NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Talladega Race Info, Links and News

THE RACE: Fred's 250

TRACK: Talladega Superspeedway

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 1:22 pm/et

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #18 of 22 for the 2014 season

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Race / Track Info

  • Race Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014

  • Title Sponsor: Fred's 250 powered by Coca-Cola
  • Start Time: 1:22pm/et
  • 2013 Winner: Johnny Sauter
  • 2013 Pole: Jeb Burton
  • Track Layout: 2.66 Miles
  • Length: 94 Laps, 250.04 Miles
  • Degree of Banking in Corners: 33 degrees
  • Degree of Banking on Straights: Front - 16.5 degrees; Back - 2 degrees
  • Length of Frontstretch 4,300 feet
  • Length of Backstretch: 4,000 feet


Television Coverage/TV Team

  • TV: Fox Sports 1

    Friday, October 17
    Qualifying: 5:30 PM ET

  • TV: Fox Sports

    Saturday, October 18
    Pre-race: 12:30 PM ET
    Race: 1:00 PM ET

  • In the Booth: Adam Alexander, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip
  • Pit Reporters: Ray Dunlap, Hermie Sadler, Bob Dillner


Radio Coverage


Event Schedule

    Thursday, October 16

    10:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
    10:30 AM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
    11:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
    5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
    7:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES

    Friday, October 17

    7:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
    7:30 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
    8:30 AM 10:30 AM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
    2:30 PM 3:30 PM NCWTS Autograph Session
    4:45 PM (5:45 PM) NCWTS QUALIFYING
    5:00 PM NCWTS & NSCS REGISTRATION CLOSES
    7:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES

    Saturday, October 18

    8:00 AM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
    9:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
    9:00 AM 11:00 AM NCWTS Minors Admitted into Garage Area*
    9:30 AM NCWTS SPOTTERS MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
    10:00 AM NCWTS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
    11:30 AM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTION-SECURITY CLEAR PIT ROAD
    12:00 PM (1:00 PM) NCWTS RACE (94 LAPS, 250.04 MILES)
    12:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES


RACE INFORMATION....news and links

  • Peters wins at Talladega: #17-Timothy Peters won the Fred's 250 at the Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday. It was his first win of 2014 and the 8th of his career. #32-Tayler Malsam finished second followed by: #23-Spencer Gallagher, pole sitter #19-Tyler Reddick, #29-Ryan Blaney, #51-Erik Jones, #84-Chris Fontaine, #05-John Wes Townley, #54-Bubba Wallace, and #8-Joe Nemechek. Points leader #88-Matt Crafton finished 14th.
    There were 6 caution flags for 22 laps and 18 lead changes among 9 leaders.
    Complete results are on the Talladega race results page (pdf).(10-18-2014)
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Talladega Race & Points Report (pdf). (10-18-2014)

  • Talladega Race Fast Facts:
    Timothy Peters won the 9th Annual fred's 250 Powered by Coca-Cola, his eighth victory in 180 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first victory and 10th top-10 finish in 2014.
    This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in six races at Talladega Superspeedway.
    Tayler Malsam (second) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Talladega Superspeedway. It is his fifth top-10 finish in 2014.
    Spencer Gallagher (third) posted his first top-10 finish at Talladega Superspeedway.
    Tyler Reddick (fourth) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 16 points over Ryan Blaney.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(10-18-2013)

  • Driver standings following Talladega:
    1) #88-Matt Crafton, 674
    2) #29-Ryan Blaney, 658 -16
    3) #54-Darrell Wallace Jr., 646 -28
    4) #98-Johnny Sauter, 638 -36
    5) #17-Timothy Peters, 597 -77
    6) #21-Joey Coulter, 593 -81
    7) #77-German Quiroga, 574 -100
    8) #31-Ben Kennedy #, 562 -112
    9) #13-Jeb Burton, 555 -119
    10) #9-Ron Hornaday Jr., 494 -180
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(10-18-2014)

