Race Date: Friday, July 11, 2014
TV: Fox Sports 1
Friday, July 11
Race: 8:30 PM ET
Thursday, July 10
8:00 AM WICS Haulers Enter
11:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
12:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
1:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
3:00 PM 5:00 PM BROADCASTING SET- UP
5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
6:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES
Friday, July 11
7:00 AM TRACK SERVICES MEETING
8:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
8:30 AM 9:50 AM NCWTS PRACTICE
11:30 AM 12:30 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
12:15 PM 6:30 PM NCWTS Minors Admitted into the NASCAR Garage Area*
12:30 PM 1:00 PM NASCAR Pace Car Rides
1:15 PM 2:00 PM NCWTS Autograph Session
4:40 PM (5:40 PM) NCWTS QUALIFYING
5:30 PM TRACK SERVICES MEETING-PIT ROAD
6:15 PM NCWTS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
7:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITY-CLEAR PIT ROAD
7:30 PM (8:30 PM) NCWTS RACE (200 LAPS, 175 MILES)
8:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
Jones wins at Iowa: #51-Erik Jones won the American Ethanol 200 at Iowa Speedway. #29-Ryan Blaney finished second followed by: #88-Matt Crafton, #21-Joey Coulter, #77-German Quiroga, #31-Ben Kennedy, #97-Jeff Choquette, #00-Cole Custer, #19-Tyler Reddick, and #8-John Hunter Nemecheck. There were 4 cautions for 19 laps and 6 lead changes among 4 leaders. Complete results are on the Iowa race results page (pdf).(7-11-2014)
Iowa Race Fast Facts:
Erik Jones won the 6th Annual American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen, his second victory in nine NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. His first win came last November at Phoenix International Raceway.
Jones led 131 laps setting a new career high. His previous high was 84 in his Phoenix win.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2014.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in three races at Iowa Speedway.
Ryan Blaney (second) posted his third top-10 finish in four races at Iowa Speedway. It is his seventh top-10 finish in 2014.
Matt Crafton (third) posted his eighth top-10 finish in eight races at Iowa Speedway.
Ben Kennedy (sixth) was the highest finishing Sunoco Rookie.
Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 2 points over Ryan Blaney.
Driver standings following Iowa:
1) #88-Matt Crafton, 330
2) #29-Ryan Blaney, 328, -2
3) #98-Johnny Sauter, 323, -7
4) #77-German Quiroga, 311, -19
5) #30-Ron Hornaday, 307, -23
6) #31-Ben Kennedy, 301, -29
7) #17-Timothy Peters, 299, - 31
8) #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr.293, -37
9) #21-Joey Coulter, 282, -48
10) #05-John Wes Townley, 279, -51
See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(7-11-2014)
Owner Standings following Iowa are posted (pdf).(7-11-2014)
Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Iowa: (and their finish)
Caution 1: #32-Tayler Malsam, 23rd
Caution 2: #86- Brandon Brown, 25th
Caution 3: #50-TJ Bell, 24th
Caution 4: #23-Spencer Gallagher, 11th
Wallace on pole at Iowa: #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr. won the 21 Means 21 Pole for the American Ethanol 200 at Iowa Speedway with a speed of 137.279 mph. #51-Erik Jones will start second, followed by: #17-Timothy Peters, #29-Ryan Blaney, #00-Cole Custer, #88-Matt Crafton, #20-Justin Lofton, #30-Ron Hornaday, Jr., #21-Joey Coulter, and #77-German Quiroga. See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(7-11-2014)
Wallace fastest in practice: #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr. was fastest during the opening practice at Iowa Speedway with a speed of 137.261mph. #88-Matt Crafton was second, followed by #17-Timothy Peters, #51-Erik Jones, #00-Cole Custer, #21-Joey Coulter, #20-Justin Lofton, #97-Jeff Choquette, #9-Chase Pistone, and #77-German Quiroga. 36 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Iowa practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(7-11-2014)
Entry List:There are 38 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Friday's American Ethanol at Iowas Speedway. A few notes:
John Wes Townley will be in the #05 for Athenian Motorsports;
Dustin Hapka will be in the #74;
Jeff Choquette will drive the #97.(7-7-2014)
UPDATE: Chris Eggleston is in the #08 in place of original entry Jimmy Weller. (7-8-2014)
UPDATE 2: Korbin Forrister is in the #07; the #5 and #36 withdrew.(7-11-2014)
See the complete list on the Iowa entry list page.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 9 - American Ethanol 200 Iowa Speedway (0.875-mile oval) - Newton, Iowa Fast Facts for July 11, 2014
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials
Set limit: 4 sets for the event
Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4546; Right-side -- D-4562
Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.48 in. (2,222 mm); Right-side -- 88.27 in. (2,242 mm)
Technical Inspection Inflation:Left Front -- 26 psi; Left Rear -- 26 psi; Right Front -- 40 psi; Right Rear -- 38 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 18 psi; Left Rear -- 18 psi; Right Front -- 36 psi; Right Rear -- 34 psi
Notes: This is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams have run at Iowa since 2012 . . . this is the only track at which Truck Series teams will run either of these two tire codes . . . this is also the same tire set-up that NASCAR Nationwide teams ran at Iowa earlier this season . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Iowa.
Iowa Victory Lane Welcomes Newcomers
In its six-year history hosting the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Iowa Speedway has seen one repeat winner, Timothy Peters. With only three past winners (Peters, Ryan Blaney and Matt Crafton) expected to run Friday's race, a new face in Victory Lane would be no surprise. Among the winless are two drivers with the highest active driver ratings with multiple starts at the track, Erik Jones (107.4) and Johnny Sauter (107.0).
By now most have heard of Jones, who's exceling as Kyle Busch's understudy in the No. 51 Toyota. This NASCAR Next driver from Byron, Michigan boasts an impressive average finish of 5.5 after two starts at Iowa Speedway. A win at Iowa would give Jones his second victory in the truck series and place his name in the history books as the youngest race winner at the track. His first win was in November 2013 at Phoenix when he became the youngest NCWTS winner in series history at 17 years, five months and eight days old.
On the other hand, there is nine-time series race winner Sauter. Sauter claims six top-five finishes in seven starts at Iowa Speedway, and at 36 years old he has nearly twice the experience of Jones. Sauter owns the best average finish of 4.9 at the track and is currently the series points leader.
Ryan Blaney Leads Youth Movement
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.
Red Horse Racing Tames Iowa Speedway
Red Horse Racing teammates Timothy Peters and German Quiroga know their way around Iowa Speedway. Quiroga earned his first career Keystone Light Pole Award in his first start at the track in July 2013. It was Peters, however, who ended the race in top position, making his second trip to Victory Lane. The only two-time winner at the "fastest short track on the planet," Peters has won the last two July races and looks to continue his streak this Friday, making it three-for-three in a true show of mastery. Peters is currently third in the series points standings, 11 points behind leader Johnny Sauter. But this go-around could also be Quiroga's turn to ride Red Horse Racing into Victory Lane. With six top-10 finishes this season, including a career-best finish of second at Gateway Motorsports Park in June 2014, Quiroga has had a breakout season. With this duo at the helm, Red Horse Racing looks to be ready to defend its team wins in the Hawkeye State.
Congratulations 2015 Champ Kyle Busch
(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)