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

THE RACE:Kroger 200

TRACK: Martinsville Speedway

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 1:46 pm/et

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #19 of 22 for the 2014 season


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Race/Track Info | TV Coverage | Radio Coverage | Event Schedule |
Race Rundown/Results | Entry/Practice/Qualifying | Goodyear Notes | News & Notes

Race / Track Info

  • Race Date: Saturday,October 25, 2014
  • Title Sponsor: Kroger 200
  • Start Time: 1:46 PM ET
  • 2013 Winner: Darrell Wallace, Jr.
  • 2013 Pole: Denny Hamlin
  • Length: 150 Laps, 131.5 Miles
  • Track Layout: .526-mile oval
  • Degree of Banking in Corners: 12 degrees
  • Degree of Banking on Straights: 0 degrees
  • Length of Frontstretch: 800 feet
  • Length of Backstretch: 800 feet

Television Coverage/TV Team

  • TV: Fox Sports 1

    Friday, October 24
    Practice: 1:30 PM ET
    Final practice: 3:00 PM ET
    Saturday, October 25
    Qualifying: 10:00 AM
    Pre-race: 1:00 PM ET
    Race: 1:30 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 23

    Friday, October 24
    1:40 PM 2:30 PM NCWTS PRACTICE


    Saturday, October 25
    1:30 PM NCWTS RACE (200 LAPS, 105.2 MILES)

RACE and links

  • Wallace wins at Martinsville: #34-Darrell Wallace, Jr. started from the pole and won the Kroger 200 at the Martinsville Speedway on Saturday. Wallace, running a special #34 paint scheme in honor of 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Wendell Scott, earned his fourth career Truck Series win. #17-Timothy Peters finished second followed by: points leader #88-Matt Crafton, #51-Erik Jones, #29-Ryan Blaney, #19-Tyler Reddick, #98-Johnny Sauter, #0-Matt Tifft, #32-Alex Guenette, and #77-German Quiroga.
    There were 11 caution flags for 71 laps and 9 lead changes among 5 leaders.
    Complete results are on the Martinsville race results page (pdf).(10-25-2014)

  • Martinsville Race Fast Facts:
    Darrell Wallace Jr., who was running a special paint scheme honoring NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Wendell Scott, won the 16th Annual Kroger 200, his fourth victory in 41 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his third victory and 12th top-10 finish in 2014.
    This is his second victory and fourth top-five finish in four races at Martinsville Speedway.
    This is Toyota's record-breaking 12th victory at Martinsville Speedway. It is also Toyota's 15th win this season, matching its single-season high (2010).
    Timothy Peters (second) posted his 12th top-10 finish in 18 races at Martinsville Speedway. It is his 11th top-10 finish in 2014.
    Matt Crafton (third) posted his 14th top-10 finish in 26 races at Martinsville Speedway.
    Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 18 points over Ryan Blaney.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(10-25-2013)

  • Driver standings following Martinsville:
    1) #88-Matt Crafton, 716
    2) #29-Ryan Blaney, 698 -18
    3) #54-Darrell Wallace Jr., 694 -22
    4) #98-Johnny Sauter, 676 -40
    5) #17-Timothy Peters, 639 -77
    6) #77-German Quiroga, 608 -108
    7) #21-Joey Coulter, 607 -109
    8) #31-Ben Kennedy #, 590 -126
    9) #13-Jeb Burton, 597 -129
    10) #9-Ron Hornaday Jr., 494 -222
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(10-25-2014)

  • Owner Standings following Martinsville are posted (pdf).(10-25-2014)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Martinsville: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none
    Caution 2: #82-Cody Erickson, 23rd
    Caution 3: #63-Justin Jennings, 35th
    Caution 4: #6-Norm Benning, 25th
    Caution 5: #02-Tyler Young, 19th
    Caution 6: #23-Max Gresham, 22nd
    Caution 7: #86-Brandon Brown, 24th
    Caution 8: #08-Camden Murphy, 21st
    Caution 9: #07-Enrique Contreras, 20th
    Caution 10: #82-Cody Erickson, 23rd
    Caution 11: #08-Camden Murphy, 21st


