Race Date:Sunday, August 31, 2014
TV: Fox Sports 1
Sunday, August 31
Pre-race: 1:00 PM ET
Race: 1:30 PM ET
Friday, August 29
12:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
1:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
2:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
7:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES
Saturday, August 30
7:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
8:30 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDON DRAWING
9:30 AM 10:30 AM NCWTS PRACTICE
11:35 AM 1:00 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
1:45 PM 2:45 PM NCWTS Autograph Session
5:00 PM NCATS & NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
5:40 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING
7:00 PM NCATS & NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES
Sunday, August 31
8:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
8:00 AM 11:00 AM Minor's Admitted into NASCAR Garage Area*
9:30 AM NCWTS DRIVERS & CREW CHIEFS MEETING (TENT)
1:00 PM NCWTS DRIVERS INTRODUCTION-SECURITY -CLEAR PIT ROAD
1:30 PM NCWTS RACE (64 LAPS, 157.37 MILES)
2:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
Blaney wins at Canada: #29-Ryan Blaney won the Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park road course on Sunday, beating out second place finisher #77-German Quiroga by 0.049 seconds. He was followed by: #51-Erik Jones, #20-Gray Gaulding, #53-Andrew Ranger, #88-Matt Crafton, #9-Brennan Newberry, #98-Johnny Sauter, #00-Cole Custer, #17-Timothy Peters.
There were 2 caution flags for 6 laps and 8 lead changes among 7 leaders.
#19-Alex Tagliani started the race from the pole after setting a new event record in qualifying. He led 7 laps and finished 16th.
Complete results are on the Canada race results page (pdf).(8-31-2014)
Canada Race Fast Facts:
Ryan Blaney won the 2nd Annual Chevrolet Silverado 250, his third victory in 45 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his first victory and 10th top-10 finish in 2014.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in two races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
German Quiroga (second) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
It is his ninth top-10 finish in 2014.
Erik Jones (third) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Gray Gaulding (fourth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Johnny Sauter leads the point standings by 7 points over Matt Crafton.
Driver standings following Canada:
1) #98-Johnny Sauter, 524
2) #88-Matt Crafton, 517, -7
3) #29-Ryan Blaney, 511, -13
4) #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., 486, -38
5) #77-German Quiroga, 476, -48
6) #30-Ron Hornaday, 460, -64
7) #21-Joey Coulter, 456, - 68
8) #17-Timothy Peters, 448, -76
9) #31-Ben Kennedy, 441, -83
10) #13-Jeb Burton, 420, -104
See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(8-21-2014)
Owner Standings following Bristol are posted (pdf).(8-31-2014)
Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Canada: (and their finish)
Caution 1: #21-Joey Coulter, 13th
Caution 2: #35-Mason Mingus, 14th
Tagliani on pole at Canada: #19-Alex Tagliani won the Keystone Light pole award for the Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park with a speed of 109.889mph.
#20-Gray Gaulding will start second, followed by #51-Erik Jones, #77-German Quiroga, #00-Cole Custer, #53-Andrew Ranger, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #88-Matt Crafton, #17-Timothy Peters, and #32-Cameron Hayley.
#19-Alex Tagliani was quickest in the opening qualifying session at 108.906mph.
See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(8-30-2014)
Canada Qualifying Notes:
Alex Tagliani(i) won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 2nd Annual Chevrolet Silverado 250 with a lap of 80.558 seconds, 109.889 mph, which is a new track qualifying record. The previous record of 109.189 mph was set by James Buescher in 2013.
This is his first pole in one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2014.
This is his first pole in one races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Gray Gaulding (second) posted his third top-10 start of 2014 and his first in one races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Erik Jones (third) posted his first top-10 start at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. It is his sixth in seven races this season.
Gray Gaulding (second) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(8-30-2014)
Ranger fastest in final practice: #53-Andrew Ranger was quickest during happy hour for the Chevrolet Silverado 250 with a speed of 109.614mph. He was followed by #77-German Quiroga, #00-Cole Custer, #29-Ryan Blaney, #20-Gray Gaulding, 19-Alex Tagliani, #88-Matt Crafton, #51-Erik Jones, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., and #98-Johnny Sauter. 27 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Canada practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(8-30-2014)
Quiroga fastest in practice: #77-German Quiroga was fastest during the first practice at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park with a speed of 108.967 mph. #9-Brennan Newberry was second, followed by #19-Alex Tagliani, #20-Gray Gaulding, #13-Jeb Burton, #29-Ryan Blaney, #17-Timothy Peters, #53-Andrew Ranger, #31-Ben Kennedy, and #21-Joey Coulter. 26 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Canada practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(8-30-2014)
Entry list: There are 29 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Sunday's Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. A few notes:
Ray Courtemanche Jr. is in the #07;
Alex Tagliani is in the #19;
Cameron Hayley is in the #32;
Andrew Ranger is in the #53;
UPDATE: The 30 of Hornaday has been withdrawn. BJ McLeod is now entered in the #08;
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Race No. 14 - Chevrolet Silverado 250 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (2.459-mile road course) - Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada Fast Facts for August 30-31, 2014
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Road Course Radials
Set limits: 4 sets for the event
Tire Code: D-4590 (same on all four tire positions)
Tire Circumference: 88.58 in. (2,250 mm)
Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front -- 23 psi; Right Front -- 23 psi; Left Rear -- 20 psi; Right Rear -- 20 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 22 psi; Right Front -- 20 psi; Left Rear -- 17 psi; Right Rear -- 17 psi
Notes: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will run the same Goodyear tire code (D-4590) on all four tire positions at Mosport . . . this is the same tire code truck teams ran at this track in 2013 . . . they have also run this tire on the right-side of the truck at Martinsville earlier this season and twice last season . . . as on all NASCAR road courses, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Mosport.
