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

THE RACE: WinStar World Casino 350K

TRACK: Texas Motor Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #20 of 22 for the 2013 season

Last Race: Martinsville Speedway

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Race / Track Info

  • Race Date: Friday, November 1, 2013

  • Title Sponsor: WinStar World Casino 350K
  • Start Time: 8:30pm/et
  • 2012 Winner: Johnny Sauter
  • 2012 Pole: Nelson Piquet
  • Track Layout: 1.5 Mile
  • Length: 147 Laps, 250.5 Miles
  • Degree of Banking in Corners: 24 degrees
  • Degree of Banking on Dogleg: 5 degrees
  • Degree of Banking on Backstretch: 5 degrees
  • Length of Frontstretch: 2,250 feet
  • Length of Backstretch: 1,330 feet


Television Coverage/TV Team

  • TV: FoxSports 1
    Friday, November 1
    Qualifying: 3:00pm/et
    Pre-race: 8:00pm/et
    Race: 8:30pm/et
    In the Booth: Rick Allen, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltirp
    Pit Reporters: Ray Dunlap, Hermie Sadler, Bob Dillner
    Pre-race Host: Krista Voda


Radio Coverage


Event Schedule

    Thursday, October 31
    8:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
    12:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
    1:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
    4:00 PM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
    5:00 PM 6:00 PM NCWTS PRACTICE
    6:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSE
    6:30 PM 8:00 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
    9:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES

    Friday, November 1
    11:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
    2:10 PM (3:10 PM) NCWTS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
    3:00 PM 5:30 PM NCWTS Minor's Admitted in the NASCAR Garage Area
    4:50 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VICTORY THEATER)
    7:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITY CLEAR PIT ROAD
    7:30 PM (8:30 PM ) NCWTS RACE (147 LAPS, 220.5 MILES)
    8:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES


Race Rundown....news and links

  • Official Texas Race Results (pdf)
  • Dillon wins Texas: #3-Ty Dillon won the WinStar World Casino 350K on Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. #98-Johnny Sauter was second. He was followed by: #9-Ron Hornaday, Jr., #62-Brendan Gaughan, #6-Justin Lofton, #31-James Buescher, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #32-Miguel Paludo, #7-John Wes Townley, and #88-Matt Crafton. There were three caution flags for 15 laps and eight lead changes among five leaders. Complete results are on the Texas race results page (pdf).(11-1-2013)

  • Texas Race Fast Facts:
    Ty Dillon won the 15th Annual WinStar World Casino 350, his third victory in 45 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his second victory and 11th top-10 finish in 2013.
    This is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in five races at Texas Motor Speedway.
    Dillon scored a perfect Driver Rating of 150.0, his first career perfect rating.
    This is the 100th victory for the Richard Childress Racing-owned No. 3 in NASCAR national series history.
    Johnny Sauter (second) posted his ninth top-10 finish in 11 races at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his 13th top-10 finish in 2013.
    Ron Hornaday Jr. (third) posted his 12th top-10 finish in 22 races at Texas Motor Speedway.
    Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 46 points over James Buescher.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-1-2013)

  • Driver standings following Texas:
    1) #88-Matt Crafton, 741
    2) #31-James Buescher, 695, -46
    3) #3-Ty Dillon, 694, -47
    4) #98-Johnny Sauter, 667, -74
    5) #4-Jeb Burton, 657, -84
    6) #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., 651, -90
    7) #32-Miguel Paludo, 651, -90
    8) #29-Ryan Blaney, 218, -67
    9) #62-Brendan Gaughan, 211, -74
    10) #17-Timothy Peters, 209, -76
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(11-1-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Texas are posted (pdf).(11-1-2013)


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

  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Burton on pole for WinStar World Casino 350k: #4-Jeb Burton claimed his seventh pole award of the season on Friday at Texas Motor Speedway after running a top speed at 181.129 mph. #6-Justin Lofton will start second. He is followed by: #3-Ty Dillon, #32-Miguel Paludo, #8-Max Gresham, #31-James Buescher, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #98-Johnny Sauter, #17-Timothy Peters, and #9-Ron Hornaday, Jr. All of the entries made the event. See complete results on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(11-1-2013)

  • Texas Qualifying Notes:
    Jeb Burton won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 15th Annual WinStar World Casino 350 with a lap of 29.813 seconds, 181.129 mph.
    This is his seventh pole in 25 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his seventh pole and 16th top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his first pole in two races at Texas Motor Speedway.
    Justin Lofton (second) posted his sixth top-10 start of 2013 and his third in seven races at Texas Motor Speedway.
    Ty Dillon (third) posted his fifth top-10 start at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his 16th in 20 races this season.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(11-1-2013)

  • Qualifying order (pdf)

  • Keselowski fastest in final practice at Texas: #19-Brad Keselowski was fastest during the final practice for Friday's WinStar World Casino 350k at Texas Motor Speedway. Keselowski ran a fast lap at 181.446 mph. He was followed by: #4-Jeb Burton, #88-Matt Crafton, #32-Miguel Paludo, #3-Ty Dillon, #31-James Buescher, #6-Justin Lofton, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #51-Kyle Busch and #77-German Quiroga. 35 trucks practiced during the session. Practice speeds are posted on the Texas Final Practice page (pdf).(10-31-2013)

