Race Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
TV: Fox Sports 1
Friday, June 13
Practice: 4:00 PM ET
Final practice: 7:00 PM ET
Saturday, June 14
Qualifying: 5:00 PM ET
Race: 8:30 PM ET
Friday, June 13
8:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
9:30 AM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
10:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
2:00 PM NCWTS MANDATORY DRIVERS & SPOTTERS MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
3:00 PM 5:00 PM NCWTS PRACTICE
6:00 PM 8:00 PM NCWTS PRACTICE
7:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
9:30 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES
Saturday, June 14
10:00 AM 11:30 AM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
12:00 PM 6:00 PM NCWTS Minors Admitted into the NASCAR Garage Area*
2:15 PM 3:15 PM NCWTS Autograph Session
4:10 PM (5:10 PM) NCWTS QUALIFYING
5:40 PM NCWTS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
7:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITY-CLEAR PIT ROAD
7:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
7:30 PM (8:30 PM) NCWTS RACE (160 LAPS, 200 MILES)
Wallace wins at Gateway: #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr. won the Drivin' for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park. #77-German Quiroga finished second followed by: #17-Timothy Peters, #98-Johnny Sauter, #30-Ron Hornaday, Jr., #00-Cole Custer, #29-Ryan Blaney, #5-John Wes Townley, #9-Chase Pistone, and #32-Tayler Malsam. There were 7 cautions for 39 laps and 12 lead changes among 6 leaders. Complete results are on the Gateway race results page (pdf).(6-14-2014)
Gateway Race Fast Facts:
Darrell Wallace Jr. won the Inaugural Drivin' for Linemen 200, his second victory in 29 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in 2014.
German Quiroga (second) posted his sixth top-10 finish in 2014.
Timothy Peters (third) posted his third top-10 finish in five races at Gateway Motorsports Park.
Chase Pistone (ninth) was the highest finishing Sunoco Rookie.
Johnny Sauter leads the point standings by 10 points over Matt Crafton.
Driver standings following Gateway:
1) #98-Johnny Sauter, 261
2) #88-Matt Crafton, 251, -10
3) #30-Ron Hornaday, 248, -13
4) #17-Timothy Peters, 246, - 15
5) #29-Ryan Blaney, 244, -17
6) #77-German Quiroga, 243, -18
7) #5-John Wes Townley, 234, -27
8) #31-Ben Kennedy, 229, -32
9) Darrell Wallace, Jr., 218, -43
10) #13-Jeb Burton, 211, -50
See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(6-14-2014)
Owner Standings following Gateway are posted (pdf).(6-14-2014)
Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Gateway: (and their finish)
Caution 1: none
Caution 2: none
Caution 3: #51-Erik Jones, 23rd
Caution 4: #77-German Quiroga, 2nd
Caution 5: #30-Ron Hornaday, Jr., 5th
Caution 6: #31-Ben Kennedy, 14th
Caution 7: #8-John Hunter Nemechek, 15th
Custer on pole at Gateway: #00-Cole Custer won the 21 Means 21 pole for the Drivin' for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park with a speed of 136.426mph. #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr. will start second, followed by: #51-Erik Jones, #20-Gray Gaulding, #9-Chase Pistone, #13-Jeb Burton, #19-Tyler Reddick, #21-Joey Coulter, #77-German Quiroga, and #17-Timothy Peters.
Fastest in the second round of qualifying was #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr.
#54-Darrell Wallace, Jr. was quickest in the opening qualifying session at 136.219mph.
See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(6-14-2014)
Gateway Qualifying Notes:
Cole Custer won the Keystone Light 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the Inaugural Drivin' for Linemen 200 with a lap of 32.985 seconds, 136.426 mph.
Custer sets a new track qualifying record, besting Ted Musgrave's lap of 135.159 mph set on April 30, 2005.
This is his first pole in three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. He sets a new NASCAR national series record for youngest pole winner at 16 years, 4 months, 22 days. The previous national series record holder was Casey Atwood (NASCAR Nationwide Series - 17 years, 6 months, 18 days at Nashville Speedway on March 15, 1998). The previous NASCAR Camping World Truck Series record holder was Chase Elliott (17 years, 8 months, 24 days at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2013). This is his first pole and second top-10 start in 2014.
Darrell Wallace Jr. (second) posted his third top-10 start of 2014 and his first in one races at Gateway Motorsports Park.
Erik Jones (third) posted his first top-10 start at Gateway Motorsports Park. It is his third in three races this season.
