Race Date: Friday, May 9, 2014
Friday, May 9
NCWTS Setup / pre-race: 8:00 PM ET
Race: 8:30 PM ET
Thursday, May 8
6:30 AM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
7:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
12:30 PM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
1:30 PM 2:30 PM NCWTS PRACTICE
3:00 PM 4:30 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
5:00 PM NCWTS & NSCS REGISTRATION CLOSES
6:00 PM NCWTS & NSCS GARAGE CLOSES
Friday, May 9
11:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
11:00 AM 5:30 PM NCWTS Minors Admitted in the NASCAR Garage Area*
3:40 PM (4:40 PM) NCWTS QUALIFYING
5:15 PM . NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
7:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITY - CLEAR PIT ROAD
7:30 PM (8:30 PM) NCWTS RACE (167 LAPS, 250.5 MILES)
8:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
Busch wins at Kansas: #51-Kyle Busch won the SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway. #88-Matt Crafton finished second followed by: #19-Joey Logano, #20-Austin Dillon, #32-Tayler Malsam, #13-Jeb Burton, #77-German Quiroga, #30-Ron Hornaday, Jr., #8-Joe Nemechek, and #35-Mason Mingus.
There were 9 cautions for 46 laps and 15 lead changes among 6 leaders. Complete results are on the Kansas race results page (pdf).(5-9-2014)
Kansas Race Fast Facts:
Kyle Busch(i) won the 14th Annual SFP 250, his 37th victory in 117 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his second victory and second top-10 finish in 2014.
This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in three races at Kansas Speedway.
Matt Crafton (second) posted his sixth top-10 finish in 14 races at Kansas Speedway. It is his second top-10 finish in 2014.
Joey Logano(i) (third) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Kansas Speedway.
Mason Mingus (10th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 8 points over Timothy Peters.
Driver standings following Kansas:
1) ) #88-Matt Crafton,120
2) #17-Timothy Peters, 112, - 8
3) #30-Ron Hornaday, 112, -8
4) #77-German Quiroga, 109, -11
5) #98-Johnny Sauter, 105, -15
6) #29-Ryan Blaney, 101, -19
7) #13-Jeb Burton, 98, -22
8) #31-Ben Kennedy, 96, -24
9) #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., 90, -30
10) #5-John Wes Townley, 87, -33
See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(5-9-2014)
Owner Standings following Kansas are posted (pdf).(5-9-2014)
Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Kansas: (and their finish)
Caution 1: none
Caution 2: none
Caution 3: none
Caution 4: #10-Jennifer Jo Cobb, 13th
Caution 5: #57-Norm Benning, 18th
Caution 6: #5-John Wes Townley, 11th
Caution 7: #57-Norm Benning, 18th
Caution 8: #57-Norm Benning, 18th
Caution 9: #13-Jeb Burton, 6th
Busch on pole at Kansas: #51-Kyle Busch won the Keystone Light Pole for the SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway with a speed of 178.921mph. #29-Ryan Blaney will start second, followed by: #98-Johnny Sauter, #7-Brian Ickler, #19-Joey Logano, #13-Jeb Burton, #20-Austin Dillon, #17-Timothy Peters, #88-Matt Crafton, and #21-Joey Coulter.
Fastest in the second round of qualifying was #19-Joey Logano.
#51-Kyle Busch was quickest in the opening qualifying session at 176.713mph.
#31-Ben Kennedy wrecked during the opening session of qualifying and will race a back-up truck.
See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(5-9-2014)
Kansas Qualifying Notes:
Kyle Busch(i) won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 14th Annual SFP 250 with a lap of 30.181 seconds, 178.921 mph (a new track record).
This is his 13th pole in 117 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his first pole and second top-10 start in 2014.
This is his first pole in three races at Kansas Speedway.
Ryan Blaney (second) posted his third top-10 start of 2014 and his first in two races at Kansas Speedway.
Johnny Sauter (third) posted his fourth top-10 start at Kansas Speedway. It is his second in three races this season.
Tyler Young (15th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(5-9-2014)
Blaney fastest in final practice: #29-Ryan Blaney was fastest in final practice for the SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway with a speed of 176.148mph. He was followed by #31-Ben Kennedy, #19-Joey Logano, #17-Timothy Peters, #51-Kyle Busch, #13-Jeb Burton, #20-Austin Dillon, #32-Tayler Malsam, #88-Matt Crafton, and #77-German Quiroga. 29 drivers practiced during the session. #63-Justin Jennings and #77-German Quiroga had separate incidents and will move to back-up trucks. See complete results on the Kansas practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(5-8-2014)
Burton fastest in first practice: #13-Jeb Burton was fastest during opening practice at Kansas Speedway with a speed of 175.530mph. #29-Ryan Blaney was second, followed by #7-Brian Ickler, #88-Matt Crafton, #31-Ben Kennedy, #51-Kyle Busch, #19-Joey Logano, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #77-German Quiroga, and #30-Ron Hornaday, Jr. 29 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Kansas practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(5-8-2014)
Entry list: There are 32 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Friday's SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway. A few notes:
Ryan Ellis in the #0;
Todd Shafer in the #08;
Joey Logano in the #19;
Austin Dillon is in the #20;
Tayler Malsam is in the #32;
TBA in the #36;
Charles Lewandoski in the #42;
TJ Bell in the #50;
TBA in the #74;
UPDATE: Scott Stenzel is now listed as the driver in the #36;
UPDATE 2: The #74 has withdrawn, bringing the total entries to 31.
