Race Date:Saturday, August 2, 2014
TV: Fox Sports 1
Saturday, August 2
Qualifying: 10:00 AM ET
Race: 1:00 PM ET
Thursday, July 31
12:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
1:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
2:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
5:00 PM NCWTS & ARCA REGISTRATION CLOSES
7:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES
Friday, August 1
8:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
8:30 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
9:30 AM 10:50 AM NCWTS PRACTICE
12:30 PM 1:30 PM NCWTS Autograph Session
2:30 PM 3:25 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
5:00 PM NSCS & NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
6:00 PM NSCS & NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES
Saturday, August 2
7:00 AM NSCS & NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
7:00 AM 11:30 AM NCWTS Minors Admitted into the NASCAR Garage Area*
10:10 AM NCWTS QUALIFYING
11:00 AM TRACK SERVICES MEETING-PIT ROAD
11:20 AM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (GARAGE)
12:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTION
1:00 PM NCWTS RACE (60 LAPS,150 MILES)
1:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
Dillon wins at Pocono: #3- Austin Dillon won the Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono Raceway. #98-Johnny Sauter, finished second followed by: #21-Joey Coulter, #05-Clint Bowyer, #29-Ryan Blaney, #51-Erik Jones, #30-Ron Hornaday, Jr., #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #20-Justin Lofton, and #8-Joe Nemechek. There were 4 cautions for 16 laps and 10 lead changes among 7 leaders. Complete results are on the Pocono race results page (pdf).(8-2-2014)
Pocono Race Fast Facts:
Austin Dillon, the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, won the 5th Annual Pocono Mountains 150 , his sixth victory in 60 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in five starts in 2014. His last victory came at Eldora Speedway in 2013.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in three races at Pocono Raceway.
Johnny Sauter (second) posted his second top-10 finish in five races at Pocono Raceway. It is his ninth top-10 finish in 2014.
Joey Coulter (third) posted his fourth top-10 finish in four races at Pocono Raceway.
Ryan Blaney leads the point standings by 7 points over Johnny Sauter.
Driver standings following Pocono:
1) #29-Ryan Blaney, 408
2) #98-Johnny Sauter, 401, -7
3) #88-Matt Crafton, 396, -12
4) #30-Ron Hornaday, 388, -20
5) #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., 377, -31
6) #77-German Quiroga, 365, -43
7) #31-Ben Kennedy, 364, -44
8) #17-Timothy Peters, 359, - 49
9) #21-Joey Coulter, 353, -55
10) #13-Jeb Burton, 324, -84
See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(8-2-2014)
Owner Standings following Pocono are posted (pdf).(8-2-2014)
Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Pocono: (and their finish)
Caution 1: none
Caution 2:#35-Mason Mingus, 17th
Caution 3: #28-Ryan Ellis, 19th
Caution 4:#6-Norm Benning, 20th
Larson on pole at Pocono: #32-Kyle Larson won the 21 Means 21 pole award for the Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono Raceway with a speed of 168.913mph.
#3-Austin Dillon will start second, followed by: #19-Tyler Reddick, #31-Ben Kennedy, #17-Timothy Peters, #98-Johnny Sauter, #20-Justin Lofton, #29-Ryan Blaney, #88-Matt Crafton, and #05-Clint Bowyer.
Fastest in the second round of qualifying was #32-Kyle Larson.
#3-Austin Dillon was quickest in the opening qualifying session at 167.738mph. See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(8-2-2014)
Pocono Qualifying Notes:
Kyle Larson won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 5th Annual Pocono Mountains 150 with a lap of 53.282 seconds, 168.913 mph.
This is his first pole in eight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. His previous best start was second at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2012.
Larson also won the Coors Light Pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono.
Austin Dillon (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2014 and his third in three races at Pocono Raceway.
Tyler Reddick (third) posted his first top-10 start at Pocono Raceway. It is his fifth in eight races this season.