  • Paludo fastest in first practice at Texas: #32-Miguel Paludo led the opening practice for Friday's WinStar World Casino 350k at Texas Motor Speedway. Paludo's fastest lap was 180.373 mph. He was followed by: #6-Justin Lofton, #3-Ty Dillon, #88-Matt Crafton, #4-Jeb Burton, #7-John Wes Townley, #51-Kyle Busch, #31-James Buescher, #77-German Quiroga, and #24-Brennan Newberry. 29 trucks practiced during the session. Practice speeds are posted on the Texas Practice page (pdf).(10-31-2013)

  • Entry list: There are 34 trucks on the preliminary entry list for this Friday night's WinStar World Casino 350k at Texas Motor Speedway. Some notes include;
    Chris Lafferty in the #0;
    Tyler Young in the #102;
    Spencer Gallagher in the #21;
    Ryan Lynch in the #39;
    Justin Jennings in the #63;
    Ryan Sieg in the #93; (10-28-2013)
    UPDATE:Chris Jones added in the #38;
    UPDATE 2: Morgan Shepherd has been added in the #75; and the #27 with Agnew withdrew.(10-31-2013)


Goodyear Tire Notes

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Race No. 20 - WinStar World Casino 350 Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) Fort Worth, Tex. Fast Facts for November 1-3, 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 - 375, Right-side - 375

    Tire Codes: Left-side -D-4392; Right-side - D-4418

    Tire Circumference: Left-side - 87.2 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 - 50 psi; Right Rear - 47 psi

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front - 23 psi; Left Rear - 22 psi; Right Front - 51 psi; Right Rear - 47 psi

    Notes: Teams in all three NASCAR series in action at Texas this week 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 all of these teams ran at Texas earlier this season -- Sprint Cup and Nationwide in April and Camping Wold Truck in June . . . Truck teams have run this same tire set-up at Texas since 2011 . . . in the Cup and Nationwide Series, they have run this left-side tire code (D-4392) at Texas since 2011, though it was just paired with this right-side tire code (D-4418) this season . . . while this right-side code is unique to Texas, this left-side code is also run by NASCAR teams at Chicagoland (all three series), Darlington (Sprint Cup and Nationwide) and Homestead (all three series) 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 Texas . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


NASCAR News & Notes

    Owners' Championship Battle Remains Close

    Kyle Busch Motorsports sits just 15 points behind ThorSport Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' owners' championship race. Kyle Busch will return to the seat of the No. 51 KBM Toyota for Friday night's WinStar World Casino 350k as he tries to pick up his fifth win of the season. A victory would be Busch's 35th in the series and most since 2011 when he won six times.

    KBM won the owners' championship in 2010, its first season in the series.

    Busch has put multiple drivers in the No. 51 this season with rookie Erik Jones and Chad Hackenbracht both scoring a second-place showings as the best finish by drivers other that Busch this season. Dirt racing veteran Scott Bloomquist also made one start at Eldora.

    Matt Crafton, driving the No. 88 ThorSport Racing Toyota, finished fourth in the June race and is looking for his second win of the season.

    Thorsport Racing also is nearing a record of being the only organization to lead the standings the entire season. Crafton's teammate Johnny Sauter was the points leader following the first three races of the season before Crafton took over with his victory in Kansas. Crafton has remained out front the rest of the way heads to Texas with a 51-point lead over reigning champion James Buescher.

    Thorsport has been with the series almost since 1996 and full-time beginning in 1998. ThorSport drivers twice have finished second in the drivers' championship  Sauter in 2011 and Crafton in 2009. Its ownership best is third in 2009.

    Gaughan Wants One More Win Before Bidding Adieu

    Brendan Gaughan recently announced that he will return to full-time competition in the NASCAR Nationwide Series next season. He's also stated that he wants one more win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series before he makes the switch and Texas Motor Speedway could provide the victory. The Las Vegas, Nev., native holds the record with four consecutive wins (2002-03) at the track and he finished fifth at the track this past June.

    While there are several repeat winners at, no one has been able to equal Gaughan's mark. There have been five other drivers collect multiple wins with two-time series champion Todd Bodine leading the way with six.

    Gaughan finished second at Martinsville last weekend to match his previous best finish of the season when was runner up to Kyle Busch at Charlotte in May. Gaughan has seven top five finishes so far this season - his best since 2003 when he finished with three wins and 14 top-fives.

    Gaughan will compete in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2014 with Richard Childress Racing.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Etc.

    If the top finishing Toyota driver finishes ahead of the top finish Chevrolet driver, Toyota would win the NCWTS Manufacturers' Championship. & Another NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular will join Busch this weekend at Texas as Brad Keselowski decided to step into the No. 19 truck he owns. Penske Racing teammate Joey Logano was originally scheduled to drive the truck, but Keselowski made the change so Logano could concentrate on his participation in this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup. & Ryan Sieg will make his 100th career series start at Texas Motor Speedway. & Reigning series champion James Buescher will have a fellow Texan as a Turner Scott Motorsports teammate this weekend as Ryan Lynch of New Boston, Texas, will make his second start of the season.(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(10-29-2013)


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