  • Owner Standings following Talladega are posted (pdf).(10-18-2014)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Talladega: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none, no one on track a lap or more down.
    Caution 2: #29-Blaney, 5th
    Caution 3: #10-Cobb, 18th
    Caution 4: #6-Benning, 20th
    Caution 5: #6-Benning (2), 20th
    Caution 6: #63-Stenzel, 22nd
    (10-18-2014)


QUALIFYING RESULTS, PRACTICE SPEEDS, ENTRY LIST....news and links

  • Pit stall selections(pdf)
  • Reddick on pole at Talladega #19-Tyler Reddick won the Keystone Light pole award for the Fred's 250 at Talladega Superspeedway with a speed of 186.827mph. #32-Tayler Malsam will start second, followed by #88-Matt Crafton, #98-Johnny Sauter, #29-Ryan Blaney, #51-Erik Jones, #13-Jeb Burton, #8-Joe Nemechek, #05-John Wes Townley, and #15-Mason Mingus.
    Fastest in the second round of qualifying was #51-Erik Jones with a speed of 191.161mph.
    #15-Mason Mingus was quickest in the opening qualifying session at 188.422mph.
    See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(10-17-2014)

  • Talladega Qualifying Notes:
    Tyler Reddick won the Keystone Light 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the 9th Annual fred's 250 Powered by Coca-Cola with a lap of 51.256 seconds, 186.827 mph.
    This is his first pole in 13 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first pole and seventh top-10 start in 2014.
    This is his first pole at Talladega Superspeedway.
    Tayler Malsam (second) posted his third top-10 start of 2014 and his second in two races at Talladega Superspeedway.
    Matt Crafton (third) posted his second top-10 start at Talladega Superspeedway. It is his 13th in 18 races this season.
    Tyler Reddick (first) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    Erik Jones set a new track qualifying record in Round 2 of 3 and fastest qualifying speed in series history at 191.161 mph. Previous fastest qualifying speed in series history was held by Joe Ruttman (187.563 mph) at Daytona.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(10-17-2014)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Talladega Qualifying Rules
  • Qualifying Rules

  • Kennedy fastest in practice: #31-Ben Kennedy was fastest during the first practice at Talladega Superspeedway with a speed of 188.902 mph. #15-Mason Mingus was second, followed by #32-Tayler Malsam, #39-Ryan Sieg, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #9-Ron Hornaday, Jr., #20-Brennan Newberry, #84-Chris Fontaine, #51-Erik Jones, and #8-Joe Nemechek. All of the entered 36 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Talladega practice speeds page (pdf).(10-17-2014)

  • Entry list: There are 36 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Fred's 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. A few notes:
    Milka Duno is in the #1;
    Michael Affarano is in the #03;
    Cody Ware is in the #005;
    Ron Hornaday is in the #9;
    Ryan Ellis is in the #28;
    Daniel Suarez is in the #35;
    Derek White is in the #50;
    TJ Bell is in the #56;
    Clay Greenfield is in the #68;
    Chris Fontaine is in the #84;
    (10-13-2014)
    UPDATE: Ryan Sieg has been added in the #39;
    (10-16-2014)
    UPDATE 2: The #56 of TJ Bell has withdrawn;
    (10-17-2014)
    See the complete list on the Talladega entry list page.


Goodyear Tire Notes

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 18 - Fred's 250 Talladega Superspeedway (2.66-mile oval) - Talladega, Ala. Fast Facts for October 17-18, 2014

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Superspeedway Radials

    Set limits: Camping World Truck: 4 sets for the event

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4596; Right-side -- D-4600

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.99 in. (2,235 mm); Right-side -- 88.50 in. (2,248 mm)

    Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi; Right Front -- 55 psi; Right Rear -- 50 psi

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 27 psi; Left Rear -- 27 psi; Right Front -- 50 psi; Right Rear -- 50 psi

    Notes: While teams in both NASCAR series in action at Talladega this weekend will run the same left-side tire code (D-4596), they will run distinct right-side codes . . . in Camping World Truck, this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires they ran at Talladega last October . . . in addition, teams in all three of NASCAR's top series ran this tire set-up at Daytona throughout 2014 . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Talladega . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News & Notes

    'Dega Double Duty For Ryan Blaney

    Ryan Blaney will log enough mileage this weekend to drive from Charlotte to Miami. He's not going on vacation though.