See the complete list on the Kansas entry list page.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 3 - SFP 250
Kansas Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Kansas City, Kan.
Fast Facts for May 8-9, 2014
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
Set limits: Camping World Truck Series: 5 sets for the event
Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4604; Right-side -- D-4560
Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.52 in. (2,223 mm); Right-side -- 88.43 in. (2,246 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 -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi; Right Front -- 54 psi; Right Rear -- 50 psi
Notes: While teams in both the NASCAR Camping World Truck and Sprint Cup Series will run the same left-side tire code (D-4604) at Kansas this week, they will run distinct right-side codes . . . in the Camping World Truck Series, this is the first time they have run this left-side code . . . they ran this right-side code (D-4560) twice in 2013 -- at Kansas in October and Michigan in August . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Kansas . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
Ryan Blaney Ready For Double Duty
Hopefully, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers enjoyed the break - because things are about to get a lot busier for the series. And few will be as busy as Ryan Blaney. After racing only twice so far this season, the 2014 schedule will get hectic over the next couple of weeks. For the first time this season, the series will be in action in back-to-back weekends with the SFP 250 this Friday night at Kansas Speedway and next week at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
For Blaney, it will be a full weekend in Kansas as the 20-year-old driver will race in both Friday night's SFP 250 and Saturday night's 5-hour ENERGY 400. It would be the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut for Blaney, who will drive the No. 12 Ford for Team Penske on Saturday.
The race also could provide an opportunity for Blaney to compete against his father Dave, which would make them the first father/son duo to compete in in the same NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event since Bobby Hamilton Sr. and Jr. raced at Atlanta on October 30, 2005. Both Blaneys raced against one another last season in the historic truck race at Eldora Speedway.
Blaney, who already has two truck series and one NASCAR Nationwide Series wins on his resume, will be joining teammates Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano in the field. Before that happens, Blaney will jump in his truck owned by Keselowski for Friday's race. Blaney enters this weekend in fourth, four points behind leaders Timothy Peters and Johnny Sauter.
Blaney is also scheduled to make a second Cup series start at Talladega Superspeedway in the fall, in another double-duty effort during the Camping World Truck- Sprint Cup weekend.
The third-generation driver has also made four starts in the NNS so far this season, with three top-10 showings highlighted by a fourth-place finish at Bristol in March.
Kennedy's Busy Week Continues In KC
Ben Kennedy has been busy this week. First, last Saturday, he graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in sports management. And come this Friday, he'll be racing the No. 31 Chevrolet for Turner-Scott Motorsports.
He'll honor his alma mater by wearing a special Class of 2014 Gators helmet during the race. Kennedy also will run a special paint scheme honoring ALS Awareness Month, and have a special guest with him throughout the weekend.
Don Post, the 2013 Betty Jane France Humanitarian of the Year winner, will be honored on Kennedy's truck. Post has defied the odds in terms of his life expectancy, and has since dedicated his life to helping others. Kennedy will feature Post's name above the right-side door, as the month of May is ALS Awareness Month.
Defying the life expectancy given to him, for the past 34 years, Post has dedicated his life and energy to helping others. Donating his time to many Kansas City charities, Post's love of children has made March of Dimes Bikers For Babies his primary focus. Post's leadership has been instrumental in making Kansas City's Bikers For Babies ride the biggest in the United States, raising nearly $7,000,000 to help premature babies.
Nemechek Aims At Kansas Career Sweep
Joe Nemechek will go for a career trifecta this weekend at Kansas Speedway and honor his partner at SWM-NEMCO Motorsports.
Nemechek, who is sharing the full-time truck entry this season with his son John Hunter, swept both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races at Kansas in 2004. He returns this weekend going for a win in the in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, looking to become the first driver to win in all three NASCAR national series events at the track.
The elder Nemechek will also honor his team partner, Sid Mauldin. Mauldin is currently receiving treatment at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the No. 8 truck will feature the facility. Mauldin wanted to show his support for the facility that has provided him with recent healthcare.
The father-son duo are currently 10th in the owners standings following a sixth-place finish by Joe Nemechek in Daytona and an 11-place run by 16-year old John Hunter Nemechek at Martinsville.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Etc.
On Monday, NASCAR announced that Camping World renewed for seven years to remain as series entitlement sponsor through the 2022 season. The outdoor company has sponsored the series since 2009. ... Austin Dillon, the 2011 series champion will make his first truck start since last year at Chicagoland this weekend for NTS Motorsports. Dillon won last year in the series at Eldora Speedway. ... Tayler Malsam returns to the series this weekend in Kansas driving for Turner Scott Motorsports. Malsam debuted in the series in 2008 and competed full-time in 2009. ... Joey Coulter has signed Vertx, a tactical and outdoor apparel brand, as primary sponsor for the Kansas race and will also be an associate sponsor for GMS Racing on all GMS entries in the series.
Congratulations 2015 Champ Kyle Busch
(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)