Race Date: Friday
May 30, 2014
TV: Fox Sports 1
Friday, May 30
Qualifying: 12:30 PM ET
Race: 5:30 PM ET
Wednesday, May 28
6:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (TRUCK PARKING ONLY)
Thursday, May 29
7:30 AM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
8:00 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 NNS & NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
6:00 PM NNS & NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES
Friday, May 30
8:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
12:40 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING
1:30 PM 2:15 PM NCWTS Autograph Session
3:25 PM NCWTS DRIVER & CREW CHIEF MEETING (NNS GARAGE-TENT )
5:00 PM NCWTS DRIVERS INTRODUCTION
5:30 PM APPROX. NCWTS RACE (200 LAPS, 200 MILES)
5:30 PM NSCS, NNS & NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
Busch wins at Dover: #51-Kyle Busch won the Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway. #29-Ryan Blaney finished second followed by: #98-Johnny Sauter, #33-Brandon Jones, #21-Joey Coulter, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #31-Ben Kennedy, #19-Tyler Reddick, #77-German Quiroga, and #17-Timothy Peters. There were 7 cautions for 38 laps and 6 lead changes among 4 leaders. Complete results are on the Dover race results page (pdf).(5-30-2014)
Dover Race Fast Facts:
Kyle Busch(i) won the 15th Annual Lucas Oil 200, his 39th victory in 119 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his fourth victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2014.
This is his fourth victory and sixth top-10 finish in nine races at Dover International Speedway.
Ryan Blaney (second) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Dover International Speedway. It is his third top-10 finish in 2014.
Johnny Sauter (third) posted his third top-10 finish in six races at Dover International Speedway.
Ben Kennedy (seventh) was the highest finishing rookie.
Timothy Peters leads the point standings by 1 points over Matt Crafton.
Today's win is the 31st victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for crew chief Eric Phillips.
Driver standings following Dover:
1) 2) #17-Timothy Peters, 185, - 11
2) #88-Matt Crafton, 184, -1
3) #98-Johnny Sauter, 184, -1
4) #77-German Quiroga, 179, -6
5) #30-Ron Hornaday, 170, -15
6) #31-Ben Kennedy, 169, -16
7) #29-Ryan Blaney, 166, -19
8) #5-John Wes Townley, 159, -26
9) #13-Jeb Burton, 153, -32
10) #21-Joey Coulter, 142, -43
See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(5-30-2014)
Owner Standings following Dover are posted (pdf).(5-30-2014)
Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Dover: (and their finish)
Caution 1: #57-Norm Benning, 28th
Caution 2: #57-Norm Benning, 28th
Caution 3: #63-Justin Jennings, 19th
Caution 4: #39-Ryan Sieg, 24th
Caution 5: #33-Brandon Jones, 4th
Caution 6: #17-Timothy Peters, 10th
Caution 7: none
Busch fastest in final practice: #51-Kyle Busch was quickest during final practice for the Lucas Oil 200 with a speed of 156.788 mph. He was followed by #29-Ryan Blaney, #17-Timothy Peters, #88-Matt Crafton, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #19-Tyler Reddick, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #98-Johnny Sauter, #77-German Quiroga, and #13-Jeb Burton. 33 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Dover practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(5-30-2014)
Busch on pole at Dover: #51-Kyle Busch will start from the pole for the Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway after rain forced NASCAR to set the field based on owner's points. #88-Matt Crafton will start second, followed by: #17-Timothy Peters, #77-German Quiroga, #19-Tyler Reddick, #98-Johnny Sauter, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #30-Ron Hornaday, Jr., #32-Ben Rhodes, and #31-Ben Kennedy. 35 trucks entered the event, giving all 35 a starting spot. See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(5-29-2014)
Busch fastest in practice: #51-Kyle Busch was fastest during the rain-shortened practice at Dover International Speedway on Thursday with a speed of 156.488 mph. #77-German Quiroga was second, followed by #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #17-Timothy Peters, #19-Tyler Reddick, #88-Matt Crafton, #5-John Wes Townley, #31-Ben Kennedy, and #98-Johnny Sauter. 26 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Dover practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(5-29-2014)
Rain delays Thursday practice UPDATE: Two practice sessions were scheduled for Thursday at Dover ahead of Friday's Lucas Oil 200, but rain delayed the schedule. A single 75-minute session was scheduled after track drying efforts took place, but rain began to fall shortly after the session began, halting practice yet again. The Lucas Oil 200 field is currently waiting out the delay.(5-29-2014)
UPDATE: Rain washed out practice on Thursday, forcing the trucks to a single practice session on Friday, in place of qualifying. Practice is now scheduled from 12:40 to 1:40 PM, and the field will line up per the rule book for the Lucas Oil 200.(5-29-2014)
Entry list: There are 34 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Friday's Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway. A few notes:
Cole Custer is in the #00;
Jake Crum is in the #08;
John Hunter Nemechek is in the #8;
Tyler Reddick in the #19;
Gray Gaulding is in the #20;
Ben Rhodes is in the #32;
Brandon Jones is in the #33;
Todd Peck is in the #40;
Raymond Terczak Jr. is in the #56;
Scott Riggs is in the #92;
UPDATE: Ryan Sieg has been added in the #39 to bring total entries to 35.