    The 20-year-old is running double-duty duty at Talladega Superspeedway, NASCAR's largest track, racing 282 laps and 750 miles as he attempts to make a last-ditch effort for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship and play spoiler in his second-career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start.

    For his first task of the weekend, Blaney will pilot his No. 29 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford F-150 in the Fred's 250 Powered by Coca-Cola on Saturday (1 p.m. on FOX). Currently third in the NCWTS standings, Blaney will try to close the 27-point deficit separating him from leader Matt Crafton. He claims finishes of sixth and 21st in his two-career starts at Talladega.

    Blaney will get one night of rest before he hits the pavement at Talladega again in the NSCS GEICO 500 on Sunday (2 p.m. on ESPN). He will look to improve on his 27th-place effort in his first-ever NSCS start at Kansas in May and potentially steal the win from some Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup hopefuls.

    The 2012 NASCAR Next alum better get used to having so much seat time. Talladega is the first of three double-duty weekends at the final five race venues of the season for Blaney, who will compete in both the NCWTS and NASCAR Nationwide Series events at Texas and Phoenix.

    Darrell Wallace Jr. Returns To Sweet Home Alabama

    Darrell Wallace Jr. hopes the "skies are so blue" this weekend as the Alabama native returns to his home track of Talladega Superspeedway for the Fred's 250 Powered by Coca-Cola.

    Fourth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings, the 20-year-old currently rides a streak of consecutive runner-up finishes in his last two starts at Las Vegas and New Hampshire. Even with those results, Wallace has barely been able to gain ground on standings leader Matt Crafton, who finished third behind him in both races.

    Wallace trails Crafton by 33 points in the standings and expressed his frustration with catching him in the Las Vegas post-race press conference when Crafton was asked about his outlook for Talladega.

    "Don't worry. (Crafton will) finish right behind the guy who's trying to beat him in points," Wallace jokingly interjected.

    The No. 54 Kyle Busch Motorsports driver will make his second-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Talladega after finishing 17th in his first appearance there last year.

    On the season, Wallace owns two wins, seven top fives and 10 top 10s in 17 starts. He boasts a season-to-date 106.8 Driver Rating - the highest in the NCWTS.

    Fun fact: Despite hailing from Mobile, Alabama, Wallace does not support the Alabama or Auburn football teams. Instead he is a huge fan of the University of Tennessee, where his mother, Desiree (Gillispie) Wallace ran track from 1983-84.

    Mexico well-represented at Talladega; Suarez to debut

    Two veterans of the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series - the No. 1 form of motorsports in Mexico - will take their talents to Talladega Saturday where they will try to tame the tumultuous 2.66-mile track in the Fred's 250 Powered by Coca-Cola.

    Series regular German Quiroga will attempt to capture his first-career victory on the circuit, while NASCAR Next and Drive for Diversity alumnus Daniel Suarez will aim to turn some heads in his trucks debut.

    Quiroga, a Mexico City native, has enjoyed a breakout season in his second full-time NCWTS campaign. The 34-year-old ranks sixth in the series standings and claims three top-five and nine top-10 finishes - both higher than his totals from last year. Despite his success, Quiroga is still hunting for his elusive first checkered flag. He nearly got a taste of Victory Lane in August at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park where Ryan Blaney edged him out for the win by a mere 0.049 seconds - the second-closest finish at a road course in NASCAR national series history. Prior to running a full-time NCWTS schedule, Quiroga made his name in the NMTS where he ranks as the only three-time champion (2009-11).

    Suarez, from Monterrey, Mexico, will pilot the No. 35 Win-Tron Racing Toyota in his third NASCAR national series start. He has competed in two NASCAR Nationwide Series races this season, finishing 19th at Richmond in April and 15th at Chicagoland in September. The 22-year-old boasts five wins in the NMTS this season and trails Abraham Calderon by five points for the standings lead with two races remaining. Next year, he will race full-time for Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and run part-time for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NCWTS.

  • Additional Talladega Camping World Truck Series Race Info:
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    ESPN.com
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