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

THE RACE:Lucas Oil 150

TRACK: Phoenix International Raceway

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 8:48 pm/et

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #21 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: Friday, November 7, 2014

  • Title Sponsor: Lucas Oil
  • Start Time: 8:48pm/et
  • 2013 Winner: Erik Jones
  • 2013 Pole: Ross Chastain
  • Track Layout: 1 Mile
  • Length: 150 Laps, 150 Miles
  • Degree of Banking in Corners: 11 degrees - 1-2; 9 degrees - 3-4
  • Degree of Banking on Straights: Front - 3 degrees; Back - 9 degrees
  • Length of Frontstretch: 1,179 feet
  • Length of Backstretch: 1,551 feet

Television Coverage/TV Team

  • TV: Fox Sports 1

    Friday, November 7
    Qualifying: 4:30 PM
    Race: 8:30 PM ET

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

Radio Coverage

Event Schedule

    Thursday, November 6

    1:00 PM 1:55 PM NCWTS PRACTICE


    Friday, November 7

    12:30 PM 1:30 P Autograph Session
    2:45 PM (4:45 PM) NCWTS QUALIFYING
    6:30 PM (8:30 PM) NCWTS RACE (150 LAPS,150 MILES)

RACE and links

  • Jones wins at Phoenix: #51-Erik Jones won the Lucas Oil 150 at the Phoenix International Raceway on Friday after the race was called on lap 126 of the scheduled 150 due to power outage issues. Points leader #88-Matt Crafton finished second followed by: #00-Cole Custer, #29-Ryan Blaney, #32-Ben Rhodes, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #14-Austin Dillon, #98-Johnny Sauter, #19-Tyler Reddick. There were 7 caution flags for 48 laps, 2 red flag periods, and 2 lead changes among 2 leaders.
    #51-Jones started from the pole and led 114 laps before being declared the winner.
    #88-Crafton leads #29-Blaney by 25 points entering the season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where he can clinch his second championship by finishing 21st or better.
    Complete results are on the Phoenix race results page (pdf).(11-7-2014)

  • Phoenix Race Fast Facts:
    Erik Jones won the 20th Annual Lucas Oil 150, his fourth victory in 17 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his third victory and eighth top-10 finish in 2014.
    This is his second victory and second top-10 finish in two races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    This is Kyle Busch Motorsports' 13th victory of 2014, a single-season NASCAR Camping World Truck Series record.
    Matt Crafton (second) posted his 10th top-10 finish in 14 races at Phoenix International Raceway. It is his 16th top-10 finish in 2014.
    Cole Custer (third) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 25 points over Ryan Blaney.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(11-7-2013)

  • Driver standings following Phoenix:
    1) #88-Matt Crafton, 798
    2) #29-Ryan Blaney, 773 -25
    3) #54-Darrell Wallace Jr., 752 -46
    4) #98-Johnny Sauter, 739 -59
    5) #17-Timothy Peters, 705 -93
    6) #21-Joey Coulter, 659 -139
    7) #77-German Quiroga, 654 -144
    8), #31-Ben Kennedy #, 652 -146
    9) #13-Jeb Burton 648 -150
    10) #15-Mason Mingus #, 530 -268
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(11-7-2014)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Phoenix: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none
    Caution 2: #50-Jordan Anderson, 24th
    Caution 3: #36-Tyler Tanner, 21st
    Caution 4: #36-Tyler Tanner, 21st
    Caution 5#36-Tyler Tanner, 21st
    Caution 6: #31-Ben Kennedy, 11th
    Caution 7: #19-Tyler Reddick, 10th
    Caution 8: #33-Brandon Jones, 12th


  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Jones on pole at Phoenix: #51-Erik Jones won the eystone Light 21 Means 21 pole for the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway with a speed of 135.532 mph. Points leader, #88-Matt Crafton will start second. He will be followed by: #31-Ben Kennedy, #32-Ben Rhodes, #21-Joey Coulter, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #19-Tyler Reddick, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #17-Timothy Peters, #9-Brennan Newberry, and #14-Austin Dillon.
    #51-Jones was quickest in the opening qualifying session at 134.253 mph.
    See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(11-7-2014)

  • Phoenix Qualifying Notes:
    Erik Jones won the Keystone Light 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the 20th Annual Lucas Oil 150 with a track qualifying record lap of 26.562 seconds, 135.532 mph. The previous record was set by Nelson Piquet Jr. in 2012 (134.439 mph/26.778).
    This is his second pole in 17 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his second pole and ninth top-10 start in 2014.
    This is his first pole in two races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    Matt Crafton (second) posted his 16th top-10 start of 2014 and his ninth in 14 races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    Ben Kennedy (third) posted his first top-10 start at Phoenix International Raceway. It is his ninth in 21 races this season.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-7-2014)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Jones fastest in final practice: #51-Erik Jones was fastest in final practice for the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway with a speed of 134.509 mph. He was followed by #13-Jeb Burton, #00-Cole Custer, #31-Ben Kennedy, #9-Brennan Newberry, #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #88-Matt Crafton, #29-Ryan Blaney, #14-Austin Dillon, #32-Ben Rhodes. 34 drivers are entered for the event and all 34 practiced in practice. Multiple trucks made contact with the wall during the session, including #77-German Quiroga, who will go to a back-up truck. See complete results on the Phoenix practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(11-6-2014)

