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

THE RACE: Lucas Oil 150

TRACK: Phoenix International Raceway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #21 of 22 for the 2013 season

Last Race: Texas Motor Speedway

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Race/Track Info TV Coverage | Radio Coverage | Event Schedule |
Race Rundown/Results | Entry/Practice/Qualifying | Goodyear Notes | News & Notes


Race / Track Info

  • Race Date: Friday, November 8, 2013

  • Title Sponsor: Lucas Oil 150
  • Start Time: 8:00pm/et
  • 2012 Winner: Brian Scott
  • 2012 Pole: Nelson
  • Track Layout: 1 Mile
  • Length: 150 Laps, 150 Miles
  • Degree of Banking in Corners: 11 degrees - 1-2; 9 degrees - 3-4
  • Degree of Banking on Straights: Front - 3 degrees; Back - 9 degrees
  • Length of Frontstretch: 1,179 feet
  • Length of Backstretch: 1,551 feet


Television Coverage/TV Team

  • TV: FoxSports
    Pre-race: 7:30pm/et
    Race: 8:00pm/et
    In the Booth: Rick Allen, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip
    Pit Reporters: Ray Dunlap, Hermie Sadler, Bob Dillner
    Pre-race Host: Krista Voda


Radio Coverage


Event Schedule

    Thursday, November 7
    9:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
    12:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
    12:30 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
    2:30 PM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
    3:30 PM 4:25 PM NCWTS PRACTICE
    5:00 PM NNS, NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
    5:35 PM 7:30 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
    9:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES

    Friday, November 8
    10:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
    2:30 PM (4:30 PM) NCWTS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
    3:25 PM NCWTS DRIVERS & CREW CHIEF MEETING (TENT)
    5:35 PM NCWTS DRIVERS INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITYCLEAR PIT ROAD
    6:00 PM (8:00 PM) NCWTS RACE (150 LAPS,150 MILES)
    6:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES


Race Rundown....news and links

  • Jones wins Phoenix: #51-Erik Jones won the Lucas Oil 150 on Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway and became the youngest race winner in series history. #19-Ross Chastain finished second after battling Jones back and forth for the lead throughout the night. Jones took the lead for the final time following a restart with less than 10 laps to go. The remainder of the top-10 were: #62-Brendan Gaughan, #3-Ty Dillon, #88-Matt Crafton, #33-Cale Gale, #29-Ryan Blaney, #98-Johnny Sauter, #31-James Buescher, and #94-Chase Elliott. There were seven caution flags for 42 laps and six lead changes among three leaders. #88-Matt Crafton simply has to start the season-finale in Homestead to lock up the championship. Complete results are on the Phoenix race results page (pdf).(11-8-2013)

  • Phoenix Race Fast Facts:
    Erik Jones won the 16th Annual Lucas Oil 150, his first victory in five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in 2013.
    This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in one races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    Ross Chastain (second) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Phoenix International Raceway. It is his sixth top-10 finish in 2013.
    Brendan Gaughan (third) posted his second top-10 finish in 11 races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    Ryan Blaney (seventh) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 46 points over Ty Dillon.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-8-2013)

  • Driver standings following Phoenix:
    1) #88-Matt Crafton, 780
    2) #3-Ty Dillon, 734, -46
    3) #31-James Buescher, 730, -50
    4) #98-Johnny Sauter, 703, -77
    5) #4-Jeb Burton, 690, -90
    6) #29-Ryan Blaney, 682, -98
    7) #62-Brendan Gaughan, 677, -103
    8) #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., 675, -105
    9) #32-Miguel Paludo, 664, -116
    10) #17-Timothy Peters, 648, -132
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(11-8-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Phoenix are posted (pdf).(11-8-2013)


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

  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Chastain on pole for Lucas Oil 150: #19-Ross Chastain claimed his second Keystone Light pole award of the season on Friday at Phoenix International Raceway after running a top speed at 181.129 mph. #51-Erik Jones will start second. He is followed by: #62-Brendan Gaughan, #31-James Buescher, #8-Max Gresham, #33-Cale Gale, #98-Johnny Sauter, #39-Ryan Sieg, #88-Matt Crafton, and #18-Joey Coulter. See complete results on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(11-8-2013)

  • Phoenix Qualifying Notes:
    Ross Chastain won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 16th Annual Lucas Oil 150 with a lap of 26.987 seconds, 133.398 mph.
    This is his second pole in 40 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his second pole and eighth top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his first pole in two races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    Erik Jones (second) posted his third top-10 start of 2013 and his first in one races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    Brendan Gaughan (third) posted his second top-10 start at Phoenix International Raceway. It is his 14th in 21 races this season.
    German Quiroga (11th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(11-8-2013)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Jones fastest in final practice at Phoenix: #51-Erik Jones was fastest during the final practice for Friday's Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway. Jones ran a fast lap at 134.394 mph. He was followed by: #33-Cale Gale. #29-Ryan Blaney, #4-Jeb Burton, #19-Ross Chastain, #9-Ron Hornaday, Jr., #32-Miguel Paludo, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #24-Brennan Newberry, and #88-Matt Crafton. 35 trucks practiced during the session. #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr. and #38- Chad Frewaldt wrecked during the session, with both truck suffering heavy damage. Wallace's team quickly pulled out the back-up. A confrontation took place following the wreck and both drivers had to meet with series director Chad Little following the session. Practice speeds are posted on the Phoenix Final Practice page (pdf).(11-7-2013)