  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Wallace on pole at Martinsville: #34-Darrell Wallace, Jr. will start from the pole for the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 96.224mph. #17-Timothy Peters will start second, followed by #88-Matt Crafton, #00-Cole Custer, #29-Ryan Blaney, #20-Gray Gaulding, #98-Johnny Sauter, #77-German Quiroga, #13-Jeb Burton, and #19-Tyler Reddick.
    #13-Jeb Burton was quickest in the opening qualifying session at 96.122mph.
    Did Not Qualify: #93-Dustin Hapka and #87-Charles Buchanan, Jr.
    See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(10-25-2014)

  • Martinsville Qualifying Notes:
    Darrell Wallace Jr. won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 16th Annual Kroger 200 with a lap of 19.679 seconds, 96.224 mph.
    This is his third pole in 41 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his second pole and 13th top-10 start in 2014.
    This is his first pole in four races at Martinsville Speedway.
    Timothy Peters (second) posted his 13th top-10 start of 2014 and his 13th in 18 races at Martinsville Speedway.
    Matt Crafton (third) posted his 12th top-10 start at Martinsville Speedway. It is his 14th in 19 races this season.
    Gray Gaulding (sixth) was the fastest qualifying rookie
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(10-24-2014)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Wallace fastest in final practice: #34-Darrell Wallace, Jr. was fastest in final practice for the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 95.888mph. He was followed by # 88-Matt Crafton, #51-Erik Jones, #00-Cole Custer, #17-Timothy Peters, #98-Johnny Sauter, #13-Jeb Burton, #77-German Quiroga, #21-Joey Coulter, and #20-Gray Gaulding. 37 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Martinsville practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(10-24-2014)

  • Blaney fastest in first practice: #29-Ryan Blaney was fastest during opening practice at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 95.185mph. #20-Gray Gaulding was second, followed by #33-Brandon Jones, #92-Austin Hill, #98-Johnny Sauter, #32-Alex Guenette, #88-Matt Crafton, #21-Joey Coulter, #77-German Quiroga, and #02-Tyler Young. 38 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Martinsville practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(10-24-2014)

  • Entry list: There are 37 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway. A few notes:
    Matt Tifft is in the #0;
    Cole Custer is in the #00;
    Camden Murphy is in the #08;
    Max Gresham is in the #23;
    Alex Guenette is in the #32;
    Brandon Jones is in the #33;
    Wendell Chavous is in the #74;
    Jody Knowles is in the #80;
    Cody Erickson is in the #82;
    Brandon Brown is in the #86;
    Charles Buchanan Jr. is in the #87;
    Austin Hill is in the #92:
    UPDATE: Enrique Contreras III is now entered in the #07 in place of initial entry BJ McLeod;
    UPDATE 2: Peyton Sellers is entered in the #35, which was TBA;
    UPDATE 3: Dustin Hapka was added in the #93;
    See the complete list on the Martinsville entry list page.

Goodyear Tire Notes

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 19 - Kroger 200 Martinsville Speedway (0.526-mile oval) - Martinsville, Va. Fast Facts for October 24-26, 2014

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Short Track Radials

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

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4588; Right-side -- D-4468

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.5 in. (2,222 mm); Right-side -- 88.6 in. (2,250 mm)

    Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front -- 25 psi; Left Rear -- 25 psi Right Front -- 25 psi; Right Rear -- 25 psi

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 10 psi; Left Rear -- 10 psi; Right Front -- 23 psi; Right Rear -- 22 psi

    Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series will run the same Goodyear tire codes at Martinsville this weekend . . . this is the same left-side tire code (D-4588) that teams ran at this track in April . . . this is a different right-side tire code (D-4468) than the one run at Martinsville this spring, though it has been run at this track before . . . compared to what was run in April, this right-side features a slight compound change to help 'rubber in' the race track . . . Martinsville is the only track at which NASCAR teams have run either of these two tire codes in 2014 . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Martinsville.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News & Notes

    Title Race Tightens With Four To Go
    Nineteen points separated defending champion Matt Crafton from ThorSport teammate Johnny Sauter heading into Talladega Speedway. Now that margin has tightened, but with new faces in the hunt. Former NASCAR Next drivers Ryan Blaney (-16 points) and Darrell Wallace Jr. (-28) loom close behind Crafton, overtaking the second and third spots respectively, following top-10 finishes at the Alabama track.

    Blaney, who led the standings from the end of the Eldora race until his 21st-place showing at Michigan, heads to the Kroger 200 (1:30 p.m. on FOX Sports 1) riding a streak of three top-10 performances. He finished third at Talladega to gain 11 points on Crafton, who took 14th.

    "This is a long (four)-race stretch to Homestead here, and I told our guys, 'If we have weeks like this, we're gonna be right there at Homestead,'" Blaney said.

    Wallace has been one of the hottest drivers in the series after starting the season off slowly. Since the fifth race at Dover, he has climbed from 11th to third in the standings behind the strength of two wins and four runner-up finishes. His 107.4 driver rating is the highest among NCWTS regulars.

    Darrell Wallace Jr. Keeps Championship Hopes Alive
    With four races left in the 2014 season, Darrell Wallace Jr. may be peaking at the right time. In the last four races, Wallace has earned four consecutive top-10 finishes, vaulting from fifth to third in the standings - 28 points behind NASCAR Camping World Truck Series leader Matt Crafton.

    The NASCAR Next and Drive for Diversity alum will try to further cut into Crafton's lead in this Saturday's Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway (1:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1). Wallace captured his first career checkered flag last year at Martinsville where he became the first African-American driver since NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Wendell Scott to win a NASCAR national series race (12/01/63 at Jacksonville).

    Wallace will pay tribute to Scott by driving the No. 34 Toyota Tundra in honor of him. The 20-year-old normally drives the No. 54 truck for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

    "It's an honor to run the No. 34 Toyota Tundra at Martinsville," Wallace said. "I got my first win at Martinsville and the historical significance of that win and to be so close to Wendell Scott's hometown was a really cool bonus to getting my first win. The Scott family has followed my career since I ran the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program for Rev Racing, and I've kept a relationship with the family over the years."

    Homecoming For Burton And Peters
    Virginia natives Timothy Peters and Jeb Burton return home to the Old Dominion State and the track at which it all started for Saturday's Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway (1:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1).

    Both drivers launched their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series careers at the .526-mile oval, Burton making his first ever start in 2012 and Peters in 2005.

    Burton has since earned one win and seven pole awards, including his first pole, at Martinsville in 2013. Meanwhile, Peters, who earned his first victory at Martinsville in 2009, has tallied an additional seven wins and five top-10 finishes in the NCWTS final standings.

    Fresh off a visit to Victory Lane at Talladega, Peters will go for his third straight top-five finish on Saturday. In 17 Martinsville starts, Peters claims five top-five and 11 top-10 finishes. He currently ranks fifth in the series standings.

    ThorSport driver Burton has picked up some momentum lately with two top-10 finishes in his last four starts. He boasts two top-five results in four starts at Martinsville. At the moment, Burton occupies the ninth spot in the NCWTS standings.

    The last Virginia native to win a NCWTS race at Martinsville was Denny Hamlin on Oct. 27, 2012.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Etc.
    Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Ben Kennedy returns to his best track on the circuit, owning an average finish of 3.5 following third and fourth place finishes in two career starts at Martinsville ... Cole Custer, the youngest race winner in NASCAR national series history, is back in action this weekend and will run a special Breast Cancer Awareness paint scheme in support of the annual Ken Schrader Racing PINK Campaign.

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