  • Wallace fastest in first practice: #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr. was fastest during opening practice at Phoenix International Raceway with a speed of 131.569 mph. #29-Ryan Blaney was second, followed by #88-Matt Crafton, #77-German Quiroga, #13-Jeb Burton, #51-Erik Jones, #19-Tyler Reddick, #98-Johnny Sauter, #00-Cole Custer, and #9-Brennan Newberry. 29 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Phoenix practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(11-6-2014)

  • Entry list: There are 35 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Friday's Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway. A few notes:
    Cole Custer in the #00;
    John Hunter Nemechek in the #8;
    Austin Dillon in the $13;
    Ben Rhodes in the #32;
    Brandon Jones in the #33;
    Ross Chastain in the #35;
    Tyler Tanner in the #36;
    Matt Tifft in the #45;
    Wendell Chavous in the #74;
    Jody Knowles in the #80;
    UPDATE: Akinori Ogata will be in the #35;
    UPDATE 2: Jordan Anderson will be in the #50;
    See the complete list on the Phoenix entry list page.

Goodyear Tire Notes

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 21 -- Lucas Oil 150 Phoenix International Raceway (1.0-mile oval) - Avondale, Ariz.

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials

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

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4612; Right-side -- D-4594

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.52 in. (2,223 mm); Right-side -- 88.43 in. (2,246 mm)

    Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front -- 26 psi; Left Rear -- 26 psi; Right Front -- 36 psi; Right Rear -- 36 psi

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 14 psi; Left Rear -- 14 psi; Right Front -- 34 psi; Right Rear -- 32 psi

    Notes: Teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series will run the same tire codes at Phoenix this week . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that NASCAR teams have run at this track since November 2013 . . . this left-side tire code (D-4612) was introduced at Phoenix last November, while this right-side code (D-4594) debuted at the track in March 2013 . . . Phoenix is the only track at which either of these two tire codes will be run in 2014 . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Phoenix.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News & Notes

    Phoenix And Homestead: The Final Countdown

    It's down to the seasoned veteran versus the rising star in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship battle.

    With just two races left, defending champion Matt Crafton leads Ryan Blaney by 23 points heading into the Lucas Oil 150.

    No matter the outcome at Homestead, at least one championship record will be set. Crafton would be the first back-to-back champion in the 20-year history of the NCWTS, while Blaney would be the series' youngest champion at 20 years, 10 months and 14 days.

    Before heading to Miami, the two drivers will make a stop at Phoenix International Raceway for Friday's Lucas Oil 150 (8:30 p.m. on FOX Sports 1). Both have performed well at the one-mile tri-oval located in the Sonoran Desert. Blaney boasts two top-10 finishes in as many starts, while Crafton claims four top-five and nine top-10 showings in 13 races at Phoenix. Neither has won there.

    True to his word since he took the standings lead, Crafton maintains he is still more concerned with wins than points.

    "I'm not worried about points," said Crafton after his fifth-place finish at Texas. "We're going for a win at Phoenix, it's kind of a home track for me. We've been there a ton, and have a new truck so we're really looking forward to it."

    Though unlikely, there is a mathematical possibility that Crafton clinches the championship at Phoenix. If he leaves Phoenix with a 48-point lead over Ryan Blaney, Crafton will lock up the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title.

    Erik Jones Returns To Site Of First Win

    NASCAR Next driver Erik Jones burst onto the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series scene last season, becoming the youngest national series winner at Phoenix in only his fifth career start.

    Although the record has since been broken (Cole Custer, 16 years, 7 months, 28 days at New Hampshire), Jones continues to perform at a high level, earning two victories and seven top-10 finishes in 11 races this season.

    The Michigan native returns to the site of his first win on Friday (8:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports) where he hopes to cap off his final race of the season in Victory Lane.

    Jones enters the race riding a streak of six consecutive top-10 finishes, including a fourth-place showing in his last start at Martinsville. He boasts an average finish of 4.5 through the six-race stretch.

    On the line for Jones is a second consecutive owner title for the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 51 Toyota Tundra. The 18-year-old will attempt to further the KBM truck's 12-point lead over ThorSport Racing's No. 88 in the NCWTS owner standings.

    Future Looks Bright For Custer, Gaulding And Nemechek

    While their peers will be getting ready for homecoming or stressing over exams, Cole Custer, 16, Gray Gaulding, 17, and John Hunter Nemechek, 17, will close out their first seasons running part-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series slates Friday at Phoenix International Raceway (8:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1).

    Only approved to run at tracks 1.25 miles or less due to age restrictions, the three youngsters have more than held their own this season on the high-octane circuit. The trio has earned a combined 11 top-10 finishes with Custer also winning his first career race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In the process, Custer - at 16 years, 7 months, 28 days - became the youngest winner in NASCAR national series history.

    Of the three drivers, Nemechek is the only one with a previous NCWTS start at Phoenix. He finished 21st at the one-mile tri-oval last fall. Custer and Gaulding both boast one victory each in NASCAR K&N Pro Series West action at Phoenix.

    Both Gaulding and Custer will also race in Thursday night's NASCAR K&N Pro Series West finale at Phoenix.

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