See the complete list on the Dover entry list page.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 5 - Lucas Oil 200 Dover International Speedway (1.0-mile oval) - Dover, Del. Fast Facts for May 30-31, 2014
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
Set limits: Camping World Truck: 6 sets for the event
Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4614; Right-side -- D-4440
Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.4 in. (2,220 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 -- 21 psi; Right Front -- 49 psi; Right Rear -- 45 psi
Notes: While teams in all three NASCAR series will run the same right-side tire code (D-4440) at Dover this week, those in Nationwide and Camping World Truck will run a different left-side code (D-4614) than those in Sprint Cup . . . in Nationwide and Truck, this is the same right-side tire that has been run at Dover since 2012 . . . this is the first race weekend for this left-side tire . . . Goodyear held a test with teams from all three NASCAR series at Dover on May 6-7 . . . Nationwide drivers Ty Dillon (No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet) and Elliott Sadler (No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota) participated in the test, as did Camping World Truck drivers Ryan Blaney (No. 29 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford) and Darrell Wallace Jr. (No. 54 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota) . . . Sprint Cup drivers Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., and Carl Edwards also took part in the test. . . Dover is unique among NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, in that inner liners are required in all four tire positions . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
Aims To Match Personal Win Streak Mark
Although Kyle Busch hasn't competed in every NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race this season, the Las Vegas native is three-for-three in his starts with wins at Daytona, Kansas and Charlotte.
If Busch can go four-for-four this Friday afternoon at Dover, he will equal a career best mark of five consecutive wins (Busch also won last season's finale at Homestead-Miami). Busch last won five starts in a row in 2009. If Busch can pick up the win at Dover, he would also become the first driver to win back-to-back races at the track in last 14 events. Busch has also moved to within 13 wins of Ron Hornaday Jr.'s record of all-time wins in the series (51-38) and the 29-year-old driver is on a pace to break that record in just a few years as he is averaging a win in every three starts he makes in his No. 51 Toyota Tundra.
Busch, who competes fulltime in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, fields two full-time trucks in the series splitting time this year in the No. 51 truck with Erik Jones, while Darrell Wallace Jr. competes fulltime in the No. 54 Toyota Tundra.
Busch has 73 top five finishes in the trucks and is just two short of tying Rick Crawford for seventh place in the all-time standings.
After he competes at Dover on Friday, Busch will make his next start in the No. 51 truck at Kentucky Speedway in late June. He will drive in a total of 10 events this season with Jones making 12 starts for the team.
ThorSport, Red Horse Drivers Reside In Top 5
Though Kyle Busch Motorsports might have the most wins so far this season, a pair of teams are off to good starts with each team having two drivers in the top five in driver's standings.
Defending series champion Matt Crafton has used a win at Martinsville and a consistent start to lead the points, while teammate Johnny Sauter is fifth.
Timothy Peters is second in the standings highlighted by his runner-up finish at Daytona and his Red Horse Racing teammate German Quiroga is third overall. Quiroga is also the only driver to finish in the top-10 in every race so far this season.
Finishing in the top of the standings is nothing new to ThorSport Racing, as the duo of Crafton and Sauter have ended the season in the top-10 in driver's standings for four consecutive season.
While veteran team owners Duke and Rhonda Thorson scored their first NCWTS championship last season, could this be the year another veteran owner, Red Horse Racing's Tom DeLoach picks up his first title? Judging by the way two of his trucks have started the season - this might be the year.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Etc.
Former NASCAR Next driver Jeb Burton announced this week he will drive the No. 13 Toyota Tundra from Thorsport Racing for the remainder of the season after signing Estes Trucking as sponsor for the remaining 18 races on the 2014 schedule. ... Kyle Busch Motorsports will feature a special logo on the hood of the No. 51 Toyota Tundra promoting the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award presented by The NASCAR Foundation. The award honors the unwavering commitment that The NASCAR Foundation Chairwoman Betty Jane France has demonstrated with her philanthropic and community efforts.
Congratulations 2015 Champ Kyle Busch
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