Gray Gaulding (fourth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
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Custer fastest in final practice: #00-Cole Custer was fastest in the second practice for the Drivin' for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park with a speed of 136.786 mph. He was followed by: #9-Chase Pistone, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #51-Erik Jones, #20-Gray Gaulding, #21-Joey Coulter, #88-Matt Crafton, #98-Johnny Sauter, #30-Ron Hornaday, Jr., and #8-John Hunter Nemechek. 28 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Gateway practice 3 speeds page (pdf).(6-14-2014)
Lofton fastest in second practice: #20-Justin Lofton was fastest in the second practice for the Drivin' for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park with a speed of 136.753 mph. Lofton was practicing the truck for Gray Gaulding, who will race on Saturday. He was followed by: #88-Matt Crafton, #00-Cole Custer, #21-Joey Coulter, #9-Chase Pistone, #51-Erik Jones, #77-German Quiroga, #17-Timothy Peters, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, and #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., 31 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Gateway practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(6-13-2014)
Pistone fastest in practice: #9-Chase Pistone was fastest during the opening practice at Gateway Motorsports Park with a speed of 136.141 mph. #20-Justin Lofton (practicing only for Gray Gaulding) was second, followed by #13-Jeb Burton, #88-Matt Crafton, #51-Erik Jones, #00-Cole Custer, #77-German Quiroga, #21-Joey Coulter, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr. and #29-Ryan Blaney. 27 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Gateway practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(6-13-2014)
Entry list: There are 30 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Drivin' for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park. A few notes:
The #0 is TBA;
Cole Custer is in the #00;
John Hunter Nemechek is in the #8
Chase Pistone is in the #9;
Ted Minor is in the #12;
Gray Gaulding is in the #20;
Scott Stenzel is in the #36;
Erik Jones is in the #51;
Justin Jennings is in the #63;
UPDATE: Charles Lewandoski has been added in the #42;
UPDATE 2: Caleb Roark is in the #0; Korbin Forrister is in the #08 in place of original entry Jimmy Weller, and Adam Edwards has been added in the #75.
See the complete list on the Gateway entry list page.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 7 - Drivin' for Lineman 200 Gateway Motorsports Park (1.25-mile oval) -- Madison, Ill. Fast Facts for June 13-14, 2014
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials
Set limits: 7 sets for the event (must turn in 2 sets before the race)
Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4416; Right-side -- D-4432
Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.40 in. (2,220 mm); Right-side -- 88.70 in. (2,253 mm)
Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front -- 20 psi; Left Rear -- 20 psi; Right Front -- 30 psi; Right Rear -- 30 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 15 psi; Left Rear -- 13 psi; Right Front -- 31 psi; Right Rear -- 28 psi
Notes: The combination of left- and right-side tires that NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams will run at Gateway this week have been run many times by NASCAR teams in the past . . . most recently, this tire set-up was run by Sprint Cup and Nationwide teams at Richmond during the 2013 season . . . Truck teams have also run this left-side tire code (D-4416) with a different right-side code at Bristol last season . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams will run inner liners in all four tire positions at Gateway . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
Series Returns To Gateway Motorsports Park
The much-anticipated return to a track with roots in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' formative years has arrived.
Gateway Motorsports Park, in the shadows of St. Louis and its breathtaking arch, had held truck races from 1998 until 2010 - welcoming such names as Rick Carelli, Greg Biffle, Jack Sprague, Ted Musgrave and Ron Hornaday Jr. to its Victory Lane.
Now a new roster of young stars head to the 1.25-mile track, names like Erik Jones, Jeb Burton, Darrell Wallace Jr. and Ben Kennedy. New names, same side-by-side, must-see action.
Ron Hornaday Jr. is the lone competitor scheduled to race in Saturday night's Drivin' For Linemen 200 who has won at the track in the truck field.
The Fallen Linemen Organization will be guests of MAKE Motorsports and driver T.J. Bell during the event. This event will highlight the International Linemen Museum and Hall of Fame which was created to honor linemen who work alongside first responders throughout the country during situations that arise due to natural disasters and weather issues throughout the country. Several family members will be guests of the team during the Drivin' for Linemen 200 on Saturday.
Crafton Accomplishes Career First At Texas
Although he already has built an impressive resume in the series and is the defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, Matt Crafton accomplished a first in his career last Friday night when he won the Winstar Casino & Resort 400. The Tulare, California native has now won twice this season marking the first time he has multiple wins in his truck series career.
Crafton enters this weekend's race with an 11-point lead over his teammate Johnny Sauter (232-221) and 23-point cushion over third-place Ron Hornaday Jr. The defending champion now has five career wins and has finished either first or second in four of the last five races.
Crafton also enters this weekend's race as a driver with the most experience at Gateway Motorsports Park. He has 10 career starts at the track with one top-five finish (2010) and seven top-10s. While he has yet to lead a lap at the track, Crafton has not suffered a DNF at Gateway.
Gaulding, Townley To Perform Double Duty This Weekend
NASCAR Next driver Gray Gaulding and fellow truck competitor John Wes Townley are going to be busy this weekend. Gaulding will be in Pensacola, Fla. for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Five Flags Speedway on Friday night. He will then hop a plane and fly to Gateway Motorsports Park in time for final practice and qualifying for the Drivin' For Linemen 200.
Townley will compete in the ARCA race at Michigan International Speedway on Friday afternoon and travel to the St. Louis area late that night for Saturday morning's on-track activity. Gaulding has secured Jason Lofton to practice his truck on Friday and Nelson Piquet Jr. will do the same for Townley.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Etc.
The Drivin' For Linemen 200 will be the first of two events this season at tracks that have returned to the schedule this season. New Hampshire Motor Speedway welcomes the truck series back in September. The trucks last race at NHMS in 2011. ... A total of nine drivers who have competed before at Gateway Motorsports Park in a truck are entered to participate this weekend at the 1.25-mile track.
Congratulations 2015 Champ Kyle Busch
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