Wet Weather Tires: Goodyear will also bring its wet weather radials (D-4215) to Mosport for use by Camping World Truck teams, should NASCAR decide that conditions warrant . . . NASCAR Nationwide Series teams ran in the wet at Road America earlier this season.
Fountain Of Youth
Last season's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series visit to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario proved to be a battle of the sport's young blood with Chase Elliot (17 years and nine months) shaking off Ty Dillon (21 years and six months) on the final lap to become the youngest winner in NASCAR national series history - a record broken two months later by NASCAR Next member Erik Jones (17 years, five months, nine days).
Sunday's Chevrolet Silverado 250 (1:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1) could make history once again as John Hunter Nemechek (17 years and two months) and NASCAR Next prospects Gray Gaulding (16 years and six months) and Cole Custer (16 years and seven months) have a shot to break the record for youngest race winner.
Nemechek and Custer turned in strong performances at Bristol, finishing sixth and eighth respectively. Both drivers have placed in the top 10 in their last three truck appearances and seem poised to clinch their first national series victories. Gaulding has yet to record a top-10 finish in five truck series starts, but has flashed his potential on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East series where he ranks fifth in the standings.
A plus for the young drivers of the NCWTS, Canada is a stand-alone event. In four stand-alone races this season, three of the winners have been under 21.
Canada will be well represented in the Chevrolet Silverado 250 (1:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1) as native drivers Alex Tagliani, Ray Courtemanche Jr., Cameron Hayley and Andrew Ranger make their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debuts on their home soil.
The four will attempt to become the first Canadian driver to win a NASCAR national series event since Ron Fellows came up victorious in the 2008 NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. Fellows, who also happens to co-own CTMP, boasts the only two victories from a Canadian driver in NCWTS action - his last coming in 1999 in the Bully Hill Vineyards 150 at Watkins Glen. With a checkered flag, one of the Canadians can join Fellows (six wins) and one-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race-winner Earl Ross as the third native driver to place first in a NASCAR national series event.
Each competitor brings plenty of NASCAR experience to his first race. Calgary native and former NASCAR Next member Hayley ranks second in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East driver standings, while Montreal resident Tagliani has two NASCAR Nationwide Series starts this season. Courtemanche, also from Montreal, is a familiar name in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series with five starts on the circuit this year, including the season-opener in Bowmanville. The 27-year-old Ranger, who calls Quebec home, has the most NASCAR national series experience among the four with 17 Nationwide appearances and one Sprint Cup start. In 2014, he's been racing a full NASCAR Canadian Tire Series schedule, sitting third in the points standings. Last season marked the NCWTS' inaugural visit to Canada - its first road course event since 2000.
"It's always been a dream of mine to run in one of NASCAR's top-three series, and I can't believe I'm finally getting the chance to live that dream," Hayley said. "Having my first truck series start in a place I consider 'home' is everything I could've ever hoped for."
Kyle Busch Motorsports Drivers Hit Canada
After a slow start to the season, Darrell Wallace Jr. is rocketing up the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings. Behind the strength of two wins and two runner-up finishes, Wallace has scored more points, 318, than any other driver in the NCWTS' last eight races. The surge has helped the 20-year-old move from 11th in the points rankings leaving the fifth race of the season at Dover to fifth after the most recent event at Bristol. Current standings leader Johnny Sauter's 303 points are the second-most tallied in the series over the last eight events.
"We definitely have momentum on our side following some strong runs the last few weeks in our No. 54 Toyota Tundra," Wallace said. "I'm pumped to get back to Canada, turn left and right, and hopefully leave with some hardware to add to this year's finishes."
Joining Wallace north of the border is his Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Erik Jones - the youngest driver (17 years, five months, nine days) to ever win a NASCAR national series race.
At Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Jones will take a crack at his first road race and gun for his second win of the season (his first came at Iowa in July).
"I've been looking forward to making my first start on a road course for a long time and now that I'm finally getting the chance, I think it is going to be pretty fun," Jones said. "It's always tough going into a new situation in a race car, but I attended the Ron Fellows school and that helped out a lot."
Hayley Set For Camping World Truck Series Debut
NASCAR Next alumnus Cameron Hayley will make his national series debut in the Chevrolet Silverado 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, becoming the 22nd driver in the program's four year history to race in one of NASCAR's three national series. Hayley, a Calgary, Alberta, Canada, native is currently second in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship standings.
For the second consecutive year, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 will compete in a combination weekend with the Camping World Truck Series when it runs the Pinty's Presents the Clarington 200 at CTMP. Current points leader L.P. Dumoulin is the defending winner of this event and J.R. Fitzpatrick won the season-opener for the series at CTMP in May.
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will make its second visit to Kern County Raceway Park this weekend for the Bakersfield 150 presented by GPS. Points leader Greg Pursley won the spring race from the pole and returns to the track with a 25-point advantage over second-place NASCAR Next driver Dylan Lupton. Pursley also won the inaugural event at Kern County last year.
George Brunnhoelzl III and the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour return to Langley Speedway for the second time this season in the Bayport Credit Union 150. The three-time defending champion won the spring race while NASCAR Next driver and defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Ryan Preece set a new track record in qualifying. Preece will return to compete again at the .396-mile track on Saturday, his eighth event with the Southern Tour.
Congratulations 2015 Champ Kyle Busch
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