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Peters fastest in final practice: #17-Timothy Peters was fastest during final practice at Pocono Raceway for the Pocono Mountains 150 with a speed of 165.975mph. #32-Kyle Larson was second, followed by #88-Matt Crafton, #31-Ben Kennedy, #20-Justin Lofton, #3-Austin Dillon, #29-Ryan Blaney, #51-Erik Jones, #21-Joey coulter and #19-Tyler Reddick. 30 drivers practiced during the session. #05-John Wes Townley did not practice, as he was involved in a crash during ARCA qualifying and was sent to a local hospital for further evaluation. See complete results on the Pocono practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(8-1-2014)
Larson fastest in practice: #32-Kyle Larson was fastest during the opening practice at Pocono Raceway with a speed of 166.670mph. #17-Timothy Peters was second, followed by #20-Justin Lofton, #31-Ben Kennedy, #3-Austin Dillon, #29-Ryan Blaney, #05-John Wes Townley, #51-Erik Jones, #19-Tyler Reddick, and #88-Matt Crafton. 30 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Pocono practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(8-1-2014)
Entry list: There are 32 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono Raceway. A few notes:
Caleb Roark is in the #0;
Austin Dillon is in the #3;
Justin Lofton is in the #20;
Spencer Gallagher is in the #23;
Ryan Ellis is in the #28;
Kyle Larson is in the #32;
Todd Peck is in the #40;
Kyle Martel is in the #59;
Scott Stenzel is in the #36;
Justin Jennings is in the #63;
UPDATE: Jason White is in the #9 in place of original entry Chase Pistone;
UPDATE 2: BJ McLeod is entered in the #07; (7-31-2014) See the complete list on the Pocono entry list page.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 11 -- Pocono Mountains 150 Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile triangle) - Long Pond, Pa. Fast Facts for August 1-3, 2014
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
Set limits: Camping World Truck: 4 sets for the event
Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4548; Right-side -- D-4520
Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.40 in. (2,220 mm); Right-side -- 88.31 in. (2,243 mm)
Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front -- 26 psi; Left Rear -- 26 psi; Right Front -- 36 psi; Right Rear -- 36 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation: 18 psi (Truck); Left Rear -- 18 psi (Truck); Right Front -- 37 psi; Right Rear -- 34 psi
Notes: This is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that NASCAR Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series teams have run at Pocono since 2012 . . . the only change is that the recommended air pressure for the left-side tires has been raised by a pound for each series since their last races at the track . . . for 2014, Pocono is the only track on which either of these tire codes are scheduled to be run . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners on all four tire positions at Pocono . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
Extra! Extra! Pocono Adds Mileage
Fans will be treated to an extended show this year at Pocono Raceway as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race is scheduled for 150 miles instead of its previous 125. The extra mileage won't be too much of an added burden to the drivers' stamina; three of the last four races have ended with a green/white checkered finish (2010, 2011, 2013).
The longest race at Pocono was in 2010 when Elliott Sadler won a 55 lap, 137.5 mile race. Sadler is one of four different winners in four races at the "Tricky Triangle."
Five drivers in Saturday's lineup have logged laps in all four races, but remain winless at Pocono - Norm Benning, Matt Crafton, Ron Hornaday Jr., Johnny Sauter and Timothy Peters.
Among drivers winless at Pocono, favorites include...
Matt Crafton: The only driver to start all four races and finish inside the top 10 in each race. He has an average finish of 5.8, the fifth highest among active drivers.
Ron Hornaday: Coming off a season-best second-place finish at Eldora Speedway, Hornaday looks to capitalize on a highest finish of sixth at Pocono last season.
Kyle Larson: Makes his first career-series start and second national series start at Pocono. He has raced the track once in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, finishing fifth.
The possibility of a repeat winner still stands with Joey Coulter and Ryan Blaney entered...
Joey Coulter: Pocono is Coulter's best track on the circuit. In three starts, he has an average finish of 3.7. He earned his first - and only - series win at Pocono in 2012 and has yet to finish outside the top 10 at the track.
Blaney Hits His Stride
Ryan Blaney has made it to the top ... of the points standings that is.
In his second full-time season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Blaney leads the championship battle for the first time in his career after taking the points lead from defending champion Matt Crafton. With a string of six consecutive top ten finishes, Blaney has catapulted from ninth to first in points, beginning with a runner up finish at Dover in May. Now, it's four points that separate him from second place driver Crafton.
Momentum on his side, Blaney looks to extend his lead Saturday, arriving at Pocono as the defending race winner. Although the Brad Keselowski Racing driver has yet to find Victory Lane this season, a win would further solidify him as a championship contender. What better track to prove a point than the site of his second career series win? Not only would Blaney be undefeated at Pocono in his two starts there, but he would also become the first repeat winner. Statement made.
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Teammates Erik Jones and Darrell Wallace Jr. packed another 1-2 punch at Eldora Speedway. A Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, Jones earned his first career pole while Wallace proved the driver to beat, taking home the lauded dirt track trophy in his second win this season.
Just one race before at Iowa Speedway, it was a role reversal with Wallace on the pole and Jones in Victory Lane. The two drivers have helped Kyle Busch Motorsports to eight victories in 10 races, also sharing wins with team owner Kyle Busch.
The duo of Jones and Wallace is back in action again at Pocono where Jones will make his first appearance while Wallace has one career start (he finished seventh in 2013). In its four-year history at Pocono, Kyle Busch Motorsports has earned four top-five and five top-10 finishes, including two runner-up finishes with Kasey Kahne (2010) and Kyle Busch (2011).
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Thirteen drivers in the Pocono Mountains 150 field have not made a series start at Pocono. History bodes well for the first-timers as three of the four race winners won in their first start at the track.
Congratulations 2015 Champ Kyle Busch
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