Race Date:Thursday, June 26, 2014
TV: Fox Sports 1
Thursday, June 26
Final practice: 10:30 AM ET
Qualifying: 4:30 PM ET
Race: 8:00 PM ET
Wednesday, June 25
11:30 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
12:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
1:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
4:00 PM NNS & NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
6:00 PM NNS & NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES
Thursday, June 26
7:00 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
7:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
8:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
9:00 AM 10:00 AM NCWTS PRACTICE
10:30 AM 12:00 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
4:40 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING
6:15 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (BLUEGRASS HALL)
7:35 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITY -CLEAR PIT ROAD
8:00 PM NCWTS RACE (150 LAPS, 225 MILES)
8:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
Busch wins at Kentucky: #51-Kyle Busch won the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr. finished second followed by: #29-Ryan Blaney, #17-Timothy Peters, #19-Brad Keselowski, #88-Matt Crafton, #20-Austin Dillon, #30-Ron Hornday, Jr., #98-Johnny Sauter, and #31-Ben Kennedy. There were 6 cautions for 23 laps and 7 lead changes among 4 leaders. Complete results are on the Kentuckyy race results page (pdf).(6-26-2014)See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Kentucky Race & Points Report (pdf).(6-26-2014)
Kentucky Race Fast Facts:
Kyle Busch(i) won the 4th Annual UNOH 225, his 40th victory in 120 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his fifth victory and fifth top-10 finish in 2014.
This is his second victory and fifth top-10 finish in five races at Kentucky Speedway.
Darrell Wallace Jr. (second) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Kentucky Speedway. It is his fourth top-10 finish in 2014.
Ryan Blaney (third) posted his second top-10 finish in three races at Kentucky Speedway. Ben Kennedy (10th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Johnny Sauter leads the point standings by 8 points over Matt Crafton.
This is Toyata's 10th straight win, dating back to Erik Jone's win at Phoenix International Raceway, November 2013. This is the longest active win streak by any manufaturer in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Driver standings following Kentucky:
1) #98-Johnny Sauter, 297
2) #88-Matt Crafton, 289, -8
3) #17-Timothy Peters, 286, - 11
4) #29-Ryan Blaney, 285, -12
5) #30-Ron Hornaday, 284, -13
6) #77-German Quiroga, 272, -25
7) #31-Ben Kennedy, 263, -34
8) #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr.261, -36
9) #5-John Wes Townley, 257, -40
10) #21-Joey Coulter, 242, -55
See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(6-26-2014)
Owner Standings following Kentucky are posted (pdf).(6-26-2014)
Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Kentucky: (and their finish)
Caution 1: none
Caution 2: #71-Adam Edwards, 30th
Caution 3: #20-Austin Dillon, 7th
Caution 4: none
Caution 5: #8-Joe Nemechek, 14th
Caution 6: #99-Bryan Silas, 16th
Busch on pole at Kentucky: #51-Kyle Busch won the Keystone Light Pole for the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway with a speed of 175.884 mph. #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr. will start second, followed by: #13-Jeb Burton, #31-Ben Kennedy, #98-Johnny Sauter, #77-German Quiroga, #17-Timothy Peters, #30-Ron Hornaday. Jr., #21-Joey Coulter, and #29-Ryan Blaney.
Fastest in the second round of qualifying was #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr.
#51-Kyle Busch was quickest in the opening qualifying session at 175.444 mph.
See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(6-26-2014)
Kentucky Qualifying Notes:
Kyle Busch(i) won the Keystone Light 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the 4th Annual UNOH 225 with a lap of 30.702 seconds, 175.884 mph.
This is his 15th pole in 120 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his third pole and fifth top-10 start in 2014.
This is his first pole in five races at Kentucky Speedway.
Darrell Wallace Jr. (second) posted his fourth top-10 start of 2014 and his second in two races at Kentucky Speedway.
Jeb Burton (third) posted his first top-10 start at Kentucky Speedway. It is his fourth in eight races this season.
