Race Date: Friday, June 6, 2014
TV: Fox Sports 1
Friday, June 6
Race: 9:00 PM ET
Thursday, June 5
10:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
11:30 AM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
12:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
3:00 PM 5:00 PM BROADCASTING SET- UP
3:30 PM TRACK SERVICES MEETING
4:00 PM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
5:00 PM 6:00 PM NCWTS PRACTICE
6:30 PM 8:00 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
7:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
9:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES
Friday, June 6
12:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
12:00 PM 6:30 PM NCWTS Minors Admitted in the NASCAR Garage Area
2:30 PM 3:30 PM NCWTS Autograph Session
4:10 PM (5:10 PM) NCWTS QUALIFYING
6:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VICTORY THEATER)
7:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
7:35 PM NCWTS GRID TRUCKS (FRONT STRETCH - SINGLE FILE)
7:40 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITY - CLEAR PIT ROAD
8:00 PM (9:00 PM) NCWTS RACE (167 LAPS, 250.5 MILES)
Crafton wins at Texas: #88-Matt Crafton won the WinStar World Casino 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. #20-Justin Lofton finished second followed by: #8-Joe Nemechek, #29-Ryan Blaney, #5-John Wes Townley, #30-Ron Hornaday, Jr., #98-Johnny Sauter, #99-Bryan Silas, #21-Joey Coulter, and #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr. There were 4 cautions for 23 laps and 8 lead changes among 3 leaders. Complete results are on the Texas race results page (pdf).(6-6-2014)See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Dover Race & Points Report (pdf).(6-6-2014)
Texas Race Fast Facts:
Matt Crafton won the 18th Annual WinStar World Casino 400, his fifth victory in 322 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his second victory (Martinsville) and fourth top-10 finish in 2014. This is the first time he has won multiple races in a season.
This is his first victory and 16th top-10 finish in 27 races at Texas Motor Speedway. He has three runner-up finishes at the track.
Crafton's margin of victory (13.302 seconds) is a new series track record at Texas Motor Speedway.
Justin Lofton (second) posted his fifth top-10 finish in eight races at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his second top-10 finish in 2014.
Joe Nemechek (third) posted a top-10 finish in his first series start at Texas Motor Speedway. Ben Kennedy (14th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 11 points over Johnny Sauter.
Driver standings following Texas:
1) #88-Matt Crafton, 232
2) #98-Johnny Sauter, 221, -11
3) #30-Ron Hornaday, 209, -23
4) #29-Ryan Blaney, 207, -25
5) #17-Timothy Peters, 205, - 27
6) #77-German Quiroga, 200, -32
7) #31-Ben Kennedy, 199, -33
8) #5-John Wes Townley, 198, -34
9) #13-Jeb Burton, 185, -47
10) #21-Joey Coulter, 177, -55
See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(6-6-2014)
Owner Standings following Texas are posted (pdf).(6-6-2014)
Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Texas: (and their finish)
Caution 1: #99-Bryan Silas, 8th
Caution 2: #8-Joe Nemechek, 3rd
Caution 3: #08-Jimmy Weller, 17th
Caution 4: ##99-Bryan Silas, 8th
Lofton on pole at Texas: #20-Justin Lofton won the Keystone Light Pole for the WinStar World Casino & Resort 400 at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed of 179.677mph. #88-Matt Crafton will start second, followed by: #29-Ryan Blaney, #98-Johnny Sauter, #51-Erik Jones, #8-Joe Nemechek, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #77-German Quiroga, #5-John Wes Townley, and #30-Ron Hornaday, Jr.
Fastest in the second round of qualifying was #29-Ryan Blaney.
#88-Matt Crafton was quickest in the opening qualifying session at 180.288mph.
See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(6-6-2014)
Texas Qualifying Notes:
Justin Lofton won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 18th Annual WinStar World Casino 400 with a lap of 30.054 seconds, 179.677 mph.
This is his second pole in 82 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2014.
This is his first pole in eight races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Matt Crafton (second) posted his sixth top-10 start of 2014 and his ninth in 27 races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Ryan Blaney (third) posted his second top-10 start at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his fifth in six races this season.
