Burton # 639, -68
    5) #98-Johnny Sauter 625, -82
    6) #29-Ryan Blaney 615, -92
    7) #32-Miguel Paludo # 615, -92
    8) #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., # 614, -93
    9) #62-Brendan Gaughan 595, -112
    10) #17-Timothy Peters 592, -115
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(10-26-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Martinsville: are posted (pdf).(10-26-2013)


QUALIFYING RESULTS, PRACTICE SPEEDS, ENTRY LIST....news and links

  • Hamlin on pole in Martinsville: #51-Denny Hamlin won the Keystone Light Pole for Saturday's Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 96.489mph. #98-Johnny Sauter will start alongside in row one. #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #9-Ron Hornaday, Jr., #3-Ty Dillon, #77-German Quiroga, #31-James Buescher, #19-Ross Chastain, #4-Jeb Burton, and #17-Timothy Peters close out the top-10 qualifiers. #10-Jennifer Jo Cobb and #21-Spencer Gallagher failed to qualify. The starting lineup is posted on the Martinsville starting lineup page (pdf).(10-25-2013)

  • Martinsville Qualifying Notes:
    Denny Hamlin(i) won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 15th Annual Kroger 200 with a lap of 19.625 seconds, 96.489 mph.
    Earlier in the day Denny Hamlin won the Coors Light Pole Award for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 Powered by Kroger.
    This is his first pole in 16 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his first pole in seven races at Martinsville Speedway.
    Johnny Sauter (second) posted his sixth top-10 start of 2013 and his ninth in 12 races at Martinsville Speedway.
    Darrell Wallace Jr. (third) posted his second top-10 start at Martinsville Speedway. It is his ninth in 19 races this season.
    Darrell Wallace Jr. (third) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(10-25-2013)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Hamlin fastest in final practice in Martinsville: #51-Denny Hamlin was fastest during the final practice at Martinsville Speedway, with a fast lap at 96.736mph. #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr. was second quick, followed by: #19-Ross Chastain, #6-Daniel Hemric, #4-Jeb Burton, #98-Johnny Sauter, #27-Jeff Agnew, #77-German Quiroga, #94-Chase Elliott, and #88-Matt Crafton. 38 of the entered 38 trucks practiced during the session. See complete results on the Martinsville practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(10-25-2013)

  • Chastain fastest in first practice in Martinsville: #19-Ross Chastain was fastest during the opening practice at the Martinsville Speedway short track on Friday. Chastain ran a fast lap at 95.603mph. #18-Joey Coulter was second fastest. He was followed by: #9-Ron Hornaday, Jr., #98-Johnny Sauter, #88-Matt Crafton, #6-Daniel Hemric, #3-Ty Dillon, #77-German Quiroga, #27-Jeff Agnew, and #4-Jeb Burton. 34 of the entered 38 trucks practiced during the session. See complete results on the Martinsville practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(10-25-2013)

  • Entry list: There are 39 trucks on the preliminary entry list for this Saturday's Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway. Some notes include;
    Carl Long in the #1;
    Daniel Hemric in the #6;
    Spencer Gallagher in the #21;
    John Hunter Nemechek in the #22;
    Ben Kennedy in the #30;
    Brandon Jones in the #33;
    Denny Hamlin in the #51;
    BJ McLeod in the #78;
    Chase Elliott in the #94; (10-21-2013)
    UPDATE The McLeod entry has withdrawn.(10-21-2013)
    UPDATE 2: Brad Reithmeyer will be in the #84.(10-22-2013)
    See the complete list on the Martinsville entry list page.


Goodyear Tire Notes

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Race No. 19 Kroger 200 Martinsville Speedway (0.526-mile oval) Martinsville, Va. Fast Facts for October 25-27, 2013

    Tire: Goodyear Wrangler Short Track Radials

    Set limits: 4 sets for the event

    Number of Tires: Left-side 300, Right-side - 350

    Tire Codes: Left-side - D-4588; Right-side - D-4590

    Tire Circumference: Left-side - 87.5 in. (2,222 mm); Right-side - 88.6 in. (2,250 mm)

    Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front - 25 psi; Left Rear - 25 psi Right Front - 25 psi; Right Rear - 25 psi

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front - 10 psi; Left Rear - 10 psi; Right Front - 23 psi; Right Rear - 22 psi

    Notes: Teams in both NASCAR series in action at Martinsville this week 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 same combination of left- and right-side tires that teams in these two series ran at this track in April . . . Martinsville is the only track at which NASCAR teams run this left-side tire code (D-4588) . . . this right-side tire code (D-4590) is run on all four tire positions by Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck teams on NASCAR road courses . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Martinsville.


NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News & Notes

    It's Been A Good Week For Sauter

    Johnny Sauter enters the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 this weekend at Martinsville Speedway with a big reason to be happy. Not only did Sauter win Martinsville's spring race and last Saturday's race at Talladega Superspeedway; he also is celebrating this week's signing of a new sponsor to a two-year deal.

    It was announced on Monday that Nextant Aerospace, based in Cleveland, Ohio, had signed with ThorSport Racing to sponsor Sauter's No. 98 Toyota in 12 events in each of the next two years. Knowing he has solid, future support, Sauter can focus on defending his spring victory at Martinsville.

    Sauter's three wins this season are a series best among points-eligible drivers  one behind series leader Kyle Busch who isn't entered this week. Sauter opened the year with consecutive victories but hit a rough patch at mid-season finishing outside the top 10 in five straight races. He enters this weekend with top-10 showings in five out of the past six starts and ranked sixth in points, four markers out of a provisional seat at next month's championship awards banquet in Miami Beach.

    Talladega's victory marked the 27th series win for Sauter's crew chief Dennis Connor, tying him for second all-time with Eric Phillips. Kyle Busch Motorsports' Rick Ren is the all-time crew chief leader with 28.

    Sauter also can join some elite company by becoming the 14th NCWTS driver with 10 or more wins. A victory this weekend would tie him with 2004 series champion Bobby Hamilton for 13th in the all-time standings.

    Kroger 200 Draws Fresh Faces To Martinsville

    This weekend's field at Martinsville will include three drivers making their first career truck start at the historic .526-mile short track in southern Virginia. Daniel Hemric and John Hunter Nemechek will attempt to make their series debuts in the Kroger 200 this Saturday, while Ben Kennedy will try to make his fourth series start.

    Hemric, who has competed in the NASCAR Whelen Modified and Southern Modified Tours, will be in the No. 6 truck for Sharpe-Gallagher Racing while Nemechek will join his dad, Joe, and late Uncle John in making a NCWTS start. John Hunter, 16, has made two NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts this season.

    Kennedy, who made his first start in the trucks at Bristol in August, will return in a truck fielded by Turner-Scott Motorsports. Kennedy has a season-best finish of 15th in Iowa in September. Kennedy, great-grandson of NASCAR founder William H.G. France, finished fourth in the final standings for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East this year and picked up a pair of wins.

    Crafton's In The Championship Driver's Seat

    Although he was collected in the last-lap crash that collected most of the leaders at Talladega last weekend, points leader Matt Crafton was able to cross the finish line in ninth and increase his points lead to 57 over Ty Dillon with four races remaining.

    With Talladega's aptly-named wild-card race out of the picture, it appears Crafton can concentrate on maintaining his advantage  more than one race worth of points (48). The Tulare, Calif. native is coming to a track this weekend he enjoys, and has an average finish of 12th with four top-five finishes and 12 top-10s in 23 previous starts. He finished second to ThorSport teammate Sauter in the track's spring race.

    James Buescher's bid to become the series' first back-to-back champion took a big hit  literally  at Talladega. The 2012 champion finished 26th and dropped from second to third in the standings, 58 points behind Crafton.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Etc.
    Toyota can clinch the NCWTS Manufacturers' Championship this weekend. If Toyota wins and Chevrolet gets third-place points, Toyota would clinch the title. & NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regulars Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin will do double duty this weekend at Martinsville. The duo has a combined for five NCWTS wins with Harvick leading the way with three. Virginia's Hamlin is the defending winner of the Kroger 200, a race he also won in 2011. & Other former Martinsville winners in this week's race are Johnny Sauter, Ron Hornaday Jr. and Timothy Peters. & Jeb Burton will attempt to get his second straight pole at his home track and seventh this season at Martinsville. It's a "home race" for the South Boston, Va. native who won the pole and finished third in April's Kroger 250.(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(10-22-2013)

  • Additional Martinsville Camping World Truck Series Race Info:
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Next race: Kroger 200

Countdown to the race: 10/25/2014 ~ 1:46 PM ET

Martinsville Speedway
Martinsville, VA

 

Qualifying:
10:15am/et, Saturday, October 25
Fox Sports 1 10:00am/et

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