Ben Kennedy (fourth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(6-26-2014)
Quiroga fastest in final practice: #77-German Quiroga was fastest in final practice for the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway with a speed of 175.501mph. #17-Timothy Peters was second, followed by #20- Austin Dillon, #51-Kyle Busch, #32-Tayler Malsam, #29-Ryan Blaney, #13-Jeb Burton, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #31-Ben Kennedy, and #30-Ron Hornaday, Jr. 31 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Kentucky practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(6-26-2014)
Quiroga fastest in practice: #77-German Quiroga was fastest during the opening practice at Kentucky Speedway with a speed of 175.501mph. #51-Kyle Busch was second, followed by #29-Ryan Blaney, #21-Joey Coulter, #17-Timothy Peters, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #20-Austin Dillion, #13-Jeb Burton, #32-Tayler Malsam, and #8-Joe Nemechek. 28 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Kentucky practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(6-26-2014)
Entry list: There are 31 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Thursday's UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. A few notes:
Chase Pistone is in the #9;
Brad Keselowski is in the #19;
Austin Dillon is in the #20;
Max Gresham is in the #23;
Kyle Busch is in the #51;
Caleb Holman is in the #75;
Corey LaJoie is in the #92;
UPDATE: JJ Yeley is now listed in the #07 in place of Shafer and Adam Edwards was added in the #71;
See the complete list on the Kentucky entry list page.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 8 - UNOH 225 Kentucky Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Sparta, Ky. Fast Facts for June 25-27, 2014
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
Set limits: Camping World Truck: 5 sets for the event
Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4614; Right-side -- D-4440
Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.40 in. (2,220 mm); Right-side -- 88.43 in. (2,246 mm)
Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi; Right Front -- 48 psi; Right Rear -- 45 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 22 psi; Left Rear -- 20 psi; Right Front -- 46 psi; Right Rear -- 42 psi
Notes: While teams in all three NASCAR series in action at Kentucky this week will run the same right-side tire code (D-4440), teams in the Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series will run a slightly different left-side code (D-4614) than those in the Sprint Cup Series . . . this the same combination of left- and right-side tires that Nationwide and Truck teams ran at Dover four weeks ago . . . this right-side has been run at Kentucky by teams in these two series since 2011 . . . this tire set-up came out of a Goodyear test at Kentucky on May 20-21 . . . Nationwide drivers at that test were Trevor Bayne and Regan Smith, while Truck drivers included Matt Crafton and Ben Kennedy . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Kentucky . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
Kyle Busch Goes After Personal Record At Kentucky
It is well known throughout NASCAR circles that Kyle Busch will drive anything at any time and often wins - anywhere. . Although he is a full-time competitor in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the Las Vegas native frequently competes in both the NASCAR Nationwide and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
The second-generation driver has accumulated 134 wins in all three national series and currently holds the record for highest winning percentage in the truck series at nearly 33% with 39 wins in 119 starts. His 134 wins rank second overall in history for most wins across all three NASCAR national series.
He will once again attempt triple duty this weekend at Kentucky Speedway, and in Thursday night's truck race, Busch has the opportunity to add to his personal record book.
If Busch can find a way to Victory Lane this Thursday night in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225 he will set a personal record in the series with his sixth consecutive win in as many starts. He has accomplished five wins in a row twice. In addition to his current streak, Busch also won five in a row in 2009.
In four previous truck races at Kentucky, Busch has one win and has finished in the top-10 in every start.
Toyota Looks To Add To Record Winning Streak At Kentucky
With Darrell Wallace Jr.'s win at Gateway Motorsports Park on June 14, the second-year driver helped his manufacturer, Toyota, set a new record for wins in the series. Dating back to last year when fellow Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Erik Jones won at Phoenix, a Toyota Tundra has visited Victory Lane nine consecutive times.
The win ended a three-way tie in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for most consecutive wins. The previous record was eight, originally set by Chevrolet in 1995 and matched by Dodge in 2001.
With its hot start to the 2014 season, Toyota also has the early lead in the race for the manufacturer's title. Toyota won the title last season, and added an owner title with Kyle Busch Motorsports and the driver title with Matt Crafton. Toyota has won the manufacturers title six out of the past eight seasons.
Toyota is also second in the record books for most wins in the series with 119. Chevrolet holds the record with 197.
Hornaday Jr. Looks For Fourth Truck Win At Kentucky
Ron Hornaday Jr. has set many records in the NCWTS, including his series record 51 victories. Three of those have come at Kentucky Speedway, and another victory would put the 1.5-mile track at the top of his personal list. Currently, O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis (four wins) ranks as Hornaday's most prolific track. Hornaday has won three times on two other tracks on this year's schedule (Texas Motor Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway). In 11 previous starts at Kentucky, he has compiled the three wins, six top 10s, and led 141 laps. Hornaday's last victory came at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2011.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Etc.
Former series champion Austin Dillon will make his third truck start of the season this weekend at Kentucky Speedway driving the No. 20 truck for NTS Motorsports. ... John Wes Townley and Ryan Blaney will attempt double duty this weekend as both drivers will compete Thursday night in the truck race and return on Friday night for the NASCAR Nationwide Series event. Blaney won the most recent NNS race held at Kentucky last fall.