Tyler Reddick (12th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(6-6-2014)
Quiroga fastest in final practice: #77-German Quiroga was fastest in final practice for the WinStar World Casino 400 at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed of 176.476 mph. He was followed by: #29-Ryan Blaney, #88-Matt Crafton, #98-Johnny Sauter, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #8-Joe Nemechek, #5-John Wes Townley, #9-Brennan Newberry, #30-Ron Hornaday, Jr., and #31-Ben Kennedy. 26 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Texas practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(6-52014)
Sauter fastest in practice: #98-Johnny Sauter was fastest during the opening practice at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed of 177.247 mph. #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr. was second, followed by #88-Matt Crafton, #13-Jeb Burton, #29-Ryan Blaney, #17-Timothy Peters, #20-Justin Lofton, #77-German Quiroga, #51-Erik Jones, and #30-Ron Hornaday, Jr. 24 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Texas practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(6-52014)
Entry list: There are 27 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Friday's WinStar World Casino 400K at Texas Motor Speedway. A few notes:
The #07 is TBA;
Joe Nemechek is in the #8
Justin Lofton is in the #20;
Tayler Malsam is in the #32;
Erik Jones is in the #51;
Justin Jennings is in the #63 for Mike Mittler;
UPDATE: BJ McLeod is now the listed driver in the #07;
See the complete list on the Texas entry list page.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Race No. 6 - WinStar World Casino & Resort 400 Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Fort Worth, Tex. Fast Facts for June 5-6, 2014
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
Set limits: 6 sets for the event
Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4392; Right-side -- D-4618
Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.40 in. (2,220 mm); Right-side -- 88.46 in. (2,247 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 -- 51 psi; Right Rear -- 47 psi
Notes: While NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams have run this left-side tire code (D-4392) at Texas since 2011, this is the first time they have run this right-side code (D-4618) . . . this right-side tire is one of Goodyear's multi-zone tread tires, which combines two distinct compounds on the same tire . . . the outside 10 inches of this right-side tread surface (traction zone) has the same compound NASCAR teams have run at Texas in the past . . . the inside two inches of tread surface (endurance zone) features a slightly tougher compound . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide teams ran at Texas earlier this season . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners on all four tire positions at Texas . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
Nemechek Looks To Make It A Special Day For Co-Owner
As they continue their season of sharing a full-time ride in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the father-son duo of Joe Nemechek and John Hunter Nemechek head to Texas Motor Speedway with a little extra incentive this weekend in the WinStar World Casino & Resort 400.
Joe Nemechek co-owns the SWM-NEMCO Motorsports truck team with Texas native Sid Mauldin. Mauldin is currently battling cancer and is receiving treatment at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The Nemecheks have been featuring the logo on their truck recently.
"We're looking forward to heading to Texas this weekend where our co-owners, Sid and Dawna Mauldin, call home and have their business so we're really motivated to do well in their 'stomping grounds,'" said the elder Nemechek. "I've always enjoyed running at Texas and we have a win and a few top-five finishes there so it'll be exciting to race it for the first time in a truck. We're having a great time running the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and coming off the weekend we had with John Hunter at Dover this past weekend, everyone on the team is excited and ready to go."
The father-son team has done well this season splitting the No. 8 Toyota Tundra as Joe races in events that John Hunter is not eligible (at 16 years old, John Hunter can only run track under 1.25 miles in length). The truck is currently seventh in owner points and just nine points out of second place.
Joe scored a season-best finish of eighth at Daytona, while John Hunter finished sixth last weekend at Dover. Joe Nemechek has a total of 42 NASCAR starts at Texas Motor Speedway but this will be his first in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He has one win at TMS - in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race on March 29, 2003.
Quiroga Rebounds To Continue Streak, Now Six Points Out Of The Lead
German Quiroga is quietly putting together an impressive season, as he continued his streak of top-10 finishes at Dover last Friday. What might be the most impressive is how the Mexico City native has rebounded from in-race incidents over the past three races to keep the streak alive.
Quiroga is also quickly entering the championship hunt discussion, as he enters this weekend's race at Texas just six points behind teammate and points leader Timothy Peters (185-179).
Despite getting collected in an accident on Lap 2 in Kansas, a last-lap incident at Charlotte with Jeb Burton and Norm Benning and most recently on Lap 173 last Friday at Dover, Quiroga and his team, led by veteran crew chief Butch Hylton, have salvaged finishes that could boost title hopes come November.
Jones To Make Intermediate Track Debut For KBM
Erik Jones will miss his high school graduation on Friday, but with a pretty good excuse - a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. The NASCAR Next member is ready to make his intermediate track debut this weekend; it'll be his second start of the season.
Jones, who set the record as the youngest race winner in series history last November at Phoenix driving the No. 51 Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports, will attempt to score his second win and keep the No. 51 team atop the owner points standings.
The Michigan native has also been part of incredible Kyle Busch Motorsports run: The No. 51 & No. 54 trucks have combined to win seven of the last nine races in the series dating back to Darrell Wallace Jr.'s historic win at Martinsville.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Etc.
Standalone season begins for the truck series as four of the next five races on the schedule will be standalone events. After Texas this week, the series will be the feature event at Gateway Motorsports Park (June 14), Iowa Speedway (July 11) and Eldora Speedway (July 23). The series will be part of a national series tripleheader at Kentucky Speedway on the weekend of June 26-28, racing on the 26th.