  • Quiroga fastest in first practice at Phoenix: #77-German Quiroga led the opening practice for Friday's Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway. Quiroga's fastest lap was 129.940 mph. He was followed by: #51-Erik Jones,#17-Timothy Peters, #3-Ty Dillon, #9-Ron Hornaday, Jr., #32-Miguel Paludo, #98-Johnny Sauter, #29-Ryan Blaney, #24-Brennan Newberry, and #62-Brendan Gaughan. 32 trucks practiced during the session. Practice speeds are posted on the Phoenix Practice One page (pdf).(11-7-2013)

  • Entry list: There are 35 trucks on the preliminary entry list for this Friday night's Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway. Some notes include;
    Daniel Hemric in the #6;
    Steve Smith in the #12;
    John Hunter Nemechek in the #22;
    Cale Gale in the #33;
    Mason Mingus in the #35;
    Chase Elliott in the #94; Steve Wallace in the #97; (11-4-2013)
    UPDATE: DJ Kennington has been named as the driver of the #1 this week. It was listed as TBA.(11-7-2013)
    UPDATE 2: Chad Frewaldt has been added in the #38.(11-7-2013)
    See the complete list on the Phoenix entry list page.


Goodyear Tire Notes

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race No. 21 Lucas Oil 150 Phoenix International Raceway (1.0-mile oval) Avondale, Ariz. Fast Facts for November 8-10, 2013

    Tire: Goodyear Wrangler Intermediate Radials (Camping World Truck)

    Set limits: Camping World Truck: 5 sets for the event

    Number of Tires: Camping World Truck: Left-side 375, Right-side - 375

    Tire Codes: Left-side - D-4612; Right-side - D-4594

    Tire Circumference: Left-side - 87.5 in. (2,223 mm); Right-side - 88.4 in. (2,246 mm)

    Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front - 26 psi; Left Rear - 26 psi; Right Front - 36 psi; Right Rear - 36 psi

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front - 14 psi; Left Rear - 14 psi; Right Front - 34 psi; Right Rear - 32 psi

    Notes:Teams in all three NASCAR national series will run the same tire codes at Phoenix this week, though the Sprint Cup and Nationwide tires will be branded "Goodyear Eagle," while the Camping World Truck tires will be branded "Goodyear Wrangler" . . . while Sprint Cup and Nationwide teams ran this right-side tire code (D-4594) at Phoenix in March, this is a new left-side tire code (D-4612) . . . compared to what was run earlier this season, this left-side code features both compound and construction changes . . . the compound change is designed to give the cars more grip, while the construction change brings this tire in line with what is run at New Hampshire . . . this tire set-up came out of a Goodyear test at Phoenix on September 10-11 . . . Sprint Cup teams participating in that test were the No. 10 Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet, No. 17 Roush Fenway Ford, No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, No. 42 Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet and No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Phoenix.


NASCAR News & Notes

    Crafton, ThorSport Racing Can Clinch Title At Phoenix

    Although it hardly was the result he was looking for at Texas Motor Speedway, Matt Crafton rebounded to score a 10th-place finish last weekend to move him one step closer to securing his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series crown.

    Crafton leads James Buescher by 46 points and Texas race winner Ty Dillon by 47 going into this Friday's Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway. If Crafton can score his second win of the season at Phoenix  or exit leading the second-place competitor by 49 or more points  he will clinch the title before the series reaches Homestead-Miami Speedway for the Nov. 15 season finale.

    In 12 previous starts at PIR Crafton has eight top-10 finishes highlighted by a third-place finish in 2004.

    "We just love that track and have a lot of experience there from the Featherlite Southwest Tour days," Crafton said. "We've run good enough to win there, and that would be really special to have a great race next weekend."

    Crafton's team, ThorSport Racing, also hopes to clinch the owner's title this weekend as well. Prior to the Texas race, the No. 88 Toyota team held a small lead over the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota shared by Kyle Busch and several additional drivers.

    That lead grew from 15 to 32 points after Busch experienced engine issues to end his night early, making it a little more difficult to challenge for the title. After the race Busch announced he would not be competing at Phoenix where he's won twice. Erik Jones will pilot the truck this weekend.

    If ThorSport Racing wins the owner's title it will be the first in the 18-year history of the Sandusky, Ohio-based team and owners Duke and Rhonda Thorson.

    Wallace's Sunoco Rookie Hot Streak Continues

    The good news continues to roll in for Darrell Wallace Jr. Wallace finished seventh at Texas Motor Speedway and in doing so was able to overtake Ryan Blaney in pursuit of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award.

    Wallace, who made history two weeks ago becoming the first African-American competitor in nearly 50 years to win a NASCAR national series event, used his seventh-place showing at Texas to overhaul his good friend Blaney and lead the freshman competition by a single point (210 to 209) heading into the final two races of the season.

    Wallace had trailed Blaney by 12 points before closing the gap at Martinsville and Texas. Jeb Burton, who joins Wallace and Blaney as the only Sunoco rookie contenders to pick up a win this season, sits third in the standings (-14).

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Etc.

    Toyota can clinch the 2013 Manufacturer's Championship this weekend by earning third-place points or better. & Last year's Lucas Oil 150 winner Brian Scott isn't slated to compete in Friday's event. Previous Phoenix winners among this year's entries are Ron Hornaday Jr. (1998-99) and David Starr (2004). & The season champion has won at Phoenix in three seasons: Mike Skinner (1995), Jack Sprague (1997) and Hornaday (1998). & 12 of the track's previous 22 winners have started third or better. The last of five winners to start from the Keystone Light Pole was Johnny Benson in 2006.(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-6-2013)


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